You're no ordinary criminal. Your name is Sidney and you have special powers worthy of the X-Men: you can make a clone (or two) of yourself. As Kevin Glass' pixelated puzzler entry for the current Ludum Dare, The Cell takes you through ten levels of prison escaping. There to aid you are your trusty clones, who follow your every move, and wooden crates, which can be pushed around to do a plethora of things. How long will it take you to escape this puzzling prison?
This fast-paced and addictingly enjoyable new game from Youda Games is sure to provide many hours of fun. Youda Fisherman succeeds in combining a variety of popular time management and simulation elements in a way that makes sense while adding a fresh spin on the genre. Make use of fantastic inventions to fight off pirates, gather resources, and build a thriving fishing company into a successful enterprise.
Chess: Favorite pastime of Machiavellian rulers, rogue Artificial Intelligences and cool old guys in the park. The game that Goethe proclaimed as the touchstone of intellect. The sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. The basis for programs as imposing as the human-crushing Deep Blue and as totally sweet as Interplay's Battle Chess. At JayIsGames, we're always on the lookout for quality casual versions of classic board games, and this release of Great MateMaster is just that. The focus here is on chess puzzles, and its huge wealth of content and polished presentation makes it something you should definitely check, mate.
Customize, train, and gear up your own fox-like creature to reclaim the fragments of the precious Star Stone and drive out the enemy monster invasion in this charming turn-based RPG. Use the mouse to side-scroll through lush forests, icy caverns, and barren deserts. Click on areas of interest to search for loot or to travel to the next zone. Swap spells in the abilities tab before battle to strategize element-based attacks to their full tactical advantage
Everybody's favourite emotionally tortured little robot is back in this sequel to 2010's K.O.L.M., a Metroidvania style platformer about a lonely little robot with one very dysfunctional family. Picking up right where the original left off, having escaped the claws of his Mother, will our hero finally find out where he belongs, or will he be unable to escape his family ties?
If you've always wanted to be a secret agent, then dust off your velvet jacket, because you're about to infiltrate a facility and check out some aliens, baby, yeah! Your task, should you accept it, is to sneak into this facility and find your way to the bottom, where Extra Terrestrial secrets lie, guarded by a series of puzzles and locked doors. This point-and-click puzzle adventure is simple and straight-forward, but also well made. Don't worry, as soon as you prove you can handle this and successfully disarm an ill-tempered sea bass with a head-mounted laser, we'll give you a more difficult mission.
This little point-and-click puzzler gets high marks for style, but gets a point deducted for being about a legendary hero who isn't Thor or the man who wrote Don't Stop Believin'. Solve a series of single-screen puzzles to proceed through ancient Greece and eventually become the very best (like no one ever was (I'll stop referencing it when you give in and sing along)) hero the land has ever seen. It has its share of typos, but the sleek art style and simple adventure makes this a great choice for anyone who needs to feel like they've accomplished something legendary before noon.
It's the action arcade game for the sociopathic killer fish in all of us. If you've ever wanted to be a swarm of piranhas bringing gnashing, rending terror to unwary swimmers, well, you're pretty weird, but apparently someone out there understands you and is willing to meet all your carnivorous fish fantasy needs. (Isn't the internet wonderful?) Dodge sharks, chow down, and upgrade your fish to be the very best (like no one ever was).
Combining all the thrill of Crush the Castle with the over-the-top ridiculous invasion methods of Infectonator, this weird little game manages to be both perversely entertaining and gruesome at the same time. Launch your zombies over the walls of the human forts and watch hilarity ensue as they chow down on the survivors; do well and you'll even be able to upgrade your horde between stages for more efficient slaughtering. Frankly, this is a much more preferable way to spend the undead apocalypse than being the one holed up and sobbing for mercy.
Made in just 48 hours for a recent Ludum Dare competition, this quirky little avoidance, escape game centers on one of those hapless souls who has what we hear is called a "real job". He needs to sneak out to attend his son's baseball game, but to do so you'll need to guide him past his chatterbox coworkers who want nothing more than to pile more work on. It's super short and super easy, but it's also super quirky, and the smile it can put on your face means its worth the short investment.
There's only one way to win the hearts and minds of your people... by obtaining your rank as King by ousting the previous ruler in a violent battle. Kurechii Studios brings you an absolutely adorable little time management/strategy/fantasy action game about recruiting and training a group of heroes to participate in a seasonal tournament. If you win, you win the right to challenge the King for crown and country. If you lose, well... there's always next year. (Plus, you get a "I took part in violent ritualistic combat and all I got is this stupid t-shirt" shirt!)
