A wonderfully simple and horrifyingly addictive
game for win32
, written by Nozomi Matsuzaka
In moon, you are a sleeping1 fish
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The fish follows the mouse
pointer, but has a maximum speed and can't always keep up with it. Lots of stars enter the screen, traveling at various speeds and angles, but always down
wards and left
. In the corner a timer
steadily counts up. As it progresses, the stars become larger, faster, and more numerous. A soothing midi
file plays in the background2
. When the fish
collides with a star
, the music stops, the game is over
(and the fish dies).
0 - start of game
2500 - larger stars appear
4000 - Enormous stars appear
5440 - My current high score3
69396 - the world high score, as of a few years ago.4
Moon works best when you're not concentrating. Just play it forever until your mind is blank :)
Stars can pass through the fish's tail without injury. It's just the head you have to worry about.
Surprisingly, moon is just as playable with a touchpad
as a mouse
. Perfect for airport
s! I'd appreciate expermental data from anyone with a tablet PC.
Moon is availible from the author's homepage at http://www.ymo.net/~nozomi/works/Moon/
1 - You can tell it's sleeping. It has its eyes shut.
2 - The moon ringtone, for nokia 'phones:
Tempo:160, Scale:6, Note duration, 1/4. Copy and paste the tiny line below:
3 - Someone's got to have done better than this... feel free to sumbit
your high-scores for the E2 moon top 10.
4 - Moon used to have a high-score table (http://www.ymo.net/~nozomi/works/Moon/ranking.html), but it appears to be no more.