Friday, March 27, 2015

Missing a Page, Finding a Game

Nothing new to report on my GitHub Game Off 2015 entry today. I was at my daughter's spelling bee tonight instead of working on it. She didn't win, because she spelled hurtle instead of hurdle. The lesson here is to always ask for the word to be used in a sentence. But how many times have you heard someone say that an object was hurdling toward them? Was it really jumping over things? Anyway...
No page? Have some Pac-Man!

I would like to share something interesting that I discovered while looking for a game to fork for the competition. Apparently, there are a lot of simple web-based games that have been made for 404 pages. It's like a consolation prize, I suppose. Your page could not be found, but here's a game!

Here is a list of some of them.
Sure, there are a lot of creative, nice-looking 404 pages out there...but these are real, working games! If more web sites did this, getting a broken link would actually be enjoyable.

The 404 page on seems rather dull after playing these. After I finish this GitHub Game Off game I'd better get working on an original game for my 404 page. And remember to play my game entry and give me some feedback:

In today's comic, the frogs aren't going to end up with a 404 when looking for a unicorn...or at least when looking to enter the unicorn club. comic for 27 March 2015

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