Posted by: adrianwerner | September 15, 2009

Update (15th September 2009)

2009 GAMES

Fort Zombie
Action RPG from Kerberos Productions, makers of Sword of the Stars(7.7 from IGN)

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
Telltale has another solid outing in this episode, and it’s cool to see the story start to come together. Plus, the next episode looks to have a completely cool and unexpected setting, so we’re looking forward to seeing where this all goes.7.9 from IGN

Pizza Morgana: Episode 1 – Monsters & Manipulations in the Magical Forest
Whilst a lack of polish lets it down occasionally, Pizza Morgana’s debut episode still manages to be a magical little adventure which shows great promise for this episodic series. 7.0 from Adventuregamers

Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships
Like a working vacation without the sunburn, Ransom of the Seven Ships is a solid entry in the series thanks to a well-developed story with a wide variety of puzzles.7.0 from Adventuregamers

Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger
Other than one difficult puzzle, Resorting to Danger! keeps all the great features of the first title and builds on a great formula. Do no hesitate to take a trip to the spa with Nancy, but be sure to watch your back!9.0 from Gamezebo

Drawn: The Painted Tower
Drawn may not be the toughest adventure-oriented game out there, but it’s absolutely loaded with style and personality. This goes a long way. The magical world it pulls you into is strangely compelling, and you won’t want to leave until you’ve fully explored every inch of the tower and helped Iris escape. 8.0 from Gamezebo

Women’s Murder Club 3: Twice in a Blue Moon
Twice in a Blue Moon provides an excellent assortment of hidden object searching and puzzle solving, while maintaining a realistic atmosphere and some genuine tension. 8.0 from Gamezebo

Princess Isabella: A Witch’s Curse
Princess Isabella: A Witch’s Curse is a little strange (one of the items I had to find was a “twisted neck”) and seems to have something against snakes (the game considers them “evil”), but its healthy variety of well-crafted puzzles and hidden object searches make for a challenging and creative fairy tale.8.0 from Gamezebo

Bad Rats
Bad Rats is a good puzzle game. While the basics of the game have been done numerous times before, triggering events using contraptions and physics, the unique rat abilities and unnecessary feline violence make the game stand ou(…)Puzzle fans should certainly check out this title for a very small monetary investment.7.5 from Out of Eight website

Out of the Park Baseball 10
Out of the Park Baseball 10 is not the type of baseball experience that can be enjoyed by any fan of the sport. It takes a specific type of micromanager to enjoy what the forty-dollar download brings to the table, but if you can get your head around the complex menus and grandiose management duties you’ll find an extraordinarily deep baseball simulation running under the hood. There are flaws in the AI and core design, but hardcore baseball managers and fantasy freaks should be delighted with the many intricacies of Out of the Park Baseball 10.8.0 from IGN

2010 GAMES

Top Race 2009
new sim by 2PEZ (makers of Turismo Carratera) running on gMotor2 engine


Airborn for Unreal Tournament 3
Incredible singleplayer action-adventure mod.

Archasis II for Unreal Tournament 3
“Archasis II is a moderately-paced first/third person shooter total conversion for UT3 set in a fantasy world of swords and magic. It features RPG-like player progression, cooperative objective-oriented gameplay, a variety of character classes, multi-path skill trees, and a hybrid of 3rd-person melee and 1st-person ranged combat.”

The Ball for Unreal Tournament 3
A singleplay action and puzzle mod.

Black Sierra for Unreal Tournament 3
A cooperative survival-horror for up to 5 players

Prometheus for Unreal Tournament 3
“Pometheus is a single player mission based co-op game in the spirit of Portal and Mirror’s Edge. You’ll be bending the laws of Einsteinian Physics by entering a Quantum State that will allow you to play the game with your past, present and future selves to accomplish your objectives.”

Sanctum for Unreal Tournament 3
“Sanctum is a first/third person tower defense game in an epic science fiction world.”

Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas for GTA: San Andreas
“An open-source software project that adds full on-line gaming support to Rockstar North’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC game”

August Wind
A free roaming top down shooter

Nice platformer.

Canabalt is a simple one-button action game where you are in control of a well-dressed man who can’t stop running, leaping from the top of one building to another as the city is being attacked by giant robots and futuristic-looking ships.– Indiegames

Deep is an intriguing hybrid game that’s friendly to a variety of playing styles. You control a single cell-like critter who can move and shoot in any direction, but you’re also in charge of a thriving colony of warriors who want nothing more than to eliminate the enemy. Play it like a shooter, play it like a strategy game, or play it like a little bit of both. Either way, it’s an interesting dive under the sea.-JayisGames

Charming little action game where you collect baloons to make your house float higher and higher, while avoiding bombs and collecting coins.

Para Cute
In this action game you control a teddy bear who parachutes into a cavern. Your goal is to collect as many hearts as possible while avoiding crashing

Action platformer with retro graphics

Pierre: Insanity Inspired
Pierre: Insanity Inspired tells the story of a cat with an eye for art, who has to run around circular platforms and acquire items to finish his masterpiece. Items can only be collected when they align with the right symbols on the platform, indicated by a bright glow around it. You lose health whenever you grab an item while standing over the wrong sector, or when you touch a spiky ball by accident.-Indiegames

noonat’s Refuge is sort of a physics-based Missile Command game created for the recent Ludum Dare competition, where players have to defend their city from an alien invasion with the help of a turret that fires only one bullet at a time.-Indiegames

Rock Warrior
A short arcade game created by Jetro Lauha (of Dismount series fame) for the Ludum Dare 15 competition, in which you have to pilot a ship inside a cave and mine for every piece of gold that you can find embedded between the rocks.-Indiegames

Solar Plexus
Solar Plexus is a puzzle platformer created by the developer of the Noitu Love series, where you are in control of a female protagonist sent to investigate the sudden communication silence from a certain space colony. Most of the challenges in the game require the player to manipulate blocks using the mouse and navigate around obstacles placed deliberately to hinder their progress forward.-Indiegames

Station 38
Station 38 is a mouse-based action game where you are in control of a robot that can only jump in short bursts. Players have to be very careful while navigating around tight corridors, as our robotic friend tends to lose hull integrity very quickly after falling from a great height or colliding with a wall at high speed.-Indiegames

Time Donkey
Insane action puzzler based around time travel and using “past versions” of your donkey to reach your objectives.

Vox Populi, Vox Dei
Extremely brutal (and extremely fun too) werewolf action game

Waker is a puzzle platformer in which the player has to build their own platforms to reach the goal. To create a new path, you must first reach a magical orb and grab it with the action button. You can then control how the platform is to be drawn by moving the creature around the screen.-Indiegames

The Walls are Not Cheese
The Walls are Not Cheese is a prototype created by Sparky for the recent Ludum Dare competition, where you are in control of a debris-shooting square that has to destroy the bluish shape located at the end of each level. -Indiegames

99 Bricks: The Legend of Garry
A mix of tetris and tower building puzzler

Civiballs 2

Guardian Rock
Fun sliding blocks puzzler

On The Edge
A puzzler where your goal is to move the red block onto the red tile, by removing all other tiles.

3D blocks pushing puzzle game

The Wizard’s Notebook
“A word based puzzle game which uses visual riddles. Solve the visual riddles by typing in words and watch as they transform into what the word describes. For example, the word “water” will act as if it were water.”

78641 – A Targ Adventure
Crazy humorous adventure game

Another Small Favor

Beautifull Samorost-like adventure game

Magical Sphere Escape
Polished escape the room game

Paul Moose In Space World
Fantastic adventure game with unique graphics

Escape the room game

Metalix RPG
SF Roguelike like RPG

Trapdoor Below
Simple rougelike

Heat Rush

Battalion: Arena
Cartoonish turn-based wargame

Silver Maze
Tower defense game

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