Tuesday, June 06, 2006


My brother pointed me to an online game called Spaced Penguins*. Apparently, there is a Christian cartoon called 3-2-1 Penguins! about two young kids and four "out-of-this-world" penguins, exploring the galaxy while learning important, Bible-based lessons and values along the way. It is produced/distributed by the same people that do Veggietales, BigIdea.

Yes, yes, yes. It sounds very "nice" and for little kids, but this game is so fun. They have a number of games on the site for different aged kids with characters from 3-2-1 Penguins!, VeggieTales and LarryBoy (apparently another wholesome video), but Spaced Penguins is by far my favorite, and probably the most difficult. You have to slingshot one of the penguins through space to get him back to his ship. Some rounds there are planets in the way so you have to account for their gravitational pull to get him around the obstacles (the bigger the planet, the greater to gravity). The goal is to not only safely get the penguin to the ship, but to also take the longest route (so getting stuck in an orbit is a good thing as long as he will eventually collide with the ship). Your score is calculated thusly:

Distance taken to get to the ship x Level# / # of tries = Score

Try it out, or have your kids try it out. You might get hooked (so don't try it at work). E was playing it until 11pm last night.

* Macromedia Flash and ActiveX controls are required to play


Autumn's Mom said...

I'm sure Autumn would love it. She loves LOVES penguins. There is a new penguin movie coming out soon. Robin Williams is the lead voice..I think it's called Happy Feet.

J said...

Very cute looking game. What is the bible stuff? You didn't describe any in the game.

Cherry said...

I didn't find anything bibley in the game. I tried one of the other games - where you fill pasties with jelly - and it didn't have anything bibley in it either.

The only bible-stuff is probably in the videos. And if it's like VeggieTales, it isn't too 'in your face'. It's more just good moral values.

Tracy said...

Hi Cherry! I'm glad I found your blog! I was checking in for a long time but it was like a travel ad. Anywho...glad to find your blog again, and thanks for your encouraging note today.