Thursday, December 10, 2009
Gimme Friction Baby
Jay is Games reports: [edited]
Gimme Friction Baby by Wouter Visser of The Netherlands, is based on a very simple idea
1) Click the mouse.
Clicking the mouse fires the swinging turret and blasts a white orb up into play. Notice that when the orb comes to rest it will expand until it touches a boundary edge or another orb. Each and every orb you shoot behaves in this way.
The objective is to score points but to do that you must never, ever let an orb bounce back down and cross the dotted line. Ever.
2) Click the mouse again, but this time try to aim your shot while keeping in mind the warning just given.
Notice that when the orb in motion comes in contact with a stationary orb, it reduces the counter on the stationary orb by 1. Once an orb's counter reaches 0 it explodes and is removed from play, and you receive 1 point for doing so. This is the only way to earn points.
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Brett's 2p'orth: These are the kind of games I enjoy, simple to learn, with a good mix of skill and luck in the gameplay, that can be played for a minute or an hour. It has also inspired a 59p App called Frict.