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July 17, 2007 9:37 PM   Subscribe

Where's an egg? Psuedo-Russian noir wumpus action. Confused? Consider bidding on the only copy of the instructions in existence. Need a break? Check out some other fine titles from completely made up game company Videlectrix.
posted by cortex (41 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
hrm
posted by bigmusic at 9:49 PM on July 17, 2007


I think the answer is " there is no egg "
posted by bigmusic at 9:49 PM on July 17, 2007




I asked a woman about a slingshot and an egg/stone and then shot her in an art gallery.

I was awarded a medal.

What the hell is going on.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:56 PM on July 17, 2007


Who's going to tell me how 50k racewalker ends?
posted by 517 at 10:00 PM on July 17, 2007


This must be a yolk.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:01 PM on July 17, 2007


Great game. It's a bit rough to end up with a ball and chain and then also turned into a skeleton though.
posted by tellurian at 10:04 PM on July 17, 2007


I grew up with most of these games (not the egg one), and it's awesome to see them collected together on the internet to play again. When I was a kid, somebody I knew spent all weekend playing racewalker and finished the race! He said the ending was really rad.

Fantastic post!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:06 PM on July 17, 2007 [4 favorites]


I found the egg.
posted by Krrrlson at 10:08 PM on July 17, 2007


There is an egg. I found it too.
posted by Brittanie at 10:10 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


It seems that stinkoman can drop some beats.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:13 PM on July 17, 2007


The Stinkoman game was a surprise - very playable and challenging. It's just about as good as a flash game can get.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:15 PM on July 17, 2007


Okay, I've had un oeuf now.
posted by tellurian at 10:16 PM on July 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


Yep, there's an egg - just look for the liar.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 10:17 PM on July 17, 2007


Thy Dungeonman III is basically one of the most awesome anachronistic games ever created.
posted by blacklite at 10:27 PM on July 17, 2007


517: Who's going to tell me how 50k racewalker ends? - [spoiler]
posted by tellurian at 10:28 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Isn't this the game company from Homestar Runner?
posted by arcticwoman at 10:31 PM on July 17, 2007


The only way to win is not to play.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:37 PM on July 17, 2007 [3 favorites]


Isn't this the game company from Homestar Runner?

I reckon so. All the Trogdor/Strongbad material clinches it. The word "Videlectrix" was even mentioned, once, in an older thread, but this stuff—whether new or otherwise—hasn't gotten any love, and I was just goddam pleased to discover it this evening thanks to #mefi.
posted by cortex at 10:41 PM on July 17, 2007


I won the egg!!!1 Bros. Chaps and Me is a a win!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:44 PM on July 17, 2007


Tellurian's already there, but the head-asplodingly detailed wiki should cover all your Vidilectrix-related needs. [spoilers]
posted by ormondsacker at 10:54 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wumpus? Where?
posted by homunculus at 11:04 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


These games crack me up even more than the Homestar cartoons. They even have a special Wii-friendly site.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:26 PM on July 17, 2007


I played this game yesterday. After a few minutes, I found myself kind of delighted and impressed with the wordless, intuitive gameplay.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:37 PM on July 17, 2007


I went in, I shot two ladies, and I found an egg. I was congratulated - 920 - and Sputnik flew by overhead. ... ...
posted by alexei at 12:24 AM on July 18, 2007


650
posted by johnny novak at 2:55 AM on July 18, 2007


That opening tune is funky as hell. Some nerdlicious MC needs to sample it and lay down some lyrics over the top. Preferably egg-related.
posted by RokkitNite at 6:05 AM on July 18, 2007


All three spaceships. Of course I just shot the first guy I saw... he claimed he knew nothing about the egg. Liar!

Peasant's Quest is my favorite one though.
posted by caution live frogs at 6:07 AM on July 18, 2007


I love Videlectrix.
posted by rlk at 6:13 AM on July 18, 2007


Do the graphics remind anyone else of a huge animated gif detective story written in Finnish from around 2000? I swear I saw something like that. Once. Somewhere.
posted by dithered at 9:16 AM on July 18, 2007


Anyone care to explain in brief how to do the wii thing with it? Do you use the internet channel? Videlectrix isn't just camp to some of us - my video game skillz are still around that 8-bit level. But, having waited in the wee wii hours at Fry's for one for the boyfriend's birthday, I admit it's awesome, finally showing some respect to my characteristically 80's emotive flailing.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:48 AM on July 18, 2007


I haven't tried it (though I will!), but I think the intention is that you jump into Opera, go to the wii page, and fire up a game—they probably just formatted it to nicely fit the default browser zoom.
posted by cortex at 11:11 AM on July 18, 2007


cortex: Turns out there's a bit of an art to Wii flash programming. While I think you're right about the HR stuff, it seems that the various buttons on the controller can be detected by Flash. In particular, the controller pad has special keycodes for each of the directions.
posted by JHarris at 2:56 PM on July 18, 2007


All 3 Thy Dungeonman games and Peasant's Quest are pretty awesome, if you like old RPGs and jokes about old RPGs. Which I do. Population: Tire is mesmerizing.
posted by Tehanu at 2:59 PM on July 18, 2007


As for the game: this is actually a kind of work of genius. Unlike what the FPP says, it doesn't seem to relate to Hunt The Wumpus. In fact, it doesn't seem to relate to anything.
posted by JHarris at 4:28 PM on July 18, 2007


Agreed re: genius, but I have to protest to the other assertion: it certainly relates to Hunt the Wumpus in that both are minimalist deductive exercises that require the player to decide and fire and which yet punish the player for firing out of turn. The two are married each even unto the other, spiritually.
posted by cortex at 4:35 PM on July 18, 2007


I visit Homestarrunner.com regularly, but somehow I'd never stumbled on "Where's an Egg?" before. Brilliant weirdness.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 9:58 PM on July 18, 2007


i thought the point was that there was no dungeonman I
posted by timory at 2:14 AM on July 19, 2007


954. And WTF was that??
posted by dreamsign at 2:50 AM on July 19, 2007


i thought the point was that there was no dungeonman I

Thy Dungeonman.
posted by Tehanu at 7:50 AM on July 19, 2007


I love how this game transcends the language barrier. I played it without reading the thread or any of the other links and found it very much solvable via trial and error. Wonderful post, thanks.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:09 PM on July 19, 2007


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