Monday, October 23, 2006

How good is your colour vision?

The game above requires Flash, version 7. If you don't have it, you can click here to download it. Or not :)

I originally made this game, which I called 'Planet Pop' just ... well, I'm not really sure why to be honest. I was teaching a friend a bit about how to make flash animations and games. We started with a little circle. We made it change size, move around, change colour. We made it do stuff if you clicked on it, and suddenly we were building a game.

The interesting thing about this game is that it tests your colour vision acuity. And, I've found that I can track the objects better if I don't look at them, but look slightly away from the screen - just past the edge of the game, which I know is a technique that wildlife camera operators use for following fast moving birds and animals. Anyway ... I dug it out to show someone today and I'd forgotten how much fun it is. So I thought I'd share it!

High scores can be added to the comments :) Just click 'new game' to begin!

(and before anyone complains about bandwidth and file sizes, .... it's only 27k - ain't maths great?)


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Blogger fiona said...

Fabulous game!! The little blue planets seem specially skittish. And they hide! seems to go a bit bizarre at the end, perhaps its my bandwidth or machine or Firefox? I see your high score! wow

23 October, 2006 20:02  
Blogger Stray said...

lol - I'm sure they hide on purpose too!

what's your high score then Fi?

23 October, 2006 20:09  
Blogger Stray said...

By the way ... I'm at 17,230 ... level 10.


23 October, 2006 20:56  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Wow, 17,230? I only made it to 48-something, 4821, was it? Whatever! It was the dark one that did me in, I'm sure it cost me 10,000 points! ;-)

Very pretty graphics!

24 October, 2006 15:07  
Blogger MB said...

This was fun — and infuriating! ;-) I got up to seven thousand something at level seven, that's it. (I also realized that my mouse isn't very clever. I want a new one!)

24 October, 2006 15:57  
Anonymous Daisy-Winifred said...

ah well, it only took me five tries to understand the instructions were not try and drag the balls to the corner!, but after that couldn't remember what it said I was supposed to do and got fixed on the not dragging. In another month I MIGHT manage to complete level one but as to my score...........

25 October, 2006 23:04  

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