What do you get when you cross a stegosaurus with a bear? You get the lovable creatures in Tamus and Mitta, a new sidescrolling platformer produced by Lartar Games. The sun has had all its toys stolen by evil bats, and it's your job to get all 120 of them back. Find the tools and collect the toys, jumping on enemies to stun them, but don't let your candlelight run out! If you're looking for a well made, challenging platformer, try out Tamus and Mitta. It's kid-friendly and adult-approved!
A platforming adventure game from Nitrome that uses similar mechanics as Nitrome's own Frost Bite. Move Dirk with the [arrow] keys and aim with the mouse. Press the left mouse button to fire the ricocheting chain gun. The slightly more serious tone and steampunk setting is a departure from Nitrome's usual fare, but the high quality of artwork, music and overall design remains the same.
The Night Circus is a text-based advergame that requires Facebook or Twitter made by Failbetter Games in collaboration with the author of the book by the same title. By turns elegant, mystical, adorable, fantastic, ornate, and even delicious, it will pique your curiosity as effectively as it satisfies your craving for the most beautiful imagery of all: that which you see with your mind's eye.
What do you get when you mix the logic of sudoku with the clue-solving challenge of a crossword? Kakuro Light is Conceptis Puzzles' latest entry in their miniature puzzle series, but don't let the tiny package fool you. These puzzles really add up to a tricky challenge!
TeraLumina has created a short, but fantastic escape game with one of the best fake-out endings we've seen. You won't see puzzles with the complexity of, say, Neutral, but what is there is fun and involving and perfect for a quick escape. It's time to go treasure hunting!
It's another chilly day in the frigid mountainous north-lands. As seems to happen so often, an errant gust of wind has blown your family away from the safety of your cavern. With all the clanking machinery, dangerous lava pits, and mysterious ruins lying about, they could be just about anywhere. Yet... a chilly wind is blowing and the fire is never as warm when you sit by it alone. And so you tighten the hood of your parka and set out for adventure. After all, that's what a Brother is supposed to do. This quirky new point and click puzzle game from Luke Thompson may have an arctic aesthetic, but it certainly has quite the warm heart.
Flee Buster is a retro arcade game about a little human escaping abduction from an alien tractor beam. No wait, it's about a spaceship on the run from Pac-Man's violent quadrilateral cousins. No wait, actually it's about a frog trying to jump as far up as he can from some evil looking spike-water. A bit schizophrenic? Perhaps. But this action-arcade release from Chevy Ray that took first place overall in Ludlum Dare 21 makes one think of Neapolitan ice cream: it has three great tastes that taste great together
Get ready for the ultimate hybrid of addictive genres in this new game from Arkeus! Originally created in just 48 hours for Ludum Dare but already being improved, Glissaria combines tile-matching, resource management, tower defense, and RPG elements with a vaguely retro flair for one impressive bit of gaming that has enormous potential.
The first Railroad Shunting Puzzle in the series. Get the correct train car to its matching station. Drag the engine along the track to automatically connect it with any cars on the track. Click on track junctions to change the direction you'll travel.
A beautiful and relaxing collecting game. Move the mouse around to collect dancing particles and be mesmerized by the display. Pass 50 beautiful levels in this relaxing and zen-like collecting game.
Scuba is a 2D, side-scrolling game of exploration, diving, mining, and crafting in the tradition of Minecraft and Terraria. Control your diver-character as you collect 10 types of resources above ground and underwater. Combine items in your inventory to craft parts that will eventually help you make an engine to get home. Scuba's random world generation gives you a different game environment each time you play.
Slurp, blorp, blooooooooop! Oh, sorry, I was just auditioning for this weird little physics game about oddly hypnotic, slippery colours and a soundtrack conceived by Dr Seuss. If you remember the original Gluey, you'll be glad to find even more mesmerizing, squelchy action in the sequel. Just the sort of thing to get your weekend off on the right foot!
Click and drag your way through this goopy, gooey chain reaction game centering around making cheerful little round balls of ooze go pop! It's easy to imagine that these must be Spewer's lab buddies, but don't let that hold you back from making them burst all over the place... they don't seem to mind.
I'd like to make fun of the kid in this real-time strategy defense game, but considering I was actually able to give myself nightmares just recently by thinking of the trailer for Insidious before I go to bed, I guess I can't throw stones. Use your imagination and arsenal of toys to defend your young tot against waves of incoming bad dreams in a fashion that will probably seem very familiar, but will appeal to tower defense fans just the same.
