Now this is impressive stuff - Dash and the Stolen Treasure is a Crash Bandicoot-style 3D platformer created by five students at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain over the course of a year.

You play as Dash, a famous pirate who - strangely enough - is scared of water. Your treasure has been stolen by a group called the Blind Shark Pirates, and it's your job to run around collecting coins, smashing baddies and getting your valuables back. You can see so much of the inspiration from the likes of Crash and Jak & Daxter shining through, and the student team have done a really fantastic job of creating an enjoyable experience. The voice acting could have done with a bit more work, but otherwise the game is definitely worth a download.

Just a quick note: I wouldn't alt+tab out of the game if I were you, it doesn't seem to like it very much. Grab a copy from DashtheGame.com.