February 13, 2016


Monkey GO Happy Hearts

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Monkey GO Happy Hearts Do you have a special simian of your own? The monkeys in this cute point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids need your help to track down the three hearts hidden in each stage. The difficulty is low, but it's a fun Valentine's treat for everyone. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, monkeygohappy, pencilkids, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



February 12, 2016


Nyctophilia

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — Nyctophilia You can move away from people, you can lock yourself inside to escape from nature, but you can't never escape what's in your head in this free indie adventure thriller where an old house begins to change itself around you. Tagged as: adventure, catinjargames, download, free, game, indie, linux, mac, rating-o, windows



February 11, 2016


Chocolate Shop Escape

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Javascript/HTML5 — Chocolate Shop Escape Chocolala Studios serves up a short and sweet escape game that traps you in a trendy chocolate shop. A handful of puzzles with some clever clues that might need a second look makes for a game that doesn't overstay its welcome. Tagged as: browser, chocolalastudio, escape, free, game, html5, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g




Episode 412: Eaten By Ewoks

from Casual Gamer Chick

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This episode sees the debut of a new co-host, videogame writer T.J. Denzer, who joins Jonah Falcon and Scott Dirk for this long episode, discussing Star Wars, spoilers, and other news that didn’t make the cut. This week also has the first Gaming Flashback in over a year, taking a look at The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

This week’s news includes:

Question of the Week: “What is your favorite strategy game?”

This episode sees the debut of a new co-host, videogame writer T.J. Denzer, who joins Jonah Falcon and Scott Dirk for this long episode, discussing Star Wars, spoilers, and other news that didn’t make the cut. This week also has the first Gaming Flashback in over a year, taking a look at The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This week’s news includes: Mac and Linux versions of Batman: Arkham Knight canceled 22 year old eSports FIFA gamer signed by professional football club Nintendo cancels sleep tracking device Ant Simulator canceled after business partners spent money on booze and strippers Question of the Week: “What is your favorite strategy game?”



February 10, 2016


Feature Focus: Labyrinths of the World: Changing the Past

from Casual Game Guides

Explore the past in this climactic hidden objects escapade Labyrinths of the World: Changing the Past . Peter is spiraling out of control and his reputation, loyalties, and life are all at stake. Only you can help him to recover, but will he push you too far and will it cost you the ultimate price? Only time will tell! Jump in if you dare because with Labyrinths of the World: Changing the Past your time is running out!
 



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Blacksmith Lab

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — Blacksmith Lab Mine ore. Turn it into weapons and armor. Sell it for a profit, then upgrade. AumGames delivers a simple but stylish clicker game with a medieval theme that's available in your browser, or free for iOS and Android. Tagged as: android, aumgames, browser, flash, free, game, idle, incremental, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, playthis, rating-g, simpleidea, simulation, tablet, webtoy




Weekday Escape N°114

from Jay Is Games

Weekday Escape N°114 Games featured this week: Wood Art; Bonno Escape 1; Botoriumu — This week on Weekday Escape! Sarameya may have you locked up, but you'll definitely never run out of oxygen! You might not know what's happening with Nagamochi Games, but it's definitely cute. And Vitamin Hana has the way to freedom hidden behind some arts and crafts, so roll up your sleeves. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, game, nagamochigames, pointandclick, puzzle, sarameya, vitaminhana, weekday-escape



February 09, 2016


The Gatekeeper

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — The Gatekeeper Matthew's about to take over the family business after his grandmother's death... ghost hunting. In this spooky (but not that scary) short point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, trap an evil ghost inside a haunted hotel. Tagged as: adventure, browser, carmelgames, flash, free, game, horror, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y




Cookie Clicker 2.0

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Javascript — Cookie Clicker 2.0 Remember wildly addictive incremental idle game Cookie Clicker? Version 2.0 has just hit, bringing with it new buildings, a retooled ascension tree, special features, and much, much more. Get baking, but don't make the grannies angry... Tagged as: achievements, browser, free, game, idle, incremental, javascript, orteil, rating-y, simpleidea, simulation, upgrades, webtoy




