In the 90’s, during the era of CRT monitors, there were lots of screensavers on the market that helped keep people from ruining their monitors from screen burn-in. One of those screensavers, created by the company Sierra, featured a castaway in a captain’s hat that milled around his desert island and did all kinds of crazy stuff like have dinner with a mermaid, catch random inedible items while fishing, and periodically get terrorized by a shark. The character – and the screensaver’s name – was Johnny Castaway. CRT monitors and the need for screensavers have gone the way of the dinosaur and Sierra has long since abandoned Johnny Castaway to the public domain.
But, he was just to cool a guy and brought too many memorable belly laughs to let him slip into obscurity, so we used him as the inspiration for our character artists when they developed our mascot. Our Johnny CastawayTM will figure heavily into many theming and programmatic components at ZIPStream’s Castaway Canopy Adventure, and we hope, bring an added spark of whimsy and fun to an already exciting and engaging experience. So come and join us in Johnny CastawayTM aerial playground, and maybe, just maybe you might catch a glimpse of Johnny himself!