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Games Featured:
  • • Jump, Copy, Paste
  • • Digital: A Love Story
  • • Ruined
Weekend Download This weekend we have an enormously interesting game to share: Digital: A Love Story. The title encapsulates the experience quite well, as it's a game that's both about 20 year old technology and love.


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Games Featured:
  • • Drone
  • • Boxycraft
  • • A Weekend in Space
Weekend Download Step one: Push the box, solve the puzzle. Step two: Go into space, push the box, get your stuff. Step three: Build a machine, buy some weapons, pick up some money. STEP FOUR WIN!


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Games Featured:
  • • Fatherhood
  • • Fishface
  • • Desktop Dungeons
Weekend Download It's a roguelike-like Weekend Download! Two of our games this weekend snuggle up to the famously non-casual sub-genre without turning up the complexity. Same RPG flavor, one tenth the time commitment! Quaffing potions should be a standard roguelike feature, though...

Caster Episode 2: <br />The Lydonia Chronicles Caster is a third-person action-shooter with distinct influences from the glory days of console gaming; it cooks up some of the most-enticing features of high-energy, super-powered shooter action and serves it up on a silver platter.


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Games Featured:
  • • Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage
  • • Animal Control
  • • Six-Chamber Champion
  • • Watch Ducks
Weekend Download Why spend all of your time toiling away on one game when you can make a ton of them? The 529-in-1 Klik & Play Pirate Kart II: Kart Harder is all about that, and the games featured below are from this recent event. 102 people contributed a total of 529 games over the weekend, each made in under two hours. It's quantity over quality, so don't expect the next Sprout, but do expect a lot of wacky ideas, one-trick games, and maybe even a few things that, once seen, can never be unseen. Check out a random selection of the 529 games, and don't be afraid to download and play many more!


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Games Featured:
  • • Vatn Squid
  • • Paper Dreams
  • • Dissipate
Weekend Download Games are fun. Jam is delicious. Why not combine the two? The Game Jolt Weekend Game Jam has both of those words (even though its jam is less strawberry flavored) and contains exactly the same amount of yum. Check out a few of the top games from this 48 hour competition.

Virtual Villagers 4: <br />The Tree of Life It's time to travel back to Isola! Yes, that magical island paradise with the odd wildlife and mysterious ruins is back in Virtual Villagers 4: The Tree of Life, the latest installment in the Virtual Villagers casual sim series by Last Day of Work. The powerhouse of the field, the game by which all other village simulations are measured, is back to delve deeper into the secrets of the island!

The Spirit Engine 2 All it takes is one stranger on the road on one dark night to unwittingly set in motion a chain of events that could change the world. Choose your party members from nine distinct personalities and set off on a side-scrolling free RPG adventure through lush environments full of strange characters. Featuring nine chapters, a complex battle scheme, and more, it's a stunning linear adventure that will delight fans of the genre.


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Games Featured:
  • • Lunnye Devitsy
  • • Which
  • • The Hunt
Weekend Download This week's selection of downloadable games seems to ask a lot of questions. Not because one of their titles practically is a question, but because of the way they're made. What rests beyond the next corridor? How can you get to the other side of that waterfall? And if I step out into that suspiciously dark and open wooded area, will I get attacked by something hideous?

Galcon Fusion Galcon Fusion is the latest in the growing line of casual strategy games from Phil Hassey. Following Galcon Classic, the original desktop version of the series, and borrowing a ton of tricks from the iPhone incarnations Galcon and Galcon Labs, Fusion pits you against the rest of the galaxy as you fight for dominance. Featuring high-definition visuals, loads of interesting modes of play, and several fun bells and whistles, Galcon Fusion is a respectable successor in the Galcon line and a captivating casual Risk-like strategy game.


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Games Featured:
  • • BirdyWorld
  • • Mr. Kitty's Quest
  • • Bitworld
  • • Dungeons of Fayte
Weekend Download The recently-completed TIGSource Assemblee Competition was all about artists and programmers working together as one big happy family-like unit. The two-part competition began with artists/musicians creating assets, then programmers came along, scooped up the goodies and used them to make games. The results, as you can see, are extraordinary, with over 70 games submitted in the end. Below are a few highlights of the competition.


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Games Featured:
  • • A very brief tale
  • • Strangers
  • • War and Peace
Weekend Download Sometimes you don't want an epic story or 80 hours of gameplay out of your game. Sometimes you just want to mess around, experience something quirky, and call it a day. All of the games below are extremely short. They're "just 'cause" games, because the only reason you play them is just because you can!

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! <br />A Reckless Disregard for Gravity If you're a fan of first person skydiving games with lots of vowels in the title, Aaaaa! A Reckless Disregard for Gravity by Dejobaan Games is right up your alley. Your goal is to make it from Point A (generally assumed to be somewhere above you) to Point B (somewhere below point A) without crushing every bone in your body. Unfortunately the skies are littered with airborne buildings and architectural oddities. And birds. And cars. And large glass plates with numbers on them.


