On of Eyezmaze continues to impress and amaze us with his game development skills, and Dwarf Complete is no exception. Perhaps his most ambitious project to date, the game was commissioned for the online RPG, Lineage II, and it even features dwarves from that game. Dwarf Complete is an amazingly good adventure puzzle game with quality, presentation and gameplay that all helped push this title to the top of the Best of 2007.
There's a strange little town you might not have heard of, but once you find your way there, you just might not be able to tear yourself away. Pastel Games offers up a chilling, atmospheric point-and-click adventure set in the wild west. There are legends about a woman who appears to be linked to a series of bizarre events, and you probably don't want to be around when she finally shows up... even though she's dying to meet you...
Help a little robot get his life together in this melancholic Metroidvania platformer from Tony (Antony Lavelle) of Armor Games. Explore an ominous facility under the purview of your disappointed computer mother, gathering upgrades and fighting fellow robots. Worth the initial weirdness for a quiet gem of an experience with a surprising amount of depth in its simple design.
In this point-and-click puzzle game from Andrey Kovalishin, you're responsible for ensuring that Snail Bob doesn't die a hilarious death. Pull levers to activate platforms, push buttons to move barriers, anything that it takes to get poor slow-moving Bob over to the other side. What makes Snail Bob entertaining is not the complexity of the game but the sheer amount of quirky charm it contains.
With graffiti on the walls, funky-fresh music and a grunchy-chic environment, you'd think that Truck Loader was trying a little too hard to be cool. Were this another shoot 'em up or platformer, I'd probably have dismissed it outright but Truck Loader is a refreshingly ghetto-looking stack 'em up puzzler with a twist.
Serendipity in 2D is an arty game, maybe even an experimental one. You view a hospital from the side, the walls cut away. With your far-reaching cursor you have to orchestrate chains of events that will ultimately lead to three things: someone being saved, someone finding love and someone dying.
A classic example of interesting Nitrome fare. It takes a not-so-simple run-and-jump game and gives it an added twist: it's an allegedly old game emulated on modern technology, bad connection and all. If you're willing to see the game through to the end, then go ahead and hop on the Super Treadmill!
An escape game that, naturally, begins with you trapped in a rather comfy lounge-like room. Modern Mystery is a journey worth taking. So get in there and get out of there!
Spare a thought for Anbot, the protagonist in this point-and-click adventure game. Reliable and trustworthy Anbot has fronted up for work as usual and found himself injured because of someone else's negligence. In a split second he kisses goodbye to his dream holiday and knows he has to flee the factory floor, because robots don't get worker's compensation; damaged robots are swiftly annihilated to maintain efficiency and economics.
Find groups of three or more adjacent blobs of the same color and click on the first; draw a path with the mouse highlighting three or more blobs and click again to make them explode.
Vanilla, jeans, thunderbolts - there have been many variations and 'improvements', but nothing that beats the original. That also goes for many puzzle games and while people are less inclined to meet an old favourite during an adventure game, on their own they hit the sweet spot. That, more or less, summarises my opinion of Bomboozle 2. It might not break new ground or usher in the new era of 'pop the colors' puzzle games, but this take on a classic isn't broken either!
This is your mission in Aah Little Atlantis, a pixelated turn-based strategy game; try to save as much of the Atlantean populace as you can, using nothing but floods, meteors, and the populace's own panicked fleeing. Your tools are floods and meteors, and you will deploy one of each on a single map tile, once every turn. Your charges are little Atlantean sprites, who will flee in terror from the ravaging deluge you let loose upon them, though they are oddly sanguine about meteors and will happily run toward them.
Combining action, defense, and even platforming (not to mention cool shades) for a unique and bizarre experience. Build barriers by placing blocks with unique abilities to hold off the demons who swarm in trying to snatch your only hope of finding your daughter.
Find all the elements in the universe one at a time by mixing given elements to make new ones in this addictive puzzle game in which you've just gotta find 'em all!
A little bit Portal and a little bit My First Quantum Translocator, this puzzle platformer game puts you in the sprockets of a tiny little robot running experiments. Running and jumping is easy for you, but how about harnessing the power of your own momentum to make huge leaps? It's adorable and fun once you get the hang of it, but you might feel a bit as if the controls are fighting you the whole way there. It's kind of like assembling Ikea furniture, only without the shoddy bookcase as a reward for completion.
