Thursday, June 03, 2010

Links for Fun and Entertainment

The modern version of The Ugly Duckling. You guessed it, computers are involved.

Sprocket Rocket is a physics-based game from Aardman Studios (the folks behind Wallace and Gromit) in which you design your own tools to accomplish tasks and collect cogs. Not as difficult as it sounds, since there are hints, prompts, and do-overs along the way.

La Maison en Petits Cubes is an award-winning Japanese film about an old man whose home must grow taller as the water rises. He revisits his life in a trip downstairs, which requires diving gear.

The Wikipedia Game is somewhat like 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but for Wikipedia articles. You are given starting and stopping points, and you connect them in the fewest steps possible. (via Gorilla Mask)

Groovin' with Ken. In a teaser for Toy Story 3, Barbie's boyfriend confronts uncomfortable questions from an interviewer.

Pi Beta Phi Sorority Girls Know How To Party. Next time, they'll charge admission so they can cover the bill for damages.

Could the power of the Mentos/Coke reaction propel a vehicle? Of course it can! (via Unique Daily)

Nomen Ludi. The engaging (and possibly true) story of a lost and found video game, spanning quite a few years. (via Metafilter)

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