February 25, 2008

Status messages and game ending music

Recently I posted a strange status message on Facebook. For the curios, the line (roughly) comes from the music at the end of a video game (which I've actually never played) called Portal. The lyrics are sung by the computer that guides you through the game. It's a quirky, funny, weird set of lyrics. The seriousness of the computer's tone adds to the humor.

Anyway, it's a long-day-programming kind of song. :) We'd listened to it that morning and I felt it fit what I was doing that day ("science"). The song is free to download. It's video game ending music, so it's techno and weird, digitized female vocals, just so you know. :)

In researching this post, I also found a very fun 2D version of Portal built in Flash. Enjoy!

Posted by TheIdeaMan at February 25, 2008 09:33 AM | TrackBack

Funny that this should be the first post I see on your blog as I have (and recently finished the main part of) Portal.

The song's even more quirky/funny/tounge-in-cheek in context of the game as well as the partly in-context of the Half-Life gaming universe :-). A fun little game too, I'd recommend playing it if you're into any type of puzzle game. There is a minor "combat" element to it by way of robot gun turrets (with cute personalities :-)) which you have to find ways to overcome but buy and large it's really level upon level of problem solving puzzles.

Posted by: Matthew Dirks (a.k.a. MerlinYoda) at February 28, 2008 03:51 PM

Just on that recommendation I played the flash version of it. My brother liked it so much he got the real game and beat it. He LOVED the song. It is really funny.

Posted by: Micah at August 1, 2008 03:55 AM
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