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Manyland, a browser-based 2d universe we all draw together
In infinite sandbox MMO Manyland, a world with no pre-set goals, what you draw becomes real and can be placed... so we all invent the universe pixel by pixel. Manyland is using HTML5 JS/ Canvas to display the world, and chat is real-time-as-you-type. There's over 9 million blocks placed so far, and a while ago we added a scripting language so you can add logic to blocks. This is a labor of love and we've now worked on it for over 2 years, and the community has done amazing things.
posted by philipp at 10:57 AM on October 29, 2014 - 4 comments


Rogue on a hexagonal grid -- reimagined
Rogue is the original roguelike game. I made the java applet version of it in 1997 here. I wrote hexagonal rogue a few years later.
posted by hexatron at 4:38 PM on October 26, 2014 - 1 comment


776 - 778 - 780
Surrealist video game featuring jet bikes
posted by hellojed at 11:25 AM on August 9, 2014


Hextris: A fast paced puzzle game
Hey guys me and a few friends made this game. More links to the various app stores are over here, and the source over here.
posted by dreyfusfinucane at 8:38 PM on August 9, 2014 - 6 comments


Dragondot 2 - sidescrolling circular dragony action!
I've recently completed my first Unity game, and I'm pretty proud of it. Much like the original, Dragondot 2 features a heroic circular dragon defending her territory from encroaching monsters, collecting gold to level up and gain new powers, and protecting/tolerating/eating her loyal kobold followers. The game features a diverse cast of foes, including four distinctive and challenging boss fights which will test your mastery of all your draconic combat abilities. There's a free demo built right into the website, and if you try it and want more the full game is only $3.
posted by NMcCoy at 6:50 AM on August 23, 2014 - 1 comment


Back Tang Wiesenfeld text generation
Markov chain-style text generation that conforms to Zipf's law. Very spiffy.
posted by curuinor at 10:26 PM on July 28, 2014


Pee & Pray
Pee & Pray is an ongoing web comic starring Peeing Calvin and Praying Calvin. I'm 18 episodes in so far. There is some NSFW language. And peeing. Thank you.
posted by Ratio at 8:23 PM on July 8, 2014 - 15 comments


@godtributes
A Twitter bot that posts tributes to befitting each god! Banner by Metroid Baby.
posted by ignignokt at 10:50 AM on July 1, 2014 - 1 comment


How Not To Be Wrong
After three years of work, my book HOW NOT TO BE WRONG: THE POWER OF MATHEMATICAL THINKING comes out today from Penguin Press! It's about math. Also: baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, packing 24-dimensional spheres, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, the invention of calculus, and the existence of God. The book is available at Amazon, Indiebound, Waterstones, and (I hope!) your local bookstore. MetaFilter has been a fantastically useful resource for me in putting this together; partly because I can use Ask for my questions about statistical significance in different languages and stockpicking scams, but more importantly because I've learned so much about how to write about math for non-mathematicians from writing about math on MetaFilter!
posted by escabeche at 10:33 AM on May 29, 2014 - 12 comments


Regret Labs science podcast
Did you study hard in science class? Neither did comics Aric and Levi. Regret Labs is their attempt to make up for lost time. In each episode they attempt to explain a scientific concept and then invite a guest expert to join them and tell them how very wrong they are.
posted by a47danger at 9:42 AM on June 2, 2014 - 2 comments


Puppy Space Pirates
In the darkness of space, on the fringes of civilization, a group of wiley outlaws thwarts authorities, empires, and the forces of the universe simply by surviving. They are also puppies.
posted by hellojed at 11:13 AM on May 14, 2014


MetaFilter Radio iOS app
Put Metafilter Music in your pocket! With MetaFilter Radio for iOS, you can listen to songs posted to Metafilter Music, hear episodes of the Metafilter Podcast, and retrieve and play your playlists, all from your iPhone or iPod touch. Requires iOS 7 or higher.
posted by scottandrew at 5:37 PM on May 15, 2014


The Disintegrator
The disintegrator lets you select any valid audio file from your library (MP3, wav etc) which is supported by your browser. Once you click play the distortion level continually increases until you're left with a beautifully distorted cacophony!
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:40 PM on May 21, 2014 - 16 comments


Finnegans Sleep
I took the first few paragraphs from the first ten chapters of Finnegans Wake, printed them onto strips of paper, then punched out the vowels (always Y!) and ran the cards through a punchcard music box player mounted on the wall in my bathroom.
posted by stokast at 9:06 AM on March 10, 2014 - 1 comment


Airships, a dieselpunk ship-building RTS
A real-time strategy game where you design airships and then fight with them. The aim is to have pretty chaotic explodey fights and interesting ship design choices. I've been working on this since October and just released an "early access" version.
posted by Zarkonnen at 8:50 AM on March 26, 2014 - 3 comments


Egress Methods
Paul Simon claimed that there must be fifty ways to leave your lover, but in his famous song he named far fewer than that. Egress Methods, a twitter bot, fulfills the promise that Mr. Simon could not—and then some—tweeting a randomly generated formula for lover-leaving every few hours, from now into eternity.
posted by aparrish at 3:38 PM on March 20, 2014 - 5 comments


Tech industry April Fool's joke generator
For startups who haven't executed on their minimum viable funny yet.
posted by bwerdmuller at 7:10 PM on March 31, 2014


Non-Stop Scroll Shop
Do you like products? Do you like scrolling? How about infinite scrolling? Well, then! Come on down to Non-Stop Scroll Shop where we'll always have something new for you…forever.
posted by ignignokt at 10:42 PM on February 24, 2014 - 10 comments


doge for all: make doges with ease.
A friend and I were sitting around lamenting the lack of decent shibe/doge generators out there on the internet. So we decided to make our own. http://dogeforall.biz/.

- Click to make new text blurb.
- Change font size/color.
- Use a custom background.
- Upload direct to imgur.

wow.
posted by zackola at 6:47 PM on January 5, 2014 - 2 comments


Ad Astra
Ad Astra is the fourth free EP of 2013 from The Harvey Girls. For it we wrote a play depicting a day in the life of an office worker who meets the weirdness and annoyances of the world with imagination. Full of sound effects and songs, the play Ad Astra is an updated radio play of sorts meant to transport the listener from their everyday office (or any other) job. The play includes fellow mefites melissa may and cortex as characters and musicians! The EP is rounded out by the tunes within the play itself, eight in total. So grab it for free at our bandcamp page.
posted by sleepy pete at 2:39 PM on December 3, 2013 - 1 comment


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