Reign over your force! Push for more profit! Build your ivory tower! Buy a pot plant! From hiring people to building the office space - this is your chance to build a corporate behemoth in this new sim resource management game from Armor Games and jmtb02 where the goal is to make money, build higher... and push buttons. Lots of buttons.
A retro-looking shooter where you storm an office complex in an attempt to rescue numerous hostages from bad guys. Destructive environments make things more interesting as you can place explosive satchel charges and throw grenades at walls, helping you to get to the hostages while taking out the enemy.
When evil robots strike and steal all your lighthouse bulbs, it's GIL to the rescue!... easily killed Gil, with no defenses and a soft, pink body, but GIL nonetheless! This simple looking but tricky platformer from Animals Play Games is guaranteed to test your skills as you run, leap, and flying-machine your way through increasingly difficult worlds filled with spikes, robots, switches, lava, missiles, mines, and much more.
Liquid Measure 2 mixes Pipe Mania, water collection puzzles and simple idea physics into a nice glass of flash gaming fun. The difficulty is perhaps overly easy, but the mechanics are clever and the professional presentation should quench your thirst for a half hour.
The last thing you remember, you were just another tourist enjoying a visit to a rather unique museum. Now you find yourself stranded fifty levels below the surface, bristling with memory, and no clue how you got there. Fight your way back up in this top-down horror shooter, but be careful; the walls have eyes... and teeth.
A Gray-Haired Science Guy has been ordered by his government to launch a rocket straight to the moon in Barbarian Games' new take on the launch action genre. Using Keyboard or Mouse controls, steer your craft ever higher, picking up bonuses and adding upgrades until you reach the ultimate goal of 300k feet. The countdown awaits!
The Beatles don't know what they're talking about. All you need (all you REALLY need) is a pile of wet, squishy brains. At least, that's assuming we're talking about dealing with zombies. Use tasty brains to lure the zombie invasion to their demise in this simple but charming little puzzle game, utilizing tricks and traps as well as the terrain to fool the slobbering hordes. Cute slobbering hordes, in this case.
Fragments is a tile-sliding puzzle by Ozzie Mercado that's as simple as getting in touch with your shape-shifting side, with a bit of planning and some geometric twists. Mix in a mellow color scheme and a funky riff in the background, and you've got a fun puzzle to slide right into.
It's Snake! It's Breakout! It's a gleeful amalgam of both! It's RADiancE, a new classic-style arcade game from developer Miguel Angel Perez Martinez, and along with some color matching and clever soundtrack work, it's also more than the sum of its parts.
Who needs context? All you need to know is you're an adorable piggy detective, hot on the heels of some shadowy guy because... well, because shadowy guys are rarely good guys, I guess. It's a point-and-click puzzle game in which you need to figure out what has to be done in each room in order to proceed. The obstacles tend to be a bit more abstract than you might expect, but come on; are you seriously complaining about logic in a game where you play a tiny, crime-solving pig?
Shoot darts at bloons to pop them all. Clever level design and infectiously addictive balloon popping is what makes the Bloons series so popular and so awesome.
A series of mini-games that all have the same goal: find the key. Nothing complicated here, just you and a slowly evolving set of puzzles designed to test your common sense, and your ability to think outside the box.
Bart Bonte's Me and the Key sent us all on a voyage of self- and key-discovery. But the hunt for the self/key is an eternal quest, is it not? Luckily, the journey has been lengthened by another 25 levels in Me and the Key 2. As you progress through this series of abstract thinking puzzles and mini-games, maybe you'll discover that the key that you were searching for was around your penguin-thing's neck the whole time.
Apparently the titular hero of keybol'sJohnny Why Are You Late believes in total honesty with management. Of course, Johnny also seems to have a little bit of a weird memory. He needs you to point and click through his strangely puzzle-filled house to remember exactly why he was late to work.
It's space golf! In space! Somehow your ball ended up out in the farthest regions of the galaxy and you have no choice but to play through.
Build up your own crazy virus, out of random computer parts! Match the pieces to make them grow stronger. Just watch out to not overflow and destroy yourself!
