The I of It [A Week of Time Wasters]

This week I’m posting five days worth of insidious browser-based time-wasters: little games that will make that coffee break vanish faster than Fr. Z at a Liturgical Dance Workshop. 

It looks more like a segment from Sesame Street than a game, but don’t be fooled. The I of It is a wonderful little puzzler with simple graphics and some clever twists. The goal is to navigate the letter I through geometric puzzles in an attempt to find the letter T. The A and D keys move the I left or right, while the W and A keys make the letter taller or shorter. By compressing the I to fit in tight spots and extending it to reaching out of the way places, you work your way through the obstacles to the goal. There’s more here than meets the … okay, I won’t say it. Play it at various sites, including www.armorgames.com and www.kongragate.com.

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Thomas L. McDonald writes about technology, theology, history, games, and shiny things. Details of his rather uneventful life as a professional writer and magazine editor can be found in the About tab.

  • victor

    Thanks! I enjoyed this one. Way less stressful than VVVVVV.

  • http://www.godandthemachine.com Thomas L. McDonald

    VVVVV got on my nerves.

  • victor

    I was a huge fan of the C-64 and chiptune asthetic, and that saw me through to the end (minus getting all the shiny bits, which would have driven me completely insane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rklK5jXpeaA). And I only died 763 times!

    My “I” just died and exploded. I feel terrible.

  • http://www.robinhardy.com robin

    Poor I. This is hard! You have to think ‘n’ stuff. But I made it past target practice with only 1500 exploding deaths and four consults of the walk-through.


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