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Archive For February, 2009

Freeware Game Pick: I Love You (Miroslav Malesevic)

February 17, 2009 1:41 PM | Tim W.

I Love You is a 2D platformer created for increpare's friendly Love Letter Competition, a contest where participating developers will attempt to code a full game in under two weeks as a present to their loved ones. There is a puzzle near the end that might require some thought to solve, but the adventure itself is rather short and won't pose too much of a challenge for anyone to complete.

The game is intended for mature audiences only.

Name: I Love You
Developer: Miroslav Malesevic
Category: Platformer
Type: Freeware
Size: 5MB
Direct download link: Click here

Freeware Game Pick: Mind F**k (Auntie Pixelante)

February 17, 2009 9:58 AM | Michael Rose


Mind F**k is the latest odd offering from auntie pixelante. A 2-player ordeal, blocks move up the middle of the screen and add to a counter at the top. The object of the game is to hit your shift button and claim the points as your own before the other person does.

Of course you could just keep hitting it early and claiming small amounts over and over, but both players soon realise that leaving it to run for longer is the best strategy - just so long as you manage to grab them first!

Based on the idea of 'Mind Chess', it's a simple idea created with pure style.

Visit auntie's site for the download.

Browser Game Pick: Don't Soil Your Pants (Rete)

February 17, 2009 12:45 AM | Tim W.

Don't Soil Your Pants is a one-room text adventure game created by Rete, featuring multiple solutions to the same problem and a set of awards to unlock for players who are into pointless achievements.

Simply click on the prompt symbol at the lower left side of the screen and type the word play to start your quest for the throne.

Name: Don't Soil Your Pants
Developer: Rete
Category: Adventure
Type: Browser

Browser Game Pick: The Space Game (The Casual Collective)

February 16, 2009 11:18 AM | Michael Rose


The Space Game is a space-based RTS involving building up a mining base while holding back enemies.

Earlier levels see mining asteroids being the main priority, while later on surviving wave after wave of incoming attackers in the number one concern. It's simple but very polished, with a number of different modes to choose from and a variety of baddies heading your way.

Play it at the Casual Collective

Browser Game Pick: Infinite Chamber (Bulortio)

February 16, 2009 12:43 AM | Michael Rose


Infinite Chamber is a challenging little number from Bulortio. Your task is to get from one side of the playing field to the other... and then back again... and then back the other way... et al.

What starts off as a simple platformer begins to get rather more difficult after a while and it's genuinely interesting to see how far you can get. All kinds of randomly-generated obstacles get involved, including disappearing blocks, fireballs and flickering lights.

Take to the chamber and see how far you can push it.

Freeware Game Pick: Where (Mike Inel)

February 15, 2009 11:48 PM | Tim W.

Where is a small but atmospheric maze game created by Mike Inel in under three days. There is an actual way to reach your intended destination, although you will have to figure out the solution to a puzzle or two in order to get there.

The game is played using both mouse and keyboard. Use the arrow keys to move, and hold the right mouse button to fast forward the action onscreen. To download Where, click here.

Teknogames' Uberleben Updated

February 15, 2009 10:47 PM | Tim W.

Beau Blyth's hotseat multiplayer game was recently updated with two new areas (Death Star and molten), meaning that there are now four stages to play in total. It now rains in the forest level as well, a cosmetic effect that was absent in the previous version. (previous mention)

Uberleben web site

Freeware Game Pick: 30 Second Hero (UUE)

February 15, 2009 8:27 PM | Tim W.

30 Second Hero is an action RPG which consists of really short battles that require no interaction, as players race against the clock to save the kingdom from an evil wizard's wrath. As indicated by the title, you only have thirty seconds to level up your character sufficiently for the final battle, although additional time can be bought from the castle at the cost of a hundred gold pieces per increment of ten seconds. Health can also be replenished for a small sum of ten gold pieces, and there are several equipment that are on sale from the same buy screen as well.

The game is currently being remade into a PSP title called Yuusha 30.

Name: 30 Second Hero
Developer: UUE
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 1MB
Download page: Click here (direct download link)

30 Second Hero video walkthrough

Browser Game Pick: Super Mafia Land (Armor Games)

February 15, 2009 1:42 PM | Michael Rose


Armor Games have finally released the game they have been teasing us with for a while now: Super Mafia Land!

Inspired by their 'favourite game of all time', Super Mafia Land is an amusing take on the classic Super Mario Bros 2, turnip-pulling and all, but with an added Mafia storyline going on.

If you're interested, you can head over to Armor Games and give it a spin. Capiche?

Freeware Game Pick: Classic Night (Akarolls)

February 15, 2009 10:46 AM | Tim W.

ClassicNight is a strategy game with arcade elements, where players are asked to help a talking moon grow brighter by constructing utilities or buildings which give off light. Light from flowers and structures can then be collected as the main resource for upgrades or new constructions.

Though originally created by a Korean developer, the game is in English by default.

Name: Classic Night
Developer: Akarolls
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 50MB

Classic Night trailer

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