Weekend Download №52
Today I would like to use this space to address a horrible error made just one week ago: I neglected to mention the previous Weekend Download was number 50! That means we've placed over 250 downloadable games before your eyes, which is... well, plenty of excuses not to do your homework or fill out your TPS reports.
Alien Abduction (Mac/Windows, 4MB, free) - A tribute to the classic arcade shooter Defender, featuring just about everything that made the original such a hit. Alien Abduction is more of a mission-based shmup where you clear enemies in each level in order to progress. There's a surprising amount of tactical depth to the game, as well. Three game modes, two player action, and some neat power-ups make it worth the download.
Hammerfall v.0.21 (Windows, 10MB, free) - In this very early demo of the as-yet unfinished game, you control a rather strange aircraft that has a heavy rock chained to it. By swinging the mouse, build up circular momentum and whack the ever-loving steel out of your opponent. The physics take some time to get used to, but this game shows an enormous amount of promise.
Det Officiella EDGE Dataspelet (Windows, 16.6 MB, free) - Another minigame released by Knytt creator Nifflas, this one crafted for the EDGE festivalen. Armed with a laptop, printer, and digital camera, this game was created in a single day using art drawn by festival visitors. It's a simple arcade-style game of physics where you blast the "ball" around each stage collecting gems. You have multiple paths to tread, though, so there's actually a bit of exploration to it.
Visit 2: Dark Tower (Windows, 10MB, free) - A puzzle platformer that utilizes multi-character block/button puzzles. The description may sound bland and generic, but Visit 2 pulls together some surprisingly interesting stages that keep you clamoring for more. It's a surprisingly difficult game once you get a few levels under your belt.