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Archive For August, 2008

Freeware Game Pick: Hikkikomori Quest

August 1, 2008 4:01 AM | Tim W.

Warning: Contains nudity and strong language.

Created by Persona, Kinuko and Paul Robertson of Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 fame, Hikkikomori Quest RPG tells the tale of a recluse who embarks on a perilous journey of self-discovery, hoping to find some form of acceptance by the society that shuns him.

Use the C key to examine objects or select options, and press the X key to access your inventory. Your home doubles as an inn, while colas function the same way as conventional potions. Progress can be saved by checking your computer or accessing the computer terminals when exploring a dungeon. Press the left alt and enter key at the same time to switch between full screen and windowed mode.

The game should take about an hour or two to complete.

Name: Hikkikomori Quest
Developer: Persona, Kinuko, Paul Robertson
Category: RPG
Type: Freeware
Size: 50MB
Direct download link: Click here

Freeware Game Pick: FIG (Arvi Teikari)

August 1, 2008 12:34 AM |


FIG is a puzzle-action game by Arvi Teikari. It is about a green-clothed guy who seeks to return to his home. In order to do this, he must collect all stars from 35 different-looking islands. The player must guide him through all the masses of traps that can be found all over the islands in order to complete the game.

You cannot affect to the guy directly during the levels. instead you must interact with the environment around the guy, and find the correct order and timing in which to click everything to complete a level. Every level also includes a secret blue star, and you get access to the 5 last levels only by collecting all these blue stars from every level. The game has also some small bonus unlockables. (forum thread)

Name: Floating Islands Game
Developer: Arvi Teikari
Category: Action-puzzle
Type: Freeware
Size: 37MB
Direct download link: Click here

Browser Game Pick: The Last Guy (SCEJ)

August 1, 2008 12:11 AM | Tim W.

The Last Guy is an upcoming PSN game where you assume the role of a personnel from the United Rescue Force, embarking on a series of missions to save citizens in each area by from giant insects, monsters and the like. The browser version allows players to sample the gameplay by using screenshots taken of any web site for the generation of a random map to explore.

The objective is to find survivors who are in hiding and direct them towards the rescue zone to save them before time runs out. Use the mouse to move around, hold the left button to run, and press the Z or X key to zoom in and out. Tap the space key to activate your thermal imaging device, which can be useful when attempting to locate clusters of civilians.

Name: The Last Guy
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Japan
Category: Action
Type: Browser

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