It's a weekend of power-hitting downloads! *shock and awe* Four huge games lurk below, each bearing the hopes and dreams of a different set of gamers on its respective creative shoulders. It's enough to make a grown gamer cry. *sniffle*
Walkie Tonky (Windows, 16MB, free) - A prototype demo for a game currently under development, Walkie Tonky is a physics-based action game where you play a giant robot invading Earth. Kick, smash and pummel your way forward using the mouse buttons to punch your way through attacking vehicles. Use the [up] and [down] arrow keys to grow larger or smaller to avoid enemies and get a better grip on ground-based rubble. Excellent visual package and a very engaging concept show real promise in this work-in-progress game!
Tag: The Power of Paint (Windows, 60MB, free) - A first-person puzzle platformer that gives you an amazing ability: the power to paint. The grayscale world around you is quite bland, but load up a paint can in your gun and suddenly everything comes alive. Paint some green on the floor, for example, walk across it and like magic, you jump! Soon you start to see colors not as decoration but as functions, making Tag an absolutely mind-bending experience.
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (Mac [Flash version only]/Windows, demo, free) - Asking someone if they like Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is like asking "Do you like breathing air?". The creators of the hyper-addictive RPG/puzzle hybrid are getting ready to unleash another game this February on a number of platforms (PC, Xbox 360 Live Arcade, Nintendo DS). Puzzle Quest: Galactrix features the same style of tile-swapping, level-upping, magic-unleashing gameplay we're used to, only now it takes place in a sci-fi environment! A brief demo is available to give you a taste of the gameplay. You can also try the free Flash demo for a pared-down, less attractive version of the same.
Legend of Princess (Windows, 10MB, free) - Ever wondered what would happen if a Legend of Zelda game fell in love, got married, and had a beautiful child with, say Contra III? Imagine no longer, as Konjak, creator of Noitu Love 2, has released a short, one level "created just for fun" game that puts you in that role! Fight your way through gorgeously drawn sidescrolling stages as a hero who looks conspicuously like Link and fights enemies conspicuously like those found in the Zelda series using weapons such as boomerangs. It's a little bit of awesome! (Note: Look for the "Download it HERE" text to grab the file.)