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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 – Running, Jumping, Climbing trees

Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, Beat em up, Defense, Games, Platform, Puzzle with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by bigpoppacreamy

Heil, fellow Flashists. Ben here again with a new, semi-regular feature, the Rapid Fire Round. A number of shorter reviews all based around a specific theme or genre, in this case the humble platformer. Let’s start, shall we?

Armed With Wings

Black-on-black violence has gone horribly unreported by the Liberal Media

Black-on-black violence has gone horribly unreported by the Liberal Media

First off we have Armed With Wings, a stylish monochrome platformer where you play a nameless samurai, armed with nothing more than his wits. And also a large sword and well-trained eagle. The eagle is the kicker here, you run through each level dispensing bad guys with your sword but can use your eagle to solve puzzles. flying it in front of an enemies face and then behind him can distract him while you sneak up for a sneak kill, or picking up small rocks and dropping them on buttons to render new areas accessible. It’s a good idea that’s carried off with a certain level of panache.
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Portal – The Flash Version

Posted in 4 stars, Platform, Puzzle with tags , , , , on October 28, 2008 by sarcolepsy

Hello out there, I’m Sarcolepsy and this is my first review as a flashist. I play mostly puzzle games so that’s what I’ll concentrate on here. The other flashists will bring you the more bizarre and silly games and I’ll do more boring stuff. I will on occasion lapse into uncontrollable sarcasm, as is my curse, but I managed to hold it together long enough to bring you this review.

Portal – The Flash Version.

Portal Logo

Portal Logo

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