This morning Eli spent a fair amount of time inventing a new video game. The game starred a Lego version of Perry the Platypus, from the cartoon Phineas and Ferb.
For reference, here’s what Perry looks like in the cartoon. Man, that’s one sweet hat he has.
Anyway, in the game Perry has to dodge bad guys like the turtles from Super Mario Brothers and he can walk on the ceiling to avoid baddies and every once in a while you have to solve a math puzzle to continue and at the end of each level Perry fights Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, also from Phineas and Ferb. As he elaborated, I realized that he was creating the video game answer to Axe Cop.
I nodded along, until he said, “And the loading screen would be my face, and my eyes would get wider and wider until the next level loaded.”
That’s right — Eli re-invented Heavy Rain‘s loading screens without ever seeing them. I can’t wait until he independently re-invents God of War’s gameplay.