To all of you Canadian peeps and peepettes... Happy Canada Day! To all of you American bros and... uh... broitas, Happy Early Fourth of July! And to everyone else... Happy Friday! What, you don't think that's worth celebrating? I beg to differ! And to prove it, here's another batch of the best little games you might not have played yet.
- Apocalypse Basketball - The end of the world was never so adorable. Death and his def posse (... that is what the kids say, right?) show up at your home one day, but rather than makin' trouble in your neighbourhood, they just want to shoot some hoops with you. Of course, you can't expect the Four Horsemen to play fair, and on each level you'll have to contend with each Apocalyptic baddie's attempts at hindering your shots. The gameplay may be simple, but it more than makes up for it with the downright cheeriest heralds of the end of days, ever.
- Mittens - I've been saying it for years; cats rule and adventurers drool! In this short little action title, you play the role of a kitten who was given to a travelling hero (it's dangerous to go alone, after all), and who might be a little bit better at this whole "hero" stuff than your newfound master. Made in just 48 hours for a recent Ludum Dare, it's very short, but a true and accurate depiction of the role of kittens in the middle ages.
- Dusk - Liebot may disagree, but right now, the saddest thing is a little expressionless square in a platforming adventure in the dark, out to erase the wrongs of his past. Moody and stylish (if somewhat familiar... ), it's just the right bit of time-bending puzzling for those of you who felt your morning needed to be just a bit more depressing to really start off on the right foot. Yaaaaaay, existence is bleak and fraught with sadness!
- znRevolutions - Zink Interactive calls this "an experiment in cyclic game design", but we call it ooooohhh. This short and simple but oh-so-lovely little puzzle platformer asks you to get from point A to point B in a "cylindrical world". Originally created for the Experimental Gameplay Project in April 2010, with a bit more flesh on its bones this could be a real winner, but as it stands it's still pretty sleek.
- Luftrauser - Snoopy would agree, vlambeer's little aerial dogfighting game is the neeeeeeeeeeowwwwwww, ra-tat-tat-tat-tatest title around. Swoop, dive, and stay alive as long as possible while blowing incoming foes out of the sky without getting filled full of holes yourself. Simple and addictive, it's just the ticket to polish up those rusty "running around the room with our arms out like an airplane going brrrrrrmmm" skills most of us left behind in the third grade.