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samorost... an entrancingly beautiful and organic, flash-based puzzle/story. Move your cursor around the screen and figure out how to help the little guy save his home.
posted by crunchland (61 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. I love this.
posted by stefanie at 11:49 AM on July 22, 2003


Startlingly good.

Amazingly good.
posted by Ynoxas at 11:55 AM on July 22, 2003


Nice, but I seem to be stuck with little guys saying "beng".
Help.
posted by ginz at 11:58 AM on July 22, 2003


have a smoke, and think it over.
posted by crunchland at 12:02 PM on July 22, 2003


Smoke up ginz and you'll eventually find the key to your problem.
posted by Witty at 12:03 PM on July 22, 2003


ACK!
posted by Witty at 12:03 PM on July 22, 2003


Beautiful.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:14 PM on July 22, 2003


So relieved he made it back home. Way fucking cool! Wish it would go on longer.
posted by widdershins at 12:18 PM on July 22, 2003


That was so incredibly awesome. If more games were like this, I would buy them.
posted by vraxoin at 12:19 PM on July 22, 2003


Hooray! I did my good dead for the day. Saving a world and all. It's really beautiful.
posted by dness2 at 12:21 PM on July 22, 2003


Great, now there's this crazy snail making sounds like it's finishing a yoghurt smoothie.
Can someone mail me all the hints. The bees are driving me crazy.
posted by ginz at 12:22 PM on July 22, 2003


hey ginz... I just played the puzzle from beginning to end for you. Hope you enjoyed it!
posted by crunchland at 12:25 PM on July 22, 2003


okay, what is the right combination of buttons to push in the electrical room??
posted by thatothrgirl at 12:27 PM on July 22, 2003


Yay!
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:29 PM on July 22, 2003


thatothrgirl:

Just look at the picture, it will come to you.

slight hint: don't try to make the "direction" gauge do anything, it doesn't do anything :)
posted by Ynoxas at 12:31 PM on July 22, 2003


I can't get past the singing goats and lizards. Obviously I'm missing something... BUT WHAT?
posted by adamkempa at 12:32 PM on July 22, 2003


ah hah - thank you, Ynoxas. The direction gauge was distracting me. That was very cool.
posted by thatothrgirl at 12:36 PM on July 22, 2003


*cries*

And tries to punch crunchland.

Doorbell. Have to tend to visitors. BBL.
posted by ginz at 12:37 PM on July 22, 2003


this roks.
posted by ronv at 12:43 PM on July 22, 2003


are you fishing for clues, adamkempa?
posted by crunchland at 12:49 PM on July 22, 2003


Crunchland:
Well phrased, though it appears I just wasn't being patient enough. Now i'm in the same boat as ginz. Great post. Cheers.
posted by adamkempa at 12:54 PM on July 22, 2003


Ginz and adamkempa:

slight hint: sometimes you have to do stuff more than once
posted by Ynoxas at 1:01 PM on July 22, 2003


Wow. I wish I didn't have to go to the pub right now, I want to finish this and save the little guy.

Thanks Crunchland, that's the best thing I've seen on here in ages.
posted by squealy at 1:06 PM on July 22, 2003


That was awesome.
posted by pjgulliver at 1:10 PM on July 22, 2003


This is great, but I couldn't get past the first stop-off point. I had the guy smoke up all the weed, and even go on smoking the empty water pipe. I got all the little guys to run around multiple times. Changed the signpost arrow. And changed it back. Still stuck.

I don't have time to do the whole thing now, anyway. But it looks beeeeeyoutiful. I'll try back later.
posted by soyjoy at 1:16 PM on July 22, 2003


It's beautiful but more than a little infuriating in spots. I hate how the little dude just waves at you when you click on him sometimes.

I sympathize with all who are stuck. I want to help with hints, but how resistant are people to having it spoiled for them?

I mean, is this valued more as a puzzle to be solved or a story to be told?
posted by beth at 1:23 PM on July 22, 2003


It sounds puzzles just aren't for everyone.
posted by Witty at 1:32 PM on July 22, 2003


What a wonderful, beautiful diversion. thanks crunchland.
posted by elendil71 at 1:43 PM on July 22, 2003


Puzzle fans should check out Planetarium. It's been around for a while (even mentioned on MeFi before), but it's one of the most wonderful, beautiful, engaging puzzle stories I've ever seen.
posted by gd779 at 1:55 PM on July 22, 2003


Okay, that was fantastic. If you like that, you might like Vectorpark.
posted by waxpancake at 1:57 PM on July 22, 2003


