I admit, I was skeptical at first. Now, however, I have seen the light. This is awesome. I just can’t get enough of it, and I can’t wait to see how it ends!
In fact, I’m going back to the computer for more, right now. It’s just that good.
I am, of course, not talking about the Tour de France, which has provided just under four minutes of excitement in three days of racing. Seriously, after two stages, exactly no time at all separated the top 20 racers?
They’re going to need a bigger podium.
What has got me so enthusiastic, then? The new game my 14-year-old son has created has got me enthusiastic, that’s what.
It’s so good, in fact, it may well keep your mind off the mindless tedium of this year’s Tour. I think it’s going to suck you in. I know it’s got me hooked.
Here it is: “The Fat Cyclist Rolling Adventure.” Try it out:
Finish The Game First, Win a Fat Cyclist T-Shirt
Here’s the thing: there are 11 objects you have to collect to finish the game. So far, I have not been able to collect them all. If you’re able to collect them all, you’ll get a secret message. Send me an email with the text of that message, and if you’re you’re one of the first three people to do so, you win a Fat Cyclist T-Shirt.
How’s that for awesome?
Pay Per View
My son made this game because he wants to be a game programmer when he grows up and needed a project. I think he’s well on his way toward success and think he deserves to get paid for his work.
So we came to an agreement: He gets a dollar for each non-trivial comment about his game.
Enjoy the game. I’m sure my son will be watching the comments like a hawk.
PS: Does anyone else find Thomas Voeckler incredibly irritating? I’ve never seen anyone make such a production of earning and holding the King of the Mountain (polka-dot jersey) position…before there were any mountains. That dude’s getting on my nerves.
PPS: New Jersey Design Unveiled Tomorrow! Twin Six and I have been batting around designs for the 2009 Fat Cyclist Jersey. As of today, we have locked down an incredibly cool design. How cool is it? I’d put it two notches above Fonzie and maybe half a notch below Johnny Cash.
Yeah, it’s that cool. It’s my favorite one yet. I’m looking forward to showing it off.
I’ll be posting pictures tomorrow, and we’ll be making it available for pre-order next week. This means the jerseys will get here in time for Cross season and Christmas.
Oh, and I think you’ll agree that this design would go nicely with matching shorts, arm warmers, and possibly a cycling cap. I’m not sure which of these things will actually happen, but I think you’ll agree it would go nicely with all of them.