Real-time Asteroids, minus the asteroids, plus strangers and friends.
If you need more than that, here’s Ars Technica on why it is remarkable.
If you need more players, try @apeconmyth.
When you boil down a lot of online games, you are basically being rewarded for clicking the screen over and over again. Not that there is anything wrong with it necessarily, so long as you know what you are doing. The people making the games know.
The unknown forces behind Click Your Life Away know too, but were kind enough to spare you the cute design, shallow story lines and incessant baiting to buy-in. The object here is to click in the box, and Ape Con Myth wants to take you on!
The contest? Click as many times as you can. The stakes? Whoever is in the lead Friday, February 10th at 5pm PST wins a free Ape Con Myth t-shirt. Contest entry will be tracked in the comments, so please include your email and tell us your username* if you want to win. ACM has started a new account for the occasion, so don’t worry, you’re not already 5,000 clicks behind.
WARNING: Refresh the page if you let it sit for a while!!! It WILL have logged you out, but pretends to still be keeping score. Otherwise, it’s as simple as it goes. Good luck![*Work “ape” into your username for non-redeemable style points.]
It starts out simple enough…
… and can end just as simply.
Give it a try: 3rd World Farmer
The more game makers consciously “tap into human psychological and sociological tendencies”, the more gamers must consider a game’s intention and the experience of playing it. Are you having fun or, as in the example below, are you a monkey pressing a lever?
The Game of Life is a cellular automaton where rules govern the next state of the grid based on the current configuration.
Here’s a sample of the fun to be had…
The Import/Export feature allows you to load and save different setups. Post your own in the comments![sixfoottallrabbit]
Want to play a game all day long, but don’t have the time? Well, your problem was solved nine years ago.
Behold, Progress Quest:
Choose your character name and type and the game literally plays itself. Progress Quest is a perpetual accomplishment machine. Let it go in the background and it’s there anytime you need to see something in your life actually making progress.
[Play it at GreatGatsbyGame.com]