Some of us might have enjoyed art class a lot more if it were less about figure drawing and more about spraying glowing paint all over the place to try to find our way through the dark. This little puzzle platformer is about just that, and wrapped up in a silly, cheerful retro aesthetic to boot. Cheers!
Hero Interactive brings us this hilariously over-the-top macho top-down arena shooter about spaceships, aliens, and the blowing up thereof. If you like pouty, buxom heroines with lots of facial accoutrements, random profanity, and zipping around an enclosed space while someone pew-pew-pews rockets up your tailpipes, this just may be the game for you.
Trapped in a cave! Gotta get out of there fast. There are flying jellyfish monsters, falling rocks, spikes, and other lovely bits of danger, but if you're fast enough, you can escape without harm. Connor Ullmann's Hollow is an action/platform game that's high on the challenge with a healthy injection of creative design on almost every level. You'll meet an untimely end dozens of times in this game, but you'll keep plugging away at it all the same to earn all of the achievements and complete all the levels. Practice leads to perfection!
A short-but-sweet platform puzzle adventure. Rather than raid the employee fridge, one behatted and unusually bouncy worker responds to his company's financial crisis by entering a puzzle filled dungeon to grab a treasure. Somewhat like I Don't Even Game, figuring out what to do in each stage is sometimes the only challenge. Once you know all the tricks, it'll take you only a few minutes, and even your first play-through probably won't take you longer than 10, unless you get really stuck.
As Dr. Wesley MacGregor, you've developed a poison that will kill an alien menace which you must deliver in Dustin Auxier's side-scrolling shooter, Parasite Strike. Your defeated enemies burst into different colored orbs which go toward the purchase of a staggering amount of options in the choice of your plane, weapons and gadgets. At a length of just six missions, Parasite Strike may feel short, but six additional secret missions, four ranks to achieve in each mission and four difficulty settings keep this game interesting enough to kill all the aliens again and again.
It's a memory matching game with a twist! In ShadeMemory's clever spin on an old style of gameplay, you've been invited to join the Pike Club where you test your memory for cash and upgrades. Sporting a gorgeous and slightly creepy illustrated style, it may wind up somewhat repetitive but is proof that a little ingenuity can go a long way.
An inventive launch game that is better than the original in every possible way. More gameplay modes. More interesting upgrades. More customization. More secrets, tricks, challenges, and achievements. More replay value. Even the cut scenes are better, and if you remember the cut scenes from the original that's an impressive achievement indeed.
Taking its high production values and evident love for the medium toward a more comic, Monkey Island-esque direction with its old-school style point-and-click adventure game, Nick Toldy and the Legend of Dragon Peninsula, Red Herring Labs gives those who yearn for the glory days of Sierra Entertainment a meaty afternoon's entertainment, and probably win some new fans to the genre as well.
This TomaTea escape has smooth, intuitive navigation and cohesive puzzles that rely in equal parts on your power of observation, your ability to make logical connections, and your ingenuity. The balmy August evening atmosphere is alluring and, as you search for clues in this three-room scene, cricket songs serenade you. Not so long or involved that it becomes more work than play, Summer Night Escape gives its players a bit of a challenge, a lot of fun, and a moment to gaze at a starry sky.
Riding Shotgun is a Western-themed, turn-based strategy game on an 8 x 8 board where you must win shootouts against different computer opponents. Move your wagon onto different icons to attack your enemy and defend against attacks. It's a nicely-stylized and unique take on a traditional style puzzle game.
Help three dollops of ice cream take back winter in this top-down, action arcade puzzler from Nitrome. Collect fruit and spit rows of ice cubes and you triumph over monster in forty arcade-style levels. Cute graphics and chirpy music hide some unforgiving difficulty.
A real-time defense strategy game in which you're in charge of a group of aliens invading Earth and destroying major cities. Choose units, make them evolve, and send them into battle. You should already know by now that ET was a lie and aliens only love you for your big, round head; the perfect size and shape to crack open and lay their glistening eggs inside. You'll be playing for their team as you man an alien invasion of planet Earth and send hordes of horrifying beasties to do your dirty work.
An entire generation of kids has grown up desperate to be wizards and/or whisked off to a glorious magic academy where they'll have amazing adventures, dreamy, broody teachers and dubious adult supervision. However, with great power comes a great amount of people trying to blast you the heck up as you'll discover in this strange arcade shooter.
