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Archive For February, 2008

Flash Game Pick: Treasure Seas Incorporated (Mausland Entertainment)

February 7, 2008 9:19 PM | Tim W.

Treasure Seas Inc is a treasure hunt adventure game which involves navigating a sub in treacherous depths of the vast sea to search for chests, seaweeds, and even underwater cavern maps. Press the space key to launch the sub, and use the A key to grab an object. Your progress can be saved at Mermaid's Bay, in Maka Koa Route.

Additional plating. oxygen capsules, floodlights and battery packs can be purchased from towns or village stops. Instructions are readily available to peruse at any time, making the game easily accessible even though the process of scavenging for loot does sound complicated at first.

Name: Treasure Seas Incorporated
Developer: Felix Wiesner
Category: Action
Type: Browser

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Freeware Game Pick: Electrical Bird (TUREZURE)

February 7, 2008 8:09 PM | oranda


Electrical Bird is very pretty 3D arena shooter in which you must destroy and dodge an ever increasing amount of enemies until you have met each level's kill quota.

A warning to those who get queasy easily, there is a LOT of spinning in this game.

Name: Electrical Bird
Developer: TUREZURE
Category: Arena Shooter
Size: 10.1MB
Direct download link: Click here

Indie News: February 7th

February 7, 2008 4:31 PM | Tim W.

You Found the Grappling Hook: Messhof's platformer updated with a new gameplay mode, two bonus items and an online high score table.

Shotgun Ninja: cactus' latest platformer updated with two new enemies.

Blast Miner: Cryptic Sea's action puzzler now available on GameTap as a free download. (installation instructions)

Penumbra - Black Plague: Demo for the final chapter of Frictional Games' horror FPS is now available for download. (source: RPS)

Freeware Game Pick: Gravortex (Teknogames)

February 6, 2008 7:54 AM | Tim W.

Gravortex is a short platformer by Beau Blyth consisting of twenty levels, an obvious nod to Valve's Portal with it's mix of puzzle elements requiring the use of gravity vortexes to solve.

Left click to place an entry portal, then right click to place an exit vortex. Press the space key to reset portal placements. Use the W, A, S and D keys for character movement.

Name: Gravortex
Developer: Teknogames
Category: Platform
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here

Freeware Game Pick: Arrange Numbers (Taddi)

February 5, 2008 5:56 PM | oranda


Arrange Numbers is perhaps the most brutally honest name for a game I have ever seen. You take the numbers, and you arrange them. That's it. And it's addicting as heck, almost as bad as Chain Factor (although sadly much shorter).

You clear blocks (and the numbers within them) by filling all connected blocks of the same color with the same number. Clicking on any number will allow you to drag it horizontally and vertically, but it will also drag all other numbers in that row or column. Be careful, because if you get too many of the same border color touching each other, it will be impossible to clear them due to a lack of any single number.

The game is over when there are no more possible moves.

Name: Arrange Numbers
Developer: Taddi
Category: Puzzle
Type: Freeware
Platform: Windows
Direct download link: Click here

Flash Game Pick: Samurai Movers (Takahiro Miyazawa)

February 5, 2008 5:31 PM | Tim W.

In SKT's new flash game Samurai Movers (Hikkoshi Bugyo), players have to use the catapult to fling objects in an attempt to place them at the marked locations inside the elder's house.

Left click once to start the catapult swing, then click again to release the object. If the trajectory is correct, the furniture will land right inside the building at the right spot, else the entire house could come crashing down when the angle if off by even a few degrees.

Name: Samurai Movers
Developer: Takahiro Miyazawa
Category: Puzzle
Type: Browser

Flash Game Pick: 10 Gnomes (Mateusz Skutnik)

February 5, 2008 5:21 PM | Tim W.

10 Gnomes is a short hidden object game in which players are given ten minutes to discover the location of each gnome, some cleverly hidden in small nooks and crannies found only by hovering the mouse cursor over them to reveal clickable spots.

Name: 10 Gnomes
Developer: Mateusz Skutnik
Category: Puzzle
Type: Browser

Indie News: February 4th

February 4, 2008 3:06 AM | Tim W.

Nigoro: A teaser for GR3 Project's new flash game was posted on their development journal.

Braid: Another lecture presented at the Nordic Game Jam is now available as a MP3 download from J. Blow's site.


Eurogamer: Kieron Gillen briefly reviews all of the IGF finalists. (source: GameSetWatch)

MTV News: A couple of indie games (N+, de Blob and Braid) mentioned in Multiplayer's Top 10 Under the Radar Games in 2008 article. (source: GameSetWatch)


Goo Interview: Gamasutra gives Pillowfort Games' Tommy Refenes the third degree.

Bit Blot: Curiosoft interviews Alec Holowka. (more interviews)


Kloonigames: Petri releases a new shmup.

AtomHex: Mark Incitti's upcoming arena shooter will be released this year. The new Tempest remake is a recent addition to his site. (AtomHex preview)

Space Hulk: The Allegro remake of this classic board game will be released in the first half of February.


Katakijin: Updated version for this GM hack and slash platformer now available for download.

PD Roms Coding Compo: A four color competition which started last week, and ends on March 2nd 2008.

Tormishire: New trailer for James Whitehead's upcoming platformer posted.

70 Gametap Free Games: A list of ad-supported free games offered on GameTap, supplied again by GameSetWatch.

Toribash 3.1 Released

February 3, 2008 11:03 PM | Tim W.

Toribash was recently updated to version 3.1; changes include the usual bugfixes and increased FPS performance.

Toribash 3.1 released

Game Giveaway of the Day: Mad Cars

February 3, 2008 10:37 PM | Tim W.

Game Giveaway of the Day currently has Realore Studios' Mad Cars up for free download, and according to the Retro Remakes gang it's a decent game - especially if you're a fan of the original SuperCars series. The offer is still valid for another eight hours.

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