PUSHING THE EDGE
One of my favorite Sci-Fi obsessions is anything that has to do with Stargate. It started of course for me, with the original 1994 movie, the resulting TV show SG-1, and the spin-off Stargate Atlantis.
In fact, at the risk of committing Sci-Fi blasphemy, I'll even go so far as to say that I'm more of a Stargate fan than a Star Trek one.
So it was indeed a pleasure to find an homage to Stargate Atlantis, done in Line Rider.
"Consider, for example, the amazingly simple, but overwhelmingly addictive Flash-based game/simulation/physics experiment known as Line Rider.
You start on a blank white screen. You draw lines—hills, ramps, valleys—with a pencil tool. When you click Play, a tiny, weird, funny little guy on a sled gets dropped onto the uppermost line you drew—and gravity takes it from there. Make your lines too steep, and he wipes out.
Make them too shallow, and he runs out of momentum and stops. Cross them in just the right way, and the simulation goes nuts and spits him forcefully hundreds of feet in the air.
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."
With that preamble, let's go to the video-tape, as it were.
How cool is that?
For those of you who haven't done a Line Rider animation yet, what's been accomplished here is NOT trivial.
It's a labor of love by any definition, and a really cool, geeky one. Well done.
P.S. You get 10 extra Stargate Bonus Geek points if you noticed the Line Rider whizzing by the ZPM module right at the end.