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18.11.09 at 20:15:34
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From time to time I play some games from various sites that I like a lot. So I just thought I'd put up a page as a marker for those games!

Starting with one I saw today, Small worlds. Proof that a good concept can do wonders to a game! At first it looks like a quite blocky noisy platform game, but as yo move it gets beautiful!

Play it here

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Reply #1 - 18.11.09 at 20:22:11
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Vox Populi Vox Dei

Nice pixellated platform beat-em-up with a twist! I bet you never beat werewolves to death and disembowel them with your bare hands Smiley

http://www.flasharcadegamessite.com/arcade/voxpopuli.swf

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Found this on Auntie Pixelante's nice site about game design:

Star guard Grab it from here. A no-frills shooter/platform that somehow sucks you in. Love the story as it appears as a part of the background gfx as you progress further into the game Smiley

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Reply #3 - 18.11.09 at 20:36:57
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Below the house

A game made by Auntie Pixelante him(her?)self, during a Ludum dare (i.e. make a game in 48 hours straight). Cute idea, again I like the way the game's manual and story is embeded in the game background Smiley

Get it here

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Reply #4 - 18.11.09 at 20:44:20
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Don't look back

Pretty simple pixelated action/shooter again, 2nd half of the game justifies the title. And all around there's great atmosphere. The soundtrack reminds me of Braid's a lot, which is a good thing! Me likes Smiley

http://www.flasharcadegamessite.com/arcade/dontlookback.swf

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Reply #5 - 18.11.09 at 21:06:57
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When pigs fly

A pig to play, but still it's fun Smiley

http://uploads.ungrounded.net/505000/505307_pigsfly.swf

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Reply #6 - 19.11.09 at 07:59:10
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Time fkuc

Very neat platformer, it adds a few innovations to the standard run'n'jump genre. Each screen (no scrolling) is about guiding the little guy to the exit, but each screen has 2 (or more) layers, so it's not so straightforward (or impossible) as it first seems! Yep, Valve's Portal influenced the platformers positively Smiley

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The company of myself

A good idea for a platformer, solidly coupled with the narrative (again I think Braid influenced!)

Give it a go!


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Reply #9 - 10.12.09 at 10:36:05
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Heavy Stylus wrote on 10.12.09 at 09:20:13:
Three games I've been playing a lot:


Thanks for the suggsetions!

Heavy Stylus wrote on 10.12.09 at 09:20:13:


Love this! Very nice graphic style and the fact that you're constantly under pressure keeps you on your toes!

Heavy Stylus wrote on 10.12.09 at 09:20:13:


Meh, not my cuppa, too icky controls for me Smiley

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Well I like the concept but it just gets unnecessary complex, having to keep up with everything on screen. Neat graphics though Smiley




BTW, people are encouraged to post suggestions and write their own mini reviews about the games submitted so far!
  
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Reply #10 - 11.12.09 at 10:24:41
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Platform: the game

Very neat level design, nice storyline, keeps you on your toes.

http://www.platformthegame.com
  
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Reply #11 - 24.12.09 at 18:41:48
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Finwick

The sequel to platform. Excellent presentation, although much easier than platform itself. Requires registration after level 25.

If anything else, I think it's worth a try! Click here to do so.


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Reply #12 - 24.12.09 at 18:47:12
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The submachine series

What better way to end a stressful day of hd/030 patching than a hard puzzle game? Tongue

I just learnt today that the 6th installment is out, and played it. As usual, it's full of logical puzzles with little or no hints, so you have to figure most of them by yourself. Interesting storyline too (it's not needed to enjoy the games, but it gives them coherence).

I hope I didn't intimidate you enough not to try it! http://www.arcadetown.com/submachine/gameonline.asp





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Reply #13 - 02.01.10 at 21:54:25
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Skywire 1 and 2

Very cute game in which you control a sort of air rollercoaster. I wouldn't mind porting that to the STE tbh Smiley

http://www.nitrome.com/games/skywire/
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Reply #14 - 02.01.10 at 22:00:33
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Icebreaker series

Cut the ice with the mouse to free the frozen vikings (or something like that!). Nice game mechanics.

http://www.nitrome.com/games/icebreaker
http://www.nitrome.com/games/icebreakerredclan
http://www.nitrome.com/games/icebreakergathering

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Icycle

Words fail me on this one - still it's a good laugh Smiley

http://www.bored.com/game/play/150759/Icycle.html

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Bullfist

The bulls have escaped! You have one minute to DESTROY CAPITALISM!

A really simple game that is very fun to play. Achieving bull rage is worth it - tear those buildings down Smiley

Try it out here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/TerryCavanagh_B/bullfist

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Destroy capitalism? Sounds like a perfect port to the Jaguar!
  

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Military rescue

Metal Slug fans, click already! It's awesome Smiley

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=46840

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Infectonator! World

Travel around the world, meet exotic people and turn them into bloodthirsty zombies! With powerups available and lots of extra zombies to use, I've spent quite a big chunk of time playing this Smiley

http://www.bubblebox.com/play/action/1675.htm

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Colour my world

To quote Roy from the IT Crowd: "I feel delicate?"

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/515024

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G-Switch

Innuendos aside, I loved this game after playing it for 30 seconds! One-button type game, you simply press X to reverse your character's gravity while he's running. Brilliant Smiley

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=47627

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Reply #22 - 06.03.10 at 21:32:52
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Chap hai snake bites
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Shuffle


Losely based on pool, knock out the opponent's pieces before it removes yours Smiley

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Chopper

Get to da choppaaaaaaaa! It's superfly! Only worse Smiley

http://www.owensworld.com/flashgames/play-461.htm

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One button Bob

A suite of one-button games ranging from shooting to flying and a few more. I got a score of 343 Smiley

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Reply #25 - 09.03.10 at 09:23:23
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Hapland series

Click on the screen, set things to motion, time them and win! Requires lots of thinking and replaying from start, but it's worth it Smiley

1: http://www.freegamesnews.com/en/games/Hapland.html
2: http://www.freegamesnews.com/en/games/Hapland2.html
3: http://www.freegamesnews.com/en/games/Hapland3.html

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Indestructo tank

One bouncy tank that can't be destroyed, lots of targets that do get destroyed. Fun Smiley

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Dino Run

Run little dino, run! Escape from your certain death! Ahaha! I like the way the game puts you in constant pressure.

http://www.pixeljam.com/dinorun/
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Reply #28 - 09.03.10 at 11:01:58
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Coign of vantage

2d images encoded in 3d space. Move the mouse around to rotate the pixels so the images will assemble on screen! Sounds weird but it's quite fun!

http://www.bobblebrook.com/games/coign-of-vantage
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Dice wars

AFAIK this is based on risk? Cool board game!

http://www.gamedesign.jp/flash/dice/dice.html
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Crow in hell

Guide the crow in a nest of caverns. Nice atmosphere on this.

http://www.everythingscary.com/scary/play/Crow-in-Hell
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Factory balls

Very very very very very very clever game involving painting balls Smiley. Essentially you take a ball and use different paints and stencils to match the one the game displays.


http://home.scarlet.be/~bbonte/factoryballs.html
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Closure

How do you know that when you stop looking at something, it's still there? What if it's not lit? Is the universe conspiring against you? Do you trust your senses? Using these concepts, a very original and clever game has been created. Definitely gives the platform genre some fresh ideas!

http://www.closuregame.com/closure.php
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ggn wrote on 09.03.10 at 11:01:58:
Coign of vantage

2d images encoded in 3d space. Move the mouse around to rotate the pixels so the images will assemble on screen! Sounds weird but it's quite fun!

http://www.bobblebrook.com/games/coign-of-vantage


Best I've played in a while - really good fun & not too taxing Wink

Keep them coming, my favourite thread on the site!

