Quite a while ago, my friends and I got into playing the not-really-legal English beta release of Gainax’s Princess Maker 2, with each of us seeing how well - or how poorly, in most cases - we could raise our distaff digital offspring. This is a screenshot from one of my run-throughs, which, um, I pretty obviously cheated at (there was an independent program to adjust the game’s variables), because getting a decent amount of gold in the game was crazy-hard. Seeing my ersatz daughter’s delight at being able to bare-handedly demolish armored foes while clad in the finest frilly raiments was probably worth it, though.

Quite a while ago, my friends and I got into playing the not-really-legal English beta release of Gainax’s Princess Maker 2, with each of us seeing how well - or how poorly, in most cases - we could raise our distaff digital offspring. This is a screenshot from one of my run-throughs, which, um, I pretty obviously cheated at (there was an independent program to adjust the game’s variables), because getting a decent amount of gold in the game was crazy-hard. Seeing my ersatz daughter’s delight at being able to bare-handedly demolish armored foes while clad in the finest frilly raiments was probably worth it, though.

Test footage for the pre-Gainax Daicon IV short, obtained from a video scavenged from WinMX some years ago. The song is, incidentally, “Hold on Tight” by the Electric Light Orchestra.