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Fox Smoking Pipe -- does anyone remember this "game"?

01-23-2012, 09:05 PM
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Fox Smoking Pipe -- does anyone remember this "game"?

It was a really obscure free app that got taken off a few months ago. It consisted of an mspaint style fox smoking a pipe, + two platforms and a jump button. The platforms repeated until you fell down the hole between them, resulting in an infinite loop where you fell forever.



It wasn't really a game so much as horrendously funny performance art. The app description made it seem like the greatest thing ever:
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Relive the glory days of graphics.h and two-letter variable names. It's Fox Smoking Pipe, now available for your telephone or telephone Touch.

Features:
- Fox
- Pipe
- Falling

Warning: Depiction of tobacco use is graphic, in that it is graphical.
What's new

New in 1.1

* Game speed tweaked by the original, deeply insane developer
* Long-awaited fix restores Fox's killer mullet / hat
* Fixed character encoding bug in Esperanto translation
* Added "Fox Smoking Pope" game variant
and it had lore generated around it like this:
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The Citizen Kane of games finally arrives

First developed in the late-90s for, I don't know, the computer, Fox Smoking Pipe has been painstakingly ported to your handheld Apple phone/MP3 player/camera/gaming device. The stunningly rendered graphics showcase advanced particle effects and a bold color palette. An epic single-player campaign takes our hero, the humble Fox, across thousands of virtual miles of terrain fraught with peril.

Evoking themes of loneliness, despair, and a fox's search for meaning, Fox Smoking Pipe raises troubling philosophical questions. Can the Fox jump over every pit? Will his pipe ever run out of tobacco? Is there any way to quit the game once he starts falling? At long last, we will know the answers to these questions.
Anyway, I'm really sad that it's no longer on the appstore. I was hoping I could find some people to cry with over a tequila. Or maybe, since it was offered for free, I was hoping that someone here still had an .ipa of it floating around (not sure-- is that against the rules to ask for a free app?). It's no longer in my archived purchases in iTunes, and the twitter page isn't responding to messages.

Last edited by SkyMuffin; 01-23-2012 at 09:08 PM.
01-23-2012, 11:47 PM
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I'm sad I missed it! Looks epic.

01-23-2012, 11:52 PM
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What a ****ing awesome looking game.

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01-24-2012, 12:18 AM
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I have it. Not special at all. Envirobear is much better in every imaginable way (including horrendous art).

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01-24-2012, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by B34$T View Post
I have it. Not special at all. Envirobear is much better in every imaginable way (including horrendous art).
You're wrong. THIS GAME WAS MY LIFE, OKAY
01-24-2012, 02:42 PM
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I don't even have it, and it's my life too.

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01-24-2012, 06:50 PM
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This is the kinda shit people start religions around, bro.
01-24-2012, 07:33 PM
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Enviro-Bear doesn't have horrendous art either.

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01-24-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sweetdiss View Post
This is the kinda shit people start religions around, bro.
from the twitter page:
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foxsmokingpipe
the 'fox smoking pipe' panel at pax east will be held in an alleyway behind lucky's lounge
Were you there too dude? Because that's exactly what we did.