Factory balls & Closure - both excellent games as well.
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Redder

Just another run-of-the-mill flip-screen-platform-jump-collect-all-diamonds game? Well...

  • The main sprite animation is cute!
  • Background and tiles are well pixelled as well
  • The world is very nicely laid out
  • The puzzles are also very nice (well a few gems are frustrating to get, but thankfully you can complete the game without having to collect them all)
  • Another neat feature: Keep collecting diamonds and the background tiles start to get trashed - a sort of the world deteriorating - and the music starts getting detuned.


All in all, a game with solid gameplay, nice presentation and almost no gimmicks - not much more to ask I think Smiley

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/529992

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Redder
All in all, a game with solid gameplay, nice presentation and almost no gimmicks - not much more to ask I think Smiley


Very good stuff. This should be shown to anyone who made a platformer & got it all horribly wrong (ie 99% of them). I've not played a game for a while where I even considered making a map for it as I used to do when I was a kid Wink
  

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Would be nice if you could add some screenshots here mate - I can't check these out at work. Sad
  

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This isn't so much an online game, but rather a 'whatnot' Wink

This little game by one of my favourite PC developers was released on the weekend (in both PC and XBOX360 flavours).† It's a short, fixed length shooter that dynamically changes difficulty depending on how well you play, and no game ever plays exactly the same.† Considering it's a one man effort, the music, visuals and game mechanics are all really high quality.

Quite inspirational design, and great fun too Smiley

Well worth the £4 or whatever it costs.

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Heavy Stylus wrote on 16.03.10 at 09:00:14:
Would be nice if you could add some screenshots here mate - I can't check these out at work. Sad


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Added some screenies for my mate James - will do more tomorrow!
  
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Droplet 2

A cheery well pixelled game! It involves your sprite getting from the top of the map to the bottom as quickly as possible and collecting as much heart icons as it can. The introduction of platforms and enemies makes this challenging and fun.

Interesting tidbits: The makers are called "Team Photon Storm", and in their intro animation you get a black screen writing that and a buzztone playing in the background - all references to Yak's Photon Storm I assume Wink. Also, one level's name reminds of the uber weapon name in Xenon 2! Finally, you get a collectable the same shape as a CX-40!

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=47969
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This isn't so much an online game, but rather a 'whatnot' Wink

This little game by one of my favourite PC developers was released on the weekend (in both PC and XBOX360 flavours).† It's a short, fixed length shooter that dynamically changes difficulty depending on how well you play, and no game ever plays exactly the same.† Considering it's a one man effort, the music, visuals and game mechanics are all really high quality.

Quite inspirational design, and great fun too Smiley

Well worth the £4 or whatever it costs.


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Droplet 2

A cheery well pixelled game! It involves your sprite getting from the top of the map to the bottom as quickly as possible and collecting as much heart icons as it can. The introduction of platforms and enemies makes this challenging and fun.

Interesting tidbits: The makers are called "Team Photon", and in their intro animation you get a black screen writing that and a buzztone playing in the background - all references to Yak's Photon Storm I assume Wink. Also, one level's name reminds of the uber weapon name in Xenon 2!

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=47969


This looks fucking gorgeous!  I'll be ripping this later Smiley
  

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Z-Rox

"What's this?" you ask? Did RGCD do a flash version of their cool STE game (R0x)?

Nope, the name is all these 2 games share. There isn't a really easy way to describe this game. What it does basically is taking shapes (be them letters, geometric primitives, and generally just about any icon we use) and does a slit scan of them, i.e. it shows only one horizontal line per frame. Sounds difficult? It's not too much really. Up to level 50 everything's fair and square. After that it gets nasty!

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Karoshi series

Can't understand how these slipped my mind so far, oh well better late than never!

It's the platformer that I suppose most people into gaming wished they would have coded! The idea is very simple (and brilliant): you get your static screen platformer with all obstacles, switches, weird timings etc, but instead of guiding the character to the end point, instead you have to find a way to kill him Smiley. Of course, after this novelty wears out you're left with a platformer with just slightly different goals. But the levels design more than make up for it, and on later levels you need to think out of the box to solve them.

The graphics and sound are pretty basic (deliberately I remember reading somewhere), but the game mechanics are pretty damn solid, and that's the game's major strength.

All in all - recommended!

Karoshi suicide salaryman: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/462774
Super Karoshi: http://armorgames.com/play/3784/super-karoshi
The creator's website (contains some offline versions): http://www.venbrux.com/

  
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I fell in love with the majesty of colors

You play a sea monster thinghy which in essence tries to make contact with the outside world. Your actions have severe consequences to the storyline, and there are lots of different minigames depending on how you choose to play it.

Artsy-fartsy? Emo? Sensitive? Dunno. I liked the pixel art and the narrative (as well as the game in itself) so here you go.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/GregoryWeir/the-majesty-of-colors


  
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Dangeresque - Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangeresque

A wacky point'n'click text adventure game from the Home Star Runner guys, involving Strong Bad from his made up films, Dangeresque (http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail80.swf, http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail106.swf). Fun!

http://www.homestarrunner.com/dangeresque.html

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The Hoshi Saga series

Absolutely brilliant series of games! You get a set of screens in which you have to discover a hidden star on each by clicking the mouse or dragging here and there. Brilliant animations and lots of out-of-the box thinking makes these games unique! Personally I wish I could un-play them so I could feel the excitement of playing them as a new game Smiley

http://nekogames.jp/mt/2010/01/hoshi_saga_ringo.html
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Condition

"A short, indie, adventure shooter" the title screen says. "Uh-oh!" was my first reaction tbh. No worries though, the game itself is alright - a platform shooter with cute pixel art and lots of action. It plays well too. The only other negative thing I can find with it is the keys placement - I got them confused lots of times while playing.

This is minor stuff though, the game's a joy to waste a few hours! Dig in!

http://armorgames.com/play/5480/condition
  

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Hannah in a choppa

Someone said Choppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-aaah never mind, that joke's getting old Smiley. In short: it's a monochrome physics game where you get to fly a cute chopper around caverns and reach the levels' designated points. It's visual style is nice, with texts mocking the game itself spread across the levels (which act like a tutorial too). The music score is unusual for games like these, but very fitting and fun.

Give it a go, I'm sure you'll find it difficult to stop after you play a couple of levels Smiley

http://www.mousebreaker.com/games/hannainachoppa/playgame


  
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The Shift series

Another of those "*facepalm* Why didn't I think of it myself?" games. Shift is a very standard platformer in black and white, if you don't count a very simple and unique twist: Press the key "shift" and the level turns 180 degrees and you end up on tile you were standing, but you're flipped 180 degrees to, and have the opposite colour. This makes for some very crafty level design, where you can both shift and hit certain icons to toy with gravity. There are also some keys which change the levels' structure, making up for even more mayhem!

