“Alter Dark allows you to patch NES ROMs in the browser via a REST API.”
November 16, 2017 3:51 PM   Subscribe

Alter Dark is a new project that lets you create your own screensavers out of NES ROMs. It was put together by Rachel Weil, an NES homebrew expert and glitch enthusiast, and recently shown off at NodeConf EU in Dublin. For Weil, it combines two of her favorite things: messing around with NES software and the dated aesthetics of screensavers. The name is also a play on the After Dark software package release in 1989 which consisted of, among other things, a flying toaster screensaver.” API files and code at GitHub. Rachel Weil also discusses how screensavers influenced her work, spurring a years-long obsession with putting screensavers where they don't belong. [YouTube]. [via: Kotaku]
posted by Fizz (4 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
Neeeeeeat. I'm going to have fun with this.

Reminds me of Cory Arcangel's Super Mario Clouds cartridge hack.
posted by ZaphodB at 6:26 PM on November 16, 2017

No, After Dark is a screensaver that put cute little flying toasters on my Mac Plus.
posted by rokusan at 10:12 PM on November 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

(Without it my screen would have burned in with that third level of Dark Castle)
posted by rokusan at 11:55 PM on November 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

Oh this is so cool, thanks for posting this. I’m another one who really misses the glory days of screen savers. Hard to believe how much money people used to spend on them!
posted by machinecraig at 10:05 AM on November 17, 2017

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