Flash games all around but some stand out much more than others. Yesterday I discovered Kavalmaja by Tonypa, a pretty amazing game. He describes it as a “kind of adventure-puzzle game”. That’s pretty much what it is.
In the game you wander around a maze trying to figure out what everything does. It uses only the arrow keys and you don’t fight anything. The game uses abstract pixel art and offers no upfront explanation so you have to play around and interact with objects to progress in the game. The artwork is pretty clever and makes symbolic use colors. For example, a gray block is a door that can be opened by a switch or a key and a red object will hurt you. You’re wandering through the maze as you attempt to figure out what these objects do and when you think you’ve figured it all out, it throws in a new surprise for you.
What I found was that my view of what the game actually was changed constantly as I played, as I learned the new rules. That made me curious to find out what it was all about and if I could solve the puzzle!
It’s an simple and clean game. It auto-saves at every screen so you can pick it up and play it any anytime. I think I’m close to finishing it! The perfect game for a mid-core gamer.
But that isn’t the only game to catch my eye recently…
Moko Moko is a Breakout clone by Humble Games. There’s nothing surprising about the gameplay, it’s breakout afterall. And the control needs work. I like the idea of the two player mode. What makes this game stand out is the polish of the presentation. The game is beautiful. And the site is as well. Talk about inspiration. Check out Moko Moko!
You Have to Burn the Rope. An awesome game for a short attention span. I laughed out loud.
Good games. Good times.