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October 24, 2008 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Flash Friday! John Calhoun's classic mac game Glider Pro, now in flash form. [previously]

This web version, developed by Mark Arenz and John Calhoun, also lets you share the houses you make online.

If you're still hankering for old-school Glider Pro action on your Mac, you can download the old versions, alongside a smattering of houses.
posted by hellojed (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, this is my first FPP, here's hoping it doesn't blow up or something...
posted by hellojed at 1:40 PM on October 24, 2008


There goes the rest of my day.
posted by Jeff_Larson at 1:48 PM on October 24, 2008


Oh, hell yes. I loved this game.
posted by brundlefly at 2:02 PM on October 24, 2008


Glider Pro is one of those things I've had bookmarked for a long time and never got around to. It's every bit as awesome as I had heard. Thanks hellojed!
posted by [user was fined for this post] at 4:13 PM on October 24, 2008


Uhm, whenever I score points my score counter keeps on growing up to infinity. Kind of reduces the impact.
posted by LogicalDash at 8:21 PM on October 24, 2008


Oh dang, finding this is going to be a MAJOR time suck. I should be tired and go to bed but I have to play this some more. I hadn't thought of this game for decades, but as I started it, I still remember how to get through the opening rooms like some sort of crazy forgotten muscle memory.

And congrats on your first FPP -- I pray that one day I'll make one and it makes someone as happy as yours has made me!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:48 AM on October 25, 2008


(The muscle memory I mentioned was for the downloaded version -- which was exactly how I remembered it. The flash version, while fun thus far, didn't cause the same reaction but will still probably hook me.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:53 AM on October 25, 2008


Wow, funny to see an ancient post of mine. Looking back, I could have written a better description.

The new Flash version is very good! ...I don't suppose they're working on an iPhone version? ;)
posted by Down10 at 5:31 PM on October 25, 2008


Um.

They didn't exactly test this, did they? Switches don't always work, the first star is out of reach, and the first outlet I came to, instead of alternating on and off, stays on and is impossible to pass. I spent probably millions of hours playing Glider Pro back in the day, and these problems seem pretty obvious to me. Which is bad.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:26 PM on October 25, 2008


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