Bookmark this online game and go to war with Web sites
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Sweden's Erik Andersson wanted to impress a girl. So, being a 17-year-old computer programmer, he took to the Internet and came up with a game that destroys Web pages by blowing them apart piece by piece. He is 17, after all.
It makes the entire Internet a giant game of Asteroids. Andersson based the game on the portion of game designer Eskil Steenberg's Quel Solaar, in which asteroids attack at the click of a button. He had some help designing the Web page from his twin brother: "I'm the programmer. He's the designer."
While the Internet is mightily impressed with the simple and addictive game, the girlfriend was not. "She asked, 'Can you make it go back the way it was?' " Andersson said from his home in a suburb of Stockholm.
The Web sites do, in fact, go back to the way they were with the simple click of the escape key.
The relationship was not so salvageable. What happened to the young love? "It blew up."
| September 30, 2010; 2:20 PM ET
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