Posts Tagged ‘kongregate’

Ding-Dong-Pong: Drop

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OK, now that we’ve had our dose of morning bitterness and recrimination, let’s turn our attentions to something altogether more cheery. Indie dev Quickfingerz’ free browser game Drop combines ambient music-making with pong-style physics. Blessed with minimalist, icy neon prettiness that evokes an thoroughly abstracted Frozen Synapse, it’s a puzzle game that’s both relaxing and challenging. Unless you play the sandbox mode, in which case it’s purely relaxing. A clever webtoy in its own right, and well thought-out drawing-based puzzles to boot. Give it a go, and feel altogether a little more calm and optimistic about today.

Pretty Two-Dimensional: Antimatiere

A dozen IM windows light up the Rossignol Research Crater with the same link. This link. It’s a game called Antimatiere, hosted on Kongregate. It’s a 3D puzzler that’s all about the world becoming 2D. There’s been some kind of accident and people and their things have become two-dimensional, and are now pasted on the walls, floors, and ceilings. Your task – as a person of three-dimenions – is to swap these entrapped objects about and try to figure out what happened. You should probably play this one.

I Found Tealy & Orangey To Be Entertaining

Mr Tony Gowland pointed us toward his clever puzzle-platformer, Tealy & Orangey, and I am glad that he did. It sees you controlling two jumping balls at the same time – they both move left if you move left, both jump if you hit jump, and so on – to create some fiendish conundrums of spatial puzzling. Initially their obstacle courses are simply in parallel, but then they begin to join up, and then things get complicated. It’s neat. You should try it.

Lambs To The Slaughter: Civilizations Wars

Two hours! Two! Hours! Gone, lost to idly clicking on the first link I saw on Kongregate. I should be asleep now, dreaming about [CENSORED] with [CENSORED], wearing a top hat made of [CENSORED]. Two hours! Sigh. Well, at least I enjoyed them. I’m sure someone will be able to tell me Civilizations Wars (ouch – that hurts to say/type) is exactly like some obscure Spectrum title from 1986 that I’ve never heard of, but that doesn’t stop this wantonly wasteful of lives RTS from being a coldhearted delight.
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Vox Populi Vox Dei (a werewolf thriller)

It’s werewolf o’clock. Reader Ian Hetherington says he sent us a link to Kongregate game Vox Populi Vox Dei (a werewolf thriller) “because a combination of platforming and punching werewolves to death seems like RPS’ sort of thing.” Hrm. Well Ian, we can’t say we disagree with you. The game itself is a mixture of subtle pixel art, punching werewolves to death, tricky timing, and mild annoyance. Some of the werewolf-passing puzzles vexed me mightily, but overall I give it some stars out of an arbitrary total. Good job.