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0-Hour Game Jam

Madden Crusade was made in under an hour


One of the crude, funny games of the 0h Game Jam
Nov 03
Did you remember to adjust your clock(s) on Sunday? I just slept in as always. Some game designers used the end of daylight saving time as an excuse to, get this, be productive. There's this thing called the 0h Game Jam in wh... read
Transmission

Play free puzzler Transmission and maybe learn a little


Made for London's Science Museum
Oct 28
At first, Transmission looks like a pretty standard Eulerian path-based puzzle game. That is not a bad thing; I was pretty hooked on Lyne for a while. But as Transmission progresses, it follows the history of electronic commu... read
Idle gaming is anything but
They did it. Someone finally made an "idle game" that stuck with me and now here I am, almost two weeks later, still obsessing. Clicker Heroes has succeeded where Cookie Clicker failed. Granted, it's the same basic premise: c... read feature

Clicker Heroes

Someone please take Clicker Heroes away from me before I play it all day


Welcome to your new obsession
Sep 26
Dammit, it's Cookie Clicker all over again. Clicker Heroes is the new game that you won't be able to stop clicking (or at least paying attention to because you've got people to click for you). Clicker Heroes ta... read
Extrasolar

Extrasolar Season 2 is being funded through Kickstarter


Season 1 still available for free
Sep 09
I do not envy Lazy 8 Studios with the balancing act it has trying to market Extrasolar. By revealing too little, only a relatively small demographic will ever try out the exoplanet rover simulator. By revealing too much, a t... read
Breath of Fire 6

This trailer for Breath of Fire 6 is as pretty as I expected, but that's about it


Online, web-based design isn't so impressive in my eyes, though
Jul 31
This animated trailer is absolutely stunning, but it does not do much to enthuse me for Breath of Fire 6. Breath of Fire 6, subtitled Guardians of the White Dragon, is set to be published as an online, web-based role-pl... read
Google Maps

Are you bright enough to not run out of miles in Google's Smarty Pin?


Travel across the world
Jul 02
Every now and then you can count on Google to come up with a solid time-waster. This is one of them. It's called Smarty Pins, and it'll have you dropping your Google Maps marker all over the world in the name of trivia. The i... read
#simulators

Don't let Realistic Kissing Simulator teach you how to kiss


If you do, you're gonna have a bad time
May 23
Weak tonsil hockey game? Slobbering all over your partner when you go in for the kiss? You need Realistic Kissing Simulator, the best kind of training you could possibly have. Just kidding. You won't learn a thing, but you'll... read
No Wave

No Wave is a point-and-click game set in NY's music scene


Sonic Youth and Swans on the soundtrack? Win!
May 14
Aside from videogames, music is my other big passion in life, whether it's just listening to it, going to gigs or reading about various bands or periods in music history. So when I got a message from the developers of No Wave... read
Drowning in Problems

Notch's Drowning in Problems game gets too real too quick


Solve
Apr 28
Need a crushing reminder of the frailty and futility of life? Markus "Notch" Persson has your back. His web-based experience Drowning in Problems does a pretty fine job of making sure you don't forget. Watch as growing o... read
Flappy2048

Addictive games unite as Flappy Bird meets 2048


In theory, this should consume the rest of the time in your life
Apr 24
Much like 2004's Collision Course album, a mash-up of Jay-Z and Linkin Park songs, Flappy Bird and 2048 have been remixed together in a wonderful marriage of things that a lot of people love, but a lot of other peop... read
Come for the control of a rover on an alien planet, stay for the [REDACTED]
When I was talking to one of the developers of Extrasolar on the show floor at PAX East, I said something that I now regret. "This looks like something I would really like, but might not appeal to a ton of other people." He r... read feature

Free Xbone

Play this crappy Raid 2 brawler & you could win an Xbox One


The game sucks, but free is free
Apr 08
The Raid is a great action film. It's sequel comes out this Friday. I assume it's also good. I saw a "making of" GIF where they pass a camera through a car window to the passenger seat, which is actually a disguised person, w... read
Ditto

Ditto is your free time-waster of the day


No relation to the Pokémon
Mar 28
Looking for something to do today while pretending to work? Nitrome has you covered with its newly released puzzle-action platformer Ditto. In it, you control a white creature that looks a bit like a cross between Toro Inoue ... read
Frog Fractions 2

Is there a Frog Fractions 2 ARG already underway?


