OMG I remember this , from when I was at the end of my school back in '00 or early 01, i feel a little said that the old site is dead because of adobe... i never liked that company.....
this is TL;DR because of Nostalgia so don't feel bad for not reading the whole thing
i remember I was reading a webcomic on my school computers, ( cant remember which one) that linked to it, this "Drowtales" and "broken saints" were my 3 most visited in those days (Drowtales is still in my top visits tho :)
anyway, this was such a mystery to me for such a long time:
"who made this?"
"what was the goal of this ?"
"what was it trying to say (the in game story and the "moral"of the story)?"
"what else was on that site?"
Since i didn't have access to internet for a LOOONG time i had to rely on Library and Net cafe's but i couldn't find ANYTHING, the comic that linked it was long gone and no one seemed to even be aware of it not even
AOL search Geo Cities and ASK JEEVES (i didn't know about google at the time if you can believe it)
I forgot about it because of IRL stuff but after watching CHILL FUEL's "Perplex City" on youtube, i remembered; and decided to look for it again. though i didn't think i would ever see it again much like a few other indie and flash games i remember from that time, hilariously i accidentally typed vector park on the wrong KB which was open on itch ( the other is a windows machine).
'LO AND BEHOLD' 20 years later.......
:) i cant give a proper review because too much nostalgia for me but,
i feel like this was an early test to see what was possible in terms of flash and creativity on the "early" net .
. it kinda blew my mind back then- it was so different (compared to the AAA's like Mortal Combat, FFVII, Mario bro's.. etc)
the graphics and gameplay were smooth
(not pixely or blocky or laggy common for the time)
it was kinda creepy to tell the truth with no music or constant noise
it has a chill vibe and alternative game play, that might have even been the first of its kind
i've only encountered this style very recently from "big name" indie dev's trying to do something different than "hack/slash/grind"
20 flippian years dude! LMAO anyway, to the creators:
I had fun, thanks
PS: it it cool to tell me WTH was going on now?