It’s a classic, for sure, but what makes it so special? Well, the main thing is that it’s so simple, and it leans into something that will probably always be funny: Slapstick comedy.
Creating a huge, complicated track that sends your character flopping across it is still funny, and the tools used to create such tracks are easy and intuitive to use. 𝑳𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑹𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓 came to browsers in 2006 and became a meme (before memes were even popularized), thanks to the wacky creations people would share around the internet. There were creation games that were far more complex than this at the time, but 𝑳𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑹𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓 garnered success due to its simplicity, which has stood the test of time, even more than 15 years later.