October 12, 2012 12:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Over at bored.com, Splittin' Pixels Studios has launched Swing Soccer, a level-based physics puzzler with unique (and surprisingly gory) rope-swinging mechanics.
In each stage, you must use timed swings in order to kick a soccer ball into a goal or basket at the opposite end of the level. Your character is fragile, though, and if it bumps into the surrounding environment, it's likely to lose an arm or a leg in the process. Levels often end with your character collapsed in a bloody, mangled heap.
The dismemberment isn't just for shock value, though; on more than one occasion, I've witnessed severed limbs colliding with the ball, knocking it into the goal for an unexpected win. There's also a head-to-head competitive multiplayer mode, in which things get really messy.