The theme of the game reminds of Portal (i.e. you're a guinea pig in a test lab and you're being monitored constantly and in every room), but I'm sure I played this before Portal was shipped (and in any case, don't think Narbacular Dr.... erm, Portal, wasn't influenced by other games Wink).

Nuff said, go give it a spin if you haven't already, I'm pretty sure you'll like it

http://armorgames.com/play/751/shift
http://armorgames.com/play/964/shift-2
http://armorgames.com/play/1846/shift-3
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Arijigora

Ever since I remembered Hapland and posted about it, I was trying to find another game in the same vein, but I remembered it was Japanese and it had a horror theme: the middle of the screen was occupied by a nasty huge insect and some stick figures were trying to kill it and get away with their lives. It was very difficult and, like Hapland, needed a lot of thinking and synchronization, but it was very rewarding (at least, to me!).

And look, after digging in other sites etc, I managed to discover it again \o/

http://hozo.hp.infoseek.co.jp/ari/index.html



  

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Chain on Fire

"Do you smell something burning? Like pork?"

The goal is very simple - set every living thing and tree on fire! Select one, tell him which direction to go, and watch him catch fire and get the others to burn too. Bad for your karma, but whattahell Tongue

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Kagi nochi tobira series

Read what I wrote above for the Hoshi series. Only that this one's in black/orange

http://escape-game.com/dak_en.html
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Little wheel

A little diamond, this. It's a very simple and small in size point'n'click adventure game set in a robots-only planet. A freak accident kills the power, and another one activates a single robot (after 10k years Smiley). So it sets off to restore power.

Very cute visuals and heartwarming music - go on, spend 10 mins of your life on it. You'll feel all the better Smiley

http://jayisgames.com/games/little-wheel/



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Never end

Reminds a lot of shift, but instead of flipping the screen upside-down, you can rotate the screen in 90 degree increments. Much craftier puzzles Smiley

http://www.flashninjaclan.com/zzz2332_Never_End.php


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Windosill

Look at the screenshots. Now try to imagine them animating. Now think of more twisted ways of animating them. Now add some puzzles in there. Oh hell, just click the damn link and try the demo version, it's captivating Smiley (plus I can't describe it or spoil the learning process for you - it's part of the fun!)

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Beerland

Finished Hapland and want more? Well, here's more!

http://www.mousebreaker.com/games/beerland

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Circle the cat

Kitty loves to move in hexagon grids.
Kitty loves to start from the middle of the grid.
Kitty is elusive.
Kitty wants to get out of the grid.
Kitty is scared of you placing obstacles.
Go grab the kitty Smiley

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Underworld trip

So you have this highly pixellated guy, he travels a (horizontal) level full of obstacles that can chop him up in numerous ways. Then, when he manages it, he goes into a room where a guy sits in a desk (different head every level). He then gets down on his knees and starts praying (while on the background people chant). Unimpressed, the boss/underworld god/<insert random sadist> pushes a button on his desk and a trapdoor opens (well I can't tell due to the pixellation, for all I know he MAKES IT SO with his WILL POWA). The poor guy plunges to another level and then the same thing happens.

Why so cruel there boss/underworld god/<insert random sadist>??? WHY??

I wish I knew Japanese so I could explain this - it would save me writing up goofy explanations like these Tongue.

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Scrxxx AS3

Super Scramble in 2D-vectors. Nuff said!

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Nekogames collection

A nice collection of small and simple (yet addicting) games featuring cute kittens and blueish colours!

http://www.nekogames.com/


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Sneeze

Infect'em'up at its best! You have a nasty cold, and the objective is to infect more people! That'll show 'em! You just do an initial sneeze to a few poor souls and then go sit in a corner and watch the infection spread out (and you LYFAO Smiley)

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Leaf Blight

Pluck the bad leafs strategically so the tree will grow new, healthy green ones. Feels nice when you finish a level to be honest!

http://www.addictinggames.com/leafbright.html



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That gravity game

You are a mutated marshmallow that gets stuck in a world where gravity fields are a normal thing. Sounds pretty boring huh? I guess the screenshot gives that impression too. The game plays very nice though and the main character animation is fun. The game overall isn't that difficult, so you won't have to spend an eternity trying to finish it.

So, give it a try!

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=48074
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Agh, I'm so far behind on this thread but I had to mention this one: http://games.adultswim.com/cream-wolf-twitchy-online-game.html

Cream Wolf is just odd and a bit off & a bit weird. It's also a bit good.

  

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Leaf Blight


Ridiculously addictive... it just MAKES me want to get rid of the leaves... fuck it, next time I go for deforestation... addictive but NOT fun! Wink
  

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Machinarium

Probably the best point'n'click adventure game of the past decade. No, really! It's all so nicely balanced, it's dreamlike! The script, the graphics, sound, puzzles... All very well thought and presented. The flashback bits that the character has when you leave it alone for a few mintutes are cute. Everything in this game simply rocks! Of course you have to buy it to see most of the game, but just for the 2 screens you can check out even online, this game gets a mention here Smiley

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Nex

Naaaaah, it's just good graphics. Well, it has quite some repeatability, you have this "one more go" urge, so it's ok I guess Smiley. Another fine 5-min waster!

http://www.gamefudge.com/Nex

  
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Full Moon

Help the cute bunny get his midnight yummy snacks by clicking around the screen, thus interacting with the environment. I think these experimental games suit flash the most, IMHO it's not cut out for action games Smiley

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Specter Spelunker shrinks

Ever had a panic attack concerning scale when you were younger (or maybe older)? Did you imagine you were too small while the world around you was huge? Or that you were a giant? Did you ever try to figure out infinity in size?

That's the idea behind this game: your character can change size at any given time, so you can overcome hurdles. Some puzzles can even be skipped with some clever resizing, while changing scale can reveal new, unseen ones. Quite brilliant I must admit.

Also, heads up for Unity - hope it knocks crappy Flash/Actionscript out of the picture in the future Smiley. It uses far less resources than flash and it even does 3D!

http://gamejolt.com/online/games/platformer/specter-spelunker-shrinks/1865/
  

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Winner vs Loser

Bwahahaha! This is a good laugh! I can only describe it as a piss take on games like Activision's Decathlon or Track'n'Field. Reminded me of QWOP to be honest, but it's a bit more controllable. Great fun for one or two players Smiley

http://www.foddy.net/WinnervsLoser.html
  

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Red-

You are a stationary target. Shoot the stuff that comes at you so it won't hit you. Simple. Fun.

http://www.playedonline.com/game/597566/-red-.html

  
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Nano Ninja

Like One button Bob, but with a ninja Smiley

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Ohnoes the romz are b0rked! The board is going berserk!

Have you ever wondered what a fight between the pacman sprite and the space invaders sprites would be? Or mario vs gauntlet ghosts? Or defender vs arkanoid bricks? Well, this game does random variations of the above characters and enemies, and much more. This is in itself fun, but add to that that both player and enemies sprites change every 10 secs or so (due to corruption in teh r0mz Smiley) and you get a very interesting game indeed!

It's a whatnot, so grab it from http://www.farbs.org/games.html

  
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Hooray! New Hoshi Saga game \o/ - updated the link on the relevant reply!
  
