Everyone should always respect the classics. Not only because they’re old, but because they’re the reason we have great games today. Also, some of those classics have aged well and are still such great games. One good example is Text Twist. This has been around for decades, and it’s still making its rounds in households everywhere as such a fun and family friendly game.
Text Twist is a word puzzle game that gives you a set number of letters that you should form words with. The goal of each set (which we will now call a “level”) is for you to figure out the longest word you can form using all the letters given to you. The moment you spell the longest word, you’ll be able to move on to the next set of letters. You can either do that or stay on the current level and continue to get all of the other words that you can form. The latter will net you a better score. Some people just like moving on to the next level and trying to get as far as they can, while some try to get a good score. You can play any style that you’d like.
The browser version has two modes available, namely, Timed mode and Untimed mode. Both of which are great modes that complement the different ways that people may like to play. For Timed mode, you are given 2 minutes for each level to find the longest word available. Once you find the word, you can stay on the level until the 2 minutes is up or skip to the next level to change the letters and refresh the timer. The goal is to get to the highest level you can. With Untimed, you’re just there to figure out the word and try to get all the words available in a given level.
Text Twist is a classic and is one of the pioneers in simple PC gaming. This game should not be overlooked. The game allows for different playstyles so anyone can just pick it up and play.
What’s inside a lucid dream and how does it happen exactly? These were the thoughts of the curious mind of Bert so he created a world in his mind that’ll let him explore a dream, only to find that his dream world is more of a night of a nightmare than a sweet dream.
The Deepest Sleep is a horror / thriller point and click game that puts you in the shoes of a researcher trying to escape the dream world he put himself in. He was trapped in there by the Shadow People (it’s a trilogy of games and this is the last part) but now creatures even more dangerous than the Shadow People lurks in the dark dream world that you’ve created so escape might not be as easy as just waking up.
The game can be played and controlled entirely by your mouse. You’ll have to use your cursor to point and click on objects of interest to pick them up. Once you have the item in your inventory, you’ll be able to use it by hovering your mouse at the top of the screen and clicking on that item. You can then click on anywhere on the screen to use the item (specifically on the spot you’d like to use the item on). The only obstacles you’ll see in the game are locked doors which can be opened by solving the puzzles around it. You’ll keep opening doors until you get to the end.
The Deepest Sleep is a game we highly recommend, especially if you played the first 2 games (available here and here) and discussed here and here as this is the finale. The story is very good and the execution is superb. This is one of the creepiest experiences I’ve ever had with a game, and it’s an experience I’m willing to go through again just because it’s such a great game! Little warning at the beginning of the game, though, be ready for a jump scare.
Ever felt like you can control the dream that you’re currently in? That’s called lucid dreaming. It’s where you’re aware that you are currently dreaming and you are in complete control of the dream, bending reality as you will it. What happens when it turns out that there’s a dark side to every lucid dream? Well, better find out with Deeper Sleep.
Deeper Sleep is the point and click adventure sequel to the very well received Deep Sleep. It’s a horror game that explains the mysteries of the first game and all about the creatures that lurk in the dream world, the Shadow People. They were the people trying to get you in the first game. If you ever saw things as scary as them, regular people would probably never go back, but our good old scientist, for the sake of science, dared to come back. His curiosity once again got the better of him and has now been pulled back by the Shadow People, this time, as revenge for what you did in the first game. Get ready to run for your life!
The game is played the same way as all of the available point and click adventures on PC. You use your mouse cursor to find anything you can interact with on the screen. When hovering over it, you can press the left mouse button to interact with it, examples are picking up items or opening doors. You can also combine any items you’ve picked up so that you can use it in specific situations that need them. You can do this by hovering at the top left of the screen then clicking on the item you need to use or combine. The cursor will be changed to that item and you can click on the area you’ll use it on in the screen. If combining, while the cursor is the item you need to combine, go to your inventory again and click on the item you’ll be combining with.
Will you be able to escape the dream world a second time and live to let the world know about your research, or will you be taken in by the Shadow People and be stuck in the dream world forever? It’s a race against the clock, and your survival is at stake. Make sure to play with the lights on if you scare easily. Deeper Sleep is a masterpiece that shouldn’t be missed.
