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November 4, 2005 1:42 PM   Subscribe

Click and hold the red square.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (70 comments total)

 
27 seconds
posted by Lord Kinbote at 1:45 PM on November 4, 2005


16.8
posted by xmutex at 1:46 PM on November 4, 2005


29 seconds
posted by Lord Kinbote at 1:46 PM on November 4, 2005


0.461.
posted by carter at 1:47 PM on November 4, 2005


0.015
posted by rxrfrx at 1:50 PM on November 4, 2005


31.something

If you ever played Galaga, this is a snap.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:51 PM on November 4, 2005


28.08 - Is it super choppy for anyone else?
posted by cloeburner at 1:51 PM on November 4, 2005


37 seconds. It's choppy for me too.
posted by chunking express at 1:51 PM on November 4, 2005


31 seconds
posted by Lord Kinbote at 1:51 PM on November 4, 2005


yes, choppy.
posted by Lord Kinbote at 1:55 PM on November 4, 2005


One of my eyes just popped out.
posted by CynicalKnight at 1:56 PM on November 4, 2005


I swear I've seen this before, but I'm too lazy to see if it's a double post. I'm also too lazy to try and click the square.

so in essence this post is of no use to anyone. clicking Post anyway.
posted by davejay at 1:57 PM on November 4, 2005


This reminds me of a pie fight: You have to keep your eyes open in all directions, and never stop moving, or you're gonna get creamed (splat!)
Alternatively, it's like Asteroids if you didn't have your laser-zapper.
posted by Lord Kinbote at 2:02 PM on November 4, 2005


Aaaaargh 17.95
posted by octothorpe at 2:04 PM on November 4, 2005


Damn. Well I can't seem to get any lower than .015.
posted by Stauf at 2:05 PM on November 4, 2005


jolly good fun
posted by RobertFrost at 2:08 PM on November 4, 2005


This reminds me of Asteroids. But pacifist.
posted by smackfu at 2:09 PM on November 4, 2005


It seems fairly easy to establish it's basic pattern.
posted by ColdChef at 2:10 PM on November 4, 2005


24.71
posted by joe lisboa at 2:13 PM on November 4, 2005


Quick left, up to the left top corner, wait until the three come down from the right, after the single one, go to the bottom left, bottom right, avoid the long horizontal one, top right. 18 seconds easy.
posted by ColdChef at 2:14 PM on November 4, 2005


37 seconds
posted by cell divide at 2:17 PM on November 4, 2005


92.71 seconds..!! Woo Hoo!
posted by Balisong at 2:20 PM on November 4, 2005


14 seconds. :-/
posted by StarForce5 at 2:21 PM on November 4, 2005


25 Minutes.

since i decided not to play it
posted by davejay at 2:23 PM on November 4, 2005


Okay, I decided to play it.

And I got three minutes!

but I played on a 486/66
posted by davejay at 2:26 PM on November 4, 2005


I'm still trying to eat that goddamn pie in 15 bites. Fuck off with your red square.
posted by notmydesk at 2:27 PM on November 4, 2005


100 years.

(Till I manage more than 12 seconds)
posted by Holly at 2:27 PM on November 4, 2005


Nine Days.
posted by Peter H at 2:28 PM on November 4, 2005


21 seconds. But it took me like 15 tries.
posted by dov3 at 2:29 PM on November 4, 2005


Month-long orgasm with Paulina what's-her-face.
posted by bardic at 2:30 PM on November 4, 2005



posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:31 PM on November 4, 2005


Agoraphobia has worsened.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 2:32 PM on November 4, 2005


Still going...
Tell me when i should stop...
I own you all...
see? One-handed typing IS good for something
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:33 PM on November 4, 2005


Is anyone else experiencing palpitations?
posted by Nice Donkey at 2:35 PM on November 4, 2005


That gag's got whiskers on it!
posted by jenovus at 2:41 PM on November 4, 2005


NO.
posted by punishinglemur at 2:42 PM on November 4, 2005


30.17 seconds. Nowhere near Balisong's record though.

My idea is to install some sort of software to slow down the system to a crawl. Move the block a bit, go have coffee, adjust the block, watch the news, move the block some more, etc.
posted by rolypolyman at 2:48 PM on November 4, 2005


20.27 but this difference is i'm not a liar like the rest of you.
posted by nola at 3:11 PM on November 4, 2005


It might be from Boing Boing last year.

