Posts Tagged ‘gravity’

The Weight Of The World: Gravity

By Adam Smith on May 21st, 2012.

Ludum Dare is the gift that keeps on giving, the jam that keeps on jamming. The latest jar full of sweet goodness to spread all over your monitor is Gravity, picked out by the observant folk over at IndieGames. A tiny island floats above lava, which is rather silly of it, and blocks slowly fall from above. If they hit the island, all life ceases to exist immediately and the final score is tallied, which is what happens when you die. A leaderboard appears. At least here the objective is clear; survive as long as possible. This is achieved by shooting the blocks and either deflecting them into the lava with your bullets, or shoving them off the island once they crash. They’re heavy, you see, and they’ll drag you down if you’re not careful. Play in your browser now.

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A Flipping Good Time Is Flipping Decent

By Adam Smith on August 23rd, 2011.

gravity with me, never let me go, no no
PAX Prime, the increasingly gargantuan expo set up by the chaps at Penny Arcade, is almost upon us. One of the most enjoyable parts of the whole shindig is the selection of the PAX 10, a group of indie games selected to enjoy the exposure that such a large platform can bring. Super Meat Boy and Bastion were both picked last year; not bad company to be in. This year there are some familiar titles and one that’s entirely new to me. From DigiPen, A Flipping Good Time is a platformer with a gravity switch mechanic you may have seen before, but do not be deterred. This is fun times. And it won’t cost you a penny.

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Gravity Doesn’t Get Me Down

By John Walker on November 26th, 2008.

It's looking at me funny.

Physicsy puzzles are a bit in vogue just now – the ones where you’ve given a bunch of bits and bobs and told to create a device to turn on a light or press a button. Here’s a demo of another, and it’s pretty cute. And best of all, it’s got Professor Heinz Wolff’s name on it. Remember him? Off of The Great Egg Race? It’s Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity.

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Paperman: First Paper Shooter

By Jim Rossignol on September 23rd, 2007.

One of the few pieces of PC-related news to emerge from the Tokyo Game Show comes in the form of the extremely slick trailer for cartoon shooter, Paperman. It’s an arena-based multiplayer shooter, where the flat characters will be able to take advantage of their flat-physics in combat – such as being able to turn side-on to avoid incoming bullets.

The game is being developed by a Korean studio, Cykan Games, who are in turn part of the technology company, Gravity. They’re affiliated folks who developed one of the better Korean MMOs, the charming Ragnarok Online. They’re also developing Ragnarok 2, which has, rather mysteriously, been in and out of beta since December 2006.


Thanks, Game Trailers, you are best.

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