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Games Featured:
  • • TowerClimb
  • • Sheep
  • • Heartwild Solitaire Classic
Weekend Download Ahem. Here we go Loopty Loo! Here we go Loopty Li! Here we go Loopty Loo! Because it's Weekend Download that you can possibly read on a Saturday night!

Solium Infernum In the mood for a seriously intense turn-based strategy game? Solium Infernum is about as non-casual as you can get, featuring no in-game tutorial and a 30+ page instruction manual. But it rewards players with superb open-ended gameplay that has as many paths to victory as you can conjure.


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Games Featured:
  • • TimeStill
  • • Flood the Chamber
  • • This Is How Bees Work
  • • Probability Zero
Weekend Download Simplicity is often overlooked in modern games. Whereas early programmers had little more to work with than a few lines of code and a green-on-black screen, modern game makers can have armies of programmers, artists, and computers on their side. It doesn't take 3D visuals and realistic physics to make a good game, though, as indie game creators prove time and time again. This week's games are small in some ways, but enormous in others, and all have that special something that makes you treasure the time you spend with it.


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Games Featured:
  • • Wave Goodbye
  • • Squid and Let Die
  • • Wave Goodbye
Weekend Download Reflexes are a mixed bag, aren't they? On the one hand, they cause you to do things like uncontrollably kick people if they look at your knees (that's a reflex, honest), on the other hand, they jerk your hand away from painful objects and let you play insanely fast and chaotic games.

VVVVVV Terry Cavanagh's ambitious and charming little game of platformer-esque exploration contains a lot of fun, but may demand too much from your reflexes for some players. Seek out your missing crew across a sprawling map packed with secrets, symbolism, and a whole lot of challenge that will put all your skills to the test. Buckle up, Captain.


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Games Featured:
  • • Apocalypse Adventure
  • • Penguinagain
  • • Scavenger
  • • Cat Planet
Weekend Download It's Ludum Dare time again! Ludum Dare 16 has come and gone, leaving with us dozens upon dozens of unique, quickly-crafted games to enjoy. The latest competition's theme was "exploration", and here are a few of the top games as voted by the LD community!


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Games Featured:
  • • ArGeeBee
  • • Opera Omnia
  • • Audia
Weekend Download It's the first Weekend Download of 2010! We thought we would go easy on you while you break in your new calendar, so all of the games below have a light download footprint. You can handle a few megs worth of games, can't you? Sure you can!


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Games Featured:
  • • Shards
  • • Hydorah
  • • Battle of Tiles
Weekend Download If games weren't challenging, we wouldn't bother with them, right? Games create a set of rules that cause certain actions to be difficult, then you, the player, must try to perform those actions. It's a narrow definition, to be sure, but challenge on any level is something that sits at the core of gaming. Each of the games below throws challenges at you in a different way, whether it's via enemies, puzzles, restrictive physics, or a combination of all three. Sometimes you have to form a strategy, but sometimes it's about fighting with the game itself to make it all work. Either way, it's fun.


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Games Featured:
  • • GunFu Deadlands
  • • !
  • • Sumotori Dreams
  • • Magic Planet Snack
  • • Dawn's Light: A Christmas Tale
Weekend Download Ever wonder what happens to the games we feature on Weekend Download? Think the respective developers just take a nap and start on something new? Oh ho HO! You would be wrong! Two of this week's games are updates of titles we featured in the past, proving once and for all (insert significant philosophical observation here).


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Games Featured:
  • • Lily
  • • We Want YOU
  • • Kaiser Kitty
Weekend Download I'm a sucker for cute, quirky games. Throw a few chunky pixels in my direction, slap on a coat of "retro, yet new" gameplay on the top, and you've got my attention. All three games this weekend have that quirky old-school charm, and all three were thoroughly played/nommed by yours truly!


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Games Featured:
  • • Focus
  • • Dreamside Maroon
  • • Saut
Weekend Download Exploration is most of the reason why many of us play video games. When a developer crafts an entire world for you to play in, it's easy to get giddy with the concept of probing every corner and climbing on top of every boulder. This week's selection features several games that are heavy on the discovery aspect of gaming. Whether it's a magical world filled with moonlight or a dark pixel cave, you never know what's around the corner until you look...


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Games Featured:
  • • Restraining Order
  • • Focus
  • • rComplex
  • • Igneous
Weekend Download RUUUNNNN!!!!! Escape games of the non-point-and-click variety are well-represented in the indie gaming community. What could be more basic than "get away from the thing that's chasing you"? Two of this weekend's titles focus on running away from something really scary. And you'll have a good time doing just that!

Gratuitous Space Battles One the surface, Gratuitous Space Battles, from Kudos developer Positech Games, looks like your run-of-the-mill space RTS, something in the vein of the Homeworld series or Star Wars: Empire at War. But when that glance turns into a longing stare, you'll realize it's very different from both of those series and isn't really, in fact, a real time strategy game at all. Gratuitious Space Battles has a whole new system of gameplay going for it that, in many ways, feels more like a tower defense game than anything else.


