Beat the monday doldrums
May 25, 2008 11:46 PM   Subscribe

Monday got you stressed? Tired of all the politicking? Here's something to help you relax. Remember, just like real life, yellow is good, purple is gooder and red is bad.
posted by oxford blue (32 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
that was amazing.
do you know what song that was?
posted by krautland at 11:55 PM on May 25, 2008

The music has the odd effect of making you not care about the game.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:57 PM on May 25, 2008

found it: Isaac Shepard - Before Dawn.
they give it away for free on the developers site, which is
posted by krautland at 12:12 AM on May 26, 2008

I saw this on Digg earlier. Nice for a little bit...
posted by GavinR at 12:12 AM on May 26, 2008

How pleasant. I like that the wildly inflated score has no bearing on how difficult the game actually is. It's much more rewarding than, say, baseball. Or soccer.
posted by ZakDaddy at 12:12 AM on May 26, 2008

oh my god that was awesome
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:56 AM on May 26, 2008

That was nice, but I prefer a War on Stress to calm me down.
(Clips from the IT crowd, on the last link you can skip to the seven minute mark.)
posted by farishta at 1:30 AM on May 26, 2008 [2 favorites]

Thanks for the link - great fun. Weirdly variable RNG though. Played through one game and missed about two yellows, didn't hit any reds and my final multiplier was 52. Played through again and again missed a couple of yellows, no reds, and my mulitplier was 76.
posted by YAMWAK at 1:32 AM on May 26, 2008

62 multiplier, no reds, 1.38 million. Fun.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 1:53 AM on May 26, 2008

1.61 million, first try. BEAT THAT.
posted by suckerpunch at 2:31 AM on May 26, 2008

suckerpunch: I had a better time. booh ;-)
posted by krautland at 2:58 AM on May 26, 2008

Heh - 2.3 million, on my second try. You beat my first try score by about 400,000.
posted by YAMWAK at 3:13 AM on May 26, 2008

krautland- whereabouts is the download for the song? I can't find it anywhere. Do you need to be a member?
posted by twirlypen at 3:15 AM on May 26, 2008

That's a lovely game. Reminds me of some of the stuff from Ferry Halim.
posted by djgh at 4:41 AM on May 26, 2008

Great game, just so tranquil. I usually find flash games a little meh, and whilst this one wasn't much different, the music helped make me not care.
posted by triv at 6:08 AM on May 26, 2008

Different and distracting. Definately reminiscent of Orisinal, kind of a cross between John Tesh and the artistic encouragement of Bob Ross.
posted by phirleh at 7:21 AM on May 26, 2008

nice one - thanks for this

purple power! splendid!
posted by jammy at 7:35 AM on May 26, 2008

I feel like I'm in the emotional climax of a Tom Hanks movie from 1987.
posted by jimmythefish at 7:53 AM on May 26, 2008 [5 favorites]

Monday got you stressed?

deciding on what barbeque sauce to use isn't THAT hard
posted by pyramid termite at 8:15 AM on May 26, 2008 [6 favorites]

Great game.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:15 AM on May 26, 2008

Thanks for the link - great fun. Weirdly variable RNG though.

I think it's based in the music, like a spectrogram running off that straight line.
posted by Area Control at 8:19 AM on May 26, 2008

Has anyone found out any more about the song? Googling for "Isaac Shepard" and "Swept Away" just pulls up references to the game. Nothing on iTunes, Amazon, eBay...

twirlypen, you do need to register to download the song from Reflexive, unfortunately. I couldn't find any alternate download links.
posted by Kosh at 8:35 AM on May 26, 2008

well, it's the end of my work week today, so I'm going to file this under Friday Flash Fun.
and it was fun, thanks!
posted by Busithoth at 10:18 AM on May 26, 2008

From another page, I saw that you can login with the username reddit and the password reddit to get in without the whole registration process.
posted by JDHarper at 11:02 AM on May 26, 2008

The best part of jimmythefish's comment is that the only Tom Hanks movie that was released in 1987 was Dragnet. This game is exactly what the Virgin Connie Swayle would enjoy playing.
posted by Dr. Grue at 11:12 AM on May 26, 2008

I didn't really do adequate DD in my jokey comment, unfortunately.
posted by jimmythefish at 11:33 AM on May 26, 2008

Lovely. I think it plays better if you relax and don't focus on points too much.
posted by aerotive at 12:37 PM on May 26, 2008

to get the song you need to go to, register and sign in and click on the game. there is a link to the mp3 on the page.
posted by krautland at 4:09 PM on May 26, 2008

I want more songs.
posted by granted at 9:47 PM on May 26, 2008

It's Tuesday and it still works!!
posted by desjardins at 5:56 AM on May 27, 2008

Nice game, shame about the words that keep popping up. "Splendid!" "Amazing!" "Wow!" Calm down, dear.
posted by Kiell at 2:30 PM on May 27, 2008

Song made me angry.
posted by mrnutty at 4:19 PM on May 29, 2008

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