Thursday, 22 May 2008

Linkables 22/5/8

Since the recent flurry of posting has died down slightly, it seems time to wheel out some more links - nothing too big and fancy this week:

A couple of games: First, Arachnophilia, a simple game in which you build a web to trap and eat insects. Trap too much and the web falls apart, trap too little and you starve. There are some interesting tactical decisions to make, and it's entertaining enough for a couple of games.

Second, Jetpack Brontosaurus, which has the greatest full title of any game I have ever seen: "Splendid jetpack dreams of the Apatosaurus named Brontosaurus". It's a follow up to the excellent Off-Road Velociraptor Safari, which I'm fairly certain I've mentioned on here before. It was unbelieveably buggy when I tried it, and very difficult to play, but it's only an alpha release, and for the name alone I had to give it a mention.

Incidentally, if you were wondering about the runner up in the greatest-full-title-of-any-game-I-have-ever-seen award, it's the just-released game from the webcomic-based game critics at Penny Arcade: "On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness".

Left handed toons was linked by Bambi in a previous post, but I wanted to highlight this one, that Hannah pointed out to me, the only reasonable reaction to which is "awwwwwww". Hannah also linked me to this reaction to a Charlie Brooker review of the new Gladiators TV programme.

Via an article on The F-word, a feminist blog, I was linked to The Public Whip, which is a great idea for a site. It allows you to keep track of how your local MP is voting in parliamentary debates, thereby enabling you to make it clear to them when you don't feel they're representing you. Whether or not you think this will work depends on how much confidence you have in representational democracy, but ideally your MP is meant to represent your views (as opposed to their own) and so keeping an eye on what they're doing in your name can't be a bad idea.

If you're looking for an interesting and terrifying inter-generational photoshop every day (and who isn't), try the bizarre ManBabies, recommended to me by Russ.

And finally, a really quite moving story told through Polaroids.

1 comment:

immedia reaction said...

There's also They Work For You which gives some good stats on how MPs vote, speeches they make etc.