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Games Featured:
  • • Harmony
  • • Featherweight
  • • Dungeon
  • • Devil's Tuning Fork
Weekend Download Two things the indie gaming community thrives on are experimentation and nostalgia. Some developers push their concepts so far the resulting experience is unlike anything we've ever seen. It may be fun, it may be frustrating, but we love it for the boundless innovation. Other developers take classic concepts and reinvent them for the modern player, resurrecting proven gaming mechanics for everyone to enjoy once again. The selection of games below illustrates both concepts quite well, with a few games blending both nostalgia and experimentation in equal parts. Gotta love indie game creators!

Mad Skills Motocross Once upon a time, an exceptional game designer decided to put his hands to making a 'cool' game. It worked. The result was Excitebike, a fast-paced and challenging motorbike racing game. Released this year is the strikingly similar debut game from Turborilla, the aptly titled Mad Skills Motocross. While there are obvious differences between the latter and former games, the general idea of "move right using a motorbike while making jumps and going fast" is here, and that's what we like to see.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Balloon Bros Tumble-Top Sideshow Spectacular!
  • • Au Sable
  • • Fetus
  • • Tetripong
Weekend Download Alternate title for this edition of Weekend Download: The Balloon Bros. Return of the Attack of the Wrath of the Download: Episode 2 Part 4 - Tetripongfetusausable's Revenge.

Torchlight Kiss your free time and your loved ones goodbye. Torchlight is here. The indie rogue-like/action/RPG title has been highly anticipated, but is it worth all the hype? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Stop talking to me, I'm trying to play. With randomly generated dungeons, an obscene amount of treasure and monsters to hunt, and a faithful animal companion at your side, Torchlight is a stellar example of indie gaming at its finest.


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Games Featured:
  • • ButaVX: Justice Fighter
  • • Umbrella Adventure - The Castle of Cake
  • • Home
Weekend Download Who needs bajillions of colors, seriously? The games below illustrate that all you need for a visual presentation are a few well-placed shades of gray (or orange and black, for the last one) and you've got yourself a visual style!


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Games Featured:
  • • ButaVX: Justice Fighter
  • • Umbrella Adventure - The Castle of Cake
  • • Home
Weekend Download Who needs bajillions of colors, seriously? The games below illustrate that all you need for a visual presentation are a few well-placed shades of gray (or orange and black, for the last one) and you've got yourself a visual style!


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Categories: adventure, blog, download, halloween, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Heartland Deluxe
  • • The White Chamber
  • • Unbound
Halloweekend Download Lots of movies, books, TV shows and games try to scare people around Halloween. Instead of shocking you with things that jump out and go "BWAGGA BWAGGA!!!!", let's get a little more disturbing with a few adventure games that will make you question your sanity. Without further stalling for time and taking up valuable page space... Let's. Get. Scary.


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Eufloria Eufloria, formerly known as Dyson, is a real-time strategy game built around the concepts of simplicity, ambience, and gentle pacing. It plays like an evolved version of Risk or Galcon, where sheer numbers and a good strategy are all you need to dominate. Eufloria isn't about warriors battling over blood-soaked soil. It's a slow, organic game that uses plants as its inspiration, challenging you to expand a seedling empire one asteroid at a time.


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Games Featured:
  • • Excavatorrr
  • • GunFu Deadlands
  • • Angry Gorilla Machine Monsters
Weekend Download Digging games and shooting games go together like eggs and peanut butter. I'll let you sit and ponder that one for a while, then feel free to come back and play the harmonious selection of games below!


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Categories: demo, download, game, indie, mac, physics, puzzle, rating-y, speedrungames, windows

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Grappling Hook On the list of things that are more useful in video games than they are in the real world, grappling hooks are certainly near the top. Acquiring a grappling hook in the real world is positively thrilling, until you start thinking of ways you can actually (and legally) use it. Fortunately, the aptly-titled Grappling Hook isn't grounded in reality. The puzzle platformer from SpeedRunGames is filled with 22 levels of quick-thinking grappling goodness that is sure to keep you zooming around for hours.

Machinarium From Amanita Design, creator of the famously brilliant Samorost series, comes Machinarium, a game so well-conceived and implemented it can confidently launch as one of the best point-and-click adventures of all time. Machinarium is nothing short of a playable piece of art. Similar to Samorost in style and gameplay, you play a lone robot thrown out of the city working his way through desolate mechanical slums. Solve puzzles, find and combine items, and encounter loads of creative characters in your quest. Machinarium is one of those rare games you can't praise enough.


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Games Featured:
  • • You Can't Possibly Expect Me To Do That
  • • Mr. Splode and the Fireworks Factory
  • • Hatman
Weekend Download A handful of tiny, quirky, off-beat kinda games to enjoy this weekend. Want to step on spikes, die, then come back to life? Gotcha covered. Want to blow things up then run for your life? Check. Want to toss your hat? We're so into that, too.


