THE ELECTRIC SHOCKTOPUS

An octopus isn’t too cute to look at, but when it’s made in a style that looks like it was grabbed off of an anime, then you know you’re in for one cute little game. Let the Electric Shocktopus take you on a ride as you go through multiple levels filled with mind boggling puzzles using a power that only an octopus with an affinity to electricity can use.

The Electric Shocktopus is a platforming puzzle game that lets you control a little octopus with a power a little different from what you’d expect (except if you read the title of the game). This octopus can control its body’s electricity and can conjur up magnetic forces at will. You’ll use this to move around each stage to get to the end and finish it. You can also collect the starfishes scattered all over the stage, but it’s optional, more of a bragging right for those that can’t do so. You’re given a bunch of abilities you’ll use including wall grabs and wall jumps and the ability to build up a charge to either repel or attract yourself to electric charges on each stage. This’ll come in handy in solving multiple platform puzzles. The game is controlled with only your keyboard, mainly with your arrow keys. If you’re ready to get your mind melted, then start loading the game now!

The Electric Shocktopus may not seem much at first glance, but it’s a deep puzzle game with such a good mechanic and solid controls. The concept it fresh and new, and everything you do should be calculated. If you’re looking for a puzzler to keep you on your toes, then you came to the right place.

WHACK YOUR EX

Not all breakups are good, and sometimes, you just want to bash your ex’s head in. If that ever happens to you, then do we have the game for you. Instead of actually destroying your ex (don’t do that, it’s a crime and we don’t want you in jail), Whack Your Ex should give you the same satisfaction without having the police come over to your place.

Whack Your Ex is a killing simulation game where you don’t really play the game, you watch as your ex dies in any way available of your choosing. You’ll be given a choice on what to use on your ex, but it’s actually kind of fixed (bummer) and each item will be specifically used on either the male or female ex. Each of the items you’re given have unique animations and some of them are pretty fun watching, some of them super gross, and some of them really bloody, so depending on your definition of fun, you’ll find some satisfaction in some of the animations. To be honest, this game is a little short and rough around the edges, with zero replay value. It doesn’t have too much of a story and it’s all about fun with slapstick. You’d have to be a bit sick to enjoy some of the animations, but that doesn’t really take from the funny game that this is. The game is played entirely with your mouse, so no complicated controls to figure out here. All you need to do is click the items you’d like to use as they’re displayed at the bottom of the screen. That’s all there is to it in playing this game.

Despite the game not being really a game and more of a “movie”, it’s one that gives you a choice between what happens, so it’s still something playable. Though I kind of made this game sound bad, it’s actually an ok game with very good animations (some I rewatched, yes, I am sick). If you want a game where you don’t really need to think but still have fun, then this game is for you.

 

ENIGMA STATION

There are a lot of developers out there with ideas just pouring over, and Enigma Station the fruit of one of those devs hard labor. It’s a game that doesn’t really have anything yet, but in time, it’ll be something that people will be talking about (if the dev/devs would continue work on it, but seeing the changelogs, it looks like that’s something we don’t need to worry about anytime in the near future).

Enigma Station is a game that’s still in very, very early development. There’s not much to do, but you’re able to test out a few abilities that are currently available to you. The game doesn’t really have a tutorial right now, too, but you’ll be using your keyboard to move around and navigate through what looks like a little test area to try out your guns and moves.  The test area has platforms for you to jump on and just move around with. The game is planned to be a metroidvania type of game, and already has a story drafted, but it’s not final yet and may change along the way, but basically it’s about a war being fought in space. Unknown to many, though, a virus has been spreading in a station (the Enigma Station) and it’s taking the lives of those inside the station. It’s up to you to save anyone else that’s still alive and destroy the virus before it can get out and destroy everything else in the universe.

I’d have to be honest, there isn’t really much of a game here, but it shows a lot of promise and would be nice if people could play the game and let the devs know how awesome it is and would be. We suggest keeping an eye out for Enigma Station as we can tell that this one is gonna be awesome once it’s done!

MOTO X3M

One of the coolest vehicles (aside from those expensive cars) is a motorbike. It’s every little boy’s dream to ride a fast bike and feel the wind in their hair they go as fast as they possibly can. Sure, bikes are prone to injuries and accidents, but that doesn’t stop it from being cool, fast, and awesome.

