Line Rider (flash, download) is a work of art, not a game per se. There is no goal to achieve and the only satisfaction you will get is a to create an animation that works just fine after lots of testing.
Once that has been achieved, you may even consider recording the video and upload it to YouTube to present it to the world. Your weapons: A pencil, a tool to move the screen, the play button, pause button, trashcan and save. You draw lines with the pencil which will later be the course for a little man and his sled.
Once you are satisfied with the results you hit the play button and that tiny man appears right at the point of your first pencil stroke sliding down the lines that you created for him. I was not fully convinced that this was actually lots of fun until I saw the following videos on YouTube, they really rock.
Some seem to be using an advanced version which has not been released to the public yet.A rubber is missing the most probably as you can't just remove part of what you have drawn on the screen if it is not working out. One error, and you have to start all over again.
Update The Linerider Flash game has now been made available on various Internet websites. You can for instance visit Linerider.org to create your own Linerider videos that you can then save online on the site. It is more complicated to save the course as a video to the drive though, as you need screen recording software like Camtasia for that.
You can still play the original Line rider on the author's Deviant Art website, or download the Flash file from the site to your local computer to start it from there.
The game has come to some fame in recent years as its was ported to various gaming systems, including Nintendo's Wii and DS, and Apple's iPhone platform.
Note that the new versions ship with a rubber so that you can erase parts of the course easily now.
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