Thursday, December 24, 2009
T-Shirt Idea: 8 Bit Australia Historical Game
I had this idea the other day for a T-Shirt design, like one of those text and image role playing games from the late 80's early 90's, but with an Aussie twist, then I realised that in 1990 when I was in year 7, or was it year 8, we used to play this game called Gold Mine or Gold Rush on these BBC computers.
I found the above text from http://gutenberg.net.au/pgaus.html and is from a book by David Carnegie (1871-1900) called Spinifex and Sand. The picture was in created in the wonderfull Microsoft Paint, where I used a picture of the WA landscape mix with a dead horse and an old picture of Bourke and Wills. I painted of these to try and get some sort of 8 bit computer game feel to it. Microsoft Paint is such a basic tool for making things, but sometimes that can lead to making something very creative.