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Great Discoveries in Human History

by Amused - Competition Entry

A memory/match game that's ugly as sin.

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Dec 21, 2010 @ 3:32am

Bit of of a bug if you try to rush ahead as matches are completing, where you have to wait for something internal to reset before you can complete the match.

Some of the jokes are pretty funny, good work!

Hamumu says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:00am

This is a real funny and interesting idea... but it's marred by two problems: one technical being that often a card will remain flipped up and it gets confusing (and they don't always work right either). The other being that you can't tell if a card is a benefit or an invention. Different colored or marked cards for the two types would've been really nice, and made the jokes hit home a lot better, so I didn't sit there thinking "How did beer goggles get us glass?"

Hamumu says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:09am

Also, I found a cheat!

Amused says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 5:50pm

Thanks for checking out my game! This was my first LD effort. I became aware of the click-too-fast bug after I submitted. Is it allowable to fix it? I agree there needs to be some way to distinguish discoveries and benefits. Definitely I'll make a better looking version if only for pride of craftsmanship and not change the compo version. I used AJAX to draw down the list of matches for each round to avoid some of the more obvious cheats (view source, etc). If you've found an obvious cheat email me and I'll see if I can fix it, too. Thanks for the kind words about the humor; I'm glad some of the jokes came off well :)

Sos says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 7:59pm

Wis Banking with free toasters? Do they bank when they're flying free?

Dslayer27 says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:22pm

Nice it's a fun game that fits the theme, true you can't try making matches while other are matching already. And if you highlight the squares... lol

Amused says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 9:35pm

Hi, Sos. Banks in the US used to give free toasters to people who signed up for accounts. So some of the humor is...obscure :) Thanks Dslayer on the note about highlighting. Ooops?

Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:21pm

Funny, sometimes break a bit, and no real difficulty (a maximum number of guesses could have added that), but some of the pairs are sincerely funny. Good job !

stevejohnson says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 5:11am

66 matches in 584 seconds!

By clicking a lot I was able to have some cards stay exposed. You can't modify your original submission, but you can provide an "alt" link in addition to the submitted link.

plams says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 7:07pm

Some matches are pretty fun :) I'd like more linguistic fun, like how the Monkey Island retorts can be used for two different sets of insults.

Endurion says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 8:26am

Yay, memory (TM).
The idea is nice but there's a few things that annoy. For one, you have to wait for the cards to turn back again or you end up with a flipped image which confuses. The other, if you make a match the cards are stacked together which messes up my memory of a cards location.

Endurion says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 8:27am

Oh, and plus points for making a HTML5 game that actually works in my browser ;)

Danik says ...
Jan 1, 2011 @ 4:14pm

Nice take on the theme, funny matches and good work making them mostly non-obvious.
The cards move around when you find a pair, which makes it hard to remember where a card is.

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