For your Flash Friday consideration, I offer a quirky platform game with a physics engine to challenge your dexterity and puzzle-solving ability. In Box Clever,
you take on the role of the Blue Blob, who searches for the exit in a succession of side-view platform worlds and is rewarded by gentlemanly attire. [more inside]
posted by tykky
on Oct 5, 2012 -
Thursday flash fun: Hue Shift
- an addictive endless action platformer. You are controlling a pixel that can shift its color to red, green and blue. Climb as high as you can by matching your hue to the color of the platforms. Beware, only platforms with your color are solid!
(via Rock, Paper, Shotgun
posted by slimepuppy
on May 6, 2010 -
Saturday Fun: Paradox Embrace
is a platform puzzler similar to the Shift
) but in COLOR! You shift between three space-times to negotiate the levels collecting keys and such. In game tutorial makes learning the game pretty quick. Deceptively simple at first but gets quite difficult.
posted by schyler523
on Jan 9, 2010 -
After over eight months of beta releases, Spelunky
version 1.0 has finally been released. If you missed it previously
, Spelunky is a exploration platform game with random levels, so it plays different each time. Its random layout, interesting interactions with items, destroyable scenery, and robbable shops have earned it comparison with Nethack, the classic roguelike game. Currently Windows only, but announced for XBox Live Arcade.
posted by CrunchyFrog
on Sep 1, 2009 -
is a difficult but compelling exploration platform game. Marie must escape from an abandoned scientific research installation, with no assistance other than recordings left by her father decades ago. Makes extensive and very good use of the "hold your breath" mechanics found in many such games. Available both in Japanese and bad English. A more reasonable English translation can be downloaded from the IndieGames
weblog and dropped into the game's folder. [more inside]
posted by CrunchyFrog
on Jul 12, 2009 -
The Aphrodite Project
: both an homage to Aphrodite and her prostitute-priestesses as well as a practical tool for the contemporary sex worker. Or, GPS platform shoes for street hos. Check the demo.
posted by Burhanistan
on Aug 18, 2007 -
is a little pixel platform game
that has a suprising amount of ambience in it's simple presentation. You play the Knytt, who was abducted by an alien, and is trying to repair the UFO to get home. Also by the same person, Nifflas
, is "Within a Deep Forest"
which features "...challenging gameplay, beautiful music, an evil doctor, infinite cuteness, and a deep forest." [more inside]
posted by Zack_Replica
on Dec 13, 2006 -
What Linux Really Needs:
Non profit, public service announcements by a foundation formed expressly for that purpose. Whether you keep up with the OS fray or not, what a neat idea really. Trolls: Slashdot is burning! You're needed over there.
posted by crasspastor
on Mar 3, 2002 -