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Categories: arcade, demo, download, game, indie, llamasoft, rating-y, shooter, windows

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Gridrunner Revolution Gridrunner Revolution is a frantic, visually-intense shooter from Llamasoft. You play an unnamed little spaceman, alone and braving the neon, explosion filled depths of space. Suddenly, enemy ships approach. Do they want your ship? Your knowledge? A key piece of technology you have? Nobody knows. All that we can be sure of is if you blow enough of them up, space sheep wander on to the screen — and you can collect them.


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Games Featured:
  • • Adventure Apes and the Mayan Mystery
  • • Star Guard
  • • Raimond EX
Weekend Download It's a platforming fest on this edition of Weekend Download! We've traveled to the far away land of Platformia to find awesome run-and-jump-and-shoot games for you to play. Our expedition resulted in a backpack full of treasures, the best of which are below!

RunMan: Race Around <br />the World RunMan: Race Around the World, by Tom Sennett and Matt Thorson, is a full-fledged follow-up to the RunMan series of speed-centric platform games. You control the titular RunMan who's really, really good at running. He's so good, in fact, he's entered a race to run around the world. Too bad everybody else quit when he showed up. RunMan is also an HonorableMan, however, and before he'll accept the winner's crown, he's going to earn it by running around the world on his own two little yellow feet.


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Games Featured:
  • • Glumbuster
  • • Jed
  • • Awakener
Weekend Download Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use honey combs. Why do Weekend Downloads have a bunch of games? Because spending your weekend reading about and subsequently sorting pieces of lint isn't nearly as fun.

Spelunky Man-eating plants! Skeletons! Giant spiders! Falling boulders! What do these things have in common? They're all very, very deadly. And they, along with a host of other unpleasantness hungry for your demise, are waiting for you in Spelunky, an incredibly addictive roguelike platformer from Derek Yu. Explore, descend, discover... just remember to watch your back and keep one hand on your whip!


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Games Featured:
  • • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • • ASCIIpOrtal
  • • GIana's Return
Weekend Download Three truly heavy-hitting games on this edition of Weekend Download, two of them weighing in as unofficial sequels to commercially released games. Don't let that keep you from trying Journey to the Center of the Earth, however, as it packs even more punch than the name brands!


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Games Featured:
  • • Do You Remember My Lullaby?
  • • FallOver!
  • • Duck Fight
Weekend Download When wacky games and serious, heartfelt games coexist, one never knows what could happen. This edition of Weekend Download pairs the decidedly quiet, thoughtful non-game Do You Remember My Lullaby? with two loud, zany platform action games. Why? Because we can!

Exmortis 3 Ben Leffler continues his popular horror point-and-click series in Exmortis 3, when your time for revenge may come too late to do mankind any good. Introducing new abilities, new locations, and dripping with atmosphere, Exmortis 3 is exceptionally well made, but may be over too soon for some players.


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Games Featured:
  • • Paul Moose In Space World
  • • Solar Plexus
  • • Onslaught of the Electric Zombies
  • • Rock Warrior
  • • Cave Bounce
Weekend Download This edition of Weekend Download happens to be Weekend Download number 101! That means we've featured roughly 400 games since February 2007! Exclamation mark! To celebrate, today's article features five free games, enough to keep you busy for hours on end. It also features an extra amount of love, but if you've been following WD since the beginning, you knew that already, didn't you? AWWWW!!!!


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Categories: arcade, demo, download, game, hemispheregames, indie, mac, rating-g, strategy, windows

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Osmos The main goal in Osmos is simple: you, an amoeba-esque organism known as a "mote," must absorb smaller motes to become bigger. As your size increases, you are able to absorb more and more motes until you are the largest one in the area. This seems like a simple objective, and at its core it is. But, in order to propel yourself around to capture motes, you must expel a part of your own mass, which in turn decreases your size. It's a beautiful and unique game of calm strategy and intense thought.


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Games Featured:
  • • Beacon
  • • Broken Cave Robot
  • • NICE CAVE!
Weekend Download It's a weekend of Ludum Dare! The solo game development competition sends people on a quest to create a game from scratch in 48 hours based on a theme. The results are always interesting, though don't expect a long and polished product from two days of work. The theme for the most recent Ludum Dare competition was "caverns".


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Games Featured:
  • • Minima Bomber
  • • Tasty Static
  • • The Thing with 40 Eyes Girl
  • • Tango Strike
Weekend Download Remakes, revivals, and retro-styled games are the stars of this edition of Weekend Download. We've got that tasty old-school gameplay philosophy, primitive pixel graphics, and a penchant for minimalism all wrapped into one.


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Games Featured:
  • • Bombie Zombie
  • • BOOM
  • • Broken Brothers
Weekend Download Aah, I love the smell of flat, shapeless pixels in the morning! And four-color screenshots in the afternoon. And any combination of the above at any time of the day.


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Games Featured:
  • • JiroSum
  • • Tower of Heaven
  • • Why
Weekend Download Just like milk, cereal and toast make for a delicious breakfast, a math-based shooter, a retro platformer and an emo arcade game make for a scrumptious Weekend Download. Seriously, try it with butter or ghee!


