Action Painting Pro is a game about splashing around by Ian MacLarty.
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Why Try It: A platformer game that eschews collection or completion and instead provides the player with a purely expressive goal.
Time: Five minutes.
How to Play: Use the arrow keys to move and jump around the space. Collecting different icons provides different effects and prolongs the amount of time you can spend working on a piece.
Author’s Notes: "Discover your inner Pollock with Action Painting Pro creative software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux home computers. Create great works of art from the comfort of your desk chair. With Action Painting Pro being creative is as simple as playing a video game."
More Info: You can find more of Ian MacLarty’s games at his website. You can also follow him on Twitter.
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