For those of you thinking your prayers for a fantasy-themed game based on the classic novel and movie "Logan's Run" have been answered, you'll have to keep waiting. Wizard's Run is, however, based on the concept of wizards combined with the concept of movement towards things and with an overall killing things theme.
If you've always wanted to go into space but golf wasn't your cup of tea (HA!), then try out this new spin on FunkyPear's physics series! Utilize the gravitational pull of planets to help you take out the opposing team in this turn-based game of space warfare. Unlock new weapons, earn achievements, upgrade your troops, and try to do it all under par.
Pod Panic is a gorgeous little arcade Flash shooter that is simple to play and terribly addictive. Each level presents you with an increasing number of pods, round bumper-like objects that tend to gravitate towards your ship, and a string-creature that is rather hypnotizing to watch. Great old-school arcade fun in a tight little package.
An insanely great shooter with periods of non-stop over-the-top action that is intense and gratifying. Megatons of action packed into a tight little Flash package that features appealing graphics and effects, and a dynamite soundtrack.
Red and Giant Panda's master has been kidnapped by ninjas! Are you a bad enough panda to rescue him? So is the challenge of Neutronized's new teamwork platformer. Guide them through twenty levels of puzzles, alternating control between the differently-abled Giant and Red all the while. This is a slow-paced, almost zen, walk through a pixelated garden.
A platform action adventure in which you take the Blackmist form of a young hero named Leo and his Eagle, to puzzle and fight your way through various worlds, eliminating henchmen and completing boss battles to overcome the evil that threatens to annihilate your village.
A sort-of roguelike platformer where the foes you vanquish become playable characters. Destroy four dragons to reach the boss of the mysterious floating dungeon in this cute, fast-paced retro title.
Everyone's had problems with their neighbors at some point. From the party guys who blare music at 3 a.m. on a Monday morning to the lawn dictators who go berserk if your grass gets too long, bad neighbors are a fact of life. In Nerdook's latest strategy game, Deadly Neighbours, you get to deal with your neighbors in the most direct way possible: by beaning them in the head with a PS2 controller!
Sean Cooper's new online simulation of the classic game of marbles. Aim and shoot a white marble, attempting to knock red marbles out of the circle. The lack of AI opponents or online multiplayer is a flaw, but overall it's a fine iteration of a very niche genre.
A mesmerizing chain reaction game that creates a beautiful little mess of chaos that's like eating an entire bag of Halloween candy... with your eyes!
Sudoku fans should rejoice with this new release from Conceptis. It contains a number of classic puzzles, along with several variations including Diagonal, Irregular, Chain, Odd/Even, and Multi.
The Mary Reed Chronicles is a quick, fun adventure game that puts you in the shoes of Mary Reed as she tries to rescue Princess Ann from a Demon airship (for non-Storm Winds fans, that's not demon as in monsters, but Demons as in people from Demo). The puzzles aren't extremely tough, but there will be times when you'll have to take some time to think about what to do next and there's not a lot of item combing.
Get into the undead-slaying groove once again by playing this latest physics puzzler from Mibix. It's a solid use of your time whenever you want to send some zombie heads a rolling.
A new paper parkour platformer by Spelgrim with an artistic style that is uniquely inky, with drips and smears aplenty. It makes for a visual style that is stark yet fluid, and for a lively protagonist that is a joy to control.
In this new fun-sized Halloween-themed installment of the popular Reincarnation point and click adventure series, control the snarky demon as he attempts to see if Darcy, a soul that has escaped from down below, has taken up his old ways. Use the mouse to manipulate and combine objects to complete your mission.
In this Halloween-themed puzzle platform adventure, you play a pumpkin-headed protagonist who has to search the chambers of the underworld for the spirit of Halloween. Jacko in Hell has plenty of spooky charm that's sure to get you in the spirit of Halloween. Just be careful when you carve your pumpkins this year, you never know where they might end up!
Toxers is turn-based exploration game where you have to save your city from the mutated bugs that have appeared in the wake of an ice cream factory explosion. You'll visit 17 different areas killing bugs, rescuing survivors and completing missions. Escape from the city won't be easy, especially with Bugzilla blocking the only route out of town.
