November 21, 2008 10:18 AM   Subscribe

DIGG ATTACK is a game. Lead a small band of good guys (small bluish dots) in a struggle to flee from Digg Stories. Requires your browser support the canvas tag.
posted by boo_radley (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Was neat to see. Guess my browser supports the tag.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:29 AM on November 21, 2008

This is an interesting idea.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 10:46 AM on November 21, 2008

I guess it's canvas tag post day on MeFi.
posted by boo_radley at 10:46 AM on November 21, 2008

Great idea. Maybe one day, these kind of games could be put to use in putting down trolls on Digg and Youtube. It might make the next election cycle much more fun!
posted by sswiller at 10:58 AM on November 21, 2008

No, you can't use a video game to put down trolls. These are training for the anti-troll hit squads.
posted by grobstein at 11:18 AM on November 21, 2008

Naturally. But what if you could use a game as a platform to mod discussion forums that are heavily flamed.
posted by sswiller at 11:33 AM on November 21, 2008

Looks like fun, however using a black crosshair on a dark blue background does not make aiming or movement easy.
posted by mrzarquon at 12:00 PM on November 21, 2008

(ah, firefox crosshairs are much nicer)
posted by mrzarquon at 12:01 PM on November 21, 2008

Working strategy: hold down control and the mouse button, it will scatter your units to the perimeter of the map, and focus their fire wherever the cursor is, it keeps your units spread out, and you can take out just about any story as it comes through.

(i have no comment on the digg-ness of this, but it is keeping me busy at work while I wait to go home)
posted by mrzarquon at 12:07 PM on November 21, 2008

You can't use a game to put down trolls, but you could require some sort of "troll toll."
posted by Hachijuhachi at 12:10 PM on November 21, 2008

I beat it. With mrzarquon's strategy, it's actually super easy.
posted by MythMaker at 1:32 PM on November 21, 2008

Well, apparently your freedom fighters are about as hard to control as your average everyday Internet crowd. Especially as the winning strategy seems to involve everyone wandering off by themselves.

All in all, quite amusing, and I would love to track down a soundtrack, so I could find out some of those songs...
posted by Samizdata at 1:48 PM on November 21, 2008

samizdata: The music is by friend_kami and brainworks, all released under Creative Commons licenses and found at SectionZ.
posted by boo_radley at 3:43 PM on November 21, 2008

horrible music. and yet, prefaced by a dylan quote (keep on keepin' on)
posted by oinopa_ponton at 5:03 AM on November 22, 2008

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