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Wolfenstein 1-D: The Game That Changed Everything, Converted to a One Pixel Line. In 1992, Wolfenstein 3-D revolutionized video games and created the 3D first-person shooter genre. Now, after decades of development, Wolfenstein 3-D has been converted to breathtaking, epoch-making 1-D. You can now play the game in a single, dazzling one-pixel line.
posted by Fizz (42 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
... why?
posted by edgeways at 12:19 PM on January 24, 2011


I won!
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:21 PM on January 24, 2011


Ehh, too linear.
posted by theodolite at 12:23 PM on January 24, 2011 [30 favorites]


I tried playing this for a little while, but honestly I have a hard time seeing the point.
posted by koeselitz at 12:24 PM on January 24, 2011 [9 favorites]


...why not?

It's well done. Playable and kinda fun.
posted by IanMorr at 12:24 PM on January 24, 2011


Why? It beats the dimensionless quantity of Doom.
posted by Hoopo at 12:25 PM on January 24, 2011


But how do I circle strafe?
posted by Ad hominem at 12:27 PM on January 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Why? It beats the dimensionless quantity of Doom.

Hell is a dimension.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:27 PM on January 24, 2011


needs lineland (from flatland) crossover fanfic.
posted by oonh at 12:30 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


SPOILERS:


The knife wasn't included at the start of the level. :(
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:31 PM on January 24, 2011


wat
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 12:34 PM on January 24, 2011


Ehh, too linear.

And the characters are all one-dimensional.
posted by daniel_charms at 12:35 PM on January 24, 2011


Sadly, there doesn't seem to be anywhere that you can play the original online due to some kind of ownership limbo.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:36 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


BTW, it's "Mein Leben", not "Mien leiben".
posted by dfan at 12:36 PM on January 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


I have a hard time seeing the point.

Wrong game. You want the zero-dimensional version.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 12:37 PM on January 24, 2011 [9 favorites]


Why?
Because it is one of the great games!
Anyone who remembers this from when it first came out, knows why?
It is the same reason that Atari's Adventure is still one of the great RPG games.

btw, this game is available as an iphone app -
and it is great on the iphone
posted by Flood at 12:38 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


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posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:39 PM on January 24, 2011


The sounds made me nostalgic. Wish there was an option to hear it as it sounded out of my PC speaker.
posted by Space Coyote at 12:40 PM on January 24, 2011


Finally, a game with a plot deeper than the gameplay.
posted by eriko at 12:40 PM on January 24, 2011


Horace Rumpole: I thought the img tag was supposed to be disabled?
posted by daniel_charms at 12:42 PM on January 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Related.
posted by inedible at 12:45 PM on January 24, 2011


Meen Leebin!
posted by moonbiter at 12:50 PM on January 24, 2011


Meen Lyben! Scheisse!
posted by moonbiter at 12:51 PM on January 24, 2011


The sounds made me nostalgic. Wish there was an option to hear it as it sounded out of my PC speaker.

This is the game I bought my first sound card for. "Schutzstaffel!"

So. Totally. Worth it.
posted by vorfeed at 12:57 PM on January 24, 2011


Can we get a SPOILER tag for Horace Rumpole's comment? I'm trying to beat the game without the use of a map.
posted by mysterpigg at 1:00 PM on January 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


This would be easier if I could rotate the arena by 90 degrees and crouch in a sub-pixel.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 1:00 PM on January 24, 2011


Of course, since you see it from the side, this isn't a true 1-D first person shooter. If it was, you'd only see a single pixel.
posted by sfred at 1:03 PM on January 24, 2011


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posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:09 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed all of these one liners - pun intended.
posted by drewski at 1:14 PM on January 24, 2011


Umm... I suspect I may be having a humour fail here.

Oh wait... Mornington Crescent!
posted by Decani at 1:23 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flatland Nazis.

I *hate* Flatland Nazis...
posted by mazola at 1:28 PM on January 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Meh. It lacks the breadth of the original.
posted by Hylas at 1:48 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Meh. It lacks the breadth depth of the original.
posted by jng at 2:23 PM on January 24, 2011


This crosses a line for me. It's merely derivative, and not at all substantial.
posted by rouftop at 2:29 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I still equate this music with zomg get ready for some awesomely high performance gaming.
posted by starman at 2:35 PM on January 24, 2011


I am going to write a letter to Roger Ebert explaining to him just exactly what is wrong with 1D video games.
posted by chavenet at 2:42 PM on January 24, 2011


It's kind of tangential, but this is reminding me of the time someone wrote a rendering plugin for Quake that displayed everything as an A-Ha video.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 4:04 PM on January 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


It's kind of tangential...

Good one.
posted by DU at 5:44 PM on January 24, 2011


It's definitely easier to aim.
posted by Johnny Assay at 6:33 PM on January 24, 2011


A mad dash to the end.
posted by perspicio at 7:23 PM on January 24, 2011


i reley dont wan to say this, but i have to now. this game is so flat. i mean, all you do is run left or rite. thats it! how is this an FPS anyway? you cant contrail anything but in one dimensune! what if i didnt want to open th dor? what apout jumps? all you can go rihgt and shoot? there is no way you can get lose! this game is crap! its not even an FPS at all! i mean look at it! in what way is this supposed to be an FPS if you can see how tall thins are and stuff? all you do is press three butten the entier time! explain to me! the athore coments al totol lies! is it supposed to be wolfunstine? i dont even know how this damn game got on the blue, or a favorites! pepole think this review is worthles. go ahead! say it! i dont care! im just trying to make a point here! blam this piece of crap!!!!

P.S the only reson im giving this a coment is beacuase the mine layben where pretty good. but thats it!
posted by introp at 8:44 PM on January 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


It's kind of tangential...

Good one.


The really sick part is that I didn't even think about that when I wrote it. That sort of thing jus happens to me sometimes. It's like the time I was talking about Mortyr, a semi-controversial first-person shooter that involved traveling back in time to keep the Nazis from winning World War II, and I mentioned that there'd been a furor about it.

I actually had to ask people to explain to me why they were groaning. =/
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 7:23 AM on January 25, 2011


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