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January 7, 2008 8:02 PM   Subscribe

UNIQLO
It's a grid. You play with it. (flash)
posted by dobbs (44 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Uh. I lost? I think. I did see dobbs and treepour in there. Is like some kind of quasi-metaphorical IRC channel?
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:10 PM on January 7, 2008


God love ya, dobbs, but holy shit that music is irritating.
posted by notsnot at 8:10 PM on January 7, 2008


interesting fer shure tho
posted by notsnot at 8:13 PM on January 7, 2008


It's exactly like playing with my daughters. Confusing, loud and I don't get a chance to do much.
posted by Keith Talent at 8:15 PM on January 7, 2008 [11 favorites]


When are we going to see something like this from American Apparel, except with constantly-dividing spandex-clad asses?
posted by griphus at 8:16 PM on January 7, 2008 [4 favorites]


That is the least useful periodic table I've ever seen.
posted by sambosambo at 8:18 PM on January 7, 2008 [13 favorites]


That kept me entertained for far longer than I'm prepared to admit.
posted by treepour at 8:19 PM on January 7, 2008


Surprisingly fun for something so pointless. Thanks dobbs.
posted by grouse at 8:21 PM on January 7, 2008


Just FYI, UNIQLO is a Japanese clothing chain, much like GAP. What that has to do with this site, I dunno.
posted by zardoz at 8:23 PM on January 7, 2008


I think I got my ass kicked? Or maybe I was part of an online participatory art project? Or I was part of a cruel CIA experiment? Or maybe I just helped make a video for the first single off of Luaka Bop's new Blip Hop comp? Or maybe I just learned something about myself? You know, I don't even know if I had fun. Anyone just wanna play a game of dots?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:25 PM on January 7, 2008


Alright. My current goal is to clear the grid and make one huge square. Who's with me?

[this reminds me a lot of Just Letters.]
posted by flatluigi at 8:28 PM on January 7, 2008


back... forth... back... forth.... must... win...
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:36 PM on January 7, 2008


Here's another project of UNIQLO previously on MeFI: UNIQCLOCK. They seem to have a penchant for pointless but fun flash adverts.
posted by reishus at 8:39 PM on January 7, 2008


Teletubbies for adults. And I mean that in a good way.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:40 PM on January 7, 2008


-blurgh-

Dramamine please.
posted by The Deej at 8:51 PM on January 7, 2008


God dammit. STOP TOUCHING MY SQUARES YOU ASSHOLES.

Don't think I don't see you there.
posted by tracert at 8:54 PM on January 7, 2008


Seems like every move is made by some dude named "Deej from United States."
posted by miss lynnster at 8:56 PM on January 7, 2008


-blurgh-
posted by The Deej at 8:56 PM on January 7, 2008


[ CONNECTION ERROR ] BY SOME NETWORK / FIREWALL REASON, YOU CAN'T LOGIN TO THE GRID.

Damn. All I can do is watch something I don't really understand.



It's like my first Catholic Mass, all over again...
posted by pupdog at 8:57 PM on January 7, 2008


So, what were we supposed to be doing again?
posted by djgh at 8:59 PM on January 7, 2008


I got very confused for a second. I thought the week was over with the flash games being posted...

"I'm sure I've only been to work once since the last weekend..."
posted by Brockles at 9:02 PM on January 7, 2008


This is incredibly soothing to listen to in the background.
posted by boo_radley at 9:28 PM on January 7, 2008


I do not enjoy these tragedy of the commons games. Either that or I am dim and am missing something.
posted by motty at 9:31 PM on January 7, 2008


I don't play to win, I play to not lose.
posted by Mister Cheese at 9:47 PM on January 7, 2008


notsnot writes "God love ya, dobbs, but holy shit that music is irritating."

No kidding. Cripes usually you can turn it off, not with these self important wankers.
posted by Mitheral at 9:55 PM on January 7, 2008


I really thought this felt like a really weird ad. The bouncing, look-at-me brand-name squares just turns me off.

... And then all you do is... look at them.

And it turns out, I check in here, and zardoz says "Just FYI, UNIQLO is a Japanese clothing chain, much like GAP."

... This is really brilliant advertising.
posted by blacklite at 9:57 PM on January 7, 2008


I can't get over how ad-like it is! Can you imagine if you told some marketing people "hey, I bet we can have your little square logo be stared at and turned into a game as people compete to make it bigger and theirs and their own colour!" They would poo themselves. And here it is, done!

I hope you've all enjoyed your programming for the day!
posted by blacklite at 10:00 PM on January 7, 2008


Surprisingly hypnotic (and I second blacklite on this being brilliant advertising).

Thought I recognized the name, and remembered that this company got an FWA award earlier in 2007 with Uniqlock. Still not entirely sure what that's all about.
posted by avoision at 10:22 PM on January 7, 2008


I think I won.
posted by tehloki at 10:42 PM on January 7, 2008


This is cool. I want to see more things like this.

(like this = small-group real-time multiplayer abstract play-toys)
posted by ManInSuit at 10:48 PM on January 7, 2008


(Flatluigi - just slowly outline the whole sreen, and complete the circle. Use whatever timing you like).
posted by ManInSuit at 10:49 PM on January 7, 2008


GAP Blue.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:16 AM on January 8, 2008


ペプシブルー。
posted by armage at 2:54 AM on January 8, 2008


ペプシ青い, I think
posted by bashos_frog at 4:34 AM on January 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Uniqlo do some great advertising. Yugop again?
posted by davemee at 4:43 AM on January 8, 2008


Wow. That final boss is way too hard.
posted by loquacious at 5:52 AM on January 8, 2008


That's the store where I bought my ninja socks when I was in Japan...
posted by clevershark at 6:35 AM on January 8, 2008


It seems to be playing with itself.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:51 AM on January 8, 2008


This is a lot of fun with a tablet PC.
posted by JDHarper at 6:55 AM on January 8, 2008


Pepsi boop
posted by ardgedee at 7:49 AM on January 8, 2008


I just wasted like 2 whole minutes on this thing then found out they aren't keeping score. Ugh.
posted by JakeEXTREME at 9:53 AM on January 8, 2008


yep, it was Yugo Nakamura and is studio - tha ltd tha.jp
posted by alexanderj at 1:53 PM on January 8, 2008


Just spent some more time with the Uniqlock. The polo shirts the dancers were wearing last summer have been replaced with turtlenecks and grey skirts, but they're still doing the same moves in the same rooms with the same camera positions. They've added a ton more music snippets to the music randomizer.

Now it changes the music mix and dance videos over the course of the day. If you hit the clock when it's late night in Japan (3 AM-ish), the music is downbeat and the 5-second video snippets are of dancers sleeping on the staircases or at desks.

And at the top of the hour, there's a 30 second video of a man dancing with a clock.

I wish I had clients cool (and rich) enough to not only to make toys like this but evolve them like this.
posted by ardgedee at 3:13 PM on January 8, 2008


Hate this. Hate this so much. Start drawing a picture and then someone starts messing my area up. Frustrating.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 9:28 PM on January 8, 2008


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