Weekend Download №248
When robots need psychiatrists, you know we've got a robot apocalypse looming in the near future. Fortunately we have games that help us practice both our conversational skills as well as shooting abilities, so we should be fine. Mostly fine, anyway.
After the Outing (Windows, free) - A short game of dialogue choices that features multiple endings. You're having a conversation with a rather unusual woman after losing to her in poker. You begin to suspect she's up to something, and through the art of conversation you can start to figure out what that is. Read carefully and choose between two options presented at each crossroads. You'll finish the game within a few minutes, but it's worth trying again just to see what else you can learn.
OzeanFaust (Windows, free) - Inspired by Luftrauser, this intense quick-fire shmup lets you customize your ship before dumping you in the ocean to blast everything in sight. That "everything" includes submarines, fish, and the occasional naval mine, which will end your game immediately if you so much as brush against them. Fast-paced and intense, great for quick rounds!
Robot Psychiatrist (Windows, free) - The field of robot psychiatry is... well, it exists, apparently. At least, it does in this game. This comedit pseudo-adventure game puts you in the wheels of Dr. Robowitz, robot psychiatrist, who just wants to make the world a better place. Giving lectures, helping robots, prescribing Bokzicodone... the usual sort of thing! If you experience pain that's painful, the doc can help you out. If you're a robot.