This year marks a decade of Strong Bad Emails
, sent from Strong Bad's desk. Next to his computer sits a box of floppy discs
, often displaying game titles. If you missed those titles, the detail-oriented Homestar Runner wiki
) provides game titles, summaries, and links
. Many of the games are old computer games like Rise of the Dragon
or Miner 2049er
, and some titles are linked to Lord_Pall
's revived Home of the Underdogs
abandonware game archive. Other games have links to the Videlectrix catalog
, where you can see box art
and play some demos
. Or you can go back to the Homestar Runner wiki, and go to the list of playable Videlectrix titles
, like 50k Racewalker
) Polulation: Tire
) or Peasant's Quest
) (More previous stuff: Peasant's Quest
and Where's An Egg?
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 1, 2011 -
Freaky Friday Flash Fun, Flatting Flies:
is a top-down shooter. Well, "shooter" is a stretch; this is more of "stomp, drop things, overkill with naplam" attack on pretty much every homeowner's nightmare: a bunch of crawly bugs in the dark that avoid the flashlight.
The bugs don't shoot back, so the game is just an endurance test by the player. And there are two awards for actually sticking around long enough. Weapons include a rock, your boot, various guns (including sniper rifles), rocket launchers, an anvil, naplam, and finally, a nuclear weapon.
Via the ever excellent Jay Is Games
posted by Old'n'Busted
on Apr 1, 2011 -
? Well, Funky Pear
(the guys who made playing golf in space fun) has another version of that, but the worms are replaced with guys in space suits, and the landscape is now a small planetary system. Use gravity to sling your rockets around planets, and build up the damage multiplier. Play Gravitee Wars
. Warning: addictive. [more inside]
posted by Old'n'Busted
on Nov 12, 2010 -
Fun Flash Friday: Throw Me
- throw the little guy as far as you can. Avoid the thunderclouds. Use the wrecking balls and colored clouds for an extra boost. Simple as that.
posted by champthom
on Apr 4, 2008 -
It's Flash Friday, but surprisingly no one's mentioned this yet. Since you seem to be fans of Orisinal's work
, I thought it prudent to point out that he's put up a new game just in time for the holidays.
So, let's go play some Winterbells
, shall we?
posted by revmitcz
on Dec 8, 2006 -
Graphic novels without words are the silent movies of the printed page. Now, the inestimable and erudite vacapinta
first directed us to the father of the genre, one Frans Masereel
. Up to recently, the most notable of Masereel's successors was Lynd Ward
, whose most famous work was God's Man
, subtitled A Novel in Woodcuts
. Here are some more plates
from God's Man
for sale. Yet more plates can be found, along with a bad midi, at the Texas based Woodcuts - Lynn Ward: Gods' Man
. And here are some illustrations
from Georgetwon University's Lauinger Library September 2001 exhibit Lvnd Ward as Illustrator
. Here, also, is Graphic Witness: visual arts & social commentary - Lynd Ward
. And here is his Madman's Drum
in its entirety. But now we have a contemporary working in the same vein--Eric Drooker
. More inside
posted by y2karl
on Aug 4, 2006 -
Asidonhopo hits! --more--
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posted by felix
on Apr 13, 2005 -
For your friday flash fun, a game about...linguistics? Learn a language, have some fun. Now if only I could figure out how to work that damn oven....
posted by jearbear
on Mar 25, 2005 -
Hurah! It's Friday! Time to do some work!
Well, actually, no. But this is a seriously good game that combines "pairs" with something of the "Street Fighter" genre. It's also written by a mate of mine who I went to uni and shared a house with. Anyone else got any 1 or 2 player games worth wasting the day with? 5 hours to go to beer and counting ...
posted by ralawrence
on Sep 27, 2002 -