The best games that’ll touch you doesn’t have to be triple A or big budget titles. Sometimes, even the smaller games can be clever and fun and touching all at the same time. Synchronicity is a very short but very sweet experience of two different worlds and how you’ll need both the darkness and the light to get through everything.
Synchronicity is a platform game that lets you play as a young girl split into two, one in the darkness, and one in the light. You control both girls at the same time with the same controls, and platforms will be different for each, so you’ll have to plan and time each move to make sure that both of them survives. The goal of the game is to reach the girl in the light to the door at the end of each stage. There will be pits and obstacles along the way to hinder you. If one of the girls falls into a pit, then both of them die, not to worry, though, when you make a blunder, you just restart the level you’re already at. There will be times when it looks like there are no platforms to use, this just means there’s a little white block within the level that you can pick up to reveal a hidden platform.
The game controls entirely using your keyboard. You make both characters move by using the arrow keys, with the up key making them both jump at the same time. You’ll need to time your jumps and make sure that none of them drop to any pits or obstacles.
Synchronicity is such a pleasant experience, albeit short. The game’s concept isn’t an original, but none of the other games have done it better than this game. The anime aesthetics, music, well drawing visuals, and just the way your characters look all make for a great experience. The ending is pretty nice, too, so watch out for that. If you’re out to play a cute game with great gameplay, the Synchronicity is what we’d suggest.
This is the 2nd game in the Don’t Escape series, and you’ve barely made it out alive of the first game. The world has been infested by zombies and the head count of people alive is slowly going down. Your friend Bill has been bitten and it’s only a matter of time before he kicks the bucket. But he’s still you’re friend and you take him to a nearby hiding spot to try and survive.
Don’t Escape 2 is a point and click survival game by the same maker as the Deep Sleep games that lets you play as a survivor of the zombie apocalypse. You’re currently in a good and safe position but need supplies fast if you want to survive the night along with your friend Bill. You’ll be using your mouse to pick up objects around the world to help you create a safe place for you to rest. You can hover over any item that seems to be useful and you can click it to either pick it up or interact with it. All items that have been picked up can be used by bringing your mouse cursor to the top-left of the screen and clicking on the item you’d like to use. The cursor will change to that item and you can click on the screen to use it. Along the way you’ll find some survivors that can help you speed some tasks up, so watch out for that. Also, some items can be used only once so you’ll also have to choose on where to use them and when (huge example is a canister of gas that you can either use for a car that will lower your travel time or use it on a generator on your hideout so you have electricity). You have a set amount of time before night falls so you’d also have to put that into consideration. Time moves as you travel around so keep that in mind. The game has a few different endings that’ll come up depending on some of your choices, which includes keeping Bill alive or ending his misery early.
Don’t Escape 2 is a well thought out game and has been executed very well. Everything falls into place perfectly and each choice is a heavy one to make, luckily, you can keep playing until you get all the endings, if you’d like (we certainly did). Believe us when we say that this game won’t disappoint, so go and play it, and play the first game while you’re at it!
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.
The PC is one of the best platforms to play games and is also the easiest to develop for. Bootham is a great example of this as it’s such a great game being made by 1 person. Horror games are scarce for the PC, and Bootham is here to fix that!
Bootham is a first person / survival / horror game that just throws you into a nightmarish world. You just wake up not knowing how you got to this asylum and, of course, your first thought is to get out. How do you do it, though? You try to use all the items scattered around each room to help you unlock doors and protect yourself. You’ll have to arm yourself and find anything that can help you keep your life up as you try to survive through the crazy people in this asylum that will try to kill you. The game controls really well for a beta game. You use the typical first person control setup where you use W to walk forward and S to walk backward. The A and D keys will make you strafe left and right. Your mouse will be used to look around. The left mouse button is used to shoot. You can interact with the stuff you see with the E key (stuff you can interact with will have a circle with an eye on it). The F key is used to turn off your flashlight and you can press it again to turn it back on. The game adds a bit of difficulty by giving you a limited battery for your flashlight, so make sure to use your flashlight sparingly or you’ll be walking through the dark, which is not something you want to do in an asylum filled with people with mental problems!
Although this game is still on beta, it’s already looking like such a great game, and with the developer still adding a lot of stuff, Bootham is a great game to add to your library and is worth checking out.
