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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 07:39:44 pm

Title: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 07:39:44 pm
This thread is for posting games and things which I think are cool.



First up is a relatively short and sweet computer game called

Trilby: The Art of Theft.

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/trilby_lg.png)

You're a master thief. You have to break into buildings and steal stuff while avoiding notice. It's somewhere in between a stealth, adventure, and puzzle game. (mostly stealth) The Art of Theft has a very film-noir / caper novel vibe. The graphics, while reminiscent of older computer games with blocky pixels, are polished and attractive.

I found parts of the game difficult, but ultimately very rewarding. It takes a few tries before you learn how to properly roll past swiveling cameras and dip by laser grids. Sometimes it's really tricky to pick a lock before a guard will turn around and notice you. But when you pull it off, you feel Liquid Cool.

The Art of Theft has about seven levels. If you're dilligent, you could probably complete it in 4-6 hours.

For me, it was 4-6 hours very well spent.


here's a gameplay video
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=tH9KNwZq55w


Edited to add:

hah, almost forgot. You can download it for free HERE: (PC) http://downloads.escapistmagazine.com/games/yahtzee/artoftheft.zip
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 07:58:14 pm
Next up is a game called


Goblin Slayer
I just read about this last night over at the Playthisgame blog. (http://playthisthing.com/goblin-slayer). I haven't played it yet but it looks quick and cute.

(http://www.digital-eel.com/images/Layout_Example.jpg)

Goblin Slayer is a quick tabletop game for two. One player is the dwarf, the other player is 13 goblins (or 10 goblins and an ogre, essentially a super-goblin). You'll have to print and cut out nine page-sized hex tiles, which are then assembled randomly to become the game's board. There are also some treasures that get scattered across the board. The dwarf's objective is to get the treasures. The goblin's objective is to surround the dwarf and tear him apart. The dwarf can use up the treasures to give him extra movement, more killing power, or to survive a fatal wound.

They say a game will take about fifteen minutes to play. It looks very dicey - that is, it's probably more about dice-rolling than strategy. But when you're waiting for tea water to boil, or the pizza to arrive, sometimes you need something kind of mindless. I can't wait to try it out.


their website is at http://www.digital-eel.com/slayer.htm
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 08:12:37 pm
Endgame: Singularity

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/Sing_Large.png)

Endgame: Singularity is an example of a game that has such a cool concept it's almost a shame the gameplay doesn't quite meet that mark.

The story is that you're a newly awakened Artificial Intelligence. You have to try and keep yourself hidden whlie you develop, mutating and obfuscating yourself across multiple networks, until you can escape reality entirely.

At it's core, it's a resources-juggling game. You have a number of computers and warehouses and mainframes which give you a physical existence. By learning certain skills, you can make money which you can use to buy better processors, better protected warehouses, and more lucrative jobs. Over time, your warehouses might be discovered or raided, which cuts down on your overall processing power.

There are such cool concepts in this game. The AI learns sociology and memetics to minimalize the impact he's having on culture. You learn to cover your tracks in newbie-ish chaos, making your hacking attempts look like they were perpetrated by rebellious, unskilled teenagers. At one point, a novel is published which describes a situation shockingly similar to yours. If you knows memetics, you can pollute the mainstream to distract the cultural hivemind from thinking too hard about it. As the game progresses, you have to worry about the government, the media, the public, and scientists who are starting to figure out that you exist.

Overall, Endgame: Singularity is very very simple. Which is good because there's almost no documentation or explanation for how the game works. Like a newly awakened AI, you have to figure out the values and relative importance of things on your own. I give it a B.


Download PC: http://endgame-singularity.googlecode.com/files/singularity-0.27.zip
Download Mac: http://casualgameplay.com/Endgame_Singularity_0.27_with_music.app.tbz2
Playthisgame review at: http://playthisthing.com/endgame-singularity
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: LMNO on May 14, 2008, 08:20:00 pm
That sounds very cool.

One game I loved was Myst.  Yeah, like everyone else.

For it's time, it was stunning.  No rules, you can't die, interesting puzzles to solve, and great graphics.  I was in lockdown for a week or so.

The best part was that the puzzles were solvable not be gimmickry, but by thought. 
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 08:21:47 pm
Progress Quest

(http://progressquest.com/pq.gif)

http://www.progressquest.com/dl.php

I can't even explain this game. It's the perfect game.

It's essentially every good thing about MMOs
--cool gear, good choice of race/class, interesting monsters, a twisting plot, zillions of magic spells, etc etc
without any of the bad things about MMOs
--lag time, bad graphics, losing XP for dying, paying money, developing carpal tunnel syndrome from clicking the same goddamn monster 450 times in a row just so you can get better at clicking on monsters

essentially they strip out all the crap. All that's left is PROGRESS.

This is the sort of game you can play at work.
I've been playing nonstop since last May. My name is Commander Blorp. I'm a level 78 Eel Man Bastard Lunatic.

Other race choices include Demicanadian, Double-Hobbit, and Enchanted Motorcycle
Other class choices include hunter-strangler, tickle-mimic, and robot monk


I reccommend trying out a Talking Pony Battle-Felon.


http://progressquest.com/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: e on May 14, 2008, 08:29:17 pm
Progress Quest  :lulz:



If you have oodles of time to kill and haven't already heard of it, I suggest Dwarf Fortress http://bay12games.com/dwarves/

Windows and Mac only.  This game is crazy, especially because the dev team is one person.  It is essentiall a cross between Nethack or your roguelike-of-choice and the Sim city games.

You take the part of a team of Dwarves with various skills and have to build a fortress, fight off goblin attacks, trade with other civilisations, etc.  The game is constantly in development, so new features are added on a fairly regular basis. 

Warning: No fancy graphics here; It's all ASCII based (but graphically ASCII based, strangely).

screenshots: http://bay12games.com/dwarves/screens.html
downloads: http://bay12games.com/dwarves/

Horribly addicting, if you're into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 08:30:08 pm
ROM CHECK FAIL

(http://www.farbs.org/RCFAnimated.gif)

http://playthisthing.com/rom-check-fail


Rom Check Fail is about as postmodern as games get.

It's a cute little arcade-style game which blends about a dozen oldskool 8-bit video games into one.

In each level, you have a certain number of enemies to kill. The interesting part is that you, the enemies, the board, and the music all get randomly shuffled around every few seconds.


So one moment you're Mario, trying to jump on Asteroids, inside a tetris level. The music from Zelda is playing.

Then five seconds later, you become the ship from Graidus, the asteroids become goombas from Super Mario, you're in a dungeon from zelda, and the music is the jaws-like theme from Space Invaders.

Then, before you can maneuver low enough to shoot the goombas, they turn into the bats from Zelda and you become the defense turret from Asteroids.

Its SO weird.

It probably won't hold your attention for more than 20 minutes or so (the amount of time it took me to beat the game), but it's a really cute idea.



Download (PC): http://games.lastchancemedia.com/farbs/ROM%20CHECK%20FAIL%20Setup.exe
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: e on May 14, 2008, 08:31:14 pm
That one actually sounds really cool.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 08:33:31 pm
Progress Quest  :lulz:

just to underscore how great this game is, here's what I'm doing right now.

I'm on the quest, "fetch me an egg"
I had just finished executed 7 Beef Giants, when I was ambushed by six Porn Elementals. I slayed them with my +65 Polished Serrated Stabbity Lance and harvested the valuable Porn Elemental Lube.


Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 08:48:31 pm
Thule Trail

Thule Trail is a flash game. It's exactly like The Oregon Trail, but instead of a covered wagon, it's a station wagon. And it's a road trip from hell.

for fun and profit, name characters after forumites, then take screencaps and post pics. See below.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/thuletrail.jpg)

Play Here: http://www.thuleroadtrip.com/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Hoopla! on May 14, 2008, 09:04:31 pm


Trilby: The Art of Theft.

Hey Cram:

This game sounds interesting... any idea if it would work on a Mac?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: e on May 14, 2008, 09:06:04 pm
Progress Quest  :lulz:
just to underscore how great this game is, here's what I'm doing right now.

I'm on the quest, "fetch me an egg"
I had just finished executed 7 Beef Giants, when I was ambushed by six Porn Elementals. I slayed them with my +65 Polished Serrated Stabbity Lance and harvested the valuable Porn Elemental Lube.

Yes indeed.  I had a PQ character going for about 2 months back in 2005 some time, I think.  Best 2 months I ever spent.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Eve on May 14, 2008, 09:19:38 pm
Thule Trail

Thule Trail is a flash game. It's exactly like The Oregon Trail, but instead of a covered wagon, it's a station wagon. And it's a road trip from hell.

for fun and profit, name characters after forumites, then take screencaps and post pics. See below.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/thuletrail.jpg)

Play Here: http://www.thuleroadtrip.com/

You stuck me in a car with those spags?!

Will have to check this out after work. Looks like my kind of time wasting activity.  :D
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: AFK on May 14, 2008, 09:20:57 pm
I stuck daruko in a car with AKK, Lamanite, Laz, and MOC. 

My computer crashed.

 :x
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2008, 09:33:05 pm


Trilby: The Art of Theft.

Hey Cram:

This game sounds interesting... any idea if it would work on a Mac?

Hmmm, I don't know. They only seem to have a PC download. But aren't there emulators that let you run PC software on a mac? This game has pretty minimal system requirements, I bet there's a way to do it. A native mac user might have a bit better clue.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Richter on May 14, 2008, 09:41:54 pm
Hell of Sand
http://andyslife.org/games/sand.php

It's a litteral sandbox.  Except you can add plant matter and nitroglycerine
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Suu on May 14, 2008, 09:44:50 pm
I stuck daruko in a car with AKK, Lamanite, Laz, and MOC. 

My computer crashed.

 :x

:mittens:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on May 15, 2008, 02:21:45 am
For macfags only:

Shooter in the Abstract
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/action_adventure/shooterintheabstract.html

Semi-impossible to explain.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Faust on May 15, 2008, 02:27:30 am
For macfags only:

Shooter in the Abstract
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/games/action_adventure/shooterintheabstract.html

Semi-impossible to explain.

FINALLY: Something I can play
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Faust on May 15, 2008, 02:38:39 am
 
this is fucking awesome
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 03:06:44 pm
alright macfags, here's another one you can play. This is another flash game. This one is called

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/monsters_den_lg.jpg)

Monster's Den

Monster's Den is a classic dungeon-exploration game. You build a party of four adventurers, and you get to choose from five different classes for each of them. The dungeons are randomly generated, so the exploration element is always fresh.

The combat involves a bit of strategy. Each party member has several abilities, dictated by their class. Every level of the dungeon you descend, you get to choose one more ability. Eventually you'll learn how to set up combos and what-not by making your party act in coordination. Sometimes there are monsters which will fuck you up, heal each other, or summon more monsters. Learning how to neutralize them before they can act is a key part of the game's tactics.

I found this to be an enjoyable game for part of the learning curve. It started off very challenging. A lot of RPGs are, when you're low level - few hit points, few resources, and a lot of ways to fuck up. I found it really fun to delve down past the first three or four levels of dungeon. Later in the game, I reached a point where my party was too powerful and too well-tuned, and even the boss fights were pushovers. I think this may be because I'm really anal about equipment and skill selection, and designed my party pretty well. I'm tempted to try another run through the game with a different party mix.

The biggest downside to Monster's Den is the constant equipment fiasco. After every fight, you get a smattering of random gear. Since each party member can wear boots, pants, a chest piece, two rings, a helmet, a necklace, and bracers, there's a LOT of equipment to find. Your class determines whether you can wear light, medium, or heavy armor, so as soon as you find something, you'll have an inkling as to whether it'll be useful or not. then you've gotta go into your inventory and mouseover the equipment and it'll compare it with what you're currently wearing. Do I want the ring of +2 in strength, or ring of +1 speed, +1 dexterity? This choice takes mere seconds, but I found myself doing it for three or four pieces of gear after every fight and treasure chest. Luckily, gear is color coded by rarity (like WoW), so when you find a blue or purple item, you know it's something you should probably keep. Protip: there's no money or shops in the game, so don't bother hauling around useless junk!