The zombies need more corpses for their upcoming undead apocalypse, but the ghosts aren't having any of it, since those are their bodies, even if they have been dead and buried for years. Okay, to be honest, the undead monsters in this turn-based strategy board game are more interest in wiping out each other than they are you. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't still be on your guard! CONSTANT VIGILANCE as my favourite professor used to say.
Chances are if you've seen an Indiana Jones film that didn't involve Shia LeBeouf you were struck by how rad being an explorer might be. But before you strap on your hat and your whip and your dubiously qualified but easy-on-the-eyes personal assistant, you might want to try this fast-paced arcade platformer to clue you in to the very real dangers actual explorers and archaeologists face every day. Like mummies. And robots. And acid. And spike traps. And jet-packs. And magical crumbling blocks. And...
This robot is trying to trick you. It wants you to think it has no interest in assimilating you or hunting you for sport. All it wants (it claims) is to use a variety of plant-based powers to solve a series of increasingly elaborate platform puzzles. This robot is lying. The second you turn your back on it, you'll be taking a dirt-nap and find yourself re-purposed into a lovely posy garden bed. Stone cold, man.
It's a good idea to keep monkeys as happy as possible, especially when every monkey is just a heartbeat away from morphing into a screeching, poo-flinging whirlwind of fangs and bad attitude. Sure they start out all cute and cuddly, but don't let that fool you. In this fourth edition of the Monkey GO Happy series, your goal is to make all four shivering, sad little beasts as cheerful as possible by clicking around the screen until you trigger something to amuse and delight them.
The hermit's son has been kidnapped by demons! Are you a good enough king to rescue him? And, while you're at it, could you do something about that advancing purple wall of doom? And, also, could you tell the peasants to knock it off with all the portentous statements concerning the upcoming apocalypse? Sigh... It seems that a monarch's work is never done. Though by the end of KingStory, the new adventure platformer from KintoGames, you'll at least have a pretty sweet crown on your head. That makes it all worthwhile.
The sky is full of adorable, aimless, harmless yellow birds who currently aren't covered in pink bubblegum! That simply will not do! In PhotonStorm's weird yet lovely and cheerful little chain-reaction game, make use of a limited amount of air to clear the sky of birds as their flight patterns get increasingly more complex.
It's been a rough day. You finally made it to London with visions of super-wealth in your head. Then your backpack was stolen. But, as you stand flummoxed in the rain, someone in a car driving by take pity on you and offers to give you a lift to the police station. That said person turns out to be local millionaire Mr. C, whose ailing health has left him in search for a young successor to his empire can only be described as an incredibly convenient coincidence. Still, now opportunity knocks, and if you make some smart choices, you just make make it to the penthouse at 56 Sage Street. A fine financial simulation advergame from Barclays, BBH London and B-Reel that hopes to introduce teens to the world of financial literacy.
MercX is a retro action adventure sidescroller where you control a pixelated hero on an epic mission to rescue a biologist's daughter and save the world. Take out numerous enemies and strong bosses across six missions in different environments. With its 1980s-style graphics, music, and controls, MercX is simple old-school shooting fun.
They pushed you down, then kicked you while you were there and stole your lunch money! Stupid Forces of Goodness! Can't tolerate a little badness at all, can they? Well now it's your turn to make them pay (and then some) in Cellar Door Games' quirky, addictive strategy title that puts you on the other side of things in a typical tower defense game.
Quick! You're trapped in an office with a violent little girl, a giant wall-mounted face, a despondent-looking mechanical spider dude and something weird in a box. What do you do? Well, if you ever want to find your way out of Detarou's latest surreal and silly escape game you'll need to think outside the box and pay attention to your surroundings... or YOU might be the next one to be planted in the floor!
General Zoi brings us an easy to use webtoy based on the show you love to watch when you think nopony is looking. Choose from a huge array of options to create and share your inner pony. Not included; premade denial and excuse in case any of your coworkers catch your designing your own custom cutiemark.
When you introduce a small and somewhat cute little green blob that has the power to take over people's bodies into your planetary conflict, expect things to get a little... squishy. Infestor is a new puzzle platformer featuring tight, responsive controls and clever, bite-sized levels, so crawl in the skull of someone with a computer and give it a play.