Free: Amazon Lumberyard

from Jay Is Games

Free: Amazon Lumberyard Now free and in Beta, Amazon's new powerful Lumberyard game engine, based on CryEngine, can be downloaded by anyone to make games for PC and console, with mobile and VR support coming soon. With no fees, a ton of special features, and a library of tutorials already available, it's got a ton of potential. Tagged as: amazon, blog, developers, free, software, tools, windows



February 08, 2016


OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android — OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo Free for Android and iOS, Cartoon Network serves up a joyfully bizarre brawler as you play eager, punch-minded boy K.O. struggling to help rebuild his shopping center after it's destroyed following a scheme by the wicked Lord Boxman. Tagged as: action, android, brawler, cartoonnetwork, doublestallion, fighting, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, rating-y, tablet




The Hunt

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — The Hunt You're on the hunt for a legendary demon that's bespelled the woods and all within them in this creepy point-and-click adventure. A short game with superb atmosphere sadly marred by frustrating pixel hunting. Tagged as: adventure, browser, flash, free, game, horror, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, runningzombie



February 07, 2016


The Great Underground

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Android — The Great Underground Precious gems, minerals and rare fossils are waiting under the earth for you to bring to light and redeem them in this beautiful, cozy adventure role-playing game with survival elements for Android. Tagged as: adventure, android, demo, game, greatforeststudio, microtransactions, mobile, rating-y, rpg, tablet



February 06, 2016


Arc of Templar

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Arc of Templar Goody Gameworks serves up a solid if grindy little defensive shooter as you take control of a Templar trying to clear a castle full of demons. Blast away, upgrade and unlock new skills, recruit heroes, and maybe drop a chandelier or three. Tagged as: action, browser, defense, flash, free, game, goodygameworks, rating-g, upgrades




Coloruid

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Coloruid You've got yourself some sets of squares and they are all different colours. What you have to do is paint them so that they are monochrome in the end. Sounds easy? Then try doing it in a limited number of moves and while they're all shaking like crazy. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, puzzle, rating-g



February 05, 2016


Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Windows — Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist Boyle wanted to rule the world... but that didn't pan out so well, and three years later he's sulking in a town filled with other retired villains. But when a strange mist threatens the world (and his dog), he may have to become a hero... whether he likes it or not. A fabulously fun and cheeky indie RPG with plenty of humour and gameplay. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, amaranthgames, bigfishgames, casual, demo, download, fantasy, game, indie, rating-y, rpg, windows




Room 12

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Room 12 Ichima's got you trapped in a quaint little room. But to escape, you'll have to learn that there's more than meets the eye. You'll have to be clever and observant... and, unfortunately, do a little bit of pixel hunting. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, ichima, japanese, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



February 04, 2016


Deep Underground

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Deep Underground When some researchers get lost in large cave it's up to you to fly in and get them out safely, as well as collect those sweet sweet gold coins and make your mark on this cavern that no one will forget any time soon in this action-packed game. Tagged as: achievements, action, bengamen, browser, flash, free, game, physics, puzzle, rating-y, shooter



February 03, 2016


Tempala

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Tempala You've almost caught it... the mythical Tempala! But it's raced inside a temple full of deadly traps, fire, monsters and more... not that you're going to let that stop you from your goal in this cheeky cartoonish action game. Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, guy, playthis, rating-o, suvrik




Magical Sphere 2

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Magical Sphere 2 Bianco-Bianco delivers a short but happily weird escape game with two endings. Trapped in a room with some strange artifacts and mysterious boxes, will you be able to find a way out? Tagged as: biancobianco, browser, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g




Global Game Jam 2016 Highlights

from Jay Is Games

Global Game Jam 2016 Highlights Games featured this week: Quotidian; The Test; Symmetry; Kromgar the Wedding Planner; The Cloister — What can you do in only three days? In 2016 from January 29th to 31st, a staggering 36,000 developers came together to create nearly 7000 games themed around "ritual" for Global Game Jam. Here are just a few of them, playable in your browser! Tagged as: blog, browser, free, game, globalgamejam




