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.
posted by Kattullus
on Aug 21, 2009 -
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.
posted by vraxoin
on Mar 26, 2004 -
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.
posted by Fenriss
on Jan 31, 2003 -
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.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 16, 2002 -
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.
posted by Su
on Jul 18, 2002 -
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?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on May 29, 2002 -
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.
posted by Su
on May 2, 2002 -
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!
posted by aekastar
on Nov 20, 2000 -
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...)
posted by Baud
on Aug 22, 2000 -
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.
posted by Baud
on Mar 9, 2000 -