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Games Featured:
  • • Little Bee
  • • Skull Daddy
  • • Attack of the Deadly Mutant Fishies
  • • Carpe Universum
Weekend Download Normally, I'm not much of a shmup fan. Three of the four games featured below, however, happen to be shooters. And I happen to have enjoyed them. Which is neat! Sure, they're decidedly less "serious" than most games in the genre, but still, you shoot stuff, so that counts, right?


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Categories: blog, download, indie, tojam, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Spirit Guide
  • • Alpinist
  • • Category 5
  • • The Ascent
Weekend Download It's TOJam time! The Toronto Independent Game Jam #4 was held May 1-3, with participating teams producing 37 games! Below are just a few of our favorites. Be sure to check out the TOJam 2009 games page for other unique titles.


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Games Featured:
  • • Tanaka's Friendly Adventure
  • • Alexitron's Journey to Learn GML
  • • !Xorpl
Weekend Download Games exist to expand your mind, train your reflexes, broaden your appreciation of all things— naaah! I'm kidding, who cares about all that stuff, amirite? Really, most of the games we play exist just so we can have fun. And that's exactly what we have on this edition of Weekend Download: three tiny, simple games to deliver a bit of mindless fun.


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Games Featured:
  • • Heed
  • • Kung Fu 2
  • • QQUAK
  • • Post I.T. Shooter
Weekend Download Ohhhhh, sometimes I can't get enough of that old-school retro-styled CRT TV in the living room playing games when I'm supposed to be learning my multiplication tables goodness! An incredibly low-res Quake-inspired game is a heavy dose of nostalgia, but pile on top of that a short Lucas Arts-style adventure game and an unofficial sequel to a near-forgotten NES title, stick a Post-It note on the front, and you've got a recipe for a relaxed weekend.


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Games Featured:
  • • Bunny Blaster
  • • Frobot
  • • Proto Shooter
  • • Egg Worm Generator
Weekend Download The Experimental Gameplay Project has returned! Originally started by Kyle Gabler and Kyle Gray, the site encourages rapid prototyping of new gameplay concepts in a short period of time. World of Goo began as an experimental game called Tower of Goo, so you can see how much creative potential an idea like this has.


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Categories: blog, casual, download, indie, mac, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • DinerTown Tycoon
  • • Kitten Sanctuary
  • • Pahelika: Secret Legends
Weekend Download: <br />Soooo Close Edition Our goal is to bring you only the games that are worth playing, meaning most of these titles are left in the forgotten realm of Didn't Quite Make It land. This is especially true with downloadable games, as it's a bit more of a commitment to buy a game than just click on a link and play. Some games look good, play well, and are entertaining enough to be featured, but for one reason or another they just didn't make the cut. Here are a few games that are, by all rights, excellent titles to play, but for one reason or another didn't quite get their own review.


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Games Featured:
  • • Holdover
  • • Ninja Robot Winning Gameshow
  • • Gray & Green
Weekend Download Painfully difficult retro gaming time!!! Three platform games on this edition of Weekend Download, each one doing its part to remind you just how bad you are at playing games. Until you play the same part a dozen times, then you're awesomely talented!


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Games Featured:
  • • Space Exploration: Serpens Sector
  • • Bitfortress
  • • Tombed
Weekend Download It's the weekend!!! That means you have a little extra time on your hands. That means I get to take away some of that time with a handful of free games. That means you get to have fun on your weekend. Don't forget to mow the lawn, though.


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Games Featured:
  • • Storm
  • • Save the Planet
  • • Heresy War
Weekend Download This week, we'll take a look at the finalists in the 2BeeGames Indie Game Competition. Out of the six, we have previously featured two: Auditorium and Bumps, and the other is technically not a download Buccaneer Battle. Here is a quick rundown of the remaining three amazingly deserving titles. You like to vote, right? After playing these games, go vote for your favorite!


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Games Featured:
  • • The Mirror Lied
  • • Takishawa is Dead
  • • Somnia
Weekend Download All three games featured this week seem to be a bit on the chilling creepy eerie ominous side of things. Nothing like hordes of zombies leaping from behind locked doors, more like quiet, haunting environments that are suspiciously empty but filled with cautious intrigue...


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Games Featured:
  • • Type Fighter
  • • De Toren
  • • Toast Boy
  • • Sheep!
Weekend Download This edition of Weekend Download makes me hungry. Hungry for TOAST! It also, by extension, makes me want to ride on the back of a sheep, but that's a completely different thing, innit?


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Games Featured:
  • • Ivory Springs
  • • Kaivo
  • • Storm Assault
  • • The Gutter
  • • Squid Yes, Not So Octopus: Squid Harder
Weekend Download Something for just about every type of gamer in this edition of Weekend Download, including a few titles heavy on exploration (one with a grappling hook! :-O ), a psychedelic shooter, and an experimental art game complete with vomit!


