Tags: game

Type Connection

A cute approach to pairing typefaces: treat it like a dating game.

BBC Radio 4 Extra - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition

One of the most fiendish user-unfriendly (but oh-so-witty) adventure games of all time is now online for you to enjoy with some added graphical flourishes.

Play Steamshovel Harry, a free online game on Kongregate

Such a classic game, well worth playing again.

The Console Living Room : Free Software : Download

Here’s a nice Christmas gift from Jason and the archinauts at the Internet Archive: tons of games for living room consoles of the early ’80s, all playable in your browser, thanks to emulation in JavaScript.

WarGames Magazine Identified By Michael Walden

Now this is what I call research:

Through the use of my knowledge of computer magazines, my sharp eyes, and other technical knowledge, I have overcome the limited amount of information available in the video content of WarGames and with complete certainty identified the exact name and issue number of the magazine read on screen by David L. Lightman in WarGames.

Tiny Games for Brighton

Look at the streets of Brighton for some games to play while you’re in town for dConstruct.

The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer

The story behind the classic arcade game Missile Command and the toll it took on its creator:

Theurer’s constant strides for perfection left him working his body to the point that Missile Command’s premise started to manifest itself in his subconscious, sneaking into his dreams and turning them to nightmares.

There was something about the sound of those explosions, the feeling of the trackball in your hand, and the realisation that no matter how well you played, you could only delay the inevitable.

THE END

A Silent Forest

Hypertext adventure.

Mercator Puzzle!

This is fun. Drag the red country outlines around and slot them into place on the map. Sounds easy, right? But the distorting effect of the Mercator projection makes it a lot tougher than it looks.

Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold. - Slurtha

The best review of The Hobbit.

Text Adventure: Zork Creators Honored With Pioneer Award | Game|Life | Wired.com

This might well be the best thing Wired has ever published. I wish every article were in this format.

TEDxToronto 2012 Talk - Ryan Henson Creighton

And this is why Code Club is such a great initiative.

Elite: Dangerous by Frontier Developments — Kickstarter

Nerdgasm! David Braben is bringing Elite back and bringing it up to date. And he’s funding the project on Kickstarter.

Best. Game. Ever!

Game Console Browsers

This is an excellent resource from Anna. She’s documenting the browser capabilities of games consoles.

Made In Brighton: Games Gone Global - 06.09.12

A mini conference on gaming taking place in Brighton the day before dConstruct. The events just keep on coming, don’t they?

Twitter conversation with ftrain

Lance Arthur uses a tweet from Paul Ford as a starting point for a text adventure.

Olympic Defence: the Unofficial London 2012 Security Game « Tom Scott

Yet another piece of brilliance from Tom:

Click to make the Olympic Mascots fire their roof-mounted missiles! Aim for terrorists, protestors, and any illegal advertising!

CLANG by Subutai Corporation — Kickstarter

Neal Stephenson would like your help in making a video game about sword-fighting that doesn’t suck.

What Would Molydeux? • Articles • Eurogamer.net

A blow-by-blow account of last weekend’s MolyJam in Brighton.

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The premise of the next game from the creator of Minecraft sounds insane and great: a far-future Elite where everything you do is powered by a 16-bit computer.

The computer in the game is a fully functioning emulated 16 bit CPU that can be used to control your entire ship, or just to play games on while waiting for a large mining operation to finish.

Slow down Katniss by 25% and what do you get? Will… - Final Boss Form

Andy Baio pointed to this from Twitter a few hours ago and ever since, I’ve been playing it and giggling over and over.

BrowserQuest

A fun little multiplayer game, all possible in the browser thanks to web sockets.

George R. R. Martin’s Fantasy Books and Fans : The New Yorker

A fascinating look at the work of George R.R. Martin and his relationship with his fans, who sometimes sound more like his enemies. There are strong overtones of Paul Ford’s “Why wasn’t I consulted?” syndrome here.

The Jason Scott Adventure | Glorious Trainwrecks

Download and play the Jason Scott Adventure — only you can help Jason save the internet!

The Convergence

A fun platform game with a twist.

pushing up daisies, So The Sims 3 might have the greatest patch notes ever

Sims who are on fire will no longer be forced to attend graduation before they can put themselves out.