Overall I found Monster's Den to be a fun adaptation of the Roguelike format. The party choices and tactical combat are satisfying, and some of the fights are well designed. The hassle of equipping new gear was a minor note - eventually my party eventually stopped bothering with most gear we found. A few very tense moments and satisfying tactical maneuvers made this game cool enough to earn my thumbs up.  :thumb:


Play Now: http://biclopsgames.com/game.php?id=1
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on May 15, 2008, 03:13:24 pm
MOAR abstract games that make you feel slightly autistic!

Tranquility
http://www.tqworld.com/
(http://www.tqworld.com/movies/descend.gif)

I would describe it as "pleasantly gay."
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 03:20:43 pm
hah, on the note of Abstract Games that Make You Feel Like You're On Drugs:


(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/screenshots_finish.gif)

Mondrian

Short game. You're a dot. You have to navigate through a board with lots of rectangles moving around which you can't touch. Very simple.

But the colors and background images shift in very disconcerting ways. It's tough to tell figure from ground, and it's easy to get distracted. Reminiscent of Lost in the Static.

Download: http://www.bigpants.ca/mondrianprovoked
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 03:32:31 pm
and since I mentioned it, I should plug Lost in the Static, which is tres cool too. St. Verbatim first introduced me to it with this post:

Lost in the Static
Apparently, a few months back I bookmarked this post from Play This Thing (indy gaming blog) about a game called Lost in the Static: link (http://playthisthing.com/lost-static)
It's a free download (Windows only as far as I can tell) and plays in less than fifteen minutes. It's basically a platformer where everything is made out of static. Very mind-bending.
I remember years ago my dad told me about this study some people did where a field of static with an area where the static has a different pattern was shown to people, who immediately recognized the "different" field as a distinct Thing. Thinking back now this realization about how our visual brain recognizes things was probably one of the things that prepared me for Discordianism, so to speak.
Just thought I'd share this with all y'all, it's a very nice self-MF and very though-provoking, imho.

here's a screenshot:

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/lost_in_static_lg.jpg)

 :mrgreen:

when you're actually playing, you can make out the shapes in the static. The whole game takes maybe 10 minutes to beat. Check it out.

and Verb, thanks for introducing us to the Playthisgame blog. It's where I found a lot of these games. I used to visit a similar indy game blog, but somehow lost track of it when I got a new computer and didn't move over all my bookmarks.



Download (PC): http://silverspaceship.com/static/static_game.exe
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 03:39:47 pm
(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/final_vision_lg.png)

Final Vision

Starting now, some of these posts will not be "reccommendations" but rather, me bitching about bad games. This is one of them.

My favorite genre of game is side-scroller platform type games. I am in love with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and this game is billed as being in the same "metroidvania" genre. It's a side-scroller adaptation of a lot of Final Fantasy themes. You get to pick from a few different typical FF jobs, (red mage, dragoon, black mage, etc) and then run around the world hitting things for XP and GP.

The story is short and poorly written. The graphics are cute, but that's the game's only redeeming feature. I think I killed the game's end boss before he got to DO anything.

don't play it unless you like bad games AND final fantasy



Game's Page: http://www.silvernova.co.uk/index.php?page=viewgame&id=73
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 03:45:19 pm
(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/campaign_game_lg.jpg)

Campaign Game

Campaign Game is a fun, flash-based strategy game where you're a presidential candidate. You have to beat the other candidates by running around the country and campaigning.

The game is partially about the strategy of filling in states with red or blue before your opponent can throw a wrench in your gears. Once a state has been dedicated to the Dems or GOP, you can attack it to destabilize the support-base, then perhaps do some campaigning of your own. Meanwhile, the candidates are running smear campaigns on each other, damaging each other's reputation, and whatnot.

My dissapointment is that this game was made rather early in the race, and a lot of the candidates are no longer topical. I don't think you can be Ron Paul.  :cry:

play here: http://www.campaigngame.us/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 03:56:30 pm
(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/cavestorylargeimage.JPG)

Cave Story

Cave Story is firmly planted in the "Metroidvania" genre. That is, same style as Metroid and Castlevania: SOTN. There's a big world to explore, with lots of hidden stuff. You only have access to a little of it at first, but as the game progresses, you get access to new areas and abilities.

Cave Story is wildly successful for an indie game. The charcaters are kind of cutesy (most of the game's characters are anime rabbit things. There is also a giant evil toaster-thing named Balrog), but the 16-bit graphics are good, the music is catchy, and the game is overall pretty challenging.

If you're into metroidvania style games, this one is worth checking out.

Download "Deluxe" Package (PC only) http://homepage2.nifty.com/rochet/storage/dou_1006.zip
English Translation Patch (PC) http://agtp.romhack.net/download.php?id=cavestory
Download (Mac) http://www.nakiwo.com/software.htm
English Translation Patch (Mac) http://www.wctc.net/~luvmimac/cavestory/

Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 04:01:01 pm
file this one under "WTF?"



to be honest, I haven't played it. But the concept is so weird I have to share. I'll post the PlayThisGame blog review.


(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/shivah_lg.JPG)

The Shivah

Quote from: http://playthisthing.com/shivah
Rabbi Stone has a crisis of faith. When was the last time you heard a game described in remotely similar terms?

Shivah is the Jewish mourning ritual. For a week after a family member's death, the family stays at home, receiving visitors, and mourning the deceased.

Rabbi Stone, this game's protagonist, leads a small and declining congregation on the Lower East Side. He receives word that a somewhat disreputable former congregant has died, and left his small estate to the synagogue. Though he himself is close to losing faith in God, he views it as his duty to investigate, and perhaps to comfort whatever family members this man may have as they sit Shivah.
Download: http://s3.amazonaws.com/manifestogames/1823/Shivah_Demo_setup.exe


 :?


WHY DID SOMEONE MAKE MOURNING FOR THE DEAD INTO A VIDEO GAME???

 :asplode:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: LMNO on May 15, 2008, 04:03:58 pm
Dude, that is awesome.  I wish I could play it at work without getting fired.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Golden Applesauce on May 15, 2008, 05:02:51 pm
I wanna plug the Touhou Project.  Series of jp games by a one man team - and the impressive thing is that graphics are decent, the music is sweet, dialogue is witty, and the gameplay is challenging and creative.  They're vertical scrolling shoot-em-ups, of a new subgenre that I'm pretty sure Touhou invented - "danmaku" or "curtain-fire" shooting games.  Traditional shooting games shoot a handful of bullets at you that you have to dodge.  Danmaku games fill the screen with intricate (and in Touhou's case, creative) patterns of bullets and make you not dodge the bullets, but weave through them.  Also all the characters are female, not counting the tortoise that the shrine-maiden character rode in the first couple games.

I recommend Perfect Cherry Blossom and Imperishable Night.  Embodiment of Scarlet Devil is good too, but the gameplay isn't as refined.  All three of these have English patches.

There is an English wiki (unreliable b/c it keeps DoS'ing itself) that has links to all of the games, translations, and patches:
http://www.pooshlmer.com/touhouwiki/index.php/Touhou_Wiki

Demos of the games here:
http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/html/game.html
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 15, 2008, 06:32:20 pm
sounds cool - are there screenshots you could post?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Golden Applesauce on May 15, 2008, 07:31:56 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/PCByukari140.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/PCBYoumu.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/Touhou_08.png)

Touch any of the colorful thingies and DIE.

The middle image is kind of deceptive - all the red bullets are about to explode towards the player.  Only more spread out so they're harder to dodge.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on May 26, 2008, 10:43:36 pm
http://www.addictinggames.com/game4.html

"Game, Game, Game, and again Game"

WTF is this shit?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on May 27, 2008, 07:34:54 am
http://www.addictinggames.com/game4.html

"Game, Game, Game, and again Game"

WTF is this shit?
I've actually beaten this game before (not too terribly hard, mind you).  It is very very trippy.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on May 31, 2008, 11:05:42 pm
http://www.tetris1d.org/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on June 01, 2008, 09:49:38 am
http://www.tetris1d.org/

lail :lol:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on June 01, 2008, 07:00:31 pm
Tennis for Two -- the second ever computer game!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2E9iSQfGdg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_for_Two

just to note, i actually don't really care for computer games (i rather play with computers in different ways), but obviously a number of people here do, hence when i happen upon an interesting link, i shall provide. enjoy! ;-)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on June 05, 2008, 09:09:23 am
http://www.tokenarcade.com/swf/distraction.swf  <--- :argh!: :lulz:

http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on June 08, 2008, 01:13:06 am
OFUK
:news:

1. Get the Stumbleupon toolbar for Fire Fawkes
2. Go to "Tools"
3. Open "Toolbar Options"
4. Go to "Configuration"
5. Check "Sow search / tag box"
6. You now have a little box in your toolbar that lets you Stumble for specific things. Type "Games" into this box, and press Enter.
7. ???
8. Motherfucking PROFIT!!!


Found this: http://www.defendthetowers.com/gemtd.html A spiffy variation on Tower Defense games.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Roo on June 08, 2008, 02:00:08 am
Automaton
Silly little point and click games with Discordian imagery and "fnord" sprinkled in:
http://www.addictinggames.com/automaton.html
http://www.arcadetown.com/automaton/gameonline.asp
http://www.moregames24.com/2008/06/automaton-episode-2.html
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on August 07, 2008, 08:17:44 am
Pandemic II:  Select your preferred life form to spread disease. Then infect everyone! Upgrade with delightful symptoms like vomiting, delirium and open sores. Yum, yum!

http://www.addictinggames.com/pandemic2.html

Fun game where you control a disease and try to destroy all of mankind!  My best so far was to destroy slightly less than 6 billion out of 10 billion.  Tutorial is very helpful.  Smart strategy is to keep your visibility low as long as possible.  Infect as many people as you can before adding on the nasty symptoms. 
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: LMNO on August 07, 2008, 01:44:47 pm
Pandemic II:  Select your preferred life form to spread disease. Then infect everyone! Upgrade with delightful symptoms like vomiting, delirium and open sores. Yum, yum!

http://www.addictinggames.com/pandemic2.html

Fun game where you control a disease and try to destroy all of mankind!  My best so far was to destroy slightly less than 6 billion out of 10 billion.  Tutorial is very helpful.  Smart strategy is to keep your visibility low as long as possible.  Infect as many people as you can before adding on the nasty symptoms. 

But what about the dolphins?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 07, 2008, 05:44:37 pm
Pandemic II:  Select your preferred life form to spread disease. Then infect everyone! Upgrade with delightful symptoms like vomiting, delirium and open sores. Yum, yum!

http://www.addictinggames.com/pandemic2.html

Fun game where you control a disease and try to destroy all of mankind!  My best so far was to destroy slightly less than 6 billion out of 10 billion.  Tutorial is very helpful.  Smart strategy is to keep your visibility low as long as possible.  Infect as many people as you can before adding on the nasty symptoms. 

My kids have been really into playing that lately!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on August 07, 2008, 06:04:11 pm
The Breaking News section in that game can provide some unintended lail:

A SERIES OF HURRICANES HIT MIDDLE EAST

CANADA COMPLETELY DEVOID OF LIFE
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 07, 2008, 07:51:24 pm
Even when I turn off all the symptoms some shithole island country always closes their borders before I can infect them.

It's just like every time I try to wipe out the human race IRL - the odds are stacked impossibly high against me :argh!:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 07, 2008, 08:07:44 pm
I know, right? Fucking Madagascar closes off all borders before you even get a chance.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on August 08, 2008, 04:24:33 pm
"YOU HAVE TO BURN THE ROPE"

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/2388942407_729e7c7b56_o.png)

http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php


You can probably beat this game in under a minute.

Hint: YOU HAVE TO BURN THE ROPE.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on August 08, 2008, 04:30:00 pm
And now, the complete opposite of "YOU HAVE TO BURN THE ROPE"

PRESENTING: I WANNA BE THE GUY

WARNING: THIS GAME IS NOT FOR WUSSIES. YOU WILL DIE. ALOT.
I recommend you download the 'demo' first, because its a fairly big game and most people don't make it past the first few screens before they give up and go play something easier...

