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Excavate!

Excavate! (Flash) Build a team of archaeologists to manage a dig in Poland. Discover ruins, catalog nails and tombstone pieces, deal with local officials and press, earn more research funding and see if you can achieve a master's in archaeology with this half-hour turn-based isometric exploration game.
posted by klangklangston on Sep 4, 2015 - 14 comments

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

Watch a series of shots at full speed and decide whether each was in or out.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Sep 1, 2015 - 36 comments

A Hideo Kojima Game

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews [Kotaku] [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Sep 1, 2015 - 66 comments

How to make Mario levels, by negative example

Here's a list of things not to do in your Mario levels, consider it advice for when Super Mario Maker comes out in a week and a half. Also, here's things not to do in your Mario overworld. They both come from the rom hacking community at SMWCentral.
posted by JHarris on Sep 1, 2015 - 29 comments

line-square-dot

LSD - Line Square Dot... an addictive, minimalistic, JavaScript game. (source)
posted by swift on Aug 28, 2015 - 25 comments

It's Flash Friday at Anatomy Arcade

The Revenge of Flash Friday - It's ALIVE! Anatomy Arcade "makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through awesome free flash games, interactives and videos." There are two timed games: Whack-A-Bone and Poke-A-Muscle (both feature auto-playing music, but you can turn it off in PAM). For less stress, there are jigsaw puzzles to help you get familiar with the digestive system, skeletal system, muscular system, the brain, the eye and the heart. (Via everlasting blort)
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 28, 2015 - 9 comments

Bloup!

A new mini-game from Tigrounette (Area801). The objective is to get to the flag. The Master will help some of you or kill you.
posted by what's her name on Aug 23, 2015 - 23 comments

Want to play a surreal interactive fiction game?

Neon Haze Porpentine has made a new twine game, Neon Haze, with art and music by Brenda Neotenomie. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax on Aug 13, 2015 - 9 comments

The state of being both kid and squid simultaneously

Nintendo's quirky squad shooter Splatoon, which sold 1.6 million worldwide copies in two months of release, is their first real new property since the Gamecube era. People are calling it the game that could save the Wii-U. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 6, 2015 - 85 comments

Time Stands Still

400 Years - a browser game that uses time as a gameplay mechanic as you play a stone idol racing to stop a looming disaster (via Gamefilter).
posted by The Whelk on Aug 6, 2015 - 22 comments

The Hijacking of Flight 102

About a month ago Motherboard posted about artist Jesse England looking for a lost Mac game that he played in his 7th grade social studies class. He knew it was about terrorism and an aircraft hijacking but not much else besides some images he remembered, which he drew out and shared in hopes someone would recognize it. Fortunately, he found it, and decided to share it with everyone. Let's Play: Research Paper Writer
posted by gucci mane on Jul 28, 2015 - 17 comments

To drink from the bottle, turn to pa-- I mean, click red or purple

Stephen "Increpare" Lavelle - creator of many strange free games, one-going-on-two strange paid ones, the sound effect generator Bfxr and the excellent tile-based puzzle game engine PuzzleScript - released three much simpler game makers a couple of months ago: Flickgame, Tinychoice and Plingpling. Flickgame and Plingpling have help pages, each with an example game; Tinychoice needs no help page and starts with an example game in the text box. More detailed info after the break. [more inside]
posted by BiggerJ on Jul 25, 2015 - 6 comments

DO NOTHING WHICH IS OF NO USE :D

PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a shell for typing in Lua commands and provides simple built-in tools for creating your own cartridges.
What does that mean? PICO-8 is like an emulator for a lo-fi game console that never actually existed. With 16 colors, 128x128, 4 channels of sound, and tight data limits, PICO-8 "cartridges" can be played -- and created -- in a web browser, or on just about any home computer, and even inside maker Lexaloffle's other, more full-featured fantasy console, Voxatron. [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jul 22, 2015 - 62 comments

You are Stephen Colbert. Congratulations!

