Tuesday, March 15, 2011

URL Hunter

"An experimental game using the URL bar as the game screen."

With web browser gaming still in its youth, a new browser game made by Corey from Probably Interactive throws a wrench into the works by taking gameplay out of the main window and into the address bar. Whether you think it's useful or useless, you can't ignore the sheer cool geekiness of a game played entirely in the URL bar.

You play as an "O" that must consume as many "a" letters as possible in 30 seconds. Players move the "O" back and forth and press the spacebar when above an "a" to capture it. Meanwhile, the "a" letters move back and forth on their own as time ticks down.

URL Hunter probably isn't going to keep you entertained for much more than a minute, but it's a good example what can be done with some creative programming. Is it a good game? Not really. The gameplay is pretty awful, and the concept is naturally pretty limited. But it's clever and unusual, and, in the end, what could be better than that?

If you haven't done so already then check it out here...


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