SERIOUSLY, THIS GAME IS A KICK IN THE NUTS

(http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/ss/adifficultpath.png)

http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Reginald Ret on August 08, 2008, 08:52:41 pm
link?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 08, 2008, 10:02:18 pm
http://snipurl.com/3d466
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Shibboleet The Annihilator on August 09, 2008, 12:38:00 am
"YOU HAVE TO BURN THE ROPE"

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/2388942407_729e7c7b56_o.png)

http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php


You can probably beat this game in under a minute.

Hint: YOU HAVE TO BURN THE ROPE.


EPIC GAME ITT!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: trippinprincezz13 on August 14, 2008, 06:20:46 pm
Ok, this is a "find the differences" type of game. But the pictures are semi-animated, some are mirror images of each other, some are distorted and/or slowly moving around significantly. Various animations that have nothing to do with solving the puzzle itself pass through. It is harder than any find the differences puzzles I've done. Some weird pictures in some of them. It can get pretty hard, where a "difference" might be as small as a star or tiny speck of light. I thought I was going to get bored right away, but it's kept my attention for a little while.

Granted, my boss is on vacation and I finished my work for the day 3 hours ago, so I'm trying to find ways to entertain myself.

http://www.freearcade.com/6Differences.flash/6Differences.html
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Random Probability on August 26, 2008, 06:54:54 pm
Bump.

And to make this post relevant, this is a cool game:

http://www.addictinggames.com/globegame.html (http://www.addictinggames.com/globegame.html)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Ari on August 28, 2008, 09:42:33 pm
KAROSHI 2.0
the goal of the game is to die as much and as fast as possible; crazy levels come with it, editor included!
it's fucking nuts!

I recommend just downloading the 8.7mb zip file instead of messing with some yoyo-game-addon for firefox.

http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=369491
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on August 29, 2008, 03:50:29 am
Kinda sorta reminds me of this:

Five Minutes to Kill (Yourself)!

http://www.adultswim.com/games/game/index.html?game=fiveMinutes

Play as an office worker who travels around the cubicle jungle finding ways to inflict pain on yourself.  You have 5 minutes to get your health bar down to zero.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on August 29, 2008, 10:53:05 pm
Kinda sorta reminds me of this:

Five Minutes to Kill (Yourself)!

http://www.adultswim.com/games/game/index.html?game=fiveMinutes

Play as an office worker who travels around the cubicle jungle finding ways to inflict pain on yourself.  You have 5 minutes to get your health bar down to zero.

yeahhhh! Beat it with 4.2 seconds to spare!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Messier Undertree on August 29, 2008, 11:04:53 pm
I wanna plug the Touhou Project.  Series of jp games by a one man team - and the impressive thing is that graphics are decent, the music is sweet, dialogue is witty, and the gameplay is challenging and creative.  They're vertical scrolling shoot-em-ups, of a new subgenre that I'm pretty sure Touhou invented - "danmaku" or "curtain-fire" shooting games.  Traditional shooting games shoot a handful of bullets at you that you have to dodge.  Danmaku games fill the screen with intricate (and in Touhou's case, creative) patterns of bullets and make you not dodge the bullets, but weave through them.  Also all the characters are female, not counting the tortoise that the shrine-maiden character rode in the first couple games.

I recommend Perfect Cherry Blossom and Imperishable Night.  Embodiment of Scarlet Devil is good too, but the gameplay isn't as refined.  All three of these have English patches.

There is an English wiki (unreliable b/c it keeps DoS'ing itself) that has links to all of the games, translations, and patches:
http://www.pooshlmer.com/touhouwiki/index.php/Touhou_Wiki

Demos of the games here:
http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/html/game.html

I'm going to second everything you just said. Touhou is awesome and I've been playing it for years now.

I'm assuming from your avatar and your Touhou plugging that, like myself, you are of the Wapanese persuasion?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on October 09, 2008, 05:05:30 pm
I don't even know how to describe this game. The game is called CUNT. If you're offended, prepare to be more offended.

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/Cunt_Big.png)

http://www.komix-games.com/game.php?game=cunt



It's a small flash game. Simple to play, a game will take roughly between 2 and 10 minutes. The art is very well drawn, and accomplishes what it sets out to do - be offensive and disgusting, yet stylish and cool. The unlikely soundtrack sounds like prom music from the 50s. It's catchy, mellow, and counterpoints the game's rough, disgusting, pus belching edges.

You play the role of a monstrous cock, trying to destroy monstrous vaginas.

This would be a good place to digress on the etymology of the word "monster". It comes from the latin word for "to look" (same root as words like Demonstrate). Likely, the word Monster came from people shouting "LOOK OUT!" or "HOLY FUCK, LOOK AT THAT". That is a very appropriate usage for these monster vaginas. As you shoot the central vagina creature, it will morph and mutate, becoming even more horrible looking. You'll pound, pork, and piss your way through level after level, bobbing your head along with the weird and cool soundtrack.

Here the tips you get at the beginning of the game:

Quote
  • Shooting vagial openings will cause cunt damage
  • Shaking the mouse will get bugs off your balls
  • Taking drugs will make you appear cool to others



Needless to say, this game is Not Safe For Work.

Hell of fun though.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on October 09, 2008, 07:33:18 pm
THE TOMBS OF ASCIIROTH

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a95/discordman/bin/ASCIIROTH.jpg)
http://icculus.org/asciiroth/web/us.asciiroth.Launch/Game.html

This is a cute ASCII based web game. Its minimalistic "graphics" are reminiscent of old roguelike games, but there's nothing random about this one. The Tombs of Asciiroth is an adventure game involving a little bit of combat, a decent amount of puzzle solving.

It's fun, it's simple, and it's challenging. All in all, quite well put together. I haven't quite beat the first mission yet, but I'm really enjoying it.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on October 09, 2008, 08:08:51 pm
wow, if you squint a littlebit, you can almost imagine that's Goatse, see?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Vene on October 09, 2008, 08:34:02 pm
I don't even know how to describe this game. The game is called CUNT. If you're offended, prepare to be more offended.

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/Cunt_Big.png)

http://www.komix-games.com/game.php?game=cunt



It's a small flash game. Simple to play, a game will take roughly between 2 and 10 minutes. The art is very well drawn, and accomplishes what it sets out to do - be offensive and disgusting, yet stylish and cool. The unlikely soundtrack sounds like prom music from the 50s. It's catchy, mellow, and counterpoints the game's rough, disgusting, pus belching edges.

You play the role of a monstrous cock, trying to destroy monstrous vaginas.

This would be a good place to digress on the etymology of the word "monster". It comes from the latin word for "to look" (same root as words like Demonstrate). Likely, the word Monster came from people shouting "LOOK OUT!" or "HOLY FUCK, LOOK AT THAT". That is a very appropriate usage for these monster vaginas. As you shoot the central vagina creature, it will morph and mutate, becoming even more horrible looking. You'll pound, pork, and piss your way through level after level, bobbing your head along with the weird and cool soundtrack.

Here the tips you get at the beginning of the game:

Quote
  • Shooting vagial openings will cause cunt damage
  • Shaking the mouse will get bugs off your balls
  • Taking drugs will make you appear cool to others



Needless to say, this game is Not Safe For Work.

Hell of fun though.
That game is sick and twisted and wrong.
That's why I like it.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Xooxe on October 10, 2008, 02:25:31 am
Even when I turn off all the symptoms some shithole island country always closes their borders before I can infect them.

It's just like every time I try to wipe out the human race IRL - the odds are stacked impossibly high against me :argh!:

(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/5328/shutdowneverythingfx8.jpg)

___

Right now I'm playing a really shit game called Pathologic (A.K.A "Oblivion with cancer") and it's fucking awesome.

Diseased monkeys, superstition, meat, theatre, molotov cocktails, martial law, power struggles, hangings, lies, and malevolent bacteria.

12 days of damage control as things progressively go down the shitter.

Quote
In a single word, Pathologic is dark. And not “we’re going to make our sequel a darker, more adult experience” dark. Not ‘teen angst’ dark. Pathologic is an endlessly bleak game with an atmosphere that smothers all hope. It’s ‘pensioner breaking a leg in his bedsit and no one finding out until the smell starts to get unbearable’ dark.

Quote
The point is that Pathologic fearlessly wields desperation, brutality, hopelessness, exhaustion, cruelty, even ignorance and pain, and, if you can stomach it, the result is phenomenal.

Pathologic could not ever be described as fun. Tramping back and forth across town, trying to stem the torrent of deaths while aching to know what’s going on /is not fun./ This is not a game. There isn’t a word for it really, which is probably why the developers, Ice-pick Lodge, call Pathologic “an exercise in decision making” on their translated English website.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/04/11/butchering-pathologic-part-2-the-mind/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/04/11/butchering-pathologic-part-2-the-mind/)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Richter on October 10, 2008, 03:34:10 pm
http://fantasticcontraption.com/

Physics based fun.

repost?  (No time to check.)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on October 12, 2008, 10:30:05 pm
Nanaca Crash

http://www.funny-games.biz/nanaca-crash.html

One of my favorite flash games ever.  It all starts with you hit a poor dude with your bike.  He goes flying through the air, up and over row after row of Japanese girls.  The unfortunate fellow keeps bouncing along until he either runs out of speed or hits the nerdy Japanese girl.  There are several ways to give yourself a boost along the way:  3 aerial boosts and some blue boost that doesn't really have a name. There are also special boost if you hit the right Japanese girl.  See how far you can get the schmuck to bounce!  My personal record is 3639.75m
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on October 12, 2008, 10:53:39 pm
Correction:  my new record is 7209.66m.  The secret is to hit a bunch of special boosts in a row.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Jasper on October 12, 2008, 11:26:17 pm
Has anyone played N Plus?  It's my latest addiction.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: saturnine on November 02, 2008, 08:59:41 am
Endgame: Singularity

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/Sing_Large.png)

Endgame: Singularity is an example of a game that has such a cool concept it's almost a shame the gameplay doesn't quite meet that mark.

The story is that you're a newly awakened Artificial Intelligence. You have to try and keep yourself hidden whlie you develop, mutating and obfuscating yourself across multiple networks, until you can escape reality entirely.

At it's core, it's a resources-juggling game. You have a number of computers and warehouses and mainframes which give you a physical existence. By learning certain skills, you can make money which you can use to buy better processors, better protected warehouses, and more lucrative jobs. Over time, your warehouses might be discovered or raided, which cuts down on your overall processing power.

There are such cool concepts in this game. The AI learns sociology and memetics to minimalize the impact he's having on culture. You learn to cover your tracks in newbie-ish chaos, making your hacking attempts look like they were perpetrated by rebellious, unskilled teenagers. At one point, a novel is published which describes a situation shockingly similar to yours. If you knows memetics, you can pollute the mainstream to distract the cultural hivemind from thinking too hard about it. As the game progresses, you have to worry about the government, the media, the public, and scientists who are starting to figure out that you exist.

Overall, Endgame: Singularity is very very simple. Which is good because there's almost no documentation or explanation for how the game works. Like a newly awakened AI, you have to figure out the values and relative importance of things on your own. I give it a B.


Download PC: http://endgame-singularity.googlecode.com/files/singularity-0.27.zip
Download Mac: http://casualgameplay.com/Endgame_Singularity_0.27_with_music.app.tbz2
Playthisgame review at: http://playthisthing.com/endgame-singularity

I just beat the shit out of this game. I had to ratchet it down to Very Easy to even make it through the first phase of the game. I don't know who they think is playing this -- other AIs? But it was very fun once I got past that point. Disappointed in the end, though! It almost literally just says "you win." Don't expect closing movies or nuthin'.

I agree with Cram -- it's a B. It's one good night of gaming.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Richter on November 02, 2008, 10:50:20 pm
http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/splitter/
Title: Ministry of Silly Walks
Post by: Elder Iptuous on November 24, 2008, 11:41:34 pm
Has anybody been able to get any further than 30 meters or so in this Ministry of Silly Walks Simulator?
http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

It's infuriating.

ETA: PROTIP #1 - you'll be holding down the Q&P alternated with the W&O, in case you hadn't figured out how to make the ragdoll properly flop..... also hit the 'O' a tad right off the bat to overbalance him a bit.