Gamasutra: “TV host Stephen Colbert has jumped onto [Twine] with a new, free game: Escape from the Man-Sized Cabinet.
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 20, 2015 - 10 comments

The best game in the pug dating simulator genre

Dim the lights. Light candles. A romantic evening awaits. An evening of speed dating.
posted by perihare on Jul 17, 2015 - 9 comments

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posted by signal on Jul 14, 2015 - 24 comments

"You ever seen GI Joe?" / "Lol nope"

Win a Date with Channing Tatum: a Twine game by Mefi's own nerdfish [via mefi projects; also mentioned in MetaFilter Podcast 106] [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 6, 2015 - 26 comments

Grand Theft Arthur

YouTube user Merfish has recreated some popular TV show theme intros in the video game Grand Theft Auto V [NSFW]:

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Full House
  • Arthur
  • Family Matters

  • posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5, 2015 - 12 comments

    “Why can’t I use magic to explore a beautiful world?"

    Fight Club: How Masculine Fragility Is Limiting Innovation in Games
    posted by NoraReed on Jul 3, 2015 - 133 comments

    The developer's high score is 12 369.

    Atomas is a fun little smartphone/tablet game in the vein of 2048, using fusing atoms together as the mechanic. Available for iOS, Android, Windows.
    posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Jul 2, 2015 - 28 comments

    Pixel Dailies

    @Pixel_Dailies gives you a theme or subject every day for you to draw. They retweet and blog their favorites each day. The art club just had its first birthday.
    posted by curious nu on Jun 29, 2015 - 2 comments

    Her Story: A game about a 20-year-old crime

    In June, 1994, a man goes missing. His wife makes a series of interviews with police. Those interviews form the basis of the recently released title Her Story, an FMV-style game that tasks the player with digging through hours of video to determine what happened, and how, and why. [more inside]
    posted by ZaphodB on Jun 29, 2015 - 65 comments

    Elegy for a Dead World

    Explore dead civilizations, write about what you find, and share your stories with the world.
    posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 27, 2015 - 12 comments

    It's possible to create an entire "reality" using nothing but algorithms

    Inspired by Dwarf Fortress and No Man's Sky, Josh Newland writes about procedural generation of game worlds at Gamasutra and presents his Unity/WebGL game project.
    posted by boo_radley on Jun 25, 2015 - 16 comments

    Compulsive colour clicking.

    This is supposedly a "free colour vision test". I don't think it is, but it is both fun and only a little bit frustrating as you jab helplessly away.
    posted by howfar on Jun 13, 2015 - 96 comments

    No giant mechanical death machines here!

    Regular Human Basketball: A QWOP-like multiplayer game for Mac/Windows/Linux in which you play basketball as God and James Naismith intended—with the slight addition of thrusters, a magnet arm, and all-terrain wheels. Comes with realistic basketball commentary from real human commentators!
    posted by Cash4Lead on Jun 5, 2015 - 4 comments

    Chip McCallahan Forever

    Duke Nukem Forever. Earthbound and Donkey Kong 64 on Virtual Console. DnD RPGs and LucasArts adventure games on GOG.com. What an age we live in, in which vidya games we were once denied are suddenly no longer denied. And now, Chip's Challenge and its fabled sequel, classic puzzle games long thought permanently unrereleasable and unreleasable respectively due to copyright issues, have finally been released on Steam (and let's not forget its spiritual successor from during the drought, Chuck's Challenge 3D). But why stop there? Fans have created a bunch of free extra levels for the original game, including three epic collaborative level packs, and a free program (first version, newer version) capable of running them. The latter version also has a convenient bundle including all three level packs and an intro pack that serves as a tutorial. [more inside]
    posted by BiggerJ on Jun 2, 2015 - 7 comments

    Dick pics are mundane and funny to me

    Cobra Club ... the newest game by developer Robert Yang, doesn’t just feature dicks: the game is fundamentally about dicks, how they look, and the many ways people try to make them look good. Yang’s previous games have had the fortune of being picked up by major YouTubers, meaning that millions of gamers around the world are familiar with his work. But Yang doesn’t feel comfortable with the way in which some YouTubers treated his creations. “[Cobra Club] is more ‘direct’ in response to all these dudes playing my abstract gay sex innuendo games and saying ‘this is so gay! eww’…basically, when people are being homophobic and gross, the proper response is to be even gayer at them,” Yang told me.
    [more inside]
    posted by frimble on May 29, 2015 - 24 comments

