A downloadable project for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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6 ambient screensavers;

  • 24 hour water
  • plants and lights (stage)
  • type 2 barricades
  • jewel box
  • work lights
  • monopines

The generative video works in this project are opulent artifacts, made to decorate sleeping screens. They are non-repeating, but also predictable; although the landscape of each screensaver is never the same, they do not reward close attention. They are ambient performances for an empty room, or the back of one’s head.

Install instructions;

To run as a Unity application;

Windows, Linux, Mac- download the "menu_screensaver_collection" file. This will let you launch into a menu and select the screensaver you'd like.

To run as a screensaver;

Windows- Download the "autoplay_screensaver_collection_windows.zip" file. Unzip, right click on "concourse.scr" and select install. This will send you to system screensaver settings. This will pick a random screensaver each time it times out. (Hold option when previewing to set quality and size settings.) Hit any key or click the mouse to exit automatically.

Mac- Custom screensavers are tricky on a mac, but I am working on it! Check back in~.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

menu_screensaver_collection_linux.zip 180 MB
menu_screensaver_collection_windows.zip 183 MB
menu_screensaver_collection_mac.app.zip 180 MB
autoplay_screensaver_collection_windows.zip 183 MB

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A dumb question: How do I coax Mojave into using one of these? (Is there a way to use them other than manually boot the app and select on?)

Macs are really not friendly towards custom screensavers- but I'm working on an applescript solution! So far its still pretty buggy, but I'm hopeful I'll get it stabilized enough to package up soon.

I'm looking forward to it! 

(When you do post them, can you outline what you had to do to make it work? I'm curious. I found surprisingly little about custom screen savers for recent OS Xs when I looked.)