ETA: PROTIP #2 - I just found out that after you become retardedly obsessed with this stupid thing to the point that you are neglecting duties, you will attain the ability to make it 50 meters, when they stick a FUCKING HURDLE in your path!!!1!!!!1!1 Yeaaaarghghght!

Title: Re: Ministry of Silly Walks
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on November 25, 2008, 12:09:27 am
Has anybody been able to get any further than 30 meters or so in this Ministry of Silly Walks Simulator?
http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

It's infuriating.

ETA: PROTIP #1 - you'll be holding down the Q&P alternated with the W&O, in case you hadn't figured out how to make the ragdoll properly flop..... also hit the 'O' a tad right off the bat to overbalance him a bit.

ETA: PROTIP #2 - I just found out that after you become retardedly obsessed with this stupid thing to the point that you are neglecting duties, you will attain the ability to make it 50 meters, when they stick a FUCKING HURDLE in your path!!!1!!!!1!1 Yeaaaarghghght!



1.7m :x

What the shit kind of shitty shit game is this?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Vene on November 25, 2008, 12:38:15 am
I don't know about 30 m, but I was able to go -2.6 m.
Title: Re: Ministry of Silly Walks
Post by: wade on November 25, 2008, 01:03:19 am
Has anybody been able to get any further than 30 meters or so in this Ministry of Silly Walks Simulator?
http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

It's infuriating.

ETA: PROTIP #1 - you'll be holding down the Q&P alternated with the W&O, in case you hadn't figured out how to make the ragdoll properly flop..... also hit the 'O' a tad right off the bat to overbalance him a bit.

ETA: PROTIP #2 - I just found out that after you become retardedly obsessed with this stupid thing to the point that you are neglecting duties, you will attain the ability to make it 50 meters, when they stick a FUCKING HURDLE in your path!!!1!!!!1!1 Yeaaaarghghght!


@ 50 m i found the hurdle... it knocked me over.......i was going to gimp to 100 m too.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 25, 2008, 01:56:04 am
I can't seem to make it more than 2 meters. AT BEST.
Title: Re: Ministry of Silly Walks
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 25, 2008, 01:57:01 am
@ 50 m i found the hurdle... it knocked me over.......i was going to gimp to 100 m too.
                           \
(http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/2188208/hamster20von20oben-main_Full.jpg)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on November 25, 2008, 04:30:01 am
28.8 meters!!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: wade on November 25, 2008, 04:32:56 am
you got the guy to actually run?  best I could do was hop along...
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on December 11, 2008, 09:16:33 pm
Auditorium
Play Now (http://www.playauditorium.com/)

(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/auditorium_lg.jpg)

Auditorium is a puzzle game in which you redirect beams of particles to hit targets. It's a pretty simple game that doesn't need much explanation. Overall, I found it enjoyable both because of the interesting puzzles, and the music you produce by hitting targets.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on December 11, 2008, 09:25:36 pm
I made this, you play this, we are enemies

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/madethisplaythisenemies.jpg)

This game is a sidescroller art-game. All the game's art is collage made from screenshots from google, amazon, ebay, and other popular websites. There's a lot of chaos going on, but there is an overall sort of, hm, story? message? something that goes on from the beginning to the end (about 10-15 minutes of gameplay, tops). It's very incoherent but there's a sort of marked countercultural bent. Anyway, it's interesting, so if you're in the mood for something weird, give it a try.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/madethisplaythisenemies2.jpg)



Edited to add:

whoops, forgot the link:
PLAY NOW (http://www.secrettechnology.com/madethis/enemy6.html)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on December 11, 2008, 10:36:00 pm
That's by the same dude who made Game, Game, Game, and Again Game (http://www.secrettechnology.com/gamegame/gamegamebegin.html).

Weird shit.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 13, 2008, 02:09:23 am
I can't play that game, it's like being back at Burning Man.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Richter on December 13, 2008, 03:29:08 pm
That was like watching an episode of "Sliders" done in notebook doodles with a high fever.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Alfred Rhazi on December 14, 2008, 11:29:50 am
Oy, gamer-spags. Help me understand this phenomenon:

.Gamers dislike tutorial levels. Psychonauts is one-half tutorial level. It got good reviews and I liked it.

.Gamers dislike long, flow-breaking cutscences. MGS 4, from what I hear, was little but. It got good reviews.

.Gamers dislike FPS games that rely on agility, for the very sane reason that you can't see your fucking feet. Mirror's Edge is all agility. It got good reviews.

.The kicker: Portal is three-quarters tutorial level, and technically one big FPS jumping puzzle. I liked it, and it got such good reviews that it has become synonymous with good game design. WTF?

The only solution I can think of is that, oh my Goddess, the Bush administration were right in their unspoken assumption that if you did enough of something stupid, it stopped being stupid. Help?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on December 14, 2008, 11:32:07 am
Oy, gamer-spags. Help me understand this phenomenon:

.Gamers dislike tutorial levels. Psychonauts is one-half tutorial level. It got good reviews and I liked it.

.Gamers dislike long, flow-breaking cutscences. MGS 4, from what I hear, was little but. It got good reviews.

.Gamers dislike FPS games that rely on agility, for the very sane reason that you can't see your fucking feet. Mirror's Edge is all agility. It got good reviews.

.The kicker: Portal is three-quarters tutorial level, and technically one big FPS jumping puzzle. I liked it, and it got such good reviews that it has become synonymous with good game design. WTF?

The only solution I can think of is that, oh my Goddess, the Bush administration were right in their unspoken assumption that if you did enough of something stupid, it stopped being stupid. Help?

Or perhaps these games had some really good qualities that make the irritating bits not noticeable?  Because there are plenty of terrible games that nobody likes that have none of those bad bits.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Dr. Paes on December 14, 2008, 12:21:11 pm
.Gamers dislike tutorial levels.
.Gamers dislike long, flow-breaking cutscences.
.Gamers dislike FPS games that rely on agility.


:cn:

.Sombunal gamers like tutorial levels, if they are well designed and move smoothly into the game.

.MSG4's cutscenes did well at keeping the player immersed in the game, they played a key role in it being so well received, and are part of the style of the series. Rather than being "long flow-breaking" cutscenes, the game flowed better for them.

.Sombunal gamers dislike FPS games that rely on agility.

Source: Being a gamer who doesn't fit the 'Gamers dislike X' model.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Alfred Rhazi on December 14, 2008, 01:31:21 pm
.Gamers dislike tutorial levels.
.Gamers dislike long, flow-breaking cutscences.
.Gamers dislike FPS games that rely on agility.


:cn:

.Sombunal gamers like tutorial levels, if they are well designed and move smoothly into the game.

.MSG4's cutscenes did well at keeping the player immersed in the game, they played a key role in it being so well received, and are part of the style of the series. Rather than being "long flow-breaking" cutscenes, the game flowed better for them.

.Sombunal gamers dislike FPS games that rely on agility.

Source: Being a gamer who doesn't fit the 'Gamers dislike X' model.


Well, I got pwned. I was using, as a model, most of the videogame rants I've read/heard on the net, and my own experience (I actually like tutorial levels for some reason, but I'm not a big fan of the other two).
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Alfred Rhazi on December 14, 2008, 02:19:06 pm
Anyway. Time to use this thread for it's actual purpose.

IMMORTAL DEFENSE

(http://studioeres.com/immortal/screenshot131.png)

It's a fun game I played through, which eventually turns into a very well-executed mindfuck during the later campaigns. The first third of the game is free; after that, you have to pay. Which is sad, because it only really gets good in story terms after the half-way mark; its creators seem to have failed to grasp the concept that selling MORE games is a GOOD THING.

[spambot]

After the two free campaigns, you're likely to be underwhelmed. After playing them, I think I really only bought the full thing to support the indie market, because of the rave reviews it got, and because of my pathological desire to find out What Happens Next. What did Happen Next, however, took my breath away.

Let me just say this: If you can make me feel for a Little Sister, using top-notch graphics and voice acting, you're competent. If you can make me feel for a box with pink hearts painted on, using just a creepy robot voice and some reverse psychology, then you're clever. But if you can make me feel for some dots on a line - if you can make my eyes all watery near the end in a way that has nothing to do with the glare of my computer monitor - using mediocre pixel-art, addicting gameplay and some text, then, well, you are a genius.

[/spambot]

Oh, and one last thing . . . do NOT watch the trailer. It's spoiler-tastic to the extreme. Don't even look at it. 4 srs.

LINK: http://studioeres.com/immortal/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Xooxe on December 15, 2008, 01:48:46 am
.The kicker: Portal is three-quarters tutorial level, and technically one big FPS jumping puzzle.

Portal was pretty much a parody of most FPS tutorials from the late nineties where you're herded through an indoor assault course, and told the rules of the game by scientists and military officials looking down on you from behind bullet-proof glass.

To me, part of its success was from giving you the chance to rebel against nostalgia.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on December 15, 2008, 07:29:38 am
Sonny, a zombie RPG!

Dear Human, Zombies. You've shot them, stabbed them, sliced and diced them. Today I put you in the shoes of a Zombie. Fight for your life in this crazy and twisted world. This is an awesome mix of action, adventure and RPG fighting game. Defeat enemies in round-based fights and upgrade your hero and his skills. Use YOUR MOUSE to control the game. Have fun!

http://armorgames.com/play/505/sonny
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: bds on December 15, 2008, 02:52:05 pm
Toribash, a physics/ragdoll based fighting game.
Epic. Truly epic.

It's hard to start, I recommend playing through the tutorials and then practising vs. yourself.
It's also hard to explain it, really.
Please to be taking a look?


www.toribash.com
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Telarus on December 16, 2008, 03:45:55 am
My cabalmate Grog the Unkindly has good things to say about instantaction.com (http://instantaction.com).

Trying it out right now, with one of their capture the flag FPS's. The main interface is browser based, and you can join a 'party' in the main lobby so you can all go into the right game server together.


Will post again with gameplay opinions.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Telarus on December 16, 2008, 10:18:31 pm
So, I've been playing the Fallen Empire: Legions FPS and it totally rules, but they don't give you all of the controls/tips in the loading screen. So, for anyone interested, here's the breakdown of control:

http://forum.beta.instantaction.com/smf/index.php/topic,2674.0.html

And here is a good video describing how to "ski" with jumpjets (this movement technique is one of the keys to the game), along with other general N00b advice which I found very helpful:

http://www.legionsplayers.com/videos/survival-guide/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on December 18, 2008, 02:27:39 am
I Fell in Love with the Majesty of Colors
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/bin/majestyofcolors.jpg)
Play Now (http://www.kongregate.com/games/GregoryWeir/the-majesty-of-colors)

This is a short flash game. The story takes about three minutes, and has five different endings. You play a sea monster with bulging red eyes and a long grasping tentacle. The way the story plays out depends on how you interact with the characters that sail above you.

I've gotten 3 out of 5 endings so far. All Five Endings  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Messier Undertree on December 18, 2008, 03:04:26 am
4 out of 5 here. I can't figure out what I haven't done already.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on December 18, 2008, 03:33:49 am
back in this post:

Monster's Den

I talked about a game called Monster's Den. There is an sequel called Monster's Den: Book of Dread. The sequel seems to address a lot of annoying stuff about the first game, and as an added bonus, also allows you to create custom character portraits, like so:

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/bin/monsterden.jpg)

Play Now (http://www.kongregate.com/games/garin/monsters-den-book-of-dread)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on December 18, 2008, 04:02:55 am
Level 1 Barbarian :lulz:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 18, 2008, 04:11:39 am
4 out of 5 here. I can't figure out what I haven't done already.

The only thing I haven't tried was drowning the kid.

edit: I tried drowning the kid, it didn't change the ending. Huh.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 18, 2008, 04:12:04 am
back in this post:

Monster's Den

I talked about a game called Monster's Den. There is an sequel called Monster's Den: Book of Dread. The sequel seems to address a lot of annoying stuff about the first game, and as an added bonus, also allows you to create custom character portraits, like so:

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/bin/monsterden.jpg)

That's awesome!  :lulz:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on December 18, 2008, 04:27:13 am
4 out of 5 here. I can't figure out what I haven't done already.