    New Wave Goodbye

    'New Wave Games Journalist' and frequent Guardian and Rock Paper Shotgun columnist Cara Ellison is leaving games journalism, and she lays out her reasons in an essay on her site. Some of her best-known writing includes her S.EXE series about sex in a games for Rock Paper Shotgun, a verse review of an Anna Anthropy game for The Guardian, the Embed With Games series and a heartfelt tribute to indie game maker Increpare.
    posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on May 29, 2015 - 26 comments

    A Game of Clones: Video Game Litigation Illustrated

    Eric Adler of the Adler Vermillion law firm and the Legal Hackers group dives into the odd nuances of copyright laws as applied to video games.
    posted by boo_radley on May 27, 2015 - 15 comments

    Presenting The 2016 Toyota Chocobo

    So, how do you increase interest in your compact hybrid cars? Well, if you're Toyota, and you're selling to a Japanese market, you run an ad themed around the iconic music for one of the most famous JRPG transportation options. [more inside]
    posted by NoxAeternum on May 25, 2015 - 28 comments

    Roleplaying's just like acting, but with your friends.

    You know, sometimes life can be rough. We all got hard things to deal with, right? Sometimes we lose people. Sometimes people hurt us. And some days we're just not feeling it and we don't even know why. When I'm feeling down one thing I like to do is play a game. I feel like games can really bring us together. - Life got you down? Play a relaxing game of Dungeons & Dragons with action star Vin Diesel.
    posted by Artw on May 25, 2015 - 50 comments

    To paraphrase him: Harassing Jim Crawford with Cool Game Recommendations

    Remember the surprising stealth thing-that's-great Frog Fractions (previously)? When creator Jim Crawford (also previously) and his team released its successfully Kickstarted sequel, they won't tell anyone, and will leave everyone to find it for themselves. Enter the unofficial Frog Fractions 2 twitter account, which bugs Jim about a different possible culprit every day. And for those who didn't back the Kickstarter and thus won't be automatically notified when The Jig Is Up (TM), there's always IsTheJigUpYet, which also attempts to guess at FF2's identity (albeit using a sliiiiiightly different method). [more inside]
    posted by BiggerJ on May 24, 2015 - 16 comments

    Your Free Time is Forfeit

    User Sparx recently mentioned checking sites of Japanese escape game makers for games of sufficient quality. But what if there were a single, constantly-updated website with links to an obscene number of those frustrating Japanese escape-the-room adventure games? Welcome to hell No1Game. I figured out the site on my own but if you need help, a guide to navigating the site follows. [more inside]
    posted by BiggerJ on May 21, 2015 - 5 comments

    Elements

    It's been a few years, but Neutral has finally released a new escape-the-room game: Elements! [Previously.]
    posted by phunniemee on May 20, 2015 - 18 comments

    The free development of each is the condition of the war against all

    Some Paths to the True Knowledge[*] - "Attention conservation notice: A 5000+ word attempt to provide real ancestors and support for an imaginary ideology I don't actually accept, drawing on fields in which I am in no way an expert. Contains long quotations from even-longer-dead writers, reckless extrapolation from arcane scientific theories, and an unwarranted tone of patiently explaining harsh, basic truths. Altogether, academic in one of the worst senses. Also, spoilers for several of MacLeod's novels, notably but not just The Cassini Division. Written for, and cross-posted to, Crooked Timber's seminar on MacLeod, where I will not be reading the comments."
    posted by kliuless on May 19, 2015 - 12 comments

    My garbage human wants to sleep in

    On this holiday weekend, you should practice important cat-related things (flash game).
    posted by jeather on May 16, 2015 - 27 comments

    Like Threes, but with a mouse

    Twenty is a game where you put tiles on other tiles in order to get higher numbers.
    posted by frimble on May 14, 2015 - 27 comments

    Slots/Gaming/Psych Rewards/Skinnerbox

    "But the expansion of gaming generally is the expansion of slot machines specifically — the modern casino typically earns 70 to 80 percent of its revenue from slots, a stratospheric rise from the 1970s when slots comprised 50 percent or less. New York, the latest state to introduce gaming, doesn’t even allow table games, and Pennsylvania, now the third-largest gaming state in the country after Nevada and New Jersey, only later allowed table games in an amendment to its legislation. And increasingly, the psychological and technical systems originally built for slot machines — including reward schedules and tracking systems — have found admirers in Silicon Valley."
    posted by josher71 on May 12, 2015 - 28 comments

