Flash Friday: Auditorium
November 21, 2008 1:54 AM   Subscribe

Auditorium is a musical flash game where you influence a stream of particles with gravity-based nodes. A steady stream of particles past a collector enables a layer of music. Good fun! Via Jay is Games
posted by closetphilosopher (15 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
This is fabulous! Only got to play through the first couple stages of Act 2 cuz I'm busy, but bookmarked for later! Thanks!

I wonder if the victory conditions aren't a little too forgiving. I think the difficulty would be better-calibrated if the the little flow-meters needed more flow to fill up, or emptied out more quickly. But it's so gorgeous and delightful that it's fun anyway.
posted by grobstein at 2:40 AM on November 21, 2008

At higher levels there seems to be less forgiveness with the flow-meters. Jay is Games has a good dissection of the gameplay.
posted by closetphilosopher at 2:49 AM on November 21, 2008

Grobstein, that may just be the curve through 2--Act 3 starts to get trickier. I think it's balanced well.

Definitely a fun, relaxing pick and what Friday Flash Fun is all about.
posted by disillusioned at 2:50 AM on November 21, 2008

*Rocks back and forth*

"Spring 3:4"

Incoherent Muttering *grumble* *grumble*

*pulls our hair*
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:28 AM on November 21, 2008

For 3:4 - split the stream with the arrow. Put the attractor on the right.
3:5 is just as bad - haven't cracked it yet.
posted by closetphilosopher at 3:38 AM on November 21, 2008

Weird, it's just an empty gray box for me. Flash 10 in FF3 in Ubuntu 8.10.
posted by DU at 4:17 AM on November 21, 2008

DU: Adblocker is probably blocking the Flash object.
posted by PenDevil at 5:32 AM on November 21, 2008

This game makes me very unhappy when I can't complete it, for some reason. I canna make the music flow, cap'n!
posted by Submiqent at 5:36 AM on November 21, 2008

Ooh. This is nice. For 3:4 I couldn't figure out how to split the beam with the arrow, so I split the beam with the attractor instead (putting it to attract the top half of the beam) and then having the arrow inside the attractor sphere. Worked too. I love it when puzzle games like this are solvable in more than one way.
posted by bjrn at 7:47 AM on November 21, 2008

Stuck at 3-6
posted by zouhair at 2:41 PM on November 21, 2008

Neat game, thanks for posting it!
posted by Malor at 3:39 PM on November 21, 2008

i wish there was more past 3:6. guess i'll wait for the update. this was fun!
posted by Igor XA at 5:09 PM on November 21, 2008

There need to be more games like this. By which I mean, good ones. :3

But this is just excellent. It reminds me of -- dare I say -- Flow. Same great mix of frustration and zen.
posted by cthuljew at 11:09 PM on November 21, 2008

Very fun game. I beat 3:6 by only using the two attractors, splitting the beam in half to each side. No need for the right pointing piece.
posted by Vulpyne at 10:08 AM on November 27, 2008

Outstanding game! Thanks!
posted by darkstar at 12:04 AM on December 5, 2008

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