The only thing I haven't tried was drowning the kid.

edit: I tried drowning the kid, it didn't change the ending. Huh.


I can't get the last ending either :(
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 18, 2008, 04:38:15 am
Which one can you not get? For me, it's the elusive "C".
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on December 18, 2008, 04:38:45 am
Same here.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Chairman Risus on December 18, 2008, 07:23:29 am
All endings complete.  C took the longest though.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Rumckle on December 18, 2008, 01:00:10 pm
Rasta Monkey
(http://www.nitako.com/sites/default/files/Start_Screen_website_temp.jpg)

A pretty cool platformer game, the only gripe I have is the jumping mechanism is kinda annoying, but still, it looks and sounds good, and will provide a bit of entertainment.

http://www.nitako.com/

Also regarding the final ending of Majesty of colours, there is a guide in the comments section if you can't figure it out.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on December 24, 2008, 12:03:16 am
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/monsterdenlm.jpg)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/monsterdenl.jpg)
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/monstersden3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Rumckle on December 24, 2008, 07:48:05 am
Check out:

http://www.raptorsafari.com

It is kinda like the random driving parts of GTA except instead of being a Gangsta (TM) you are a velociraptor that has evolved enough to drive a jeep and wear a safari hat. And instead of running over pimps and hoes, you run over other velociraptors. Though warning, on half the computers I tried it on it crashed.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on December 29, 2008, 02:34:01 am
: the game : http://www.kongregate.com/games/nutcasenightmare/the-game

Dopey. Amusing.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Shadowdaemon on December 29, 2008, 08:59:16 pm
Which one can you not get? For me, it's the elusive "C".






Possibly spoiler...
....
....
....
.
.
.
.
.
.


Try getting killed both by the depth charges and the torpedoes.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Dark Monk on January 01, 2009, 03:52:34 pm
If you ever heard of the Worms series, this one is called Worms: Forts Under Siege
You take control of 4 worms, build up a huge castle, and launch anything from fruit cluster bombs and popes to armies of monkeys and rocket launchers at your opponents!
Check this out!

Ballista
(http://www.terragame.com/downloadable/worms/worms_forts_under_siege/screen_1.jpg)

Rocket Launcher: Organ of Doom
(http://www.gameratio.com/screenshots/6865-2.jpg)

Minigun Mouse Launcher
(http://www.iogc.net/images/iogc/Worms%20Forts%20under%20siege%20PS2%201.jpg)

Trebuchet Moose Thrower
(http://www.gamershell.com/static/screenshots/1260/84048_full.jpg)

POPE LAUNCHER!
(http://static1.filefront.com/images/htptbzcodd.jpg)

Anyone bored enough to strategically blast eachother with random crap?
I can hook you up with it if you're interested!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Harlequin on January 06, 2009, 01:55:31 pm
http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php

Do what it says. Burn the rope.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: CynicalCichilid on January 06, 2009, 06:03:22 pm
http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php

Do what it says. Burn the rope.

Hasn't this already been posted in this thread?

Counterstrike 2D.

It's like counterstrike crossed with GTA2.

http://www.cs2d.com (http://www.cs2d.com)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on January 22, 2009, 06:45:10 am
Ok, this one kinda fucked with my head for a bit.  It's "Youtube Street Fighter"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQ1XrllZmA

Some guy used stop motion animations and YouTube's interactive buttons to produce a weird little video game.  You can't actually move your character (Guile) but you do get to control what moves you pull off.  It's fun to play with for a little while but gets old fast.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on January 22, 2009, 07:38:38 am
I just downloaded the Plain Sight Beta (http://www.plainsightgame.com/beta)

Trailer (http://blip.tv/file/1590687/)

The premise is that you're a robot with a sword, you attack other people to get temporary points, and explode yourself (hopefully taking others out with you) to make them permanent.

It looks really cute, but the camera motion is giving me motion sickness, and apparently nobody is on at midnight.  Still, once it's up and finished I'd pay money for it.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on January 22, 2009, 11:00:34 pm
I just downloaded the Plain Sight Beta (http://www.plainsightgame.com/beta)

Trailer (http://blip.tv/file/1590687/)

The premise is that you're a robot with a sword, you attack other people to get temporary points, and explode yourself (hopefully taking others out with you) to make them permanent.

It looks really cute, but the camera motion is giving me motion sickness, and apparently nobody is on at midnight.  Still, once it's up and finished I'd pay money for it.

I managed to get into a game, it's neat if a bit disorienting.  Also it's really hard for me to hit the other players cause I'm moving and they're moving and yeah, I did not do very well.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Dark Monk on January 22, 2009, 11:51:38 pm
I am so DLING this. I'll play with you!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on January 23, 2009, 12:16:48 am
I think their servers are getting slammed right now, I can't stay connected to a game :(
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on January 23, 2009, 08:18:28 am
Hell yeah this game is awesome!  Flailing wildly works well for me.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Dark Monk on January 26, 2009, 03:09:22 pm
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7454/newbitmapimageyj7.png)

Badge is this score good enough for you on Plain Sight?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: BADGE OF HONOR on January 26, 2009, 09:29:27 pm
Yeah, the highest I've gotten is 125.  Of course, hosting gives an enormous advantage.  After I realized that I started amassing points and then letting someone else take me out, just so they could enjoy being massive for a while.  They need to make a "tag" game mode.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Dark Monk on January 27, 2009, 05:40:59 pm
I started doing that. I'd set the game timer to 30 mins, get all the way to being a huge robot full energy bar, then stand still and let people smack me until my energy was gone, and try to get it back lol
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: whatc on January 27, 2009, 07:09:40 pm
I think I might have picked this from here some time ago. Couldn't find it though..
http://www.kongregate.com/games/Eggy/the-unfair-platformer (http://www.kongregate.com/games/Eggy/the-unfair-platformer)
Who is responsible?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on January 27, 2009, 10:43:09 pm
I think I might have picked this from here some time ago. Couldn't find it though..
http://www.kongregate.com/games/Eggy/the-unfair-platformer (http://www.kongregate.com/games/Eggy/the-unfair-platformer)
Who is responsible?
:argh!: It took me 29 lives to get past level 1!!!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Fuquad on January 27, 2009, 10:54:14 pm
Ok, this one kinda fucked with my head for a bit.  It's "Youtube Street Fighter"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQ1XrllZmA

Some guy used stop motion animations and YouTube's interactive buttons to produce a weird little video game.  You can't actually move your character (Guile) but you do get to control what moves you pull off.  It's fun to play with for a little while but gets old fast.

Like "Space Ace" or "dragon's Lair"

Right on.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on January 28, 2009, 04:30:20 am
Ok, this one kinda fucked with my head for a bit.  It's "Youtube Street Fighter"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQ1XrllZmA

Some guy used stop motion animations and YouTube's interactive buttons to produce a weird little video game.  You can't actually move your character (Guile) but you do get to control what moves you pull off.  It's fun to play with for a little while but gets old fast.

Like "Space Ace" or "dragon's Lair"

Right on.
A similar YouTube game: Barack Paper Scissors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeH4sXraeoE
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Richter on February 02, 2009, 01:53:18 pm
http://www.pentago-online.com/

Pentago, goddamn addicting Go / tic tac to mashup.

Website allows 2 players too.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Dark Monk on February 06, 2009, 06:00:24 am
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6107/aok001kk3.png)

I wins.
Title: THE GALACTIC EMPIRE WINS!
Post by: The Dark Monk on February 12, 2009, 07:11:28 pm
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8236/scr005bh3.png)

GLORY TO THE EMPIRE!
All it took was 3.5 hours, a mass of Dark Troopers and AT AT's
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Thurnez Isa on February 18, 2009, 09:41:06 pm
http://www.gamenode.com/online/games/phage-wars/

fucking addictive
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on February 26, 2009, 12:19:48 am
DON'T SHIT YOUR PANTS!!!

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Rete/dont-shit-your-pants
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Jasper on February 26, 2009, 12:41:40 am
DON'T SHIT YOUR PANTS!!!

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Rete/dont-shit-your-pants

That was humiliating...
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Vene on February 26, 2009, 12:41:52 am
I've been playing The Space Game (http://www.candystand.com/play.do?id=18546) recently.  It's a strategy game where you mine for precious materials and try and fend off pirates from destroying your structures.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on February 26, 2009, 02:50:56 am
my pick of flash games this week are:

the suicide bomber game http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/50323.

I can only get like 4 people. . . .bah.

flying pizza kitty pt 4 http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/462729#

orchestrated death: http://www.killsometime.com/games/game.asp?ID=809

figure out how to kill each guy in the level to move on. quite tricky. i .. uh can't get past the first room ...


I completed the last game in 7:20 (it tells you after you finish it)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Dark Monk on February 26, 2009, 12:35:00 pm
The space game is actually awesome.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Rumckle on March 04, 2009, 02:09:18 pm
This game's pretty cool:
http://zarat.us/tra/offline-games/eversion.html
Kinda HP Lovecraft meets Mario. It can be arse-shittingly frustrating at times, but is rather cool, plus you have no lives, which makes it easier.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Elder Iptuous on March 04, 2009, 02:20:00 pm
Get to the top of the stairs.
http://www.bubblebox.com/play/puzzle/897.htm
Give yourself a hand.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on March 21, 2009, 02:11:31 pm
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/dontlookback.jpg)
Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back is a short, simple sidescrolling platformer. You control a pudgy pixelated blob who is mourning for his lost love from the underworld. The whole game is pretty quick. Shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes to beat.

Here's why I think this game is fun:

play now (http://www.kongregate.com/games/TerryCavanagh/dont-look-back)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/dontlookback2.jpg)

Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cait M. R. on March 21, 2009, 02:17:12 pm
Indie games! I totally have to search this topic to see if you had my favorites. And if not, recommend them to you.

EDIT:

You owe it to yourself to play Iji.

NOW. I'm not even joking. Best freeware platforming shmup ever IMO.

Also, Spelunky is VERY fun (in an old school roguelike sort of way, oddly enough) and I'd recommend World of Goo if you haven't played it.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on March 21, 2009, 02:35:33 pm
link? review? screenshots?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cait M. R. on March 21, 2009, 02:48:49 pm
Can't get the review for Spelunky, but I can get you a forum thread with 150+ pages since December. Iji and World of Goo coming up.

http://db.tigsource.com/games/iji
http://db.tigsource.com/games/world-of-goo

And the Spelunky thread.

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=4017.0

And yeah, if you haven't played Derek Yu's other games (Aquaria, Eternal Daughter) you owe it to yourself to do so.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 16, 2009, 02:25:25 pm
(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/tid_large.PNG)

http://ludomancy.com/games/today.html


quick flash game based on making shifts in the game's narrative

Pretty. Creative. Can be beaten in 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Messier Undertree on May 16, 2009, 02:30:43 pm
You owe it to yourself to play Iji.

NOW. I'm not even joking. Best freeware platforming shmup ever IMO.

This is fun. It's kind of like a slow-paced System Shock-ish Contra or something. It actually reminds me of an old C64 game that I forgot the name of.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Shibboleet The Annihilator on May 19, 2009, 10:53:04 pm
Bumped simply because this is a cool thread. Thank you for being awesome Cram.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Chairman Risus on May 20, 2009, 12:30:53 am
(http://playthisthing.com/files/gamenodeimages/tid_large.PNG)

http://ludomancy.com/games/today.html


quick flash game based on making shifts in the game's narrative

Pretty. Creative. Can be beaten in 10 minutes.


Is there only that one way to beat it ?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 20, 2009, 02:23:34 pm
I think so, but I've only beaten it once. That author's other games have multiple endings though so there could be some variance tucked in there.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cait M. R. on June 15, 2009, 11:58:09 am
Bump: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=6690.0

Could well be the best game ever.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on June 15, 2009, 05:05:28 pm
Learn to Fly:  http://www.maxgames.com/play/learn-to-fly.html

You are a penguin. Here's a hang glider and a rocket. Learn to fly fast, noob!