Weekday Escape N°113

from Jay Is Games

Weekday Escape N°113 Games featured this week: Prepare for the Vacation; Stains and the Giant; Escape the Car HD — This week on Weekday Escape! Esklavos sends you flying high to deal with a giant with the help of a puppy with a... concerning name. MayMay thinks you deserve a vacation, but you'll have to earn it. And Afro Ninja serves up a remake of a game that's a little long in the tooth with shiny new graphics. Tagged as: afroninja, blog, browser, escape, esklavos, free, game, maymay, pointandclick, puzzle, weekday-escape



February 02, 2016


Delicious: Emily's Hopes and Fears Walkthrough

from Casual Game Guides

Our Delicious Emily's Hopes & Fears Walkthrough will be a valuable resource to you as you set forth to help our favorite family, the O'Malleys, in their latest culinary adventure. Rely on our detailed instructions, custom screenshots, and helpful tips for all 90 levels to help find the magic flower that will cure baby Paige of her terrible illness. 
 



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New Pretty Good Solitaire for Windows version 16 with 900 Games!

from A Shareware Life

A new version of Pretty Good Solitaire for Windows is now available!

Version 16.0 is available for download from http://www.goodsol.com/download.html.

Version 16.0 contains 20 new games, bringing the total number of games to 900.

-- The 20 new games are Acute Triangle, Chatham, Cloud Nine, Easy Street, Empire Spider, Feisty Fifteens, Fortress Moat, Guildford, King of Egypt, Klondike Deal 2, Knitting Pairs, Reveillion, Scorpion Row, Seven Saints, Shaula, Spidike Light, Squares and Pairs, Thirteen Out, Volga, and Yukon Twice.

-- There are two new larger card sizes, bringing the total number of card sizes to 7.  These new sizes are called Huge and Gargantua and will only be available in large screen resolutions, such as over 1600 pixels horizontally for the Huge size and over 2000 for the Gargantua size.  These card sizes are especially for large monitors or new high resolution Windows 10 devices.

-- The Favorites functionality has been changed so that you can unfavorite a game from the Game menu as well as favorite it.  In addition, when you move the game from one computer to another, the favorites will now move along with all of the other settings and data in the game's data folder.

-- There are several new larger font sizes on the main screen list of games to make showing the list of games better.  To change the main screen font size, go to the Options menu on the main screen or click on the club suit icon to cycle through all the card sizes.

-- Several screens have been made larger to look better in higher resolutions, such as the statistics screen and the game winning screen,

-- This is the first version actually developed in Windows 10, so there are a lot of small changes to make the game work better in Windows 10.  Of course, it still works in earlier versions of Windows going back to the old Windows XP.

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TO DOWNLOAD
You can download Pretty Good Solitaire version 16.0 from http://www.goodsol.com/download.html . Or, if you have a previous version installed, you can run the game, go to the Internet menu, and select "Download Latest Version".  Be sure to exit the game before you install.

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UPGRADES
Pretty Good Solitaire version 16.0 is a free update for those who originally ordered version 14 (ordered after February 9, 2013) or those who paid for an upgrade since that time. However, it is not a free upgrade for those who originally ordered version 13 or earlier.

If you registration code begins with "43", "46", "2g", "2d", or "2a", version 16 is a free update. Otherwise, it is not. If your registration code starts with "42"  or
"2r", version 15 was a free upgrade but version 16 is not.

Full details on upgrading are at http://www.goodsol.com/upgrade.html. Upgrades are still only US$11.95 and are vital to keep us going to make Pretty Good Solitaire better. Note that we always keep some older versions available at http://www.goodsol.com/downloadpre.html for those who prefer not to upgrade.

If you have lost your code and need to type it in again, you can request that your registration code be sent to you again from http://www.goodsol.com/regusers.html.

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TO ORDER
Pretty Good Solitaire version 16.0 is US$24.95 for immediate electronic delivery.  If you want an additional CD, there is an option to add $9.95 shipping for a CD. In addition to installing the basic game, the CD also installs all of the currently available extra card sets.

You can order online from http://www.goodsol.com/order.html using major credit cards, PayPal, or Amazon payments.

