September 12, 2013 8:20 PM | Paul Hack
A week has gone by since my last round-up of mini-games by thecatamites, and the developer has released another handful of brilliant enigmas to amuse and perplex us. Made in a matter of hours using magic markers, a notecard, and Multimedia Fusion, each game is a like a direct transmission from the author's mind.
Glory Days of the Free Press: (Pictured above.) Ah, remember the good old days, when it was okay to manufacture news to sell papers? You're a big city paper's editor, chomping a cigar and grilling your writers for their latest headlines. You even get to make your own headline. Use the arrow keys to walk around the office and use the mouse to choose words for the headline.
Some Bee Ess: Despite the self-deprecating title, this is one of the longest and most satisfying releases in the series so far. It's a dream diary in playable form, and presents 3 dreams for you to experience second hand. This format seems like it could be an entire series on its own. Use the mouse and the arrow keys to choose a dream and move through it.
Voyages of Mogey: (Pictured above.) You ride across the plains on your steed, in search of King Bubbles' palace. Once there, you are treated to a grand tour by his majesty. Alas, this tale ends in unavoidable tragedy, as the king's magnanimity proves his undoing. Use the arrow keys to move and...other things.
Octopus Decision: This is really two mini-games in one, depending on whether you choose to be pro-octopus or anti-octopus. You could end up floating around a peaceful seascape or embarking on a violent mission of octopus annihilation. The choice is yours (of course, you should try both). This is the developer's first sidescrolling shooter. Make your choice with the mouse, then use the arrow keys to move and Ctrl to shoot.
These games are only available for Windows.