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(io9)   This is likely the first time the phrases 'ridiculously addictive' and 'geometry game' have ever been strung together   (io9.com ) divider line
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2014-06-20 02:28:32 AM  
I'll leave it to the nerds to get addicted to this. Once I couldn't figure out how to draw three line segments of equal length I gave up.
 
2014-06-20 03:19:28 AM  
Tetris?

/DRTFA, won't click Gawker links
 
2014-06-20 03:41:30 AM  
i did the first 5.  too tired to try 6 but coming back to these tomorrow.  it really is pretty entertaining.
 
2014-06-20 04:09:17 AM  
I completed #17 correctly, but didn't get credit.  This is now reminding me too much of WebAssign, so I'm rage quitting.
 
2014-06-20 04:43:59 AM  
Didn't feel like duplicating an angle.  Stopped there.
 
2014-06-20 04:45:50 AM  
Subby has never played a truly addicting game, I take it.

\I had to uninstall Civ
\\just...one...more...turn...
 
2014-06-20 05:23:54 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Subby has never played a truly addicting game, I take it.

\I had to uninstall Civ
\\just...one...more...turn...


Amen.
 
2014-06-20 06:44:29 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Tetris?

/DRTFA, won't click Gawker links


Aaaaaand we're done here. I'll turn off the lights...

/...once I finish one more level of Tetris.
//Stupid game cost me, and a generation of students, millions of collective grade points.
///all hail our Russian geometrical overlords
 
2014-06-20 07:37:00 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-20 07:51:02 AM  
I can think of 2048 reasons not to go anywhere near those games.

/Math.  Not even once.
 
2014-06-20 07:55:27 AM  

Z-clipped: I completed #17 correctly, but didn't get credit.  This is now reminding me too much of WebAssign, so I'm rage quitting.


I had the same experience at levels 11 and 20.  Eventually found a solution for 11 that it liked, but still can't get it to accept my answer for 20.
 
2014-06-20 08:01:30 AM  
To tris has been mentioned.  Also, Bridge Builder
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-06-20 08:39:23 AM  
Do they have a pirate memory game?
 
Xai
2014-06-20 08:40:13 AM  
SUPER HEXAGON
 
2014-06-20 08:41:51 AM  
wat?

videogamecritic.com
 
2014-06-20 08:51:53 AM  
hahahahahahahaha yeah OK. F*ck you.
 
2014-06-20 08:52:13 AM  
Subby apparently never heard of Super Hexagon.
 
2014-06-20 08:56:42 AM  
Took me about 20 minutes of making an equilateral triangle OVER AND OVER to figure out that it would't accept it unless I "connected" the points that it already showed a line connecting.  stupid.
 
2014-06-20 09:31:06 AM  
'ridiculously addictive'

web.mit.edu
 
2014-06-20 09:36:50 AM  
Did anybody else think of this?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-20 09:38:29 AM  
Does it work on mobile phones? No. Is it on iTunes or Google Play? No. Will more than ten people ever play it? No.
 
2014-06-20 09:41:07 AM  

mjbok: Did anybody else think of this?


No, but that makes me think of a young Ashley Judd in a tight Star Trek uniform
 
2014-06-20 09:50:54 AM  

flondrix: Z-clipped: I completed #17 correctly, but didn't get credit.  This is now reminding me too much of WebAssign, so I'm rage quitting.

I had the same experience at levels 11 and 20.  Eventually found a solution for 11 that it liked, but still can't get it to accept my answer for 20.


I got that on level 1.
 
2014-06-20 10:09:45 AM  

zarberg: mjbok: Did anybody else think of this?

No, but that makes me think of a young Ashley Judd in a tight Star Trek uniform


i291.photobucket.com
Your neutrinos are drifting........
 
2014-06-20 10:21:02 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Subby apparently never heard of Super Hexagon.


I have played that game for at least ten or fifteen minutes every day since I downloaded it.  That was like a year ago.

...I have still not beaten Hexagonest.
 
2014-06-20 10:32:17 AM  
I can't even get #1 to work.  You obviously need two circles but I can't get it to draw the second one.
 
2014-06-20 11:36:36 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Subby has never played a truly addicting game, I take it.

\I had to uninstall Civ
\\just...one...more...turn...


You're doing it wrong. What you really SHOULD do is install Civ IV and the mod Legends of Revolution, along with the BUG mod and oh...you mean playing an addicting game is a bad thing. That's why you uninstalled Civ. Never mind.
 
2014-06-20 11:40:53 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-06-20 12:38:11 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-20 12:46:49 PM  
I totally missed when we as a society collectively agreed "ridiculously addictive" hence forth means "not fun in any way, shape or form."
 
2014-06-20 12:49:13 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [s3.amazonaws.com image 850x478]


Came here for this. Leaving frustrated at failure on level 1, but happy at picture.
 
2014-06-20 01:43:47 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [s3.amazonaws.com image 850x478]


How do I play that game?
 
2014-06-20 02:09:46 PM  
Got bored after level 20 (and, yes, level 19's irritating because Intersect doesn't work as expected.) I don't need to kill time by executing high school geometry. That's not a game - that's a quiz.
 
2014-06-20 02:17:11 PM  

xkillyourfacex: Jim from Saint Paul: [s3.amazonaws.com image 850x478]

How do I play that game?



Geometry Wars.

It's for tthe XBOX 360 and Wii originally. Eventually, Steam provided it too.
 
2014-06-20 02:26:34 PM  
as fun as it is, it is still quite buggy.  exact recreations of some of the forum answers (with pics demonstrating success) dont work.  i quit around lvl 11 just for tedious reasons.  i got 8 and 9 almost by luck because I saw there were new buttons to use so i experimented with them and solved them accidentally.
 
2014-06-20 03:18:32 PM  
It's a quiz but it does work. #20 took a little while to remember.
 
2014-06-20 03:29:20 PM  

FormlessOne: Got bored after level 20


Well, yeah, since 20 is the last level, the game is pretty boring after that.
 
2014-06-20 03:55:20 PM  
was created with java

lefthandbrewing.com
 
2014-06-20 05:21:29 PM  
I'm curious - when was it that "ridiculously addictive" became the sign of a good game?  Instead of, y'know, "fun".
 
2014-06-20 08:35:04 PM  
Well, I enjoyed it. But I was one of those freaks of nature that actually liked geometry class, so there you go.
 
2014-06-20 11:30:36 PM  
interesting - apparently I'm rusty on these skills.
 
2014-06-20 11:52:12 PM  

flondrix: FormlessOne: Got bored after level 20

Well, yeah, since 20 is the last level, the game is pretty boring after that.


Shhhh....
 
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