Advertisement

Gold Yard


(9 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
| Comments (8) | Views (78)

Gold YardHalloween is just around the corner, and Gold Yard is a great little Flash adventure game to help get in the spirit of the season. Sporting an isometric view that simulates a 3D perspective, this game puts you in the character of a large-footed Hobbit trying to escape alive from a graveyard. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard for movement, make your way around the maze of rooms and environments to collect gold, find keys, solve puzzles and avoid being killed by the ghosts and monsters.

Beginning as an experimental project in his spare time, Francesco Maisto eventually built it into a fully playable and beautiful looking Flash game, even using 3D models as the basis for much of the game's graphical elements. An excellent game from a very talented Flash artist/game designer.

Play Gold Yard

Update: Gold Yard is back! Cheers Francesco!

8 Comments

how do you get the word "isometric"? iso is a image file and metric is a system of measurement...
On a more purposful note, wierd game... there is no red key tho... i searched every room

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

isometric
Isometric is a term often used in the industry to describe games that have a fixed-view perspective, or uniformity ("iso") in dimensions ("metric").
Don't blame me, it's a kind of misnomer, I know. I didn't make it up. =)
Thanks, as always for your feedback. Oh, and I have no idea about the red key. =p

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

hmm iso is a latin stem meaning equal, so isometric would mean equal measure, so the graphics are of equal measure, so the game is as deep as it is wide, as it is long, that is u get a 3d look at an exact 45degree angle. (looking at corner of a room u would see the 3 corners at equal lengths.) hmm? thats my take on it...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Isometric implies a lack of foreshortening and vanishing point, at least on the "ground" plane. So, objects don't get smaller as they get farther away, and their height is uniform anywhere in the image/map.

Think Sim City.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I think that they should have 'lives' because I got to the well and died. This game isn't good enough to replay all those times.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

The link appears no longer to be working...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Hi,
I'm writing to say that Gold Yard did re-surface, you can now find it at the following address: Gold Yard.
It looks quite old-school now that the Flash game scene has moved on so much, but I hope people can still enjoy it!
Thanks,

Francesco

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Stephen Stagg August 12, 2007 4:32 PM

Just to correct Jake, technically, the Isometric transform implies constant foreshortening not a lack of it.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
977 Views
3 Comments
Caves Online> Johnny123 An online platform game that pits you against the "ghosts" of players who've run the course before you. Use the arrow keys to jump, dodge and collect gold as you avoid lava pits, skeletons and the ever-sliding view.  ...
394 Views
1 Comment
Primary Max> Lori.h Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox.  ...
372 Views
0 Comments
Manor Memoirs> starchild Scarlett has just moved into an old, decrepit manor, looking for inspiration for her new book. But who can write in a house that's falling apart? That's where you come in. As a seasoned interior decorator/garage sale organiser, you will do your best to raise money to renovate the old place. Manor Memoirs is a wonderfully sweet hidden-object/time management hybrid that's guaranteed to make you smile.  ...
2,725 Views
14 Comments
History Museum Escape> Dora Trapped overnight in the history museum, if you want to escape you'll need to solve puzzles and craft some pretty darned clever tools in this short but sweet game also available free for iOS and Android.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret

Browser game of the week

Gridland

Mobile game of the week

History Museum Escape

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.