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July 26, 2006

Primeval Metro

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I'm back. I've escaped my imprisonment (and believe me, it was a harrowing experience for all of us). But until I get around to explaining all that (probably in my next post) I'll entertain you with these amazing photos. Where is it? What is it? I don't really know except that it's somewhere deep under the ground in Russia, it looks very old and battered and I'm very sure we're all dying to explore it!

In the meantime, here's some more photos (click to enlarge)...

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Thanks Road Runner!

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Wow, that's a video game waiting to happen, right there...

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Jul 26, 2006 4:48:29 PM

creepy

Posted by: Alli | Jul 26, 2006 7:09:30 PM

Amazing -- though somebody ought to lay off the Highlights/Shadows tool in Photoshop.

Posted by: joe | Jul 27, 2006 6:34:52 AM

The photos were described as of the "deep, dark underground of Russian streets" or something...

I agree with the "deep," but those tunnels seem rather well-lighted.

Posted by: JoelsonCarl | Jul 27, 2006 8:28:38 AM

Robyn, I wanted to ask if you have seen this:

http://www.boingboing.net/2006/07/27/write_on_water_with_.html

I immediately thought of Riven, the image of the letter 'S' in the water evoked the bacteria-laden waters that avoided heat in that famous lagoon puzzle of Riven.

Fantastic, eh?

Maxx

Posted by: Maxx Monde | Jul 27, 2006 12:21:44 PM

Max Monde,

Oh yeah! I saw that but didn't even think of Myst! But that's fascinating how they raise those letters... I love it! Thanks for leaving the link here!

Posted by: Robyn | Jul 27, 2006 12:47:43 PM

And the image morgue on my hard drive swells again. This journal will break me yet.

JoelsonCarl: I think the sense of dark in this case is along the lines of "darkest Africa": not without light, but without knowledge.

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Jul 28, 2006 11:09:08 AM

I just realized what this place is! The Russians employed the Mole-men to construct a vast underground network of tunnels, designed to extend all the way to the Republic of Tinselman (i.e. for the sole purpose of flooding our streets w/ maple syrup) via the tunnels allowing the goo to emerge from street manhole lids etc. Thereby stopping all Tinselanian commerce in its tracks!!! Most clever! Most insidious! I tip my hat to you Mr. Russian. Point, match...

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Jul 31, 2006 5:15:38 AM

Wow! I immediately thought of Riven upon seeing this. This is pretty much the first game I've seen that even comes close to the graphical quality of Riven. The water in that last pic is absolutely stunning. Very realistic reflection.

Can you tell me if this is prerendered or realtime? (I know it probably isn't realtime, but I just can't stop getting my hopes up!)

Posted by: Zach Charland | Aug 1, 2006 10:31:42 AM

If I mention 'trees' 'barking' and 'wrong' in the same sentence, I'm sure you'll get the drift. Any fool with eyes and an intimate knowledge of post-Tzarist Russia knows that this is level -5 of the Great Museum of Sevastapol. This was the auxilary to the repected Iron Castle Museum established by Musrum to memorialize his defeat of the Weedking.

Okay, that was actually pre-post-Tzarist, but few from that time would recognise these barran expanses of featureless tunnel as the sumptuous chambers stuffed with marvels and trophies that were once the glory of GMoS.

Still it does give a jot of credibility to YIK's claims of glimpsing our errant arachnid... I think it is well past time that he told us the full story of his escape.

Posted by: Cog | Sep 6, 2006 5:10:10 AM

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