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Posts tagged “Justin Smith”

Feature: Roadies

Have You Played… Freeways?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Whenever I see a GIF of someone’s twisting roadworks in this traffic-em-up, I think: “Ohhh! Freeways! How could I forget!” And then I forget about it again by the end of the day. On the face of it, this a throwaway puzzler about drawing roads to…

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Wonderful golfpurgatory Desert Golfing tees off on PC

Desert Golfing--the best mobile game of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and every year until I die--has now arrived on PC. It's an arcade-y side-on golf 'em up whacking the ball along a seemingly endless desert, each hole filling one screen. Click and drag to set your shot's strength and direction and away you go. It's often simple and calm but the procedural generation can spit…

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Freeways is a puzzley road-builder from Desert Golfer

Where we’re going, we need roads. Criss-crossing and over-passing and field-avoiding roads. Freeways [itch.io page] is a puzzley car game where you have to draw roads to connect to each highway while avoiding obstacles, such as the pesky environment. It's like a bite-sized Cities: Skylines but also reminds me of Mini Metro, in that you click and drag lines to make a cohesive transport network…

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The QWOPlympics: Realistic Summer Sports Simulator

Here is an intensely silly thing. I imagine you're aware of QWOP, the purposefully-impossible-to-control runner with its eyes on the prize and/or ground. Meanwhile, I'm relatively certain - given that you are presumably a resident of planet earth - that you know of the Olympics, that big throwy, runny, leapy, swimmy thing we humans do every couple years in an attempt to stave off the…

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