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I have HAD IT with these motherfucking snakes in this motherfucking game!
June 10, 2012 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Snakes on a Cartesian Plane is a collection of delightful variants on the classic Snake game. "The Viper is the Derek Zoolander of snakes." (SLFlashGame)
posted by spitefulcrow (21 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
More like Snakes on a Torus.
posted by leahwrenn at 1:49 PM on June 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


More like Snakes on a Torus.

Yeah, the first time I hit the wall and wrapped around I was like "Oh, he went with the controversial torus variant, I see."
posted by spitefulcrow at 1:50 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not the low budget Snakes on a Taurus (SLOnionVideo), then?
posted by ambrosen at 1:59 PM on June 10, 2012


I just got one dot away from clearing what I needed to on Mamushi. Damned snake!
posted by codacorolla at 2:21 PM on June 10, 2012


Great! I've been waiting for a reason to post this strange little number.
posted by Algebra at 2:23 PM on June 10, 2012 [6 favorites]


Ouroboros is the most elegant variation on Snake I have ever played.

I can also thank the OP for helping me learn a little bit about myself today, since apparently I now have an opinion on the elegance of Snake variations
posted by Shadax at 3:28 PM on June 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


1. Download and extract "swear.zip" from http://users.abo.fi/dagren/stuff/
2. Do whatever it takes to make it work on your computer. For MS Windows users this is as simple as also downloading and extracting alleg40.dll from "alleg40.zip" from the same location into your folder. For other operating systems you may need to use an emulator or compile it with the corresponding allegro library.
3. Play.
4. Invent new swear words.
5. Get a bad case of RSI.

That is all. You are welcome.
posted by wobh at 3:48 PM on June 10, 2012


How is this supposed to work? It says "press space" but when I do, all I see is the browser scroll down to the bottom of the page.
posted by dfriedman at 4:13 PM on June 10, 2012


dfriedman: Click inside the game area first. That will cause keypresses to go to the game instead of your browser.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 4:15 PM on June 10, 2012


I understand that "snakes on a genus one 2-manifold" lacks a certain je ne sais quoi, but yeah the surprise torus chokes the pun.

In fact, the developer should've rescued his usage of "plane" by making it a projective plane, heck Snakes on a Projective Plane is way funnier anyways.
posted by jeffburdges at 4:20 PM on June 10, 2012


Here is Stephen's own brilliant take on the theme.
posted by Valued Customer at 4:47 PM on June 10, 2012


In fact, the developer should've rescued his usage of "plane" by making it a projective plane, heck Snakes on a Projective Plane is way funnier anyways.

I'd like to see Snakes on a Hyperbolic Plane, myself.
posted by leahwrenn at 5:36 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here's an update of the non-euclidian snake game wobh posted- this one runs on modern OSX macs:

MilkSnake

Disclaimer: i internet-know the author!
posted by moonmilk at 7:00 PM on June 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Here's an update of the non-euclidian snake game wobh posted- this one runs on modern OSX macs:

MilkSnake

Disclaimer: i internet-know the author!


*click* *click click* Okay, what sounds most interesting? Möbius strips sure are cool—OH GOD MY BRAIN WHAT THE HELL
posted by spitefulcrow at 8:32 PM on June 10, 2012


(SPOILER ABOUT A JOKE SNAKE, IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT THAT SORT OF THING)
Also, I don't know when this was released, but this seems like it's a little late in the game to drop an ice burn on indie darling Passage
posted by Shadax at 8:34 PM on June 10, 2012


The sea snake level is more of a cylinder.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 8:39 PM on June 10, 2012


I don't know when this was released, but this seems like it's a little late in the game to drop an ice burn on indie darling Passage

The Glorious Trainwrecks Pirate Kart V, the game jam for which Netgrind originally developed these Snake variants, contains no less than fifteen Passage parodies.

Disclaimer: I have a few half-arsed games in the Kart, including a Passage parody of my own.
posted by noyb42 at 11:59 PM on June 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I played Snake a few times on my dumbphone, but my favorite is still Rattler Race.
posted by stilist at 12:12 AM on June 11, 2012


My favorite is the one in FastTracker 2. Man I sure played that a lot. This one was fun and had some neat ideas and some bad ideas but it didn't matter that they were bad because you only had to play those for 15 points.
posted by aubilenon at 2:21 AM on June 11, 2012


sup noyb... good to see other trainwreckers here.
posted by jonbro at 3:01 AM on June 11, 2012


I don't really want to derail this too much with talk of the latest in Passatire but Passagebalt is a little fantastic.
posted by Shadax at 6:18 PM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


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