June 23, 2016


Weekday Escape N°126

from Jay Is Games

Weekday Escape N°126 Games featured this week: Rainy Season; Dreams; Room15 — Here are three escape games to help cool you off if you've been dealing with a heat wave or just need some refreshment!... Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, game, ishima, pointandclick, puzzle, vitaminhana, weekday-escape, yonashi




Love Chase

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Love Chase So you just got fired and dumped by your girlfriend and need a new apartment!... Tagged as: adventure, browser, flash, free, game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



June 22, 2016


Episode 428: E3 2016 Loot Contest

from Casual Gamer Chick

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Last week, we recorded a show with Jonah on the E3 show floor, while Paul made a cameo to discuss Zelda and Lego Dimensions before leaving with the Nerd Flu.

But better yet, we have a E3 LOOT SWAG CONTEST, with a crapton of stuff to give away, including a T-shirt and an ACTUAL Loot Crate, as well as an NBA 2K17 gold Kobe Bryant coin complete with exclusive DLC for NBA 2K16.

How do you enter? Be in the continental US and listen to the podcast to learn how to win a bunch of E3 goodies.

Last week, we recorded a show with Jonah on the E3 show floor, while Paul made a cameo to discuss Zelda and Lego Dimensions before leaving with the Nerd Flu. But better yet, we have a E3 LOOT SWAG CONTEST, with a crapton of stuff to give away, including a T-shirt and an ACTUAL Loot Crate, as well as an NBA 2K17 gold Kobe Bryant coin complete with exclusive DLC for NBA 2K16. How do you enter? Be in the continental US and listen to the podcast to learn how to win a bunch of E3 goodies.



June 21, 2016


Shadowhand Developer Vlog #1

from Grey Alien Games

OK it’s time for another sneak peek at our unique RPG card game, Shadowhand!

In this Developer Vlog #1 Jake Birkett is going to show you how we took a solitaire-style mechanic and turned it into a unique turn-based combat system.

He whizzes through the story section to check out core gameplay, so that you can learn about playing cards to drive duels and how to charge your weapons. We get into the inventory system and character sheet to show you some of the cool items Shadowhand gets to equip, and how mini-deck building works for a suite of abilities. With plenty of weapons, outfits, gear (bombs and potions) and special abilities to choose from, you’ll soon get an idea of how to start to build a better highwaywoman.



June 20, 2016


Dark Dimensions: Blade Master

from Casual Game Guides

In this newest installment of the Dark Dimension series, Dark Dimensions: Blade Master,  you are out to enjoy a romantic one year anniversary celebration when things take a turn for the worse. What was supposed to be a standard celebratory occasion has turned into a life or death situation. Giving new meaning to dinner and a show, the Blade Master has a gripping mystery for you to uncover, but when you and your beloved become part of the show that’s when things get real…real scary that is! Jump in and join the mystery and see if you can uncover the culprit and the mystery behind the adventure!
 



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A Book on Procedural Content Generation

from GBGames

Sometime back, I discovered Procedural Content Generation for Games, a book about using the computer to create or help to create game content such as levels, landscapes, rules, story lines, or any number of things.

The chapters are available in PDF form on the website for free. Each corresponds with a lecture for a university course the book was designed for, so it is a bit academic. It’s also a little rough, as the point of it being released for free online is to get feedback. These chapters are drafts and not necessarily how they’ll be when officially published.

The book hasn’t been released yet in hardcover, but Amazon’s link shows it as a 2017 edition. And since textbooks are like cars (I once had an accounting textbook that said it was an edition for a year that hasn’t arrived yet), apparently it means it might be released later this year?

I don’t know. There isn’t too much current info on the book. The latest blog post announcing new chapters was from 2013, and the link to the course website is broken.

But the chapters drafts are still available, and they offer some good insight into the algorithms and approaches used in existing games such as Rogue, Spelunky, Elite, Spore, and Minecraft.

Whether you’re interested in the Mario AI framework they describe, or learning how race tracks can be generated to appeal to certain player types, or how to use L-systems and formal grammars in general to generate plants and other features of your games, you could do worse than read through this freely available resource.



June 13, 2016


The Happy Escape 11

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — The Happy Escape 11 Tesshi-e is back in a locked room again! In The Happy Escape 11, you are locked up in a music room, with nothing but music instruments and clever puzzles inside. Can you open the mouth of Mr. Hippo? Can... Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tesshi-e



June 10, 2016


Episode 427: Pre-E3 2016

from Casual Gamer Chick

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It’s that time of year again, as E3 2016 will be next week, and a whole lotta exciting stuff will be shown off from Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda and everyone else.

