About ten years ago, when the world was still young, I discovered an amazing, beautiful, and elegant little flash game called Levers. Poking around Vectorpark, the homepage of Levers, revealed numerous amazing little Flash gizmos, toys, and almost-games, many of which completely confounded me when I started learning Flash myself and tried to figure out how they’d been done. I’ve checked back in at Vectorpark from time to time, and I’ve made sure to always keep Levers in my browser bookmarks so I could come back to it over the years.
Today I learned two things:
- Although I’d presumed for a long time that Vectorpark was a team of wizards living in some far-off land, it’s actually just one guy in Brooklyn
- He’s made another flash game, called Windosill
Windosill stops halfway through and asks you for $3 for the rest. Since I’ve been enjoying this guy’s work for 10 years, I’m more than happy to give him $3, and indirectly support Dan Cook’s ludicrously optimistic notion that Flash games can make money. You’re welcome to decide for yourself whether or not to pay for the whole game, although I have to say that I’m certainly all for people being conditioned to not think twice about paying $3 for a clever little game.