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Weekend Download

JohnBAlong with our usual smattering of games, this week we're featuring one of the games from the recent Toronto Independent Game Development Jam (TOJam), a three day gathering of game makers held every year to inspire creative ideas. Be sure to check out all of the TOJam entries for more experimental gaming goodness!

agameaboutbouncing.jpga game about bouncing (Windows, 2MB, free) - Part of the third annual TOJam gathering, a game about bouncing walked away with the top people's choice award, and for good reason. Not only is there a lot of bouncing to be had, the game is also about about physics, missiles, and maybe a little abstract art. Using the mouse (or a dual analog controller, which is better), grab onto bumpers to bounce off of them to careen around the stage. Bumpers might get angry if you lock onto them, however, and fire a missile that can only be avoided by dashing.

atomicworm.jpgAtomic Worm (Windows, 5.4MB, free) - A beefed-up Snake-type game where you control a worm with the mouse collecting flowers of different types from the game grid. The usual rule against crashing into yourself still applies, but now you can stack up rows of like-shaped flowers to shorten your tail and open a portal to the next level. A great update to an old classic!

boondog.gifBoondog (Windows/Linux, 1.2MB, free) - A great puzzle platformer in the vein of the classic Prince of Persia games. Use basic acrobatic skills to jump, grab onto ledges and push objects around the screen to clear a path to the teleporter at the end. Boondog manages to grab that retro feel without being too frustrating or difficult to play. Take a few minutes to get used to the controls, then enjoy loads of gaming goodness.

gplus.jpgG:plus (Windows/Mac, 8MB, free) - A stylish experimental shooter of a different kind, your ship runs in a constant orbit behind a string of indestructible projectiles. As enemies spawn in the circle, use the [up] and [down] arrow keys to increase or decrease your orbit, being careful to let your bullets touch the foes first.

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Boondog is great so far, and I'm only up to the second level! In addition to the Prince of Persia games, I'm also reminded of 1213 by Yahtzee. Remind me to put in a game suggestion about those.

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I think boondog is the best game in this edition of weekend download. it has this unique game style that makes it addicting.

i'm stuck now on lvl 7 of the factory pack.
please help :(

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@pufje:

Here's a tip:

start from the top and work your way down.

Anyway, right now I'm stuck on level 9... I don't know how to get down without

somehow touching the lasers. Is it just insanely precise timing, or is there a more safe way?

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fuzzyface Author Profile Page July 27, 2008 4:40 PM

Boondog, who would have though I would ever see "Prince of Persia in Tactics Mode", this sure is a welcome surprise. I like it.

Altough I consider the controls are somehow quite counter-intuative, maybe it needs more time to get used to. When I would change something at this game, it would be the controls... Altough I hardly can't remember 15 years back, but it might be this actually were the prince of persia controlls...

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Meh, the Boondog-controls are way too sensitive for me. I just tap down, and bam, he gets down to hang from the wall, and drops, and dies. The seventh time? After backtracking through the entire level eight times. Or something like that.
Those controls really kill the game for me :(

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@Ben

I'm sure you've figured out level 9 by now, however if not...

When going down try jumping sideways from the crouched position on the platform above. It will leave you standing on the next one down so you dont have to worry insane timing or your feet being lazered!

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