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June 9, 2009 8:01 PM   Subscribe

Little Wheel. Short & sweet, charmingly animated, silhouette-style flash game.

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posted by juv3nal (17 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Beautiful. Not much of a game, but love the artwork and music. Art and design types -- what would you call this style?

Also - reminds me of vector park.
posted by Mid at 8:35 PM on June 9, 2009

Robot Noir?
posted by device55 at 8:35 PM on June 9, 2009

Yeah, not much of a challenge, but I love just about anything involving robots and thought it was cutely animated.
posted by Shesthefastest at 8:37 PM on June 9, 2009

Thank you ... this is perfect for grandma! She just gets too frustrated by most of the puzzles in this sort of thing, but with the constant stream of 'hints' that this one gives out, it'll hit the spot!
posted by woodblock100 at 8:37 PM on June 9, 2009

That was excellent.
posted by sleevener at 8:49 PM on June 9, 2009

Retro Wall-E. It's good!
posted by qwip at 9:16 PM on June 9, 2009

I love how I kept getting stumped about what I was supposed to be accomplishing, but I'd just tinker through, clicking things, and each time it worked I'd be like, "oh, right."
posted by iamkimiam at 9:37 PM on June 9, 2009

Reminded me a little of LOOM, in that its very pretty and there's only one way to play the game and you just have to keep clicking around until you find it. Not that that's bad.
posted by pkingdesign at 10:41 PM on June 9, 2009

Very nice artwork, but I'd call it an interactive adventure more than a game.
posted by GavinR at 10:43 PM on June 9, 2009

Yeah, agreed, a short but sweet little interactive film with gorgeous art style and groovy music. Awesome.
posted by Happy Dave at 3:44 AM on June 10, 2009

A very nice game!
posted by RobHoi at 3:53 AM on June 10, 2009

posted by PuppyCat at 5:04 AM on June 10, 2009

This seems to happen a lot with flash games -- really beautiful art direction hooked up with terrible game design. I suppose it happens because the artist wants to make a game, but has only played Myst.

I don't mean to be so harsh, it's good for what it is, but with the slick intro and great (Patapon-y) art direction I was hoping for more.
posted by malphigian at 6:21 AM on June 10, 2009

I liked it, and yah it's more an interactive story than game. The music loop was pleasent and wasn't too intrusive like other games.

On a side note - what? A whole city's on one generator and they don't have back-up power?!
posted by phyrewerx at 9:57 AM on June 10, 2009

Also, the animation is just beautiful.
posted by phyrewerx at 9:58 AM on June 10, 2009

I liked it. I was directed from a blog that emphasized it was easy, short and pretty, though, so I didn't have high expectations for some kind of Grim Fandango-esque adventure game. I agree with the sentiment that this is almost a short film hybridized with a point-and-click adventure game. Appreciated in that light, it's great.
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:45 PM on June 10, 2009

Oh, I do love me the puzzle games. Even with all the hints, it's fun to walk through...
posted by yiftach at 2:46 PM on June 10, 2009

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