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Archive For August, 2006

Jex Hell Fire

August 29, 2006 2:08 PM | Tim W.

Jex Hell Fire is another decent shooter by Ham Corossam which features extremely detailed 2D sprites. There's not much to the gameplay besides a simple shot button, but you do get to replenish your shields by collecting bonus items.

Press the F2 function key to view in full screen. There are three boss fights in the easy and medium difficulty, with a set time limit of four minutes. Choosing the Struggle Jaguar difficulty increases the allocated time to allow for additional boss encounters.

Click here to download.

Name: Jex Hell Fire
Developer: Ham Corossam
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 1MB

Quaint Room

August 29, 2006 12:18 PM | Tim W.

The aptly titled Quaint Room is a Flash escape game by MOFU2, also the developer of Swan's Room. This production is rather short in length, but puzzles are much easier compared to it's predecessor.

As usual, the music is great and credits are pretty fun to watch. A walkthrough is available from the forums.

Name: Quaint Room
Developer: MOFUYA
Category: Adventure
Type: Flash
Size: 1MB

Swan's Room

August 29, 2006 12:08 PM | Tim W.

Swan's Room is another Flash escape game by MOFU2, featuring decent music and room design but rather difficult puzzles. Players familiar with Takagi's efforts would be right at home with this one.

There's a tricky timed sequence near the end but nothing too worrisome with a walkthrough in hand, available from the forums.

Name: Swan's Room
Developer: MOFUYA
Category: Adventure
Type: Flash
Size: 1MB

Mobai Room

August 29, 2006 10:18 AM | Tim W.

Mobai Room is the latest Flash escape game by MOFU2, developer of two other efforts with similar gameplay. Originally a mobile version, it's screen size had been reduced for the intended platform but still playable using any internet browser. There are also less items and objects, with very little to get excited about.

As usual, the walkthrough is available from the forums.

Name: Mobai Room
Developer: MOFUYA
Category: Adventure
Type: Flash
Size: 1MB

Extermination Disco Nation

August 29, 2006 10:08 AM | Tim W.

Extermination Disco Nation is a sample project by Kyle Gabler, developer of Super Tummy Bubble and Tower of Goo. Not much of a game but it does demonstrate the use of a dance pad very well. Controls are mapped to the QWEASD keys while pressing 3 skips the instructions.

Step on all of the animated characters to complete each level. The 1 and 3 keys can be used to rotate the area.

Name: Extermination Disco Nation
Developer: Kyle Gabler
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB


August 28, 2006 9:18 AM | Tim W.

+Cebo is a new shooter by Alice from Japan, and as described by postman this is how Rez would probably look like if it was ever turned into a true shmup. A shield can be activated to negate enemy bullets, though it requires a recharge after a certain number of uses. Hold the Z key to shoot and press the X key to protect yourself momentarily.

Conversations can be skipped by pressing the V key. To play in full screen, change the first option in the configuration menu located just above the resolution select field. The trial version can be a little tricky to download, just find the word 35MB on the web site and click on it. Look for a file under the pCEBO folder, which contains the game after unzipping the demo package.

I've recorded a gameplay video and uploaded it to YouTube. Had originally planned to complete the stage without any damage but I got pretty lazy towards the end.

Name: Cebo
Developer: Alice from Japan
Category: Shooter
Type: Demo
Size: 35MB

Creative Crafting

August 28, 2006 9:08 AM | Tim W.

Creative Crafting is another Experimental Gameplay Project that explores the notion of a smithing module for MMORPGs. The idea is to make tools of destruction by striking hot coals with your hammer when they magically appear on each weapon.

Equipments made are then traded for gold, and once you are financially sound an apprentice can be hired to create items previously crafted. Just click on the portrait next to each weapon to save you from the tedious work.

Not much of a game here though I'm quite certain that this is probably more fun than slaying dragons or orcs online.

Name: Creative Crafting
Developer: Cellulaer
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB

Blue Wish Resurrection

August 28, 2006 8:18 AM | Tim W.

Blue Wish Resurrection is the latest shmup from upcoming developer x.x, although this build only showcases one stage. Pre-rendered sprites are larger than his previous efforts, and the game is playable in full screen. To activate this option, first set up your PC to display Japanese text and edit the screen.txt file using MS Word or a similar application. Change the first value from 1 to 0 and save the file.

Name: Blue Wish Resurrection
Developer: x.x
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 5MB


August 28, 2006 8:08 AM | Tim W.

Overdrive is a shooter made by Jordan Browne using Game Maker, which can be quite difficult to play partly due to it's restrictive controls. Your ship can only move in four directions, and a key press is required for each shot.

But the game does has it's own charms, for example the introduction of boss battles every five stages or so and multiple enemy types which are different in each level. The unlockable menu can be activated by holding the left shift key and pressing Z at any time, although it is quite beatable without any cheats whatsoever.

Name: Overdrive
Developer: Jordan Browne
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB


August 27, 2006 9:18 AM | Tim W.

Shoot the CoreShoot the Core database updated with fifteen new entries.

x.x releases a new shmup entitled Blue Wish Resurrection. [Eden's Edge, Blue Wish, Green Wind review]

A 70MB demo for The Exchange Student is now available.

Game pages for Airdoo and The Cleaner added to darthlupi's web site. [Airdoo review]

Some new games added to Alawar's list of projects in development.

GameTunnel's August Round-Up is now available.

King's Quest III remakeThe voice pack for King's Quest III remake is out.

Cassette 50 updated with one new addition.

A demo for the first episode of Space Renegades is now available from the United Minds Games web site.

Raidien Phaec is the title of Hermitgames' next project. They just need to finish it after releasing Fren-ze.

HackIT released, an IGF competition entry from last year. Download link can be found here.

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