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May 11, 2005 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Click the colour. A Stroop effect game [flash with music]
posted by srboisvert (34 comments total)

Much easier if you look at the buttons and just note the color of the text in your peripheral vision.
posted by me3dia at 3:12 PM on May 11, 2005

I gave up at 100, when it was clear that it wouldn't get any faster and hence would go on forever.
Maybe it's because I'm tired, but it didn't work too well. In fact, the most problematic ones were where the color matched the word (a pink "pink", for example). Maybe my mind was thinking "don't click the word, click the color", so when the word matched the color, it thought "Don't click pink, click pink instead! Hey, wait!"
posted by Bugbread at 3:24 PM on May 11, 2005

Great, it's like an automatic psych 100 student stopping you on campus to be a study subject in their first ever lab...
posted by anthill at 3:30 PM on May 11, 2005

I had the exact same experience as bugbread.
posted by Guy Smiley at 3:37 PM on May 11, 2005

Well, I was wondering around 100 if I would go on forever, but then I missed one after 134 correct.

It's really not fast enough to give you the full effect of the Stroop effect. Also, the classic version is to say the name of the color, rather than the word. More difficult, at least if you're trying to do it quickly. Try here.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:46 PM on May 11, 2005

I had the exact same experience as bugbread.

Me too, although I did try saying to color aloud.
posted by Specklet at 4:02 PM on May 11, 2005

What do you call it when they show a blue-colored "Red", and I click Orange?

Also, this become much easier with practice.
posted by muddgirl at 4:03 PM on May 11, 2005

I dont know about anyone else, but the song will stay with me far longer than the game itself. All we need is Rita Moreno belting out HEY YOU GUYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! and the Electric Company Comeback will begin.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:14 PM on May 11, 2005

After 200, the song started grating on me, and I was getting a headache from the eyestrain. Oddly, it took until 205 for my brain to actually cool down and let the timer run out. It's not really fun if there's not much of a challenge.
posted by VulcanMike at 4:48 PM on May 11, 2005

After 200, the song started grating on me,

The song IS a horror. If only someone would invent some sort of sound muting device....
posted by longsleeves at 5:09 PM on May 11, 2005

There was a song?

I got to 75, got bored, and closed the window. If I'd known there was a song I might have made it to 100 ... or 200 ... or ...
posted by devbrain at 5:09 PM on May 11, 2005

Firefox on Linux somehow lacks the bouncing colored text. Makes for a much more challenging game.
posted by roue at 5:13 PM on May 11, 2005

If only someone would invent some sort of sound muting device....

It took me five words just to quit playing. You think I had the extra brain processes to shut off the stereo? To even have the thought "Perhaps I should shut the stereo" was beyond me. :-)
posted by VulcanMike at 5:21 PM on May 11, 2005

Roue: Yeah, ditto for opera with the macromedia flash 7 plugin for linux. Very confusing until I read your comment.
posted by fvw at 5:34 PM on May 11, 2005

VulcanMike: I totally understand.

Also, anyone else ever hear voices suggesting unrewarding behavior?

"Try to, bom zee har-bor."
posted by longsleeves at 6:50 PM on May 11, 2005

Well that's embarrassing. I can't make it past 5.
posted by 4easypayments at 7:01 PM on May 11, 2005

I made the game. Read your comments a few hours ago, and spent the evening putting in a speedy-up levels thing.

You might need to refresh / empty cache to see it.

I would be suprised if anyone can get to level 10 without

A. cheating


B. inducing epilepsy

And to think I spent $5 to sign-up and tell you this.
posted by robmanuel at 7:04 PM on May 11, 2005

Oh, rob, can you do something about the damn song, too? I played it once, hours ago, and I've still got "click the color and . . . not the word . . ." going over and over and over.

posted by yhbc at 7:17 PM on May 11, 2005

Okay, that was mean. Thanks - really - for paying attention, addressing the comments, and actually spending the $5 to come tell us. Nice work.
posted by yhbc at 7:22 PM on May 11, 2005

Thank you robmanuel! It's now possible for me to play the game and not turn into a color clicking zombie. Perhaps you should add a donation button so people have a chance to reimburse you.
posted by VulcanMike at 7:30 PM on May 11, 2005

Being colorblind makes that game REALLY hard.
posted by deafmute at 7:32 PM on May 11, 2005

the song stays. it's my favourite bit.

what's the point of coding your own projects - if not to sing over the top of them?

surely *everyone* does this? surely.
posted by robmanuel at 7:37 PM on May 11, 2005

I liked the gorilla in the middle of it.
posted by ancientgower at 7:54 PM on May 11, 2005

+++ ancientgower!
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:55 PM on May 11, 2005

OMG! The Poop effect got me! err... Stroop :P
posted by tkcom at 9:35 PM on May 11, 2005

Could we get an MP3 of the song?
posted by oddman at 9:46 PM on May 11, 2005

Cool, Rob's a mefite. Would it be horrible and sucky to say 'w00t, b3ta rocks' here?
posted by TheDonF at 11:06 PM on May 11, 2005

I'd like to play the game, but I'm color blind, and can't see the difference between orange and green.
I usually lose after 5 rounds.
posted by mitocan at 4:31 AM on May 12, 2005

TheDonF, surely Woo and Yay, would be more B3ta?
posted by MattM at 4:57 AM on May 12, 2005

Much better ... thanks Rob.

First try -- scored 41 ... much more interesting, but to make it really fun you could start switching around the locations of the buttons at the bottom of the screen :-)
posted by devbrain at 7:11 AM on May 12, 2005

Make it more fun, and make it work with Linux...
posted by salmacis at 12:31 PM on May 12, 2005

I got to seventeen before the game bored me out of my skull. Now, Notepad Invaders. That was cool!
posted by ZachsMind at 1:00 PM on May 12, 2005

robmanuel, the song rocks. 24 hours later and I'm still singing it.
posted by Bugbread at 3:44 PM on May 12, 2005

I think I'm in the minority: the song doesn't bother me, and I dig it when I time it right so that the "correct click" sound effect sounds like a guitar effect. ... Probably that means I need more hobbies.
posted by Tuwa at 12:01 PM on May 13, 2005

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