Link Dump Friday №353
New Year, same old Link Dump Friday! Defend a castle as a golem with a monstrous army, hack and slash your way through a fiery landscape from the creator of Zombotron, climb a tower with a fragile magical light as your only guide, and do your dog-gone best to impress a little girl and her mother as an agile and adorable puppy.
- Fire Catcher - If this physics-based platformer feels familiar, it's probably because Ant Karlov has basically recreated playing their Zombotron games... only without any zombies or heavy weaponry. Hack and douse your way through destructible levels as a fireman with a big axe, but be warned that some of the level design actually allows you to become unable to proceed if you, you know, destroy some objects that the game allows you to, which seems like an area that could have used some polishing.
- Shine - Created for the "You Only Get One" Ludum Dare competition, Adventure Islands puts you in the shoes of a sorceress climbing a tower with a very fragile ball of light you need to use to light your way. Though a little simple, and some may not light the avoidance aspects as much as the platforming, it looks great and is fun while it lasts.
- Guard of the Kingdom - Xewee and Pavel Frolov serve up a gorgeous but simplistic defense game that puts you in charge of a mighty golem laying down defenses in the form of various monsters that can be leveled up with coin to protect you from incoming... well, more monsters! Though comparatively a little shallow to other games in the genre, it's great for a quick burst of colourful gameplay.
- Impressive Dog - Another game created for the "You Only Get One" themed Ludum Dare, MakeBabi.es delivers a heart-stoppingly adorable arcade game where you play an acrobatic pup in a pet-shop performing stunts to impress a little girl and her mother. Once you get the hang of the mechanics it can be a bit too easy to grind points with easy tricks, but d'awwwww wookit its widdle face!