Lucid dreaming is a phenomenon not known to all, but to those who know it, they know that it’s something that can get addicting. It’s a whole different world where you’re in control and can change anything and bend anything to your will. It’s no wonder people wants to know more about it. Deep Sleep lets you explore lucid dreaming, all the good and the bad about it, unfortunately.
Deep Sleep is a point and click adventure game that lets you play as a scientist whose curiosity got the better of him. Lucid dreams is a mysterious event and is something that might be beneficial for some people, so in the name of science, he tries to replicate it and eventually succeeds, only to find out that it’s not all butterflies and rainbows on the other side. Take control of the scientist by using your mouse cursor to point at different objects and clicking them with the left mouse button to interact with them. You can also point at the end of one of the 4 sides of the screen to walk around (usually it’ll just be one side at a time, but you’ll know when you can move since the cursor will turn into a hand). You can pick up items that might be useful later like keys. Some items will need to be combined with other items to be used. You can do this by hovering your cursor at the top left of your screen to show your inventory, and then clicking on the item you want to use. Your cursor will be replaced with the item you clicked and you should be able to click on the place you want to use it on. If you’re combining, when your cursor changes to the item you want to combine, just hover over to your inventory again and click on the item you want to combine with. You’ll keep doing this until you escape the grip of your lucid dream gone bad.
Deep Sleep is a bit of a scary experience and is filled with horror at every corner. You should do nothing but your best to escape this nightmare of a lucid dream. Will you live to tell the tale about it or will you be forever lost to the dream world?
There’s an abundance of Minecraft based games around, but one of the more popular ones is Pixel Warfare. Take arms and go up against the opposing team as you try to survive the harsh empty world. Although the game doesn’t have too much to offer in terms of the story, it makes up for it in its great multiplayer experience.
Pixel Warfare is a first person shooter based from the game Minecraft. The look and feel is taken directly from Minecraft, but the gameplay is fully different. In Minecraft, you collect stuff and craft items to survive, in Pixel Warfare, you shoot people and kill them to survive. The game controls the same as any FPS on computers (as well as the same controls as Minecraft). The W key will make you walk forward and the S key makes you walk back. The A and D key will make you strafe left and right, respectively. The space bar will make you jump. The number keys on top of your keyboard is used to cycle through your weapons (the keys bound to a weapon can be seen on top of the screen). The mouse cursor is used to aim your weapon and the left mouse button is used to fire with your current weapon (you’ll stab people if you’re equipped with the knife). The right mouse button is used to aim down your sights which gives you better aim but sacrifices your movement speed. You can always press the Tab key to view your scores. The goal is to get a better score than the opposing team when the time runs out (just like any other FPS games).
It’s always fun playing FPS games, but when you combine the Minecraft graphics, it becomes a cute little shooter where you run around killing block shaped people instead of regular looking people, so it becomes a bit more fun looking. Try out Pixel Warfare and all of its quirks (a lot of people playing online, too!). You can also check out my reviews of the most recent versions of the game (4 and 5).
You know a game is destined to greatness when the devs release a beta of the game and lets people play it with it being incomplete. This is to make sure that the dev can get feedback and find out what they did right and what else they can do to make it better. That’s IsoPlat right now, a beta game with the framework and concept laid down, but needs a bit of polish and help from the players.
IsoPlat is a platfomer with action RPG elements where you play the role of a guy who wants to be the great hero that will save an island inhabited by monsters. The game, as mentioned, is still in its beta stages and is really a barebones game. There are no textures yet, and all models are just dummies without any faces. In any case, you control the game by using both your mouse and keyboard. You move around using the W, A, S, and D keys and use the E key to interact with things or people (there’re only a few things you can actually interact with for now). The mouse cursor is used to move the camera around. The left mouse button uses your melee attack while the right mouse button casts a flame spell that shoots forward. The game is also completely compatible with gamepads, so if you have one, give it a try. Even in its early stages, the game already has quests that you can undertake, but because the game is incomplete, not all of them would be possible to do. Some of the hindrances includes the physics of the game, jumps are clunky and there are some spaces where you can get stuck pretty easily. Your attacks are too weak while the enemies are all too strong. Although you do get stronger by levelling up, the balancing is still a bit lacking.
