Vector Park
May 3, 2001 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Vector Park Fun, rewarding, nice way to spend some time. "Levers" (lower left image) is a challenge, "Park" (lower right image) has plenty of nice surprises. [Flash reqired. Seen on usr\bin\girl & k10k]
posted by kokogiak (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I say "rewarding" I mean visually rewarding - the thing around the next corner is a nice surprise.
posted by kokogiak at 10:31 AM on May 3, 2001

Oh... my... God... That is what Flash is for. Things like this and nosepilot more than balance out Hyakugojyuuichi and other annoying crap. I was about to use the word pointless, but I'm sure someone will point out that this, too, is pointless. But at least it's beautifully pointless!
posted by starvingartist at 10:47 AM on May 3, 2001

levers is really fun... i'm adding that to my list of things to do while procrastinating...
posted by phunkone at 10:56 AM on May 3, 2001

If you liked that site you will love
posted by aj100 at 11:21 AM on May 3, 2001

I'm sure everyone's seen this already, but here's one of my favourites pieces of Flash: Modern Living.
posted by chrismear at 12:39 PM on May 3, 2001

Well, I looked at DancingPaul. Sorry to sound finicky here, but I just don't think it's on par with Vector Park or nosepilot. The Flash is good, but the cut-outs are terrible - lots of artifacts and bits of background color around the people. What I love about Vector Park and nosepilot is the grace, the mystery, the sheer other-worldliness. DancingPaul is just pictures of some weirdos dancing. Well done, but just not as good.
posted by starvingartist at 1:46 PM on May 3, 2001

Must say I'm loving the Hell out of Modern Living, thanks chrismear.
posted by kokogiak at 1:57 PM on May 3, 2001

I can't get past eight objects in Levers. What a beautiful balancing act.
posted by waxpancake at 4:10 PM on May 3, 2001

Oh yeah! I'm a huge fan of Modern Living. I can't quite put my finger on why, but one of my favorite animations is #74.

The author was interviewed recently... and I can't find the link! Dang...
posted by shinybeast at 4:13 PM on May 3, 2001

waxpancake, the trick is figuring out what to do with eight objects when there appears to only be seven places to put them.
posted by fleener at 4:48 PM on May 3, 2001

I got it, thanks. Man, that's a great site. The Park reminds me of Chris Ware.
posted by waxpancake at 5:03 PM on May 3, 2001

so has anyone solved levers? i'm going insane over it!
posted by titboy at 8:40 PM on May 3, 2001

Modern Living #76 is the scariest thing I've ever seen. I fear for my life.
posted by shinji_ikari at 9:57 PM on May 3, 2001

yesterday my snowman melted, today he will not. somebody help me! i want to go further than i am now.

to bad this post is a day old and noone will ever see it......
posted by whoshotwho at 3:06 PM on May 4, 2001

I see it, but I'm too dumb to know what to do when all I have left is a snowman hat, so I guess I'm not really the kind of respondent you're looking for. Alas. (I think that patience is the key to snowman-melting.)
posted by redfoxtail at 4:03 PM on May 4, 2001

Hint: I don't think you can "win" without melting the snowman.
posted by waxpancake at 6:38 PM on May 4, 2001

I can't get the frigging Zeus head to balance. Arrrgh! What a beautiful little toy this site is!
posted by snarkout at 6:50 PM on May 4, 2001

The snowperson is melted with the big rock. When the rock is out of the water, it gets hot - you can see the "heat circle" growing around the rock (I can see it and I've got the world's worst monitor) and when it hits the snowperson, it starts melting. To speed up the process, take everything off the hooks, hang the snowperson and the rock next to each other and melt that bad boy!

Now, if someone would get me past having this big ole' Zeus head and no place to hang it, instead of hinting around the solution, I'd be much obliged.
posted by user92371 at 8:46 PM on May 4, 2001

if someone would get me past having this big ole' Zeus head

Put an email address in your profile, and I'll tell you what to do. Alternately, you could just email me, 'cause I've got one in mine. In any case, it seems like going beyond hinting would be a mean thing to do right in the thread.

Boy, I feel silly for having failed to notice the rock/melting correlation. though.
posted by redfoxtail at 10:14 PM on May 4, 2001

Put an email address in your profile, and I'll tell you what to do... that I know, that is. You may have noticed that a few comments ago I couldn't figure it out -- I'm happy to share my newfound knowledge!
posted by redfoxtail at 10:17 PM on May 4, 2001

Ok, I'm the one who posted this damn thing and I can't even get the things to balance... I spent most of my time on the Park. Everyone did get to see the Park, right, the actual part with the gondola riding the cable over an island of cool things, right? If not, I invite you to spend a little more time poking around.
posted by kokogiak at 10:49 AM on May 5, 2001

If anyone knows of any other incredibly inventive Flash projects like this, please pass them on.
posted by waxpancake at 11:00 AM on May 11, 2001

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