This week, we wanted to have a theme where every game had a number in its title. One game fits that rule, another one can be sorta stretched to fit it, and the third, well, that's when we decided rules are dumb and ate some nutella instead.
1ime L0ver (Windows, free) - From Ivan Zanotti, the developer of Imscared, comes a game that's still about ghosts, but it's not likely to run a chill down your spine. 1ime L0ver is a platform game that takes place in ten second intervals. You start as a spirit and can check out each small area, then enter loverboy's body and must quickly navigate the room, get the key, and unlock the door. Time runs out and you have to start all over again. Surprisingly captivating despite its challenge, but maybe that's why we couldn't stop trying?
Narcoleptic Chicken Kid (Windows, free) - You're a baby chicken that falls asleep every ten seconds. Time only passes when you take steps, however. The problem is there's a giant wolf that will eat you if you fall asleep in the sunlight. The solution: time your steps so you only fall asleep in the shade. One mistake and, well, you'll see the grim and bloody outcome we're sure. It's a challenging and rather thoughtful puzzle game with an unusual juxtaposition of cuteness and gore.
Boson X (Windows, free) - A third person running game that traps you with its stark simplicity. Your only moves are to jump left, right and forward, holding the keys down for longer jumps. Traverse the geometric landscape as you seek out energy-giving blue floors try not to fall off the platforms. Such style and grace, you can't help but get sucked in!