January 31, 2008
the blue monster game [update]
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Like I hinted in November, The Blue Monster has turned up in a video game. Ryan Anderson from Fuel Industries in Canada sent me the following update:
Just wanted to let you know that Microsoft Technet promotional game with the Blue Monster cameo appearance is now live at http://www.server-quest.com. He's part of the second mini-game called "Packet Invaders." You have to stop a security breach by blowing up the bad port requests and keeping the good ones. When the Blue Monster appears in the bottom right, you can click on him and he'll chomp across the screen and destroy any of the dangerous ports.
We've created a video showing him in action.
There's also a trailer for the game itself on MSN Video.
I hope you get a chance to play the rest of the game as well - there are a lot of hidden jokes and references throughout the levels. We had a lot of fun creating this, and I'm very happy that we were able to integrate the Blue Monster into it somehow. Hopefully next time, he'll get a bigger role.
Posted by hugh macleod at January 31, 2008 10:27 AM
Congrats on getting the blue monster turned into a game. I went to check it out and found myself a bit annoyed that I had to click ok a million times and tune out some cartoon character talking about technet, so I never actually got to the game. Still, it's cool that they've done this.
Wow.. This game is silly and fun at the same time. Using the Blue Monster certainly helped increase my score!
Does the Blue Monster swallow Yahoo?
Congrats Hugh! As I work through trying to code a little mini-game in XNA, with my homebrew goofy graphics, I salute the glory of your professionally blue monster!
It reminds me of Bonoroids, which was kicking around MS in the early 90s.
That is cool. Congratulations.
They should have the blue monster fighting Google
Shelley from SuTree
So that's what a little baby pac man looks like? Who knew? Seriously, v cool evolution of the blue monster.