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JohnBDragons, towers of shaky steel, a pink octopus, and stuffy 18th century aristocrats. No, it isn't my last family reunion (steel girders were scarce this year), it's Link Dump Friday, the happiest weekly-occurring day of the year!

  • icon_dicingdangers.gifDicing Dangers - A free browser-based MMORPG that keeps things nice and simple with a text-based interfaced sprinkled with nice-looking artwork. Exploration, quests, character management and interactions, inventory and role playing are all handled with clickable links. Its surprisingly slick interface and casual-friendly design make it worth a shot!
  • icon_bowstreetrunner.gifBow Street Runner episode 3 - The third episode in LittleLoud's mystery adventure series commissioned by Channel 4 to promote the five-part City of Vice television programs. Set in the 18th century, you play a Bow Street Runner trying to restore order to the dirty streets of old London.
  • icon_voidskipper.gifInsurgo - Similar to Tower of Goo in concept, Insurgo tasks you with building a wobbly structure as high as you can go. Move the mouse to a joint, then slide the cursor to another joint to see if it's close enough to build a connector. It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, the sky is literally the limit.
  • icon_wonderfulsear.gifWonderful Sea - A much-too-cute Japanese point-and-click adventure game with hints of an RPG. Sift through the underwater environments for items you can use to free a trapped little octopus. To use an item, simply click the icon in your inventory, then the object you want to use it on.
  • JayJIG Poker Night - Don't forget the US is now on Daylight Savings Time, which means we're playing an hour earlier than usual. When is JIG Poker Night? Saturday (4:00 PM).

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Happy easter! Remember to eat lots of chocolate-eggs!

you free the otctopus in sea of wonders by taking the stick found by using the chestnut on the seaweed in the little hole below the otctopus

Wonderful Sea was short and sweet. Am I mistaken or the japanese text at the end says "continue"? I wouldn't min playing more of those games, they're good for a 10-minute break after lunch.

Dicing Daggers is fun, but it needs some work. My biggest complaint is that there's no sense of direction. You get like one quest at a time with no hints on where to find the items you need. Your only choices are to start at your hometown and fight level 1 monsters, or wander and fight level 10. Unless I'm doing something wrong here, you're going to be grinding at the starting town for a long time. I think once the game is cleaned up a bit it will be fantastic.

Also, only being able to deposit one gold at a time? What is up with that?

I'd like to point out, the link for dicing dangers is 'ww.dicingdangers.com' instead of 'www.dicingdangers.com'. You may want to fix that, Jay.

I'm stuck on wonderful sea!

I have the:

chestnut, stick, savory fish, angler, telescope, and gold key. I gave the stuck clam to the seal, fed the dolphin, got the boat up close to me. I tried to open the chest on the boat with the gold key, but it didn't work.

If anyone could offer help, I'd be grateful.

Ginger, how did you feed the dolphin?

I got it!

ace1217:

Give it the savory fish.

Ginger, don't know if you did this or not but, use the stick on the screen where the octopus was trapped, you get a stone, use the stone on the stuck clam.

And by the way, what is the inventory spot under the stone for, and the one under the angler?

I like the idea of Bow Street Runner, but any game that depends so much on exactly matching curves with a pointing device is no good for me--maybe it's easier with a mouse than a trackball, but still, it's annoying.

extra inventory spots:

one spot is for the key, which is what you're trying to ultimately trying to get

for the other item, you need the dolphin to help you out with something the octopus left behind

wonderful sea - so easy I completed it -lol- very cute and I agree with Irene, nice for quick breaks.

Wonderful Sea was great and so cute. ^.^

Once the seal has beaten the clam with the stone it should become unstuck...oooh a pearl!

Strangely enough, I've found that Bow Street Runner is actually easier with a trackpad than a tablet.

The only sticky part of this episode, for me, was figuring out the bricks.

how can i move the octopus from the chest? should i

wake up the shark?

For once I have compleated something alone!! Wonderful Sea is a sweet little coffee break game that is (for once) quite easy. Lovely :)

I find the track-a-curve interface to not be that hard to use with a trackball. I haven't tried with a mouse.

But it's unusable with a trackpad.

mariolinamay, yes.

hint:

have you acquired a pearl yet?

Peter Hosey, maybe it's just my lack of dexterity then, but either way, I'm not looking for a game that tests my ability to stave off hand cramps. :-)

I found a bug in Bow Street Runner 3.

I got all the bonus esteem points in the game, as well as the regular, and I'm stuck in the gin shop. :( I grabbed Flannery's tools, looked through the hole, clicked on the document, looked at the gin bottle labels, and put the gin machine back together... and now I'm stuck. I can't get to the interrogation!

Ah, never mind. I forgot one piece of evidence. :) Jumped the gun there.

Bow Street Runner III was, I'd say, the easiest of the three so far - but still well within the range of not being too simple - so it was just as much fun as the previous 2 chapters.

