The Bestest Best Main Menu of 2015: Monkey Fortunetell

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What will 2015 bring you? Love, perhaps? Long-lost inspiration? Terrible power? Terrible wealth? Great loss? Great joy? A much-needed change? Monkey Fortunetell can read your future from how you shake and cast a barrel full of monkeys, but its main menu makes one thing clear: no matter what else, 2015 will be a year for boogying hard. It’s a free little treat from Froggy creator Nathalie Lawhead, glitch-o game maker Rachel Simone Weil, and musician Torley.

Look, come on, you have to see this person dancing around in a monkey suit:

You can download Monkey Fortunetell, but the browser version has bonus loading screen fun.

Once you’re done watching the monkey dance (the animation’s based on Lawhead’s sister’s moves), it’s time to have your fortune told. Give the barrel of monkeys a good shake, enjoy the show as you wave it around, then give ’em a roll. The monkeys tumble out onto a special board divided into the fates, with where they land and how determining your future.

It is, of course, all made up. That’s fine. I’ve said before that I enjoy and value divination and prognostication because they throw out a load of ideas about living and pose questions that I still find helpful to reflect upon.

Also you get to watch a monkey dance, and that’s great.

10 Comments

  1. padger says:

    I believe this is apeing good menu design.

  2. mickey megabyte says:

    i’m gibbon this one a thumbs-up!

  3. Turkey says:

    *unzips pants* Woops makak fell out

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    Andy_Panthro says:

    You and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals… link to youtube.com

  5. Monggerel says:

    YOU CAN’T SWALLOW MY MORALITY LIKE A LOLLIPOP PILL

    But you can, apparently, tell my future. *A* future, anyways. One out of numberless neverhoods.
    Huh.

  6. AXAXAXAS MLO II: MLO HARDER says:

    I tried it and my fortune was surprisingly accurate and now I’m scared.

  7. ephemeris says:

    After seeing that video I was compelled^Winspired to attach the correct audio..

    However I will be dammed before I sell my soul to google(that is: sign up for a youtube account) in order to post one youtube video. So next best thing.

    Here is my recipe to make it.

    So if a kindly fellow unix herder(already lacking soul, having a youtube account) could post it, please do.

    Prerequisites:
    youtube-dl
    ffmpeg


    mkdir funky_monkey
    cd funky_monkey
    youtube-dl 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahklLaDDCCQ'
    youtube-dl 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4yACBrVb5A#t=40'
    ffmpeg \
    -y \
    -strict -2 \
    -ss 3.4 \
    -i 'The Bestest Best Main Menu of 2015 - Monkey Fortunetell-R4yACBrVb5A.mp4' \
    -i 'Mother 3 - Open Sesame! or Funky Monkey Dance-ahklLaDDCCQ.mp4' \
    -map 0:0 \
    -map 1:1 \
    -acodec copy \
    -vcodec copy \
    -t 32.95 \
    funky_monkey_fortunetell.mp4
    ffplay -autoexit funky_monkey_fortunetell.mp4

  8. No Excuse says:

    I’ve watched this about 6 times. Thought I’d forget about it over night.

    Nope. This was my breakfast.