There have been a lot of games for mobile that has been ported to the online browser world, as well as vice versa, and many of them have been great. Speaking of games like that, here’s Swingby, a game definitely and obviously made for the mobile platform, but has been ported to play on a browser, and it’s super cool.
Swingby lets you play as a comet that wants to move from planet to planet. That sounds like kind of a ridiculous premise, I know, but hey, it’s a game, so anything goes. You start off the game with a tutorial that’ll teach you everything you need, once you’re done with the tutorial, the game lets go of your hand and you’re all by yourself, which we found really nice as this game is hard but very rewarding.
Your little comet will start off orbiting a planet and you’ll see another planet with another orbit around it. Your goal is to move from your planet to that other planet’s orbit without going straight for the planet itself. As you orbit your planet slowly, you can click anywhere on the screen or press the J key to slingshot yourself off of your planet out to the next using your momentum from orbiting around your planet. Sounds easier than it’s done because, as mentioned, you cannot aim straight for the planet. You’ll have to aim somewhere around it to be able to stay alive. If you miss the next planet’s orbit, you’ll die and will have to start over.
Along the way, you’ll be able to pick up coins. These coins can be used to buy powerups that will let you survive even longer. There are 3 available powerups. One will make your comet go slower so you can manage and plan your moves better. The second one makes the planet smaller so you have a larger target (since the planet becomes smaller, the orbit becomes larger). Finally, there’s a powerup that lets you bounce off the walls so if you miss the planet and hit a wall, you’ll bounce at an angle giving you a chance to hit another orbit.
Swingby is a great mobile game that you can play for hours just trying to beat your high score. If you’re looking for a good casual game while you pass time, then go for Swingby.
A little creature is stuck in an uncharted island, and it’s your job to help that creature get out, but it looks like there’s something keeping you here, something sinister, something From the Deep (see what I did there?) Play the game and find out if you would ever be able to know what is keeping you on this island, and if you’ll ever be able to leave.
From the Deep is a puzzle platform game that lets you control a little creature that is stuck on an island. The goal of the game is to go deep into the island to find out what is beneath this strange island that keeps changing and moving while the creature moves. The game is controlled exclusively by the arrow keys on your keyboard. The controls may be a bit weird and may need a bit of getting used to, but you’ll get it, and it was probably designed this way to add a bit of a challenge to the game. The game controls using just the left and right arrow keys, which lets you move left and right, respectively, if you hold down the key. Tapping either keys will make your character jump to the direction that you have pressed. The game is changed with just this simple mechanic, as there will be times when you will need to jump then walk, or walk then jump, and you have to switch the method of pressing your key suddenly. It sounds easy in concept, but try it for 2 minutes and you’ll find out just how challenging this game can be.
From the Deep is a very short game, but is none the less a good one. The challenge alone is a great reason to finish the game entirely. If you’re looking for a game that gives you both a hard and good time, then From the Deep is a good game to play.
Ever wanted to work in a farm and drive all the cool vehicles you see running through the fields? Well, then, you are in luck! Enter Farming Simulator, a game that makes all your farming dreams come true (well, most of them, at least)!
Farming Simulator is just as the name suggest, a simulator for farming! You get to control all of the trucks and vehicles needed for farming, that’s mainly your tractor and some of the stuff you connect to it, as well as your combiner that you use to harvest your crops. You will always be on a vehicle, by the way, and your character will never be traveling by foot. You’ll be going through a huge map with you owning a big farm where you’ll plow, plant, and harvest until you get enough money to live a good life. You will also be able to buy animals that will create produce for you to get even more money. You play the game using your keyboard. The W, A, S, and D keys will make you move forward, back, left, and right, respectively. The tutorial of the game pretty much covers everything that you’ll need to do, but here’s a brief look. You’ll be first plowing your field using your tractor and one of the attachments you can use. You will then be sowing seeds into the plowed field, and then wait for it to grow. Once you finish growing them, you can then harvest the crops by using your combiner (you can switch vehicles by pressing the E key). Then you sell the crops using your tractor and your trailer. You can sell the crops in the Western side of the city where a factory will be waiting for you. That is mostly what you’ll be doing.
