The comic-slash-game, called Hoverboard, was created to celebrate the release of XKCD creator Randall Munroe’s latest book, Thing Explainer. It’s a lot deeper than it looks at first glance.
On the surface, Hoverboard is a small platformer where you can race against the clock to collect a few coins as fast as you can. But there’s a twist: with your hoverboard, you can jump an infinite number of times. This means that you can leave the designated play area, and go explore and collect a lot more coins than you can initially find—well over a hundred.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to the comic on XKCD’s site and start exploring. If you want, you can also share your findings on the relevant (and spoileriffic) Explain XKCD wiki page, and/or down in the comments. Have fun!
Many thanks to Edgar Cano for the tip.
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