Posts Tagged ‘flash’

No Dribbling: Basketball

It doesn't look like much, but it's a bunch of fun.

I’ve been meaning to check out the enigmatically named Flash game Basketball for a couple of weeks, after spotting it via Mr Parkins’ blog, but first it wouldn’t work, and then I forgot. I remembered again! I’m glad I did. This is rather fun. As the canniest amongst you may have deduced, it’s a game based on an element of basketball – a sport in which you must put balls in a basket.

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Dragon Age Journeys Live, And Rather Good

I wish I could get a better action pic.

So Dragon Age Journeys is live, and… blimey, it’s good stuff. EA 2D’s free project designed to promote and link into Dragon Age: Origins is a 2D browser based RPG, letting you pick a character from the regular Dragon Age selection and then go exploring in the Dwarven Deep Roads. I wasn’t sure exactly how they’d do it, presuming something very simple, hack-n-slashy, but fun all the same. I wasn’t expecting a fully-fledged RPG with a unique combat mechanic.

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Don’t Go In The… Sky? Miami Shark

I love realism in games.

I would like to take this opportunity to talk to you about Miami Shark. Miami Shark is a game in which you play a shark. Who pulls planes into the sea. Thank you for your time, and have a good day.

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Smooth As: Clockwords

Don't work, play this!

This splendid game, Clockwords, came to our attention via Dartt. It’s a free webgame involving furiously typing words to defeat mechanical spiders. You know the sort. The spiders are from your evil enemy who is determined to steal vital plans for your mysterious clockwork machine. This will not do!

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Push, That’s It, Come On, PUSH!

All games should feature angry crocodiles.

Thanks to the fine folks at Bonus Level – the create-your-own Flash gaming site – we’ve word of another absorbing puzzler to distract you from the mundanity of your life. It’s called Push, the work of one Ian Snyder, and it’s a completely new (until someone tells me I’m wrong and references something from 1984 on the Amstrex CX44) approach to platforming.

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Admire The View: Vectorpark’s Windosill

Stop fixing them!

Vectorpark (Patrick Smith), creator of 2007’s wonderful Feed The Head, offers a gorgeous new downloadable Flash game: Windosill. It’s the gentle tale of a small toy car, quietly trundling its way through a series of screens, each requiring exploration and interaction to discover a small white cube that will unlock the next room. This begins in what might well the shelves of a child’s bedroom, but very quickly enters the amorphous reality that makes Smith’s games so distinctive.

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Teeny Tiny Trials

I'm embarrassing.

Here’s your dumb distraction for lunchtime: Tinymania’s Tiny Trials. It’s a collection of micro-Flash games, with some sort of global leaderboard to compete against. Think Wario Ware, with a mouse and keyboard, on a PC, without the minds behind Wario Ware.

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Useful Advice: Don’t Shit Your Pants

Yes, I'm very proud to have written this story. What of it?

Here’s one in the eye to people who don’t think games are educational. Don’t Shit Your Pants. It’s a going for a poo challenge, in a text parser adventure, that describes itself as a “survival horror”. You’ll likely quickly realise that finishing the game is not the greatest of challenges. However, what it’s really all about is figuring out all the achievements. Yes indeed, you must think of innovative ways to shit yourself.

It’s the work of Rete, on Kongregate, and is the sort of immature 30 seconds of nonsense that only RPS friend Sam could have found.

Feeling Negative: Bars Of Black And White

My magazines say this about me too.

I love an Escape The Room game. This little lovely was spotted by the eagliest eyes in the world at Indie Games. It’s called Bars of Black and White, employing a barcode scanner as its central premise. this one’s by Gregory Weir, who you may remember from Majesty of Colors.

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Point And Click And Click: AVGM

Around the midway stage.

For their contribution to the first Global Game Jam, in which thousands of people made games in 48 hours this weekend, Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel paired up once more to create AVGM. It’s possibly important to note the game carries the following warnings: “Excessive Nudity, Excessive Violence, Explicit Audio, Mild Text, Explicit Adult Themes”. Although only the most puritanical of people would take a great deal of offence. Screenshot espousing this content, and more details, below.

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