RETURN MAN 3

American football is one of the biggest sports in the world and is watched by millions of people each season. It’s a sport filled with excitement and strategy that it’s one that’s pretty hard to understand if it’s your first time watching. To make things simple, Return Man takes off all the boring parts of the game and just keeps you playing on offense. Pretty cool, right?

Return Man 3 is a football simulation game that lets you play offense, and offense alone. The game forgoes the other part of the game where you have to play defence, but that’s alright since offense is the more exciting part of the game anyway. The game is split into a few parts during your offense. The first part will have you catching the ball after the first kick. You’ll do this by walking into the yellow circle that’ll be shown on screen. The circle will get smaller real quick and you’ll have to get there before the circle completely disappears. You’ll do this by using the I, J, K, and L keys to move around and you’ll have the A, S, and D keys for your special moves (which will be explained during the game). You can change the settings to play using the more commonly used W, A, S, and D keys for movement and J, K, and L for specials. Your goal is to get a touchdown by avoiding all the defenders coming your way after you catch the ball. You’ll have a few blockers on your side to take care of the defence, so make sure to take advantage of them. Every time you get a touchdown, you move on to the next level. Each level will have a different stadium with different conditions like rain that’ll wet the grass. This will also affect any available powerups in each stadium. Be careful and plan your moves ahead of time as you’ll have a limited number of runs per level.

Return Man 3 is one of the fastest paced football games I’ve ever played online. If you’re a fan of the sport, this game is one you shouldn’t miss out on. It’s easy to learn and has lots of exciting moments. Will you be able to get that touchdown? Play the game and find out!

PICNIC PANIC

Imagine just having a peaceful picnic with your friends or schoolmates or family members, when suddenly, a bear shows up out of nowhere. This bear isn’t interested in what you’re eating at all, and looks like it wants human meat. Well, if ever that happens, you’ll do the only logical thing left to do: RUN!

Picnic Panic is an endless runner with visuals matching those of the indie console games due to it being made using the Unity ending. Your main goal is to run away as far as you can and keep running so that the bear doesn’t catch up to you. There’ll be obstacles along the way that’ll slow you down (including people that the bear will actually eat while chasing you and their bones and flesh will fly out – if these hit you, you will be slowed down) so steer clear of them to avoid getting eaten. It’s a pretty straight forward game – you run and stay alive – so there’s really not much to learn about it. The only button you’ll ever need is the space bar. This lets you jump, and holding it after a jump will let you glide using a little wedgie animation (gross and painful, but pretty hilarious). The glide is limited and has a bar, but it’ll restore itself as you run along, so make sure to use it sparingly, but don’t save it too much – let it save you. Once the bear reaches you, it’s game over and you’ll have to start again. The game is devoid of any type of upgrades or powerups that makes your character run faster or jump higher or whatever, giving the game very low replay value.

Although it’s a very short game, Picnic Panic is anything but boring. Although there are no upgrades or anything, I still played the game for around an hour to unlock everything. If you’re looking for a fun game where you don’t need to commit a huge amount of time to learn, play, and have fun, then Picnic Panic is definitely the best game for you to play

LEARN TO FLY 3

Penguins are one of the groups of more unfortunate birds. Why is that? Well, imagine being called a bird and not having the ability to fly. I mean, they even has these stubby little wings, but can’t use it to even float. It’s not surprising to see them want to get off from the ground and take flight – and to some, it’s their destiny to do so!

Learn to Fly 3 is a launch game that puts you in control of a group of penguins in a lab somewhere in Antarctica. Some other birds come in and suddenly call them fat – which is why they can’t fly. They get triggered immensely and vow that they’ll fly so high they’ll reach the moon. That’s the whole reason for the research lab. You’ll be using a lot of different technology like rockets, boosters, and a whole lot of other things that’ll let you fly high up in the sky and stay there.

The game is best played without skipping the tutorials as you’ll learn all of the stuff you’ll actually need to do there. You’ll start off with a simple spring launcher to fly up. Each attempt will give you a score, and depending on that score, you’ll be given a certain amount of money. You’ll then use that money to upgrade your equipment to help you reach better heights. Your launcher can be upgraded, and you can also buy stuff your penguin will wear to make you more aero dynamic, making you lighter to launch higher as well as giving your less air resistance. You’ll also be able to buy supplements for your flight like little rocket boosters that you’ll use after launch, as well as different “stages” like that of a real rocket where one thing comes off to help you get higher.

Learn to Fly 3 is a very simple game, but it’s very addicting and can suck in a lot of your time without you even knowing. It’s really easy to forget everything around you when you’re trying to compete with yourself, and the payoff rewards are instant. If you’re looking for a game that’s not too stressful, but is fun to play and easy to get in to, the you just found your game in Learn to Fly 3.

BACON MAY DIE

Action games have been very successful in the past few years. Think games like Bayonetta or Nier: Automata, but in this new game, you’re not controlling an all-powerful son of a demon, or a witch with sadistic tendencies, or not even a blindfolded mini-skirted robot. You play as a cute little pig out to save the world from other evil pigs. Welcome to Bacon May Die.

Bacon May Die is a side scrolling action game that lets you play as piggy that has the sword and weapons skills to save the world from all the other pigs wanting to take over it. You’ll be using your arrow keys both to move around and to attack everyone in sight. Pressing or tapping your left or right arrow keys will attack with a single swipe using your equipped weapon (you’ll be able to equip different weapons aside from your default sword later on) or hold the buttons down to shoot in that direction. The down key will let you roll towards wherever you’re facing, giving you a good way to not only move forward but also avoid enemy attacks. The up button will let you jump which is also another means to avoid enemy attacks, but also changes your attack’s properties – some of your attacks while jumping will help you do combos and kill enemies easier. Each pig killed will drop money which you’ll be able to use during intermissions (there’ll be a lot in each level) to buy equipment and clothing for your cute little pig. Every few levels and intervals, you’ll get to see new enemies and they’ll become tougher and tougher, so it’s a good idea to practice fighting while the fights are still easy early on.

Bacon May Die is one of the cutest action games we’ve ever set our eyes upon, and we don’t really easily say that. It’s a good game with a good aesthetic feel, and almost everything feels like it was created with fun in mind. Don’t miss out on this one, it’s one hell of a fun game!

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!