Flash fun

Over the years, I’ve slowly collected a set of Flash-based games. Thanks to Phil Haack (and his brother), I’m now happily wasting time on vacation playing Line Rider. So far I have my sledder/rider successfully performing a loop, an inverted flip and a forward “1800” (five tight flips in a row)…except that a complete wipe-out ensues immediately after touching down from the attempted 1800. :-)

Line Rider physics

Given that Line Rider is a Flash application, I wonder if there is a way to leverage a vector graphics tool like Illustrator to make building a spectacular, amusement park like “roller coaster” ride more feasible. Line Rider does allow you to save and load named course; so, there may be a way…