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Alt+Escape: Factory Balls 2

Jordan Deam | 27 Mar 2009 17:00
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Welcome to Alt+Escape, our weekly pick of browser-based games to help you start your weekend a little early. Check back each Friday for a new game!

Factory Balls 2

Don't let the name fool you - the apparatus in Factory Balls 2 isn't much of a factory at all. Instead of mass producing a single model of painted ball, the game asks you to create unique prototypes, each slightly more complicated than the next.

The control scheme is incredibly simple: To paint a ball red, simple drag it to the red paint can and drop it. To hollow out a ball, drag it to the ... well, I can't exactly tell what it is, but it makes the ball hollow. To add polka-dots to a ball, first drag it to the color of paint you want the polka-dots to be, then drag it to this strange polka-dot-like stencil thingy, then drag the ball to your background color and finally remove the stencil thing. Alright, maybe it's not quite as simple as it initially appears.

There are 30 levels total, which, depending on your puzzle-solving skills, will probably take you anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour. It's time well spent - not only is the game fun, but if you ever need to start your own custom painted-ball business, you'll have a head start on the competition.

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