Snake Nostalgia

According to Wikipedia, the term nostalgia describes a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

For me, thinking of the game Snake on a old (mostly borrowed – I was too young to own a phone), Nokia 3310. That phone is the absolute classic, released in 2000. Nokia, by the way, was recently bought by Microsoft (and loses billions of dollars per year!).

Anyways, now, the Snake game has returned in 2 player form. You can and should try it here: Snake Duel.

A long review of a long MMO…

Good Game Studios never failed to give us some fantastic MMO games like Big Farm and Empire: Four Kingdoms which happens to be one of my personal MMO favorites. Interestingly, they just released another game that we can confidently place at the top of our list. Shadow Kings is another entertaining real-time strategy game that offers a lot of wonderful and impressive features that are probably way far beyond your expectations. The game takes you to a magical world where humans are living peacefully with other races like elves and dwarves until an army of orcs, goblins and trolls launched an invasion and wreck havoc to their harmonious land.

To prevent this from getting worst, you must build up an army that are strong enough to defeat all the incoming enemies, conquer their respective outposts and win a series of epic battles. However, before you enter the battle, you must build up your own settlement first and gather enough resources by establishing different economic buildings like farms, mills, bakery, market and more. You can also build houses and collect taxes in return. The more buildings you have in your kingdom, the more productive you will become. If you have enough resources, you can also decorate your kingdom to make it more appealing. Once you are done building all the necessary military buildings, you can now start recruiting warriors and launch the attack to nearby strongholds and conquer their territories.

One of the most interesting highlights of this game is its Multiplayer Features which allows the player to build alliances and explore complex diplomatic possibilities which will put your skills to the test. Apart from the normal quests, the game also features special events which makes Shadow Kings even more fascinating. Not to mention the highly impressive 3D graphics and animation that this game has to offer.

I personally find Shadow Kings somehow identical to Empire but in an all new environment and features. It is also interesting to note that the game can be played in both PC and mobile but the player is encouraged to create a separate account for each platform. Good luck and have fun!

PS: I’ve linked to the english version in this post. There is a Spanish and Italian version as well!

Remake of KOLM

One of the best flash games of all-time, K.O.L.M, is getting a remake!

The original KOLM game came out in 2010. You play the role of a broken robot (a character that appears in many games) who has to fix himself to please the Mother. You start out without any ability at all, so you better do as you’re told.

Now, The-Exp Games (the creator, who is from Cardiff, UK), is remaking and finishing the game. You can support his kick starter project here. Do you have a spare buck to support him?

Soccer Physics

The World Cup has been over for a while (see this and this – BTW who won again?) and the world returned to a more normal state. The soccer season, has, however, started in some countries already and is about to start in a couple of others as can be seen by the multitude of transfer news.

With that in mind, I thought I might share a fun little soccer game that I discovered. It’s called Soccer Physics, and unlike Fifa, you only need 2 buttons. That is, if you are playing with 2 players. If you’re playing against the computer, you just need one.

You can play it here:

http://www.crazygames.com/game/soccer-physics

soccer physics

One would think that that couldn’t be fun. Well, it is. Try it for yourself!

Vacation and birds…

I’ve been on vacation for the past 2 weeks (since my last post). I hope you haven’t been too bored. I definitely haven’t been bored. But despite all the activities I’ve been able to keep up with the new games being released, so you can expect some game reviews / links once I’m back (another 10 days or so).

This afternoon, a bird nearly flew inside through my window. It reminded me of this old game by Dmitry Zheltobriukhov (from 2009). Enjoy Damn Birds 2.

Papa’s Donuteria

Do you know this guy:

His name is Papa Louie, and he’s a pretty famous guy. He owns a pizzeria, an ice cream restaurant, hotdog restaurant, taco restaurant, pancake restaurant… Besides that he has activities going on in cupcakes, chicken wings, and most recently donuts. His donut restaurant is appropriately called papa’s donuteria. Of course, Papa Louie is a fictional figure (invented by Flipline Studios). Every once in a while (about every 2 months?) he is featured in a new game, each time with a different theme but the same concept: serve customers in a restaurant by preparing a specific food. Be on time to provide good service and build up your restaurant empire. The papa louie games will keep you entertained for a long time and for sure, there is no shortage of titles.

If you like Papa’s Donuteria, make sure to check out the apps of its predecessor (Papa’s Freezeria):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/papas-freezeria-to-go!/id824305459?ls=1&mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.flipline.papasfreezeriatogo

Or just play Papa’s Donuteria here:
http://www.crazygames.com/game/papas-donuteria

Mighty Knight

FireBeast Studio is one of the more productive game studios. Most recently they have produced smash hits such as Zombo Buster and Might Knight. Mighty Knight is a battle game in which you help a brave (& mighty!) knight to defeat monsters.

FireBeast seems to get (almost) everything right, from stunning graphics (see image below) to engaging gameplay. The games also feature a little bit of humor.

To give you an idea of the graphics level:
mighty-knight-action-game

Mighty Knight will keep you entertained for a while. The walkthrough already takes about 54 minutes. But, hey, it’s summer holidays. So you have enough time!

Raze 3

As a big fan of the previous Raze games (Raze and Raze 2), I’m very excited that Raze 3 is finally coming out. It seems that it will be sponsored by ArmorGames and Notdoppler (who both have a record of sponsoring only top notch games). There’s even a trailer of the Raze 3 game available already. I’m excited. So should you be. Even if it’s half as awesome as the previous 2 editions, it will be awesome enough to keep you clustered to your screen for a couple of days.

raze 3 screenshot