N by Metanet Software Inc.

N by Metanet Software Inc.

Production country: 
ca
Year: 
2005-2010
Festival edition: 
2011
Format: 
action
community
software

N
Metanet Software Inc.
2005-2010

 

Computer software developed in Flash Actionscript

metanetsoftware.com

N is a 2D action/puzzle platform game: players control a tiny stick figure ninja running around in a puzzle-y world inhabited by enemies and lucre. But in N, there's a twist: the ninja is driven not only by a thirst for gold, but also by a sweet physics simulation. Death is frequent in this challenging game, entertainingly animated with ragdoll physics. N includes a built-in level editor, called Ned.  Players can make their own levels to share with the community, creating a near-infinite source of new levels to download and play. To date more than 100,000 N levels have been created and uploaded,  fifty of which have subsequently been included in the game’s software updates, thus becoming part of the game’s official version.

This project is part of the OPEN Signs exhibition at the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada, curated by Heather Kelley.

 

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