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      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008 edited
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    Jonathan Coulton's Still Alive, the closing song to Valves stunning First Person Puzzler videogame Portal has been around the internet for a while now (and Warren linked to it himself an age ago)

    But I've not seen this shiny new typographical video before: Enjoy.


    Portal - Still Alive typography from Trickster on Vimeo.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    We what we must because we can.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    That was excellent.

    I really need to finish that game now; I think I'm on the second-to-last puzzle, but Half Life 2 distracted me.
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    @ Fauxhammer - You poor, poor thing! You have no idea do you? GO! FINISH IT NOW!
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    @Fauxhammer, if you mean you're on Chamber #18, you're in for a surprise.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
     (3604.6)
    I think it is. It's the one where

    you have to get up through the three or four platforms, and then fling through the angled panel.


    I can't bring myself to go back because that's a whole Saturday trying to get the timing.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
     (3604.7)
    This actually reminds me a little of the 'Thousand Years of Dreams' sections in the 360 game Lost Odyssey.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
     (3604.8)
    So now I've actually watched it, and it made me giggle with glee. I love that song. LOVE.
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    @Fauxhammer: no spoilers, but the final puzzle is a little longer than the others. GO PLAY IT RIGHT NOW.
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    nothing can top " in the night, dream delight" from NiGHTS on saturn.
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    I see your NiGHTS and raise you the Katamari Damacy theme and the entire soundtrack to Gitaroo Man, especially Born to be Bone, Void, Mojo Queen Bee, and Resurrection.
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    ok, shit i have to concede the opening of the first katamari and there are two gitaroo man songs that i LOVE but i dont know which ones.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
     (3604.13)
    Still need to play that, but I'm too poor for a next-gen console and my computer is shit with games. :(
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    Reminds me of this...

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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2008
     (3604.15)
    I have a piano only version of Still Alive as my ringtone for a while now. By far, the best game ending I've ever seen.


    Honestly, I wasn't too into the text video, probably because I have my own firm associations. But I like that people are doing interesting things with text.

    "We'll just keep on trying 'til we run out of cake" was also one of my resolutions this year. And my .sig

    ...geek.
    • CommentAuthorHaloGirl66
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2008 edited
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    MS had a free download of "Still Alive" for Rock Band and it has become one of the favorites in the household. I got distracted by a new project 2/3rds of the way through Portal, but watched the other half play it thru. Okay, now I am craving cake.

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