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May 6, 2010 7:54 PM   Subscribe

Adverputt! So fun that you won't realize you're being advertised to!
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy (36 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
I realized it.
posted by box at 7:57 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ooh, I got a hole-in-one!
posted by box at 7:58 PM on May 6, 2010


I don't think you understand metafilter.
posted by HuronBob at 7:58 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Grrr, the 9th hole is killing me!
posted by headnsouth at 8:05 PM on May 6, 2010


Whatever ICYCLE is, I ain't buyin' shit from 'em.
posted by griphus at 8:06 PM on May 6, 2010 [6 favorites]


Mochomedia doesn't understand that their image is directly tied to abject frustration in my head now.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:06 PM on May 6, 2010 [8 favorites]


Fun game, just finished playing a round. And I can't recall any specifics on the advertising - take that adverputt!
posted by deacon_blues at 8:07 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


final score: 3309

pretty fun little flash game, though I had a moment of disappointment about halfway through. I originally thought that the holes were being dynamically generated from the shapes of the advertiver's logos. When I realized that the logos were just decals on a static course, I felt let down.
posted by 256 at 8:09 PM on May 6, 2010


Combines the best aspects of advertising and miniature golf. Combines the best aspects of advertising and miniature golf. Combines the best aspects of advertising and miniature golf.

Sorry. I had to say that three times and it still doesn't make any sense.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:11 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


that was fun. Didn't mind being advertised to.
posted by djduckie at 8:11 PM on May 6, 2010


They say "Free sponsorship to top 12 websites that link to Adverputt [by] May 14."
I would be amused if this got MeFi on Adverputt.
posted by LSK at 8:12 PM on May 6, 2010 [7 favorites]


LSK: I was kind of thinking that too.
posted by djduckie at 8:21 PM on May 6, 2010


I enjoyed the mini-golf.

I don't recall a single company that was advertising to me during it.

To me, that's a win.
posted by hippybear at 8:24 PM on May 6, 2010


It's neat. The advertising is refreshingly honest. I got 3,323 the first time, then 4,804 the second time once I knew what to do on some of the more visually confusing holes.
posted by dammitjim at 8:29 PM on May 6, 2010


Actually, the advertisers all seem to be supportive creative projects/agencies right now, so I'm kind of cool with the advertising too.

(except you, mochimedia...)
posted by Navelgazer at 8:31 PM on May 6, 2010


I am frustratingly bad at mini-golf in real life - and, apparently, on the internet. Damn you, Emma James, physio.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 8:34 PM on May 6, 2010


I propose a MeFi splash page where AskMeFi, MeTa, etc could have their own hole.
posted by andythebean at 8:36 PM on May 6, 2010


Hmmm- I don't remember any of the ads either. No matter, the programming will kick in next time I'm in the mall....
posted by drhydro at 8:46 PM on May 6, 2010


4,789 first try. ALBATROSS! ALBATROSS FOR SALE!
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:46 PM on May 6, 2010


I don't remember any of the ads either. But, I have to leave the interwebs now to get me a steaming hot cup of Mochi.
posted by jimmythefish at 9:19 PM on May 6, 2010


...steaming hot cup of Mochi.

Every Russian-speaker on this - including myself - site just chuckled to themselves a little.
posted by griphus at 9:52 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mildly better than the old pop up ads for Orbitz.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:17 PM on May 6, 2010


More annoying then not.
posted by delmoi at 12:16 AM on May 7, 2010


The advertising is refreshingly honest.

That we live in a world where this is an expressed sentiment made me want to kill myself in the face with a nasty, rusted hammer.
posted by ford and the prefects at 2:17 AM on May 7, 2010


3797. A good, simple game. Too bad about the advertisements.
posted by DU at 4:42 AM on May 7, 2010


looks like british ads. saw one for Strangehaven and sure enough it's for Gary Spencer Millidge's excellent comic but his site hasn't been updated since last December. Then it turns out the game was created by Reece Millidge and dampgnat.com seems to be a showcase for Dan Millidge. couldn't figure out how to play the game though, as soon as I moved the mouse the shot would fire and not have any power.
posted by sineater at 5:42 AM on May 7, 2010


People who hate advertising must not be very creative...I guess I used to hate it when I never did anything, but when you actually produce something it's helpful to figure out ways to get people to find and purchase it. I mean 90% of advertising is terrible but that's just because of the 90% rule.

Anyway one of the ads was for the amazing British graphic novel Strangehaven and I was like OMG A NEW STRANGEHAVEN but alas still no updates since 2005.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:51 AM on May 7, 2010


Aha! Thanks sineater. So that's what Millidge has been doing with his time...making webverts and writing books about graphic design.

CUT IT OUT REECE MAKE MORE STRANGEHAVEN.
YES I KNOW IT DOESNT MAKE ANY MONEY BUT I DONT CARE ABOUT THAT

i had to yell so he'd hear me.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:53 AM on May 7, 2010


I see a mini golf course but no way to actually play mini golf. Where's the ball?
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 7:30 AM on May 7, 2010


Life is bogies, highness. Any course that gives you mostly birdies and eagles is trying to sell you something.
posted by condour75 at 7:36 AM on May 7, 2010


A strange game. The winning move is not to buy.
posted by lore at 7:54 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, for fuck's sake.
posted by lore at 7:55 AM on May 7, 2010


THORONDOR!
posted by Eideteker at 8:09 AM on May 7, 2010


I liked it so much I played it twice. So there. (4848)
posted by unixrat at 8:39 AM on May 7, 2010


From the creators of Icycle, which is a much better game.
posted by waxpancake at 10:12 AM on May 7, 2010


why are the high scores so high? x_x isn't the point of golf to reduce your score?
posted by rubah at 5:24 PM on May 7, 2010


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