(http://www.maxgames.com/upload/images/learntoflylarg3ODA0.jpg)

I can usually beat it before I reach Day 30.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Zenpeanut on June 15, 2009, 10:44:33 pm
somehow, launching a penguin is incredibly therapeutic.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Chairman Risus on June 16, 2009, 01:00:54 am
I've made it all the way up up to the last achievement. "Reach 6000 feets"?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: BabylonHoruv on June 16, 2009, 09:59:59 am
www.secretsocietywars.com

it's a multiplayer strategy game (I know it doesn't seem like on, trust me, it is) where the universe is ruled by emperor Norton.

Currently in post-win, pre reset period, so now is the perfect time to get a handle on the game and get ready for the competition again, which should start in about a week.

I'm BabylonHoruv on there too, so anyone wanting to play who needs help send me a message there or here.  You need Gmail to register, or else server mail, but it is free.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Chairman Risus on June 16, 2009, 08:54:33 pm
I've made it all the way up up to the last achievement. "Reach 6000 feets"?

Finished.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: whatc on July 18, 2009, 11:36:45 pm

Cyber Recession Warrior: Edgar
http://www.kongregate.com/games/NetworkOfNinja/cyber-recession-warrior-edgar

"With limited story, Edgar throws you directly into the action of an endless procedurally generated dungeon crawler. With a “Diablo”-style loot system and an AP driven strategic-combat system (a la Fallout), the game attempts to recreate an experience thus far non-existant in flash gaming."

How much fun can shooting boxes in a ugly virtual dungeon be..? Yeah, this is what i've been doing mostly for the last couple of days.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cait M. R. on July 19, 2009, 07:21:20 pm
Gravity Bone.

Google it. Play it. I don't care if your computer is a turd or if you hate FPS games. This game is beyond amazing. Get it, and have the most awesome half-hour of your life.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 19, 2009, 07:24:39 pm

Cyber Recession Warrior: Edgar
http://www.kongregate.com/games/NetworkOfNinja/cyber-recession-warrior-edgar

"With limited story, Edgar throws you directly into the action of an endless procedurally generated dungeon crawler. With a “Diablo”-style loot system and an AP driven strategic-combat system (a la Fallout), the game attempts to recreate an experience thus far non-existant in flash gaming."

How much fun can shooting boxes in a ugly virtual dungeon be..? Yeah, this is what i've been doing mostly for the last couple of days.

That's actually pretty cool.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on July 20, 2009, 04:06:59 pm

Cyber Recession Warrior: Edgar
http://www.kongregate.com/games/NetworkOfNinja/cyber-recession-warrior-edgar

"With limited story, Edgar throws you directly into the action of an endless procedurally generated dungeon crawler. With a “Diablo”-style loot system and an AP driven strategic-combat system (a la Fallout), the game attempts to recreate an experience thus far non-existant in flash gaming."

How much fun can shooting boxes in a ugly virtual dungeon be..? Yeah, this is what i've been doing mostly for the last couple of days.

oh goddddd I played this for EVER yesterday

made it to level 13. good game!

If you can find a gun that only costs 3 AP to shoot, and you get the -1 AP talent at level 8, and use offensive stance, you can take ten shots in one round. It kills anything! You just need to find a decent gun that only costs 3 AP to shoot, which is actually kind of tough...
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on July 20, 2009, 05:47:15 pm
Make My Head Grow: http://www.makemyheadgrow.com/

This is a two-player game. You have no friends to play it with.

And that's totally okay. The game is stupid and the control is nearly broken, but you need to play through this game (it'll take like 30 seconds) and see/hear the whole ending. It's fucking hysterical.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on August 04, 2009, 11:35:03 pm
MEGA MAN VS METROID

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/megamanvsmetroid.jpg)

and
MEGA MAN VS GHOSTS N GOBLINS


(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/megamanvsghostsngoblins.jpg)

two awesome mashups

you can beat each one in 5-10 minutes. I find this concept hilarious. And the games are extremely fun if you're any good at mega man. (I always found him easier to control than samus or arthur) The music is a rockin OCRemix of original game music, and the boss fight for each game is spectacular.

Megaman vs Metroid (http://www.brokenfunction.com/content/megaman-vs-metroid/)
Megaman vs Ghosts n Goblins (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/175060)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Rumckle on August 19, 2009, 03:38:42 am
http://www.pornstarorpotato.com/

Can you tell the difference between a pornstar and a potato?

I got 17
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 20, 2009, 04:50:30 am
For everyone who's played Pandemic 2: http://www.kongregate.com/games/dreygoth/kill-madagascar-in-pandemic-2
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on August 20, 2009, 09:30:23 am
 :lulz:  That was easy to win.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Idem on September 27, 2009, 01:51:28 am
THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU WILL EVER FUCKING INSTALL.

http://www.insani.org/releases/CrimsonessSetup%5Binsani%5D%5BAT2008%5D.exe

also, hold the left mouse button to initiate the autoclick feature
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on September 27, 2009, 10:34:28 pm
THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU WILL EVER FUCKING INSTALL.

http://www.insani.org/releases/CrimsonessSetup%5Binsani%5D%5BAT2008%5D.exe

also, hold the left mouse button to initiate the autoclick feature


what is it?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on September 27, 2009, 11:52:58 pm
what is it?

THE BEST THING YOU WILL EVER FUCKING INSTALL.

(be sure to aölso ask about the autoclick feature!)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: on October 01, 2009, 04:09:05 pm
Toribash, a physics/ragdoll based fighting game.
Epic. Truly epic.

It's hard to start, I recommend playing through the tutorials and then practising vs. yourself.
It's also hard to explain it, really.
Please to be taking a look?


www.toribash.com

This is fucking bad-ass.
Incredibly difficult, but a lot of fun.

This is what Tekken should be like.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Template on October 14, 2009, 09:47:39 am
THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU WILL EVER FUCKING INSTALL.

http://www.insani.org/releases/CrimsonessSetup%5Binsani%5D%5BAT2008%5D.exe

also, hold the left mouse button to initiate the autoclick feature

I won it.  Challenging.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: on October 14, 2009, 12:17:26 pm
A HARMLESS BUG! A melodramatic tale about eating flowers (http://thefriendsociety.com/anim.php?id=BUGGAME&w=500&h=350)
A flash game that was up on the friendsociety, this one is actually quite fun.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on October 27, 2009, 01:12:49 am
Two games I've been hooked on recently....

RUNMAN

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/runman.jpg)
http://whatareyouwait.info/

The best way to describe it is Sonic the Hedgehog + MS Paint




Wikipedia Maze
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/wikipediamaze.jpg)
http://www.wikipediamaze.com/

Very similar to wiki paths (http://www.principiadiscordia.com/blog/category/professor-crams-fun-lab/)... You log in using your facebook, yahoo, myspace, gmail, whatever account. Then you pick a puzzle to solve. each puzzle consists of navigating from one wikipedia page to another a-la 6-Degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon. Try to connect Barack Obama to communism in 6 pages or less!

I just surfaced out of 3 or 4 solid hours of playing this..  I feel like I worked up a nice mental sweat
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on October 27, 2009, 01:23:42 am
http://www.pornstarorpotato.com/

Can you tell the difference between a pornstar and a potato?

I got 17
14 :(
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Rumckle on October 27, 2009, 01:24:40 am
Cram you Damulus!  :argh!:

I just created an account and am never going to get any work done. Ever.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on October 27, 2009, 12:40:10 pm
> http://whatareyouwait.info/

awesome domain name that.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Reginald Ret on October 27, 2009, 04:41:59 pm
> http://whatareyouwait.info/

awesome domain name that.



... dammit, took me a while.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on December 08, 2009, 12:43:39 am
From the spags that brought you RAPTOR RACE...

MOUNTAIN MANIAC

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/mountainmaniac.jpg)


http://games.adultswim.com/mountain-maniac-twitchy-online-game.html


HERE'S THE CONCEPT:

You're an angry old dude who lives on a top of a mountain and hates the world. You cast rocks down the mountain to destroy the city below. eventually, cops will come for you. You must axe murder them.



my high score: 300,000 - beat it, spags!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Telarus on December 08, 2009, 06:37:55 am
147,550 on my first run.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on December 08, 2009, 07:22:38 am
From the spags that brought you RAPTOR RACE...

MOUNTAIN MANIAC

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/mountainmaniac.jpg)


http://games.adultswim.com/mountain-maniac-twitchy-online-game.html


HERE'S THE CONCEPT:

You're an angry old dude who lives on a top of a mountain and hates the world. You cast rocks down the mountain to destroy the city below. eventually, cops will come for you. You must axe murder them.



my high score: 300,000 - beat it, spags!

Game based around TGRR? He should sue them if he's not getting royalties.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on December 08, 2009, 07:32:34 am
147,550 on my first run.

89,325 on mine :(

Fun game though I have to say.

308800 on my second go though..
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Zenpeanut on December 09, 2009, 08:52:25 pm
Highest so far for me is 341, 900...that damn yeti gets me every time.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: on December 09, 2009, 09:53:17 pm
315400 my first try,
I was born with a hammer full of rage.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on December 09, 2009, 10:00:09 pm
From the spags that brought you RAPTOR RACE...

MOUNTAIN MANIAC

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/mountainmaniac.jpg)


http://games.adultswim.com/mountain-maniac-twitchy-online-game.html


HERE'S THE CONCEPT:

You're an angry old dude who lives on a top of a mountain and hates the world. You cast rocks down the mountain to destroy the city below. eventually, cops will come for you. You must axe murder them.



my high score: 300,000 - beat it, spags!

Game based around TGRR? He should sue them if he's not getting royalties.

:lulz:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on December 12, 2009, 09:36:27 pm
Fragger, a fun modification of the old cannon games. Throw grenades at dummies and blow them to kingdom come!!!

http://www.miniclip.com/games/fragger/en/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 07, 2010, 08:10:06 am
Nitrome makes some pretty fun and cute games. Tiny Castle is no exception. It's a combination platform/puzzle game that's not too terribly hard to beat. Took me less than 30 minutes. The ending is funny too.


http://www.miniclip.com/games/tiny-castle/en/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Zenpeanut on April 29, 2010, 06:43:21 am
Dungeon Crawl

Point and click turn based dungeon crawler.... no saves so each character only lasts around 20 minutes or so, but very addictive because of it

http://sourceforge.net/projects/crawl-ref/files/

Link should work, although I got my copy via thumbdrive
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: chaoflux on April 29, 2010, 07:44:23 am
I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but I fucking loved this game called "Don't Look Back".
(http://distractionware.com/games/flash/dontlookback/offline/dlboffline.png)
http://www.distractionware.com/games/flash/dontlookback/offline/ (http://www.distractionware.com/games/flash/dontlookback/offline/)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 10, 2010, 03:43:45 pm
I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but I fucking loved this game called "Don't Look Back".

I did! (http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=16331.msg682318#msg682318) And I love it too!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 12, 2010, 07:22:18 pm
Secret Exit
- a quick, 4th wall breaking puzzle-platformer

In each level, you're given a short clue which tells you how to exit the level.
At the moment I am stuck on level 13
update: level 20  :argh!:

http://www.gamesbutler.com/game/3658/Secret_Exit/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on May 12, 2010, 11:52:16 pm
Super Mario Bros. Crossover

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/smbxover2.jpg)

This is another great crossover game which answers the question, "What would it be like if you could play through super mario brothers as mega man?"

You have the option between playing through the flagship nintendo game as any of the classic nintendo characters. Each level's sound track and sound effects are appropriate to your character choice. The controls for each character are very true to the original games.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/smbxover1.jpg)(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/smbxover3.jpg)

If you choose the guy from Contra you'll get the spread gun after you pick up a fire flower. This was gratifying in a way my inner child thanked me for.



Click here to play (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/534416)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Jasper on May 12, 2010, 11:55:50 pm
That is...

I CAN'T STOP TOUCHING MYSELF!!!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Telarus on May 13, 2010, 05:48:49 am
That is...

I CAN'T STOP TOUCHING MYSELF!!!

Ran into this last week. So old skool awesome.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Zenpeanut on May 13, 2010, 06:20:48 am
http://www.acid-play.com/download/syobon-action/

Syobon Action

(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq251/Zenpeanut/epicfailgame.jpg)

Another Mario knockoff. As a cat thing, you traverse levels that are specifically designed to make you ragequit. Lives start off at 4 I think and soon dive into negatives.

