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December 8, 2008 5:12 PM   Subscribe

Here is an incredibly fun game in which you play a bowling ball hurtling down a pretty 3d mountain course filled with coins to collect, pins to knock over, launch pads to jump off of, and cannons that shoot you to the finish. Requires the Unity browser plugin thing.
posted by peachfuzz (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
But the music is incredibly annoying - fair warning.
posted by peachfuzz at 5:14 PM on December 8, 2008


Me: Sounds fun, I'll give it a try.
Unity plugin: HURF DURF LINUX USERS!
Me: Suck.
posted by aheckler at 5:16 PM on December 8, 2008


Fun! Thanks for that... no prob installing the plugin on Firefox via my MacBook Pro!
posted by newfers at 5:25 PM on December 8, 2008


It's fun...

C'mon people, how hard is it to find the options menu and turn off the sound? Jeez.
posted by schyler523 at 5:41 PM on December 8, 2008


*awaiting confirmation that this so-called Unity plug isn't actually nasty malware*
posted by loquacious at 5:43 PM on December 8, 2008


What is Unity and why do I want it?
posted by wtdoor at 5:46 PM on December 8, 2008


Unity 3d is the game engine that also brought you the very delightful and Metafilter-approved Velociraptor Safari
posted by peachfuzz at 5:54 PM on December 8, 2008


I'm on mac OSX 10.5.5 running the newest firefox, and I haven't noticed any problems...

On Preview: what peachfuzz said...
posted by schyler523 at 5:56 PM on December 8, 2008


Unity3D is Yet Another Closed Source Browser Plugin That Seems To Be Kinda Cool Now But You Will Wish It Had Never Existed In Three Years.
posted by DU at 6:08 PM on December 8, 2008


*awaiting confirmation that this so-called Unity plug isn't actually nasty malware*

Which is exactly what I should have done before flinging myself headlong into this game.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 6:10 PM on December 8, 2008


Although I have seen no nasty malware-type effects so far -- just to clarify. Also to clarify, this is no proof that I won't see any later.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 6:11 PM on December 8, 2008


just killed my browser
posted by RockyChrysler at 6:26 PM on December 8, 2008


~*awaiting confirmation that this so-called Unity plug isn't actually nasty malware*~

It's not.
posted by chronkite at 6:57 PM on December 8, 2008


First thought - the old board game fireball island - and then I get to level 8. Fun for a moment.
posted by thylacine at 7:46 PM on December 8, 2008


Oooooooooh, Unity.

Which doesn't support Linux and may never, despite the platform's Mac/Unix origin (same thread, a few posts down).

wanders off looking for something shiny
posted by Samizdata at 8:18 PM on December 8, 2008


Whups, there's a barrier to entry.

wanders off looking for something shiny, but not necessarily the same shiny thing as samizdata
posted by tkolar at 9:12 PM on December 8, 2008


Closed source software should be made illegal and programmers should become publicly funded like military personnel. Closed source software gives criminals too much opportunity and private companies too much power.
posted by dollyknot at 3:27 AM on December 9, 2008


yikes, guys, it's just a game I thought was cute.
posted by peachfuzz at 9:03 AM on December 9, 2008


military personnel Closed source software gives criminals too much opportunity and private companies too much power.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:53 AM on December 9, 2008


Unity itself might be squeeky clean. But the habit of assuming that stuff like Unity is safe is one of the main reason we have botnets (which are the reason 95% of e-mail traffic is spam).
posted by straight at 11:31 AM on December 9, 2008


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