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The Cactus games

More whatnots coming up! All coming from a single Swede going by the nickname Cactus. After trying a few of his games, I can easily say that I'm a big fan of his stuff - personal favorites so far are

  • Xoldiers (very cute shoot'em'up - written with another favorite of mine, Terry Cavanagh)
  • Mondo agency (presenting some puzzles requiring out-of-the-box thinking using a glitchy FPS engine. Actually there's a lot I could say here about the cleverness of adding noise/more glitches to a buggy engine to hide the fact that it's imperfect -at least that's what I think-, but I'll leave it for people that write indie game blogs write about it! Also, the scenario is absolutely mad! I love the b0rken english!)
  • Mondo medicals (the prequel to Mondo agency, every bit as good)


Check out his webpage at http://www.cactus-soft.co.nr/ - lots of cool stuff inside!


P.S. Look out for his forthcoming game "Tuning" - I saw some vids so far and it looks absolutely brilliant! (plus it won him some indie game award - well deserved Smiley)



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Self Destruct

Well, since I mentioned Terry on the last entry, it'd be criminally wrong not to mention his very awesome shooter Smiley. This is a bare bones game, wave after wave of enemy coming towards you at breakneck speeds with you having only one life. The question being: how much of this can you bare in 1 session? Smiley

http://distractionware.com/blog/?p=205



P.S. Give "Pathways" a go, at least if you like a bit of experimental gameplay. Also, check out his first commercial game, VVVVVV - there's a free demo on his website.
  
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The unfinished shadow game

An interesting game involving light and shadows. You are this ball that's stuck in some mazes where you have to collect stars to escape. You have to choose wisely where to stand and move though, because standing close to the light or shadows might cause you to die horribly.

Well, it sure needed more levels, and the concept should have been more explored, but it's a nice 10-minute waster Smiley

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Tremerz

Tracking main sprites? Check
Horizontal movement by mouse? Check
Click left mouse button to jump? Check
Tracking enemies doing acrobatics, coming from the ground? Check?
Increasing main sprites and enemies as you go along? Check
Fun? Check!

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Tremerz

Tracking main sprites? Check
Horizontal movement by mouse? Check
Click left mouse button to jump? Check
Tracking enemies doing acrobatics, coming from the ground? Check?
Increasing main sprites and enemies as you go along? Check
Fun? Check!

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/531965


That just looks great Smiley Love those gfx, have to give that a go!
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Spectrum Genesis

Okay, how do I even describe this?

You are a constantly rotating dash over a grid of dots. You are always touching one dot and rotating around it, with one end pinned on that dot. While rotating you touch other dots within distance. When you touch another dot and hit the button, you attach yourself to the other dot. You can change rotation direction using another button. The goal is to reach the point that has a star. As a subgoal you have to touch every point on the grid. To spice things up, other dashes might be rotating that you shouldn't touch, as well as some obstacles.

There. Did you get all this? No? Thought so, so go try out the game, it'll make sense in 10 seconds!

http://armorgames.com/play/1389/spectrum-genesis

  
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Maverick

Here's one that I loved from the second time I clicked on the mouse after the game started Smiley. You have this cowboy character who is very very light. So light in fact that firing his 2 six-shooters sends him off to the opposite direction! He's so goddamn light that he can even fly because of this! That's the game really, try to reach the bottom of the level, by flying, avoiding obstacles etc.

The graphics are actually quite nicely executed - trying to emulate the old vcs blocky games, and adding a B&W tv filters - all quite pleasant! The character is very responsive to your firing, so the game's quite pleasant to play!


http://armorgames.com/play/2191/maverick

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The walls are not cheese

Made for the ludum dare 48 hour game compo, this is a game with solid game mechanics and very simplistic graphics (which is the opposite of what's usually happening there). Your character is a square that fires smaller squares. Your bullets can kill enemies (which is the game objective) on a level, but they can also puncture walls. What's the game's gimmick though is that whenever your (or the enemies') bullets hit something, some debris pixels appear. You can suck these to increase your bullet cache (as it decreases as you fire).

Give it a go, it's worth it I think.



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Cheese is an interesting one, very easy to get in to but just not quite fun enough to keep me playing... for 2 days work it's really impressive. Like the vacuum idea, too!
  

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GIVE UP, ROBOT!

More Adult Swim goodness in this platformer with simple controls & Bionic Commando extending arm. The fun is in figuring out the levels by combining what you learned before. Sound & graphics are spot on in this one, score is worked out every 10 levels, based on time to complete them. Die as many times as you like - my kind of game.

Screen shot doesn't do it justice, must be the way the gfx work, but I can't get his arm to appear Cheesy
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Rocket bike to space

So I was checking some entries from Ludum Dare 17, which is basically game creation in 48 hours (the theme is announced and then you got 2 days to finish your game, at whatever state it's in). Going thru the endless tower defense clones that people submitted, I came across this little diamond here Smiley.

Another cool 1-button game, this has you jumping with the bike across platforms, picking up items optionally and hitting stars for checkpoints. There is a neat moment around the middle of the game, but I'm going to let you discover it yourself. Graphics are quite brilliant and for 48 hours, I don't think this can get any better!

Go on, press the (up) button!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1534394/rocketbike.htm

P.S. the online version didn't have any sounds, so I recommend this for soundtrack: http://youtube.com/watch?v=oHyye6ADYYA Smiley



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Pleochorism

Another from the LD bunch I liked, imagine a 2d maze game where you have to go around rocks and have to avoid pits to get the diamond. Now imagine that there are more than 1 of those caves on screen with different designs, and rotated in 90 degree increments. When you make a move, all characters move at the same time.

Ok, I really have to admit that (like sh3) after it showed 3 caves at once, my brain began to melt! But for 48 hours, it's brilliantly executed Smiley

http://sohnemann.org/ld48/


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Isles of color

Yet another LD game, this is a bog standard top-down 2d maze game, but, unlike Pleochorism, it doesn't have any gimmicks, just extremely good level design (hey, 48 hours? Smiley). The levels aren't thrown in together, a lot of thought has been made behind them for the puzzles to work. Plus, it has 4 different themes for puzzles set-up: rock pushing through gaps, springs that make you jump, ice slippery tiles and the fourth I haven't tried yet because I had a quick run with the game (each map quarter has its own theme).

Excellent stuff, recommended Smiley

http://jwhiting.nfshost.com/ld/17/islands_better.html




  
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Nanaca crash

There was once a teenage biker girl who was madly in love with a guy. The guy obviously cheated on her, so she decided to take revenge. So she waited until the right moment (in this case, a sunny spring morning), and when she saw him in front of her, she sped up her bike, took aim and BOEM! The guy went flying into the air!

Farther and farther away! And then gravity (and friction) overcame the initial force of the crash, so he started descending down into the earth. A couple of times he hit the pavement and bounced back up (because errr he was made of rubber? I'm improvising, so gimme a break will ya? Smiley). But since this was a crowded street, eventually he bumped into a few people.

Guys (like him) usually decreased his horizontal speed but gave him height. A couple of girls would just slow him down. But most of the girls possess Dragonball like powers and give him a tremendous speed and height boost! And if that isn't enough, the bike girl can teleport in midair at (the player's) will and give him another beating! Oh, and finally some of the girls have ultra-super-extra-Dragonball powers that give him an even bigger boost!

