The Vault №28


| Comments (8) | Views (2)

The Vault

ChiktionaryHELLO? Hello? hello?... ECHO! Echo! echo!...
The Vault is seemingly endless, which is awesome! It means there are soooo many fabulous games to revisit. It's like Washington's Library of Congress in here, only funner. And unlike Grandma's photo albums crammed full of awkward family photos, there are no cringe moments when you revisit some old time Flash games. So let's pull up our ergonomic computer chairs, grab our Manually-Operated User-Selection Equipments and enjoy an interactive look at this week's Vault offerings.

  • The DoorsThe Doors - You don't know where you are or why you're here, but you wish you knew who decorated the place. Ambient lighting, moody music, challenging puzzles and lots of clicking make The Doors a classic in the escape genre. Submachine-esque in its appeal, this is a game that has not yet lost its appeal. Maybe it's the unusual items to find or the shadowy atmosphere, or maybe it's simply because it's a beautifully made first-rate game that's prodigious in its gameplay.
  • Defend Your CastleDefend Your Castle - The humble stick figure has it tough sometimes. There are have been many games depicting violence against stick figures and this is another game that is unafraid to squish and obliterate them. To be fair, those stick-men just keep coming at your castle, and they are undeterred by the sight of their compatriots' blood. And boy, they move fast. The recipe for success is to click and hold on each stickman, lift high into the pretty blue sky, and drop for some bone-crunching, blood splattering results. Oh, and upgrades. Don't forget the upgrades.
  • BattleshipsBattleships - A short game of strategy, well as strategic as a game can be when you're pitted against Artificial Intelligence. The classic board game has been digitized, so you can forget all the fiddly placing of pegs or the messy ink stains on hands. You can also forget about cheating as well. C'mon... we've all tried our hand at cheating in a game of Battleships once or twice. Place each naval vessel on your grid, and try to bomb all the vessels on the AI's grid before it bombs all of yours. Simple.

While we welcome any comments about this weekly feature here, we do ask that if you need any help with the individual games, please post your questions on that game's review page. Well, what are you waiting for? Get out there and rediscover some awesome!

8 Comments

Wow, you guys dug up defend your castle and the original battleships? Nice!

Defend your castle really hurt my hand when I last played it though...not sure if I should try it again.

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

I liked how you acronymed M.O.U.S.E.

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

The Doors was part of a widespread escape subgenre ... I won't spoil the ending, but at the time it was almost mainstream. It wasn't Submachine's, er, subgenre, though.

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

Oops, sorry. I was going to say, it was an exploration of what it meant to escape, or the word 'escape' itself. Almost reactionary to the flood of generic room escape games at the time.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
vole-in-hand Author Profile Page February 1, 2011 10:11 AM

Defend Your Castle is seriously old, man. I think it's the first "defend your castle" game. :P

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

What was the game from ages ago where you had to seat people around a table for a party. The people were different cards with a diagonal split. You had to seat people so the colours on their cards matched with their neighbours. That was a decent game.

[It's called RSVP, and you are likely to see it appear in The Vault. -Jay]

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Chasmosaur Author Profile Page February 1, 2011 9:13 PM

There's an iPhone App for Defend Your Castle. It can still make your hand and wrist ache, but it takes longer.

http://bit.ly/iDefendYourCastle

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

Something I've been wondering since... wow, since way back in 2005... who actually made the game "The Doors?" There's no credit page, no name anywhere in the game... it's like it just appeared out of nowhere.

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)
358 Views
3 Comments
Gift Rush 3> Johnny123 Your cute-as-a-button spider guy is looking to feed his hungry kids some cake. Swing through each level, grabbing your kids and drop them in the general vicinity of their favorite birthday treat. Be sure not to eat it yourself!  ...
1,112 Views
2 Comments
Exit Fate> Dora In this free indie RPG heavily inspired by the likes of Suikoden and other classics of the genre, Daniel is a man betrayed by his country and trapped behind enemy lines who suddenly finds himself in a unique position to help end the fighting. Recruit 75 party members for your castle, take part in huge battles, and enjoy hours and hours and HOURS of play time in this massive game.  ...
The Silent Age: Episode Two> Kimberly Joe is back to finish up what was started in the second episode of this fantastic point-and- click adventure. With the fate of humanity on his shoulders, Joe needs you to help him travel through time to find answers on how to prevent the human race from going extinct.  ...
1,306 Views
12 Comments
The Rogue Puzzle Game> Satori Clear your way through the dungeon in this unique Sokoban-like puzzle game by carefully selecting which swords to shove into which monsters to vanquish them all. The Rogue Puzzle Game was picked as one of only three finalists in the Game Nomad competition and is set to be presented at Gamer's Day, Arabia's largest gaming event.  ...

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!