Everybody Edits

Everybody Edits is one of those simple flash games that look like it won’t be addicting. But it is. Unfortunately, it’s a bit too addicting so I’ve cut back a lot to be able to still do all my assignments, study, and the other usual college-related stuff. But that doesn’t mean I don’t suggest you to play it!

In fact, I suggest you give it a try. This game allows its players to create worlds or enter other people’s worlds. The character you control is a smiley face, which is changeable with more smiley faces to unlock as you keep playing. The default method of movement is left and right and space to jump, like a side-scroller. Before I continue, I need to make it clear that there are two different types of worlds, and game-play changes considerably between the two.

The first type of world is the “open world”. In this world, anybody who joins can place any blocks they own anywhere they want (except a few that are saved-world only, but I’ll get to that later). These blocks can be different colours, textures, etc. There are also blocks that aren’t really blocks, such as gravity-related ones, like an empty block (downwards gravity, like normal), arrows that point up, left, and right that send your character in those locations, an anti-gravity one that lets you move around without jumping, etc. There are gold coins and blue “bonus” coins, and crowns which only one player can have on in a world.

The other type of world is the “protected world”. The owner can change the name, clear the level, save the level, and load from a previously saved state. The owner can also set up a private code that allows users who enter it to also edit the world. The major difference, though, is that whoever can edit the world (that is, the owner and the people with the code) can enter something called “God mode”. This allows players to move across the world without gravity or being affected by any blocks. They can move through anything except the edges of the world, and they can click and drag to create blocks instead of placing them one at a time. For this reason, a lot of protected  worlds make side-scroller games in which players can join and play but not mess up.

Anyway, I think I’ve talked enough about it. If you really want to know what it’s like, I highly suggest you check it out. It’s free, after all.



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