Tag Archives | Goal

…I Wish I Were The Moon?

I Wish I Were The Moon

If you enjoyed Majesty of Colors, then I Wish I Were The Moon should be right up your alley.

The goal of the ‘game’ is to find all eight possible endings for the strange love triangle (and one ‘secret’ ending) by taking a snapshot of something and then moving it around on the screen.

The graphics and sounds are rather simple (though soothing) and the goal is more about discovery than ‘beating’ the game, so if you enjoy a game that is as much art as it is game, then see if you can solve this puzzle.

[I Wish I Were The Moon]

[Via: Neatorama]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Made For Each Other?

Made For Each Other

Made For Each Other is a website/game from Frito Lay that’s meant to advertise for their chips and dips, but it’s also a fantastically fun site to just play around with and see what you can discover.

Inside of the site (it takes a while to load but is well worth it) there are tons of half-matches, and your goal is to bring them together. When you find a pair that fits, you’ll be rewarded with mini-games, video clips, and other goodies that all involve bringing things together.

There’s no ‘goal’ to speak of, so it’s mostly just a fun environment to play around in, but that doesn’t make it any less fun, so give it a go and see what you think.

[Made For Each Other]

[Via: Neatorama]

…It’s TGI Friday: Bounce Shot?

Bounce Shot

Bounce Shot from Nigoro is a mix of Breakout and Space Invaders, wrapped in a cute and colorful package that begs you to play.

To get started, just move your cursor around the screen with your mouse, and your ship will follow. You can shoot at the Bouncians as they move across and then slowly down the screen, and the goal is to kill them all before they either kill you, or reach the Earth.

To make things interesting, you start with just two shots (so aim carefully), but as you shoot down the bomb filled Blue Bouncians, you can gain up to six additional shots for rapid-fire kills.

The trick to the game though is that shots can bounce off of walls, and your shots are not immune, so they can also bounce back and kill you too, meaning you can’t just go in with guns a blazin’ and hope that they die before you do.

In addition, some of the Bouncians are armored, so you’ll need to utilize the bounce back feature to curve the bullets around and then into your target. Don’t worry though, if Angelina can do it, then so can you.

A boss arrives every ten levels, and the goal is to score as many points as possible, so challenge a friend and see who can bounce better, because sometimes, it’s not just about who has the bigger gun.

Are you ready?

[Nigoro – Bounce Shot]

[Via: Indie Games]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Pencil Rebel?

Pencil Rebel

Grzegorz Kozakiewicz’s Pencil Rebel is made with “Interactive Mixed Media Web Design”, which basically means that he takes cardboard, clay, and whatever else he can find lying around the house and turns it into a website.

Forget Web 2.0; this is Web 0.5, but it’s fantastic, and it shows what’s possible with a ton of imagination, a fair amount of skill with an X-acto knife, and lots and lots of patience.

The goal is to work your way through the puzzle, finding places and secrets along the way, but the journey is definitely greater than the goal, and you’ll enjoy the neat little touches that he added in along the way.

[Pencil Rebel]

…An own goal can win a soccer game?

I’m a big fan of outside the box thinking, but this one takes the cake:

During the 1994 Shell Caribbean Cub between Barbados and Grenada,

    Barbados needed to win the game by two clear goals in order to progress to the next round. Now the trouble was caused by a daft rule in the competition which stated that in the event of a game going to penalty kicks, the winner of the penalty kicks would be awarded a 2-0 victory.

    With 5 minutes to go, Barbados were leading 2-1, and going out of the tournament (because they needed to win by 2 clear goals). Then, when they realized they were probably not going to score against Grenada’s massed defense, they turned round, and deliberately scored on their own goal to level the scores and take the game into penalties. Grenada, themselves not being stupid, realized what was going on, and then attempted to score an own goal themselves. However, the Barbados players started defending their opponents goal to prevent this.

    In the last five minutes, spectators were treated to the incredible sight of both team’s defending their opponents goal against attackers desperately trying to score an own goal and goalkeepers trying to throw the ball into their own net. The game went to penalties, which Barbados won and so were awarded a 2-0 victory and progressed to the next round.

[Via: Snopes Via: Kottke]