Game 9: Line Rider, Game 10: Fantastic Contraption


This begins a new chapter in the 1001 video game journey. The Text adventures have come and gone! It was Fun, but I am glad to move on,  to brighter colors, better graphics and sometimes, mind numbing video game playing.

Don’t get me wrong, the text adventures were a great mental exercise but that many in a row will mess with your head.

So we move on. The next session I have is Online/MMO games! online meaning that they are games that are hosted on web pages across the web.

Game 9: Line Rider.

Line rider is a simple flash game(since moved to silver light as well) The game is as follows. Draw the course, press play and see if the rider can make through the course. Simple enough right? Nah, not really. Who wants to draw an easy course with just bumps and hills? No one. Hence the challenge. You draw crazy tracks and see if your little sled riding buddy can make the course. This all of course run by a physics simulator.

The game was created in 2006 By Bostjan Cadez a Slovenian student. First appeared on Deviant art where it blew up. it has appeared on yahoo, time magazine, Games for Windows The Official magazine and even in a McDonalds Snack Wrap commercial. This game has been updated 2 times since the original once to silver light and then later to incorporate new features. This game though is a bragging rights type of game. It allows you to export the tracks and send them to others or to post them on the webpage for public viewing. It was fun for me for about 20 mins. Then I lost interest.

Game 10: Fantastic Contraption.

This game is another game that uses a physics simulator.  The goal of this game is to create a contraption to move an item into the designated square.

Simple enough right? sometimes, its straight forward, other times, you have to build the most ridiculous contraptions you can think of to climb over/knock over walls. Using the limited parts: Front moving wheel, back moving wheel, manual wheel, wood beam and water beam. believe it or not you can build some crazy stuff with those parts.

The only history i can find on this game is that on January 16, 2009 it made its way into the app store for iphone and was released there by inexile Entertainment. I know thats not where it got its start but thats all they said.

Chachi Says: These games are a perfect way to blow off 15-20 minutes online on break. Give them a shot! http://www.linerider.com and http://www.fantasticcontraption.com you wont be disappointed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: