Another week, another Friday. Would any of you be surprised to hear I wait here, feverishly clutching my party hats and my noisemakers, waiting for the weekend to release me? Chances are, no matter what your job or school is like, you're all about getting some well deserved R and R, and here to help with the latter is your Link Dump Friday. This week! A dinner party goes sour when a murderer is afoot... except that murderer is you, and you have no feet since you're a beholder! A priest straps on his dungeon-delving gear to hack and blast his way through infernal critters for a divine kitty cat. And a Canadian House Hippo, which I expect you all to be familiar with, learns the true meaning of Halloween... if it can figure out how to deal with this cat!
- The Case of the Mysterious Maulings - Sometimes a developer just... gets you. Case in point... Team Tugboat. They know what it's like to try to curb your murderous impulses at a dinner party, especially when you happen to be a bloodthirsty Beholder. In this quirky puzzle game, it's up to you to messily devour as many people as possible, old school mystery style, while casting the blame on other partygoers to make sure nobody suspects you are, in fact, the bloodthirsty creature responsible for the piles of gore. Oh my!
- Exorcist - Being the laziest possible agnostic, I confess that I'm not exactly up on what it is that exorcists do, so when I hear that it involves going on crazy, hack-and-slash style dungeon crawling expeditions full of demon slaying to save God's cat I go, "... yeah, okay." Blast your way through hordes of demonic underlings, and equip powerful new equipment as you gain levels in this over-the-top game of Biblical blasting and heavenly heck-fire.
- Hippo on Elm Street - If you think Halloween is a weird holiday, spare a thought for the poor Canadian House Hippo! It doesn't understand what's going on, and the cat, who you've dressed up for your own cruel amusement, is taking it out on your peanut-butt-nivore. In this adorable interactive fiction title, you'll have to figure out how to deal with Halloween, being a totally for real and how dare you suggest otherwise tiny mammal, and all the weirdness that comes with it.