Ludum Dare 24: a self-referential Zelda-style game

Max Heath Reader Find

By Max Heath in Tech on Friday 30 November 2012

It’s been fun digesting the fruits of the latest Ludum Dare, a competition/celebration where contestants develop a video game within a single weekend. This time’s winner, Evoland, is a cleverly self-referential Zelda-style game that mirrors the development of gaming itself. You start in a silent, monochromatic state of limited mobility and grab practical and aesthetic […]

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Online game where you upload your own hand-drawn characters

Hemmingbirds Reader Find

By Hemmingbirds in Tech on Thursday 29 November 2012

Grafighters is a groundbreaking new game that enables players to upload their own hand-drawn characters, customize their fighting style, and watch them come to life in epic battles. It’s the kind of game everyone plays in their imagination as kids, but some grown up college kids in Syracuse, New York, figured out how to make […]

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GameMaki: a new photo-challenge site

Mark Schreiber Reader Find

By Mark Schreiber in New Trends on Friday 29 June 2012

GameMaki is the best of a new breed of photo-challenge sites that lets you play impromptu, real-life games by uploading photos, or in some cases, just a few words. Share and compete with friends, or make new friends by answering or creating motivational or purely whimsical dares. Two of my favorites: ‘Capture grid-shaped objects’, and […]

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Torus

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Friday 7 May 2010

I sent this 3D Tetris-like game to my mathematician friend. He replied with this joke: What’s non-orientable and lives in the sea? Mobius Dick.

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Play Scribbland online. Now. Free. Yay.

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Events on Wednesday 27 January 2010

This neat little side-scrolling game is remarkable primarily for its awesome, hand-drawn look. Using the mouse, you maneuver the little fuzzy creature to collect coins — simple enough, but you can’t move backwards, wherein lies the challenge.

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Cubed

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Wednesday 11 November 2009

Cubed is a fun little game where you strategically manipulate various cubes to capture a flag posted on each level. It gets hard, don’t let the first couple levels fool you.

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Online Mini Putt

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Events on Thursday 3 September 2009

Do people still play miniature golf? We’ve got so many gizmos and gadgets to distract us in our own homes these days, it’s a wonder anyone still pays money to hit a ball into a fiberglass clown’s mouth. While Mini-Putt doesn’t have the colorful and often surreal obstacles that make put-put so absurd, it does […]

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i made this. you play this. we are enemies

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 23 December 2008

Woah, we’ve gotten to the postmodern phase of flash game history where social commentary, appropriation of ironic DIY style, and surrealist absurdity are the order of the day. That said, Jason Nelson’s i made this. you play this. we are enemies. is pretty fun, if you manage to see through the frenetic aesthetic to figure […]

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Sock and Awe

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By Francis Andrews in New Trends on Friday 19 December 2008

Let’s see if the man is such a lame duck after all. Check out the league table below the game – it would seem even his own people aren’t altogether happy with him (well, duh). I’m averaging 13, and every hit is providing a nice little pick-me-up for the end of the week.

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Auditorium

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 10 December 2008

Auditorium is a vector-based puzzle game where the player uses circular pieces to bend or warp a stream of particles so that they flow into various goals on the screen. Each goal plays a line of music, and when all goals on the screen are activated, they create a sort of symphony. The creators intentionally […]

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Amorphous

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 August 2008

Amorphous is yet another addictive game that satisfies the same urge that drives us to compulsively pop bubble wrap. The game is simple: destroy a bunch of green blobs with your mighty sword before they envelop you.

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Nanotube

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 25 March 2008

Nanotube is a deceptively simple game in which you use the left and right arrow keys to control a circular wall to block escaping balls emanating from the center. As the game progresses, you have to match the different colored parts of the wall with the colors of the balls. [play also Submarine Zero: Ancient […]

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Bubble Breaker

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Friday 22 February 2008

Here’s another addictive Flash game that combines Tetris with the primal urge to burst bubbles. Scratch that itch, we know you want to. [see also a real life version of Tetris] [more about Bubble Breaker]

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Who’d You Rather?

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Saturday 9 February 2008

Yes, we’d like to believe we’re all adults, but sometimes, after a few beers, it’s fun to play a game of Who’d You Rather?

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