In fact, four of the news items are about announcements of games that’ll be highlighted at E3:

  • Xbox One is about to become even more Windows-like
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 looks set to be revealed by Rockstar at E3 2016
  • Dead Rising 4 leaks ahead of E3
  • Nintendo is showing more than just Zelda at E3 after all, but still no NX

Next week will be reports live from E3 – stay tuned!

It’s that time of year again, as E3 2016 will be next week, and a whole lotta exciting stuff will be shown off from Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda and everyone else. In fact, four of the news items are about announcements of games that’ll be highlighted at E3: Xbox One is about to become even more Windows-like Red Dead Redemption 2 looks set to be revealed by Rockstar at E3 2016 Dead Rising 4 leaks ahead of E3 Nintendo is showing more than just Zelda at E3 after all, but still no NX Next week will be reports live from E3 – stay tuned!



June 09, 2016


Chimeras: Cursed and Forgotten Walkthrough

from Casual Game Guides

Our Chimeras: Cursed and Forgotten Walkthrough is ready to guide you through your glorious vacation to Scotland. Travel through time and space attempting to save your ancestors and in turn ensuring your own existence. Sound like a daunting task? No worries, our Chimeras: Cursed and Forgotten Walkthrough is filled with clearly marked screen caps and easy to follow instructions to help you break the spell that binds and save the day!



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June 08, 2016


A Short Tale

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows — A Short Tale Ever since their terrific Forever Lost trilogy of point-and-click adventures, I've been trying to keep an eye on Glitch Games. Still, their latest adventure A Short Tale, released in February, somehow slipped under my radar. Based on the title,... Tagged as: android, download, ios, mac, pointandclick, windows



June 02, 2016


Vortex Point 7 - Waddington Swamp

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Vortex Point 7 - Waddington Swamp Events rarely unfold as you'd hope when you're stuck in a swamp, and that isn't about to change in Carmel Games' Vortex Point 7 - Waddington Swamp. If you live in the UK it probably won't have escaped your... Tagged as: adventure, browser, flash, free, game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



May 30, 2016


Fabulous: Angela's Fashion Fever Walkthrough

from Casual Game Guides

Our Fabulous – Angela’s Fashion Fever Walkthrough is bursting with insightful tips and information to help you beat the clock in this exciting time management game! Join Angela as she globe hops around the world fulfilling her fashion dreams. Travel from New York to Paris and beyond with our helpful guide as your companion; moving you to the winners circle in this fantastic fashion game!

We hope you enjoy our Fabulous – Angela’s Fashion Fever Walkthrough!



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May 26, 2016


Episode 426: Paul’s Return Part 2

from Casual Gamer Chick

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As promised, the second half of the two hour long podcast, in which there’s a long, long ramble about pop culture and potential future specials with Paul and company.

The other news items included in the podcast are:

  • 2K announces Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Nintendo NX “is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS”

The next podcast will be recorded live at E3’s show floor in two weeks – stay tuned!

As promised, the second half of the two hour long podcast, in which there’s a long, long ramble about pop culture and potential future specials with Paul and company. The other news items included in the podcast are: 2K announces Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Nintendo NX “is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS” The next podcast will be recorded live at E3’s show floor in two weeks – stay tuned!




Grim Facade: Monster in Disguise Walkthrough

from Casual Game Guides

Grim Facade: Monster in Disguise Walkthrough is ready to assist you in solving this grisly murder mystery.  Filled with colorful screen shots, step-by-step instructions and hidden object area & mini game solutions, you will close this case in no time. Supposedly the notorious serial killer is in custody, but the murders are still occurring! Is this a case of mistaken identity, a copy-cat killer, or a mystical murderer? Jump in and find out, let us help you to move along if you get stuck!

We hope you enjoy our Grim Facade: Monster in Disguise Walkthrough.
 



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May 25, 2016


Delicious: Emily's Childhood Memories Walkthrough

from Casual Game Guides

Delicious Emily’s Childhood Memories will have you racing the clock again as you join Emily at the beginning of her culinary career. For helpful tips and information look to our quick and easy guide to give you hints and goals to reach…hurry the clock is counting down!!!
 



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