 




Castaway Paradise

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows — Castaway Paradise Available free to play on iOS and Android, or for a flat fee on Steam, this adorable indie casual island sim gives you a place to kick back with as you help the town grow around you. Perform quests. Catch bugs. Build a museum. Plant crops and flowers. All this and more await you in a cheery little Animal Crossing-alike that's fun for all ages. Tagged as: adventure, android, download, game, indie, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mac, microtransactions, mobile, rating-g, simulation, stolencouchgames, tablet, windows



February 01, 2016


Greenlight – Arizona Rose and the Pirates’ Riddles

from Anawiki

Arizona RoseWe’re trying to bring one of our most successful games, Arizona Rose and the Pirates’ Riddles, to a larger audience. Steam is a digital game distribution platform, providing convenient access to games to millions of users, and Greenlight is a way for game fans to decide which games get onto Steam. We need your help to make that happen, so if you’re a fan of our games and would like to see Arizona brought to a larger audience, your vote would be greatly appreciated.

You can vote YES here: Steam Greenlight – Arizona Rose and the Pirates’ Riddles

Arizona Rose: humble antique collector, or treasure-hunter extraordinaire? While shopping for exotic antiques, Arizona stumbles across some old maps, which turn out to hold the key to Blackbeard’s lost treasures! But the treasures’ locations are concealed by a clever code, and Arizona needs your help to crack it.




Wheely 7: Detective

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Wheely 7: Detective When the bank is robbed, Pegas Games' little red car Wheely is on the case! Figure out what to click on in each level and how to clear a safe way forward as he chases the criminals across town and tries to bring them to justice! Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, pegasgames, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g




Legends of Solitaire: Curse of the Dragons

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows — Legends of Solitaire: Curse of the Dragons Want to go on an epic quest but don't care for FPS, RPG and other strange abbreviations? Here's some fantasy-themed solitaire! Your land is in trouble, and you must find heroes from all four corners of the kingdom to defeat a horde of pillaging dragons, all through the magic of playing cards. Tagged as: affiliate, bigfishgames, card, casual, demo, download, fantasy, game, mac, puzzle, rating-g, solitaire, strategy, therevillsgames, windows




Interview with Scott Anderson of Sledgehammer Games

from GBGames

Scott “Impossible” Anderson is an engineer at Sledgehammer Games, having worked on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and was recently interviewed at We Are Game Devs, a site that highlights the various unsung and underrepresented talent who help create some of the fastest growing interactive entertainment on the planet.

Aside from his day-to-day responsibilities and advice for people who want to learn how to be programmers, he talked about his time as an indie game developer.

He touched on being part of Chicago’s early indie game development scene before his time as co-founder of Enemy Airship, working with Steve Swink on Shadow Physics.

And did that bring back memories!

I remember going to the Chicago Indie Game Dev meetings and Chicago-chapter IGDA meetings starting back in 2005. Reading my blog posts from that time is kind of embarrassing, but I guess that means I have grown.

Back then, Anderson was part of the duo that was Maw!soft, and I remember him as one of the key fixtures in the scene. If there was a game developer event in town, he was likely to be there.

During those years, he always had advice to share, a lot of which I ignored at my own peril, such as his comments on my goal for trying to use the IGF submission deadline as my project’s deadline or that I should release early and often with quick prototypes to find the fun.

I always enjoyed our meet-ups because if there was a fun idea to discuss, it was probably his, such as what a casual FPS would look like.

I hadn’t been keeping track of what the members of the old indie scene have been doing, but every so often I’d see Anderson’s name pop up in industry news, usually with me thinking, “Oh, I didn’t know he was doing that now.”

And now it sounds like Anderson will be working for Funomena soon?

Good luck, Impossible!



