The same guy who created Porrasturvat – Stair Dismount, the famous stair-falling-down game, has now created Rekkaturvat – Truck Dismount.
The game is very simple: A truck, with a driver inside, faces a brick wall. Relaxing, trancey music plays. You adjust various sliders to position the driver inside the truck, and optionally add ramps between the truck and the wall. Then you hit “go”! The truck races towards the wall, and crashes. As the driver smashes into the windshield and around the cabin, you hear bones crunching and wails of pain. The parts of his body that are being injured light up in red, and damage points accrue. If you’re really good, he actually flies out of the cabin into the wall. If you’re really really good, you manage to get him to fall out of the cabin and be run over by the truck. If you’re really really really super good, you can get the truck to fall over on him, crushing him. The goal is to hurt the little man as much as possible. There is a web site that tracks high scores, but it is generally ruled by people who have hacked the game, and caused the driver to start out 10,000 feet above the ground, or added like 10 trucks that all run over the guy in sequence. The author, being quite an accomplished hacker himself, encourages this.
According to muxway, this game is based on the OpenDynamics articulated rigid body dynamics engine, which should make for some fun code reading someday.
By the way, if you like this game, you’ll probably love Pontifex, a bridge building game. I haven’t played the sequel, Pontifex II, but it looks even better.