Even with all its imperfections, IsoPlat is already looking like a good game. With the right additions and polish, this game can become a masterpiece as the concept of the game is already good and the animations are done very well. We’re all excited to see this game become better, so play it and give the devs your feedback!
Remember the good old days where you invited your friends over for the weekends to sleep over and have some fun with a little Uno? Those were the days when people still had fun outside the house. Now with the computer age, kids won’t even get touched by the sunlight as they game away inside their homes, stuck in front of their TV or monitors. Well, here comes an online edition of Uno to save the day!
Online Uno is a card game based from the real Uno card game. It’s the same game with all the same mechanics and fun (and friend ending frustration when you get +4’d) that the real game offers, but this time, you can play it without taking a single step out of your house. You can play locally via your local network and anyone connected to it or play online against friends and random people. The game starts with the deck being shuffled and each player being given a set of cards – who am I kidding, it’s Uno! Everybody knows this game!
The game is controlled by your mouse. You click on the card that you’d like to use on your turn. You can use a card with the same number or same color as the last card played by the player before you. You keep doing this until one of you runs out of cards. Of course, the fun starts when people start running out of cards. The moment a player is left with one card, someone has to shout UNO! If the player with one card shouts it first, he gets to keep that card alone. If an opponent shouts it first, then the player with one card has to pick up a card from the deck to prolong the game.
Uno is a classic game that children love, and sometimes, even adults. It’s a game about strategy and wit and using everything you’ve got against your opponents. Although this online version of Uno removes the physical factor of the game, it’s still a great game and is now easily accessible to everyone even without leaving your home.
Everybody loves pizza! That’s a universal fact everyone in this world should accept. If someone ever tells you that they don’t like pizza, they’re either lying or they aren’t human. That’s why a game with pizza in it is something that you should check out, no matter what the game!
Salamis is a fighter plane simulator where you take control of a pizza that is also a fighter plane that shoots out salamis/pepperonis. And yes, before you even say it, that does sound insane, but here we are, aren’t we? The pizza flies around like a plane and you control its flight by using either the arrow keys or the W, A, S and D keys. Your plan will always go forward at a normal pace, but pressing the W or up arrow key will make it move forward faster. The S or down arrow key will make it go a bit slower. The A or left arrow key and the D or right arrow key will make your pizza turn left or right. The flight controls will take a little bit of getting used to, but once you have it down, it’s a breeze to control. You shoot out your salami by pressing the space bar. You will always only have 1 shot of salami, and every time you shoot, you’ll have to reload. Reloading is as simple as flying in a small circle (you can just hold either left or right until your pizza has a piece of salami on it). You’ll have a lot of different enemies, so you better get ready for the fight of your life while controlling a pizza plane!
There aren’t too many fighter plane simulators around, but finding one and you control a pizza? I’d call that a jackpot any day! This game is both challenging and very fun, so it’d be a waste to miss playing Salamis.
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 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.
Happiness is an emotion that can be brought on by a lot of catalysts. Some become happy when they see cute things like puppies or kittens. Some people find happiness in buying things or traveling. Some would even find happiness in eating. You would have to be a sick person to find happiness in torturing a person (not a real one, though), but hey, we’re not here to judge (we can totally relate).
Happy Room is a torture room simulator that puts you in a room with a test dummy that’ll be used to test out all of the equipment that you have, mostly fatal ones. You’ll be given a set of stuff that you’ll strategically place in the room to try and dish out as much damage as you can to the test dummy. Each item has a certain amount of hit points that goes down as the test dummy becomes damaged by it. You will need money to place and plant those weapons. Money can be gained by completing different missions that will be displayed on top of the screen. A lot of those missions will have you hitting the dummy multiple times with one trap/equipment, but it’s not as easy as you think as you need to set those traps smartly if you want to finish missions. Later on, you’ll be able to upgrade those traps and weapons to make an even more destructive weapon. The more destructive the weapon, the easier it is to use for your different missions, so make sure to upgrade it when you have the chance. And oh, before I forget, all you’ll ever need for this game is your mouse, as everything is controlled by it. This game will have a very good tutorial session at the start so no need to worry about playing blind.
If you’re up for a little fun with a bit of blood (okay, we lied, it actually has a lot of blood), then try out Happy Room, it’s definitely a room filled with happiness.