Line Rider Re-visited

By Deane Barker on November 23, 2006

Crazy for Line Rider: We talked about Line Rider the other day. Now, David Pogue from the New York Times has written about what’s becoming a phenomenon.

It’s spawned an entire mini-subculture of Line Rider nuts, who spend hours drawing elaborate fantasyscapes for their little sledder guys, and then capturing the results (either with a screen-capture program or even with a camcorder filming the screen) and posting them on YouTube.

It looks easy. But it’s actually darned difficult, especially because there’s no eraser tool, and lines you draw from the left and from the right behave differently.

The lack of an eraser bugs me.

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  1. i’m pretty sure the way those are developed is by compulsive saving and reloading: save, draw a new line, try it out, reload until it works. like having a really tedious undo. still impressive, but not as impossible as doing it all in one shot…

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