Sunday, October 10, 2004

Randomlynx: Virtual Deathtrap

The first military submarine to sink a ship in wartime was the CSS Hunley. Created in the American Civil War, I think the Hunley is the essence of steampunk, only in real-life. The darn thing killed two of its crews, including it's inventor, so it's no surprise it didn't trigger a wave of popularity for submarines. Surprisingly, I found a very cool online virtual simulation of the CSS Hunley at the Sun-Sentinel. The feeling it creates in running it really does capture how terrifying and awkward it must have been inside the original Hunley.

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

INcredible. The site would be cool if it wasn't so frustrating. I keep flooding the cabin before I even get to the ship.
The nightmare ship.
You gotta love SteamPunk though.

Monkey Migraine said...

I did the same thing, but I think it was intentionally frustrating. The real submarine wasn't any less dangerous.