The second chapter in the Arkandian Legends series, Revenant provides all the enjoyment and adventure of its predecessor plus more. There are endless possibilities for tailoring this RPG adventure to your playing style, including three races of hero: Arkandian, Necretian and even a Demon/Ascended once you've completed the previous chapter. Finding Wizard Tola's House to catch him dabbling in necromancy or rallying your defenses against an army of orcs on the battlefield are just a tiny part of the vast fun in Revenant. Just don your Bunny Slippers of Brutality, equip your Katana of Alacrity and battle your way to glory!
Ahoy ye barnacle-blistered land-lubbers, and welcome about the JayIsGames galleon! Frantic Frigates is a top-down action shooter from Berzerk Studio. Thar be rumors of sharks, pirates, and alien ghosts swarming the seas, and they've been leaving folk mighty groggy. Only ye and yer motley crew of constantly firin' cannon firers even stand hope to make the waters still. Those looking for a treasure chest of frenzied fun will find it here, I swear by me tattoo.
Look at that coinbox. All smug. Smiling. Withholding its shiny goodness. Teach it a lesson why don't you, in John Cooney's latest absurd arcade game chock-full of upgrades, coins, heavy weaponry, and polka music. Though fairly repetitive and slow to start, it's a silly, frantic game with a surprise ending that might just catch you off guard.
A full-color installment of the insanely fun and addictive ClickPLAY series in which you must click the "Play" button (generally a small, right-pointing triangle like you might see on a television or DVD remote). But before you can click the button, you must first find it! Try keeping your clicking to a minimum, though, because you are scored by the number of clicks it takes you to finish at the game's end.
Flush with the success of its recent movie adaptation, Minesweeper's star had never been higher in the eyes of the world. However, taking to heart the criticism that it's gameplay has been a little "flat" since the Windows 3.1 years, it began to seek a new dimension in its to hook the younger audience. One conference with foreign auteur Vjekoslav Krajacic later, and the result is Minesweeper 3D: Universe. No entry surcharge neccesary.
Somewhat less popular than the Cave of Pleasant Strolls and Cave of Moderately Priced Giftshops, this simple arcade game throws you into a cave that's literally falling apart behind you and tells you to run as fast as you can for as long as you can. It looks great, though it lacks variety, and you have to wonder about someone who goes inside a place with the words "No Return" there in the name.
Hippos may look adorably squishy and cuddly, but get on their bad side and they're about as terrifying as an animal can become without also being mounted on a charging grizzly bear. (With a copy of Fatal Frame taped to its head.) So it might behoove you to perfect the art of chucking watermelons in their gaping mouths in this physics game. You know, just in case you're ever in a situation where you have a rampaging hippo coming straight at you and several melons in easy reach. Isn't that a Boy Scouts badge?
They may not be as addicting as peanut butter jelly time, but safaris still make for a pretty good time too. Or at least, that's the assumption the world's sketchiest looking zebra seems to be operating under when a brochure falls out of the sky. Manipulate the objects in each level of this physics puzzler to ensure that the zebra can travel unimpeded. I'd do it if I were you... this looks like the sort of zebra who'd have you wake up in a tub of ice if you crossed him.
If you're looking for all the satisfaction of simple puzzle solving with the acidic sting of a game expressing its disappointment at how slow you took to succeed, this is the title for you. Click and drag nodes through lines of the same colour until the whole mess of wires onscreen is untangled, upon which the game will grudgingly bestow victory upon you, but remark in a very passive-aggressive manner that you took your sweet time doing so. Sort of like if your significant other's disapproving parents were a flash game.
If you're looking for Boomshine but sleepier, look no further than this simple, dreamy little game about chain reactions, pleasant music, and things bumping gently against other things. You can practically hear each bubble exclaim, "Oh, no no no, pardon me," every time it happens.
Once upon a time, there was a lonely little boy who lived deep in the woods with his parents... and that's about all we can tell you when it comes to Terry Cavanagh's very short but very odd retro RPG. It'll only take you about five minutes to play, but the heebie-jeebies may stay with you a bit longer than that.
Euclid taught us that spheres are masters of espionage. Tactical espionage, that is. One might even say tactical espionage action. Metal Sphere Solid is a short game that can be completed in five to ten minutes, but it's still an innovative take on the stealth genre. A longer game of this nature would be great, but everyone with a bit of time to spare should give Metal Sphere Solid a shot. It certainly beats geometry class!
Games can really bring people together... and colored nodes. Linx brings colored nodes together in a spatial logic puzzler, and even the colorblind can enjoy it. Now that's making a connection, so connect with your inner genius and play away.
