|Powder Game ||DAN-BALL||Application||Browser||Click here to open|
The Powder Game is an interesting web toy with no specific challenges or goals. The author has offered plenty of variables to experiment with, and continues to add to that number with every update.
Choose an object using the left or right mouse button, then click on the screen to place the selected item.
|Invisible Vision ||keim, Kei Mesuda||Shoot 'em up||1.79 MB||Click here to download|
Invisible Vision is a 3D arena shooter set at sea, where players get to engage in naval battles with enemy submarines while surviving the occasional boss encounter or two. Wireframes are used to replicate the surroundings of a dark ocean, and with careful observation you can easily detect enemy ships based on the ripples caused by their movements.
The arrow keys can be used to move your ship around. To launch a torpedo, just press the Z key. Every missed shot costs three seconds, and the game is over when you run out of time or lives.
If green is not your favorite color, there are two other executables to start the game in gray or blue.
|Noitu Love and the Army of Grinning Darns ||Joakim Sandberg||Platformer||7.59 MB||Click here to download|
With a quirky name which is actually evolution spelled backwards, Noitu Love and the Army of Grinning Darns is quickly gaining widespread recognition for it's classic platforming goodness.
Controls are stripped down to basics, featuring the standard punch and jump plus two more attack variations assigned to both the left control and shift key. Much like Capcom's Mega Man series, you get to utilize certain devices to change form and access special powers. The first few levels may seem repetitive but the game does get better after the second stage.
Most of the highlights occur during boss battles, where each leader has to be defeated using different strategies. The final boss encounter is simply amazing, even when compared to other platformers freeware or otherwise. A word of advice, you'll miss out on quite a bit if the easy difficulty setting is chosen. Press alt-Enter to play in full screen mode.
|Markus Persson||Action/Arcade||Browser||Click here to play|
Markus Persson's Minecraft is a block-based sandbox building game originally inspired by Infiniminer, but one that requires no installation of any software to play.
You can add or remove blocks using the left mouse button. Right-click to switch between removing or adding blocks, and use the numeral keys to change block type. Creative players can build anything from houses, mazes, towers and even castles with their own moats and bridges with just a little time spent on construction.
|Akuchizoku ||cactus||Shoot 'em up||8.53 MB||Click here to download|
Akuchizoku is a horizontal shooter created by cactus, featuring three playable levels, two difficulty settings, three different pilots and two gameplay modes. The difficulty setting adjusts the number of bosses and enemies you would have to face in battle.
Hold the Z key to shoot, and press the X key to launch a missile. Tap the C key to activate your special weapon, though this move is limited to one use per ship.
Only one pilot is available in story mode, but any level and pilot can be selected in free play mode.
|Trilby: The Art Of Theft ||Yahtzee||Action/Arcade||2.42 MB||Click here to download|
Trilby: The Art Of Theft is a mission-based stealth platformer created by Ben Croshaw. Your goal is to infiltrate a variety of buildings in Chapow City, steal loot, achieve objectives and get out again with the subtlety of a flickering shadow in a ninja outfit.
The player controls Trilby as he embarks upon a number of daring high-profile heists in various outposts of wealth and power. With an arsenal of thief skills at his disposal, he must lift the trinkets and valuables of the idle rich while making as little fuss as possible.
|Blocksum ||Circle infotech||Puzzle||32.1 MB||Click here to download|
Blocksum is a puzzler with simple rules but addictive gameplay. Join a number of tiles together by using the Z key, and their corresponding number increases. Gather a large group of blocks with the same number to make them disappear. Grey orbs can be used to remove all blocks with the same number on the field simply by connecting it to a tile.
Hold the X key to move the tiles upward. Press the C key to access a pause menu. Requires the latest DirectX version to run.
Puzzle veterans will love the possibilites of chaining up combos with this one. Highly recommended.
|Picture Logic ||TONAKAI interactive||Puzzle||Browser||Click here to play|
Picture Logic is a browser version of the popular paint by numbers game, which comes with over two hundred puzzles to solve and a success rate tagged to each as an indicator of its difficulty. Isomura Kai's implementation of Picross features double clicking for marking empty squares, an option that is absent from Armor Picross 2 and TylerK's Picross. An English tutorial is also included to assist beginners in learning the basics of solving puzzles.
|Ablation ||Nenad||Shoot 'em up||7.50 MB||Click here to download|
Ablation is basically a four color vertical shooter with an interesting concept. Touching a white bomb neutralizes all projectiles, while activating a black one destroys every object in range. Collect power-ups for a firepower upgrade. Hold the control, Z or space key to shoot, and use the function keys numbered 5 and 6 to switch window sizes. Press the P key to pause the game.
Black pixels do no damage, though contact with a white pixel will cause your ship to lose one power-up degree. Destroy an enemy's weak point for a special core bonus.
- Windows, Mac, Linux
|Joseph Larson||Platformer||10.2 MB||Click here to download|
In ASCIIpOrtal you can fire up to two portals with your hand-held portal device, then enter through one before coming out of the other for some mind-bending teleportation effect. Some of the puzzles in this 2D remake of Valve's Portal include manipulating switches using blocks, placing portals on the other side of chain links, dodging boulders before they crush you, and avoiding laser fields that will burn your flesh instantly on contact.
Links to binaries for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems all available from the Cymon's Games site.