Link Dump Friday
This week, Link Dump Friday brings you the silly and the spiritual, the pink-haired alien babes and the sun with teeth made out of corn. In some countries, such a gift is an indication of deepest respect and affection. A token of undying loyalty and devotion that speaks of the depth of such feeling statues would weep to hear of it. Here at Jay is Games it just means the internet is weird and I think you're twisted enough to fit right in.
- Wayfinder Episode One - This first installment in a fully voice acted science-fiction point-and-click RPG series from Hyptosis is pretty impressive. Unfortunately, it can be a little slow to get rolling, and does feature a bit of pixel hunting. I am also somewhat nervous about this one, because everything I learned about multicolour alien ladies I learned from Captain Kirk. Which makes this... a little awkward.
- Isora and Muku - An oldie but a goodie by your friend and mine, On of Eyezmaze, this is a simple mouse-controlled game where you control a magic flying girl trying to protect a strolling... uh... animal from attacking rocks and other pitfalls by flying into them yourself. Sounds logical to me. A single hit to the little critter ends the game, but by freeing animals trapped in stone you can earn continues. It takes a long while to really get started, but once it does, managing all the obstacles flying at your oblivious charge can be frustrating. No wonder everybody hates moles. Or mole children. Or... whatever is happening here.
- Great Dungeon in the Sky - A platformer (sort of) roguelike (sort of) with approximately umpteen million different characters to unlock, Great Dungeon in the Sky is a Flixel creation without a lot of meat to it beyond "run around a whole bunch and try not to get hit, although you probably will". Gamers who like the thrill they get from unlocking female Drow rogues will enjoy this, but I, for one, am more skeptical. I mean, you'd have to at least allow me to play a yeti thief before I... oh, they have that, too? Oh dear, there goes my free time.
- Before the Law - If you have trouble convincing friends that you're "like, deep and junk?" the solution has arrived in Brandon Brizzi's short, interactive interpretation of the Franz Kafka tale. Played with the [arrow] keys, it won't take you more than five minutes to finish, although I have to say this is a pretty unrealistic game since, as you well know, I AM THE LAW! Now, of course, I'm left wondering when someone is going to turn my favourite Kafka tale, The Metamorphosis, into a game. That's good wholesome fun for everyone!
- Uncle's Old Times - Minoto's latest point-and-click features Ronald McDonald playing baseball, a seriously terrifying sun, and... Albert Wesker with a dye job? Hmmm. Sounds about right to me. You know, I don't think I even have to bother describing Minoto's games to you anymore, because no matter what I say, it could never quite capture how weird it is to make a drink out of the sun's teeth. There's only one ending this time, and I think it makes even less sense than usual.