Cursor*10 All Over Again

By John Walker on February 24th, 2009 at 6:33 pm.

I'm my favourite person to play multiplayer with.

Spooks. I was just about to check Neko Games site, to see if there might be a new Hoshi Saga (the series of micro-puzzles where you try to find the star – go play all three), and glanced at IndieGames along the way. There’s something better than a new Hoshi Saga! There’s a new Cursor*10.

Just over a year ago we talked about the one-player co-op extraordinariness that was Cursor*10 – a game in which you need multiple cursors to explore the levels, each created by you on a previous attempt. Build up enough ghost cursors, and it’s possible to click on two, three, four things at once. It’s ludicrously difficult to describe, and much more interesting to play. The original is here.

Version 2 takes the same principles. You have ten cursors, each with a limited lifespan, and worst work together, er, with yourself to reach the 16th floor. It’s just lovely, if quite short, making your brain have to think in a unique way. Go play, report back.

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22 Comments »

  1. Feet says:

    SCREW YOU SPIKEY THINGS

  2. nabeel says:

    Cursor*10 was one of my favourite flash games ever, thanks for the heads-up.

  3. sbs says:

    i feel stupid.

  4. Polysynchronicity says:

    Much <3 for this man.

  5. Kelron says:

    I found this site years ago while passing the time at school (more specifically this part of it). It’s full of weird and clever games, if you can forgive them the cat obssession.

  6. SlappyBag says:

    Again, a personal favorite of mine, will play. =)

  7. Rob says:

    Oh excellent, love the first one. Appreciate the information.

  8. DeliriumWartner says:

    That damn game just gave me RSI! Should come with some kinda warning. Ow.

  9. Nero says:

    I just played this a few hours ago and it’s quite lovely.

  10. Alex says:

    Just tried cursor 10 after getting frustrated by this. won first time with 32ms to spare. Will never get past the 4 clicky things in this game though

  11. MrFake says:

    It’s saddening watching previous incarnations get impaled over and over again. I can’t turn the speakers on here, so I imagine a shocked little squeak and a low whimper as one gets mortally wounded, but the rest of the cursors keep passing it by.

    Sometimes one of the cursors will stop on its way up the floors. It stays until the victim passes on; lacking arms it is completely unable to help, but its presence is at least comforting.

    Multiplicity games are fun, but depressing. :(

  12. Kua says:

    Hah! Brilliant. Its a while since I played a game that uses such a large percentage of my brain.

  13. LukeE says:

    @DeliriumWartner: I know exactly how you feel. My wrist is barely attached to my arm anymore.

    Good little game though. :P

  14. Sam C says:

    Good times. Is 100 the highest score you can get? There’s a mysterious button on one of the top floors that has be thinking I’m missing something…

  15. Bret says:

    Finally beat the first on.

    On a touchpad, no less.

    My hands now hate me.

  16. Radiant says:

    Three words fellas:
    Capacitive Touch Tablet.

    Thanks Dell!

  17. Bret says:

    Finally beat number two. Got 108!

    I rule and am awesome.

  18. Noisegen says:

    If you have Unreal Tournament 3, it’s worth checking out the Prometheus mod (winner of the Make Something Unreal contest). Conceptually it borrows a lot from Cursor, but it’s in nice 3d and includes some clever twists. There’s only a few levels so far, but it’s free and better than the rest of UT3 at the moment.

  19. Ian says:

    Clever but doesn’t grab me.

  20. yns88 says:

    So it turns out the last switch actually unlocks floor 0, for you high score achievers. You won’t have time to collect the points there and do much else, though.

  21. Matt says:

    I am enraged by those foul and terrible spikes. Bastards.

  22. Chris says:

    I got it with 133. heck yes!