Eventually, the guy drops horizontal speed and bounce back height, and either clings on some bystander or falls off the screen!


Now then, if you think there's a game into this somewhere you can click http://megami.starcreator.com/nanaca-crash/ and try it out yourself Smiley

  
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Vehicles

Yikes, the text I was supposed to post got lost because I clicked the wrong button. Oh well...

Basically it's a physics puzzle where you control cars, giving them only start/stop commands to control them, with the objective being to knock off other cars off the screen. Liked the mechanics a lot, and the facial expressions on the cars are very well executed!

As I usually say in this thread, give it a try!



http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=49526

  

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Warning, off topic.
Not an online game and still beta.

You remember Battle Chess for the Atari ST?
Replace "Battle" with "Love" and you get this. Cheesy

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Just hit "update session" and you should be able to modify your posts then Smiley
  
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Oops, can't edit the post.

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Warning, off topic.
Not an online game and still beta.

You remember Battle Chess for the Atari ST?
Replace "Battle" with "Love" and you get this. Cheesy

Robert


So tell me Robert, did that game evolve from f**kvu.prg? Tongue
  
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So tell me Robert, did that game evolve from f**kvu.prg? Tongue


Wow, you actually looked at it.
I made that more than 15 years ago as a joke when I was still innocent† Grin
At that time it was so funny that even my dad had to laugh about it.

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Klikwerk

A short'n'sweet reaction game that uses the most basic mouse actions (point, click, drag) and space. The whole game's synchronized on the music track (mostly a drumbeat) and it gets quite frantic!

I still haven't managed to get to the bonus stage (but then again I played it only 2 times so far!), but I'll keep trying... Smiley


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Quick Sand

What a pretty game! Guide a small sprite to the exit before the quicksand covers everything! Walljumps and quick action Smiley

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simonsunnyboy wrote on 23.06.10 at 20:37:59:


After the initial 100ms excitement of abusing this month's meme, you're left with a pretty dull game that everyone has played it in various incarnations. And anyway, what's the problem with vuvuzelas? I love em Smiley

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Fault line

I was preparing to write a big rant because I chatted with some people over IRC who loathe online games, but it'll have to wait for another time! Instead, here's another one of them.

This one's another bog standard 2D platformer, but with a very innovative twist: The level has "fold" points, and if you drag a line between them (using the mouse) you actually define a "folding" plane. Release the mouse, and that area you defined disappears from the level! So you can shorten high platforms you couldn't reach, temporarily make some obstacles disappear (you can "unfold" any time you wish), etc.

Presentation, as with all Nitrome games, is very nice and pixel-y (none of that rendered or abstract stuff we're used to lately).

http://www.nitrome.com/games/faultline/

P.S. in the 2 screenshots below I demonstrate a "fold": screenshot #1 has me selecting the fold and screenshot #2 shows the playfield after the fold!
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I was preparing to write a big rant because I chatted with some people over IRC who loathe online games, but it'll have to wait for another time! Instead, here's another one of them.


Well, heard it all before. You very rarely get people who really know games saying shit like that. It's a casual/elitist/brain-dead auto-response. It's like saying GPU in MAIN is the key to making all good Jaguar games & then producing some half-arsed 8-bit shit with it.

Online games is probably the only real place anything exciting/interesting/challenging/worthy is going on in games. The games industry is so far up it's own arse churning out clone after clone of this, that & the other... online games have taken a step waaaaay back & explored a lot more of what should have happened when everything went 3D & shit in the first place. Fuck retrogaming† & nostalgia - that's not what this is about, but what most people confuse it for.

You can't erect a building & expect it to stand the test of time without firm foundations - much of modern gaming is built on a stack of shite... that's why old 3d games are almost universally SHIT, except a few pioneering/thoughtful ones here & there over many, many years.

There's more fun to be had with online games than 99% of a ps36wii library of games, & it's basically free.

Yep, people who say online games are shit are fuckwits, either blinded by shiny graphics or just empty, hollow shell excuse for human beings with no soul or understanding about what makes games FUN. But there you go, they made a multi-billion dollar industry for those dumb fucks Tongue

There's more fun & innovation linked in this thread than in a year of modern game releases.

My 2p.

ps Fuck you if you think games have to be 3D to be worthy, fuck you if you think the only good games are 2D made before 1987 - you're a dumb cunt either way!

retrogaming is SHIT
modern gaming is SHIT
online gaming is SHIT, with a few nice things here & there!

there you go GGN, I did a rant so you didn't have to Tongue Now go write me some retrogame 3D POS!

EDIT: While I was here, I should have said this: "If you play First Person Shooters, you are the biggest cunt of them all - YOU are the reason modern gaming is SHIT for buying & playing that schoolboy shite. Big FUCK YOU." Tongue
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Interesting points....however has a casual game to be online? A casual game might also be something that I run on my handheld console or phone while on the train to work....

Ofcourse it can also be a nice ST game for those 20minutes in the evening Wink

All i'd say is the "online" tag is not necessary to distinguish a game.....

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Hey SSB... I've nothing against Casual games, there's lots of fun to be had with simple, easy-to access gaming - many online games are quite casual, some are very deep & really clever. What some people dismiss as 'casual' I often see as refreshing, simple fun.

Only used the 'online' tag as that's where I see a lot of interesting stuff & the point was that many people instantly dismiss flash games etc as being 'crap/retro/basic/boring/2d/etc' when in fact there's loads of great stuff going on... it's not all a load of platform clones & throw-the-hoop-at-the-horse-cock' type stuff.
  

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sh3-rg wrote on 27.06.10 at 11:04:37:
Only used the 'online' tag as that's where I see a lot of interesting stuff & the point was that many people instantly dismiss flash games etc as being 'crap/retro/basic/boring/2d/etc' when in fact there's loads of great stuff going on... it's not all a load of platform clones & throw-the-hoop-at-the-horse-cock' type stuff.


That's actually one of the reasons I started this thread anyway - there's a lot of variety and diversity and "anarchy" with indie development, just like the 80s. The internet brought back this thankfully.

During the 90s this almost disappeared because companies stopped accepting to publish indie developers (for example, the game Nitro was mostly programmed before it was presented to Psygnosis. And Worms IIRC. And so many other cases of 80s games). Companies began having full-time teams to churn out games. Now, when you start to scale up, you can't have every 18 year old with some talent in programming producing a game after smoking some pot and then accepting to publish it. But on the other hand, because the people that lead game development in companies are so afraid of losing their jobs that they'll bet on what sells. So, byebye indies.

Enter the internet broadband era, where everyone can host anything for people to download and see. Hooray, indies are back! But, not in the way we knew them from the past. Times have changed. People don't learn low level languages like most people were taught to back then, because there's no real reason (just buy more powerful hardware). Also, there's not a standard platform like the consoles or the home computers were. There's a plethora of tools for online content, and these aren't just Java and Flash. Take a look at Unity for example.

Anyway, point being, just because people have other tools that are not UBER1337 as optimized-to-the-brim assembly or whatever doesn't mean we have to scoff at them. I've witnessed lots of playable games and design ideas from people that have poor or no programming skills and just use game makers to realize their ideas. I've seen people draw pixel graphics that are much better than commercial games. I've seen people introduce new gameplay ideas that would have taken aeons to do with the old toolsets, but take considerably less time using new and more flexible ones.