A gorgeous spot-the-difference game that tells the touching tale of a young man and what he finds in the forest one night. Stephanie Herrera's beautiful artwork coupled with atmospheric music sets the mood for this compelling story where you may just find yourself emotionally connecting with the main characters.
It was a time of peace. The tribe was ruled by a fair and just leader named Bold, a ruler known across the plains for his fairness and generosity. However, trouble was brewing in the Mountains of Moira: Rangor the Terrible had raised a dread army of conquest, and sprung an attack in which no prisoner was taken. With his village decimated and his son kidnapped, Bold once again took up the garments of a warrior to lay siege to the hordes pillaging the land. Oh... and by the way, Bold is a Beaver. That would presumably explain why the name of Rob Almighty's new RPG-brawler is Battle Beavers. 'Twould only make sense.
Shape is logical, fun, challenging room escaping awesomeness that depends mostly on spatial perception and the ability to observe and deduce using various shapes found around the room. Despite the paucity of furnishings or other decor there is a lot of puzzle-solving to be had in this amusing little room escape.
In this unique defense shooter you'll help the eponymous Granny as she fends off snowmen commanded by aliens who need her raspberry jam to fuel their spaceship. Yes, you read that right. Well... what else do you use jam for? If you're a fan of the genre, you'll be hard pressed not to like this one; it's silly, beautifully designed, fun, and just like Grandma used to make.
There's no place like home, but in this beautifully atmospheric little point-and-click escape, it's hard to say if the dingy little apartment you find yourself stuck in could be called home by anyone. A lack of changing cursor makes this game harder than it might normally be, but a cleverly handled narrative and twist on a familiar story make this one moody little gem fans of the genre will want to check out.
The world of Wonderputt is a delightfully surreal locale. It's adventure golf like you've never seen or played before. Behold the wonders and beautiful animation as you putt for the lowest score in this 18 hole amazing mini-golf game.
You've got your eye on the world... just the one, in this case, since you're a little blue cyclopean alien. But that's all about to change in this clever puzzle platformer; when your ship crashes on Earth and parts go missing, you'll need to hijack the sight of various characters in order to manipulate your surroundings and ultimately find your way back home. Repetition mars the execution, but Proxy By Sight is still a neat concept that deserves a look.
Pizza City has so much in common with the first two Grand Theft Auto games it seems to fall somewhere between spoof and demake. Like the notorious crime sims from Rockstar Games, you roam a city with virtual free reign in your car via a bird's eye view. There is a main goal (delivering pizzas and working your way up the pizzeria career ladder), but there are also plenty of other side quests to undertake, too. Pizza City isn't for everyone and the relatively simple gameplay may turn some off, but there's more depth lurking here than meets the eye and it definitely rewards those who choose to stick with it.
In this platform adventure game that spans multiple dimensions, help the robotic hero complete his quest and return home. Anyone who's played the classic SNES game Earthbound will feel right at home. There's a certain air of irreverent weirdness about the proceedings that makes TransDimensional feel like something special. At around 20 minutes long, it doesn't require much of a time investment and fans of platformers are bound to have a good time hopping between dimensions.
People love the Castaway series of action rpgs, and now tower defense fans can stand proud as well. Now you can enjoy the series' signature pets and protagonist while attacking waves of baddies. The makers clearly put some thought into making this its own game, and they understand what the genre's fans like. So you can stand proud, tower defense fans. You have a Castaway game of your very own!
A bizarre puzzle platforming adventure through a series of realms that ask questions designed to make you think about life and what comes after. Do you ever think about death? Not just about dying, but about everything connected to it... the emotions, the concepts, the way people from all over the world look at it in vastly different ways? In The End, from Preloaded and Channel 4, the world goes out with a bang one sunny afternoon and you find yourself trapped in a bizarre shadow realm watched over by enormous otherworldly beings. There, between being sassed by monster-driven flesh golems and exploring the strange, puzzle-laden worlds, you might just discover a little bit about yourself in the process.
If you're into surreal escape games then there's a good chance Detarou already holds the key to your heart. With strange men standing silently in closets, clues hidden everywhere, and bunnymen doing dramatic reveals on the balcony, this is another fine installment in What The Heck Did I Just Play? Kind of makes you wonder what would happen if Minoto and Detarou combined forces. (Answer: The universe couldn't handle it.)
Anyone who grew up in the '80s knows that rats are anything but gentlemen, but as long as they're confining themselves to elaborate rodent-driven contraptions in outer space they can call themselves whatever they want. Set your rocket's power and trajectory to help the rat conquer the moon (which is made of cheese, you see) while avoiding all the obstacles and perils in its way. Just make sure you don't shine any black lights around after the rat is gone because, seriously, ughughughugh you are better off not knowing.