Moto X3M is a motorbike simulation game that lets you just ride a bike on different courses in any way you’d like. There’s really no ultimate goal in the game aside from getting to the end of each level, so you’re free to play at any speed you’d like. The controls are pretty simple because all you’ll ever need are the arrow keys on your keyboard. The up key lets you accelerate and go forward while the down key is your brake. The left arrow will make you pull your weight to the back on the bike to tilt the front upward and the right arrow will shift your weight to the front of the bike, making the back tilt when running on a good speed. You’ll use these controls to get through each level as they’ll be filled with obstacles and walls that you’ll need to avoid and maneuver over. You can also use these to perform stunts  that will lower your overall time. There’ll also be bombs in place to either help you or hinder you, depending on how well you plan your game. They’ll sometimes destroy obstacles to make them passable or just tweak the landscape to make it more difficult for you, but in any of these cases, your skill to adapat will be put to the test. You can always take your time as you’re in no time limit. The only use of the time is for you to get a better score, which isn’t really a requirement in this game. It’s more of a bragging right kind of thing.

Moto X3M is a very good game with very good controls and physics. The gameplay itself is pretty simple but needs precise moment and coordination. If you want a game that gives you the great feeling of riding a bike, then this game is a good choice.

TANK TROUBLE

Ever needed a game for bragging rights in a party? Well, Tank Trouble’s got you covered! Play in multiplayer mode where you can thrash the living hell out of your friend’s tanks and claim victory or play against a bot to practice your game. Whip out your tank and wreak havoc in the randomly generated mazes/arenas to fight on. Get ready for a whole new tank simulator!

Tank Trouble is a shooting game where you use tanks in a maze like stage. You’ll work your way around the maze to get to your enemies and blast them sky high. The game gives you control of a tank, and when you start a game, your tank and other tanks (depending on how many will be playing) will be spawned in a random area in a maze. You’ll then maneuver your tank around the arena to find your enemies and shoot them. This can be done using your keyboard. The arrow keys will be used to move around. The left and right arrow keys will rotate your vehicle while the up arrow key will make you move forward and the down arrow key will make you move backward. When you want to shoot, you press the M button. Your bullets will bounce when it hits a wall and will stay in the maze until it hits another tank, including you. A round ends when only one tank remains. You’ll start the next match in a different maze so you’ll have to re-maneuver and do it all over again. You keep doing that until no one is left playing.

Tank Trouble is a great multiplayer game and can really make a party go wild. If you’ve got friends over and looking for a game to play with friends that you’d like to crush, then take Tank Trouble and play it like there’s no tomorrow!

GRAND THEFT PIZZA

The game jam is an awesome place to find budding developers and see their wild minds come to life in the games they make. Here’s one with a concept that isn’t really original, but has  been polished and is created with such love that it’s impossible not to love it.

Grand Theft Pizza is just a simple action / shooter game that lets you play as a guy who goes wild and shoots everyone in sight. The game doesn’t really have too much of the pizza, but is heavy on the action. You’ll start off in a room with nothing much but your guns and the shirt on your back. You’re inside some building and your goal is get to the last room with the boss. Each room will be filled with enemies although some rooms will have health pickups to help you out. You move around using the W, A, S, and D keys and use the mouse cursor to aim your weapon. The left mouse button is used to shoot your gun. Many rooms will have windows, and these windows can be used  to shoot enemies within that room. You’ll use not only your gunning and dodging skills, but also your cunning in making sure you reach the end.

The game is really short, but that’s because the game is actually incomplete, but judging from what we’ve played, this game is going the right direction. It’s a great game already with awesome music, smooth controls, and gameplay that’ll keep you pumped.

Grand Theft Pizza is a game that’ll keep you playing despite it being in German (not that bad even if you don’t understand it, the game is so simple you’ll still know how to play) and it being too short. If you want an action game pumped with adrenaline, give Grand Theft Pizza a go!

Magnetized

Magnets are always fun to play with no matter what age you are. It’s kind of nice to get a game about magnets that’ll keep you challenged while giving you the fun you know and love with magnets! Magnetized will keep you frustrated and wanting to play even more!

Magnetized

Magnetized is a fun little game that lets you control a bunch of magnets to help a little dot get from point A to point B. The dot will always go forward in a straight line and it’s your job to make sure that it doesn’t hit any walls along the way. There will be magnets placed on the walls that you’ll be controlling to make sure the dot stays on its path. Whenever a dot is near a magnet, that magnet will activate and will light up. When a magnet is active, using the left mouse button will pull the dot over to you. You’ll have to get a bit of a feel for it because it will also use the dot’s momentum and angular movement when you pull, so you’ll have to consider how hard the dot will turn a corner. The game is pretty simple, really, especially because you only ever use one button, and that’s the left mouse button. When you click the left mouse button, a line will form between the active magnet and the dot, signifying a pull. The dot will then move accordingly. This is all you’ll need to know. As the game progresses, you’ll be met with a lot of different challenges and the difficulty will go up. It’s pretty fun for the first few levels but can become hair-pullingly frustrating a few levels on, but the feeling of finishing those hard levels are so rewarding that you’ll keep coming back for more.

