friday flash fun: catch the floats
April 22, 2004 4:51 PM   Subscribe

This goes against all my flash hating instincts, but it is friday (local time) after all, and it is damned addictive: Floats.
posted by fvw (18 comments total)
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posted by fvw at 4:55 PM on April 22, 2004

Definitely the best recent game on orisinal. Those of you who haven't visited before, definitely check out everything offered. Bubble Bees is undoubtedly my favorite, but I think the golden age of orisinal passed around the Bottom of the Sea/Roperunner period. Glad to see something so very much worth playing again.
posted by rafter at 5:00 PM on April 22, 2004

Damn infernal diversion!
posted by carter at 5:22 PM on April 22, 2004

I found that nervewracking. And I don't understandl... I finished all levels and only had 6k or something like that.
posted by dobbs at 5:28 PM on April 22, 2004

Excellent stuff!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:49 PM on April 22, 2004

I'm not able to play these drawing games very well with just the track pad. I'll need to dig up the mouse to play.
posted by Kip at 5:58 PM on April 22, 2004

nice...he always does great stuff.
posted by amberglow at 6:02 PM on April 22, 2004

I think the trick to a high score is that you should try hard to only capture large numbers of one color at a time. Easier said than done... on the first level, I was able to slowly put all the yellows together, then was able to circle almost all of the reds in one swoop - which gave me 460 points. The point value multiplies as you gather more and more, as in 2=10, 3=30, 4=50, 4=80, 5=120 and so on.

I still haven't gotten higher than about 7000... but it's quite a delightful little toy. :)
posted by zoogleplex at 6:30 PM on April 22, 2004

Damn, I had forgotten about Orisinal...thanks for reminding me. I just adore the music, the graphics, the overall "whimsical" nature of the games.

posted by davidmsc at 7:35 PM on April 22, 2004

Fun game, if not a little infuriating. Thanks for the link.
posted by ashbury at 9:15 PM on April 22, 2004

In a similar vein (and with very trippy theme music), one of my all-time favourites, Shockwave's Loop.
posted by bright cold day at 9:29 PM on April 22, 2004

Cool game.
posted by dg at 9:30 PM on April 22, 2004

Any way to turn off that damned music? Why do game designers insist on annoying music?
posted by GhostintheMachine at 6:28 AM on April 23, 2004

Mr. Halim is either a Mozart-level small game designing genius, or he has a hidden staff of talented gremlins working in sweatshops somewheres, or (and?) he's doing a lot of very good drugs.

Musical appropriateness aside, I continue to be amazed at the gentle inventiveness of these games.
posted by chicobangs at 7:14 AM on April 23, 2004

Thought I was going to get pregnant playing that.
posted by ed\26h at 7:39 AM on April 23, 2004

posted by garethspor at 11:44 AM on April 23, 2004

In a similar vein

That's a euphemism. This is a rip off of Loop.
posted by Zurishaddai at 4:13 PM on April 23, 2004

That's a euphemism. This is a rip off of Loop.

As much as I agree that Ferry Halim is a game-making god, I'm going to have to go with Zurishaddai on that one. I thought, "How unique!" when I first saw Floats, but man, if anything is a rip-off, Floats is. (Though I still think Floats did it better. Not that that makes it any less of a rip-off or anything.)
posted by rafter at 4:42 PM on April 23, 2004

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