Between cave exploring deer, circles that explode at the slightest touch, and a version of Tetris that was never meant to exist, this week's Link Dump Friday deserves a one-word description: kaboom.
- Tetrical - The most confusing incarnation of Tetris ever made, Tetrical pulls the old favorite block stacker into the world of 3D, forcing you to rotate and pile pieces in an isometric point of view. Not only are the dimensions larger, but the pieces are wackier and stretch well beyond the four-block limit. Yikes.
- Cirplosion - Hold the left mouse button to expand the circle and let it go before it touches the edge of the screen or one of the bouncing marbles. Then, slide the resulting shadow over as many balls as you can and click to destroy them. You have a limited number of "cirplosions" to use as well as a time limit, creating some very tense moments.
- Zipper's Cave Maze - Your standard old-school "collect keys to unlock doors to go to the next level", only this one features superbly detailed artwork and sound effects. Created for National Geographic Kids, you'll also come across a few dinosaur-related factoids, and as everyone knows, dinosaurs are cool.
- Laser & Bubbles - A quirky little puzzle/arcade game where you must destroy all the bubbles on the screen using a grid of lasers. Think picross with less cerebral action and more bubbles going kaboom.
- Gem Tower Defense - A rather unique tower defense game that uses gems instead of machines. It's a bit complex at first, but the basic idea is that you place rocks which turn into "towers" that can be combined with nearby gems as well as upgraded. It's sort of like alchemy. The game is still in its early stages and thus lacks sound effects and overall polish. But it's an interesting take on the TD genre.