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 -
Snow day (in DC) flash fun: Closure.
is a stark, imaginative, beautiful and a creepy platformer where the only light is the one you carry in your hands...
posted by oneironaut
on Jan 27, 2009 -
Happy Birthday, MeFi, here's a fun free* game! Ikariam
is sort of like a Skyrates version of Civ, with the real-time MMO combat and diplomacy that might bring to mind. Also, it's set in Olympian Greece, but only kind-of. Enjoy!
*Batteries not included. Some registration required. Suggested age: 8-and-up. Some implied violence and consumption of alcohol (wine). Expansion materials may be purchased but are not necessary to enjoy the game and are, by the judgment of this MFGA (MetaFilter Gaming Authority) member: "some kind of bullshit."
posted by Navelgazer
on Jul 14, 2008 -
Chromatron 1, 2, 3 and 4
just became freeware. In these little standalone puzzle games for PC and Mac, you align splitters, benders, and mirrors to direct colored laserbeams into like-colored targets. Enjoyably difficult, and an example of great game design. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2
on Nov 28, 2007 -
Sumo Volleyball - online competition at its finest.
Yep, Friday flash fun on Tuesday. For those of you who used to have ICQ, this game will be very familiar. Four different variates of play are offered. 1 on 1 is by far the favorite and the most fun, IMHO. One tiny downside, activeX based, and thus, pretty much IE only. There are also other games via the home page
, of which Kung-fu chess is also very popular.
posted by killThisKid
on Jul 23, 2007 -
For those who loved Skyrates
, here comes another casual, online community game from the brain-trust at the Carnegie Mellon University school of game design. Choose your instrument, join a band, and play old-school mini-games to build up your skills. Or choose track B to start your own band, recruit new members, and manage your gigs and travel. (And BTW, Skyrates
has now rebooted from the beginning, with a new map and much more fun stuff implemented.)
posted by Navelgazer
on May 9, 2007 -
- Inspired by the well-beloved Avalon Hill board game Acquire
, Get Hostile! is a free, web-based board game that has already sucked up hours of my time. Check out the quick tutorial to get up to speed, then play against live opponents or AI's, forming corporations, buying stock, and doing hostile takeovers!
posted by ikkyu2
on Feb 1, 2007 -
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 -
"The streets of 2030's New York remain the only venues not under the thumb of the monolithic corporations. Manhattan’s three major hacker gangs have developed black-market technology that enables them to jack into the phone network though the payphone nodes, and redirect the payment deposited into that phone into their own coffers." The premise of a new cyberpunk novel? Nope. A new street game
you can play with your friends
posted by maniactown
on Sep 24, 2006 -
Guess the movie
is a quiz where you have to guess the correct film from a single frame jpg. Part II here
. Warning: site is crazy slow loading, may somehow be hosted on Geocities.
posted by jonson
on Feb 23, 2006 -
Play RISK using Google Maps
. From the FAQ: For some reason I decided a bit after the API for Google Maps came out that it would be awesome to be able to play Risk on it... I've always been a gamer and thought this was the perfect step.
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Nov 8, 2005 -
What do you get when you mix a fiendishly difficult and addictive puzzle game with the feel of a hack & slash RPG set in a cartoonish, slightly tongue-in-cheek fantasy world? That would be Deadly Rooms of Death
(DROD for short). The game is freakin' huge, with 25 levels filled with unique rooms, and it also happens to be free.
posted by speicus
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Asidonhopo hits! --more--
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posted by felix
on Apr 13, 2005 -
All The President's Hair
- Think you might know a thing or three about US Presidents? (Alternately, have five minutes to kill?) Then try identifying some of them by their hair! Be sure to give it a few tries as there are more presidents than hairdos-to-guess per game.
posted by DyRE
on Feb 16, 2005 -