Bonus Link Dump Friday:
Here at Casual Gameplay, all of the games we review go through a rigorous testing process, where we measure the games' densities, spray them with high-powered water hoses, send them to Peoria to see if they fly, and squeeze them through a sieve made of the finest Corinthian leather. Some games stand out from among the crowd (especially during the three-legged race), some fall short.
Then there are the few odd games that go outside the box and bring us gameplay elements we've never seen before, or are presented in ways that stun us... but they're unfortunately too short to justify a full article for. But rather than discarding these rare gems, we've collected them in a safe place, and threaded them together to form a beautiful necklace (with some elbow macaroni thrown in to fill in the gaps). Welcome to Link Dump Friday: Bite-Size Edition, a platter of delicious finger foods for you to sample from. Bon appetit!
- Perspectite - If you're a round, orange alien with a curly tuft of hair, you're probably finding life on earth a bit odd and exhausting, especially lawnmowers and dogs. Need to get away? Since you can't move by yourself, use the [arrow] keys to move the camera and find the sweet spots that let you interact with your environment.
- Viewpoints - [Warning: Contains adult situations and strong language.] Speaking of changing perspectives, how do you see the world around you? You're riding in a convertible with the wind blowing through your hair, but everything you see takes on a new meaning whenever you look at them. Click around the scene to shift your gaze upon different objects, and watch the ever-changing story unfold.
- Pixeloids4k - We all know it's impossible to herd cats and nail Jello to a wall, but what about herding Jello? Move the fluid solid (or is it a solid fluid?) into the dotted regions by clicking the mouse to send shockwaves of energy. Wrangle up 95% and hold it there for five seconds to pass, but keep your eyes on the clock!
- Twitch - An experimental game designed for use with Google Chrome (although we've found it works with other browsers as well), Twitch requires only the click of your mouse to play. Pass the ball from window to window to advance. The location and speed of your cursor mean nothing, all this game takes is quick reflexes to beat. (And possibly a fast video card, since you'll be flooded with a number of pixel effects when more windows start opening.)
- CutCopyPasteGnome - Finally, before we close out this article, we need to do some editing. Help the Lemming-like gnome get to the door by right-clicking to cut, copy, and paste various elements of the scene to create a path. Fair warning though, you may have a bit of trouble picking up on moving objects, and expect some tremendous hit-detection errors.