Mario Portals Test 3 - YouTube

What if Mario had a portal gun?

The Transformers at dConstruct 2011 – Hubbub

Kars has written up his (excellent) dConstruct talk. Set aside some time and read through this. It’s worth it.

OLO

This is a thoroughly enjoyable, frustratingly addictive two-player game for the iPad.

Oh, and it just happens to be made with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Ian Bogost - Gamification is Bullshit

This is not as linkbaity as the title might suggest.

I’ve suggested the term “exploitationware” as a more accurate name for gamification’s true purpose…

Will Wright working on game based off Bruce Sterling short story, Maneki Neko | Joystiq

One of the greatest games designers in the world is making a game based on one of my favourite science fiction stories. I hope this turns out as well as I’m fantasising it could.

Tom Armitage on Vimeo

Tom talks about “Things Rules Do.”

Famous Objects from Classic Movies

Match the MacGuffin to the movie. Like Hangman for films.

Tom Armitage on Vimeo

Things Rules Do is twenty minutes that looks at games of all forms, and the rules and systems that make their skeleton. It’s about the weird things that rules can do, beyond “tell you how to play”, such as inspire mastery, encourage deviance, and tell stories.

Amazon.co.uk: Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store

Amazon will now pay you for your old video games. Good move.

8 BIT WOOD | serving all your wooden pixel needs

We need to make sure that Shaun Inman never discovers this site.

The Space Game

By playing this canvas game, you can help the European Space Agency plan missions to the planets of our solar system.

Hello, want to kill some time?

This might just be the best bookmarklet ever created. Use it to turn any page into an asteroid-like game of destruction.

Bouncing Beholder [JS1k entry]

An entire platform game in 1024 bytes. Impressive. Most impressive.

Biolab Disaster

A great little platform game that is entirely Flash-free. Canvas all the way.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Lego Chess - a set on Flickr

An Empire Strikes Back chess set made of Lego. I love it!

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

This description of a tour of the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games is like a travelogue from an alternative dimension.

A New Theory of Awesomeness and Miracles, by James Bridle, concerning Charles Babbage, Heath Robinson, MENACE and MAGE

This is how I knew James Bridle would be amazing at dConstruct. His talk from Playful '09 is, well... aweome!

Yakuza 3 reviewed by Yakuza - Boing Boing

The game Yakuza 3 as reviewed by 3 Yakuza.

My Canvas Learning Page

Conway's Game of Life, implemented in canvas.

HTML 5 Asteroids | Doug McInnes

Asteroids in canvas. Works a treat. Now I want Battlezone.

Long Snake City | booktwo.org

Snakes'n'ladders played on the streets of London. Fun!

LittleBigPlanet 2

A platform game? A platform for games!

You what? Youtube comments quiz | Monkeon | Web Design Leeds

This little quiz is surprisingly addictive: match the inane comment to the YouTube video.

Akihabara

A framework for creating old-school arcade games in the browser, using HTML5.

First-Person Tetris

It sounds like a gimmick but there's something very cool about this. In Soviet Russia, keyboard rotates you!

Browser Pong

Still addictive after all these years.

appvent calendar 2009 | every day a free iPhone game

A free iPhone/iPod Touch game for every day of advent.

Another World JS - Megidish.net

Quite astonishing use of canvas: the game Another World ported to JavaScript.

Continuity

A puzzle game with an extra dimension. Utterly compelling.

Audio Atrocities (TM)

"This site is intended to be a constantly growing and changing museum for the study and enjoyment of truly terrible video game voice acting in video games from the very first CD system, the Turbografx until the present day."

lose/lose

"Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted."

Machinarium

Beautiful artwork in a fun puzzle game.

Left 4 Dead Teletubbies Mod Gameplay

Zombies are disturbing. Teletubbies are disturbing. Zombie teletubbies are doubleplus disturbing.

LAZEROIDS!

Asteroids implemented using HTML5's canvas.

BallDroppings

Brendan Dawes pointed me to this wonderfully playful creation. It's Flash-free, believe it or not.

This Is The Only Level | Armor Games

Fiendishly clever and joyful platform game ...and it only has only level.

Leaving

A cute and poignant resignation letter ...in video game form.

Play MoneySeize, a free online game on Kongregate

Utterly addictive platform game.

