LineRiderTO


You know what there aren't enough of? Line Rider videos about Toronto.

But what's a Line Rider and where can you get one? There's a solid chance you heard about Line Rider a few months ago when it first hit the interweb, but in that time it's advanced a great deal. If you wanna make your own, and better yet, make one involving Toronto (gold stars for BlogTO shoutouts in the vid) then hit the jump for a little more info.

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Line Rider is a physics based game/tool that allows you to construct a stick figure roller coaster of sorts. There are three types of lines you can use to construct the coaster: Blue, Red, and Green. Blue lines are solid and will allow the rider to make contact with it and as such, slide around. Red lines are 'speed up' lines, meaning that even without any momentum the rider will move forward faster and faster. Green lines are purely decorative; the rider won't be influenced by them.

The fun part in line rider is not only seeing what you can exploit in the physics-laden madness that it is, but also constructing a mini stick-world around the rider. In a city like Toronto there are numerous landscapes and icons that could be represented, not the least of which is Jerrold standing in the CN Tower.

Whaddya say Toronto? You up for giving this city the Line Rider love it deserves? If so hit this page to get started. Once you're done with your masterpiece (you can even save it and go back to it another time), hit this set of links for some software and know-how on recording the course. Once you done that, add your videos to the blogTO YouTube group and link the vids in your name in the comment area below. I'm not the line-iest rider by any stretch of the imagination, so show us your skills!


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