July 31, 2007

Flash Game of the Month: July

The game of the month comes to us courtesy of a Casual Game Design Competition. The winner was Wouter Visser's Gimme Friction Baby!

The circles obey a specific growth factor which is quite ingenious and kept me playing for much longer than I should have. The game has a certain minimalist charm with its monochrome color scheme and blocky numerics. The music was very fitting and added to the overall feeling of the game's "thinking gameplay". At first the time it takes for a shot fired to stop was annoying but after time I actually enjoyed watching its movements until completion but for most I bet it will bore them to the point of quitting.

A great example of a game that is roughly built around Newton's Laws of Motion or you can think of it as a crazy cross between breakout and billiards... either way remember to watch the circle grow because how they grow is almost the entire game.

My best was 19!

Good Luck and Have Fun!

July 16, 2007

G-Phoria 2007 Voting!!!

Ok here is the deal, God of War 2 is up for 4 Awards this year so cast some votes for Kratos and the crew that brought him home to you, please and thank you!

The voting links are here...
Game of the Year
Best Action Game
Best Voiceover
Best Soundtrack

Seriously go vote because last time we were there Johnny Hawkins was swimming in ladies and since he broke his leg during the making of God of War 2 it's the least the fans can do... I mean look at the smile on this kid's face. Cliffy B never came into work to with a broken leg to finish building and scripting levels so vote now and get Johnny Hawkins snuggling with porn stars again, you know it's the Right Thing To Do!

the hawkins

July 12, 2007

A Link to my childhood...


I love Zelda! There I said, the game has always held a special place in my heart and always will no matter what. The game has this special magic! Even when it is bad it always finds a way to redeem itself. So for all you Zelda fans out there you owe to yourselves to watch this History of Zelda! Get busy and leave a comment with your favorite Zelda moment because I love me some NOSTALGIA!

I loved the part in A Link to the Past when you have to blow a hole in the ceiling to let the light shine down so you could unveil the fake princess, Classic Zelda moment!

It's nice to know even the mighty creators of Zelda admit making video games is not easy, very comforting when feeling a little lost after finishing an epic game...