I do realise that this is being very optimistic and utopic, and indeed you will have to dig through tons and tons of gobshite to find good games. But, heck, tell me 3 platforms that you didn't have to do this! I've been through 8 bit computers, 16 bit computers, a few consoles here and there - it's the same situation really: the turd games factor is always around 90% or more. It's your responsibility to find the good games in any given platform (or you can just keep reading this thread Tongue).

Don't just pass judgment because you saw a couple of games and the flash player was choking or because they were crap to play - you need to devote time to this cause (and while I'm on the subject: to the people that see the games glitch because of flash/java choking on a 3ghz machine saying "even an ST can do that", I can only say "either prove it by writing it yourself or STFU"! Writing games isn't as trivial as having a scrolling background you know. But that's for another post Wink). In my youth I played a lot of games. A lot. Every genre, good or bad, popular or not. And I've played most till the end. Perhaps out of boredom, but mostly because I like playing games. I've played so much shite that I learnt to appreciate good games and to pick them apart from crap or empty shells of games (i.e. all flashy gfx and no gameplay). When I present a game here, I've taken the time to play it for some time and decide if it's up to scratch or not.

So please kind people reading this thread, try not to be such negative xunts and try some games out! (and discover new ones and post them here Smiley)
  
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Less ranting, more playing Smiley

Treasure Tower

A single screen of platforms, a main character, some collectibles... you heard this a million times by now I assume? I won't argue, it's sounds boring already! What made this game stand out from the rest for me is that the levels are quite simple (at least to begin with!) so you pick it up and play in seconds, and you're constantly in time attack mode, which means you have to keep moving, no time for thinking ahead of strategies, just charge blindly!

There are two other items, one resets the clock (the time you have is common for all levels) and the other is a switch that opens/closes doors etc.

For a 5-minute break it's simply an amazing game! (well, you start it as a 5-minute break, but then it sucks you in as you want more and more Smiley). 

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Looming

It's got the same typeface as Loom's Logo! But that's where the similarities between the two games end. Looming is a 2D exploration game, and if you take a look at the screenshot you'll notice that the graphics are in dithered black and white mode. This makes up for some interesting visuals.

The game sets you around a map and doesn't tell you anything much apart from the controls, which are minimal (movement keys, X and C). After that you're on your own. What it boils down to is a trip to find several items and solve a couple of puzzles, including one that's based around a traditional treasure hunting (you must find the hint to go to the next one till you find the last one). There's no real challenge in it or any sense of danger, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the art and scenario.

(dunno if I recommend this or not, I just post this as a bookmark for me Smiley)

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Coma

What a lovely game! 2D flip screen exploration/puzzler like others I've posted on this thread, executed lovely. Lovely audio/visuals, lovely atmosphere, simple but fun gameplay, a couple obscure puzzles but nothing too difficult, and an intriguing scenario (kind of anyway Wink). I liked it a lot!

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Space Ninja

Looks like an offspring of Star Guard (the animation even reminds me of that), but it seems it's from another developer. It's definitely taking a lighter approach to the story (nonexistent from what I saw so far), but still the game mechanics are solid, with the addition of wall jumping. Fun!

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This has a sort of 8bit feeling, in the good old way.

Very playable and addictive game!
  

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Pipol smasher

Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Look at me, I'm laughing like a retard! Basically it's the same as "Vehicles" above, but this time you get to run over people. I find it highly entertaining - sort of Karoshi on wheels Smiley

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Magic Pink Man 1 and 2

Ingredients:

- The original 2600 adventure,
- Blocky graphics,
- Take object x into screen y and give it to z,
- A few battles here and there,
- Twisted humor.

And this is what you get:

2 fun 5-minute wasters Smiley

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brilliant games. fuck 3d bullshit, all we need are a few pixels & some pig killing medals Smiley
  

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The illusionist's dream

"Once upon a time there was a great magical performer who entertained crowds with his tricks and illusions.

But when the one he loved died, he stopped performing and lost the will to live...

...until one night he had a dream..."

It's not like games in which the main character can take over the other character's coils and use them and their abilities (Messiah being a prime example). But these games have been far and few.

Also, this one's done exceptionally well: The visuals and audio create a very dreamy atmosphere (job done then). The puzzles aren't very hard, but still I got a feeling of accomplishment when I figured out them. And the most important thing: the game's levels are very tightly coupled with the story - it seems that everything is thought out from the early stages of the design process. The dialogues appear in the levels' empty space, so you don't get bogged down with pages and pages of text, and of course you can ignore them completely if you don't care about the story - but still, you don't lose time skipping text.

That last bit might sound very easy to do and trivial to the casual player, but it really is very tough to get it working so good.

All in all, very interesting. Now, I wonder if Messiah works on W7x64.... Smiley



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Epic coaster

After all the emo crap above, BRING ON THE ONE-BUTTON MADNESS! \o/

Sure, it gets minus points for using "Epic" in the game title, but everything else is good and proper! So go jump those platforms Smiley

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Didn't like the Johnny Depp animal magic game, but the roller coaster is great fun Smiley PUSH THE BUTTON!
  

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Tales of Unspoken world

Take cannabalt, or any one-button jumping platform game, make it first person, display some helluva cool visuals... erm, job done Cheesy. Not much else to say here really, it's download only, but from what I gather it uses the Unity engine, so I'd expect an online version soon!

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Color theory

A platformer with fundamentalist graphics, but a nice twist: each time you touch a dot, all platforms with that color disappear. So hit a red and all red ones go away, but hit a purple and both red and blue ones disappear!

That's about it really, the game makes up for some nice puzzles, but it gets waaay too difficult in the end - unnecessary imo really. Still, nice concept!

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Solipskier

Now this is FUN! Instead of you controlling a skier racing against the terrain and performing stunts, you get to draw the terrain for the skier! This might sound boring after a couple of mins, that's why the game introduces goals like a specific area appearing where your guy has to pass through, or perform jumps, or tunnels etc.

Full marks! This is addictive as hell - I'm off to have another go Cheesy

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That. Game. Rules.
  

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Tower of Heaven

Well, I gotta admit the authors' sincerity: This is not an easy platformer! Normally it wouldn't seem hard, but with each level new rules are added, like "dont walk left". So it becomes much more challenging.

I wasn't a big fan of the main palette or music, but the gfx are nicely drawn and animated, plus the gameplay is mostly nailed correctly. Props to the authors for getting out their thinking caps and coming up with new ideas (instead of just inventing a gimmick, this can only grab your attention as a player for some time) and building levels that make good use of them (something like games like color theory above kinda fails to do).

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I have a friend who runs a freeware database. If you think it's apt. I will post the link.
  
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MitchFrenzal wrote on 15.08.10 at 19:06:46:
I have a friend who runs a freeware database. If you think it's apt. I will post the link.


You mean, mention this thread there? I don't think I got any objections, as long as they don't rip my (poorly written) reviews Smiley
  
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I thought he meant post the link to the games on there...

or maybe...

I dunno!

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I meant the link to his database, All the online games you could want there, It's hosted from www.retroremakes.com. I think. Smiley (Which seems to be down at the moment anyway.)

