1980s Games Arcade
The 1980s was what some people call “The Golden Age of Games” as many of the first games that start it all. The era saw the rapid spread of video arcades across North America, Europe, and Asia. The number of video game arcades in North America, for example, more than doubled between 1980 and 1982 from 4000 to 10,000 which is a pretty large amount due to the newness of games. The original Pac-Man was created in the year 1980 and was an instant favourite and has kept its fans still today. Donkey Kong was then created in 1981 were Mario (the famous character) was first seen. Leading to the creation of Mario Bros in1983. However a very famous game called Frogger was created in 1981. Like the first version of Crossy Road.
1980s clothing styles for men included acid washed jeans, jean jackets, parachute pants, high top shoes and T-shirts. Unless, of course you were in the preppie crowd. Then you wore Izod shirts, probably with the collar up, dress pants and penny loafer shoes. Accessories were big and gaudy. Necklaces were layered on and had large pendants and medallions. Earrings were long and dangly. Purses were huge or small – no reason not to take it to extremes in both directions. Hair for men and women was long, tall and wide. In short, blow dry it out, use a lot of hair spray to hold it and you were good to go.
The period began with the first stone tools, about 750,000 years ago. Some groups of people were still in the stone age into the 20th century. They also killed animals for food and clothing. They used animal skin for their shelters. The Stone Age is divided by archaeologists (people who study relics) into three sections: Paleolithic (“old stone”), Mesolithic (“middle stone”), and Neolithic (“new stone”). Pottery was invented during the Neolithic Stone Age. The next age was the Bronze Age were people found out how to smelt ores for metal.
A good example of 2D animation is The Flintstones Opening Theme which was the intro to the very famous cartoon, The Flintstones created in 1960 and has had 166 episodes which all focused on a Stone Age family and there many problems and everyday activities. The style of the Flintstones is very clear to understand what is happening due to the crispness of the actual characters and the backgrounds. The backgrounds are only 1 layer but give the feeling of depth and make the characters seem as they are actually there and not placed over the top. The outfits and props use I think it a mixture of both modern day times like cars shown in the trailer and also the Stone Age clothing being very simple and only one look (depending on the gender of the character).