In the new game Avant-Garde, you play an up-and-coming artist in 19th century Paris, a contemporary of Manet and Bouguereau. Carve and sell allegorical statue groups! Get snubbed by Napoleon III! Subsidize Gustave Courbet's drinking! Compose and promulgate your own aesthetic manifesto!
Circle The Cat (flash friday fun) It's not like anyone was going to be productive at work today anyway, right?
Flash Friday: Gamerswithjobs calls Nekogames' OUKA a "very minimalist experience, offering the simplest rules possible in a video game...(i)nstead of a long sentence or paragraph explaining things, or even a tutorial video, when you click the “Hint” button the game simply lays part of the level’s inner workings bare. It’s a testament to the simplicity of the game that this works so well." Just click the symbol, that's all. [more inside]
Haven't been addicted to a flash game in a while? Take on Swords and Potions, where you tackle the under-appreciated other side of the RPG universe: being a shopkeeper! There's a lot to this game, so here's the wiki if you need help, and don't worry about your productivity- turns take time to regenerate so you can't get stuck playing all day.
Friday Flash Fun: Realm of the Mad God is a co-op MMORPG shooter with cute 8-bit graphics. Death is permanent, play addictive. [more inside]
Flash Friday: remember Miami Shark? That awesome game where you played a shark and the shark totally destroyed everything in its path? The makers of that fine game have now given us Sydney Shark, and marsupials, parachutists, aliens, and a windsurfer looking suspiciously like John Kerry will never be the same again.
Let's take a jaunt back, to the early days of DOS, from the early 1980s to early 1990s. Way back to IBM PC DOS 1.00 and 1.10. Back when Bill Gates wrote code. This was the time of avoiding donkeys on the road (gameplay), gorillas lobbing explosive bananas over skyscrapers (gameplay) and a hungry line named Nibbles [a variant of the older Snake game] (gameplay). So have at it! Gorillas recreated in Flash | Flash tribute to Gorillas, with updated graphics | Snake | two-player Nibbles | Radical Snake (now with curves) | Snake (like Radical Snake, but with landscape obstacles) | Nibblets (All 10 original levels from the QBasic game Nibbles, but with a new control system) | Snake/Nibbles for Vim (download) | Donkey (QBasic source code)
iNudge Is a software music toy that lets you create and share short snippets of music.
Hey, Tower Defense fans: do you like cake? How about pirates? Want to combine the three? Just in time for (almost) Friday, it's Cake Pirates!
Madness Combat Defense, an evolution of the tower defense game.
Shoot the fast shinies with your fast shiny! Ponies for all!
Casual Collective has been linked before[Previously, and Previously-er], but they have some more recent, well-crafted games. [more inside]
Flash Friday Doeo Simple, amusing, addictive.
Just in time for Flash Friday, Slate lists the best free online games. The first one they mention, The Tall Stump, has been on MeFi previously, but there's more—even an Infocom-style text-based game.
Friday Flash Fun: Kongregate has a variety of games, including my current fave Castlewars, a card based game where you win by building up your own castle, or utterly destroying your opponent's castle. You may also enjoy luminara, which I can only describe as the dance version of Asteroids. Or, you could just have a monkey fire at balloons with darts.
Get Hostile! - Inspired by the well-beloved Avalon Hill board game Acquire, Get Hostile! is a free, web-based board game that has already sucked up hours of my time. Check out the quick tutorial to get up to speed, then play against live opponents or AI's, forming corporations, buying stock, and doing hostile takeovers!
Letters If your screen isn't facing anyone, it looks like you're doing work. Happy flash friday everyone!
Friday flash fun! Try Poom! You move a constantly changing floor around in a virtual 3-D space so that a ball will bounce on it. Curiously entertaining...
There goes the rest of my day. via zannah
There goes the rest of my day. via zannah
Psychopong - See if you can beat all 5 levels [Friday Shockwave Fun]
The Veridian Room is Toshimitsu Takagi's long awaited sequel to The Crimson Room. Point and click puzzlers to destroy your brain. Just in time to eat away your whole Flash Friday. Mirror here. Via my mate Duncan, who got it from Albino Blacksheep.
looney tunes games [note: flash]
Fiendish bouncing snake game. Requires Java and lots of spare time.