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I Can Figure This Out

Naya's Quest is the new game from Terry Cavanagh. It looks like a simple isometric-view platformer but every level (once the game proper starts) is essentially an optical illusion. It will do your head in. In the best possible way. [more inside]
posted by motty on Sep 23, 2013 - 17 comments

"Where there is typing, there is life." —Mahatma Gandhi

Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing will make you care more about typing than is perhaps healthy or advisable. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 13, 2013 - 26 comments

Alpaca Run: Flash Game Friday

Transcend!
posted by Tevin on Jun 21, 2013 - 25 comments

Read Rouge

Red Rogue is "a side-scrolling roguelike-like" available standalone on multiple platforms and on the web, free! [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Dec 4, 2012 - 42 comments

Yoshi really grew into some serious anger management issues

They took his son. Destroyed everything he loved. Now... it's time for him to take his revenge. They'll pay. They'll pay dearly. It's time for the Roar Rampage!
posted by Algebra on Apr 20, 2012 - 8 comments

Man writes on little blue website.

Great news: Broken Picture Telephone lives, it's called Teledraw!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 25, 2011 - 31 comments

Red: A Simple Flash Game

Red is a simple Flash game. Shoot the descending circles. Some are big and slow, some are small and quick. Shoot the power-ups to collect them. Soon you'll have a shield and some auto-turrets to help you clear the screen. But beware: it gets harder and more frantic as the wind increases. How long can you survive? A fun Missile Command/Asteroids hybrid. (Via reddit)
posted by BitterOldPunk on Sep 15, 2011 - 27 comments

Villainous, a tower conquest flash game

Tired of tower defense games? Tired of always playing the good guy? Try playing Villainous, a tower conquest flash game.
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jul 13, 2011 - 14 comments

"MY MINIONS HAVE FAILED ME. YOUR DOOM AWAITS IN MY CHAMBER!"

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]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Apr 22, 2011 - 18 comments

Austin Breed's art games

Austin Breed is a 19-year-old game designer. His works are typically said to fall under the "art game" genre but are in fact better understood as interactive experiences that deal with everything from the idea of faith to the emotional turmoil of long distance relationships. Here are my favorites: Distance, A Mother in Festerwood, Sweatshop Boy, Good Fortune. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Apr 18, 2011 - 16 comments

It's Friday already in Europe, time for flash fun.

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 - 14 comments

Sorry Samus but your Princess is in another castle!

Super Mario Crossover - Play Super Mario Bros. as Bill S, Samus, Link, Simon, Mega Man or, of course, as Mario. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 28, 2010 - 68 comments

MMMmmm Sunday Zombies

Thanks to a lot of what I've read on Metafilter, I've found some amazing websites (many of these have been posted before), and I've built up kind of a Sunday routine that starts at Post Secret, then continues toTXComics, where I check the weeks updates on Kukuburi and The Abominable Charles Christopher, all the while hoping that Sin Tutulo will be back soon (Feb 28th, they say). From there I check out A Softer World, and every once in a while, go back to check on comics that seem to have stopped, like We The Robots and Simulated Comic Product (which seems to have undergone some changes. The key? I usually finish with Bob the Angry Flower, whose recommendations are always worth a shot. Therefore, I give you Infectonator! [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Feb 27, 2010 - 30 comments

It's new, it's old! It's famous, it's unknown!

Everybodies favorite tower defense game has a major new release Desktop Tower Defense just released a Pro edition. It's got new graphics, new creeps and multiplayer. If it's Friday it must be fun and flash!
posted by Bonzai on May 1, 2009 - 34 comments

Runnin' from the Hagar

David Lee Roth Assteroids. (Flash, URL may be NSFW) [via]
posted by eyeballkid on Jan 27, 2009 - 25 comments

DOG HUNT!

Who's laughing now! [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 on Dec 19, 2008 - 9 comments

Forward

Warfare: 1917 gives you a taste of the trenches.
posted by chuckdarwin on Oct 21, 2008 - 47 comments

F1 + F2

Do you like thinking ahead? Try light-bot. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Sep 17, 2008 - 46 comments

Dino Run

Pixeljam (the folks responsible for the retro flash classic Gamma Bros) have just released a new game: Dino Run. Control your dinosaur and escape the wall of doom.
posted by pancreas on May 7, 2008 - 17 comments

Labyrinth 2.0 in flash

Labyrinth 2.0 AKA Spin the Blac[sic] Circle flash
posted by BrotherCaine on Feb 7, 2008 - 29 comments

Elections would be much more entertaining this way.

