Ponies? Wrestlers? Word magic? Check, check, check, and then some! Link Dump Friday has some very cool news this week about some upcoming games, as well as and interview with recent Game of the Year 2011 winners Ironhide Games!
Internet! We missed you! To show just how much, we baked up this special Link Dump Friday loaf, liberally spiced with the efforts of other people! Christine Love's dark new visual novel is coming, as is a new installment in the adventures of everyone's paunchy exterminator... and more!
There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on in the internet, and Link Dump Friday brings you a whole bunch of previews and updates this week, from ponies to creepers to restaurants! We've also got an interview with Lab of the Dead creator EvilDog, who talks about his work and his ambitious plans for the future!
Link Dump Friday loves you, and to prove it this week we're serving up double the intrigue with two interviews. Mine the brain of Mike Morin, part of the team behind the creepy-cool Alice is Dead series, and find out more about the upcoming indie horror adventure Home by Bejamin Rivers. Also, dapper kittens!
Tick... tick... tick... the end of 2011 is almost upon us! To celebrate and prepare for Best od 2011, we're taking a look back at some of the games that wowed and won in Best of for years past! We're also getting excited about some upcoming games, gaping at some awesome musical talent, and celebrating Terry Cavanagh's latest feather in his cap!
- • Xenos
- • Terraria
- • Realm of the Mad God
- • Nick Toldy and the Legend of Dragon Peninsula
- • Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure
- • ClickPLAY Rainbow
The clock is ticking, and so are we as we keep picking out our personal favourite games of 2011. We also have a special holiday wish featuring some prickly performers, and an interview with developer dynamo Nitrome, who recently released their 100th game!
- • Elephant Quest
- • Hungry Sumo
- • Racing Comrade
- • Cactus McCoy
- • The End of Us
- • Lee Lee's Quest
Our writers pony up more of their personal favourite games of 2011, and this time on our new developer interview feature, Friday Five, we bring Zeebarf into the studio to talk about his work, the new upcoming premium Reemus adventure, and more! And by "studio" I of course mean "a polite, sterile digital exchange because Jay vetoed my plans to demolish his house and build a studio where I would interview after being trained by James Lipton".
- • Insectonator
- • Derereba
- • The I of It
- • Westward Kingdoms
- • Wonderputt
- • Daps
Favourite games of the year? Check! Upcoming titles and ports? Check! Developer interviews and previews? Double check! This week's installment of Link Dump Friday features the very first of our new series of developer interviews with the esteemed Bart Bonte, and a peek at the upcoming adventure game My Little Investigations with its creator, GabuEx.
- • Humbug
- • Starwish
- • Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story
From now until the end of the year, your writers here at Jay is Games are showcasing some of their personal favourite games from 2011. We also take a look at a whole host of promising new games, including sweet, sweet birdie romance, zombie blasting, ponies on farms, and more!
- • Pony Creator
- • Device
- • Diamond Hollow 2
- • Pedro and the Pearls of Peril
Link Dump Friday gets excited about an iOS port of a classic SNES RPG, takes a peek at the future of one of the best sites to get DRM free old PC games, and then wraps you up in a big warm hug and tells you everything is going to be just fine. Shhh, baby, shhh.
- • Daps
- • 3 Slices
- • Bloom Defender
It's Friday, Friday, gotta play games on Friday! This week marks a significant milestone for one very talented indie developer, brought us some furry little critters with some culinary talents, and a whole lot more.
- • Realm of the Mad God
- • The Pretender: Part 3
- • To The Moon
- • Blosics 3
Mystery, milestones, and mining await in this installment of Link Dump Friday! There's some big news on the horizon, and a whole lot to get excited about for fans of all sorts of adventure, with more than one developer having a lot to celebrate! We've also got a warning about the recent Steam hack, and a call for help from a developer whose work was stolen and put on the iTunes App Store.
- • Pursuit of Hat
- • Asleep Walking
- • Escape from the Woody Room
- • Hood Episode 2
- • Absorption
Are there ponies in this week's Link Dump? Monsters? Dinosaurs? Maybe all three? You'll just have to click through and see!
- • Mage Gauntlet
- • Lab of the Dead
- • The Blackwell Deception
- • Drawn: Trail of Shadows
- • A Game About Game Literacy
Link Dump Friday rounds up a large variety of games from this past week, including hidden-object, point-and-click adventure, and iOS action! Plus, we look at three upcoming, promising titles; an indie RPG about missed chances and wish fulfillment, a murder mystery surrounding a swamp with it's very own monster, and a home that's not your own with a body at your feet.
- • The Asylum
- • The Binding of Isaac
- • Cactus McCoy 2
- • Rebuild 2
- • One and One Story
Something is different about this edition of Link Dump Friday... and every Link Dump Friday to come! This week features the first installment in our new format, that brings you some of our most popular new games from the last week, updates to old favourites, and previews of the upcoming indie titles we're excited about! What will the future hold? Don't be scared, you can hold my hand... just, uh, wipe it off on your pants or something first.
Nitrome's latest real-time strategy epic is trundling your way...
Mat from Nitrome sent over a short video preview of Skywire 2, the upcoming sequel to one of their most popular games, Skywire. So far it looks like it will be bigger and even better than the original, and is that 2-player versus split-screen I see?!
By now, everyone's heard of The Fancy Pants Adventure. If you haven't, it's only one of the most polished, whimsical and entertaining Flash-based platforming games released in the last few years. Creator Brad Borne has been hard at work on a sequel to The Fancy Pants Adventure for some time and he was kind enough to share the latest build with us. Read on for a preview of one of the hottest upcoming Flash games around!
Mat from Nitrome sent word of a YouTube video they put together to show Hot Air 2 in action, including a Balloon Maker with which you can customize your own balloon to use in the game! The release is coming very soon now, so here's a little movie to whet your appetite.