Recreating Classic Screensavers for the Web Browser

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I've been fascinated by screensavers since Windows 95. I rarely even used them as screensavers; to me they were entertaining little applications that I would collect and play whenever I felt like it.

This is where I recreate fun old screensavers to work in your browser.

After Dark - Aquatic Realm

After Dark - Aquatic Realm screenshot

This is a recreation of "Aquatic Realm", one of many screensavers in the After Dark package. The images used here are taken from After Dark for DOS v1.0a.

The fish each have two animation frames. I packed all the fish frames into a single spritesheet after extracting them from the DOS application.

Seaweed is randomly placed on the ocean floor on each load.

Bubbles appear randomly from the ocean floor.