Mission Statement

Posted in Site News on October 28, 2008 by Ortus

Welcome to FLASHISM.

Our mission is to bring you – dear reader – a blog to detail the best and worst of flash game finds from around the internet. Our team of Flashists will link you to games of all shapes and sizes, playing their way through through the shit so you don’t have to. Between us we have soooooo much time on our hands and a long history of gaming that we feel confident we can’t help but provide you with the map to the buried treasure of the best and the worst of the flash game hinterland. We’ll be bringing you regular updates with what we’ve uncovered, so subscribe to the blog or follow @FLASHISM on Twitter so you don’t miss our latest rants and raves.

Over recent weeks it’s become apparent that to restrict ourselves merely to games is folly. That would be to ignore the many other weird and wonderful and innovative things that people out there are doing with flash which my not strictly fall under a heading titled “games”. It’s such a wonderful versatile tool, so we’ll also link you to cool animations, curiosities and whatever else we find in the darkened alleyways and secluded car parks of the flash world.

Plus, fuck it, we may sort you out with other forms of free gaming too where we see fit.

We’re pleased you found us. Now bookmark us, subscribe, follow us on Twitter, or get down and dirty with our RSS feed. Pick your poison. If you find something you think worthy of our attention, or want to write a guest post, or think you have what it takes to join our team, hit us up on Twitter.

Enjoy your stay.

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I Don’t Even Game

Posted in 4 stars, Puzzle, Random, Simple with tags , , , on March 29, 2010 by Hol Lucia

How? No how, just do! Avoid spikeys, xamine cloos, think hard, and keeping to go, plz!

I’m not going to give away the secrets to this one, see how far you can get before the game out smarts you. I got to level 67.

~play it here: http://www.addictinggames.com/i-dont-even-game.html

Paris 26 Gigapixels

Posted in 5 stars, Curiosity, Random with tags , , on March 18, 2010 by Hol Lucia

What is Paris 26 Gigapixels?

Paris 26 Gigapixels is the name of the biggest assembled panoramic image of the world. It shows Paris in a very high definition. A gigapixel is 1 billion pixels! The image is a stitching of more than 2000 individual photos. Paris 26 Gigapixels was shot on September 8th, 2009 and you can view it here http://www.paris-26-gigapixels.com.

Seriously, this is well worth the visit. The amount of detail is just mind blowing and you’ll soon find your self zoomed in and panning along the many Parisian bedroom windows for a glimpse of life inside. From afar the human race is kind of charming.

If you enjoyed the it you should read the ‘about’ page for more interesting facts about the project.

xkcd 484 – Flash Games

Posted in Random with tags , , on March 18, 2010 by Ortus

This author is not the world’s biggest xkcd fan, but this is one of my favourites. I don’t own quite the amount of gaming equipment here, but I completely understand the mindset. Click the image to go to the original xkcd post.

Just as an aside, FLASHISM may broaden its horizons into all types of free gaming and other things flash in general. Animations, randomness … anything related really.

Stay tuned.

Second part of the “Colour my …” games review coming next week.

Swedish Armed Forces – Team Test

Posted in 3 stars, Curiosity, Games, Puzzle with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by Ortus

A brief interlude before I conclude my 2 part “Colour my …” review.

This is a cool little promotional feature on the Swedish Armed Forces website (seriously), that tests your mental faculties with a series of puzzles at increasing speed. You can play with 3 other random anonymous people from elsewhere in the world, or if you have 3 friends in an IM conversation or chat room, then the site allows you to generate a unique private url to share so that you can connect and play with them.

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The “Colour my …” Series – Part I

Posted in Games, Platform, Puzzle, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by Ortus

In this monochrome world, I will search the depths of the earth and the limitless skies for you …

This series of games has been submitted to Newgrounds and Armor Games by a contributor called SilverStitch, and seem to have been inspired by a special someone in his life. All together now, d’awwwww. The thing is, I’m actually a little bit in love with the games. They’re not testing in anyway really, but it’s something akin to being inside an interactive poem at times. One man’s beautiful is another’s hackneyed schmaltz, I know that, but I think that there’s really something here. They certainly touched a nerve with me.

There’s 5 total. I’ll write a bit of an intro and look at the first 2 here, and follow up with Part 2 looking at chapters 3, 4 and 5 of the series.

They’re designed in a high contrast sketched out black and white, and as you progress through the games you will find you need to work a little to bring a bit of colour into the world. And that’s a part of the message at work here. The scores to all the games are written by SilverStitch’s apparent collaborator Coin, and they’re perfect. Simple melancholic piano loops that fit so well with the style and intent of the games.

Anyway, let’s look at them. There’s a story at play, so if you’re going to play them, you should probably do it in order. And I would recommend they are played at night, when you are relaxed, with headphones.

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Robot Unicorn Attack

Posted in 5 stars, Games, Platform, Simple with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by Ortus

Robot Unicorn Attack has had nearly 2,000,000 plays since Adult Swim put the game up a few days ago on their website. It has gone massively viral part in thanks to the support of one of the internet’s most notoriously hostile websites, where for one day differences were put aside and the constant bickering ceased to allow them to play this game and be in harmony.

WARNING: may result in unexpected tears of joy.

The typical user reaction to stumbling across Robot Unicorn Attack.

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Rapid Fire Round – Music and Rhythm

Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, Music, Platform with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by Hol Lucia

Auditorium

http://www.playauditorium.com/

This superb music flash games has won a bunch of internet awards, and for good reason. Although the website only offers a free demo of this game, if I had the extra few bucks, I’d probably pay to download the rest.

Use your intuition to direct the flow of light through the music activator bars to progress to the next level. This game is more about audio and visual experience than completing goals, so you can just chill out and enjoy the music whilst exercising those brain cells a little.

It gets a little more complex when different goals come into play, for example you can attract and repel the flow light to get it to the destination or you have to fill the container with certain coloured light.

Even if you just have a play about with the demo, I’m sure you will enjoy the experience and I recommend you try it.

4/5.

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