Posts Tagged ‘YlangYlang’

Trippy, Dreamy Exploration: Gardenarium Released

Of the innumerable walk-a-explore-o-awe games I’ve played, few have entranced me as much as Gardenarium [official site]. Hand-drawn flowers and trees grow, unfurl, sway, swirl, and dance as you explore cloud lands. They’re full of strange characters too, teachers, hitch hikers, and other hand-drawn lovelies with weird things to say.

The Wild Rumpus gang showed Gardenarium in our Mild Rumpus chill-out zone at the Game Developers Conference this year. I sat watching it from within a big metal leaf for a whole day, still cussing in wonder at the animation by the day’s end. Now you too can coo, aah, and cuss at Gardenarium, as it came out yesterday on Windows, Mac, and Linux at $4.99 (£3.30-ish).

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What’s Cracking? Plingy Plongy Pair ‘Em Up Egg Boss

Eggs.

I have a few questions for you. Do you like bright colours? Do you like chill electronic music and noises? Do you like cute weird animals and the eggs they hatch from? Do you desire to fill several minutes of your existence with something pleasant? If you’ve answered yes to at least two of those questions, you might well enjoy Egg Boss. It’s a free browser-based take on ye olde pair-finding games, where you’re trying to match eggs based on the sound they make when you tap them. Some squawk, some chime, some warble, some burst static, some bubble, and it’s all very nice.

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