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==Release day==
 
==Release day==
On the day of the book's release (even though it was a Tuesday) Randall also released the comic '''[[1608: Hoverboard]]''', which was a direct celebration of the book's release (it says so in the comic). But it was far from being a small or normal comic! It was the first "real" game comic released on xkcd (albeit not the first [[:Category:Interactive comics|interactive comic]]). In the style of [[1110: Click and Drag]] it was possible to move around in a very much larger picture than what was shown in the frame. But this is '''not done''' by clicking and dragging though, instead the user controls [[Cueball]] on a {{w|hoverboard}} (hence the title of the comic) by using the arrow keys, assuming that the user is on a desktop computer or a laptop.  If he/she is on a mobile device such as a smartphone, [[Cueball]] is controlled by tilting the device.
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On the day of the book's release (even though it was a Tuesday) Randall also released the comic '''[[1608: Hoverboard]]''', which was a direct celebration of the books release (it says so in the comic). But it was far from being a small or normal comic! It was the first "real" game comic released on xkcd (albeit not the first [[:Category:Interactive comics|interactive comic]]). In the style of [[1110: Click and Drag]] it was possible to move around in a very much larger picture than what was shown in the frame. But this is '''not done''' by clicking and dragging though, instead the user controls [[Cueball]] on a {{w|hoverboard}} (hence the title of the comic) by using the arrow keys, assuming that the user is on a desktop computer or a laptop.  If he/she is on a mobile device such as a smartphone, [[Cueball]] is controlled by tilting the device.
  
 
There are many themes and references throughout the game, but the two main themes are {{w|Star Wars}} (the largest part to the right part) and {{w|The Lord of the Rings}} to the left. Several references goes back to the book from this comic. These are [[1608:_Hoverboard#Reference_to_Thing_Explainer|listed in the explanation]] for the hoverboard comic.
 
There are many themes and references throughout the game, but the two main themes are {{w|Star Wars}} (the largest part to the right part) and {{w|The Lord of the Rings}} to the left. Several references goes back to the book from this comic. These are [[1608:_Hoverboard#Reference_to_Thing_Explainer|listed in the explanation]] for the hoverboard comic.

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