September 12: A Toy World
"September 12 is a free Shockwave game where players try to solve the terrorist problem - a sort of editorial cartoon rendered in simple simulation." It's not really much of a simulation, and the 'argument' is simplistic to the point of inanity. But as a new medium, interesting. (via gamegirladvance
posted by jcruelty
on Oct 2, 2003 -
Learn How to Make Change.
Having never had to work retail and wanting to learn bartending, I found the FunBrain Change Maker to be a useful game where the player calculates the change given for a money purchase.
posted by johnnydark
on Sep 18, 2003 -
Balance the State Budget
-- Fight this little Flash game created by the AP for hours and hours. It's certainly timely given the number of U.S. states struggling to balance their books and it's definitely engrossing (for geeks). While it certainly is simplistic, it makes me wonder, is playing the political game really this hard? Or is this game (or am I) just stupid? Even better question, is it impossible to win?
posted by lazywhinerkid
on Aug 24, 2003 -
The game designers at Orsinal
have been busy since we last
discussed them, with a number of new amusing & lovely games. For those who haven't been there yet, and for those who haven't been there in a while, stop by and play... if only all flash animation were done with this degree of care and attention to aesthetic.
posted by jonson
on Aug 6, 2003 -
Those of you with crazy multi-tasking skills might want to check out Arcadia
, where you play four different super simple games at the same time. Extra points for the stylishly retro chunky pixels look, which brings me right back to happy afternoons spent with my 2600
posted by lia
on Aug 5, 2003 -
You've already pushed a hapless dummy down the stairs.
Now you can see what happens when that same guy gets behind the wheel
- or at least inside the cab - of a truck speeding toward a wall. Scant on documentation, but not hard to figure out (the 1 and 2 sliders control the position of two ramps). Anyone find a good technique for a high score? (2 MB Windows .exe)
posted by wanderingmind
on Aug 3, 2003 -
is a simple, relaxing, hypnotic, zen-like, and infuriating game. Control your fish with the arrows. Eat fish smaller than you. Avoid fish larger than you. The more you eat, the more you grow.
posted by leapfrog
on Jul 25, 2003 -
Friday flash fun
in the form of a rather amusing game to promote the Rolling Stones
tour. Catch the bras, dodge the bottles and knock away the pants thrown by the men! Predictably enough, I was rubbish at it.
posted by ralawrence
on Jul 25, 2003 -
1: dear fruit master,
you never got my first letter! i'll tell you what it said- i hate the stupid, idiotic game of fruit
! the new one and the old one! they both stink! if i lose again i'm going to smash in the computer screen! i will win i will not lose again! or in three words- I WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Signed, LAURENE
2: Dear Fruit Master,
I lost your game after I tried about 200 times!!!! This game is really hard, and I thought you improved it. My child is highly upset and we will never go on the internet again!!!!!
signed,a very angry parent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
posted by iconomy
on Jul 19, 2003 -
Relive the game that made you completely ignore most of your elementary education.
Warning: Not safe for getting work done any time soon.
posted by qDot
on Jun 4, 2003 -
A mindless diversion for Easter. This reminds me of the 'pusher'
games they have in amusement arcades the length and breadth of England. I am no good at those either.
posted by essexjan
on Apr 18, 2003 -
is an online RPG that's "a simulation of what it is like to be a power player in the movie industry today." Take on the role of studio head, agent, producer, critic, or journalist and make virtual movies
every bit as crappy as the ones that the real Hollywood churns out!
posted by MrBaliHai
on Apr 6, 2003 -
Friday Thursday Flash Fun Art
. Suspended Gardens 2 allows you to plant virtual flowers in Iraq. You can customize your flower and include a message. As Metafilterarians like to state their opinions, do not miss this opportunity. [more inside]
posted by MzB
on Mar 27, 2003 -
St Patrick - The Game ...
Try to drive the snakes out of Ireland using a 357 Magnum instead of a staff.
And have a great St Patrick's Day. Who knows, it may be our last ...
posted by essexjan
on Mar 17, 2003 -
Put your words in the mouths of talking heads. Or dogs, with Scottish accents. Brought to you by the good folks at Bud. Weis. Er. Excellent pronunciation!
posted by steef
on Feb 20, 2003 -