Thursday, March 9, 2017

Browser Games #3

Hello, Friends! Today we are going to take a look at some more games that you can give a quick play through right in your browser. That's right! No downloads for these games, just click the link and play. Have fun!

1. A Subtle Kind of Murder

Source: Screen Capture from Game

A Subtle Kind of Murder is a short game created by almostdailymike about trying to conceal a murder. You play as a character who gets into an altercation with a friend in a pub bathroom. Your “friend” is trying to blackmail you for money, in order to keep your secret. In impulsive anger, you kill him. He can no longer tell your secret, but now you are left with another problem… what to do with the body and the evidence…?

It took me a few tries to get to an ending where I didn’t end up arrested and taken to jail. You have to deal with the blood on the floor, the knife, the wallet, and of course, the body. You must deal with all of these things with a short time limit, and without alerting Sarah, the bartender, to your deeds. The lack of music adds to the tense atmosphere of the game, and the sound effects are alright—reminiscent of older game systems. The game only takes about 10 minutes to complete, and you can play it on *here*.

2. Cattitude

Source: Screen Capture from Game

Cattitude is an interesting game created by sloppymess. You play as a cat, and, in typical cat fashion, you want human attention... but not too much. Your goal in Cattitude is to get the humans to follow you, but don’t let them actually touch you. Once you have the humans following you, then you head for the door and leave them behind. Alone, and cat-less.

This game isn’t bad by any means. I think the pixel graphic are cute, and they give it a really nostalgic Gameboy game feel. The music is decent, and the controls are straightforward. The rooms seem to be randomly generated, which is kind of neat, but I didn’t get enough out of the game to warrant replay. However, you can always try the game yourself by going to the page *here*.

3. Everwitch

Source: Screen Capture from Game

Everwitch is a dungeon crawler game created by Sparrowspell. You play as a witch, traversing a dungeon with your crystal ball and, later on, your wand. You use these two items to get the better of the monsters and solve puzzles. This game is unfinished (it lacks sound effects and music) and the creator ran out of time to implement a save system, so your character also cannot die in this short game.

I really enjoyed what this game did have to offer.  It had a very distinct Legend of Zelda: 
A Link to the Past vibe to it--particularly the puzzle style--which makes this game even more
charming.  The graphics are cute, and the game play is smooth and enjoyable. The creator states that 
they are working on a full-fledged game so I look forward to seeing it release. I highly recommend 
giving this game a try for yourself. You can play this game in browser right on its page *here*.

4. Campfire

Source: Screen Capture from Game

Campfire is a cute little match-4 game created by XenosNS. You are a camp counselor, maybe, that’s what I am going with, telling a scary story to a group of campers. Match 4 icons to raise the scary meter. But avoid the sleeping camper icons, lest you bore the campers to sleep. The goal is to match enough icons to fill the scare meter, and scare the pants off those rotten kids!

The artwork is cute, and I do love matching games. It’s simple enough to play, and the music is relaxing. So it’s a nice way to relax between database work. If you like the casual, relaxing feel of a matching game, then you can give this game a try on its page *here*.

As always, be sure to leave the creators your words of encouragement, or helpful criticism, so that they may continue to improve their skills and content. 

Happy Gaming, Friends!


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