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Games Featured:
  • • Enviro-Bear 2000
  • • Okkuplektor
  • • Star Cannon
  • • Vector Locust
Weekend Download TIGSource has long been a focal point where independent game developers congregate, and its recent TIGSource Cockpit Competition inspired several dozen programmers to craft over 40 fine games for our playing pleasure. The following are the four winners as chosen by votes on the TIGSource forums. Aah, independent games, how we love your rampant sense of freedom and unchecked creativity.


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Games Featured:
  • • RunMan's Monster Fracas
  • • Crush!
  • • Acwabatiacs
Weekend Download: <br />Cool Moose edition With the review of Tom Sennet's "When The Bomb Goes Off," last week, a grave realization came to hand: our site is tragically void of Cool Moose games! This travesty is now rectified. Thank you and have a lovely day.


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Games Featured:
  • • Crazy over Goo
  • • Dad Would Be Proud
  • • Portals thru Dreams
Weekend Download This edition of Weekend Download is brought to you by: Platformers. Platformers, making you run, jump, stomp, dodge and run (some more) to the exit for almost 30 years!


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Games Featured:
  • • Ninjah
  • • Plobb!
  • • Ten Ton Ninja
Weekend Download The introduction to this weekend download has been stolen by a ninja and replaced with a depressed bubble. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you happen to see a ninja, please attempt to stop him and ask for this paragraph back. That would be very much appreciated.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Mushroom Engine
  • • Madhouse
  • • Gate 88
  • • Pandaland
Weekend Download This edition of Weekend Download is dedicated to cells. No, not the kind you find in prison, the kind you find right here, inside your body. The squishy little things surrounded by a lipid bilayer membrane. How about a hand for cells? All 100 trillion of them!


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Games Featured:
  • • Icy Tower
  • • Frog Hunt
  • • Zombiepox
  • • Gate
Weekend Download: <br />Free Lunch Edition This week, three of the four games featured come from the development group Free Lunch Design. Why? Because one of their games turned this writer onto the world of free games and further to that, in all its history JIG has featured just one of their games. What better way to say, thanks for all the lost time spent playing, then to shine a bit of light on their highlights.


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Games Featured:
  • • Cuba Letra
  • • Tux Paint
Weekend Download This week, word skills and paint skills will go head to head in a dazzling array of visual and wordy deliciousness. In the left corner we have the book smarts, with knowledge of words and quick thinking. In the other corner, painting, featuring brushes, stamps and a burning desire to see a creative vision realized. It's the author vs. the auteur in this weeks... Weekend Download.


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Games Featured:
  • • Annie Android
  • • You Probably Won't Make It
  • • Assassin Blue
  • • Ping Pong!
  • • House Globe
Weekend Download You like old games, right? Games that were made before everyone had a computer in their home. Or games that were made last week and just look like they came out of the decade that brought us Prince, Trapper Keepers, and rolled-down socks. Simplicity knows no age, of course, and that's just what these games strive for in one way or another.


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Games Featured:
  • • Pac-Man Physics
  • • King
  • • 30 Second Hero
  • • Zombie Holiday Prologue
Weekend Download What, no theme this week? Actually, there is. The theme is... uh, eclectic. Meaning a collection of things which just happen to go together because I say so. Enjoy this weeks partially themed Weekend Download!


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Games Featured:
  • • Abuse
  • • TAGAP
  • • Easter Avenger
Weekend Download: <br />Mouse Controlled Shooters In platform games, its standard fare to jump over or on top of your enemies. Occasionally you are granted a weapon with the rather limited range of directly in front of you. Fortunately, every now and then, an often overlooked method of weaponry is employed: control the hero with your left hand on the keys, while simultaneously aiming anywhere on screen with the mouse, providing 360° of free-firing joyous joy.


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Games Featured:
  • • Jetpack
  • • God of Thunder
  • • UrthWurm
  • • Revenge of Froggie
  • • Primrose
Weekend Download: <br />DOS Games Edition A lot of games featured on JIG are intensive. They require Flash 10, or Unity or some sort of graphics card capable of displaying something more than monochrome. However, sometimes gamers just don'thave the latest hardware requirements to play the latest whiz-bang flavour of the month. So without further ado, here are a selection of games developed for the trusty old DOS system.


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Games Featured:
  • • Mario Paint Composer
  • • Mono World
  • • Balldroppings
  • • The Crowd
Weekend Download: <br />Music Edition When you think about it, music is all around us. That's usually because we have our iPods in our ears. Or our MP3s blasting through our computer. Or some concert DVD on the telly. Or we have the radio on. The point is, now you can play games and actually make music at the same time, isn't that something!


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Games Featured:
  • • DroneSwarm
  • • Beast Invaders 2
  • • Boidtrancer Maniac
  • • The Fool and His Money
Weekend Download Shooters! Shmups! Games where you hit buttons and destroy things! Vertically scrolling, arena, clones, remakes, minimalistic... shooting games! Thusly is the theme of this edition of Weekend Download. Except for that other game at the bottom...


