Wednesday, February 25, 2009

4' 33" -- the video game

Petri Purho of Crayon Physics fame went for the ‘That’s pretty unique’ with a large dollop of ‘What the hell!!’ for his effort, called ‘4 Minutes and 33 Seconds of Uniqueness’. The object of the ‘game’ is to keep the program up for 4 minutes and 33 seconds, allowing the white to engulf all the black. The catch is, if anyone else in the world loads up the game, your game will end. I know… what the hell, right?

Petri explains:

“It’s an exploration to what actually defines a game. You can win or fail in the game, but there is no user input or interactivity of any kind. I was tempted to leave the graphics out completely, but I figured that the white progress bar is abstract enough.”

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