Line Rider

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“LineRider is a nifty little flash game released at DeviantArt.com. It is wildly addicting to some people. I myself play it obsessively.

LineRider is a basic flash game. In fact, it is not really even a game since there are no real goals or objectives.

You draw a black line on a white background and press play. A little stick figure fella on a sled pops out of nowhere land and sleds down your new line you just drew.

Seems pretty basic and silly right? True, to a point.”

Matthew L. King, October 2, 2006

King cites this amazing example of what someone (with too much time on their hands) can do with this simple idea:

And you can go make your own, here:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40255643/

About Ray Watkins

I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. I grew up in Houston, as a part of what we only half-jokingly call the Cajun Diaspora. At a certain point during the Regan administration, I had to leave, so I served in the Peace Corps, Philippines, from 1987-89. I didn't want to return to the United States just yet, so I moved to Paris, France, where I lived for three years or so. I then moved back to Austin, Texas, where I had received my Masters Degree, and (eventually) began a Ph.D., which I completed in 1999. I spent a year at Temple University and then accepted a position at Eastern Illinois University where I worked until May of 2006. I now work exclusively on line (although that may change) for Johns Hopkins, the Art Institute Online, and Smarthinking.com. I can be reached most easily via email: raywatkins [that 'at' symbol] writinginthewild.com

One Thought on “Line Rider

  1. just found some cool line rider videos on http://www.lovelinerider.com
    you d better check it out. they also have other version of line rider.

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