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Help me ID/find this game: a portal-like with bouncing ball

Help me ID/find this game: it may have been playable in-browser. If downloadable, it was free and probably worked on winxp. It might have only been at a demo/tech demo state, but it was a 3d first person puzzler where you aim and it would show you the trajectory of where a ball would bounce and you could then teleport to the end point of the trajectory? The idea was that you'd have to figure out which surface/angle to bounce off in order to get to a goal destination. May even have been posted to mefi. [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Mar 22, 2014 - 6 answers

I'm looking for ideas for: puzzles, riddles, problems and scavenger hunt type stuff to incorporate into a gift.

I'm looking for ideas for: puzzles, riddles, problems and scavenger hunt type stuff to incorporate into a gift. [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jul 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Identify a computer game in a white environment revealed by shooting a paintball gun

What first-person perspective puzzle game was set in a completely white environment that you revealed by shooting blobs of paint? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for exploration/immersive puzzle games

I've been a long-time fan of the Myst series, but up until recently with Fez I didn't realize how much I missed atmospheric games based heavily on exploration and worldbuilding-type puzzles. Can anyone recommend more? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Another Name for Dribble

What is this? My google-fu is failing. I need some keywords! [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Nov 29, 2011 - 5 answers

[spoiler]: use highlighter pen to reveal

how do you emulate a [spoiler] tag on paper? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Non-annoying social gaming?

Is there a (preferably free) online game like Zynga's Adventure World that doesn't require me to hassle my friends for things to move forward? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Next step: solve in three dimensions

Calculusfilter. A man is led to the center of a valuable field which he does not own. He coats his feet in blue paint so that his path can be traced. At dawn he begins walking. At a randomly selected time he will be told to stop walking, whereupon he will walk in a perfectly straight line back to the starting point. Then he will be given all the land that has been circumscribed by his blue path. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 30, 2011 - 89 answers

90s era new age cube puzzle game - what's the name?

Looking for a mid-90s PC puzzle game based on a cube. Holo or Light or something -- New age/tribal music... I don't remember exactly how it worked, but you try to get the marked side of the cube to land face down on a specific square on a grid (I think the location kept moving, though I'm not sure). Anyways, it might have come with my old IBM Pentium as a prepackaged thing. Any ideas?
posted by symbioid on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

like Logic Grid Puzzles Only... Better

I'm looking for logic puzzles/games/systems similar to logic grid puzzles that are mostly deductive, pure logic, but that are more "realistic" or at least tell a more tangible story. Do such things exist? Also, how to construct your own and use them in a narrative structure? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Help! I'm running out of games!

Please recommend some great puzzle/adventure/escape browser games! [more inside]
posted by sentient on Jan 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Elusive jigsaw puzzle - Mad Magazine related?

Seeking old jigsaw type puzzle from my childhood. Possibly Mad magazine related, or drawn by Al Jaffee... slim details inside. [more inside]
posted by routergirl on Nov 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Identify this 90s puzzle/action game

Identify this game. I played it in the late 90s on the PC or the Amiga. It was an isometric puzzle/action/adventure game set in the future in a tall skyscraper where all the robots (cleaning bots, security bots etc.) had suddenly gone crazy. [more inside]
posted by gentle on Sep 26, 2009 - 4 answers

What do I do with square pegs and a square hole?

What is this game? It belonged to my dad's cousin and she would have played with it during the 1940's, I think. [more inside]
posted by scrute on Jul 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me remember the name of this game?

Trying to find a certain monochromatic 3D / isometric puzzle game I saw a video of once... [more inside]
posted by TheTorns on Apr 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Sudoku constructor?

Is there a program that will take an already solved sudoku and create a medium difficulty unsolved puzzle? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on Feb 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking to recall a cube-based game or puzzle

Help me remember the name of a game/puzzle from the early '70s that featured dice-sized clear acrylic cubes. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Feb 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

So I played Professor Layton and the Curious Village on DS and I think it's one of the funnest game on the system. Which other game is similar, for older system that can be emulated, or maybe even a website with a good collection of puzzles? Hook me up! I need to satisfy my puzzle solving urges. Thanks!
posted by PowerCat on Dec 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Advice on breaking into the newspaper puzzle business?

I've invented my own type of unique, newspaper-publishable, word game. I would like to either make weekly editions of it to sell to weekly newspapers... [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Nov 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Oh, To Gleam The Cube

My young nephew came across an ancient Rubik's Cube last fall, and the time has come to give him a hand in solving it. Obviously, Google returns a wealth of solutions. What I'm looking for, though, is a solution that teaches a logical process for solving the cube, rather than the rote memorization of algorithms. If that doesn't exist, can someone recommend a guide that has animation, or sharply executed diagrams, or at the very least is well-written and free of initialisms?
posted by boombot on Feb 7, 2006 - 9 answers

A game puzzle has lead to a Google puzzle... help!

Why are my Google skills failing me when searching for help with a specific puzzle in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel? (Caution - may be spoilers!) [more inside]
posted by Chunder on Jan 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Do you remember an old PC puzzle game called 'Revelation?'

Do you remember an old PC puzzle game called 'Revelation?' [MI] [more inside]
posted by suchatreat on Dec 13, 2004 - 3 answers

What international tournaments exist that might be thought of as "mental" Olympics?

What international tournaments exist that might be thought of as "mental" Olympics? (That is, they contain a range of competitions based on intellect, strategy, problem-solving, mental arithmetic, etc...)
posted by badstone on Aug 17, 2004 - 7 answers

Logic Game

About five years ago, I found a game online, and I can't remember what it's called or where I found it. It was more of a logic puzzle than a game really -- a little like Mastermind and a little like Battleship. And it also involved primitive natural language processing. [more inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 6, 2004 - 0 answers

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