Magnetized is a great puzzle type game that’ll keep make you want to keep playing. The challenge is good and it’s easy to learn. If you need a game that’ll keep you thinking (or frustrated, whichever comes first), then go for Magnetized.

Build

Tetris lovers everywhere, rejoice! One of the best blocks building games just hit the building and it’s everything that you love about the game. It’s complex, it’s fast-paced, and it’s brain wracking. Let Build take you to the new 3D world of Tetris.

Build is a block puzzle game that gives you the classic game, Tetris, in a whole new light. The game has the same principles as Tetris, but in Build, you don’t have walls, and it’s one of the main features of the game. You still stack blocks on top of each other as efficiently and save as much space as you can, but Build uses real physics, and this is where the “no walls” feature comes in to play. If any one of your blocks falls off the edge, it’s game over and you have to start again. The goal is to build the highest building you can without dropping a single block out of the playing field. You’ll get the familiar blocks like the L block, the T block, the square block, and the line block. You’re also given a time limit for each set of blocks you’re given. If you don’t place all the blocks within that time, it’s also game over.

The game is controlled by your mouse. Every time you start a game of set of blocks, you hover your cursor over the block you want to use, click and hold it, and drag the block to the spot you want to place it in (you can drop or place it, whatever you need to do to stack them as high as you can). Placing a block will follow the rules of gravity, so be careful and be smart in placing your blocks.
Build is a very smart game and what we think is an intelligent step forward for Tetris. It has very good integration of physics, and it has powerups. If you love Tetris and want to take your game to the next level, then build is the game for you!

Cookie Connect

Before starting this game, make sure you take a good, comfortable seat to sit on, and check the time, make sure you have plenty of time to waste because Cookie Connect will make time pass without you even noticing!

cookie connect

Cookie Connect is a Match 3 game that is mostly like the very famous Candy Crush, except instead of candies, you play with cookies, and the mechanic of switching candies is a bit different, as in this game, the main mechanic is dragging a line over 3 or more of the same cookies to remove them from the playing field. Each level will give you a different set of cookies and some different design that may or may not hinder you from creating the perfect combos (as some will add in obstacles and some will open up a few blocks). If you connect more than 6 cookies in one combo, you will get a special cookie with special effects. You are given a limited number of moves so you better keep an eye on that. The goal of most of the levels is to fill the cookie meter on the left. You can do this by removing cookies on the field. Some levels will have 1 (or more) people on top of the screen looking for a specific cookie and a number of it. Removing the number (or more) of that specific cookie from the field will finish the level. Every time you finish a level, you are sent to the world map to choose the next level, or play the older levels to get all the stars on each level (all stars are received if you fill the meter all the way). When you finish a level with some moves remaining, each move will result in a Rainbow Fever, where a cookie rainbow is thrown in the field randomly and will explode to give you more points.
Cookie Connect is a great way to waste time online, and it’s a very fun game to play, so that time isn’t really fully wasted. You can play this game for hours without even noticing, that’s just how fun this game is.

Viking: Way to Valhalla

Casual games aren’t always half as bad as hardcore gamers would like to think they are. Viking: Way to Valhalla is a very good example to prove this. Not a lot of casual puzzle games can pull off the same quick adrenaline you get from casual games with the same amount of interest you get for adventure games, and this game does very well in both accounts due to its very unique gameplay style along with very good mechanics.

Viking: Way to Valhalla is a puzzle game by CrazyGames.com that mostly plays like the Candy Crush games where you line up the same type of blocks with each other and break them until all of the blocks are out (or whatever goal is given to you), but for this game, the mechanic is a little bit different. Your usual board where the blocks would be is placed at the bottom part of the screen, while the top screen shows two sides, the left side showing your Viking, and the right side showing whatever enemy you are trying to kill. The objective of the game is to break sword blocks to damage the enemies, the more blocks clumped together the higher the damage. You lose under 2 conditions, which is you either run out of number of turns, or your Viking’s HP drops down to zero. There will be a lot of additional goals and obstacles in finishing each stage as well as your Viking getting skills and weapons that alter the gameplay and time you need to beat levels, so you would always be on your toes in each level, giving the game a higher gameplay time that the usual gameplay times you get for the regular casual games.
Viking: Way to Valhalla is a very good game to play and keeps you interested for a pretty good amount of time as the adventure elements of the game keep you hooked as well as the casual elements of the game. Play this game if you haven’t yet, you’ll be surprised how 2 genres can blend into one with a very good result.