There's an semi-interesting bug on the moving tree page. Our Little Dude(tm) split into Two Little Dudes(R) at the very end, one getting into the Rope-O-Sphere, and the other just sitting there. You could still click on him and make him wave as his clone descended. TOTALLY BIZARRE

I am "down" with the people having problems, some of it really isn't intuitive. The first time I did singing goats, it took forever because [spoiler deleted] and who knew that [spoiler deleted]. The second time, whoosh, right through.
posted by user92371 at 2:01 PM on July 22, 2003


Very cool. Frustrating at times, but very very cool.
posted by kickingtheground at 2:17 PM on July 22, 2003


waxpancake - what's the objective in vectorpark? Can't make sense of the random happenings. Had no problem w/samorost, but have no idea on this one?
posted by widdershins at 2:28 PM on July 22, 2003


Hint: sacling it up as big as it goes helps. A lot of the control surfaces fade into the background at teenier resolutions.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:34 PM on July 22, 2003


cool. I just wish it could have been longer. Thanks crunchland
posted by arse_hat at 2:40 PM on July 22, 2003


Oh man - I am LOVING this. V Mystian...But I'm stuck at the anteater....hint anyone?
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:44 PM on July 22, 2003


okay, never mind. I figured it out.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:49 PM on July 22, 2003


I got out of the eletrical room, but I don't understand what I did right. Just clicked a lot - I couldn't get the pattern.
posted by nickmark at 2:56 PM on July 22, 2003


I saved him! Crunch, that was FANTASTIC.
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:00 PM on July 22, 2003


This is lovely, but I'm stuck at the hooka guy. I turn the key, hit the button, watch the wheels spin... what am I missing?
posted by homunculus at 3:02 PM on July 22, 2003


Simply smashing little game there, Mr. C. I, too, wish it went on longer.
posted by pheideaux at 3:32 PM on July 22, 2003


hom, make sure all the lines are intact
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:42 PM on July 22, 2003


I am totally and completely stuck at the electrical room... could someone hope me, please?

This is gorgeous. Frustrating, but gorgeous.
posted by vers at 3:47 PM on July 22, 2003


(got it - nothing like doing it in the dark)
posted by vers at 3:50 PM on July 22, 2003


very excellent crunch! thanks!
posted by amberglow at 4:00 PM on July 22, 2003


Yay. Who says Stella ain't good fer your brain?
posted by squealy at 4:03 PM on July 22, 2003


D'oh! Thanks Cunning.
posted by homunculus at 4:10 PM on July 22, 2003


when in doubt, hold down tab.
posted by joedan at 4:35 PM on July 22, 2003


holding down tab crashed my browser (IE6/PC) earlier -- not recommended on that page.
posted by o2b at 5:37 PM on July 22, 2003


what's the objective in vectorpark?

I don't think there is one.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 6:15 PM on July 22, 2003


Saved him at last. Yippie.
posted by ginz at 1:52 AM on July 23, 2003


good for you! Wasn't it more satisfying to figure it out for yourself instead of having someone spoon-feed you the answers?
posted by crunchland at 5:59 AM on July 23, 2003


I don't have sound, and I'm stuck. Am I missing something crucial?
posted by JamieStar at 7:15 AM on July 23, 2003


what saved me was turning the brightness way up on my monitor, i was missing crucial visual clues. but my monitor was damn dark before.
posted by avocet at 7:21 AM on July 23, 2003


without sound, you may have trouble solving the page with the owl.
posted by crunchland at 7:40 AM on July 23, 2003


Yeah, sound helped. I was still stuck on that first page until I turned it on and found the little guy was speaking to me to give me a hint.

Anyway, having now made it all the way through, I can only second what arse_hat said. More!!!

Thanks, crunch - this is great stuff - like a wacked-out love child of Terry Gilliam and Roger Dean.
posted by soyjoy at 8:55 AM on July 23, 2003


er - when I said "arse_hat" I should've said "and widdershins and pheideaux." It was fun to go back and reread the thread now that I know what people are talking about.
posted by soyjoy at 9:00 AM on July 23, 2003


Wasn't it more satisfying to figure it out for yourself instead of having someone spoon-feed you the answers?

Nah, I've got this really lazy brain ;-p
posted by ginz at 9:12 AM on July 23, 2003


beautiful. I hadn't been to Vectorpark for ages either and there's lots of new stuff. good links - many thanks
posted by gravelshoes at 9:13 AM on July 23, 2003


That was great. Beautiful design on top of fun little puzzles. MORE!
posted by majcher at 9:40 AM on July 23, 2003


The machine room, for me, was the most difficult. There is a clue there in the background. And you have to be able to see the fine details in order to make it work.
posted by bison at 1:50 PM on July 23, 2003


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