is a shockwave-game where you play a baby samurai out to rescue his mother. You run around a 3d landscape, all of which you can pick up and throw, once you grow strong enough to lift it. To start with you're picking up vases and other light items but soon enough you're lobbing houses around and eventually entire mountains. It's vaguely reminiscent of Mario 64 and Katamary Damacy.
Merry Christmas, Mefites!
Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you might enjoy this fun bit of flash goodness.
One of ten random flash thingys from the 10 ways project
is an arkanoid clone that lets you create your own levels
. (requires Shockwave)
I have no idea why I find this amusing.
Spy Bot. "You work by fighting DataBattles, in which you deploy and maneuver programs to defeat opposing software on the memory grid." Good wholesome fun, and highly addictive.
[this is good] [note: flash, music, visuals, etc.]
-- float your robust character around and defeat the evil El Bobo! (shockwave - via tui
"Sissy" fights on the playground,
at least when I was a kid, were always the bloodiest. Now you can apply the smackdown without hurting anyone. Much. Friday
Flash Shockwave Fun
Frivolous Fun for Friday
(although not quite lighthearted…) As an avid Gorey fan, I couldn't pass up posting these interactive murder mysteries. Shockwave required.
and Avant La Nuit
are two exquisite interactive pieces by Nicolas Clauss
, a "painter who stopped 'traditional painting' to use multimedia and the internet as a canvas", working from his Flying Puppet
studio in Paris. [ Requires Shockwave. Use your mouse.
Rockem Sockem Rabbis!
Some more Shockwave fun, just in case you had any potential productivity lingering today.
is a Shockwave app that turns a web page into music by converting the HTML into numbers and then running that through formulas developed by Arnold Schoenberg
, who came to be known as the inventory of atonalism in music, and influential in serialism
, which aims to produce music by controlling aspects of the music with number series. Don't expect Beethoven, but sometimes the output is nice.
The Google front page produced a pretty soothing bit of background sound the first time I tried it, but the next, it sounded like several other pages I tried. Some explanation for this and the choice of a single sound can be found in the informative critique.
Sorry to post a shockwave.com link, but Groove Blender 2
has eaten away almost my whole morning. Drag and drop blocks onto the canvas to create your own grooves- the downloadable version includes many more beats and the option to export your groove, or save it to Shockwaves servers. Anyone know of something else this simple that is simlar but allows you to import others grooves?
The Try Group's site
uses a simple Flash "game" to deliver their central idea: that children should be encouraged to look at the world in different ways. There's a little more info
at the developer's site.
Neat concept, and also just fun to poke around in for a little while.
Hmmmmm - Ribbony.
Delicious FLASH / SHOCKWAVE site.
Hard to believe it's been twenty years.
- the interactive story of Albert and Lovely Lisa - a 2.4M shockwave download... Just one of many finalists in the flashforward2001
Flash Film Festival.
Love the new Gorillaz video
(in Cinema section. Warning: Shockwave intensive). But is it me, or is their music just a bit so-so? And rejecting the Mercury Music Prize
was just petulant.
Great little shockwave game here.
Like a little slice of childhood.. I remember putting together these racetracks and racing those little electric cars along them. Great fun, and there's even a 2 player option. Sweet.
a work of art?
this site confused me at first, until I saw the drawing section. you can create works of art using shockwave and your keyboard. feel free to create your own and let me know! doodling has become fun again!
Tim Burton's "Stainboy"
"He can't fly around tall buildings, or outrun a speeding train, the only talent he seems to have is to leave a nasty stain."
warning! addictive stuff!
Pictionary. IRC-like chat. Mix both ingredients. Serves up to 10 people confortably. Addictive when some colleagues in the same room are playing with you. Last warning : this will make productivity rate in the US economy go down (and possibly the interest rate will go up...)
Chu-Chu! Banzai Shock On!
It was Dreamcast game you were sick to death of hearing about, now it's the Shockwave game you can't quit playing. TSUBABABABA!
Everybody can be a rock star
First there were guitarists, then there were people playing the keyboards. Now with your keyboard you can play the guitar. Don't forget to thank the Rockschool
when you pick up that Grammy.