Robots are all about teamwork, which is why when the mechanical uprising comes it will be as brutal and painful as it will be swift and colour-coded for easy reference. Make chains and earn power-ups and upgrades in this match-3 falling blocks game. It might be easy, but don't let them hear you say that. Robots are also all about swift and merciless retribution on their detractors.
Puzzles and physics! They go together like sardines and jam! (Oh, and I suppose your tastes are so perfect and universally loved?) In this homage to games like The Incredible Machine, you'll Rube Golderberg your way through a serious of increasingly elaborate contraptions... that is, when the physics decide to play nice.
Ghoultide Meets Yuletide They said it couldn't be done, combining zombies and christmas, but novelist Douglas Clegg and artist Glenn Chadbourne have done just that. Follow Tommy Tommy Tomby and his ghoulish brethren as they discover the meaning of Christmas for the undead through a difference spotting adventure packed with 28 levels. Play full screen for extra goodness!
Bubble, bubble, toil and Sleepwalker's Troubles: Brunhilda's Hut room escape on the double! Wizened sorcerers and wide-eyed Muggles alike can enjoy this crafty point-and-click room escape game by Ficus Frenzy. Playing the role of an unfortunate hero who is cursed with the habit of sleepwalking, you awake to find yourself in an unfamiliar witch's hut. Since witches aren't exactly known for their hospitality, you're tasked with escaping the building before she returns, using only your wit and maybe a few handy magical resources.
Doors, doors, everywhere, and not a key to be found! Or so it seems in this tricky, sneaky point-and-click puzzle escape. Each room may look the same, but finding out how to open the doors to proceed is easier said than done. Pay attention to your surroundings and your inventory and you just might succeed at this rapid-fire escape game.
This retro metroidvania platformer puts you in the shoes of Anubis, who has overslept. In his absence, his fellow soul ushers have gone missing and evil spirits have grown powerful. Explore your environment and shoot down your enemies as you rescue your friends and right the matter of directing souls. Developed for Something Awful's GameDev VI Challenge.
Test Subject Blue is a unique and fun platform puzzle game from Nitrome. Jump platforms to reach the food pill that unlocks the exit capsule for each level. You will have to jump through force fields that transport you to different locations throughout the level. Navigate through each level in the shortest time possible.
Twenty years after nuclear confrontation wiped out the planet known as Earth, Cosmonaut Laika receives a distress bark from the ruined surface. Armed with your trusty swap-gun, a rainbow shooting device that lets you switch places with pieces of the world around you, you land upon the planet to locate your companions. Every dog has its day, and today is the day you... Escape from the Puppy Death Factory! Brought to you by Arthur Lee and the fine people at Adult Swim. A fun, if deceptively challenging, puzzle platformer.
They called your grandpa a crazy inventor, and looking at his house, so chock full of tricks and puzzles, you might be inclined to agree. He might have gone missing, but he somehow still manages to send you a letter asking you to come visit... as long as you can uncover the Secret of Grisly Manor, of course! A simple but fun little point-and-click adventure players of all ages will enjoy, and packed with just the right amount of puzzles for a short break of mystery.
Try a position in the exciting, expanding field of neotechnology in this simple but gorgeous physics puzzler from HeadFizz. Just manipulate the environment to get the neopod safely to the neobot awaiting activation. At only 30 levels the game is a bit on the short side, but the fantastic presentation and enjoyable gameplay make this one an easy choice for a midday break when you just want to have a spot of fun.
Is there a occupation cooler than Vampire Hunter? After seeing the exploits of Van Helsing, Buffy, Blade, Alucard and D, I'd be surprised if high-schoolers don't flock around the recruiting table at the yearly career day. However, not all of us have time for the years of intensive training that is required to spot vampires on sight. Thankfully, the University of Winconsin's Center for Game Science has developed an online training program that will focus your Vampire Vision through a combination of arcade puzzling and hidden object spotting... and it just might improve your regular vision too.
A fast-paced action fighter with match-3 gameplay! Featuring awesome animations, sound effects, power-ups and bosses, this is sure to be one of the most intense action puzzle experiences you'll play in a while! Choose from multiple characters to travel through space and beat up on some baddies. Make sure to keep an eye on your health and special meter to unleash the most powerful attack across the galaxy!