MoonLander3D Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary with Seb's 3D lunar lander game.

Ga-Fi at Binary Bonsai

The importance of storytelling in games.

FAST GAMES - Little Wheel

A cute little game all about robots.

Crush the Castle | Armor Games

The game is simple, the physics are fun, the result is utterly addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Space Invaders

The classic arcade game, recreated using the JavaScript/SVG library Raphaël.

Pulse Laser: Here & There influences

Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.

globeandmail.com: Art of playing nice

Here's a great compromise solution for parents. Yes, your kids can play that violent video game but with one condition: they must abide by the Geneva Conventions.

Jumpman

A platform game with a twist. Play it and see. Surprisingly intuitive and utterly addictive.

Wiki Paths

A greasemonkey-driven hypertext game: get from a starting Wikipedia page to your target solely by following links in the articles.

FORMation Alliance | KERN

Tetris for type geeks on the iPhone.

Canvas Test

Conway's Game of Life executed using the canvas element.

Drop7

An iPhone game that mashes up Sudoku with Tetris. "Drop numbered discs into the grid. Whenever the number on a disc matches the amount of discs in its row or column it disappears. Keep the board open to keep scoring, and survive as long as you can. Clear the board or set off huge chains for big bonus points."

Don't Give Your Account Passwords Away, a Mission on PMOG

A PMOG mission where players learn about the password anti-pattern.

Champion of Guitars.z5 - Parchment

The text adventure version of Guitar Hero.

Play Auditorium

A beautiful and enthralling physics-based puzzle game.

Graphic Design and typography - Swiss Legacy » Type Trumps

Top Trumps with typefaces.

PHYSICS INVADER (nekogames)

A brilliant take on Space Invaders where gravity does its thing.

SUPER OBAMA WORLD

A completely addictive platform game tie-in with current affairs.

JSSpeccy

Holy crap! A ZX Spectrum emulator built entirely in JavaScript. I cannot adequately describe the Proustian sensation I get from playing Manic Miner in a browser.

Ethan Hein | Player1Ready

Judging from the research information collected on Delicious, Flickr and Last.fm, this book proposal—tying together informatics, music and games—could blossom into a great read.

Tetris with jQuery

A decent version of Tetris written using jQuery.

JavaScript Rock Star

Guitar done with YouTube and JavaScript. John Resig is nuts, nuts I tell ya!

Avant Game: Memories of a Dead Seer: Werewolf at Foocamp08!

This is required reading for anyone planning to join in the Werewolf games at the next BarCamp.

Spacius! A Space Adventure

Get nostalgic with this old-school shoot 'em up. Oh, and it's written in JavaScript.

Nihilogic: JavaScript Super Mario Kart

A JavaScript version of Super Mario Kart? Crazy!

Cubescape - Your own digital landscape

Cam's latest experiment is insane but brilliant ...sort of like Cam himself.

Make me pulse - Making a better life for web developer since 2006 » Blog Archive » Alternativa 3D : a new awesome 3D engine for flash

Ridiculously impressive demo of a 3D engine in Flash.

The Acorn Electron Haven - Usborne Publishing Section

Prompted by my post on adventure games, Relly sent me this link to a wonderfully archaic series of books from 1983.

GameCamp | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Aleks and Bobbie are putting on GameCamp in London on May 2nd. Should be fun.

Get Out And Play

The loading screen is the first game. Then there's a stop-motion video with the second game in the middle. Both games are clever variations on Breakout. Fun!

The Rather Difficult Font Game

I scored 27 and frankly, most of that was pure luck.

Play You Have To Burn The Rope, a free online game on Kongregate

Burn the rope, kill the baddies and save the entire planet. Well, not really. But it's worth winning this game (by burning the rope) to hear the song.

The Escapist : The Myth of the Media Myth

A piercing article by Brenda Brathwaite examining people's attitudes towards gaming. Substitute "videogames" for "social networking sites" for equal slices of moral panic.

Welcome to Game Neverending

Game Neverending is back. For real. Get nostalgic with this blast from the past.

We Tell Stories

Aleks pointed me to this sort-of ARG involving authors in London. Could be good fun.

DOTHETEST

A brilliant piece of mindhacking for a good cause. Take the test for yourself and see if you can figure out where it's all leading.