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An archive of enjoyable flash, indie, and abandonware games.

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Octodad

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“Loving Father. Caring Husband. Secret Octopus.”

My old-timey computer isn’t actually good enough to play this. Looks pretty sweet though. Can’t go wrong with an octopus in a business suit.

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Written by Nurse Edna

December 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

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Dark Visions

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Dark Visions is part Laura Bow, part Alone in the Dark, and part Clock Tower. Strange things are afoot at Dr Mahler’s Manor House/Sanitarium, where you are newly employed. Where is your uncle? Why are the party guests locked in the dining room? Where are the bathrooms? You should probably find this stuff out.

Things are fishy from the start when you arrive at your uncle’s manor. Dr Mahler is nowhere in sight, you’re greeted by an assistant who’s eager to hustle you out of the way into your room, and there’s a strange party going on behind closed doors. It doesn’t take long to decide that you had better search the house for your uncle.

Dark Visions’ 3D graphics are impressive and unusual for a browser game. The length of the game, and size of the house to explore make for a satisfying and immersive experience without dragging on too long. Gameplay is pretty standard for a point-and-click adventure, the three interaction buttons (look, action, walk) are at the bottom of the screen, choose one and click the object or place you want to walk to. The inventory is located at the very bottom, below the text box. There are times when quick action will be required, but you’ll have time to react if you think on your feet.

Dark Visions is a great little game for the browser that feels like a bigger download game. I definitely recommend it if you are a fan of atmospheric gothic horror games.

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Written by Nurse Edna

December 1, 2010 at 11:05 am

Dirty Split

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Solve a murder investigation Mad Men style. Showgirls! Travel! Cocktails! Walter Vanderbuilt has been arrested for the murder of Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Bedford. His desperate mother hires private investigator Alan Baxter to prove his innocence. As Alan, you’ll travel all over the country, interviewing witnesses and picking up clues to get to the bottom of this mystery.

For anyone who might be unfamiliar with this type of adventure interface, the interaction menu is brought up by right-clicking on the person or object. Three icons will appear (take/use, look, and talk), just click the appropriate one. The inventory is hidden at the top of the screen, you just have to mouse over it to bring it into view. The Esc brings up the menu to save, load, quit, etc. Easy, peasy.

I did notice some issues with the sound, voices sometimes cut out before the dialogue was finished. And occasionally text dialogue would skip before I had a change to read it. This didn’t take away from overall enjoyment of the game. It’s a very impressive debut from Uwe Sittig, and I look forward to more games from him.

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Written by Nurse Edna

November 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm