Political game starring a cat? Got that! Game with a really big title? Got that, too. How about a game made out of letters? Got that! A game that dispenses pie? Aww, not got that. Fail. Maybe next Weekend Download?
The Cat and the Coup (Mac/Win, 56-69MB, free) - In what is bound to be called "the most unusual computer game this side of Weekend Download", The Cat and the Coup is a slow-paced adventure sort of game that tells the story of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. Only, you play his cat, solving puzzles by jumping around, knocking things over, and scratching. Yes, it's a very strange game, but it's surprisingly fun and a bit surreal. You also might just learn something from it, which never hurts, either!
AFROFARG: Attack of the Fragrantly Rude Organisms From Another Reality, Golly! (Windows, 20MB, free) - Big name with lots of fun words, eh? Also, AFROFARG is a tower defense game that uses a few basic elemental concepts to add some interesting challenges. Spark, snowball, and fire turrets can be used to deal with normal, fire, and ice enemies. Bet you can guess how the elements interact! You can also upgrade turrets and slow enemies. Fairly standard tower defense for the most part, but the artwork is good and the elemental attributes give it a little extra flavoring.
Splash (Mac/Win/Linux, 3MB, free) - An experiment in presentation submitted to an Experimental Gameplay Project month, Ascii is what would happen if the world were made out of letters that spelled what things were. The ground is made up of the letters G, R. O, U, N, D. Water is, of course, W, A, T, E, R, and if you see a C, L, O, U, D float by, you're probably floating in a balloon! Apart from the experimental visual design, Splash is a fairly standard platform game where you run and hop to collect letters scattered throughout the world. Gather them and unscramble them to spell a word at the end of the level, thus theming the next stage right before your eyes! Note: Linux and Mac users will need to download Love2D to play Splash. See the download link above for further details.
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!