January 31, 2016


Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome 2

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome 2 I.C.S or Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome is one heck of a syndrome. Stand in direct sunlight for too long and poof! Up you go in flames. With this kind of disease it would seem it would be best to stay inside with your favorite game system and spend your days in the dark. But our little hero doesn't have it so lucky in this fast-paced platformer. Tagged as: achievements, action, browser, flash, free, game, highdifficulty, knight52, miroko, platform, puzzle, rating-y, retro



January 30, 2016


Strange Magic Escape

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Strange Magic Escape Created by Eric Vaughan, this escape game lives up to its name, as you find yourself trapped in a small room. To get out, you'll need to look at things carefully and solve some clever puzzles. Just make sure you stick around for the end! Tagged as: browser, escape, evaughan, flash, free, game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



January 29, 2016


Mystery Trackers: Paxton Creek Avenger

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows — Mystery Trackers: Paxton Creek Avenger When a madman with a vendetta against the Mystery Trackers attacks the opera house and absconds with the leader's daughter, saving her is only the beginning as you track him down in this easy but campy and fun hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, bigfishgames, casual, collectorsedition, demo, download, elephantgames, game, hiddenobject, mac, mysterytrackers, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, windows




Twofold Inc

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android — Twofold Inc In this addictive puzzle game from the creator of rymdkapsel, match lines of unbroken coloured tiles to fulfill batches of requests without running out of lives. Sound simple? Well, it may be easy to pick up, but this clever and stylish game for Android and iOS will satisfy any fan of strategic puzzles. Tagged as: android, arcade, game, grapefrukt, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, math, mobile, puzzle, rating-g, simpleidea, tablet




New Pretty Good Solitaire Coming Soon!

from A Shareware Life




Girl's Room No. 17: Hair Clip

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Girl's Room No. 17: Hair Clip Funkyland is still helping us get ready to go out, and in this installment of the popular, frilly escape series, we'll have to solve some cute and clever puzzles to find a total of five hair clips hidden throughout the room before we can leave. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g




Episode 411: We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

from Casual Gamer Chick

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This podcast is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, but there’s plenty of banter between Jonah and Scott, and 30 minutes of the podcast were removed to be aired as an outtakes at some point. Oh, and there’s plenty of cursing and NSFW content in this particular podcast, so be warned.

The news includes:

  • Starbreeze announces it’ll build a VR arcade venue in Los Angeles
  • Mighty No. 9 unexpectedly delayed by Comcept
  • Nintendo NX set to be new face of Nintendo with busy 2016 planned
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s World pulled from Steam

Let us know what you think.

This podcast is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, but there’s plenty of banter between Jonah and Scott, and 30 minutes of the podcast were removed to be aired as an outtakes at some point. Oh, and there’s plenty of cursing and NSFW content in this particular podcast, so be warned. The news includes: Starbreeze announces it’ll build a VR arcade venue in Los Angeles Mighty No. 9 unexpectedly delayed by Comcept Nintendo NX set to be new face of Nintendo with busy 2016 planned Five Nights at Freddy’s World pulled from Steam Let us know what you think.



January 28, 2016


The Splitting: Chapter 1

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — The Splitting: Chapter 1 Waking up from a strange dream to find his reflection gone, the hero in this mysterious adventure tumbles through his mirror to find himself on the other side in a world that seems very like his own. Tagged as: adventure, browser, fireberrystudio, flash, free, game, mystery, puzzle, rating-g



January 27, 2016


Crashlands

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows — Crashlands Flux and her companion JuiceBox are just on their way to deliver some packages when their ship gets destroyed by a giant floating purple space head. Now they're stranded on an alien world, and they'll need to build, bash, and craft their way is they want to get home... as well as deal with the villain himself. A bizarre and fantastically funny indie action adventure with crossplatform play for desktop or Android and iOS that's worth every penny. Tagged as: action, adventure, android, butterscotchshenanigans, crafting, crossplatform, download, game, indie, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mac, mobile, rating-y, rpg, scifi, tablet, windows




Weekday Escape N°112

from Jay Is Games

Weekday Escape N°112 Games featured this week: Give Me Everything; Afternoon Tea; Escape With the Fire Dragon — This week on Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana locks you up with a creepy little companion who demands you satisfy her before you can leave. Primera may have trapped you, but there are some refreshments to be had. And Nagamochi Games locks you up with a dragon!... a very cute one that's under glass. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, game, nagamochigames, pointandclick, primera, puzzle, vitaminhana, weekday-escape




