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April 30, 2012 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Cube: navigate a rolling ball down streets towards a goal by tilting the entire world, like a cross between a balance-ball game and Katamari Damacy. (Browser with WebGL support required, Chrome recommended at this time). Part of the new Start Here guide to Google Maps.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul (25 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Kind of cool, mostly dumb.
posted by haley_joel_osteen at 10:51 AM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Try updating your browser or installing Google Chrome. Check out what you’re missing."

I just read that in my Chrome browser.
posted by davebush at 10:53 AM on April 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Hey, this is neat! See Also: Super Monkey Ball
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:01 AM on April 30, 2012


Someone needs to do this with godzilla. Catharsis!
posted by Decimask at 11:09 AM on April 30, 2012


I'm going to have to dig up my copy of Katamari. That game was awesome. This...meh...
posted by fzx101 at 11:09 AM on April 30, 2012


I am really tired of games, demos, and other playthings that require me to install Chrome. By now, WebGL sounds like some kind of secret, proprietary software that hides a dark and ominous payload behind a façade of cheerful toys.
posted by Nomyte at 11:09 AM on April 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Unfortunately WebGL doesn't work on Windows XP unless you have a work around that disables the blacklist.
posted by yeti at 11:12 AM on April 30, 2012




The fun cannot be halted!
posted by ChuqD at 11:25 AM on April 30, 2012


I was really hoping it would be this game. The fun cannot be halted!
posted by gamera at 11:26 AM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Did we kill it? Its loading super slow.
posted by modernserf at 11:33 AM on April 30, 2012


Its loading super slow.

Same here.....will come back to this later. Sounds cool.
posted by lampshade at 11:35 AM on April 30, 2012


Ah. One can force Firefox to display this.

1. Open advanced preferences by typing "about:config" into the URL bar.
2. Find the "webgl.force-enabled" option.
3. Double-click to set it to "true."

You should now be set. Don't complain if your browser becomes unstable, such is the price for playing with fire.
posted by Nomyte at 12:01 PM on April 30, 2012


Oh hai we wood laik to sell u google maps play dis game.
posted by entropos at 1:02 PM on April 30, 2012


I had no problem running this in Firefox 12.0
posted by Decimask at 1:31 PM on April 30, 2012


Needs a GTA mode where little flashing marbles chase you.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:37 PM on April 30, 2012


Ran fine and right out of the box, if a little choppy, in FF11.
posted by AwkwardPause at 1:37 PM on April 30, 2012


Doesn't work for me in FF11, and I tried Nomyte's suggestion.
posted by marienbad at 2:11 PM on April 30, 2012


Firefox ELEVEN?!
posted by grog at 3:39 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Twelve will be out soon. Yeah, it's kind of bizarre. Firefox decided to follow Chrome's lead of many little releases, but they retained the old numbering system, which has resulted in rapid version inflation.
posted by JHarris at 4:11 PM on April 30, 2012


Firefox 12 is already out! Beta channel is 13.
posted by mendel at 4:23 PM on April 30, 2012


Dammit Firefox! I bet they've released three new versions in the time it's taken me to write this.
posted by JHarris at 5:11 PM on April 30, 2012


Works fine for me in Firefox 12 as well.
posted by Songdog at 6:40 PM on April 30, 2012


Took one round before I felt like I was playing some sort of creepy marketing flash shit designed by angry hipsters for a dot-com in 1999.
posted by jscott at 8:30 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would like to see a videogame based on Cube the movie.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:39 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


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