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August 10, 2012 11:13 AM   Subscribe

Would you like to watch a moving work of art while you skate your face right off your head? Zineth is a completely free student game, available on Mac and PC.
posted by gilrain (16 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
This looks tremendous. Visually it makes me think of a mish-mash of Jet Set Radio and Internal Section
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:17 AM on August 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeeesssss I've been waiting for this to come out.
posted by griphus at 11:19 AM on August 10, 2012


I watched 30 seconds of the linked video and then immediately started downloading it. That's the closest I can come to a metric of how cool this looks.
posted by sendai sleep master at 11:20 AM on August 10, 2012


Ah it is so much fun to just skate around and see all the scenery. It runs okay for me (mid-2011 Macbook Air), but you definitely want to use some sort of controller. It has been somewhat difficult to play using just a keyboard.
posted by rekced at 11:37 AM on August 10, 2012


I had plans tonight gilrain. Plans with humans.

"Yeah, sorry. I know we had a date tonight, but I've gotta go play indie Jet Set Radio for the next ten hours. Yup, just came up. Nope, no way I can get out of it. Rain check?"
posted by Poppa Bear at 11:45 AM on August 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


The only downside I can see to this is that it might incidentally increase the popularity of rollerblading.
posted by gurple at 11:51 AM on August 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've been playing the tutorial and it's totally rad but so far all I've learned is that I'm awful at getting through doors.
posted by brieche at 12:15 PM on August 10, 2012


I'm hoping that there is a easy way to replace the music for Zineth with the music from Jet Grind Radio.
posted by bdc34 at 12:35 PM on August 10, 2012


Yup. I'm all over this. Thanks for the post!
posted by Rock Steady at 12:51 PM on August 10, 2012


Wow, this looks really good. Does it remind anyone else of Rez, or is it just me?
posted by dunkadunc at 1:06 PM on August 10, 2012


Hey, I was just coming here to post this! Funs!
posted by mrgrimm at 1:27 PM on August 10, 2012


Yellow Submarine meets the 21st Century Cult of Gamification on Acid.
posted by homodigitalis at 2:53 PM on August 10, 2012


This looks like Jet Set Radio on acid... well, on more acid, anyway.
posted by Green Winnebago at 2:57 PM on August 10, 2012


First thoughts: I like the manual. It reads, in its entirety:

"Zineth

twitter: @arcanekids
mail: arcanekids@gmail.com
web: http://www.arcanekids.com

A better manual coming soon?

Easter egg: http://www.okcupid.com/profile/Beautifulgrey"

Which leads to

"You should message me if
you have used at least 10 to 15 default photoshop filters on a single profile picture, you must be a genius.
You are super sassy / kind of a bitch.
You have a sweet ass suicide pact i can join.
because you won't."

No comment.

The tutorial's pretty fun and the game runs well on my derpy little netbook, but as others have said before I think the developers need to learn a little something about, say, the concept of love.
posted by sandswipe at 4:38 PM on August 10, 2012


Does it remind anyone else of Rez, or is it just me?

Not just you.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 6:05 PM on August 10, 2012


Oh cool, you can actually watch the trailer with youtube's 3D option. If you can hold your eyes crossed (or in distant focus) you can actually watch it without glasses.
posted by delmoi at 9:39 PM on August 10, 2012


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