Fly Guy (video game)

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Fly Guy
FLY GUY Screenshot.png
Starting location
Developer(s)Trevor van Meter
Publisher(s)Trevor van Meter
Designer(s)Trevor van Meter
Programmer(s)2002: Jason Krogh,[1] 2016: Tom Sennett[2]
Artist(s)Trevor van Meter
Composer(s)Brian McBrearty
Vas Kottas
Platform(s)Flash, Mobile
Release2002,[3] 2016[4]
Genre(s)Graphic Adventure, Experience
Mode(s)Single-player

Fly Guy is a 2002 flash game created by Trevor van Meter, an illustrator and graphic designer from Greenville, North Carolina.[5] This makes it a notable example of an early web game that went viral.

Development[edit]

In an interview, van Meter said that he created Fly Guy because he felt that people with jobs wanted to escape, so he built a Flash game around that idea.[6]

Reception[edit]

Time Magazine listed Fly Guy as one of their favorite websites of 2004, calling it "A delightful bit of interactive flash" and "not a bad place to be".[7] The Observer's Very Short List called it "whimsical and deceptively simple".[8]

Re-release[edit]

On 29 July 2016 Fly Guy was re-released on mobile platforms, and is now available for iOS and Android.[9] The game was rebuilt in GameMaker by Tom Sennett.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McManus, Sean, Impromptu Weekly, archived from the original on 2014-08-20, retrieved 2016-09-15
  2. ^ "Tom Sennett on Twitter". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Communication Arts - 2009 Interactive Annual - Crappy Cat". Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ "HeyTVM on Twitter". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Making a Living // Making a Life" (PDF). Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. ^ "The Tao of Crap: An Interview w/ Trever van Meter, creator of Crappy Cat". Strange Kids Club. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  7. ^ Buechner, Maryanne (23 August 2004). "Trevorvanmeter.com/flyguy - 50 Best Websites of 2004 - TIME". Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Everybody Plays the Game VSL". 26 July 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  9. ^ "HeyTVM on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  10. ^ "Tom Sennett on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-29.

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