resembles-but-is-legally-distinct-from a certain beloved adventurer whom you may remember from a certain series of copyrighted movies
. The first few games
in which he stars are in French (and a little on the primitive side), but the gameplay is simple enough: Arrow keys to move, jump, and duck, spacebar to attack with the whip. The latest game in the series, Alien Wars
, can be played in English. Lovely squishy little blood spurts, among other things, when death ensues. (Flash.)
posted by Gator
on Mar 8, 2006 -
The Flowering Nose in Slugland
adventure game. As a goblin with a flower for a nose, your ultimate goal is to find the lost sprout. Defeat enemies by throwing flowers at them; power up with hearts; teleport from level to level with such esoteric trinkets as donuts and cherries. (Java.)
posted by Gator
on Jan 27, 2006 -
Bancroft and Arnesen
are in Russia ready to start their newest adventure: starting Monday, as polar explorers in their own right, they'll try to become the first women in history to ski across the top of the world - two women pulling two sleds across 1,000 miles of frozen ocean. No dogs, no men and one .44 Magnum revolver.
They may not be taking men, but they are taking a laptop so you can track their progress.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy
on Feb 19, 2005 -
- based on the classic text game of the same name
- was the first game ever to contain an easter egg.
It seems laughably primitive these days, but when it first hit shelves, Adventure was a programming masterpiece. The text version
of Adventure (by Willie Crowther and Don Woods) required hundreds of KB and a mainframe computer to operate, so much that Atari brass told Warren Robinett
not to even bother with a 2600 version.
He did anyway, and the results are near legendary. The 2600 version of Adventure went on to sell over a million copies at $25 a pop. For his effort Robinett recieved absolutely nothing beyond his $22,000/year salary.
the 2600 Adventure. (Flash) If you're one of those who requires some eye candy, why not download the Quake 3 Adventure Map
posted by absalom
on Jan 7, 2005 -
Ever dreamed of building a boat and sailing away?
Two clearly mad Canadians decide to built a yacht. Clearly mad because they actually do it! It's a bit of a saga but well worth the read for the vicarious pleasure. I'm green with envy!
N.B. the site navigation can be a bit dicky so you may have to change the url to get to the next day sometimes. It goes up to day 222.
posted by milkwood
on Jan 6, 2005 -
It’s 4am. In the past twenty hours you've done everything you could ever have imagined-- been chased by black helicopters
, climbed mountains
, been scared out of your wits
, broken the land-speed record for a mini-van, agonized over the inadequate size of your cranium
, jumped for joy, and told your best friend off. Everything but sleep. You won't get to do that for at least another 8 hours.
A combination of scavenger hunt, road rally and mental gymnastics, The Game sends six-person teams scurrying across the landscape in vans equipped with laptops and photocopiers, maps, bibles, walkie-talkies, GPS units, cryptographic cheat sheets and, variously, wetsuits, sledgehammers and blowtorches. Sound fun? Go for it
posted by Daddio
on Apr 21, 2004 -
The Serco Transarctic Expedition:
Ben Saunders is attempting the first ever solo ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean -- from Russia to Canada via the geographic North Pole without kites or dogs and without replenishing supplies. He's now about 160 nautical miles into the trek, and making daily posts about the experience.
posted by me3dia
on Apr 7, 2004 -
Palestinian-Israeli expedition scales Antarctic peak.
The "Breaking The Ice" team of four Palestinians and four Israelis, having not shied away from picking the obvious metaphor for the title of their adventure, reached the summit of a previously unclimbed and unnamed mountain last friday, and named it "The Mountain of Israeli-Palestinian Friendship". Apparently, the mountain didn't collapse under the weight of all this symbolism. There was blogging
posted by liam
on Jan 20, 2004 -
It's just after mid-May and that means one thing: it's summit time on Everest
. Current reports are mostly good with only a broken leg and attempted rescue
reported so far. If you've ever followed Everest, you'll certainly know about the 1996 disaster
, the stories
that surrounded it, and the constant death toll (4 out of every 100 that attempt the climb will die trying). There are a lot of teams going up
this year, including a team with the youngest american to ever peak
and an attempt from the oldest (who was also the guy that first climbed all seven summits
). Yesterday and today look like the big summit attempt days, with the north side route having the best luck (though it has the more difficult route). Should be interesting to watch over the next few days, especially to see if the british climber with the broken leg will survive.
posted by mathowie
on May 21, 2003 -
Some Friday Fun
"Banja is destined for everyone. Here, it is not a question of conquering, but of evolving within a whole way of life and of discovering its mysteries." Not a game for the bandwidth-challenged, unless you're REALLY patient.
posted by TheFarSeid
on Oct 25, 2002 -
awesome skydiving images
posted this link in his blog.
i've never gone skydiving myself, though i've thought about it. there's always that nagging doubt about the chute.
any mefi'ers taken the plunge? did you dig it?
if you haven't yet, would you?
posted by bwg
on Aug 3, 2001 -