Link Dump Friday №342

Comments (10) | Views (4,268)

Link Dump Fridays

DoraYou want random? Oh, I'll give you random! This week on Link Dump Friday, a group of bloodthirsty harvesters comes to life on a farm, a little worm thing goes on a bizarre adventure to bulk up in the strangest way, a ship overtaken by devouring pink goo, and a machine that knows every movie ever... maybe!

  • Harvest EscapeHarvest Escape - For this year's Indie Speed Run, Dom2D, Technobeanie and Ian Girard were given a theme and an element ("agriculture" and "engine") and 48 hours, and the result is this simple yet charming puzzle game about farming machinery coming to life. Your goal is to drag and drop your characters to a safe spot on the grid before the harvesters begin moving... and even though they can only move in a straight line, elements like exploding barrels means finding safety in under ten seconds is more challenging than you'd think. It needs a bit more to make it playable beyond a few minutes, but with a quirky concept and a great presentation, it's cute as the dickens. Provided your idea of dickens involves bloody chunks and death metal.
  • DerelictDerelict - Has there ever been a time when AI in a science fiction setting wasn't a bad idea bound to end in death and grossness? Created for this year's Asylum Jam in 48 hours, Anshul Goyal and Shayna Moon deliver a surprisingly creepy experience as you control a crewmember woken up from stasis aboard a spaceship to discover disgusting fleshy goo everywhere and the AI apparently having turned against you. Just click and hold to make your character move towards your mouse. It's a great idea and has a stellar atmosphere, though the lack of better explanation winds up hurting it... when you're unable to move, for example, you need to use your mouse to click and drag or otherwise manipulate things, not that the game tells you that. Still, it's a great example of how unsettling horror can be without a lot of blood and violence.
  • My Little GyonyMy Little Gyony - "Hmmmm", I said, playing Barbarageo's bizarre little adventure game, narrowing my eyes as my flying worm stole kitty ears off a cat to give to the sad girl on its back, "hmmmmmm." Made for yet another game jam, the whole point of this very silly and very weird game is to travel around Gyony-Ville, gathering up items in the proper order to unlock yet more items and bling out your... gyony... in the most elaborate fashion possible. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but that would probably matter a lot less if not for the ridiculously short and increasingly annoying MIDI loop you can't shut off, which is the worst... possible... THING.
  • FilmillionFilmillion - A movie-centric take on popular webtoy Akinator? Hmmm... sure, why not! Filmillion will ask you thirty questions and then theoretically be able to guess what movie you were thinking about based on yes/no/maybe/dunno answers. Sometimes it works, but often the odd phrasing or vagueness in the way it poses its questions gets in the way, likely a result of users being able to input their own questions as well as their own movies, or simply because a lot of movies feature themes and concepts that are hard to give a simple yes or no to.


ryanandrew October 18, 2013 9:38 AM

"Has there ever been a time when AI in a science fiction setting wasn't a bad idea bound to end in death and grossness?"

"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein. It's the only one I can think of but hey, at least there's one.


Harvest Escape loaded *everything* except the characters. So it showed me a blank field, and killed me, with big X's.


Filmillion: I thought of two movies. It guessed neither one. So I guess I'm unimpressed? Also one question I kept getting was "Did you like the acting in the movie?" which is pretty subjective and I don't see how it can help the algorithm.


Harvest Escape worked fine for me in Chrome. Love the sound affects and 'background music.' Have still to make it out alive with all my animals intact.

Reply October 18, 2013 3:29 PM

Has anyone managed to solve the engine puzzle in derelict?

Reply October 18, 2013 4:19 PM

Thank you, Jamilworm! You're a star

rookwings October 18, 2013 8:53 PM

Demon Seed, an old film, but a good one, and the ending was fantastic.
That gives us another, ryanandrew.

merchantfan October 18, 2013 11:41 PM

Filmillion is kind of weak-- it often can't get films. It might get better though. Some of their user-generated questions are odd though.


And....Filmillion got both of mine right. But you're right, the questions are weird. "Did you like the acting in this movie?" How does my answer have any impact on the answer?!


OK...I tried again with an older movie and the answer was WAY off! lol


^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Haunted Legends: The Secret of Life> Dora You're dying, and your desperation to find a cure brings you to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. If you can complete a ritual over three days and dispel the curse on the mayor's daughter, you'll be granted The Secret of Life, but there's something even weirder going on in this creepy point-and-click hidden-object adventure.  ...
Oafmatch (Demo)> Dora Currently awaiting Steam Greenlight approval and playable as a big meaty demo, this indie spin on the match-3 RPG formula follows Oaf Knuckles on a secret quest, traveling across the world, solving problems with violence, and somehow still managing to become the leader of one very unlikely group of heroes.  ...
Skip Around the World - India> Dora After arriving in India, all Skip wanted was some local cuisine. Instead, he's stuck trying to fix a mess he made by traveling the country and trying to find ingredients to make fresh samosas in this short but fun and educational point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.  ...
How to Escape?> Dora What do an aquarium, a potted plant, a missing door, and questionable artwork have in common? They're all in this short and sweet escape game by Vitamin Hana that will give you a handful of simple, but well designed puzzles to brighten your day.  ...

Support Us

Jayisgames is on Patreon

Recent Comments


Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Mystery Trackers: Paxton Creek Avenger

Your Favorite Games edit

Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2016 All Rights Reserved.

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!