I seemed to have a little trouble with the only scene where i had to follow the line with the mouse - I'm damn sure i did it right for about 6 times but it didn't accept it (it was a straight line, I have a good mouse and all the other such tasks I always did without a problem so I don't think it was me here either) until for like the seventh time it finally decided i was good enough :)

Well done job, I'm looking forward to chapter 4!

Irene: when I finished Wonderful Sea, I got a screen that (in Japanese) said "Perfect Ending". Possibly you got an "imperfect" ending, and that's why it said "Continue"? I ended with every item in my inventory, don't know if that makes a difference.

thank you svoight, i finished but not perfect ending!

now got perfect ending!

you need to have inventory full... get another fish, and the pearl back before entering the castle

I think I got perfect ending too, I had gotten all items back. The text I'm referring to spelled "tsuzuku" in hiragana.

Now I'm fiddling around with Insurgo, but I'm not getting the hang of it at all xD;

Where do you get the chestnut in Wonderful Sea? I can't find it.

Wonderful Sea- I must have done pretty lousy because I got this ending:

"It entered the Palace of the Sea Goddess Castle for the reward of the turtle"

It's called a chestnut in the description, but it's not. It's a puffer-fish.

Aha! You can examine items in Wonderful Sea. In fact, you can't win if you don't know that...

Hmmm... I can't read the text i see, but there is images of all the items there was in wonderful sea. Is this the perfect ending?

I don't understand how to get the pearl. The otter hit the clam shell with the stone. Nothing happened.

"I don't understand how to get the pearl. The otter hit the clam shell with the stone. Nothing happened."

Same thing happened to me - nothing happened. I've now tried every object in combination with everything else, and still nothing. I got the clam and stone back from the seal, but I can't make him take them again for a second try.

Is this a dead end - do I need to restart?

AddyMuyo:

Examine the shell in your inventory (highlight it and hit the big ? at the top).

Click the shell to open it and get the pearl inside.

the Wonderful sea creator releases a game every week.

here are the rest of the games:
http://mac.rash.jp/games/dasyutu/index.html

Was the sea chestnut in Wonderful Sea used at all?

Alas, Bow Street Runner, why must you break my heart so? This is one of those games that I absolutely love, along the same vein as 7 Noble Kinsmen, and other extremely polished and immersive BBC titles, if only it wouldn't decide to stall out on me just as I'm really getting into it.

Same thing has happened to me in all three chapters now, I get really enveloped by the game, and then I'll get to a section that refuses to load and I have to start all over again, which means I hold off for a few days so I'm not trying to run through the stuff I've seen before as fast as I can just to get back to where I was.

A really great game that has me wanting to know when the BBC is going to launch another awesome title.

I have become utterly addicted to Dicing Dangers.
There is such diversity to how you can choose to develop your character. Note that it is for folks who enjoy long-term ongoing roleplaying, like that other game with similar initials...
The quests are just one kind of challenge. If you do undertake this game read up on the info in the accompanying wiki...

http://dicingdangers.wikispaces.com/

Certain weapons and armor, etc can only be equipped if you have a certain level of Strength, Wisdom, Dexterity and/or various experience points. So it helps to have ongoing goals for your character's specialties and strengths, etc.
This not only includes fighting (Hand Combat, Archery/Ranged, Magestrike, Defence) but crucial vocational skills. Will you dabble in all of them? Or try to specialize?
The vocations have related uses, aid in battle, etc...
Scroll Making-> Spell Casting
Potion Mixing->Healing during battle or on quests
Woodcrafting -> Make items worth money

Opinions differ on which vocations are more or less useful. "Money isn't everything" is quite true in the world of Gonrah. Other items are often better currency, such as the very ingredients for potions, scrolls and woodcraft items.

One aspect that can be tiresome is the laborious portions of the game: Searching for ingredients, logging for wood, hunting for scroll elements. But chances are, if you are into role-playing enough, you will settle on one or two labors to support your character's ambitions of excellence in warfare, (incl. acquisition of weapons, armor and accouterments) and the conquest of treasures!

I'm bored and I've always wanted to make a walkthrough, so here's one for Wonderful Sea

Click the rock on the left to get the key.

Click all of the little pink things until they mold together and form the sea chestnut. Get it. Go right twice.

Use the sea chestnut on the seaweed and get the stick. Go right.

Get the telescope. Use the stick on the hole next to the octopus and click the crab to set it free.

Go left and click the fish with the eye. Keep clicking it until the school swims away and you can get the anglerfish. Get the other fish swimming in the backround too.

Go left and feed it to the dolphin. Use the telescope on the ship and click the octopus twice so it sinks the ship. Go right twice.

Click the dolphin. Get the little blue stone.
Go right and click on the boulder. Go inside and use the anglerfish to see. Get the closed up oyster.

Get outta there and go left 3 times. Give the stone and the oyster to the seal, and click the seal. Get the oyster and open it to get the pearl. Go back to the shark screen.

Open up the other oyster and place the pearl in there. Click the pearl and wake up the shark. Click and follow the shark until you get to the octopus, which he'll scare away.

You can use the key to open the chest and get the other key. Use this key on the palace doors.

You win! That was easy!

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