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Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Another Experimental Gameplay Competition entry, String Theory is an action game in which you attempt to guide a spider-like entity around vector-shaped landscapes. The adventure ends if you allow the creature to exit past the edge of the screen.

Four of your limbs can be extended by using the numeric keypad, though elasticity is lost quickly and they soon detach from ceilings or walls in a matter of seconds if left unattended for long.

The scrolling speed and screen size can be altered by editing a text file. Players are advised to download the updated version available from the same page. Looks like a clear winner.

Name: String Theory
Developer: Dillon Cower
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 5MB
Anonymous Shih Tzu said at 9/18/2006 03:26:00 PM:  
This one's neat.
Anonymous Akamu said at 9/18/2006 06:04:00 PM:  
This is the best game ever.
I want to have Dillon's babies!
Blogger Ravuya said at 9/18/2006 06:17:00 PM:  
As a friend of Dillon, I'd have to admit that this is quite excellent. I'm really encouraged that it's of such high quality, although the ending screen seared my retinas.
Anonymous James said at 9/19/2006 11:15:00 PM:  
Very cool concept. I love the spider walking effect.
He should expand this to a full game. Seriously, I've played much, much worse.

My only complaint was that by the end of the time limit, having four limbs was just becoming a hinderence.
Anonymous Merkin said at 10/01/2006 11:35:00 PM:  
Incredible! I can't believe a 16 yr old kid designed and wrote the code for "String Theory". It demonstrates complex thinking. A clear winner.