My head is spinning already and it has nothing to with actual fractions
Mar 17
The original Frog Fractions was one of the most bizarre things you could play in in a web browser, so it wasn't a surprise to see a potential sequel arrive on Kickstarter last week. What is odd is that, if the Kickstarter is ... read
2048

Help! I can't stop playing 2048


Similar to Threes, but different
Mar 14
This week's addictive browser game that I can't seem to quit is 2048, a sliding tiles game where you try to match numbers to multiply their value. The ultimate goal is to get a tile that's worth 2048 without having completely... read
Duelyst

Ex-Blizzard, Insomniac dev working on tactical, turn-based Duelyst


With art from Rogue Legacy lead artist Glauber Kotak
Mar 13
This game looks amazing. Duelyst, which I'm too in awe of to poke at the "y" in the title, started as a tabletop game that the team at newly formed Counterplay Games decided to turn into a videogame. That vision has come stu... read

The Unreal Engine 4 now runs in Firefox


Next-gen browser gaming
Mar 12
Browser based gaming just took a giant leap forward with this demonstration of the Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox at near-native speeds. The demo you see shows Epic's Soul and Swing Ninja, and this is the first glimpse o... read
Hitchhiker's

Don't panic: Play The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in-browser


So long and thanks for all the fish
Mar 10
Looking for something to do today? How about be (rightfully) poked fun at by Douglas Adams for thinking you could pick up your dressing gown without getting out of bed? You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills... read
NOPE.jpg

Titanfall Arcade claims '8-bit is better with a Titan'


No, it most certainly is not
Mar 05
Hamza happened upon Titanfall Arcade, an official browser-based mashup of Titanfall and classic Atari games. Wondering why anyone would create such a thing, I couldn't help myself. I clicked. Asteroids is playable now, with M... read
Hotline Trail

Next time you need a free browser game, play Hotline Trail


This isn't brand new or anything, but I just heard about it
Mar 04
I'll admit it: the "Hotline" part of Hotline Trail is what got me to click. My brain must associate the word with good feelings after one too many hours spent playing Hotline Miami. Not that it really matters either way. This... read

Flappy Jam, a collection of almost unplayable games


Indie devs get together in support of one another
Feb 11
The latest game dev jam is Flappy Jam, which sees indie developers getting together in an effort to show support for each other in the game development community. "Envy and teasing should not belong to our community," the web... read
Wii U

Play HTML5 games on the Wii U through PlayBoxie


Button inputs work
Feb 10
While it's been operating on a few other platforms for a while now, the online portal PlayBoxie is now compatible with Nintendo's Wii U. Basically all you do is visit PlayBoxie on an Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, or PC, and you're go... read
Adult Swim Games

You can play Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla right now


He can have a saguaro cactus for an arm
Feb 07
Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla. Give yourself a few seconds for that to sink in. He is a gorilla, who has been cybernetically altered to have chainsaws for arms and a pogo stick in place of his legs. If that is not the most aw... read
Clone

Indie developer claims King cloned its game


'A bit of a double-standard, eh?'
Jan 24
Not that people who have been following the news about Candy Crush Saga maker King trademarking "Candy" and causing issues over The Banner Saga's use of the word "Saga" in its title need any more fuel for the fire, but here g... read
Catlateral Damage

Catlateral Damage getting stealth destruction and more


Me-owwwwwwww
Jan 21
Catlateral Damage has you play a cat who wants to make an enormous mess. That's catliterally it. Still, this first person wreck 'em up is super fun and freely playable in-browser in its alpha state. Eurogamer cat up with Cat... read

Play this: Dojo of Death


A fun little distraction
Jan 20
Dojo of Death is a super addictive little browser game over on Kongregate. You are a ninja, and you must kill other ninjas with the simple click of your mouse button. Just aim, click, and slash away. The entire thing takes place in one room, and two enemy types spawn as you go on your slicing rampage. Enjoy! read
Indie

Wreck your owner's room in Catlateral Damage


I do like a pun title
Jan 13
Feel like trashing a room whilst remaining totally innocent? Then Catlateral Damage is for you. It's a simple game that puts you in control of a cat who has to traverse its owner's room, knocking over as many personal items ... read
Quake

Quake Live has finally left the browser


Standalone client released for PC
Jan 10
Gosh, Quake Live brings me back. Bethesda has announced that the standalone client for this free-to-play, browser-based game is out now on PC. Existing players will need to download a launcher which will update their installa... read
Winnose

Play Winnose, reunite a moai statue with his other half


Another strange Adult Swim game
Jan 08
Adult Swim always seems to publish games that have really strange setups, but are backed by solid gameplay mechanics and can easily eat up an afternoon or possibly even a work day. Winnose, developed by Todd Luke, appea... read
Onimusha

Onimusha Soul coming to the PS3 in Japan


I just want a real new Onimusha
Jan 07
Hey, remember when Capcom announced a brand new Onimusha game called "Soul" and it ended up being a browser-based RPG? Yeah, that sucked. Well apparently Famitsu has revealed that the game is coming to the PlayStati... read
Breath of Fire 6

New Breath of Fire 6 screens show a sliver of promise


Mobile/browser based entry ditches tradition for 'touch controls'
Dec 28
I like to be mister optimism when it comes to games...even games that are slated for mobile and browser based platforms. But I've had an extremely hard time believing that the sixth entry in the Breath of Fire series is going... read






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