Sunday, September 18, 2011

Distractions, Distractions

I felt like doing something fun today. Just ‘cause. And also, my contest is still going on. So go leave a comment here before you read on, and then scroll to the bottom of the webpage to enter. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Entered? Good.

First of all, I'm going to be tweaking my posting schedule after today. It's going to be Tuesday (writing), Thursday (etymology) and Saturday (fun). Of course, being me, it's not going to be one hundred percent. This Thursday, for example, is not going to be etymology.

I can sense your dismay through the internet.

Because I love you all so much, I’m sharing another web game with you. You know you want to click on the link. You can minimize what you’re working on for just a few minutes. Just a few.

This game is called Snailiad (a play on the word Iliad, although it’s not about the Trojan War). It stars a cute snail named (wait for it) Snaily Snail, who sets out to learn why some of the other snails have been disappearing. It’s structured like an old-school NES game with saves, health, and of course, precious upgrades.

It’s really a lot of fun. You can spend time exploring every corner or blast through to try to beat the 30 minute speed-run time. It’s not terribly difficult, although it may drive you nuts trying to get 100% map and items. There’s also an optional extra hard mode where you play as Sluggy Slug, without Snaily’s protective shell.

I really love the names.

Enjoy! The game is great. The realization that you’ve spent four hours trying to find that one room that will give you a 100% map…not so much. But still fun.


  1. Okay, this sounds hilarious. And congratulations on your blogiversary! I just entered your contest. Probably won't win because I never win anything but still... I'm supporting a buddy!

  2. Aw, this sounds cute! If I weren't so easy to distract, I'd give it a try, but honestly me + computer games = nothing good. Trust me on that one. ;-)


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