Advertisement

Weekend Download №85


| Comments (8) | Views (7)

Weekend Download

JohnBTIGSource has long been a focal point where independent game developers congregate, and its recent TIGSource Cockpit Competition inspired several dozen programmers to craft over 40 fine games for our playing pleasure. The following are the four winners as chosen by votes on the TIGSource forums. Aah, independent games, how we love your rampant sense of freedom and unchecked creativity.

envirobear.gifEnviro-Bear 2000 (Windows, 2.5MB, free) - Oh boy, winter is coming, and as a bear driving a car, you know it's time to hibernate. Unfortunately you aren't quite fat enough to survive the cold season, so you'll need to fatten up by nomming some fish and berries. You have five minutes to drive around the forest collecting as much food as you can. Use the mouse to grab and manipulate things, and remember you can toss stuff out the windows or sunroof. When you've gained enough weight, head into the cave for a nice nap.

okkuplektor.gifOkkuplektor (Windows, 3.1MB, free) - One of the more complete and varied entries in the cockpit compo, Okkuplektor is a 3D action/shooter where your goal is to make it to the exit cube at the end of each stage. Gather weapons and ammo by touching the hovering power-ups, and shoot anything that, well, shoots at you first. Several environmental "hazards" have affects on the world around you, so it's actually worth flying around and exploring a bit rather than just hitting the fire button and moving forward. Retro-styled low-res visuals give it a great old-school feel, and the controls have just the right amount of float to simulate flying some sort of hovering vehicle.

starcannon.gifStar Cannon (Windows, 3.9MB, free) - Oh yes, it's time to shoot some UFOs! Protect the city from invading baddies by zipping around the faux-3D terrain and shooting everything that comes your way. Shields and ammo automatically replenish if you take a step back and wait a moment, so the action is paced quite nicely. I'm digging the retro-Martian color palette, too!

vectorlocust.gifVector Locust (Windows, <1MB, free) - Another superbly-made 3D game, this one adopts a slower, more deliberate pace than Star Cannon and adds building/protection/strategy elements as well as a stunning set of vector visuals. Viewed from the cockpit of of an Advanced Vector Based Vehicle, defend against the invading Orange Vector Locusts while maintaining your Blue Power Node network. Move with the [WASD] keys, look around, fire and repair structures with the mouse, and use the Q/E buttons to build turrets and cannons.

8 Comments

Tobberian Author Profile Page May 23, 2009 12:04 PM

Enviro bear 2000 hohoho :D fun fun

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

So I guess Okkuplektor doesn't run on Vista. Let's add that to the list :/

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Username Author Profile Page May 23, 2009 9:27 PM

How do you move the car in the bear game? I read the .txt file, no help there. I can only spin the wheel or change from D to R.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Tobberian Author Profile Page May 24, 2009 5:00 AM

Paw the gas pedal? XD

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Splurgy May 24, 2009 8:33 AM

I couldn't stop laughing at enviro-bear 2000. Badgers kept coming into my car and sitting on the accelerator, and then I crashed into a rock which completely obscured my windscreen with rubble!
One thing: How do you win? I presume you drive into a cave, but how do you know you've eaten enough?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Username Author Profile Page May 25, 2009 3:38 PM

I pawed the gas pedal, the car only went for as long as I could keep my paw on it but then I couldn't steer. Pretty lame game if you ask me.

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

Because no one else has quoted it yet:

OH MY GOD
WHO IS DRIVING?
BEAR IS DRIVING!
HOW CAN THIS BE?!

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)
1,001 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.