This physics puzzle may look familiar, as it's another Halloween-themed version of the popular Red Remover game, instead made with pumpkins. Use any means necessary (as long as that means is "clicking") to figure out how to remove all pumpkins from the screen in as few moves as possible. The addition of various types of pumpkins jazzes things up a bit, but overall this remains light, simple fun. Although it does kind of make me wonder what you have against pumpkins. What, did one forget to return your mixed tapes in college or something?
This is your chance to be the spook, and we don't mean the sort that stare at goats. This simply vibrant and unusual action puzzler by the Super Flash Bros puts you in the role of a ghost who seeks to haunt a house in peace and quiet, but your house has been overrun by a bunch of noisy party guests and it's up to you to scare the living daylights out of all thirty, yes thirty, of them.
Proceed down from the top floor of the Lucky Tower in an attempt to escape... but chances are you'll meet your death a fair number of times along the way. Make sure you bring your sword and shield. Or fez and rapier. Or skull and mace. Or... you know what, we'll let you decide.
Safeplaces is a website filled with curiosity and reward. So take a break, and take time to take in that which is around you. Smile, giggle, laugh and love. Play.
The Telephone is a stylish and unique puzzle game in which you embark on an adventure by dialing in destinations. The destinations are 3-digit telephone numbers that you find in each 'level' and which advance you through the game. Each destination is unique in its objective, sound, and interface.
In this physics puzzle platformer from WoblyWare, the Maoi Duck God has demanded tribute, and has luckily granted you, his humble servant, power over gravity to fulfill his godly demands. Waddle through forty colorful and increasingly challenging levels, bounding from surface to surface, avoiding enemies and collecting golden eggs.
Here are two creepy treats that will have you playing the role of a thief to avoid death traps in a creepy, abandoned house while seeking out some loot. And you might not get out alive. Cat burglars might have nine lives, but common thieves only get three.
Using your mouse navigate through creepy, old houses to find keys, unlock doors, search rooms, and use objects to assist you in your thieving quest.
Cyberspace is under attack by rogue AI, and the only thing fast enough to deal with them is you in this fantastic tower defense game!
Boondog is an action/puzzle platformer similar to classic titles such as Another World and the original Prince of Persia. The first dozen or so levels of Boondog ease you slowly into the game, and after that, you're on your own. Puzzles get more complex, requiring more planning and a lot better timing.
Blosics 2 Level Pack is a new series of levels and a custom editor for the physics puzzler, Blosics 2. Shoot different-sized balls at various structures made of blocks, causing them to fall down. You have to deal with blocks on and around various stone, rubber and ice surfaces that effect trajectories, as well as exploding blocks and floating balloon blocks.
A turn-based RPG with a heavy focus on combat. Set 600 years after an apocalyptic event, you'll create a character and start fighting your way to being the top gladiator. Apokalyx works just as well in small doses as it does for long sessions of play.
The Day, by Gregory Weir, is one part puzzle and one part experimental narrative. One of the best things about Gregory Weir is that he's always trying something different. It's never just a platformer, or just a puzzle. There's always some new twist to it.
Matt Sandorf: Journey to Endless Entertainment is not just an artistic point-and-click game. It is an advergame—a promotion for the Sony empire from music to gadgets to games. It was created by Rodrigo Roesler, creator of the very popular Trapped series of games, and this one follows similar construction.
FireBoy and WaterGirl 2: The Light Temple is the sequel to Oslo Albet's last Forest Temple offering. In it, you control two cute elemental characters as they attempt to grab various gems and reach their exits. Each character can be controlled independently or at the same time, leading to some interesting teamwork-based platform puzzles. The Light Temple includes extra light and darkness-based stages in a robust 40 level pack.
Control an adorable unibrowed cycloptic hero in this twist on the RPG genre, killing monsters, finding weapons, collecting loot and exploring dungeons. The twist is, all the inputs are controlled with the repeated clicks of a single mouse button. Quite entertaining, if a little bit repetitious, and yet addictive, too.
Emma and Lilith are two little girls with a lot in common despite some differences... like fangs and a few centuries. These two spot-the-difference games are meant to be played together for both perspectives, and the end result is a short but sweet little experience that lightens up the spooky Halloween season, and is perfect to be enjoyed with whatever little monster you have in your life.
