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Day 279: The Bucket

20 Mar

This game is just too cute to pass up. Made by the wonderful Nitrome, “The Bucket” is a really cute little 8-bit game where you (as a fish/bonsai tree) carry a raccoon in a basket through a complicated maze.

It sounds easy, but it’s a bit challenging. However, my favorite part is just how random it is… the plot doesn’t make sense, and yet it’s so adorable – especially the fish/bonsai when it completes a level!

So enjoy “The Bucket”, and check out more games at nitrome.com! (Click the picture to play the game)

 

Click here to play "The Bucket" at nitrome.com

Day 272: [SUPER BELATED 4 of 7] Free Running

17 Mar

I’m featuring another game mainly because I haven’t featured a game in a long time.

I’m totally addicted to Free Running. Basically, it’s a 3D HARDCORE PARKOUR (or, according to Wikipedia: “a utilitarian discipline based upon the successful, swift and energy-efficient traversing of one’s surrounding environment via the practical application of techniques, based around the concept of self-preservation and the ability to help others”). You run and jump on walls and stuff to get places fast.

This game is a simplified version of that, and it’s pretty fun. I guess it’s for those of us too lazy to actually figure out HARDCORE PARKOUR.

Click the picture to play!

Click here to play "Free Running" on miniclip.com

Also, as a bonus, here’s a video from “The Office” (sorry for the bad quality):

Day 270: [SUPER BELATED 2 of 7] Hello Worlds!

17 Mar

For post number two, I’d like to dedicate this to my roommate Jamie (she’ll know why).

I found this game the other day and I really enjoyed playing it (especially playing as the turtle with the hat). It’s a puzzle game where you have to work your way through a level by focusing on three or more different screens. It’s really difficult to describe, so you should probably just check it out!

Click the picture to play!

Click here to play "Hellow Worlds!" on armorgames.com

Day 204: Three Towers Solitaire

4 Jan

Hey guys!

I’m gonna post short tonight, mainly because I’ve had a looooooooong day, but I want to feature one of my favorite games.

Three Tower Solitaire is actually not that hard. At the bottom of the screen, you have a face card (say it’s the number 8). Above are three triangular shapes of cards with all the bottom turned up. You can choose a number either above or below 8 and continue until you can’t. When you’re stuck, you can click the long line of cards at the bottom to pick as your new face card. You win the round when you get rid of all the triangles at the top!

I probably made that way more difficult… just check out Three Towers Solitaire!

Click here to play "Three Towers Solitaire"

Day 202: [BELATED] Shift!

3 Jan

Hey guys!

Sorry again for yet another late post… Sunday I moved back to Eugene for the next term and was just mentally exhausted when I got back!

For yesterday’s post, I wanted to feature a really awesome game that I thoroughly enjoy playing!

It’s called “Shift” and there are now six different versions of the game (including one for the iphone or ipod touch!)

The rules are pretty simple… get to the door in each level to continue. In order to get there, you have to unlock certain areas and learn to shift from being light to being dark (hint: the key word is “SHIFT”.)

It’s a really neat game, and all versions (except the downloadable one) are available on armorgames.com

Enjoy “Shift”!

Click here to play "Shift"

Day 199: [BELATED] Factory Balls 2

31 Dec

Hey guys!

Before you laugh at the title (don’t worry, my mind is slightly in the gutter), check out this game from armor games! It’s a puzzle game where you dye balls to look like the example in the corner. It’s a LOT harder than it looks!

See for yourself! (and check out the christmas edition and the original game!)

Click here to play "Factory Balls 2"

Day 184: Flight

15 Dec

Hey Guys!

I’ve got another game for you today called flight!

The premise of the game is that a little kid wants to see their mother for Christmas, and sends a letter to santa via paper plane. When it lands all over the world, other people write notes to send around the world. Your job is to control the plane!

It’s pretty simple, you throw the paper airplane and add upgrades to make it fly further. The animation is cute and the music is great! It’s a cute little game to keep you occupied!

So enjoy “Flight” off of armorgames.com!

Click here to play "Flight" at armorgames.com!

Day 182: Love

13 Dec

Love is a many splendorous thing, eh?

Well, for today I wanted to feature a simple game from armor games about love!

All you do is connect the squares together without crashing into the walls or into the other black squares. And that’s really it, all you do is keep it up!

But even in it’s simplicity, it is very calming!

Enjoy “Love”.

Click here to play "Love" on armorgames.com

Day 148: The Underdog by Spoon

16 Oct

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Hey guys. So, due to a computer malfunction (aka, me dropping cold tea on my laptop’s keyboard), my computer is a little different. Last night, I updated from my phone… and today I have a portable keyboard ready to type. But I apologize if my blog is updated at weird hours because I can’t technically type anything without this portable keyboard.

But it got me thinking… My computer is failing, and now the portable keyboard (also known as “The Underdog”) stepped in to take the shot at the game. So far so good!

Okay, yeah I’m not that lame to think of that… but I did want to feature one of my favorite, happy-sounding songs ever: “The Underdog” by Spoon!

I got a chance to see the band back in May, and they were fantastic. So great to hear, so beautiful to look at (I’m talking to you, Brit Daniels!)

Anyway, enjoy “The Underdog” by Spoon!

Day 120: Fighter X!

17 Sep

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

So, back for a bit more!

With the recent popularity of “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” (or, more specifically, it’s soundtrack), 8-bit music is making a comeback!

Now, what is 8-bit exactly? Well, first let me give you a taste

8-bit is basically music made from programs based off of video game systems (mostly from Nintendo’s Gameboy!). The beats are remixed and programed to get a totally sound that is just fantastic!

Now this stuff is everywhere! There’s bands all over the country, and even some in other countries like Japan. But in my hometown of Seattle, 8-bit is running rampant in the underground music scene.

I have actually gotten to know a few of the artists through other things (Leeni, who is pretty freaking sweet in person and on audio, and her side-project BiForce are two that I adore), but one in specific always sticks out on my playlist: Fighter X.

His real name is Nickolas Walthew (and for a while Jack Waterman of “Circles” fame was appearing in the band too), and he is one of the most prominent 8-bit bands out there right now. I’ve actually had a chance to see him perform live (which was AWESOME) and even briefly moshed with him for like 5 minutes (Nick, if your reading this, I don’t expect you to remember this, haha! This was like 2 years ago). I’ve been a fan since then and even own a couple CDs.

What makes his music so great is the complexity of the tunes! Anyone can take an old gameboy song and remix it (the most popular remixed track of game-fame is Legend of Zelda…. I find more that song more than anything!). But Fighter X actually takes this whole LSDJ (which is a program used to remix these songs) thing and turns it into something completely original and even intense!!

Come check his work out at his Myspace, or at 8bc!

The Real Fighter X