Pond offers a little space for skimming stones


Today feels like a day for small games and quiet games so I have been keeping Brendan Keogh’s Pond [itch.io page] open in a browser and skimming stones along its surface as a reward for each email I send.

Pond was made for the Slow Game Jam and takes the screen resolution and colour palette of the GameBoy Color. There’s not much to it and you can only really control the direction you throw a stone in and the spin you put on the stone if you change hand. Some plop into the pond and sink immediately and others scud across the screen and off into the imaginary expanse of the water. But the ambient noise is nice and the whole thing has this low-res restful charm to it.

There’s also a Mac version and a Windows version you can download but the browser version is suiting me fine.


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    Earl-Grey says:

    Pebbles in a pond.
    My boss suspects nothing yet.
    I procrastinate.

    • Shazbut says:

      Your inspiration
      Caused this creativity.
      I am moved to tears.

  2. Treners says:

    Calming rock skimming.
    Helps to reduce stress of life.
    Thank you for the link.

  3. RCPlaneguy says:

    Plop plop goes the rock.
    Concentric rings spread outwards.
    High-tech childhood fun

  4. JonPhillips says:

    I chuck a pebble
    It sinks immediately
    Oh, good. Metaphor.

  5. Retne says:

    I click the pond link
    Saw haikus on RPS
    That’s more fun, I think.

  6. swaan says:

    Reminds me of Perestroika for some reason and its weird Soviet intro music :D

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      Oh for fuck’s sake Swaan
      We are all doing a thing
      Pack it up everyone

      • Minglefingler says:

        Perestroika sounds
        This provokes memory of
        Swann wrote this, typoed.

  7. Ddub says:

    farted into my computer chair.
    Not the first time.
    Bought a new computer chair.

    True story.

  8. TheAngriestHobo says:

    Clapping as I type.
    Don’t laugh, syllables are hard.
    “Rhythm” – one or two?

  9. Shazbut says:

    Doesn’t seem like much,
    And, indeed, maybe isn’t.
    I play anyway