Popular internet streaming service, Hulu has announced
its long-anticipated premium offering, which will allow users to stream shows to their TVs and iOS devices. The catch? You still have to watch the ads.
posted by schmod
on Jun 29, 2010 -
is a unique Flash game. Start with just earth, air, fire, and water. Combine them to create the universe.
posted by CrunchyFrog
on Jun 23, 2010 -
Friday Flash Fun: Faultline
is a clever platformer where you can fold parts of the level to advance.
posted by spiderskull
on Jun 18, 2010 -
Friday Flash Fun: Mamono Sweeper
is Minesweeper with role-playing elements. A number of monsters with levels from 1 to 5 are hidden in the grid. Your task is to kill them all. When you click on a square with a monster, you battle against that monster until you or the monster is dead. If the monster is your level or below, you take no damage, but if it is of a higher level, you will
get hurt, and possibly die. Empty squares show the sum of the levels of the monsters in all adjacent squares. You start out at level 1 with 10 hit points, and each monster you kill gives you experience points towards the next level. You cannot recover lost hit points. Use the A and D keys to mark squares. Good luck! [more inside]
posted by Tau Wedel
on Jun 4, 2010 -
is a physics game whose goal is to collect sprockets to unlock argumentations to your egg shaped rocket ship (and school you about IP law but you can ignore that part)
. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on May 31, 2010 -
A lion stalks the plains. It spots an antelope. His lunch, it would seem, is assured, except for one thing. This antelope... can TRANSFORM
! It's another incredibly bizarre and awesome EYEZMAZE game. Click on the various parts of the antelope to make things happen, until he's safe from the predator's attack. [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on May 21, 2010 -
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 -
Educational gamesmaker Preloaded
has recently made two strategy games for English TV station Channel 4. 1066
is a mix of tactics, insult-typing, bowmanship, rhythm-game and narration by Ian Holm. Trafalgar Origins
is all Napoleonic high seas derringdo all the time, as you sail your English ship in real time against the damnable French and Spanish. Whether you want to hoist the sails or call your opponent a stench weasel, they are fun little games which have the added bonus of teaching you about British history. Both games can be played solo or multiplayer. [via Rock Paper Shotgun, where they like those games quite a lot]
posted by Kattullus
on May 5, 2010 -
The IDEA - The Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts
- Seven somewhat dated collections of essays, music, videos, and thought curated and designed by Shankar Barua, backed by totally awesome early Internet-era graphics, and hosted at Laurie Spiegel's
. Please note that many individual pages of The IDEA gazettes are very-very heavily loaded, by [2001's] WWWeb standards, with images/audio/video. In other words, if you can get past ugly old broken HTML and auto-playing music, you may find a lot to like in here.
posted by carsonb
on May 4, 2010 -
(Flash game), a nice twist on a classic game: "It's when the plumber encounters the coins, though, that everything changes. For every coin you collect you also get a cloned plumber who copies every move of the original. Just trying to jump ten hapless clones at once onto a small platform and you can see how things have changed." (review
) (via waxy.org)
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 24, 2010 -
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.
posted by mightygodking
on Apr 23, 2010 -
Ultimate Matzoh Balls
is a simple, quick (10 level, automatically advancing) Flash basketball game that may
help keep your mind off the lack of leavening in your diet this coming week.
And by "your" I mean "my".
The Yiddish exclamations for both the baskets and missed shots are worth the click.
posted by yiftach
on Mar 27, 2010 -
The winners of the Independent Game Festival Awards were announced
last night. A few winners are playable now: the awesome Max and the Magic Marker
won the Vision award with its whimsical drawing-based action; Closure
, featuring creepy light-based puzzles, won for sound design; Continuity
, a student-created puzzling platform game. Big winners Monaco
and the visually stunning Limbo
are only available in video form now, but are worth a look anyway. [Closure and Continuity are in Flash; Max is in Unity, but worth it]
posted by blahblahblah
on Mar 12, 2010 -
is a physics game. Throw blocks off the stage by shooting balls at them. There are many types of blocks, there are many types of balls. 30 levels to finish. (flash, music/sound effects optional) [more inside]
posted by crunchland
on Mar 9, 2010 -
Can't You See I'm Busy? Let’s face it; we all want to relax every now and then, but still want to appear professional or busy! That’s why all [these] games ... are designed in a way that nobody can see that you’re gaming. In fact, your boss and colleagues will think that you’re working harder than ever before.
posted by crunchland
on Mar 7, 2010 -
short glimpse of an alien's life as it is caught in the midst of humanity. It's not really a game that you can win or lose, there are no bosses or leveling up. It's a beautiful but sad look at humanity.
posted by schyler523
on Mar 1, 2010 -