Linerider
December 26, 2006 4:15 PM   Subscribe

There's a new version of line rider, a game where a little guy on a sled rides down lines. This new version features a 'flag' button that lets you save the speed and position and edit from there, allowing you to create great epic paths incrementally through trial and error.
posted by delmoi (24 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Other cool features include 'accelerating paths', the ability to save your paths and come back to them, and a straight line tool and eraser. (and stay away from this lame-ass spam site)
posted by delmoi at 4:16 PM on December 26, 2006


Talk about kludgy
posted by subaruwrx at 4:39 PM on December 26, 2006


kludge or kluge
n. Slang
1. A system, especially a computer system, that is constituted of poorly matched elements or of elements originally intended for other applications.
2. A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem.
Actually from ironic use of earlier kluge, smart, clever, from spelling pronunciation of German kluge, from Middle High German kluc, from Middle Low German klk.
/voice off
/endrequest
posted by hal9k at 4:49 PM on December 26, 2006


Nice, I had fun with the original, of course, but it seemed so ridiculous that there was no eraser or straight line that I stopped.
Now I can be like that guy, and set my little sleigh epic to a Luke Vibert remix of the Cowboy Bebop theme...
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 5:02 PM on December 26, 2006


That Jagged Peak Adventure video was pretty amazing. Here's the sequel.
posted by painquale at 5:16 PM on December 26, 2006


Not to be a contrarian, but I found that a lot off the charm of the first Line Rider was the constraints. I've played around with the new version a bit and it hasn't quite ignited my imagination in the same way as the original.
posted by lekvar at 6:42 PM on December 26, 2006


That Jagged Peak Adventure video was pretty amazing. Here's the sequel.

Holy crap, that's incredible.
posted by knave at 7:16 PM on December 26, 2006


Why does the rider occasionally go straight through (more or less vertical, when I'm trying to catch the guy after a jump) lines?
posted by thecaddy at 7:16 PM on December 26, 2006


I lost several hours this weekend to the new version.

Why does the rider occasionally go straight through (more or less vertical, when I'm trying to catch the guy after a jump) lines?

It's a function of the orientation of the line. Takes a while to figure out but draw left to right or right to left has an impact on whether the line is a floor or a ceiling. Holding the shift key while drawing a line will also reverse floor/ceiling.
posted by donovan at 7:26 PM on December 26, 2006


FactoRyde
posted by donovan at 7:34 PM on December 26, 2006


This is the awesomeness.
posted by dhammond at 7:39 PM on December 26, 2006


I wish there was an easy way to save a track to show a friend.
posted by knave at 7:54 PM on December 26, 2006


The sequel to Jagged Peak Rider has one of my favourite tunes too.
posted by Popular Ethics at 8:11 PM on December 26, 2006


donovan--thanks.
posted by thecaddy at 8:13 PM on December 26, 2006


nsfw????? ... (evil, sadistic genius)
posted by pyramid termite at 8:21 PM on December 26, 2006


Thanks for FactoRyde, I quite liked the music.
posted by hugecranium at 8:53 PM on December 26, 2006


Sheesh, people, come on!!!! This is the most vapid, senseless, and mind-numbing waste of time imaginable. Best of the web? HA! WTF!? For crying out loud, try harder. This is just so stupid.

So how come I can't stop watching it?
posted by The Deej at 10:47 PM on December 26, 2006


nsfw????? ... (evil, sadistic genius)
posted by pyramid termite


Well... that boy sure loves his sled.
posted by The Deej at 10:49 PM on December 26, 2006


Leapin' Lizards is still my favorite.
posted by umrain at 11:32 PM on December 26, 2006


I'm wondering about the appeal of these line-drawing type games. Is it some sort of unconscious yearning for a simpler life amidst all the random clutter?
posted by Burhanistan at 6:45 AM on December 27, 2006


I'm wondering about the appeal of these line-drawing type games. Is it some sort of unconscious yearning for a simpler life amidst all the random clutter?

I think we're drawn that way.
posted by hal9k at 6:49 AM on December 27, 2006


I love this sled guy. Great game, or whatever it is.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 11:47 PM on December 27, 2006


Here's the sequel.

That one was so great I actually LOLed.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:33 AM on December 28, 2006


Wow. Some people are phenomenally good at drawing curved lines with a mouse. Mine come out much more blocky. :)
posted by antifuse at 7:35 AM on January 2, 2007


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