Your mother told you never to discuss religion or politics in polite company. You'll probably start a fight. [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Jan 30, 2008 - 3 comments

Line Golfer: Friday Flash Game

Line Golfer = Line Rider + mini-golf. A great idea that just needs some super amazing artists to build some awesome levels.
posted by lubujackson on Jan 18, 2008 - 10 comments

I'm sorry to do this to you.

I'm sorry to do this to you, but you must share my agony. Let me know if you get #41 (I have to skip it every time).
posted by Rock Steady on Feb 27, 2007 - 83 comments

Cityscape puzzle game (Flash)

Cityscape. (Flash game) Build a city with 18 available components. The order in which those components are employed determines how they'll interact and how far the city will develop. There's one correct order that will score the full amount of points. (via)
posted by Melinika on Mar 10, 2006 - 22 comments

Reflex

Reflex is the game responsible for a significant drop in the scores of my final exams. (Friday Flash)
posted by anomie on Dec 17, 2004 - 26 comments

Jumping snail love quest

Saltacol {flash} is a jumping snail who needs your help to reach his mate. Level codes and hints are here. Warning: can be frustrating and addictive.
posted by Cryptical Envelopment on Dec 5, 2004 - 10 comments

Just Letters

Someone Keeps Stealing my Letters. (via Davezilla)
posted by Ljubljana on Nov 2, 2004 - 27 comments

Shockwave fun.

A new Samarost-style game brought to us by Amanita, the same folks who authored Samarost. You can see the same style, although this one is actually a band advertisement and is much shorter and easier than Samarost.
posted by Lynsey on Jun 12, 2004 - 15 comments

Pong! But Harder!

Psychopong - See if you can beat all 5 levels [Friday Shockwave Fun]
posted by falconred on Jun 4, 2004 - 9 comments

The tone touches my soul peacefully...

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.
posted by armoured-ant on Apr 29, 2004 - 22 comments

supaaa sushi race!

Love sushi? Love race cars? Wish there was some way to combine the two? Supaa Sushi Races. Like Wacky Races, but with joy of driving sushi. Flash, possibly NSFW if you think a cartoon woman with her top off would be a bit much.
posted by Katemonkey on Jun 27, 2003 - 7 comments

Gulf War 2

Not really a game, but is scary/funny: This is a projection of the most likely outcome of a new war in the Gulf. I used sophisticated temporal algorithms and historical semiotic analysis to achieve an accuracy rating of 99.999%. It's the mother of all Flash games.
posted by samelborp on Jan 27, 2003 - 31 comments

Bet the Farm.

Bet the Farm. Friday Flash Fun! Do you have what it takes to run a modern farm? This online game pits your decision making against the forces of nature and the market in a simple, clever, educational flash game. I made $9.33 an hour! Who will be MetaFilter's master farmer?
posted by putzface_dickman on Nov 8, 2002 - 29 comments

You have sunk my battleships! (Flash game.)
posted by riffola on Jul 9, 2002 - 13 comments

Stolen: Hundreds of Flash Games.

Stolen: Hundreds of Flash Games. Shareware game developer CleverMedia is pissed; the French website flash-game.net has stolen many of their games and is passing them off as their own, along with hundreds of others. Developers like Sega, Shockwave.com, Octopi.com, FlashArcade.com...all ripped off. flash-game.net has simply ignored the e-mails demanding that the games be removed. Do you see any of your games on their site?
posted by waldo on Jun 18, 2002 - 10 comments

Hexxagon

Hexxagon, yeah, so its not friday flash, but it's sure a good way to waste a few hours on a tuesday afternoon or a wednesday morning. great game with some real strategy involved.
posted by sixtwenty3dc on May 28, 2002 - 11 comments

Congress Woman requests Flash game removal

Congress Woman requests Flash game removal on NewGrounds.com. The game is not being removed for its violent content, or depection of blood and gore. Instead it is the subject matter of the game that has raised the spectre of censorship.
The game in question, Kaboom!, is about suicide bombers, the object being to blow up as many people as possible.
Do you think that a game about a Palestinian captured by the Israeli army to act as a human shield would warrant the same type fo request?
posted by DragonBoy on May 7, 2002 - 34 comments

New and improved crack!

New and improved crack! Now with better hypnotics!
posted by crunchland on Apr 21, 2002 - 8 comments

Shred Session

Shred Session is an addictive online game based on the real-life sport of footbag freestyle. Think of it as extreme Hacky Sack. Try to hit as many huge trick combinations as you can without dropping the footbag. Try to pull off the Nemisis, the Paradox Torque or the elusive Bedwetter.
posted by neuroshred on Apr 9, 2002 - 1 comment

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