ATTENTION: from now on, to provide everyone with some consistency, I will now post once a week, and each post will have 2-5 games. I will post these "compilations" each weekend, and I will try, as usual, to try and find a variety of games for you all. Thank you so much again for your patience!
Need a break from intellectual games which require you to use your brain and actually think? Have you ever wanted a game where you cause senseless destruction without a care? Then look no further, because this game is just that! Attack of the 50ft Robot is a third-person student game from The Digipen Institute, whose students also created the game Perspective. In Attack of the 50ft Robot, you are a giant robot who runs around destroying things, just like in the movies. In fact, the graphics render in a black-and-white vignette, just like in an old movie. You can shoot lasers out of your one eye which automatically target and destroy those pesky little military tanks and helicopters who seem to be rather annoyed that you are destroying their city. You can also pick up and throw things, from pieces of buildings to your own head, which then grows back. Your arms (which also regenerate) can be shot off as rockets. Whenever you run into or throw things at buildings, they crumble into little pieces which you can then pick up and throw at others buildings. Watch out, though, because you are not invincible. Your health back is the the red circle on your back, and when all the sections of it disappear, you're Dead! This game is great fun and requires virtually no skill. You should just go ahead and download this free game here.
Ronin is a simple 2d pixelated platformer made with GameMaker: Studio. In it, you are a ninja who runs and jumps from building to building with a sword and a grappling hook in tow. Your objective is to kill people, and you get points for doing so as stealthily as possible. You can do all sorts of really cool moves such as hanging adversaries from the ceiling. If you are caught, though, actual combat is turn-based. Each turn, a red line denotes the trajectory of the bullets about to be fired, and each turn you must avoid them whilst trying to tackle and kill your adversaries. This game is huge fun and a great challenge to play, and that is all that needs to be said! You can download this game for free here.
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Perspective is a great little platformer that turns out to not be so little. This game is another stab at combining 2D and 3D into one game like Fez or Monument Valley, and this one is the most interesting implementation yet. In this game, you control a little man who runs on little blue blocks to try to reach a portal at the end of the level whilst avoiding dangerous red blocks. The catch: whenever you click, you go from 2d view to a First person 3D view of the room. The man is on the wall, but whenever you move around, his location changes based on your (you guessed it!) perspective. This explain may not make sense to you right now, and when you first play the game, your mind will be blown. That's okay, and as you play more, you'll become accustomed to this game, and you'll enjoy it that much more. That's about all I can say about this game. It's amazing, so download it for free for PC here.
Osmos is a beautiful, minimalist take on eat-smaller-avoid-bigger games like Spore Origins. In it, you are a single-celled organism, or mote, who must absorb smaller organisms to become larger, and avoid being absorbed by larger organisms. This game is very calm and slow-paced, with slow, ambient music and sluggish-moving enemies. You move by tapping/clicking in the opposite direction of the direction that you want to go in. Your character will then shoot small blobs in the direction you just tapped in, propelling you in the opposite direction. Be careful, though, because those blobs are actually a part of you, so every time you propel yourself, your mote becomes smaller, so propel yourself sparingly. In this game, you can also speed up and slow down time by swiping left or right, which is a handy feature. This game features all kinds of different enemies, from enemies that chase you to ones that absorb you as you absorb them. This game is exceedingly difficult, but fun all the way through. You can buy the game on Steam as well as the App Store and Google Play, or try the demo here.
Outer Wilds is a unique open world space exploration game with a dark twist. The game is set in a solar system (not our solar system, and the system is not randomly generated) that is completely to scale, meaning all of the planets are their real-life (or close) sizes. That means that when you liftoff from a planet, there's no warp sequence or anything, you're simply in space! You can go wherever you want and do whatever you want. You can crash into the moon, go on a spacewalk, or visit the watery core of the Giant's Deep. But there's a catch. You can die, and no matter what you do, you will die, because 20 minutes after you start the game, the sun that all the planets orbit will supernova, killing you. But that's fine, because the world is on a time loop. Just like the movie Groundhog Day, you start the same day over again, except that you remember the events of the previous loop, and all of the ones before that. The difference here is that the ship's computer remembers all of the planets you've been to previously also. Each time, you get a new chance to explore, document and possibly try to stop the sun from imploding. This game is a beautiful game with intuitive, original zero-gravity mechanics and an excellent sense of scale, and for that, you should download it free for your computer from here.
Rymdkapsel is a minimalist isometric strategy game set in space. It's akin to a survival game in that your goal is to build up your base to survive waves of enemies with increasing difficulty. Just like games like Clash of clans, you build different buildings that accomplish different tasks, and you "train" more units to defend your base. Unlike Clash of Clans and similar games, though, Rymdkapsel isn't interested in keeping you playing all day. The game isn't going for detail and the developers instead opted for simple, beautiful, minimalist graphics. The game is singleplayer only, and you'll be done with one session in a few hours, because after around wave 40, the enemies become nearly impossible to beat. While this may all sound bad, these features all actually contribute to the meditative feel of the game. While in other strategy games, you may rage as your base is destroyed, this game maintains a calm atmosphere. For every minute of those three hours of play, your mind will be absorbed in the game, calmly thinking about your next move. This game is short but worth every minute, and for that, you should definitely try this game. This game is $1.99 on Google Play, $3.99 on the App Store, and $3.99 on Steam.
Greetings readers, it is I, the writer of this blog. I apologize for not being able to post for most of this weekend. If you look below, I posted two new games yesterday to try to make amends. I'm sorry, but I may not be able to post on weekends for a while, due to my very busy schedule. Please, if you notice that I don't post anything on a Saturday, just check back Monday and I will have most likely posted something by then. Also, please remember to comment on my posts! You feedback helps me a lot in determining what kinds of games I should look for. To comment, scroll to the bottom of the post you would like to comment on. Below the Twitter and Facebook buttons, there will be the words "Add Comment". Click them, and they will take you to a form where you can input your comments. You don't need to give me your email or anything, just tell me what you like/dislike about this blog. I will be notified as soon as you submit the comment, and I will respond as quickly as I can. Remember also that you can scroll to the bottom of this page and click Previous to view previous pages of entries I have written. Thanks so much for reading this blog!
LIMBO is a minimalist platformer with dark, creepy graphics. You play a boy who descends into Limbo to try to save his sister. On the way, he'll face many challenges, from men with blow guns to a giant spider. The game has a sinister soundtrack, and dark, blurry visuals, leading to an eerie, depressive atmosphere. This game is not really a horror game, but the atmosphere and surprise attacks make it rather scary at times. Above all, this game is difficult, and forces you to think on the spot to escape enemy onslaughts and make it through this horrifying world. This game will immerse you and force you to think. This game's atmosphere is one of the best I have ever seen, and for that, above all, this game is definitely worth the money. You can buy the game on Steam for $9.99 here, or get it on the iOS App Store for $4.99 here.