What you see above is a graph of the mouse movements of redditor ValTM playing Minecraft for around 3.9 hours. The map was made by the program IOGraph, which I promptly downloaded and installed. The java app tracks user mouse movement (as lines) and stops (as dots that increase in size with duration of the stop). The result is a neat little piece of abstract art that ostensibly contains some level of information about mouse movement, but does a better job of looking cool. Apparently, there’s a bit of a tradition of using IOGraph while gaming. Check out a few more from different games after the jump.
This one is 1.2 hours of World of Warcraft (via)
And here’s StarCraft 2 for about 3 hours (via)
And Counter Strike: Source for 40.2 minutes (via)
Naturally, I’m working on 5 hours of writing for Geekosystem right this very moment.
- Mouse without borders lets you move between linked screens
- This device can turn the back of your hand into a touch pad