Weekend Download №129
Welcome to the woooooorld of tomorrow!!!! That'd be really profound if you read it yesterday. Why isn't it profound to read things about yesterday today? I, for one, am pretty darned impressed people can remember events of days past. Things like the release of Dissipate or Jesse Venbrux's older games. Not that those were small events, mind you, just that they happened at a moment in time that is not this very moment in time...
Diminish (Windows, 1.4MB, free) - A sequel to Dissipate, the platformer that challenges you with a riddle before each level, Diminish continues the challenging tradition with more levels and more wickedly obtuse puzzles. When you begin each level, a "proverb" appears at the top of the screen giving you a clue on how to complete the level. Sometimes leaping into a pit of spikes is the trick, while other times you'll have to locate hidden doors, move in a certain way, or just stand still and see what happens. An excellent follow-up to a creative, original game!
They Need to be Fed (Windows, 8.2MB, free) - A slick-looking platform game created by Jesse Venbrux, author of the Karoshi series, entered into the YoYoGames "Design a HandHeld game" competition. The goal is to reach the monster at the other end and feed yourself to it. As if becoming a snack weren't motivation enough, you also have to navigate movable platforms brimming with spikes/other traps and deal with physics and gravity, too. 35 levels of increasing difficulty to enjoy!
Neonite (Windows, 6.3MB, free) - A nice take on the matching puzzle genre and an enjoyable game all-around, Neonite begins with a tough lesson for the player: you've been conditioned. Instead of dropping like-colors onto each other to make them disappear, Neonite asks you to drop opposites to destroy rows of bricks. See those blue blocks there? Fling the red block at them and watch then vanish. Power-ups make things all the more interesting, and the game quickly moves from a slow cerebral experience to a hectic game of quick thinking.
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows Vista and are virus-free. Mac users should try Boot Camp, Parallels, or CrossOver Games to play Windows titles, Linux users can use Wine. If you know of a great game we should feature, use the Submit link above to send it in!