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Weekend Download

JohnBIf you follow world news events, the weekend is a good time to catch up on what's been going on around our planet. That's pretty boring, however, whereas a 2D platformer, a Lemmings-like action game, and a game where you carry coal to feed a chugging train is much more exciting!

questling.gifQuestling (Windows, 4.3MB, free) - When The Lost Vikings meets Lemmings, many awesome things occur. One of those thing is Questling, a game by flyboy created for Ludum Dare 20. Place markers on the screen to guide three characters through the dangerous dungeons above. Make them jump when they need to jump, make them disarm traps, pause and wait, or use their special abilities, all with a few simple commands. Each character can do something different, making each level an exercise in teamwork. Some of the puzzles require more timing than cranial calorie burning, but the concept is solid and more is on the way!

australopithecus.gifAustralopithecus (Windows, 7.2MB, free) - It's frustrating. It's minimalist. It will kill you unfairly a number of times. And it will make you replay sections of a stage over and over again until you memorize the pattern. Ladies and gentlemen, Australopithecus is an old school platformer that wants you to fail again and again. And you will, of course. You'll also keep playing despite the mega-deaths and cheap shots the game continuously throws at you. Why? Is it the chiptune background music? The two color visuals? The... dinosaurs?

theyregoingtoblowup.gifThey're Going to Blow Up the Train! (Windows, 1.5MB, free) - A one-trick game that seems more like an LCD handheld concept than anything. But that doesn't stop it from being pretty darn fun! Bandits are trying to blow up the train, but you can keep it safe by feeding the burner coal. Walk back and forth in the cabin, carrying coal to the fire as quickly as you can. Avoid the bombs dropped by the bandits, and be sure to leap over the snake that's slithering around the floor. Keep the train going above five miles per hour and you'll be fine!

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Australopithecus was some more good, punishing platformer fun. More of the same, please !

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How do you jump in Australopithecus? I feel like it's probably quite obvious, but I can't seem to manage to find the jump button. o.O Help?

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waycooler Author Profile Page June 4, 2011 3:22 PM

@Setia: I haven't played Australopithecus yet, but judging by the blurb, IWBTG is probably right up your alley.

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Oh, I know, I come here having completed iwbtg, haha. Thanks for the recommendation, though, and I'll peruse that tag, cheers. :3

Also, @Des, is you still haven't figured it out it's the 'Z' key.

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Solatoral Author Profile Page June 5, 2011 8:34 AM

Weekend D-load can be rather dissapointing some weeks.

But this week you've given us 3 excellent, fun games that I so happily immersed myself in. Maybe it was the excitement at having finished all that homework, who knows.

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Questling needs to round the edges a little, but it's a nice game :)

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