A Game of Gravity
June 4, 2009 7:47 PM   Subscribe

Cogitate - Manipulate LEGO TECHNIC gears, beams, conveyor belts and motors to complete the ten pre-built puzzles or create your own levels. [In my case - Then watch them crash in a heap when you test them.]
posted by tellurian (15 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
LegoPedant sez: Those aren't Lego gears. Or beams.

I mean for god's sake man they have the wrong numbers of teeth and the ratios are all messed up and those liftarms aren't even the right size and..... Okay I need a girlfriend now.
posted by rokusan at 8:35 PM on June 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


i don't understand this at all.
posted by empath at 8:36 PM on June 4, 2009


It's kind of like that old John Lilly "Cogitate" album, only without the kooky ketamine addled doctor saying the word "cogitate" on a loop.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:38 PM on June 4, 2009


How the fuck do you change the orientation (rotation) of the beam pieces?
posted by notsnot at 8:43 PM on June 4, 2009


notsnot - Hover over the ends and you'll see some green arrows appear, then you can rotate (or stretch) them.
posted by tellurian at 8:51 PM on June 4, 2009


This game is severely buggy. I like the idea, but when I link beams, I expect them to stay linked and not pop apart when they are at rest without anything touching them.
posted by pmbuko at 9:13 PM on June 4, 2009


Also this thread is missing the "legos" tag.

(Duck!)
posted by rokusan at 9:49 PM on June 4, 2009


Cute loading screen, though.
posted by Graygorey at 10:24 PM on June 4, 2009


This managed to get me irritated within minutes, sorry to say. The interface is way too fiddly, and gears and conveyor belts remain suspended in mid-air while beams don't, for no good reason. Grrr.
posted by sparklejess at 4:29 AM on June 5, 2009


Really love the concept and presentation. The implementation could use some work. But I'm still playing...
posted by DU at 5:29 AM on June 5, 2009


Whizzball is a similar game aimed at kids but fun for everyone.
posted by mai at 9:20 AM on June 5, 2009


Sorry but your game seriously sucks : "Click & hold left mouse button". Umm, no, flash doesn't support any left mouse button under most browsers. bye bye.

Fantastic Contraption is a much much better game with about the same idea, and presumable way way more content.
posted by jeffburdges at 9:52 AM on June 5, 2009


flash doesn't support any left mouse button under most browsers

wha?
posted by DU at 10:29 AM on June 5, 2009


whoa, whizzball is awesome!
posted by DU at 10:32 AM on June 5, 2009


Flash doesn't support any left mouse button under most browsers.

Huh? Left is the normal mouse button. If you don't have a left mouse button, you don't have a mouse.

(But this game pretty much sucks, yeah. Nice idea.)
posted by rokusan at 12:27 AM on June 6, 2009


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