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World Wide Maze, a Chrome Experiment
March 21, 2013 2:04 PM   Subscribe

World Wide Maze is a "Chrome Experiment" that turns any website or search into a playable three-dimensional "Monkey Ball"-style maze game. You can control via the keyboard or link to your phone to turn it into a tilt-sensitive remote control. (Chrome browser only, obviously.)
posted by jbickers (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Spoiler: The side-bar is a dead end.
posted by codacorolla at 2:29 PM on March 21, 2013


FYI: if you play a favorite blue site, it is quantifiably harder than the site in green. If you are going for a speed run, don't go for the extra points in the Sidebar.... I lost 200 seconds working through elevators...
posted by Nanukthedog at 2:29 PM on March 21, 2013


I LOVE that we all tried it on metafilter.
posted by gauche at 2:31 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Makes me nostalgic for this
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 2:31 PM on March 21, 2013


3574 points on metafilter.com! More seriously, I'd like to see this 'phone-as-a-controller' adapted to give me the 3D mouse I've always wanted for modelling. All the sensors are there to do that in my Nexus 4 I think.
posted by punilux at 2:41 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


They nuked the Google reader for this?! (STILL BITTER)
posted by lineofsight at 2:43 PM on March 21, 2013 [5 favorites]


They nuked the Google reader for this?!

The secret is that Google will turn over the Internet to anyone who successfully navigates the ball through all 300,000 read items of a single Google Reader account. They had to set the deadline at July 1 or people would never put down their devices. Nothing else makes sense.

Just finishing the migration of rss, mail, calendar, and contacts away from Google. Damned Google Voice & Play keeping me tied to an account... for now.
posted by sysinfo at 3:49 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


What did you switch to for email?
posted by aniola at 4:58 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Porn isn't three-dimensional with this in the way I was expecting.
posted by Blue Meanie at 5:08 PM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I see ads!? OUTRAGE.
posted by hot_monster at 5:27 PM on March 21, 2013


My phone is getting no response from the link that gets provided. And yet, it is an Android phone. And more importantly, I want it to work.
posted by One Hand Slowclapping at 5:34 PM on March 21, 2013


Yeah, not working for me either. I've tried chrome on Android and on my desktop. Someone wants me to get some work done today, I fear.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 5:48 PM on March 21, 2013


I have Chrome beta and regular Chrome on my Galaxy Nexus and it only worked in regular Chrome.
posted by jessssse at 5:52 PM on March 21, 2013


Unfortunately they made it too hard to use. Too many hoops to jump through, & the wrong kind of apps in the Google play store. They suck.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:04 PM on March 21, 2013


You only have three months left to try this script on Google Reader.

The secret is that Google will turn over the Internet to anyone who successfully navigates the ball through all 300,000 read items of a single Google Reader account.

They need not to do this. Because my record in Gamecube Super Monkey Ball on one credit is Expert 34, I'm probably capable of reaching Master with practice, and I am DETERMINED.
posted by JHarris at 9:16 PM on March 21, 2013


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