Although the game might not sound too fun in concept, it’s actually a nice little game that lets you experience farming and have a little bit of fun with it. Farming Simulator is a great game to pass time with, and you can easily lose yourself in the great field that you’ll be tending.
Simple games are usually the most fun to a lot of people. Aside from these games being easy to learn, you can just pick it up, play it, and stop at any time you want. Simple, Casual games have been on the rise because of this, and Doodle Jump has been one of the games in the forefront of this when the Mobile Platforms came out. Now we have a browser version, and it’s the same great experience you’ve had on the other devices!
Doodle Jump is a casual platformer that lets you play as a little alien that just wants to reach the top, like, literally. The little doodle alien will always be jumping upward at a fixed height and it’s your job to steer it into higher platforms (that it can reach, of course) so that he can get even higher. There will be different stuff along the way that can help you out, or bring you down. One of the first stuff you’ll encounter is a spring. It’s not really dangerous. It’ll make you jump a lot higher and skip a lot of the lower platforms, but this runs the risk of you falling off because the height of your jump will be uncontrolled and can lead you to a place where platforms cannot be reached. There will also be platforms that will break when you step on them, which will be marked with a crack in the middle, as well as it being differently colored. Avoid these platforms at all costs especially if these platforms do not have stable platforms below them. The goal is to just get as high as you can. Falling off the screen will result in a death, and you will have to start over. The alien can simply be controlled by just the left and right arrow keys.
Doodle Jump was one of the first few games that came out with the Java Mobile platform of games. It was pretty fun back then, and playing it now, it’s still pretty addicting and fun. If you’re looking for a good platform game with a bit of a challenge, then you’ve come to the right game. Doodle Jump is a great and simple game to play.
Happy New Year! Here’s a Holidays themed game to celebrate.
Get ready because he knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice this year, and he’s coming to get those gifts delivered in a whole new way!
Santa Run 4 is a platformer that puts you in the shoes of the big, cheerful, and famous man of Christmas, Santa Claus himself! He’ll be running around collecting stars and getting to the goal, which is a bus stop where he’ll be picked up by his very own sleigh and reindeers. You get there by using your keyboard to move around. The W key is to jump, A and D is to move left and right (respectively). That’s basically it. The game also incorporates a few puzzle elements in almost all of the stages, so keep that in mind and keep on your toes. One of the mechanics you’ll use for solving puzzles is the use of your stomp, which you can do by jumping full height into a brick. If you do this, the brick will be destroyed, and you’ll have either another path or a pit to fall on (in which case, you’ll die and will have to start over). Each stage will have 3 stars that you can collect before you finish, which will give you a perfect score if you collect all 3, this adds in a good challenge for each stage, but is also only optional. There will be additional mechanics in later stages, even some enemies that will get in your way.
Santa Run 4 is a great platformer and is a very good game to play, especially on Christmas! Feel the spirit of giving and love in the great holiday season with Santa Run 4!
Merry Christmas! If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of extra time during these Holidays… Idle clickers are the perfect games for those that have a lot of time on their hands. All of them are simple, easy to learn, and very easy to control. I mean, you just click, learn a few stuff for upgrades, usually, and bam, you do that over and over until you reach a certain goal. Dungeon Click is one such game that reels you in by its easy gameplay and funny graphics.
Dungeon Clicker is, obviously, an idle clicker that lets you play as a warrior out to defeat every monster that threatens the kingdom. You play the game entirely by using your mouse. Evert level starts with you and a monster in front of you. You can click anywhere on the screen (as long as there is no menu or button in the way) to attack the monster in front of you. The damage of your attack will depend on your investment in your own attack damage. You can put in money to increase your damage on each click. Each enemy you kill will give you money, which you can then use to upgrade your damage to kill more monsters to get more money to kill more monsters and so on. You can also invest in getting allies to help you out (which is a very good investment in the long run). These allies will attack monsters without you having to click, and you can also invest money in their attacks per second, so that’s good, too. The game also has a roulette feature where you can get (or lose) a lot of gold!
If you have ever played a fantasy idle clicker, then you will probably be familiar with Dungeon Clicker, and will know that it’s one great game. It’s one of the only idle clickers I’ve known that actually has levels and progress, so that alone makes it different already!