Join the aptly-named FireBoy and WaterGirl as they plumb the depths of the Forest Temple for... diamonds, apparently? Because... well, honestly, when have you ever needed a reason to get diamonds?
Why can't pirates and ninjas get along? Why can't you crazy kids just join hands, or hooks, and sing a little Kumbaya? Why must you alternate through sixty levels of smashing, launching, physics puzzle madness? Your creator ought to be ashamed of you.
Thousand Dollar Soul is a "choose-your-own-adventure" game of interactive fiction. It's also a game about love and obsession... maybe. Your interaction in the story is limited to choosing from the options that appear on the bottom of the screen, which direct the course of events.
Levers, by Patrick Smith of Vector Park, is an incredibly mesmerizing Flash game of physics and balance. It is also an excellent example of a composition that balances art with technology.
Moonlights gives you World of Goo-like building tools, a simple star-speckled background, and soothing music. Then it asks you to build a tower to the moon. With several different kinds of building surfaces, an accessible level editor, and a meditative tone, this is one of the most laid-back construction games around.
Sieger takes the Crush the Castle formula and literally turns the game around and gives a brand new and super fun puzzle experience to the player.
Moby Dick: The Video Game is an arcade action game of survival in which you take control of literature's most famous whale. Grow to a massive size by chomping down on sailors, fish, birds and aliens. Nothing from the land, sea, air or space is safe from you! Keep an eye on your health and hunger and survive for as long as you can. Even if you don't care for survival-type games you should give this one a try.
When the army tries to lock down a city during a zombie outbreak, one lone mechanic decides to make a break for it. In this clever take on the driving genre, try and make it out of the city alive, racking up kills to upgrade your car and trying to stay one step ahead of the army. Turns out the military doesn't appreciate someone trying to escape a quarantine zone. If they have their way, the only way you'll be getting out is in a body bag.
Oliver & The Basilisks is a turn-based, strategy, board game where you'll take control of the wizard Oliver. Your goal is to clear each level of basilisks either by using your magic spells or by maneuvering them into each other or into deadly objects. With three modes of game play and up to 14 spells, Oliver & The Basilisks offers a lot of variety.
The original game might have been an RPG, but this anime-styled shooter delivers intense sidescrolling action that allows you to play as three different characters all with their own unique skills and strengths!
Monster Slayers is a casual strategy RPG game that puts you in charge of a highly customizable team of five slayers. It's a lot of fun, though not very difficult or deep. Just right for the casual player!
Reachin' Pichin offers great launch gameplay throughout that is fully up there with the classics of the genre. Early launches are easy, but actually winning the game will not only take a fully evolved Pichin, but also a careful use of skills towards the top, where platforms become scarce.
Tower defense meets arena shooting in this cute, fast-paced game where you play the short-tempered white rabbit who must hold off against a seemingly never-ending army of... um... thumbs?
Bustabrain from Ninjadoodle is a quick, fun and enjoyable brainteaser of a game. How many clicks will it take YOU to finish?
In this creepy-cool new point-and-click adventure series from Pastel Games, you'll search a desolate countryside where danger and the supernatural lurks around every corner, and the superb atmosphere will keep you on your toes.
Picking up where the last game left off, the second installment in this creepy point-and-click series from Pastel Games has you dealing with supernatural events during one of history's darkest times... the Black Plague.
Super Mind Dungeon is a new and original arcade game that wins huge points for its originality, and gets a few retro brownie points for its pixel-loving presentation and old-school sound sensibilities.
Can you torque the talk? In this unusual Flash adventure game from 2002, your spacecraft crash lands on an alien planet. To escape, you must observe the culture and learn a new language to communicate with the inhabitants of this alien world.
Out of the capable hands of Youda Games comes a time management game that will have you hooked for days on in. Youda Survivor combines some of the best elements from Youda Games' previous efforts with some stylistic influences from games like Farm Frenzy.
For the Twin is a brain training matching game in which you must find the twin within a collection of other similar but different odd, alien shaped characters. How good is your perception of detail?
All you have to do is get the ball to the star. Easy, right? But in this one-button game from Paolo Percini, nothing is as simple as it seems... well, okay, it is, it's just hard! Swap the blobs onscreen to navigate the ball to where you need it.
