It's all there, but if you wanna read it, you have X to unscramble it first. Drag red words above the line and place them side by side. If it's their correct order, they snap together with a pop. If not, they don't. Once fully decoded, the unscrambled sentence rejoins the satire and the next sentence is unlocked. When the last sentence is done, the full article appears, complete with picture and caption, wider, more centered, game gone.
If you close tab or shutdown, game remembers your place in THIS browser. Progress is NOT lost. For Settings and Help menu, click the "powered by Blargo*" logo. If gameplay is unclear from words above, check out the HOW TO PLAY Video.
1. With longer and more difficult sentences, words that seem like they SHOULD go together, often DON'T. So it can start to feel like maybe the game isn't working. Don't worry. It is.
2. If there are 3 instances of the word "the" available, and the finished sentence contains "The boy put the refrigerator into the car" any of the 3 "the"s will connect to "refrigerator," or "car." But it'll take a "The" with a capitalized "T" to connect to "boy." The same is true for words containing punctuation.
3. MENU (PCs and Laptops)
ALPHABETIZE UNUSED WDS to find specific words below the line easier. This alterntes with SHUFFLE UNUSED WORDS to get random accidental hints.
FULL SCREEN ON/OFF to fill entire screen with Game of News or return to normal
HIDE TEXT / HIDE TIMERS to get a cleaner screen and remove text at left and/or 3 numbers at bottom.
TURN SOUNDS OFF if you don't wanna hear feedback.
TIPS is how you got here
MAKE YOUR OWN create your own content for this game with Blargomaker
PLAY VIDEO to watch HOW TO PLAY video again.
DELETE COOKIE TO restart the game from Scratch. All progress is lost. All unscrambled sentences are re-scrambled.
4. MOBILE MENU (Tablets and Phones)
Tap ALIGN SCREEN if left edge is ever cut off.
TOUCH POINT alternates between text centered above your finger and text pushed to the left of your finger.
5. WHAT IS BLARGO*?
You could call Blargo* a "Word Game," but Blargo* is NOT about putting letters together to make words, like most if not all word games till now.
Simply, Blargo* is about puttting words together to make sentences. And though, in Blargo* 1.0, these sentences came from great works of 20th century lit, the sentences can obviously come from any source.
In Blargo*, the player is given a bunch of words and must re-arrange them into the correct order to recreate the author's original sentences.
This is known as "language" and is the technology I'm currently using to try to get into your mind the idea that maybe Blargo* is a level up from word games and maybe it's the first "language" game.
And since you're putting his/her sentences together from scratch, you have a deeper feel for the author's style, so maybe Blargo* is an educational tool, and if the author is unknown or has a new book, maybe Blargo* is a promotional tool.