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Extremely limited one-move game with ASCII graphics, May 19, 2016
by MathBrushIn this game, you see a graphical image of 2 hands, and you have to type in the number of fingers you see.
If you're right, you get one ending. If you are wrong, you get another.
If I missed something big here, please comment.
Joey Jones pointed out that there is another ending, which does make the game better, in my opinion. Also, looking over again, the graphics are really pretty good. So I've changed my rating to one star for polish, one star for writing (the three endings were pretty good), and one star for being willing to play it again, because I did play it again, and enjoyed it.
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Joey Jones, May 19, 2016 - ReplyPrevious | << 1 >> | Next
You're mostly right but missing a bit of context here and the 3rd ending that allows the game to make sense. Most of Melvin's fingertips games involve formal experimentation and are based on children's riddles. This one generates a different pair of ASCII hands each time, and like the children's game, you fail if you count the thumb as a finger.
Just like the fingertips songs, in isolation it's of limited interest, but in the context of a larger album of games it works as a brief mini-game.