Friday, March 16, 2007

Workaholic Intervention (Game 3.16.7)...

Work is too important in our culture. For too long we have worshiped workaholism and put way too much emphasis on work ethic. So to help people break free of the bonds of overexertion I've instituted two new weekly features into the blog as simple online time-wasters. Every Monday, I will post a video, and every Friday a game. Something to keep you less productive at work or home, you know, just so you don't work so hard. It's for your own good.

Today is the first game edition of W.I. Each Friday I will leave us with an easy online game to waste a few minutes with. I would love to see people play for 10 minutes or so and then post in the comments what level or score they were able to get. Today's game is a simple ball bounce game (my favorite genre) and playing it should put you well on your way to recovery from your work addiction.

The Red Ball Game

What level can you get to?

Comments? Questions? Follow the Bouncing Ball? All feedback welcome below :)


  1. Yeah, I made it to level 10! I played the game for about 15 minutes and then gave up because I couldn't figure out the green thing and how to get past it. Thanks dice. We all need to stop being so serious all of the time and have a little fun.

  2. Thanks Heidi.

    I should mention that I spent 20 minutes getting to level 14 and 485 points. Unless of course my employer is reading, at which point I know not this "game" you speak of :)

  3. Thanks for this game.

    Overacheivement in the American workplace has been a malady that has plagued our great nation for far too long.

    WARNING! Conspiracy Theory to follow:
    Do you ever think that maybe Japan makes these games in a deliberate national effort to distract us in the workplace so they can rule the free market and thereby reverse the Allied victory in WWII which spawned the industrial revolution that gave us the technology to build the very games they now use against us?

    Just a thought. Nice game.

  4. Yes Andy, BUT DID YOU GET PAST LEVEL 14?!

    I mean seriously answer the important question first, then move on.

  5. This game is lame. Its no cursor theif or grow cube. And no where near the greatness of qwerty warrior or any qwerty game for that matter. Even qwerty rabbit racer is better than this game. But thats just my feeling. Yeah, the worst is over now . The morning sun is shining.

  6. I got to level 15 just to get to level 15. It was the worst 10 minutes of my life. Seriously, you can't lose in this game. You pick up a ball and throw it until you either get bored or go crazy. There is no sense of accomplishment. If you are lucky you hit them in the right order. Game gets 0.