My Little Pony. Flappy Bird. Zombies. Strobing lights. I swear I didn't do it on purpose, and yet I just now realised that this week's Link Dump Friday is packed with arcade craziness and more that perfectly encapsulates a significant chunk of what people either passionately love or stridently hate about pop culture. Go figure!
- 3D Pony Creator - Do you need more than two dees when you make your My Little Ponies? PonyLumen has you covered! Now you can create 3D animated ponies in your browser, using all the parts and styles of other ponies, some very customiseable expressions, and, of course, your very own Cutie Mark. Plus, its fathomless, bright eyes follow you, wherever you go, whatever you do... don't blink.
- 7 Light-years - Nifflas and his cousin Marcus Nygren created this trippy-is-an-understatement arcade game in just ten hours, where the object is to hurtle through a lovely yet bizarre lightshow filled with debris you must avoid on each level. It's a little bit Super Hexagon, but also a lot bit, like, whoa, man. After this, do we get to fight for the Users?
- UndeadRun - Gamaga's zombie shooting game is cute as the dickens, and essentially blood-free, which is a surprise for the genre, as you control a little hoodied hero running nonstop through a sea of zombies. You automatically attack as they get close, and can nab coins to spend on upgrades... which you'll need for the boss battles! Simple, yes, but also simply fun.
- A Flap in Time - Sick of Flappy Bird? Meh! Plenty of developers are still putting their own spins on the birdie equivalent of an endless runner, and Luderia's is both weird and clever. Instead of just clicking away to pass through pipes, time slows down and you have to click to create checkpoints along a projected path that will see your... flying thingie safely through. If you don't enjoy simple arcade games this won't do much to alleviate your rending of garments and gnashing of teeth, but this is a funky spin on the formula that's worth a look for fans.