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Axon: A Neuron building game.
posted by Confess, Fletch (25 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ok, that could give me a stroke.
posted by vrakatar at 7:27 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]


Seems like it would be fun with a mouse, but man with this trackpad it's just making me angry.
posted by vytae at 7:35 PM on June 11 [3 favorites]


OK. Click one dot, click the next dot. BAmM you're done. I like a quick game.
posted by Uncle Grumpy at 7:39 PM on June 11


I'm glad my neurons grow without any conscious input from me, or I'd be a quivering mass of cone cells, able to see but not process...or type...or play this game...

18,694┬Ám was my best after a few goes. The powerups are fun!
posted by pianissimo at 7:42 PM on June 11


17,145 on try three. Reds are the problem. If this was on iOS I'd buy it now.
posted by curious nu at 7:59 PM on June 11


33577 so far. You don't really have to click the cells, just in the general direction of one and if it's near it'll go there. That takes away some of the pressure. I wish the enemy dude didn't seem to respawn so far ahead shortly after you freeze it, like why even bother freezing if it's just gonna get ahead of you again.
posted by symbioid at 8:00 PM on June 11


Some background for Mefites who aren't psychologists: Axon is actually the subject of a recent Psych Science paper; if you played this previously you may have contributed to the study of skill acquisition! A brief write-up is available from the Association for Psychological Science if you'd like to learn more.
posted by DrKatz at 8:19 PM on June 11 [3 favorites]


Oh god whin will they make a a game about destroying neurons ?because j eez I no how to do that.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:45 PM on June 11


click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click
posted by zardoz at 8:47 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]


All the clicking reminded me of Cookie Clicker and I refuse to go back to that dark time in my life.
posted by mysticreferee at 8:59 PM on June 11 [3 favorites]


Definitely not a trackpad game.
posted by rtha at 9:01 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]


I can teach you to master this game, but first you must master this: Ax on, Ax off.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:07 PM on June 11 [2 favorites]


This was neat. As a game, it sort of reminded me of Winterbells.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 9:17 PM on June 11 [2 favorites]


A yellow chain shot me onto a dead end on an otherwise respective 23XXX. I'm a bit annoyed.
posted by solarion at 9:53 PM on June 11


37,776
posted by empath at 10:13 PM on June 11


Nope, tried again and went right into a fugue state.
posted by vrakatar at 10:38 PM on June 11


Some background for Mefites who aren't psychologists: Axon is actually the subject of a recent Psych Science paper; if you played this previously you may have contributed to the study of skill acquisition! A brief write-up is available from the Association for Psychological Science if you'd like to learn more.

Wow, having read that paper I can see why Psych Science has a bad reputation w.r.t. statistics -- the authors hardly explain any of their analysis choices, nor do they give basic summary stats of the raw data. Weird!

Fun game though.
posted by serif at 11:20 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]


Man that's a fun game. Seriously sellable.
posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 2:03 AM on June 12


38,937
posted by daniel_charms at 3:28 AM on June 12


Man, that's seriously addictive. 47,216.
posted by daniel_charms at 4:22 AM on June 12


I think it would be better on a touchscreen, actually. Small mouse fast mouse movements are hell on the wrist..
posted by empath at 4:59 AM on June 12 [2 favorites]


39,468. I'm using a stylus and tablet.
posted by Kabanos at 7:47 AM on June 12


Monsieur Caution, I think Winterbells is a bit harder.

Nevertheless, my neurons are a bit tired. Perhaps it's time for a neuron renewing nap.
posted by BlueHorse at 2:23 PM on June 12


57,238 trackball ftw!
posted by xorry at 5:17 PM on June 12


73,631, with an ordinary optical mouse.
posted by daniel_charms at 11:28 PM on June 17


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