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Dark Sand
by Alain Vonck
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52 pages 
17.5 x 24 cm 
Three colour risograph 
with digital centre-section 
Saddle stitch
Second edition of 300 
2017

Dark Sand is Alain Vonck's guide through the hyperreal environments and landscapes of an early multi-user domain game, a precursor to the more commonly known MMORPG (online role-playing game). Medieval structures come head-to-head with glitchy bitmap backdrops and interspersed with passages of text that together form a deconstructed narrative world.

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