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Ah we know retro remakes, they featured James' rototzdx & our superfly DX - top site!
  

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Hah, I was so addicted to the original Superfly. I should check that Jag version out. Smiley
  
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MitchFrenzal wrote on 15.08.10 at 23:04:08:
I meant the link to his database, All the online games you could want there, It's hosted from www.retroremakes.com. I think. Smiley (Which seems to be down at the moment anyway.)

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Depict1

In contrast to Tower of Heaven, which sets very hard and clear rules for you to follow, in this one you don't have to trust any rule it displays. None. It's a constant deception all throughout the game (well, with a few minor exceptions here and there). The game is short, which is a plus because the deception gimmick would become tiresome if it was, say, double in size. While the game isn't hard, the last level is very (for lack of other words) xunty.

Gfx are okay. Music - hmm, I don't think it fit the game (not that it's bad). The game plays fine.

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Bungluwa

And here's what both games above are lacking: more smooth movement. Here the sprite is tiny (smaller than the mouse cursor), and moves much smoother around the screen. Plus there's a trail of particles behind it while it moves, making it look very nice, and some parallax scroll, making it look even better.

The gameplay is very simple, just get to the other side of the level (top or bottom) and collect stuff along the way, avoiding hazards. Oh yeah, there's double jump in there. Or, better, multi-jump. Well, there's limited jump power, but you can jump a lot of times around the screen. This ruined it a bit for me, because in essence I could fly around the screen at will. But anyway, it's challenging enough still.

Before I forget, the musics reminded me of Mad Max's, especially one's bass tune seemed like an outtake from Ghost Battle Smiley

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League of evil

Continuing with the small sprite games, this one's a 8-way platform beat'em'up. Again, small sprites give agility and planning ahead, all good and fun!

Gfx are nice, with some parallax background scrolling etc. Music reminded me of some megademo loading tunes - short and repetitive. I guess it's the curse of all beat'em'ups Smiley. Small negative for me - the controls. Why do I have to use a button for jumping that's close to the punch button? I got it confused all the time - since my right hand is already occupied with movement, it would be better if it would handle jumping, leaving beating the shit out of people to the left hand. Oh well!

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Wrath of Annubis 2

In lieu of a review, here's a few things that crossed my mind while playing:

  • "Hmm, either I'll mute the music or I'm seriously going to hurt someone!"
  • "Hey, this reminds me of Gold of the Aztecs! With shrunk sprites! And stuff move quicker!"
  • "It's a bit jerky."
  • "Wall jumping seems very crap."
  • "So, navigate to switch, push it, hurry to the exit, collect treasures."
  • "Lots of levels in there. But you can play them in any order. Just like crystal caves!"
  • "It's challenging"
  • "Argh! The music!"
  • "Can anyone port crystal caves or do I have to do it myself?"
  • "The jerky movement/frame skipping kinda ruins it for me"
  • "Well, it's still fun"


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One button Arthur

More one-button goodiness, this continues on one button Bob and one button ninja (or sth Wink), but has better graphics and the puzzles are much better this time! Well done!

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Reply #133 - 01.09.10 at 16:13:54
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http://www.kongregate.com/games/Mikengreg/solipskier

I have no idea why I love this so much, I shouldn't. And it's also stopping me working/filing those disks.

It's a kind of "Draw the path" game. With a skier. I don't think it's been mentioned yet. Smiley
  
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Reply #134 - 01.09.10 at 16:18:53
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http://sites.google.com/site/nottetris/

Not Tetris, Not at all like Tetris, Not at all. Smiley
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Reply #135 - 01.09.10 at 16:20:52
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Oh yes it has Wink. Adorable game in any case Smiley
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Reply #136 - 01.09.10 at 16:22:49
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http://freeware.remakes.org/index.php?rand=0&sl=&;

Also, Thompsonsoft's "I'm O.K." I have no idea why this makes me laugh, It shouldn't. But we shall see what effect it has on you. I guess. Smiley

Hah, And it's got a wankopedia link aslo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_O.K_%E2%80%93_A_Murder_Simulator

(Edit, That link doesn't work, I will replace it and picture when I get another.)
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Reply #137 - 05.09.10 at 14:04:22
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Just out of interest, There's a new Cactus Games package out, I will link to that and the old one. Smiley

http://cactusquid.com/games.htm

(The old one is top of that list.)

http://www.cactusquid.com/games/CactusArcadeII.zip

(And that's direct to the download of the second.)

Enjoy some goodies from one of my favourite indie programmers. Smiley
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Reply #138 - 05.09.10 at 14:32:27
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http://www.transformice.com/en/index.html

Mouse based hilarity and physics? I'm in!

(Although, I'm useless at this thing. If you see me, That's an easy win.)
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Reply #139 - 05.09.10 at 14:44:19
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http://meatfighter.com/stickvania/

Nintendo conversions with stickmen aren't usually my thing. But there's something very wonderful about this one.
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Reply #140 - 05.09.10 at 16:12:22
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http://www.kongregate.com/games/Farmergnome/zompocalypse

Okay. If Metal Slug-esque zombie-kill-fests are your thing, That is your Graceland. Just without the burgers, Or black blokes singing. Smiley

(after playing this with my speakers on, It's slightly more swear-y than I remember, Just a warning.)
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Reply #141 - 05.09.10 at 21:00:49
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Any chance of adding some pics for those?

Other than that, glad to see someone else than me and sh3 posting in this thread Smiley
  
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Reply #142 - 08.09.10 at 16:40:11
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I'll get to that when I have time. And glad to be of service. Smiley

(Better? I didn't add the skier pic, Because that is pictured further up. I will pic I'm O.K. when I find a new link for it.)
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Reply #143 - 08.09.10 at 18:16:37
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http://www.gamepirate.com/game/kill-me.html

Lost Vikings meets Heroes-esque superpowers.
  

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Reply #144 - 08.09.10 at 18:20:00
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http://games.adultswim.com/cream-wolf-twitchy-online-game.html

Deliver Ice creams by day, And become a people eating werewolf by night. Smiley
  

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Reply #145 - 08.09.10 at 18:26:50
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http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~jima/froggame/

A bit like "life" But with froggies and carry on jokes. Smiley
  

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Reply #146 - 08.09.10 at 18:39:40
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http://www.derekyu.com/games.html

Correct link for I'm O.K.

