When wacky games and serious, heartfelt games coexist, one never knows what could happen. This edition of Weekend Download pairs the decidedly quiet, thoughtful non-game Do You Remember My Lullaby? with two loud, zany platform action games. Why? Because we can!
Do You Remember My Lullaby? (Windows, 15MB, free) - From Kan [Reives] Gao, author of the haunting The Mirror Lied, comes a game that's not a game at all, even though it looks like your typical 16-bit-era RPG. Do You Remember My Lullaby? is a non-interactive short story following one woman's day during the Christmas season. It tells quite an emotional tale and does so with little more than a few sprites and a few sound effects. There's barely any dialogue to read, so just sit back and soak up the somber atmosphere. Afterwards, follow a few clues found in the forum to unlock a bonus.
FallOver! (Windows, 2.2MB, free) - An older platformer from Hempuli, this one has a nice little twist. Instead of running into spikes or flames or enemies to die, our bemonocled hero simply falls over. Yup, falling on your face (or back!) is your chief obstacle in this game, and everything from nudging a ledge to stones on the ground can cause you to topple.
Duck Fight (Windows, <1MB, free) There is a duck. You are some guy. Jump on the duck when it walks by. Avoid the duck when it is invincible. Repeat. Look at the tree. But wait, there's more! Duck Fight comes with not one but two games cleverly packaged together in one computer software file! It's the cutting-edge of technology. And ducks!
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows Vista and are virus-free. Mac users should try Boot Camp, Parallels, or CrossOver Games to play Windows titles, Linux users can use Wine. If you know of a great game we should feature, use the Submit link above to send it in!