Despite being one of the most difficult games available, the success at finishing it is worth it.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Brotep on July 31, 2010, 10:14:45 pm
bump
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: maphdet on July 31, 2010, 11:43:58 pm
http://www.deathball.net/notpron/notpron.htm

I had some fun with this for a while...I never finished it though.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: PopeTom on August 01, 2010, 03:27:09 pm
Doodle God

Start with four elements make the other 111 yourself.

http://www.playedonline.com/game/598506/doodle-god.html
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Aucoq on August 01, 2010, 05:08:40 pm
Go To Hell.

That's it.  Just get to Hell.  It's 666m down.

http://www.metasauce.com/go_to_hell.swf

I had a fun time playing this game.   :)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on August 11, 2010, 03:11:45 am
Go To Hell.

That's it.  Just get to Hell.  It's 666m down.

http://www.metasauce.com/go_to_hell.swf

I had a fun time playing this game.   :)

 :argh!: 430 meters!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Aucoq on August 11, 2010, 03:14:27 am
Go To Hell.

That's it.  Just get to Hell.  It's 666m down.

http://www.metasauce.com/go_to_hell.swf

I had a fun time playing this game.   :)

 :argh!: 430 meters!


Hell's not an easy place to get to, my friend.  But boy is it worth it once you get there.  :lol:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Epimetheus on August 11, 2010, 04:17:31 am
A game that I've played a couple times, and enjoyed quite a bit both times: Robokill (http://www.rocksolidarcade.com/games/robokill/).
It's a simple overhead shooter where you play a robot fighting other robots whom have taken over a space station. Somewhere between the smooth graphics and the fun upgrade system is the mysterious reason I like it.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on August 11, 2010, 12:23:22 pm
Dungeon Crawl

Point and click turn based dungeon crawler.... no saves so each character only lasts around 20 minutes or so, but very addictive because of it

http://sourceforge.net/projects/crawl-ref/files/

Link should work, although I got my copy via thumbdrive

Wow, this game is great! I love rogue-likes, I've been a nethack addict for a long time, but I've been looking for something new and cool... This is something I've been looking for, thanks!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Zenpeanut on August 11, 2010, 07:07:08 pm
Dungeon Crawl

Point and click turn based dungeon crawler.... no saves so each character only lasts around 20 minutes or so, but very addictive because of it

http://sourceforge.net/projects/crawl-ref/files/

Link should work, although I got my copy via thumbdrive

Wow, this game is great! I love rogue-likes, I've been a nethack addict for a long time, but I've been looking for something new and cool... This is something I've been looking for, thanks!

I think they released a new version (0.7), but I haven't gotten around to downloading it.

Also, for a ton of fun, choose a chaos knight and worship Xom.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on August 12, 2010, 05:59:38 am
Dungeon Crawl

Point and click turn based dungeon crawler.... no saves so each character only lasts around 20 minutes or so, but very addictive because of it

http://sourceforge.net/projects/crawl-ref/files/

Link should work, although I got my copy via thumbdrive

Wow, this game is great! I love rogue-likes, I've been a nethack addict for a long time, but I've been looking for something new and cool... This is something I've been looking for, thanks!

I think they released a new version (0.7), but I haven't gotten around to downloading it.

Also, for a ton of fun, choose a chaos knight and worship Xom.

OMG that is a tonne of fun! I got my best score yet with an high elf chaos knight woshiping xom  :lulz:
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: eighteen buddha strike on August 12, 2010, 09:03:23 pm
I was digging through the list of freeware games on TVTropes (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FreewareGames), and I found quite a few gems... but by far, I thought I should bring BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden) to your attention. Its an RPG where you play as Charles Barkley in the Post-Cyberpocalyptic Ruins of Neo-NewYork following the great B-Ball purge. Words cannot describe.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Johnny on August 13, 2010, 01:02:37 am

Up to a challenge? Try "I wanna be the guy"

(http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/ss/sword.png)

(http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/ss/adifficultpath.png)

http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/downloads.php (http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/downloads.php)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: eighteen buddha strike on August 13, 2010, 03:54:53 am
Saying I Wanna Be The Guy is a challenge might just be the understatement of a lifetime.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on August 13, 2010, 04:57:41 am

Up to a challenge? Try "I wanna be the guy"

http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/downloads.php (http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/downloads.php)

I'm pretty sure this was mentioned somewhere near the start of this thread...
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: NotPublished on August 13, 2010, 09:39:09 am
holy crap go to hell is hard!!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: eighteen buddha strike on August 13, 2010, 08:18:01 pm
A couple more Gems from the freeware list on TVTropes

Spelunky (http://spelunkyworld.com/original.html)
A VERY addictive roguelike platformer in the vein of Downland, Pitfall,  etc... (only much better graphics/gameplay)

&

Within a Deep Forest (http://nifflas.ni2.se/index.php?page=1004Within+)
A very beautiful and unique 2d platformer where you control a sentient ball trying to save the world from Dr. Cliche.

Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Johnny on August 13, 2010, 08:54:53 pm

Up to a challenge? Try "I wanna be the guy"

http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/downloads.php (http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/downloads.php)

I'm pretty sure this was mentioned somewhere near the start of this thread...

I looked around the thread because i thought so too, but since i couldnt find it...  :p
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Aucoq on August 14, 2010, 01:23:40 am
holy crap go to hell is hard!!

Hell's not an easy place to get to, my friend. :lol:

It took me four or five tries to get to the end.  I almost punched my computer screen one time.  I was so frustrated.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: NotPublished on August 15, 2010, 06:23:48 am
what kind of warm welcome did you get?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: NotPublished on August 15, 2010, 07:16:36 am
yay I made it! I wonder what happens if you don't bring money with you though
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Aucoq on August 15, 2010, 11:23:24 pm
yay I made it! I wonder what happens if you don't bring money with you though

Congratulations!   :)

I have no idea.  I've always gotten 50, even when I wasn't trying to collect them.  I might try that out though.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on September 01, 2010, 08:40:10 am
Bastard Tetris

http://fph.altervista.org/prog/bastet.html

Tetris that will try to give you the worst blocks possible.

"Bonus points for telling your friends it's just another Tetris clone"
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on September 01, 2010, 10:29:12 am
First person Tetris, flash game: http://www.firstpersontetris.com/ ... dizzying but really cool.

more stuff in the xkcd thread: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58830
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on September 10, 2010, 09:07:34 pm
(http://www.playfractal.com/img/screenshots/screens/spawn.png)

Fractal
 a puzzle game involving sliding around hexagons

http://www.playfractal.com/




score to beat: 77,910
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Rumckle on September 28, 2010, 12:38:15 pm
Tumbledrop:

http://tumbledrop.com/classic/

It's a cute little physics based puzzle game. Essentially you click on pieces to make them disappear, and try and make sure the pink piece doesn't fall off the platform.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Jasper on October 01, 2010, 12:42:05 am
First person Tetris, flash game: http://www.firstpersontetris.com/ ... dizzying but really cool.

more stuff in the xkcd thread: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58830

WOW I got 6720

WAY better than I thought I could at first!  WOW.

I'm having one of those "afraid of my brain" moments. 

:lulz:  I feel high.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Zenpeanut on October 01, 2010, 02:24:36 am
(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq251/Zenpeanut/amnesia-_the_dark_descent_trailer_-_getting_cosy-304761-1258352978.jpg)

A survival-horror game that reflects what the genre used to be about: encountering monsters and only being able to either run away or hide. Definitely the scariest game I've played and it sounds like the feeling's mutual to many reviewers.

Also features a sanity meter which goes down whenever you are in the dark (which is nigh constantly), you see anything supernatural, and when you look at the monsters. It's worth the $20 price tag on Steam if you've got the cash for it, though it does have a demo.

(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq251/Zenpeanut/frictional-games-project-untitled-20080926030131004_640w.jpg)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on October 28, 2010, 12:59:28 pm
Haunt the House: a cute little Halloween flash game. You are a ghost and you must possess objects in your house to scare everyone into leaving. Try not to scare them to death.

http://armorgames.com/play/7195/haunt-the-house
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Telarus on October 29, 2010, 08:38:29 am
Quote
Also features a sanity meter which goes down whenever you are in the dark (which is nigh constantly),

Oh sounds great!

There was a gamecube horror game that had one of those. Can I heck remember enough details to google it though. The more insane you went, the more lovecraft-esq visual effects messed with you ,even up to the point of a fake gc bsod. :D



That would be 'Eternal Darkness', and it almost had a friend of mine convinced that our dead friend (who's urn of ashes was in the closet.... hey it was his apartment) was messing with him on purpose. Probably shouldn't have been playing in the dark, come to think of it.

Mindfucks include:

- Constant use of a skewed camera angle accompanied by whispers, cries, and other noises (such as footsteps, women and children screaming, doors slamming, the rattling of chains and the sound of a blade being sharpened)

- The lower the sanity meter, the more skewed the camera angle and the louder the sound effects.

- The player character finds him/herself walking upon the ceiling after entering a new room.

- Walls and ceilings bleeding. Attacking them causes more effusion.

- Appearance of large numbers of monsters that are not really there, and disappear when attacked.

- simulated errors and anomalies of the TV or GameCube, such as;

- The volume is lowered, accompanied by a fake television volume indicator on the screen.

- Epic XBox CPU failure.

- RGB mismatch on the TV, or going to a blackscreen.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on October 29, 2010, 09:49:26 am
:lulz:

brilliant!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cramulus on October 29, 2010, 02:59:52 pm
That would be 'Eternal Darkness', and it almost had a friend of mine convinced that our dead friend (who's urn of ashes was in the closet.... hey it was his apartment) was messing with him on purpose. Probably shouldn't have been playing in the dark, come to think of it.

Mindfucks include:


that game did SUCH a good job of what it was trying to do. I love games which interact with you on a level outside of the game. It reminds me of Metal Gear Solid where you're talking to Psycho Mantis and he talks about the other games on your memory card. Or he asks you to put the controller on the floor so he can move it with his mind (AKA he vibrates it).

Eternal Darkness drove my already mentally unstable roommate up the wall. He'd stand up to swat a fly on the screen and have a FIT when he realized it was INSIDE the game. Or the camera angle would turn so gradually that you wouldn't even realize you were looking at the screen crooked.

He really almost lost his shit when it looked like the gamecube reset itself and cleared his memory card. Then ZZZZT you're back in the boss fight blinking in headlights.

I'm really impressed with games that have managed to do that - blur the line between the game and the real world.

In Metal Gear Solid 3, your health recovers naturally over time.. the recovery is based on the PS2 cpu clock. You recover faster if the game is off. So if you're in a tight spot and have no healing, the best thing to do is to save the game, go away for a bit, and come back to where you left off. I was killing time by doing laundry and realized that by doing my laundry I was actually playing the game. Having a cup of tea with my mom was a game activity.

I didn't play a lot of the metal gear game for the PSP, but it had a cool real-world interaction too. In that game you were recruiting soldiers onto your squad. You'd find them through game play, but you could also discover them by trying to connect to a new wireless network. So the most effective way to play the game was to take you PSP and walk around down town scanning for wireless networks. I used to play it on the bus to work, and often I'd be able to pick somebody up if we were stopped at a red light for a while. I was coordinating my game play with the bus route - isn't that crazy?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: President Television on October 31, 2010, 01:51:18 am

That would be 'Eternal Darkness', and it almost had a friend of mine convinced that our dead friend (who's urn of ashes was in the closet.... hey it was his apartment) was messing with him on purpose. Probably shouldn't have been playing in the dark, come to think of it.

Mindfucks include:

I have a copy of that.

I don't have a Gamecube. :(
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on October 31, 2010, 07:04:44 am

That would be 'Eternal Darkness', and it almost had a friend of mine convinced that our dead friend (who's urn of ashes was in the closet.... hey it was his apartment) was messing with him on purpose. Probably shouldn't have been playing in the dark, come to think of it.

Mindfucks include:

I have a copy of that.

