Flash Friday: Diver 2
February 12, 2010 4:44 PM   Subscribe

Diving game. Odd control scheme, but intuitive once you get used to it.
posted by nostrich (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
You are about to get bitched out for linking to something using Silverlight and not warning people...
posted by cyphill at 4:52 PM on February 12, 2010


Funny. I was JUST going to bitch out the OP for linking to something using Silverlight and not warning me.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:56 PM on February 12, 2010


Sorry; already had it installed and didn't even notice.
posted by nostrich at 5:00 PM on February 12, 2010


You are about to be bitched out for no good reason.
posted by oddman at 5:03 PM on February 12, 2010 [9 favorites]


Why is it that every time I try to play a game that requires Silverlight, it tells me I don't have it installed even though I installed it the last time it told me that? I went through all this with that robot programming game, too. Grr.

Seriously, why is that?
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 5:03 PM on February 12, 2010


intuitive once you get used to it

That's what's known as a contradiction in terms. If it's intuitive, you're able to jump right in and play without any trouble. If it requires getting used to it, it's not intuitive, by definition.
posted by cerebus19 at 5:08 PM on February 12, 2010 [13 favorites]


Silverlight issues aside - and really, I don't have any problem with it per se, although I can understand other people's frustration with it - this is a really fun little game. You're right, the control scheme is very odd, but every now and again it works just right and you pull off something of absolute beauty. Kind of makes up for the many, many times my little diving dude ends up lying on his back like a wet fish, frantically twitching around in a vain attempt to get up again.

Also, isn't the player character the guy from N?
posted by ZsigE at 5:11 PM on February 12, 2010


intuitive once you get used to it.

It's like I was born unable to understand the controls.
posted by DU at 5:11 PM on February 12, 2010 [4 favorites]


That was pretty fun except when the screen went black?
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 5:31 PM on February 12, 2010


I finally decided to install Silverlight to give this a try. Worked for awhile, but then completely froze Firefox. Pretty much as advertised: Flash by Microsoft.

Anyway the game is fun, I'm stuck on 13 though.
posted by skintension at 5:32 PM on February 12, 2010


Bah, I'm disappointed that the game doesn't care if you batter your diver against the rocks on the way down. I still got a 98 on the 2nd dive even though he surely should have died from the multiple concussions.
posted by Kip at 5:45 PM on February 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's Flash Friday and Silverlight Saturday. SVG Sunday? It's definitely Mono Monday and TCL Tuesday. I'm leaning towards Whitespace Wednesday and the only option we have for Thursday is Thue.
posted by _aa_ at 5:49 PM on February 12, 2010 [3 favorites]


So does Moonlight work right, or is it just a foregone conclusion that I don't get to play these new fun Silverlight games unless I use Windows?
posted by wierdo at 7:36 PM on February 12, 2010


Here's a similar Java ski-jumping game, for the anti-Silverlight contingent.
posted by sleevener at 8:03 PM on February 12, 2010


Here's a similar Java ski-jumping game, for the anti-Silverlight contingent.

No Silverlight on that link... but COMIC SANS
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:08 PM on February 12, 2010


I have some Silverlight. But it seems that I don't have enough Silverlight, according to the game.

Now I hate to argue with a game.

But no, I have enough Silverlight.

Sorry game. We will have to agree to disagree.
posted by Splunge at 10:02 PM on February 12, 2010


The only truly intuitive interface is the nipple.
posted by DreamerFi at 12:28 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


You know what would be cool? It would be cool if we could get over ourselves about what platform the game is written in.

Sometimes we don't get to play games/see videos/hear tunes. Oddly, even though we've had decades, we're still crap at cross-platform compatibility.

It's probably the same reason we can't have nice things. It just happens sometimes.

Those of us who use Windows got used to that a long time ago. I don't know where you other guys have been.

That said, I have Silverlight and I found the game interesting but not amusing.
posted by kalessin at 4:21 PM on February 13, 2010


I do believe this game is impossible with a touchpad. Neat idea, but without the full-motion ease of mousing, I simply have to give up.
posted by Xoder at 12:14 PM on February 14, 2010


You know what would be cool? It would be cool if we could get over ourselves about what platform the game is written in.
Sometimes we don't get to play games/see videos/hear tunes.


Are you saying that you don't think people should complain about anything? Or is it just computer software that gets this special treatment?

"The peasants should get over themselves about bread. Let them eat cake!"
posted by eye of newt at 8:19 PM on February 14, 2010


Um, I'm saying that I don't like it when folks rephrase my words unflatteringly and kind of flamebaity.
posted by kalessin at 4:00 PM on February 15, 2010


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