Friday, October 24, 2008

Currently Playing :

The one flash game I keep returning to every other day is this cricket game up at . Really good use of the Box2D physics engine. Nothing can beat the real feeling of creaming a gently swinging half volley through the covers, but the controls do feel quite good. The awkward style of the batsman suggests that he was modeled after either one of

1) Anil Kumble

2) Curtly Ambrose

3) Courtney Walsh could be a candidate but you'd need some special combo for his 'between-the-legs' leave.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bollywood Nexus

Bollywood Nexus is now up on the site. In the game you're presented with a puzzle where you have to guess the name of an actor/actress/movie/director based on the connections to other actors/actresses/movies/directors. I've been working on it sporadically for 3 months or so, and I'm quite happy with the way its turned out. So far I've found that I get sick of any game I work on, but I still had some enjoyment playing this game.

The game stems from an entertainment quiz my friends and I set during our final year at IIT. It did give a sense of balance to the quiz (which would otherwise have been littered with NIN references and building trivia). I'll see if I can dig up that quiz and stick it up online somewhere. The most pleasing part of the game is that it'll generate a virtually unlimited number of puzzles (obviously after having made the rather small database of names and their relationships)

Bollywood is a wonderfully incestuous industry which is what makes this game work so well. Its a bit too 'campy' which is why you'll see holy trinities like Shahrukh-Preity-Rani, or Sanjay-Salman-Dhawan popping up frequently.

Please play and give feedback

And the answer is Sunil Shetty.