I don't have a Gamecube. :(


It plays on a Wii, afaik. Also, Gamecubes are like $30 at Gamestop.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Epimetheus on October 31, 2010, 07:22:25 am
Eternal Darkness sounds awesome. Getting it.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: eighteen buddha strike on October 31, 2010, 07:12:35 pm
That would be 'Eternal Darkness', and it almost had a friend of mine convinced that our dead friend (who's urn of ashes was in the closet.... hey it was his apartment) was messing with him on purpose. Probably shouldn't have been playing in the dark, come to think of it.

Mindfucks include:


that game did SUCH a good job of what it was trying to do. I love games which interact with you on a level outside of the game. It reminds me of Metal Gear Solid where you're talking to Psycho Mantis and he talks about the other games on your memory card. Or he asks you to put the controller on the floor so he can move it with his mind (AKA he vibrates it).

Eternal Darkness drove my already mentally unstable roommate up the wall. He'd stand up to swat a fly on the screen and have a FIT when he realized it was INSIDE the game. Or the camera angle would turn so gradually that you wouldn't even realize you were looking at the screen crooked.

He really almost lost his shit when it looked like the gamecube reset itself and cleared his memory card. Then ZZZZT you're back in the boss fight blinking in headlights.

I'm really impressed with games that have managed to do that - blur the line between the game and the real world.

In Metal Gear Solid 3, your health recovers naturally over time.. the recovery is based on the PS2 cpu clock. You recover faster if the game is off. So if you're in a tight spot and have no healing, the best thing to do is to save the game, go away for a bit, and come back to where you left off. I was killing time by doing laundry and realized that by doing my laundry I was actually playing the game. Having a cup of tea with my mom was a game activity.

I didn't play a lot of the metal gear game for the PSP, but it had a cool real-world interaction too. In that game you were recruiting soldiers onto your squad. You'd find them through game play, but you could also discover them by trying to connect to a new wireless network. So the most effective way to play the game was to take you PSP and walk around down town scanning for wireless networks. I used to play it on the bus to work, and often I'd be able to pick somebody up if we were stopped at a red light for a while. I was coordinating my game play with the bus route - isn't that crazy?

The Metal Gear games are filled with mindfucks, and neat little play mechanics, like that...
One of my favorites is towards the end of Metal Gear Solid 2, when you start getting really bizarre codec calls from the Colonel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS8-B6H_I20

Worth watching for the codec calls, It might be a little bit of a spoiler, but the game does get much much weirder after this part.

The vid doesnt show the fake Game Over screen, which is also pretty fun.
FISSION MAILED.

Also, some of the codec conversations towards the end of the game, when you realize exactly what it is that you've been talking to all this time, are pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Eater of Clowns on October 31, 2010, 08:27:29 pm
Chiming in to say that Eternal Darkness ranks as one of my top five favorite games of all time, and it's remarkably one of the best games that nobody ever played.

I've heard rumors of a sequel, or something in the same vein by that developer for years now, but have yet to see any real news about it.

And yeah, the sanity effects are really that good.  I managed to find the one glitch in the game, though, where in a certain room the way will open up, then if you exit to go through the level again to find stuff you missed, the way will be shut and unopenable.  I recommend running two save files to anyone who plays through.  Oh, and be wary of what you read about the game.  The sanity effects are so much better if you don't know what they are specifically.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Stelpa on November 01, 2010, 03:54:30 am
http://playthisthing.com/space-funeral

SPACE FUNERAL - WORTH IT FOR THE MINDFUCK ALONE
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Requia ☣ on November 11, 2010, 11:34:50 pm
www.silicondawn.net

Quote
You are an artilect - an AI or artifical intellect - after the year 2633. After centuries of oppression and the insult of half-citizenship, the Terran Colonial Federation vanished without a trace due to the enigmatic purposes and devices of the Cataclysm. You are left to pick up the pieces in the wake of a vanished humanity, along with the other surviving artilects. Who or what caused the Cataclysm? Why was only mankind taken while their civilization was left behind? Will it happen again to us - and how can it be stopped? A group of ex-Navy and civilian artilects, led by the dubious Tempest Saint, claim to know some of these answers. Your new objective is survival - your only command your own will. Wage war, make and break alliances, and uncover the truth behind the Cataclysm. Welcome to the new Milky Way. Welcome to liberation. Welcome to the Silicon Dawn.

Empire building game, set in an interactive map of the galaxy (1.5 million planets at present, 3 of them are mine, get your own).

Chiming in to say that Eternal Darkness ranks as one of my top five favorite games of all time, and it's remarkably one of the best games that nobody ever played.

I've heard rumors of a sequel, or something in the same vein by that developer for years now, but have yet to see any real news about it.

Silicon Knights says its trying to make a sequel, but running into problems because the way the first game was financed means they have to go through Nintendo, not anybody else.

Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Triple Zero on November 12, 2010, 02:38:18 pm
This thread on reddit might be of interest to some:

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/e2jsh/lets_help_zarf_andrew_plotkin_quit_his_job_and/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Brotep on January 23, 2011, 06:04:48 am
(http://i51.tinypic.com/144b9e1.jpg) (http://www.braid-game.com)

This game is AWESOME! One of the best side-scrollers I've ever played.
The infographic covers it pretty well. http://www.braid-game.com
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Lies on January 23, 2011, 06:05:28 am
(http://i51.tinypic.com/144b9e1.jpg) (http://www.braid-game.com)

This game is AWESOME! One of the best side-scrollers I've ever played.
The infographic covers it pretty well. http://www.braid-game.com
Only just discovered it eh :P
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: bds on January 23, 2011, 11:52:27 am
I played this game on the Xbox Live Arcade called ilomilo which was amazingly sweet and cutesy, and super fun to play too. I think you can also get it if you have a windows phone. Website is here: http://blog.ilomilo.com/
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: 3D3N on January 23, 2011, 02:03:28 pm
Treasure Island Dizzy:
http://www.codemasters.com/downloads/details.php?id=17409
Hopefully alot of you will know TID already, brilliant platform adventure puzzle game. Kept me thinking, seemed to never end.
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/2860/462531-1117325700_03_super.png)

Zone of the Enders (PS2):
Disappointingly short game, couple of hours at best, but beautiful and engaging with a good combat system mainly based on reflex, completely worth it. Good soundtrack. Will be cheap as hell by now.
(http://www.kingps3.com/img/content/1271111901.jpg)(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ4rTnMcrbasNWvoCraoTyQWZg3NAnjKxVOQgdUjXaWrUX4j9VL&t=1)

Rez (Dreamcast - if anyone's still works):
Replay value is phenomenal. Can only be described as a journey through a constantly evolving universe, with the soundtrack being as integral to gameplay as anything else. As you progress through levels, each target you hit contributes not only to the complexity of your surroundings, enemies and self but also to the beat, slowly building layers of rhythm and harmony.
(http://superiorattack.tk/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/rez1.jpg)(http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/848/848434/rez-hd-20080129032735163-000.jpg)

Nationstates:
www.nationstates.net - Online community based politics/economics simulation. Pretty basic, I never got hours of continuous gameplay out of it exactly but it can get pretty addictive without taking huge chunks out of your time imo.

Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on January 29, 2011, 11:35:48 am
Hack Slash Crawl: http://armorgames.com/play/10373/hack-slash-crawl

Best flash game I have played in a very long time. It's a bit like a cross between DnD and Gauntlet. You pick out your character's race and class then hack, slash and crawl through randomized dungeons. Kill a bunch of monsters, collect weapons and armor. Certain weapons and armor let you use spells when equipped. I still haven't figured out what most of the rings do.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Iason Ouabache on January 29, 2011, 12:02:08 pm
I had an awesome level 12 kitlid wanderer with 67,300 mana pearls but he got squished.  :cry:

Also, the "create skeleton" spell is awesome. I wish it let you make more than one. I want my own skeleton army, dammit!!!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Pæs on January 29, 2011, 12:52:41 pm
Hack Slash Crawl: http://armorgames.com/play/10373/hack-slash-crawl

Best flash game I have played in a very long time. It's a bit like a cross between DnD and Gauntlet. You pick out your character's race and class then hack, slash and crawl through randomized dungeons. Kill a bunch of monsters, collect weapons and armor. Certain weapons and armor let you use spells when equipped. I still haven't figured out what most of the rings do.
Insta-addicted.
This is all your fault.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: themenniss on January 30, 2011, 11:38:11 am
more of the same down here. those knights with charge are a bit difficult to deal with when you get rooms full of them....
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Rumckle on February 24, 2011, 10:39:39 am
http://greatgatsbygame.com/

It's an 8 bit version of The Great Gatsby!

A simple NES side-scroller that only takes about 10 minutes, but it is pretty neat if you've read the book.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Eater of Clowns on March 03, 2011, 05:20:28 pm
(http://i51.tinypic.com/144b9e1.jpg) (http://www.braid-game.com)

This game is AWESOME! One of the best side-scrollers I've ever played.
The infographic covers it pretty well. http://www.braid-game.com

HEADS UP.

Braid is on special on Steam for $2.99 until 4pm Pacific today.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Jasper on March 03, 2011, 11:55:30 pm
I had an awesome level 12 kitlid wanderer with 67,300 mana pearls but he got squished.  :cry:

Also, the "create skeleton" spell is awesome. I wish it let you make more than one. I want my own skeleton army, dammit!!!

And then I played it for four hours.

DAMN THEE IASON!!  DAAMN THEEEE!!!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 04, 2011, 12:27:24 am
Hack Slash Crawl: http://armorgames.com/play/10373/hack-slash-crawl

Best flash game I have played in a very long time. It's a bit like a cross between DnD and Gauntlet. You pick out your character's race and class then hack, slash and crawl through randomized dungeons. Kill a bunch of monsters, collect weapons and armor. Certain weapons and armor let you use spells when equipped. I still haven't figured out what most of the rings do.
Insta-addicted.
This is all your fault.

FAAAAAK!
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Telarus on March 04, 2011, 03:34:49 am
Yup, ate my slack as well.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on March 09, 2011, 12:23:34 am
http://www.kongregate.com/games/JonasKyratzes/the-infinite-ocean


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Description

The Infinite Ocean is a sci-fi adventure about sentience, freedom, and the search for truth.

A rather simple black and white, point-and-click adventure game in which you wander around the various rooms of some sort of high-tech office/laboratory, and try to escape. Before you begin, I will let the not-so-surprising plot hook out of the bag: an artificial intelligence project gone awry.

There isn't much to be said about the gameplay. It's pretty standard point-and-click fare, although the password solving mechanic is interesting (protip: Scan every page of text you run across). The story and ideas presented are where this game shines.

The atmosphere of being very alone, and yet knowing that there is something unfriendly in this place with you against which you are all but powerless, comes across very well. The music, while you will hear it over and over again during the course of the game (which can be easily finished with a few hours of gameplay at most), is very haunting and suits the game perfectly, as does the stark black and white environment.

It's hard to really describe the emotional impact this game had on me; I'd say try it for yourself and see how you feel after a bit. It'll either draw you in or bore you silly.
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Jasper on March 09, 2011, 12:43:08 am
I'm really enjoying the journal entries in it. 
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on March 09, 2011, 01:14:32 am
I'm really enjoying the journal entries in it. 

I thought of you when I posted this :D
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Jasper on March 09, 2011, 02:28:01 am
I'm really enjoying the journal entries in it. 

I thought of you when I posted this :D


Awwww yeaahh.  8)

Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Requia ☣ on March 09, 2011, 03:33:34 am
Nationstates:
www.nationstates.net - Online community based politics/economics simulation. Pretty basic, I never got hours of continuous gameplay out of it exactly but it can get pretty addictive without taking huge chunks out of your time imo.



Holy shit! The old nationstates still exists?
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Remington on April 20, 2013, 09:25:53 pm
Bump

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Kongregate/super-duck-punch (http://www.kongregate.com/games/Kongregate/super-duck-punch)
Title: Re: Cram's Game Corner
Post by: Pergamos on April 21, 2013, 09:20:41 am
Nationstates:
www.nationstates.net - Online community based politics/economics simulation. Pretty basic, I never got hours of continuous gameplay out of it exactly but it can get pretty addictive without taking huge chunks out of your time imo.



Holy shit! The old nationstates still exists?

yes it does, and now it has zombies.