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Games Featured:
  • • Jumpman
  • • Kakuro Nichiyou
  • • Where
  • • Classic Night
Weekend Download Four simple but stunning games this week, ranging from strikingly bare-bones to the artistically slanted. Classic Night breathes a rare sense of wonder into a normally stale genre, while Where doesn't pull any tricks and simply drops you in a gorgeously-drawn maze.


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Games Featured:
  • • Din
  • • Restraining Order
  • • The Illusory Persistence of LOVE
Weekend Download Hello humans, and welcome to the Global Game Jam edition of Weekend Download! The GGJ is a three-day event held in dozens of cities around the world. People show up, pitch their ideas based on a theme, form groups and start making games! The results (of which there are also dozens) range from spectacular to quirky to artistic to downright weird, but all show enormous creativity in one way or another.


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Games Featured:
  • • Syberia
  • • Dracula: Origin
  • • Syberia II
Weekend Download: <br />Big Adventure Edition Hungry for a good, meaty adventure game? We've got three excellent titles that will draw you in with a deep story, keep you hooked with delicious artwork, and perplex you at every turn with some seriously challenging puzzles. They may not be as casual as some might prefer, but they more than make up for it with a heavy-hitting presentation and well-designed gameplay.


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Games Featured:
  • • NUD
  • • MacHeist 3
  • • Afterlife: Rickard's Quest
Weekend Download If you were looking for the latest edition of Weekend Download, I'm sorry to inform you it's been in a terrible accident involving scissors, a blowtorch, and those annoying little pudding cups in the aluminum tins that, if you snap off the "easy open" tab, suddenly become an impenetrable fortress of pudding protection.


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Games Featured:
  • • Walkie Tonky
  • • Tag: The Power of Paint
  • • Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
  • • Legend of Princess
Weekend Download It's a weekend of power-hitting downloads! *shock and awe* Four huge games lurk below, each bearing the hopes and dreams of a different set of gamers on its respective creative shoulders. It's enough to make a grown gamer cry. *sniffle*


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Games Featured:
  • • Aquarium
  • • Little Ghost Joe
  • • Nexuiz
  • • Harvest: Massive Encounter
Weekend Download Two tiny games and one behemoth in this edition of Weekend Download. Aquarium and Little Ghost Joe are both rather cutesy and simple, whereas Nexuiz is gritty, serious, and all shooty with guns and stuff. Variety's neat, innit?


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Games Featured:
  • • Spaceball 2000
  • • Squid Yes! Not So Octopus!
  • • The Manipulator
Weekend Download We polled over 800,000 random people on the street and asked them one simple question: are you a squid, or are you an octopus? The response was overhwelmingly the former, prompting us to re-evaluate our personal belief systems so that squid occupied the highest echelon of importance.


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Games Featured:
  • • Caster
  • • Abandoned
  • • greenTech
Weekend Download Serious question: if you were a failed experiment of genetic engineering, what would be your weakness? In the case of the poor critter from this week's game Abandoned, it's a limited supply of oxygen. Personally, I would be unable to comb my hair without first dislocating my left shoulder. Think about it. That'd be a rough life.


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Games Featured:
  • • Spelunky
  • • Gravity Bone
  • • Widelands
  • • Ivory Mahjongg
Weekend Download If you ask me (trust me, you did... and if you didn't, you know you wanted to), the selection of games on this edition of Weekend Download are some of the most well-rounded and fulfilling titles ever to grace a single article. We've got a pixel-perfect 2D platformer, a 3D spy game, an old favorite RTS title re-imagined in open source, and the classic mahjong puzzle game. Can I get a "YAY!" along with a few high fives?!!


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Games Featured:
  • • Verge
  • • From Primordial Egg
  • • Eversion
  • • Lost in Eldritch
  • • Theatre of Cruelty
Weekend Download The recent TIGSource Commonplace Book Competition has ended, yielding heaps of creative, unusual, and slightly dark games. Entrants were challenged with using a line from H.P. Lovecraft's "Commonplace Book", a notebook of disjointed, cryptic ideas, and create a game around these snippets of text. Below are a few of the top picks as chosen by the TIGSource community.


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Games Featured:
  • • A Tale of Two Kingdoms
  • • The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge
  • • AssaultCube
  • • Hideous Sounds in the Dark
Weekend Download His consequent newspaper exceeds orange juice after a patronized disclaimer. The vehicle concatenates soil. When can soil compose above an individual? A deserted outline ministers to soil past a rotten attribute. WEEKEND DOWNLOAD WOOOO!

Lyle in Cube Sector Lyle in Cube Sector is a relatively old Metroidesque platformer in traditional NES style. You play as Lyle, who adventures through Cube Sector, using cubes for everything from attacking enemies to playing basketball to feeding a dog, with the ultimate goal of retrieving his cat Keddums.


