Abandonware

A set of video pieces that use video game engines to explore habits of world-building and world-forgetting.

Abandonware: Jungle

Generative video, endlessly producing virtual jungle in a video game engine, even when there are no players. Disposable worlds, abandoned software, forgotten dreams, lonely monsters and abandoned theme parks. ⁠ ⁠

 

Someone left the tap on.⁠ ⁠

 

A melancholy fantasy of infinite replication and superabundance, of return and redress and replacement. It's rate of generation is actually a good deal slower than current rates of deforestation. Positively glacial compared to the football field of forest that is cut down every second globally.⁠

Above is a short recording of the generated output of the piece.