In addition to an utterly superb isometric adventure game, on this edition of Weekend Download we'll be teasing you just a bit. Teasing how, you say? Teasing with a Mac-only demo and a preview build of a game that isn't complete! Yes, we're cruel. But you'll love every minute of it.
Return to Dark Castle (Mac, 70-84MB, demo) - Return to Dark Castle is a reverential sequel to Dark Castle, the classic and much beloved platforming adventure released for the Macintosh in 1986. The new levels are huge and beautifully illustrated, but you also get all the original levels from Dark Castle and Beyond Dark Castle, plus four difficulty settings and a veritable cornucopia of secrets. Hurling rocks at bats is just as great as it always was. (Thanks, Psychotronic)
Floating Islands Game (Windows, 2MB, preview) - By popular demand, Hempuli has released the first five levels of this action-based puzzle game as an early teaser. FIG plays just like Rob Allen's Hapland games, but with a distinct Lemmings slant to it. Guide the rather dense main character around by switching signs and such on the landscape. Solve puzzles by having quick reflexes and an uncanny ability to peer three moves into the future.
The Yore (Windows, 16.6MB, free) - A strikingly haunting and beautiful isometric horror adventure game by Crobasoft. You play as Colin or Amy trapped in a strange house with creepy things crawling out of every ethereal corner. Use the [arrow] keys to move ([left] is NW, [up] is NE, etc.) and [enter] to check or use items. This game has such a great atmosphere and is one of those little nuggets that compels you to play to the end.
Frozzd (Windows, 16.6MB, free) - A game made for YoYoGames' first competition in which the theme was "winter" and it took 1st place. Jump from planet to planet as you guide the Mubbly creatures, and use them as an army to defeat the Frozzd. 12 levels, a boss, many different enemies, and great music. Simple fluid gameplay with Super Mario Galaxy style gravity.