Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Internet game of the week: Average Shoveler (Flash)

This is really something else. Since we've stumbled upon other intriguing non-games, I thought you might be interested in this. Inspired by the graphic layout of Leisure Suit Larry (1987), Average Shoveler is an online game of sorts. The location is East Village, New York. It is snowing. Each flake of snow contains an image taken live from news/politics/sport/entertainment web channels, while people tell you top stories gathered from same sources. Now, while information seeps into your brain, your only alternative is to shovel it away, saving your life from the daily soft bombing of information overload. There is no way to win. While your are experiencing a fictional environment, you are playing with feedback (text and images) coming from the real world. It's weird. Check it out.

Click here to "play" Average Shoveler.

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