Nearly a year after the first installment was released, the Gretel and Hansel trilogy continues in this twisted, dark and slightly comedic take on the classic fairytale from Mako Pudding. Separated from her brother in the forest, can Gretel outwit all manner of strange and scary fables to be reunited with Hansel? Of course she can, with your help! After all, girls rule, and boys drool... in Hansel's case, at least, that's literal, so you might want to get a move on.
In The Dark Times your main goal is to guide your young mage to the top ranking in the titular Book of Mages. The book is a listing of the top 100 mages in the world and you won't make it to number one by just gobbing around. You're going to have to do some real magic, you're going to have to go to arenas and defeat other mages in turn-based combat to raise your rank.
Matched coloured beams to their appropriate cells in this tricky puzzle game from Lyngo Games. Getting the beams where you need them to be is hard enough... can you do so in as few moves as possible to make par?
The idea, as always, is simple. Get the red ball (or square) to touch all the flags by drawing physical objects directly onto the screen with your crayon-like cursor. This sequel to Magic Pen features 32 more puzzling levels, all selectable from the moment you start the game, mostly set in various crayon-rendered versions of historical locations. The level designs feel a bit more intricate this time, with more on-screen obstacles and even a few moving contraptions to cope with. There are no major improvements to the formula, but such a childlike, pure idea doesn't need them. This is a heap more Magic Pen for everyone who loved it the first time. Enjoy.
They're back and they still can't get any sleep because you keep waking them up! This pack of levels for the popular physics puzzle game offers twenty more stages for you to manipulate contraptions designed to wake up a royal family who just wants a little shut eye. Don't you feel like a bully now?
Wake the Royalty is Eugene Karataev's sequel to Wake Up the Box, with a pleasant, hypnotic tune by ImperfectDisciple accompanying it. 25 levels in all, this iteration doesn't really bring anything new to the table, but it's still a fun little diversion. If you're looking for a good phuzzle to waste a bit of time, look no further.
Aaron Maupin twists Sokoban in a clever new way! As the title implies, in this sliding block puzzle game, the blocks will stick to one another, forcing you to plan every move carefully if you want to win.
Claim resources, manage your units (no jokes, please) and build your defenses in this challenging turn-based board game. With all those pesky fleshy humans gone, all we have are robots, which means strategy should be a cinch... right?
Wake Up The Box 2 is a physics puzzle that has you attaching various wooden pieces to objects in order to wake up the tie-wearing Mr. Box. The game includes interesting contraptions, new gameplay elements, and a few surprises along the way. It's a solid, casual game that fans of the series and physics-aficionados should enjoy. The title feels even more refined and smoother than its predecessor. Give it a try!
Feed the King is a fun, simple and very addictive arcade game. Stack cakes as high as you can, and then control the king and eat as many of the stacked cakes as possible! Featuring combos, items and power-ups, upgrades, achievements, and three different gameplay modes!
It's Diner Dash... in prison! Feed hungry inmates and clean up after they leave, but if any gang gets angry, you'll have a real mess on your hands. Impatient inmates tend to fight, and you'll have to take care of that with your ladle!
Notebook Wars is a top-down, vertical scrolling shoot-em-up with personality and charm. It starts out a little slow, but it's not long before it picks up the challenge. And while the art style may be the main attraction here, the relaxed and casual shoot-em-up gameplay paired with lots of upgrades to outfit your ship with together make this little shooter shine.
An action adventure and puzzle game from Oddity Games. All Oozy needs to do is climb through fifty levels of a top-down maze, sliming baddies, exploding ooze, collecting lime jellies, and battling bosses all the while.
Moxie 2 is a solitaire puzzle game where you try to create words by modifying or adding letters to existing words. Each letter has a different point value, and larger words earn you more points. Earn the most points by forming special Moxie words, based on animals, vegetables, or minerals. A simple concept with surprisingly deep, addictive play.
Just days after Valve released the physics-bending game Portal, intrepid designers at We Create Stuff turned it into a 2D puzzle/platformer. An impressively accurate depiction of the game that's fun in its own right, even if you haven't wrapped your head around its big brother.