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Tech Talk => Waste some time => Topic started by: Hell Toupee on August 14, 2010, 12:39:46 PM

Title: Solipskier
Post by: Hell Toupee on August 14, 2010, 12:39:46 PM
Like Canabalt, with skis. (http://mikengreg.com/solipskier/)
Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2010, 09:06:39 PM
Holy crap this awesome.

It has a long learning curve though. My highest score so far is 985,025 after 2:26:96.
Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: rva on August 15, 2010, 02:22:03 PM
Are you actually jumping through the gates?  If you think about it as a slalom course where you are sort of trying to bounce the guy off the slopes through each gate, it's kind of hard to score under 1,000,000.

Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2010, 03:19:38 PM
Oh. I guess I was just trying to get the guy to do tricks and go for as long as possible. I was hitting the gates if I could but not prioritizing it. I was also trying to jump over as many as possible. Oops.
Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: dirk on August 15, 2010, 05:22:36 PM
I just got 6.5 million.  The gates are definitely the key to a high score.  They get your multiplier up, and then you can do the tricks and get major score.
Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: Gigabiteme on August 20, 2010, 09:51:08 AM
Addiciting. Best is 4.5 Million so far.
Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: dirk on August 20, 2010, 11:36:36 AM
I finally broke 40 million last night.  I think the key is just going for the gates and not worrying about anything else.  If you can get your multiplier up, that is all that matters.
Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: rva on August 20, 2010, 02:53:52 PM
I like to go for the huge ass jump once I get the multiplier up to 35 or so.  It's more fun, you pile up a shit-ton of points, but you are also at the mercy of the game because you really don't have any idea where you are going to land.

If you keep your speed somewhat under control and just hit the gates I guess you can go for a long time.  And also pile up huge points once you get your multiplier to triple digits.

I got a lucky sequence of tunnels right off the bat at one point and scored 75 million and then realized it would take a long time to beat that, so I stopped playing.
Title: Re: Solipskier
Post by: Gigabiteme on August 20, 2010, 04:22:53 PM
75 million? Yeah, I quit.