Weekend Download №81


| Comments (4) | Views (5)

Weekend Download

AdamBThis week, word skills and paint skills will go head to head in a dazzling array of visual and wordy deliciousness. In the left corner we have the book smarts, with knowledge of words and quick thinking. In the other corner, painting, featuring brushes, stamps and a burning desire to see a creative vision realized. It's the author vs. the auteur in this weeks... Weekend Download.

cubaletra.gifCuba Letra (Windows, 11.4MB, free) - Athough its not the most visually appealing game ever made, this highly addictive word game rests comfortably on the attributes it does have, namely the ability to encourage you to create longer words. Imagine Bookworm meets Bust-a-Move, where letters snake around a path heading towards the game-ending black hole at the other side. Use those letters to spell words and you'll stay in the game. The creation of extended words such as "meanwhile" "creation" and "extended" will earn you extra lives, bonus points, multipliers and special letters. Attempting to use simple words like "use" "words" and "like" will gain you points, but they also create glowing red letters that drop more letters onto the track, forcing everything along at a faster pace.

tuxpaint.gifTux Paint (Mac/Win/Linux, 9.3MB, free) - And speaking of visual appeal, here is a paint program for children, allowing them to create visual masterpieces without the hassle of actual paint, paint stains, wash rinse cycles or high-quality carpet cleaners! Children are always clambering at the computer wanting to 'help out'. With a couple of tweaks in the handy configuration tool, this program can be set to run full screen and without any easy way to quit the program (Alt+F4 still works) allowing the child to create freely without accidentally clicking through to a sensitive part of your computer's files. The drawback, it seems, is that using the keyboard has little effect. Your child will have to be of an age where mouse-skills are already present in order to take full advantage of the program. Of course, the hardest part is sharing the game, and not just playing with it by yourself because its that fun.

4 Comments

Dan Someone Author Profile Page April 11, 2009 12:31 PM

Cuba Letra looks like it might be fun... if the download ever finishes. Currently coming through at a blistering 15 KB/sec. Is it a mad rush from JiG that's clogging Charlie Dog's pipes, or do they just not have a reasonable sized pipe? *sigh*

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

When I downloaded cuba letra, I don't recall it taking too long. On the other hand, I end up downloading so much these days I have stopped paying attention.

It is worth it though, if you like word games. I have to admit that this is the first word game that has given me a good challenge in a long time.

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

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it only took about 6 minutes.

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

Hi Dan,

Sorry the download was slow. I hope it completed eventually? I always test the download works and usually I get a good speed. I'm at the mercy of my service provider though and because I release all my games for free I can't afford expensive hosting services. usually my games end up being hosted by other portals anyway so that tends to speed things up.

I hope you enjoy the game and please remember to upload your high score to the online table!

regards,

tony

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)
149 Views
0 Comments
Helix> Dora Need a challenging but clever arcade game? Fire up Michael Brough's iOS gem, where you need to move fast to encircle enemies to destroy them on a playing field that's full of constantly evolving foes. Getting a high score here is a definite accomplishment in a world of one-hit KOs.  ...
Find the Escape-Men Part 121: Appetite for Fall Food> Dora You and your friend were enjoying a day at the fall festival when they vanished, and after finding them you discover they've gotten themselves trapped in the bathroom, thus providing you ample teasing opportunity for years to come. Hunt around for items and solve puzzles, and of course find the ten little green men to escape!  ...
Faraway Kingdom - Dragon Raiders> Dora When your kingdom is destroyed by a dragon, it's up to you to rebuild it and train an army in this gorgeous free-to-play iOS fantasy RPG/simulation that calls Tiny Tower to mind. With a light, unobtrusive in-app purchase system and a generous amount of in-game rewards, it keeps players coming back for its simple, fun gameplay without ever putting the squeeze on their wallet.  ...
1,086 Views
8 Comments
Assembots> Dora You've been put in charge of a factory that makes little robots, and it's your job to program each one to help the rest get to the exit safely in this charming logic puzzle game!  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Riddles of Fate: Memento Mori

Your Favorite Games edit

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

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.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!