Learning from my children: Take a look at Line Rider

My son Isaac showed me this site: It’s called Line Rider.

Take a look at it, play with it and see what you think. What it says is what it is. A tool that lets you draw lines, and then “play” what you’ve drawn; you get to watch while some squiggly creature “rides” the “line” that you drew.

After you’ve tried it a few times, and failed miserably, check your age. You must be over 25. That’s my guess.

Then go to this link, and choose any of the videos made, so that you can see what people have been able to do.

Somebody, I can’t remember who it was, called it Etch-A-Sketch for the YouTube Generation; for sure it is Web 2.0 meets simple graphics. What they don’t tell you is just how much fun you can have.

When I saw the video, the first thing that came to mind was Super Mario or Sonic The Hedgehog, there was something about the way the squiggle rode the line that was very reminiscent of the early video games. Maybe Generation M is already tuned in to expect those movements and I’m not.

But hey, there’s a weekend coming, a whole New Year to come after that, and I have only allowed myself four weeks to learn Spanish.

Enjoy Line Riding.

7 thoughts on “Learning from my children: Take a look at Line Rider”

  1. Wow. My favorite is the Jagged Peak video with the action-packed soundtrack. My wife asked me, “how did you find this?” We think people wanting to learn about gravity, graphic design, and music soundtracks all at once should take a course in Line Rider.

    Four weeks should be plenty for an language, don’t you thinks?

  2. In comparison with learning to Line Ride, I think 4 weeks is ample for a language I am partly familiar with :-). Generation gaps….

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