The CountDown Begins

from A Shareware Life



January 26, 2016


Play Balcony Solitaire Online

from A Shareware Life




Utopix

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — Utopix Also available for Android and iOS, this puzzle game needs you to match the colours and tiles of the playing field to the grid on the left, but with limited moves and increasingly more elaborate stages, the 200 included levels (not to mention the included level editor to make, share, and play your own within the game) will take you time to topple. Tagged as: akkad, android, browser, crossplatform, facebook, flash, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, leveleditor, mobile, puzzle, rating-g, tablet




Miro Clue

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Miro Clue TomaTea takes an artsy approach to this very blue escape game, with a whole host of locked doors, puzzle pieces, and some seriously tricky clues. You'll need to pay close attention to your surroundings if you want to find a way out! Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tomatea



January 25, 2016


Super Dangerous Dungeons

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — Super Dangerous Dungeons Our famous thief... er, um, treasure hunter is back to try again in this action-packed platformer! Super Dangerous Dungeons has some old, some new, and a much tighter control system that will have you rage quitting purely because of the difficulty and not any flighty controls. Also available for Android and iOS! Tagged as: action, adventureislands, android, browser, flash, free, game, highdifficulty, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, platform, rating-y, tablet




Puppy Stew

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Puppy Stew Discovering your neighbor is a witch is hard enough. Finding out she's planning on making puppy stew is enough to make the weakhearted faint. Thankfully this Witch also fills up on the tears of defeat of her neighbor Vila. With the promise of one puppy per win can you claim the title of champion of the Witch Games in this puzzle platformer? Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, jleingang, minigames, pixelart, platform, puzzle, rating-g, sports




The Systems Design of Tharsis

from GBGames

Zach Gage of Choice Provisions was the System Designer of Tharsis, a turn-based space strategy game involving dice and cannibalism.

Dice? Many video games involve random number generators, and some games such as Roguelikes use random numbers inspired by dice used in Dungeons & Dragons.

But Tharsis doesn’t just use random numbers to dictate results. It allows the player to roll simulated dice, then make decisions based on the results.

In this YouTube video, Gage explains his thinking behind the design of the systems of Tharsis and how the roll of the dice results in tense situations for the player:

And if you’re not familiar with Tharsis, here’s a tutorial video that explains how it works, giving some context to the previous behind-the-scenes video:

Although the Indie MEGABOOTH Tharsis page mentions it is supposed to be available for GNU/Linux, the Steam forums indicate that there are no current plans for a port, which is too bad. B-(



January 24, 2016


Mica: Apoptosis

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows — Mica: Apoptosis Mica: Apoptosis is a free indie horror adventure told from three different points of view of our main heroes. Each one seems so vastly different from the other yet it seems their lives are fated to intertwine. But are these heroes we are watching be born or villains? Though only the first few chapters are available now, more are coming soon! Tagged as: adventure, download, free, game, horror, indie, mac, rating-o, rpgmaker, soyasushiproductions, windows




Forgotten Hill: Fall

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Forgotten Hill: Fall Why is it that whenever the protagonist's car breaks down in the middle of the night they go to the only house with no lights on? And then they just invite themselves inside as if they owned the place. Serves them right when the door snaps closed behind them. This point-and-click horror escape game has you in such a predicament, but even a rude person like yourself doesn't deserve what's awaiting you in this house. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, fmstudios, free, game, horror, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o



January 23, 2016


Imperil

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Imperil When the world relies on one hero to save them all from a terrible beast you had better hope he's got more to his arsenal than just jumping and swinging his weapon. Well, that's all this one has got, but in this action-packed puzzle platformer some helpful creatures show him some new powers that will help him bring hope and light back to his people. Tagged as: action, browser, eswahn, flash, free, game, hsahlin, platform, puzzle, rating-y, retro




Alice House 2 No.06: Humpty Dumpty

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Alice House 2 No.06: Humpty Dumpty Funkyland serves up another installment in this popular escape game series that blends just the right amount of whimsy and puzzles as you search for five items bearing the image of Humpty Dumpty to reveal a way out of this courtyard. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g