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Re: A new browser game every few days

by J T Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:10 pm

Ivo wrote:To those who know a related tale from Greek mythology, a good part of this game makes more sense.

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So... Interpretations of the ending? I know someone thought that the ending was also part of the strong "Don't look back" message in the sense of "You should move on". The ending really hit me as I somewhat wanted things to go well for the protagonist unlike what happens in the Greek version (Greeks were really into bad endings!) and thought this was what was going to happen until the last screen.

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RE: Don't Look Back

Thanks for pointing out the Greek mythology link. I didn't catch that. I'm not knowledgeable enough about mythology to recognize the connection without someone highlighting it, but I can see how this is playing out the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

I liked the ending because it seemed circular to me. You end up right where you started. Not recognizing the Greek connection though, I thought that it was his own spirit following him, not Eurydice, and that he had to somehow accept his own death before he could move on. I was probably way off. I'm not sure what to think now. I guess now I see it more as a parable about moving on after someone has died, otherwise you're trapped in and eternal hell of grief, but I don't know.

I liked how not looking back played out as a game mechanic though. You had to become future focused. There's no backtracking, so if you are going for a jump you need to plan your arc ahead of time, because if you look back, it's over. I think this is a clever mechanic that works in tandem with the storyline, and thus makes the storyline more meaningful to explore as a player.
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Re: A new browser game every few days

by J T Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:08 pm

The Pretender
http://www.gamesgames.com/game/The-Pret ... t-One.html

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This is a really enjoyable platform puzzle game. An old-time magician opens a portal to another dimension and his audience members' ghosts are trapped there. He must now use his wits to get them back.
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Re: A new browser game every few days

by Ivo Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:50 pm

J T wrote:The Pretender

This is a really enjoyable platform puzzle game. An old-time magician opens a portal to another dimension and his audience members' ghosts are trapped there. He must now use his wits to get them back.


I've just completed part one and I'm going for part 2. It is enjoyable and a bit old school kind of puzzle game. For me it has a retro feel.

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Re: A new browser game every few days

by Ivo Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:49 am

Bah, Part Two finishes in a cliffhanger and Part 3 is not out (and apparently part two is some months old so...)

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Re: A new browser game every few days

by J T Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:44 pm

Minotaur China Shop
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Are you familiar with the phrase "Bull in a china shop"?
In Minotaur China Shop, you play the role of a minotaur who has a dream that is not well suited to his physical characteristics. He just wants to run a fine china shop and sell fine goods to other mythical creatures. Unfortunately, he is incredibly clumsy, easily frustrated, and prone to destructive fits of rage. That doesn't bode well for working in a room full of delicate dishware, but it doesn't stop him from trying to live out his dream.
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Re: A new browser game every few days

by Ivo Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:35 pm

J T wrote:Minotaur China Shop
http://blurst.com/minotaur-china-shop/


I had read about this game, it is such a funny concept.

Sometimes I wish insurances worked in RL as they work in that game, but obviously they don't :D
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Re: A new browser game every few days

by AmishSamurai Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:03 pm

That looks hilarious actually. Is it by the guys who did Octodad?

http://www.supercratebox.com/

It's not a browser game, but I still found it to be a blast. It's like the original Mario Bros. Arcade game, except you have guns. And there's boxes. These boxes have guns. You unlock more guns by getting more boxes. The enemies on the screen don't matter- your score is based on how many boxes you collect. However, ignoring the enemies makes them fall into the pit of fire, which enrages them and causes them to further impede your glorious quest of boxes. I had some slowdown and stallout issues after playing for a while, but maybe they've fixed it in a recent build. Also, the soundtrack is great, and free for download in it's 5-track glory.
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Re: A new browser game every few days

by J T Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:19 am

The Great Gatsby
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That's right, the quintessential example of the "great American novel", F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been turned into an NES game. Now you can platform jump your way through the roaring '20s to meet the mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby.
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Re: A new browser game every few days

by J T Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:09 pm

QWOP
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QWOP is hilariously difficult. You have a severely underfunded olympics program that couldn't afford to teach their runners any sort of motor coordination, so you are tasked with instructing the control for their thighs and calves to attempt running. You'll be lucky if you move forward 2 meters. My personal record is 9 meters from one particularly lucky trial.
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Re: A new browser game every few days

by YoshiEgg25 Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:41 pm

J T wrote:QWOP
http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

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QWOP is hilariously difficult. You have a severely underfunded olympics program that couldn't afford to teach their runners any sort of motor coordination, so you are tasked with instructing the control for their thighs and calves to attempt running. You'll be lucky if you move forward 2 meters. My personal record is 9 meters from one particularly lucky trial.

My best was 3.6 meters. :lol:
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