String Avoider is an online flash game where you slide a string through a series of mazes using your mouse. Coded by fwe and part of the Gamenet network, String Avoider has the nasty habit of being both addictive and maddeningly frustrating all at once.
Levels are composed of black blocks that are strictly off-limits to your happy little string. Slither through narrow gaps and round sharp corners while gritting your teeth in suspense. Bump the wall just once and you'll have to start over (and see a dentist). Your long string trails behind and can be shortened by pairs of scissors found in some levels or by pressing "S" at any time (at the cost of one life, however).
A nice feature about String Avoider is the ability to make your own levels. The editor allows you to fill a grid with walls to make your own mazes. These are playable through the main menu and stick around even after you stop playing the game.
The physics of String Avoider sometimes feel a little unrealistic, but it's a mechanism you quickly adapt to. Unfortunately there's no level skip or password feature, so no matter how far you make it during one sitting you'll have to start over for the next.
Go play String Avoider, the best use for a bit of string since dental floss! Thanks to Duki for sending this one in.