The Onomastica


  • Currently 4.4/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.4/5 (177 votes)
| Comments (9) | Views (2,627)

The Onomastica

DoraAwww yeah, we're about to get all swanky up in here with mif2000's platforming puzzle/artsy game experience The Onomastica. Using the [WASD] or [arrow] keys, you'll run, jump, and explore a typographical wonderland where the words make up the landscape... literally, and the way you interact with them can change their meaning. It's sort of like ASCIIvania, only swaggier. It's is an incredibly neat little game with a lot of clever ideas, though considering how stiff the jumping is you'll probably appreciate the word puzzling more than you will any platforming. The game is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it affair, and as a result really winds up feeling like it needs a lot more as a game to elevate it beyond simple "Hey, check this out" status. Given its linear nature, there's not much of a puzzle aspect beyond "keep moving forward", but it's such a neat little experience that you'll still want to check it out, and hopefully something we see more of in the future.

Play The Onomastica

9 Comments

SonicLover June 20, 2013 3:26 PM

Well, that was fun. I just wish it was longer.

Reply
keeggeek974 June 20, 2013 5:10 PM

Loved it! This would be great if it was made into a longer game! It was a really cool idea. I especially loved the ending :)

Reply
HammyJay June 21, 2013 1:48 AM

A+ on the concept. Not bad. Not great.

Reply

Fun but short, and that guy just looks weird:)

Reply

Eh. Not much real gameplay.
Felt EXTREMELY linear.

Just push letters, get words. More a sort of interactive flash movie than a game.

Reply

Also, 122 votes in such short time? Very suspicious.

Reply

Reminded me of the kinetic typography videos from some years ago. In a good way.

Reply

Awww, I was totally expecting the roc to fly away when I broke the k on rock. :(

Reply

^ 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!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • 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)
4,996 Views
8 Comments
Fathom> Johnny123 This action platform game created for Ludum Dare and still being developed has you running and jumping your way to freedom while also bending the laws of physics to make bullets do your bidding. Move with the [WASD] keys and use the mouse to slow down time, allowing you to highlight bullets and alter their trajectories to destroy enemy turrets or solve puzzles  ...
6,052 Views
3 Comments
Earn to Die 2: Exodus> Dora Toffee Games is back for more with a new installment in their wildly popular zombie action series! Once again, you're trying to upgrade your vehicle and drive across the country to reach evacuation... sure is a shame about all these explosions, zombies, and destructible items in your way.  ...
5,920 Views
5 Comments
Skights> Ally In a candy kingdom far away, three very different girls each discover a magical trinket that grants them mystical abilities. Nessie the Vanilla, Cassie the Chocolate, and Sam the Strawberry seek their destinies and true loves in this sugary-sweet episodic, free browser-based visual novel series about magic, romance, and one really, really delicious-looking sweets-themed world.  ...
Link Dump Friday N° 372> Dora This week on Link Dump Friday... a murder most foul!... or is it? Dungeon crawling done old school and in miniature! Tiny wizards with dueling magic powers in opposing shades! And one spooky but stylish escape.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Delicious: Emily's Home Sweet Home

Your Favorite Games edit

add
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 ©2003-2015 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!