Suggested Browsing 11/14/2012
It starts simple enough
It starts simple enough

Some technical problems have Suggested Browsing coming to you a little later than usual; but I'm back with a handful of great games for you to check out. Enjoy!

Hindsight (Jason Meisel): As I continue to peruse the IGF student entry list, I stumble upon more and more gems. Hindsight, mechanically speaking, follows the simple theme of most game jams - use only one button or the mouse. In this case, only the space bar is moved to - in a very Helicopter Esq fashion - project yourself against gravity. Players balance the constant pull toward the ground and hovering ability to dodge large red balls to reach your goal. However, the goal is just a lapping point, not an end. Set within, essentially, a large Pong arena, players are simply rebounded to travel back across the field of deathly obstacles; only now with the added task of avoiding the balls left mimicking the path they'd just traveled. While this creates an interesting, but easily surmounted hurdle in early laps, that quickly changes. Each lap awards lives - and as any one hit consumes one these certainly come in handy - and every now and again a new lap will add a layer to the all ready wonderful music score. Hindsight is free and browser based here, give it a whirl. You'll luckily appreciate the snarky death screen, as you'll see it often.

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it looks odd, because it is odd
it looks odd, because it is odd

What's in the Box? (Finc): This interesting puzzler will see players attempting to navigate mazes embodying an extending arm wielding a box. As your arm and the box can not pass through the same doors, some innovative solutions are required to keep this mysterious box safe. Featuring one kicking soundtrack, the game rings full of VVVVVV tones; and much to the same token, is quite difficult at times. It is free to download and enjoy, here. As what for is in the box, I've got no idea.

shoot with words
shoot with words

Text Based Multiplayer Shooter (Eigen Lenk): Taking a break from the development of the promising new world explore-em-up with RPG elements, Pioneers, Lenk took to making an unexpected form of shooter. Using cardinal directions, text prompts, and typing speed as core mechanics this online multiplayer experience is pretty interesting. While jumping in with players who are far more adept at the systems creates one steep learning curve, it is still worth a try. The game is free in your browser, here.

one cool bear
one cool bear

Flippin' Dead (Juicy Beast): In premise, this game is Pac-Man if you were a bear, and the ghosts were zombies. Taking the role of this awesome-shades adorned bear, you run around opening crates, earning achievements and avoiding zombies. Once a rainbow crate appears, simply break it to go from cool, nonchalant bear to people eating machine. The game is free to play here, and pretty fun.

That's it for this week, I'll return in the next edition!