Nice reminder either way. Onces you get into the zone it becomes relaxing - and then it speeds up considerably and those naked siamese twins jump out and start dancing around like the naked baby from 1997. Lottsa fun.
posted by tzelig at 3:11 PM on November 4, 2005


14.27 seconds. I was experiencing palpitations before I tried it. Does that count?
posted by warbaby at 3:23 PM on November 4, 2005


20.355, suckas!
posted by Rothko at 3:25 PM on November 4, 2005


20.27 but this difference is i'm not a liar like the rest of you.
posted by nola at 5:11 PM CST on November 4 [!]


Noob.
posted by Ynoxas at 3:26 PM on November 4, 2005


42 seconds on third try.
posted by tgyg at 3:32 PM on November 4, 2005


more fun than most flash friday submissions this year. thanks!
posted by Busithoth at 3:35 PM on November 4, 2005


After two hours or so I got bored.
posted by kozad at 3:35 PM on November 4, 2005


19.34. I rule.
posted by Happydaz at 3:35 PM on November 4, 2005


more fun than most flash friday submissions this year. thanks!

Not Flash, which is pretty cool.
posted by freebird at 3:37 PM on November 4, 2005


Did anyone else see the bear?
posted by malaprohibita at 3:46 PM on November 4, 2005


I have been holding the red square for nine days now. Send help.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:59 PM on November 4, 2005


I got 11 seconds but then I started bleeding from my eye holes.
posted by Jon-o at 4:12 PM on November 4, 2005


I haven't broken 13 seconds yet. I have to stop. I'm using a trackball and my thumb's cramping from holding the button down.
posted by alumshubby at 4:21 PM on November 4, 2005


that's an annoying task
posted by tarantula at 4:33 PM on November 4, 2005


This is MUCH MUCH easier with a graphics tablet pen than with a mouse. Even so, I'm stuck on ~11 seconds :-(

(compare to 0.5 with the mouse).
posted by devbrain at 4:50 PM on November 4, 2005


written entirely in javascript, btw.

You can 'view source' to get all the code for it and modify it however you want. Like changing the timing, or turning off the collision detection.
posted by empath at 5:02 PM on November 4, 2005


I got 111.325 seconds on my 6th or 7th try. I must concede most of the credit to my pathetic 600mhz G3.
posted by iloveit at 5:12 PM on November 4, 2005


I got close to 6.66 seconds and, frightened, decided to stop playing. Plus, notmydesk has the right idea. Why hold a red square when you can eat pie?
posted by LeLiLo at 5:14 PM on November 4, 2005


I have this Red square that my grandfather left me in his will. I've been holding it down since he passed it to me as a child. I sometimes wonder what life would be like if I hadn't been clicking and holding a red square all this time, but I suppose that is my fate. The hardest thing is showering with my laptop.
posted by Megafly at 5:27 PM on November 4, 2005


0.375 seconds. but I'm physically dyslexic.
posted by deep_cover at 5:34 PM on November 4, 2005


It's just a bitch with a touchpad. . .
posted by Danf at 5:36 PM on November 4, 2005


I'll add that my 92.71 seconds was right after I opened up another firefox browser window with 40 tabs, so I was running slow.
posted by Balisong at 5:51 PM on November 4, 2005


3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399
posted by psmealey at 6:14 PM on November 4, 2005


Everybody likes Pi!
posted by psmealey at 6:14 PM on November 4, 2005


31 seconds with a trackpad, so it can't be that hard.
posted by justgary at 6:51 PM on November 4, 2005


"I have this Red square that my grandfather left me in his will."

Hold onto it. If you can.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:56 PM on November 4, 2005


43.23 seconds on my first try. This is terribly easy to do when you're main computer is a 350 MHz Pentium running Windows 95 ...
posted by intermod at 8:16 PM on November 4, 2005


I thought this would be about Russia
posted by Cranberry at 10:28 PM on November 4, 2005


Wait, wait! My computer sucks more than yours does! Nyah nyah nyah! 13412409345903890283041.148190489012348918401 seconds of redsquaring, so THERE!
posted by joe lisboa at 12:17 AM on November 5, 2005


87.38 seconds, full of whiskeys and various alcoholic drinks.
The trick seems to be to keep your eye on the red one, otherwise the distraction will kill you every time. There's some sort of philosophical truism in there somewhere.

Anyhow GO DRUNKS woooooooo.
posted by phylum sinter at 4:06 AM on November 5, 2005


The game is speeding up as you go along, right? It's not just the choppiness disappearing?
posted by nobody at 9:26 AM on November 5, 2005


nobody: correct, it goes faster as you progress
posted by Ynoxas at 12:55 PM on November 5, 2005


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