How Do I Shut Sound Off to the "World's Hardest Game"?
By Seamus Islwyn
Updated September 22, 2017
"The World's Hardest Game" requires you to navigate a series of rooms, avoiding the blue dots while gathering the yellow dots. This online, Flash-based game features a pounding, chiptune-style soundtrack that you may find either enervating or irritating, depending on the length of time you've been playing the game. If you want to listen to something more relaxing while you play "The World's Hardest Game," disable the game's sound using the Windows Volume Mixer.
Navigate to "The World's Hardest Game" in your Web browser. Click "Begin," then "Play Game," then "Play Game" again.
Click the speaker icon in the lower right corner of the Windows desktop. Click "Mixer" to open Windows' Volume Mixer controls.
Click the speaker icon underneath the name of your browser -- "Internet Explorer," for example, or "Google Chrome" -- to mute it. If you're playing "The World's Hardest Game" in Firefox, click the speaker icon underneath "Plugin Container for Firefox."
Close the Volume Mixer window and return to the game in your browser. You can now play the game while listening to different music using your computer's media program or CD player.
Use a third-party flash-muting program to shut off the sound for "The World's Hardest Game" without affecting non-Flash browser audio. If you're playing "The World's Hardest Game 2," click the "Mute" button to shut off the sound.
Seamus Islwyn has been writing for radio, print and online publications since 2003, covering subjects from independent Canadian music to automobile smuggling in the Balkans. His work has appeared in the "Tirana Times" in Albania, and he also composes and produces electronic music. Islwyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from McGill University and a certificate in radio broadcasting from Humber College.