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Games Featured:
  • • This is a Cry for Help
  • • The Gear that Works
  • • SudokuAdept
  • • QWAK
  • • Ghostbusters
Weekend Download This edition of Weekend Download answers a question that has been plaguing mankind since 1984: who ya gonna call (especially if there's something strange in your neighborhood)? The answer is, unequivicobaly, QWAK. Wait, no, the other thing. Ghostbusters. Yeah!


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Games Featured:
  • • Meritous
  • • Marathon Trilogy
  • • Verge
  • • Cosmic Invaders
Weekend Download Did you know that the original meaning of the word "weekend" referred to the time from noon Saturday to Monday morning? Did you also know the word "download" seems to have originated in 1980? AND, did you know I spent a little too much time reading about the etymology of these words?


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Games Featured:
  • • Akrasia
  • • Portile
  • • The Lake
  • • Glider
Weekend Download While playing all the games that I do to find something worthy of a Weekend Download, I get to see a huge variety of wacky, creative, strange, bland, and forgettable game titles. Not featured in this edition of Weekend Download (nor in this plane of existence): The Dentist is Fun, Party Games for You and Your Ex, Three Reasons Tofu is Evil, Help! I've Swallowed an Ant!, Give Me Some Cake, and Super Reptile Diploma.


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Games Featured:
  • • Last week
  • • Enigma
  • • Iter Vehemens ad Necem (IVAN)
  • • Elona
  • • Rock Boshers
Weekend Download Last week, on Weekend Download, I had the tiny problem of listening to the constant drone of a leaf blower somewhere in my neighborhood. This week it was back, with a vengeance, and it directly affected my downloadable game playing experiences. When I was playing Oxyd, all I could do was smash into walls. When I played IVAN, I couldn't kill a bat. I couldn't explore all of Elona because focusing was out of the question. And zombies in Rock Boshers took me out a few times too many because my mind was elsewhere. Maybe I should take a hint from the protagonist in Violet and start eliminating the distractions by any zany means available?


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Games Featured:
  • • Xoldiers
  • • MageGuild
  • • Argonaut
  • • Lightmare
  • • Aquaria
  • • Crayon Physics Deluxe pre-order
Weekend Download I compose this edition of Weekend Download with the sound of leaf blowers screeching through my windows. Not only does half my neighborhood believe leaves in their yard are evil, but apparently creating hours of noise pollution for everyone in the area is an acceptable price to pay to shove them in the street. I miss the good old fashioned, non-air-and-noise-polluting leaf rake...


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Games Featured:
  • • Lynchmob HD
  • • Karateka Mania
  • • 10800 Zombies
  • • Now Boarding v1.1
  • • World of Goo for Mac
Weekend Download Along with three slightly crazy games, in this edition of Weekend Download we have a few games that have gone through a metamorphosis of sorts. World of Goo is now available for Mac (!), and one of my favorite resource management games, Now Boarding, has had a significant upgrade.


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Games Featured:
  • • Tile World
  • • Red Spheres
  • • Pirate Fishing
  • • Run for It 2
Weekend Download The following message was stolen from artbegotti: This episode of Weekend Download has been brought to you by Triangles. Triangles are three-sided shapes that have three corners with internal angles that add up to 180 degrees. Triangles come in several varieties, including right triangles, equilateral triangles, isosceles triangles, obtuse triangles, and more! Triangles are also well known for their structural stability in architectural design. So go out and try some triangles today! "Triangles... We're Not Square!"


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Games Featured:
  • • Tumbledrop
  • • Off-Road Velociraptor Safari
  • • Rasta Monkey
  • • Mars Explorer
Weekend Download Now it's time to break the rules. A little. This edition of Weekend Download highlights winners of the 2008 Unity Awards, games created using the Unity plug-in that are playable right in your browser window. Technically they're browser games, but since you have to download and install something, they're downloads, too.


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Games Featured:
  • • Garden of Coloured Lights
  • • Treasure Hunter Man
  • • Timerocketxby
  • • Skullpogo
Weekend Download Some odd news to go along with your games: Recently the American Heart Association announced that the Bee Gees song "Stayin' Alive" provides the perfect beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim. While this will certainly help save a number of lives, I really don't want to see disco (or qiana shirts) make a comeback.


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Games Featured:
  • • Avert Fate
  • • Alex the Allegator 4
  • • Little Machines Still Goes Deeper
  • • Waxy's Sushi Party
Weekend Download Look! Over there! It's a giant robot alligator with a bunch of little drills going out to get some sushi! Before he sees us, reload your grenade gun with cherries and tap the appropriate key when his sushi order floats over the red zone!


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Games Featured:
  • • X-Moto
  • • Zatikon
  • • Love
  • • Lugaru
Weekend Download Sometimes indie game developers really impress me with their rampant creativity. This week, for example, we have a surprisingly deep strategy game from Chronic Logic that looks like it was stolen from 1992, a fighting game starring rabbits, an unfairly tough platformer called Love, and a physics-based racing motocross racing game. When "Hey, I have a neat idea!" is the driving force behind a game, you know you're in for a good time.

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