The CCL Game
I love games with physics implementations, and this next action puzzle game uses physics as the basis for its gameplay. The CCL Game is an advergame created by Kerb for CCL, an online computer systems and accessories vendor.
The object of the game is to move the package from its starting location to the Exit doors of each level. To do so, you are provided a palette of mechanisms with which to position on the play field that will affect the package's movement toward the exit.
Click and drag the conveyor belts, fans, and springs anywhere on the play field grid. When you think you have a configuration that may work, test your setup by clicking the "Go" button. If you need another try, click "Stop", reconfigure and try again. You have ten (10) tries for each level, but the time bonus continues to decrement as soon as a level is begun.
To begin each level, you are given the option to select a computer component with which to build a virtual PC. This is the advertisement part of the game, and yet your selection can indeed affect your score. Choose the one component that CCL recommends, and you will be awarded a bonus at the end of the level.
Analysis: It is a delightful feeling to arrange the various contraptions and then set the package in motion. A virtual contruction kit of mechanical and physical elements that together form the basis of a rewarding experience. The beautiful thing about it is there are multiple solutions to each level that will achieve success. Unfortunately, the game is very short, with only eight (8) levels, and therefore does not have much replay value in it. I would like to see more varied contraptions, more levels, and less advertising. But that's just me. Click.
If you like construction set games like this, be sure to check out gameLab's JunkBot over at Lego for a similar, and yet different, experience.
Cheers to Seb for the link. =)