    Hey, What's the Rumpus? The CD-ROMs of Theresa Duncan

    In December of last year, the NYC-based digital art nonprofit Rhizome successfully Kickstarted an online exhibition of cloud-emulated copies of the three CD-ROMs created by Theresa Duncan and based on young girls' everyday experiences. Last month, they were made available for play for a minimum of one year with probable extension. You can read about - and, thanks to embedding - play them at Rhizome itself and The Verge (or just play them right here). Note: you may have to wait in a queue. Also, you may have to wait a while for the computer running the game, which will be streamed to you, to start up.
    posted by BiggerJ on May 11, 2015 - 9 comments

    Nintendo's company guides to job applicants

    In Japan, people applying to work at Nintendo are given an amazing company guide (2015), bursting with color, that they remake every year. 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 ( via Simon Carless [Twitter], thnx)
    posted by JHarris on May 10, 2015 - 10 comments

    ApoFree/FreeD Realms

    Not long ago, 3D Realms (formerly Apogee, not to be confused with the spin-off Apogee) revamped its website and store, including an anthology (several of these games have also been released on GOG.com). A few days ago, after much negotiation with individual rights holders, a Steam version of the anthology (missing Wolfenstein 3D and Commander Keen, which are (apart from two certain Keen titles) already available on Steam via iD/ZeniMax) was released (direct link to store page). Over the years, they have also made a bunch of their titles freeware. After the break, a full list of links to download those free games via their legacy site (apart from two, downloadable elsewhere) in order of original release. Most of the newer ones are also available in the revamped store for registered users (via the same library as game purchases). Those not available via that store will be marked. Oh, and as always, DOSbox is your friend when running old DOS games. [more inside]
    posted by BiggerJ on May 8, 2015 - 11 comments

    So many more stories of fascinating and brilliant women to be told

    "Every one of these sites is worthy of visiting." Sophia Dembling highlights U.S. women's museums and sites for The Toast. Related: Women in Game Developement, a recently opened exhibit at the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, California. This exhibit features the work of early developers like Roberta Williams, Carol Shaw, Amy Henning, and more — see MADE's webpage for full list and game screenshots.
    posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 1, 2015 - 5 comments

    Can You Find The Mole In This Spy Organization?

    London, 1971. You sit at your typewriter, typing up a report while reflecting on your mysterious and troubling past. Your hands glide over the keys, but they are no normal hands and no normal keys. They are spy hands and spy keys.
    posted by rorgy on Apr 30, 2015 - 33 comments

    Tip: War isn't fair

    Mud and Blood 2 (flash) from MudandBlood.net, a profoundly unfair sandbox war game based loosely on Operation Lüttich (aka Mortain counter-offensive). You play the Allies and you will lose, screaming. [more inside]
    posted by klangklangston on Apr 30, 2015 - 12 comments

    consume, grow, divide, consume again

    agar.io. You are a cell. Move with your mouse, eat things to get bigger, don't get eaten. Press space to split.
    Warnings: Requires flash or something. Involves other people and has free-form name entry, with predictable results. [more inside]
    posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks on Apr 30, 2015 - 59 comments

    You Spin Me Round

    Here's a neat browser toy where you can play with gravitation interaction and make planetary orbits...or horribly destabilize them.
    posted by polywomp on Apr 24, 2015 - 44 comments

    If you can beat level 1, please tell me how kthx

    A Good Tunnel Is Hard To Dig. Difficult, yet satisfying! By Alan Hazelden.
    posted by rorgy on Apr 21, 2015 - 19 comments

    Exploring Auto Racing

    David Clear constructs a map of the virtual space of the Intellivision classic Auto Racing, which features each track beside the other. It's part of the Intellivision Flashback game set.
    posted by juiceCake on Apr 14, 2015 - 12 comments

    ^[U__*]^

    FROLIC RPG: the world’s first procedurally generated emoticon adventure! by porpentine
    posted by NoraReed on Mar 29, 2015 - 9 comments

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