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May 20, 2013 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Rebound. A simple physics game with 2 controls. How far to the right can you go?

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posted by garlic (32 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
You can play here, if you have the Unity plugin.
posted by steveminutillo at 10:15 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


How far to the right can you go?

Campaign for Richard DeVos?
posted by Splunge at 10:26 AM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


This game is as torturous as being forced to listen to Bonnie Raitt's "Let's Give Them Something to QWOP About" for hours on end.
posted by komara at 10:32 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is incredibly hard. Cool idea for a game mechanic though.
posted by codacorolla at 10:33 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Any Key. I don't have a Any Key!
Seriously did not work for me
posted by QueerAngel28 at 10:38 AM on May 20, 2013


Oh God, there's obstacles later, it's worse than QWOP!
posted by TwoWordReview at 10:43 AM on May 20, 2013


46.53 is my current top score...

EDIT: make that 94.59
posted by Bahro at 10:45 AM on May 20, 2013


Yeah I'm getting a QWOPy feeling here too...
posted by Mister_A at 10:47 AM on May 20, 2013


Is there a link to the game? There are screenshots but they don't lead to the game.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:48 AM on May 20, 2013


Unity web player link is here.
posted by Bahro at 10:48 AM on May 20, 2013


107.54 This is great!
posted by yeti at 10:49 AM on May 20, 2013


- There is already a video game called Rebound
- There is also a rubberband-based game by the same name
posted by Sys Rq at 10:52 AM on May 20, 2013


143.48 now. All though hours I spent in Kerbal Space Program trying to keep my navball locked on a node is finally paying off!

I find keeping the line at an attitude of 80 degrees is the key. If you spin, try to correct to 80 deg at the apex and ignore the terrain. Most of the time you are just fine tuning with "A", and occasionally over-correcting your adjustments with "D".
posted by yeti at 10:58 AM on May 20, 2013


Thank god I told myself I could quit when I broke 100.
Possibly more QWOP than QWOP.
posted by Shutter at 11:02 AM on May 20, 2013


I'm just pleased I made it into positive territory.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 11:18 AM on May 20, 2013


my smallest score is -34.
posted by garlic at 11:22 AM on May 20, 2013


Indeed. Lowest score has it's own challenge. Mine is -33.94. EDIT: -41.34 (Lucky bounce!)
posted by yeti at 11:25 AM on May 20, 2013


-48.34 Oh yeah!
posted by TwoWordReview at 11:35 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


this is a great game and the people who made it should be proud

*gets to 144*

no, FUCK you
posted by a birds at 11:40 AM on May 20, 2013


After a steady stream of 20-70 meter runs, a Bob Beamon moment left me with a happy ending of 174.02. A worthy addition to my tiny time waster collection.
posted by jklaiho at 11:44 AM on May 20, 2013


My internal dialogue, playing this game: "Ok, ok, good, ok... wait, no. No. No no no nonono..."
posted by avoision at 11:49 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


The graphics are terrible and there's no story! Why should I care what happens to this line segment??
posted by Mister_A at 11:59 AM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


NO, FUCK. i made it to "you win" and the fucking "you lose all your momentum for no reason" bug happened aaaaaagh
posted by a birds at 12:16 PM on May 20, 2013


I went too far right and lost all momentum. Too much spin, I guess.
posted by ikalliom at 12:52 PM on May 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


My closest score to zero is -0.14.
posted by yeti at 1:30 PM on May 20, 2013


Is the goal to get your bar stopped? Cuz then I win.

Honestly, I thought it would keep bouncing forever. I'm not sure how I turned off the perpetual motion.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:33 PM on May 20, 2013


OK I WON. now i can get out of bed and eat breakfast
posted by a birds at 2:35 PM on May 20, 2013


My closest score to zero is -0.14.

suck it. 0.06
posted by mrgrimm at 2:38 PM on May 20, 2013


A worthy addition to my tiny time waster collection.

I admire your efficiency in time wasting; my time waster collection is huge.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 2:54 PM on May 20, 2013


My closest score to zero is -0.14.

suck it. 0.06


0.01!

(i guess i didn't actually get out of bed yet)
posted by a birds at 3:14 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


162.62.

The section with several tall obstructions with 1-square gaps between them SUCKS.
posted by hanov3r at 7:40 AM on May 22, 2013


165.35

Suck it.
posted by VTX at 2:45 PM on May 22, 2013


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