Geez, you win a few races and you think you can take on the world! robotJAM and longanimals have gone mad with power and are using their new theme park, Ninja World, to train deadly ninja assassins... your former competitors, in fact! Set out to stop them the only way you know how (namely, through stunts, minigames, and sweet, sweet air time) in this wonderfully silly racing game packed with secrets and unlockables.
Are you really good at Sudoku? Find out with this challenging collection of 60 medium, hard and very hard Sudoku puzzles from 6 different variants, including Classic, Diagonal, Irregular, OddEven, Chain and Multi. Each puzzle is solved like a regular Sudoku with an additional twist according to the variant rules. There is only one unique solution for each puzzle.
Play as white-eyed Pixle in Divine Games' sokoban-like, tile based puzzler. Collect letter blocks and move objects around to avoid being shot at by spike squares. Get them all and a portal opens to the next level. With 50 levels, this game will provide hours of fun and frustration!
Tanooky Tracks is more or less a point-and-click adventure game with a pinch of hidden object seasoning and a surreal twist. Pick up or manipulate objects by clicking on them; a changing cursor alerts you of when you can do so. Click the top and bottom edges of the screen to explore all four levels of the slightly unusual house in search of useful items and clues. Solve the riddles in the hint book to find out what to use where; find and lure out all twelve tanookys and the game's won!
A short mystic platformer with 30 levels. Warp yourself around in this beautiful strange new world from a game that doesn't over complicate itself with wacky gimmicks. Your goal is to make it to the exit door on each level. To get there, you'll have to make use of screen warps, stepping off one edge of the level to appear on the other side. It's a tad disorienting at first since your character doesn't just slide smoothly through like in most games, but very quickly you get the hang of it, and the game becomes about smart jumps and stupid mistakes instead!
Awrite! Time to blast some things in space! Did you know that if you took a real laser gun into space, fired it, and tried to eat a sandwich, the sandwich would taste like pizza? You wouldn't know it from this shooter, though, because it's all about dual stick-type control, moving in one direction and simultaneously firing in the other. Nice techno-ish design, complete with pulsing visuals and a thumping soundtrack. And the first boss? A vector cube. How retro awesome is that?!
The first recorded sighting of a fully-bearded dwarf was in the year 0714.3 AED on the planet Notearth. Represented in this game is the dwarf in their current, modern form, starring in a point-and-click adventure that stands out for one strange reason: you can lose. And you can lose in a number of ways. Solve puzzles on each screen by clicking on items in the correct order, moving things about the screen so you can progress Dor from area to area. If you do something wrong, you'll have to retry, which is not something you see in these sorts of games!
Did you know the word "runatic" is a combination of the two words "run" and "attic"? You can tell because this crazy arcade game (no offense intended) is all about running! You have escaped from the asylum, and now you're running around with a curtain rod (or is it a giant Q-tip?) beating everything up in sight. Complete goals to get things, then beat up a building just because you can. It's pretty much straight-up destructive carnage with a few missions tied to it, but boy is it fun running around in that attic. (Note: Attic is what I call everything outside of my office.)
Did you know that the practice of upgrading enemies dates back to beetles in the 14th century? It's true! Just like this unique little shooting game, the beetles of old would use glue-like spittle and attach weapons onto their foes, increasing their stats while they received a random stat upgrade of their own. Then, each round became an exercise of moving close to the bad guy, taking them out one at a time, and hoping they survived to the next upgrade!
In a world of colourless characters and corporate secrets, there are no moral absolutes; only many shades of grey. An abstract puzzle game composed of lush ambient sound, macro photography and minimalist animations. Solve puzzles and interact with scenery using the mouse. Headphones or stereo speakers are recommended.
Bripitol, a sort of deliberately-paced matching game, continues Tonypa's run of designs for games that are simple, easy to grasp, yet unique and compelling. With appealing abstract design and soundtrack from Kevin Macleod, Bripitol is a fine edition to Tonypa's library of unique and engaging puzzlers.
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Raven Locks Smith. She lived in the city of Dull, and although she loved her motivational-speaker parents, she wished for something more. One night, as she considered her boredom, a dream came to her and told her of a life changing tome that could be found near the Mountains of Oddness. Soon she walked there, and found it to be a most interesting place... And so, in this new point and click adventure game by Jonas and Verena Kyratzes, set in the same universe as their earlier The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge, you help Raven search through the quite unusual Land of Dreams in search of The Book of Living Magic. Highly recommended to all lovers of classic adventure games or fantasy worlds in general.