Imagine this: a warm early summer's day. The sky looks cloudy, rain is immanent. Suddenly, the atmosphere takes on a green tinge. Is it your eyes? The wind picks up. And, without warning, pellets of ice begin falling from the heavens.
Hail. Effing hail. Is my car okay? This is so weird. Is my aluminum siding okay? (Why am I worrying about aluminum siding?) Woah, hail! Golf-ball sized pellets of ice in the middle of summer, piling up outside my front door. Effing hail!
Effing Hail by Jiggman and Greg Wohlwend of Intuition Games is a Flash game that looks like an infographic. It's an isometrically positioned diagram of the atmosphere sliced into fictionally named sections (the cleverly labled Aiesphere through Effingsphere). The player's mouse click acts as a strong updraft of wind that can lift falling precipitation back into the upper atmosphere to form large chunks of hail with which to pound the defenseless buildings on the ground. The goal is to make either an array of large hailstones or army of smaller hailstones to pummel an increasingly stronger set of buildings and objects in the sky within a time-limit.