Weekend Download №165
It's the last weekend before Christmas, so a lot of people are out shopping for presents and such. Not us. We're sitting inside playing games. All. Weekend. Long! Take that, thinly-veiled incentives to buy gifts!
Gravity Garden (Windows, 21.9MB, free) - A fully-stocked puzzle game with astronauts, flower pots, Russian scientists, and some crates. It's... Gravity Garden! Working to become the next Russian space hero and one-up the U.S. in the space race, you are put in charge of a device that can switch gravity with the touch of a button. Your goal is to move a fragile flower pot to the teleporter at the end. However, since gravity affects everything on the screen, swapping the flow can crush your plant if you're not careful. A very challenging game with 25 dastardly levels to complete, and a sense of humor any child of the internet will appreciate!
Dacey in the Dark - Prelude (Windows, 9MB, free) - A short prelude for what is planned on being a multi-chapter tale, Dacey in the Dark is an adventure game that takes place in a stylish 2D sidescrolling world. Dacey has a fight with her father and leaves home. Going beyond the gates of her front yard won't be a simple task, as she needs a few supplies before striking out. A mysterious golden butterfly appears and seems to be guiding her somewhere. But, can you really trust it?
Stargirl and the Thief from the Exploded Moon (Windows, 2.7MB, free) - From the creator of A Game with a Kitty and Treasure Hunter Man comes another polished (and awesome) platform game! Some thief guy stole Stargirl's Starscooter, and not nobody is gonna stand for that! Even though she's a bit chubby (and boy does the game not let her forget), Stargirl is determined to recover her Starscooter, no matter how many platforms she has to platform upon! The game plays much like the item-lifting Super Mario Bros. 2 or Lyle in Cube Sector. Pick up blocks or enemies with [ctrl] and give them a toss. Work your way through 17 blissful levels of platforming awesomeness provided by one of the best creators of indie platformers!
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows 7 and are virus-free. Mac users should try Boot Camp, Parallels, or CrossOver Games to play Windows titles, Linux users can use Wine. If you know of a great game we should feature, use the Submit link above to send it in!