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Experimental Gameplay is the result of a project undertaken by a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University to create 50 to 100 games in 1 semester. Some of the games are good, some awful, but I particularly recommend Particle Suck, Opposites Attract and Tower of Goo.
posted by bap98189 (21 comments total)

 
Man, uh, am I subnormal because I couldn't understand any of the games I tried? Like Gravity Head? The little fellow screamed for a while then their heads exploded...
posted by ITheCosmos at 9:41 AM on March 14, 2005


mostly pc exe files (why does the world hate macs??) and the swf games loaded slower than Metafilter at lunch time!

I'm off to file yet another discrimination lawsuit!
posted by HuronBob at 9:44 AM on March 14, 2005


Actually, now that I have experienced ParticleSuck, I have changed my outlook on this site.
posted by ITheCosmos at 9:44 AM on March 14, 2005


Odd, I somewhat know one of those guys. Kyle Gabler used to do art for various Charlottesville area publications. In particular, the the Cavalier Daily and a weekly humor magazine that I periodically write for called the Declaration. I always enjoyed his art.

[that's not a self link, right?]
posted by cloeburner at 9:45 AM on March 14, 2005


slower than Metafilter at lunch time!

Classic.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 9:48 AM on March 14, 2005


That's some fun stuff, but if you want the tiny game jackpot, check out Ferry Halim's Page, it has like 50 games on it, and some are total genius. The names don't display till you click, but check out the black and white cats, the little brown chick (both 2nd row), the hamster in a leaf, the star (top row), the moon, the bee (4th row), and maybe the ninja although that one is unbelievably hard. This should be a FPP just cause these games are so utterly dope.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 10:36 AM on March 14, 2005


Tower of Goo is insanely addictive, though really tough. I always get close, only to have the tower come crashing down on me. I'm finding quickly that speed is of the essence, as taking your time gives it a lot more chance to lean and then go. I just wish there was a way to reset it other than exiting the program - I'm always running out of goo.
posted by evilangela at 10:37 AM on March 14, 2005


I loved The Crowd
posted by soplerfo at 10:49 AM on March 14, 2005


Tower of Goo is really cool. Hard but cool. I'm gonna try the other ones.

Also,
Metafilter: slower than Metafilter at lunchtime.
posted by OmieWise at 11:43 AM on March 14, 2005


the crowd is strangely fascinating.
posted by joedan at 12:05 PM on March 14, 2005


Particlesuck is amazing, but is it possible to make the matter into an orbiting loop? I've spent the past 20 minutes trying to. Insanity.
posted by Muffpub at 12:17 PM on March 14, 2005


Dang, Tower of Goo runs like frozen molasses on my poor old p3 computer. Maybe they should teach some code optimization, too. Some of those look fun and/or interesting, will try others.

Good post, bap98189.
posted by loquacious at 12:29 PM on March 14, 2005


In the game "The Crowd" (sidenote: WTF?), does anyone know the song that The Crowd starts to sing when you advocate love?
posted by Muffpub at 12:31 PM on March 14, 2005


BlackLeotardFront: I think those have already been FPPed once, long ago; I seem to recall posting the circle the bees one myself a while back.
posted by fvw at 1:04 PM on March 14, 2005


teehee. It should "bee" FPPed again because there are new games every couple weeks. I personally think it's better and more varied than these games, though they are fun. The gameplay ideas on ferryhalim.com are so simple and elegant and fun - I played cats for like half an hour, it got really hard.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:18 PM on March 14, 2005


I learned today that love is more powerful than violence.
posted by knave at 1:20 PM on March 14, 2005


I go to CMU, but I don't know any of those guys.

Towe of Goo is pretty sweet.
posted by ludwig_van at 2:02 PM on March 14, 2005


Those with microphones really ought to try Blow. It's cute (if only diverting for a few seconds) and one of the best usages of audio input I've seen in a "game".
posted by xthlc at 4:46 PM on March 14, 2005


Sounds like a choral version of "adagio for the strings" by Samuel Barber Muffpub,
posted by Hicksu at 9:07 PM on March 14, 2005


i did the tower! it was stable as long as it stood.

When the goo get to the top they make a noise and vanishes

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posted by Iax at 7:54 PM on March 15, 2005


Ooh! I totally knew that. In fact, I have the William Orbit version on CD. Thanks Hicksu.
posted by Muffpub at 8:48 PM on March 15, 2005


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