Look up for Wankopedia link. Smiley
  

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Reply #147 - 19.09.10 at 13:12:46
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http://www.kongregate.com/games/Juice10/black-and-white

Black and white, Mirror effect/control two things at once, Another one I'm useless at. Smiley

  

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Reply #148 - 19.09.10 at 13:20:33
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Linepatterns, Looks simple, Will stop you coding/playing Skooldaze for weeks.

http://easy-upload.nl/f/2mTtLdMW

  

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Reply #149 - 19.09.10 at 13:23:34
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Mamono Saber, You thought all one button platformers were easy? Think again.

http://www.skipmore.com/freegames/saber/saber.html

Also, I love the Super-Wonderboy-esque soundtrack. Smiley

There again, I'm easy to please. Smiley
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Reply #150 - 19.09.10 at 13:27:58
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Okay, Possibly a remake, Rather than an online game, But it is apt given your Spectrum wanderlust, Klass of '99 - A remake/improvement of Dave Reidy's Skooldaze. Smiley

http://retrospec.sgn.net/game/ko99
  

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Reply #151 - 19.09.10 at 13:44:30
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Reclaimation

Nothing like a good Qix clone. And this is nothing like a good Qix clone.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/ZekeBrill/reclamation
  

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Reply #152 - 19.09.10 at 13:51:33
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Santa Fu, A Spartan X/Kung Fu Master clone. But with St. Nick!

http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/santa-fu/

  

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Reply #153 - 20.09.10 at 16:15:16
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Bit of old news now, but another Ludum dare has come and gone. For those unfamiliar with it, it's an online compo to create games within 48 hours, with the rules being published exactly at the start of the countdown! This one (#18) had the theme set to "using your enemies as weapons" which, quite predictably, produced a lot of games which the enemies attract to the main character and get killed on impact and so on. In any case, here's my pick from some of the entries, starting with this.

Money thief

On the surface it's a simple run'n'jump flip-screen platformer, but what makes it stand out is that you run around, picking people's pockets. Up till you do that, the people don't move. Upon nicking their moneys, one by one start running towards you to catch you! So you have to employ strategy before you start nicking wallets! There's also a trashcan on some levels, touching that will make you invisible until you start nicking again!

Fun idea, nicely executed Smiley

http://www.kongregate.com/games/zachwlewis/money-thief?referrer=zachwlewis




  
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Reply #154 - 20.09.10 at 16:31:48
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Infiltrator

Now, this is simply amazing! So many cool ideas crammed inside this, I'm afraid I'll forget a couple while trying to summarize the game Smiley.

What we have here is a top-down stealth game. As you see from the screenshots (err, I hope so at least Wink), you control a grayish blob trying to get past by bluish and reddish blobs that scan the area. If anyone catches you on their site, they come at you and start pounding you. You can plan how to lure them into traps though, including mines and holes, so you're not entirely defenseless. The feature I liked most though is that if a red blob catches sight of a blue blob, then they forget about you and they start attacking each other Cheesy. To top this all off, in some levels you even get to play Sokoban, by pushing crates into the aforementioned holes in order to build bridges to get across levels!

A very ingenious and playable game! It gets the Smiley award Smiley

http://www.gapingwolf.com/LudumDare/LudumDare18-entry/index.html


  
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Reply #155 - 20.09.10 at 16:57:57
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Leave me alone

I was a bit torn about posting about this game here. On one hand it's pretty hard and flawed (read below), but on the other hand it's a good idea and executed in 48 hours. So here goes!

A quite minimalistic game really - you have a dot on the screen, which you have to maneuver into making the other static dots that shoot non-stop kill themselves. That's it really. It's quite fun and requires some strategy (well, you have a very limited time to think, but it is essential Smiley). The 2 flaws I see with it as is are: a) after a few levels it becomes quite difficult, b) on my laptop I can't get past by the 5th or 6th level, while when I tried it on a desktop machine, I passed it quite easily (something to do with the deflected bullets).

Anyway, a nice concept!

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P.S. It turns out that the difference between the desktop/laptop is that I played the offline version on the desktop, which allowed the bullets to travel a bigger distance on screen, so that level was possible!


http://www.davidrlorentz.com/files/leavemealone_vLD.html

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Reply #156 - 21.09.10 at 18:20:38
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My first quantum translocator

Yet another platform with yet another twist. Why do I keep falling for these all the time? Smiley

TBH I was sold from the first 2 seconds I moved the main sprite around (the title screen is actually a game screen, no menu. In order to continue a saved game you'll have to know how to get to the upper platform, which is a part of the game mechanics. I love these menus where the menu itself is a part of the game). The cute sprite is animated very nice and moves around the screen smoothly - yay Smiley.

Anyway, it's a platformer without weapons, so you only have to run and jump around. The twist in this game is that you can leave a "shadow" of yourself at any place of the level you can visit, and you can teleport to it at any given time. Sounds crap? Well, moving platforms, blocks and some other stuff makes the level's puzzles very enjoyable. In general they are very well designed and you get to learn to abuse your ability in order to pass the progressively harder levels (the difficulty step is set just right in my opinion).

So go ahead, give it 2 minutes of your time. It can't hurt that much, can it? Smiley

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/548371
  

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Reply #157 - 05.10.10 at 18:11:14
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Lackadaisium

Quote the author:

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Lackadaisium is a short autobiographical game. It's probably the most "artsy" game that I've done, in that it contains some metaphors and symbolism that pertain to my own personal experiences. It also contains some scenes that are based on dreams that I've had.

I hope you enjoy it!


So it's a game about a guy floating. And hitting stuff with his head. And solving puzzles with that. And it has nicely drawn backgrops and anims. And the puzzles are pretty (dare I say) innovative. Even if you think it stinks as a game (because of the lo res gfx or artsy fartsy theme or its abstractness or whatever), it still tries to be originall-ish!

It only lasts for a few screens and there's plenty of variety, so I liked it!

http://ultimatewalrus.com/index.php?gamedl=13&curtab=13


  
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Reply #158 - 06.10.10 at 17:31:13
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The trader of stories

Apparently, what I played here is one story from the full game which will be commercial, but was enough to spark my interest Smiley. It's been a while since I played a nice point'n'click adventure (Machinarium, and before that it was flippin' ages Wink).

Nothing out of the ordinary to report gameplay wise, it's all kept down simple. It more feels like the game is a vessel to the story and art, which are both very well done. I must say I felt obliged to play it until I finished it, and that's only a good thing!

I'll be looking around for the full game as I enjoyed it tbh, [url]here's the game's blog[/url] for those interested.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/549940

  
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Reply #159 - 24.10.10 at 20:00:30
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Trilby: The art of theft

When Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw isn't being a total xunt reviewing trashing newly released games (rightfully so most of the times though Wink), he makes some games of his own. Not bad too. Here's one I caught myself playing lately.

In this one he uses his main protagonist of his adventure games (more about those on another post, they are very nice too), Trilby, in a more action/arcade game. As you might have imagined, since the guy is a thief, he should sneak into people's houses/buildings and steal stuff. However this isn't a walk in the park; guards, lasers security cameras and inhabitants move around the screens (it's a flip screen game incidentally), making your job harder. So you have to hide in shadows or use a taser to silence the people. Also you have to use a mini-game to unlock doors and another to crack safes.

I love these kind of games. You can cram tens of puzzles in the same screen, you have to create strategies on how to move and when, and in the end you feel you've played through 5-6 screens when the whole level is just 2 screens - the rooms/apartments/hallways partitioning of the screen and the smallish sprites makes the game look huge.

There is also an upgrade system, so the character gets more agile and learns new tricks as you play, so you can revisit a finished level and try it again, which adds a bit of replay value to the game. Also, some later levels require you to upgrade so you have a chance of finishing them.

Some negative points: if you fail a level, you have to replay it from the beginning - some checkpoints might have been a good idea. Also, because some puzzles are reset to random values (for example, safe combinations), you have to go through the whole ordeal of going back and reading those values before you proceed. Dunno, it seemed a bit taxing to me.

Still, it's a whatnot promising hours of gameplay. Have a go Smiley



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