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Do you like baseball? Or do you prefer cricket? Luke Whittaker has designed a browser-game for each.
July 13, 2007 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Do you like baseball? Or do you prefer cricket? Luke Whittaker has designed a browser-game for each.
posted by Kattullus (22 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like!
posted by ericb at 3:16 PM on July 13, 2007


By the by, if you've played the baseball game before and remember it being full of bugs, it's now been fixed.
posted by Kattullus at 3:16 PM on July 13, 2007


Wow, that's fun.

But: If you tie the ninth inning, it'll think every inning after that is a tie no matter how many runs you get. I got to inning 13 or so before I decided I wasn't imagining it.
posted by Plutor at 3:19 PM on July 13, 2007


Can I learn at least the basics of Cricket this way? Or is it a simplified minigame version?

IE, there are lots of baseball games out there that consist of a hitting minigame etc, and might be a lot of fun - but you wouldn't actually understand the basic game at the end, only that someone bats.

Can I learn what the wickets are for and how you score and why it takes days from this?
posted by freebird at 3:23 PM on July 13, 2007


Only time I'll ever slog Shane Warne about the park. Great fun.
posted by djgh at 3:27 PM on July 13, 2007


Wow. That cricket game is quite realistic - just as slow & boring as the real thing. Lucky I have my mobile phone on me: I can send sexy texts to the English girls in between overs.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:54 PM on July 13, 2007


well, after 5 minutes, i have fulfilled my lifetime requirement of internet cricket.
posted by dubold at 4:01 PM on July 13, 2007


With two outs and a man on first, I hit a ball to the wall in the left-center gap.

The shortstop ran to the wall to get it.

To the wall. In the gap. The shortstop.

Before he reached it, my lead runner had reached second, and I told him to go for third, and the batter to go for second.

The shortstop reached the ball, thew it in to third base, and got the runner out by about 45 feet. It was, apparently, a force out, despite the fact that, um, that's not legal.

The shortstop. From the wall. In the gap. By 45 feet. A force out.

The third baseman, after catching the ball and faux-forcing out the lead runner, threw to the second baseman, faux-forcing out the batter by about 45 feet.

For the fourth out of the inning.

I think I'm done with this game.
posted by Flunkie at 4:06 PM on July 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


OK, I lied, I just gave it one more shot.

With no outs and a runner on first, I hit an easy fly ball to the center fielder.

The runner on first, without seeking my approval, takes off for second. On an easy fly ball. Not tagging up, mind you - just running.

The center fielder catches the ball. Out!

The runner continues running for second. Despite the fact that the center fielder caught the ball. He's now about halfway there.

The center fielder throws the ball in to second. Out! Not tagging the runner, mind you - forcing the runner. Not forcing the runner at first, mind you - forcing the runner at second.

I think that people who don't have a basic grasp on the fundamental concepts of baseball probably shouldn't try to make baseball video games.

Now I really am done with this game.
posted by Flunkie at 4:12 PM on July 13, 2007


Flash games without a volume control should be purged from the internet until they can be brought up to 1998 standards. Any news on a FlashMute plugin for FireFox?
posted by Eideteker at 4:20 PM on July 13, 2007


I played some baseball in the boy scouts many years ago (that makes me one of the few that actually knows baseball rules in the south of Italy). Even if I found it absolutely impossible for me to play in real life (i'm no good in sports that involves balls, cordination, and stuff), I always thought it could be quite fun to play as a videogame. Can someone suggest me a good simulation for Pc? Is there something like the Pro Evolution Soccer of Baseball games?
posted by darkripper at 4:34 PM on July 13, 2007


eideteker: you know, your speakers might have their very own hardware volume control. failing that, your operating system probably also has a software volume control.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:41 PM on July 13, 2007


that makes me one of the few that actually knows baseball rules in the south of Italy

Except for the U.S. servicemen (and their families) stationed at the U.S. Naval base in Naples.
posted by ericb at 4:45 PM on July 13, 2007


"you know, your speakers might have their very own hardware volume control. failing that, your operating system probably also has a software volume control."

Yeah, but it's a pain in the ass to have to give up listening to music that you want to in order to mute music that you don't want to listen to.
posted by klangklangston at 4:48 PM on July 13, 2007


And I liked the baseball game, but gave up after I realized how to crank a homerun with every swing (providing the pitch is reasonably strikish).
posted by klangklangston at 4:49 PM on July 13, 2007


"eideteker: you know, your speakers might have their very own hardware volume control. failing that, your operating system probably also has a software volume control."

Dude, I'm trying to listen to the podcast in the background. And while I can modulate the volume of the podcast between 0-100%, I can modulate the volume of the flash animation not at all. So unless your flash game has sound that's mastered perfectly for every situation, you ought to be programming a volume control.
posted by Eideteker at 4:49 PM on July 13, 2007


MetaFilter: faux-forcing the runner out.
posted by ORthey at 5:00 PM on July 13, 2007


The cricket game really makes cricket as boring as it really is.

In derail news, ICHIRO! got a $90M contract today.
posted by dw at 5:20 PM on July 13, 2007


The baseball game is brutal in terms of vectors and such, yes. (Five home runs in five swings, eek).

It's really just a hitting minigame, like the Orbitz ones, dressed up to look like more than that. Graphics are nicely done, though.

Not sure why these are FPP material. There are thousands be such Flash mini games and these aren't great ones, other than the novelty (?) of a cricket game.
posted by rokusan at 5:27 PM on July 13, 2007


I found Stick Cricket to be a bit more entertaining and/or less boring. Which, given the comments, may make it less realistic. Oh well.
posted by Remy at 6:16 PM on July 13, 2007


And I liked the baseball game, but gave up after I realized how to crank a homerun with every swing (providing the pitch is reasonably strikish).

Yeah, I'd been sitting on these links for a while, but I didn't post because the baseball game had a bug so that it was impossible to win on the hard setting. I noticed it was fixed today so I posted. It's actually somewhat less fun now that it's possible to win.

This may have something to do with being Nordic.

"It's just not the same without the futility of existance"
posted by Kattullus at 8:10 PM on July 13, 2007


I had some fun with Tabletop Cricket.
posted by Prince Nez at 1:43 AM on July 14, 2007


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