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Archive For October, 2007

Rorschach

October 30, 2007 1:27 PM | Tim W.

Warning: Contains nudity, strong language, and graphic scenes.

Rorschach is an adventure game for PC and PSP in which you play the role of a detective called to an asylum where the chief doctor has been brutally murdered. The asylum is filled with suspects withholding the information you need, but in Rorschach there are no predefined questions. Everything that is said can also be used as a question on any person in the game. You'll need to make friends, manipulate and confront people to find their dark secrets and only then will you be able to find out who the murderer is and why he did it. [thanks to Jens Bergensten]

Name: Rorschach
Developer: Collecting Smiles
Category: Adventure
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
Direct download link: Click here

Storm Assault

October 30, 2007 1:26 PM | Tim W.

Storm Assault is a horizontal shooter consisting of several boss fights, made by the Storm Project development team in tribute to Konami's early Gradius releases. Hold the Z key to shoot, and press the X key to choose a weapon upgrade.

An option configuration file can be used to set the resolution and alternate between windowed or full screen mode.

Name: Storm Assault
Developer: Storm Project
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 20MB
Direct download link: Click here

Super Mogura Tennis

October 30, 2007 1:11 PM | Tim W.

Super Mogura Tennis is a new tennis simulator by Krobon Station, a development team known for their eccentric horizontal shooter series made in the style of Parodius.

The Z, X and C keys are mapped to standard shots, smashes and special moves. Press down, then up and Z to make a lob. Execute volleys or drop shots by tapping the down cursor key twice before pressing Z. The blue gauge must be full before a special move can be initiated.

Your concentration is reduced quickly when attempting returning a smash. Without concentration, the general play does not slow down and returning an opponent's shot could be very difficult.

Only two playable characters and one type of court can be accessed in this demo. Also requires a decent hardware to run at a consistent speed.

Name: Super Mogura Tennis
Developer: Krobon Station
Category: Arcade
Type: Demo
Size: 30MB
Download link: Click here

Dwarf Fortress Update

October 30, 2007 1:09 PM | Tim W.

The latest version for Dwarf Fortress is out.

Download it here
Direct download link

Goo - Orange Mapping

October 30, 2007 12:28 PM | Tim W.


'This is a test of a technique I call Orange Mapping to render a Mercury Skin. Orange mapping is basically a way to additively blend when rendering dynamic height maps that prevents capping at 1.0.'

Constellation

October 30, 2007 12:11 PM | Tim W.


Constellation by Jun Fujiki, designer of the upcoming PS3 release Echochrome. (requires Java installed to run)

Twister

October 29, 2007 3:03 PM | Tim W.

The objective in Twister is to destroy the objects indicated on the upper left of the screen. Doing so will award the player with bonus points and additional health.

The type of object to destroy will change from phase to phase. Hold the mouse cursor over any location to make the twister move towards it. Clear five different modes to advance a level.

Name: Twister
Developer: Gray Poyda
Category: Arcade
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here

Elebest

October 29, 2007 12:02 PM | Tim W.

Elebest is a decent Diner Dash clone by Square Enix, in which tables are replaced with elevators and kitchens substituted with buildings. The aim of the game is to place people into elevators and sending them to the floors they wish to arrive at, usually indicated by the color of their clothes. A time limit is shown on the top left of the screen, and players should avoid having a crowded lobby or the game will end.

Certain stations such as a cafe can be used to temporary clear the lobby a little. Bonus points are awarded when more than one passenger arrives on each floor, achieved by grouping a number of them dressed in similar colors into the same elevator. Watch out for men dressed in black, because they do not mix with the crowd and prefers riding the elevator alone if possible.

Six stages in total.

Name: Elebest
Developer: Square Enix
Category: Puzzle
Type: Browser

- how to access Elebest from the Kore Domino game page
- download video, right click to save

Pac-Maso

October 29, 2007 11:40 AM | Tim W.

Pac-Maso is a flash game banner not unlike Babarageo's STG Banner, but featuring our lovable pellet-gobbling pal from Namco's well-known franchise.

Click on any of the three corridors to switch, and collect power pellets for temporary vulnerability.

Name: Pac-Maso
Developer: Yoshio Ishii
Category: Arcade
Type: Browser

Stopple

October 29, 2007 11:39 AM | Tim W.

Stopple is a DirectX remake of Bloxorz, created by Rupert Hawkes with full permission from the original author Damien Clarke. The objective of the game is basically to get a piece of block to fall through a square hole at the end of each stage, all the while trying to avoid falling off the edges.

The player will be introduced to switches, bridges, tiles which responds to different pressures and even teleporters to complicate matters. Later on, smaller blocks are introduced to increase the overall difficulty of each puzzle.

There are thirty-three stages to complete.

Name: Stopple
Developer: Boiled Sweets
Category: Puzzle
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
Direct download link: Click here

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