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I've been developing a Java game which crosses google image search with scrabble - its a great way to waste some time if you are bored.
The rules are simple:
1. Poke pictures to release letters.
2. Use letters to search for more pictures.
Points are awarded based on the number of search results returned and the number of letters used. If not enough letters are used or no search results returned, the game is over.
It's still in the alpha test stage but I'm already pretty pleased with the result.
I've been keeping this under my hat for a while now (this is my first online post about it) - the reason being I've been waiting for the "OK" from google.
Will google ever respond to my emails regarding using the name and search technology? who knows!? I'm tired of waiting and want to get some feed back. so...
Go play googleoids (and tell your friends)http://www.googleoids.com
I recommend playing the standalone version as connections are made directly to google rather than via www.googleoids.com
(acting as proxy) Tip to lunarpages - speed up your downstream is it capped at 5KB/s ?
Let me know what you think,
Other software: http://hostyourself.net