Link Dump Friday №198
This week's Link Dump Friday has been canceled. Please enjoy this Link Dump Friday instead. I know it's no substitute for Link Dump Friday, but I think if you give Link Dump Friday a chance, you'll find it's just as good (if not better) than Link Dump Friday.
... Link Dump Friday for President.
- Super PSTW Action RPG - This sublime parody of traditional RPGs only has one key with a myriad of actions bound to it. You may think that sounds complicated. You'd be wrong. And because you really can't talk about this game without mentioning the gloriousity that is Dot Dot Dot, well, here it is for the five of you who haven't seen it yet. Rice Pirate wins everything, and I don't know how any of us can ever hope to top it. I'm never pronouncing "because" any other way again.
- Fade - Apparently, llamas only see in black and white unless they're running really fast. (Which explains why they're so surly all the time.) In this arcade game styled somewhat after Canabalt, you take control of one little llama who races as far and as fast as he can in order to see colours. Llamas aren't the best athletes, but don't worry; each time you fail, you're granted points you can spend to upgrade your llama and even give him new abilities. It's actually kind of a touching story, and is almost enough to make me forget the world-rending stench llamas are capable of producing as spit. Almost.
- Three Blind Mice - According to 1950s literature, as a woman, mice are my natural predator, so I'm not sure why I should be trying to help them. But darned if that isn't the goal in this charming little puzzle game. Program your blind mice by entering a sequence with the [arrow] keys designed to help them navigate their way around hazards. The catch is that you can't see the keys you've put in, so making long strings of commands you can't remember is a good way to get your mouse snapped up by the cat that pops up if you don't reach a mouse hole by the end of your movements. Not particularly varied, but just the sort of things for mouse enthusiasts. I'm sure you're out there. I probably don't want to know about it.
- Man in Gap - So simple, yet so addictively frustrating. In this little arcade game, the goal is to guide your man into a gap. Why? Because the ceiling and floor are about to meet with thunderous impact, and if you want to survive, you'll have to quickly survey the terrain and leap into the spot least likely to turn you into a pancake. What's going on? Who cares! There's no real progression or variation to be found, just last as long as you can. Good luck; some of those positions you might have difficulty scrambling into even if several tons of furious ground weren't trying to pound you into oblivion.
- WordSquared - If you've ever wanted to play Scrabble online with a bunch of strangers, now's your chance. This free online game lets you immediately jump in and start making words until you run out of lives. There's no interactivity with other players, though that could be a good thing considering some of the folks online these days. I'm... not particularly sure why you'd want to play Scrabble online, since half the fun comes when you give up and start throwing tiles at each other, or begin making up completely ridiculous nonsense words and see who can come up with the most convincing definition for their lies. (Quick, what's a Farfelnugen?!)