Link Dump Friday №358
A music video that tells a tale of... something. A brutally difficult and surreal day in the life of one man. Literal monster truck racing. A murder mystery, a break in... or something else? All of this in this week's Link Dump Friday!
- What Happened Here? - Strange Light Games serves up this very short and rough-around-the-edges but intriguing little experimental game. You wake up to find your apartment in shambles and you can't remember anything... but is it even your apartment? The choices you make as you examine things determines the outcome of the game, as the way you look at objects can be incriminating or mundane. A spotty English translation makes things a little awkward, but it's a clever idea that could do with being revisited and expanded on in the future.
- Truck Monsters - Hiiiiiiiiigh-way TO THE monster zone! turboNUKE serves up more of the physics-based racing they're known for in this colourful game packed with upgrades and fangs. Fans might find little to pull them away from the more elaborate Cyclomaniacs, but you try telling a giant T-Rex in a monster truck that you've "been there, done that" and talk to me when you've picked the treads out of your teeth.
- Day X - rottenmage's 48-hour entry for Global Game Jam draws inspiration from Terry Cavanagh's Don't Look Back to create a heavily symbolic action game where one wrong move means death. You play a man going about his "every day life", but in this case that means dodging lightning strikes, angry dogs, and... demons? Hmmm. Hmmmm, I say.
- Pale Machine - Music video meets interactive art in this surreal piece by Torah Horse and Ben Esposito about... well... stuff. As the song plays, it whisks you from scene to scene where you can tap keys to interact with things and otherwise make objects move, whether to the beat or just experimenting on your own. It's got a catchy tune and an imaginative loveliness to it (despite what could arguably be called some pretty suggestive imagery/abstract nakedness in one scene) that makes it worth a play and a raised eyebrow or two.