Link Dump Friday
With such an amazing week of free browser game releases, it's a wonder anything is left over for Link Dump Friday! Thanks to my armies of trolls, hermits, little bits of aluminum foil and people I've set on fire (you know who you are), we've come up with a nice list of games to keep your Friday from getting boring.
- QWOP - You are an Olympic runner. Using the [QWOP] keys, control your left and right calves/thight and dash your way to success. Only... I can't guarantee you'll do very much running in this game. You will, however, fall on your head a dozen different ways. With practice you can manage a decent trot, but the end result of playing QWOP is always the same: rampant hilarity.
- The Maze of Madness - A point-and-click text adventure game of sorts, Maze of Madness lets you explore and interact with a world via choice links, flavor text, and small images. All you have to do is decide what to do and then click. Surprisingly fun for such a simple idea!
- Flipside - Just released by Nitrome, Flipside is a 2D futuristic racing game with a touch of physics thrown in for flavor. Use the [arrow] keys to steer, jump, and keep your two-wheeled racer on the level, minding your momentum and avoiding obstacles (and reckless racers) in the meantime.
- Powerpool - It's like pool. On steroids. With power-ups. And stuff. It's the latest from the talented and crazy NinjaKiwi guys from Down Under. Sink all the balls without sinking the cue ball. Things get interesting with a variety of unusual balls, the likes of which you've never seen before.
- Ely - A short room escape game that's dark both thematically and in terms of a lack of lighting. Finding the light switch is a good place to start, then you're on your own in this creepy title. Probably best to keep the kids away for some parts of this game.
- Samegame Charged - From ooPixel, creators of the award-winning Gride and of Samegame Hexagonized comes another iteration of the timeless puzzle game. Click on groups of three tiles to eliminate them from the screen. When a lightning bolt piece appears, click it to destroy a whole group of circles, regardless of their color.