Neat little, flash animated, mouse chasing, spider. Neat that is unless you don't like spiders in which case I wouldn't recommend it and you'll be reaching for the flash animated glass and bit of paper, preferably with a flash animated partner to escort it off the premises for you. Or if you have no Buddist leanings, a flash animated slipper *squish* [neat work by onemotion].

Entry 999, Tuesday, November 9th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Moment Of Silence
As you may have noticed the point'n'click game has become something of an obsession at lazylaces. I've been looking around for a while now for a commercial game in the genre that looked worth playing and in moment of silence I think I've found it. In the demo (use the downloads link on the site) you have to escape a prison and it's a nice little challenge in itself (which I've completed now). I have the full game on order from play.com (who had by far the best price I could find). If any of you gamers have tried this one out let me know as I'm sure I'll get stuck at some point, in the meantime I might be a bit quiet for a while as I puzzle my way through it.

Entry 998, Monday, November 8th 2004, Filed In Games

Shootin' Starz
A bit late for guy fawkes night (although apparently not if you look out of my window), but Shootin' Starz is a neat little arcade game based on letting off fireworks (much safer than the real thing for those of you with pets).

Entry 997, Sunday, November 7th 2004, Filed In Games

Snow Patrol
After a week off the Friday musical interlude returns with one of my favourite bands of the moment, snow patrol. These guys are on heavy rotation on the lazylaces music systems. I'm not totally sure how well known they are outside outside the UK, but the music sampler at the top of their site for the new album is a great way to acquaint yourself witheir addictive sounds.

Entry 996, Friday, November 5th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Speed Chamber
A knight's platforming tale.

Entry 995, Thursday, November 4th 2004, Filed In Games

Treasure Box
Treasure Box is a surreal little flash game thingumy. It's not quite a point'n'click adventure game in the normal sense, but playing around with all the clicking options certainly helps you through the thing - but in this case some of the things that happen when you 'fail' are as good as finding the successful path to the end.

Entry 994, Wednesday, November 3rd 2004, Filed In Games

Ok, this quiz will make no sense at all if you're from outside the UK, it's debatable if it makes any sense at all, but I enjoyed myself. Turns out I'm a confirmed Southern Fairy:

"Alwight, guvnor? For you are a Southern Fairy. Thank God you didn't turn out to be one of those northern gits, eh? Too many of them around for anyone's liking. And, don't even get us started on the Scots. Celebrate down your local bar with a cool pint of lager. That costs 3.00."

I'm so proud. Where do they find lager that cheap though?

Entry 993, Tuesday, November 2nd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Jay's Games
I'm still busy, busy, busy outside of work at the moment so posting time is still at a premium (well maybe I'm just busy, but I don't get too much free time anyway). Anyway if you're not finding enough gaming action here for your itchy mouse/trigger/keyboard gaming fingers you could do a lot worse than popping over to see Jay who has some superb games links (and one of the most cushy uni courses I've ever come across).

PS. To the lowlifes comment spamming this site at the moment - make the most of it - expect to be deleted and banned when I get my free-time back.

Entry 992, Monday, November 1st 2004, Filed In Games

Things have been a bit quiet on the posting front this week, and will continue to be so until after the weekend, as I've picked some paying work outside my regular work. This means that my free time is at a premium at the moment and I'm using it for such luxuries as sleeping - I'm so decadent (I'll link to the project I'm working on when/if it goes live).

In the meantime try occupying your time by playing every orisinal game going which should take you a while. I love the cuteness of the orisinal games and thought I'd actually posted them ages ago but thanks to Swedish Sofia for bringing my posting omission to my attention - the best I'd managed was mentioning them in passing a couple of years ago. They have a style all of their own and are worth a visit even if you aren't a big gamer.

Also if you're looking to do some very time consuming point and click gaming try walking in circles which got quickly shunted down my home page due to a Friday posting fit but is well worth a puzzled play if you missed it the other day.

Entry 991, Wednesday, October 27th 2004, Filed In Games

Kings Of Convenience
Final musical post for this Friday; chill out a little with the Kings Of Convenience flash jukebox. Oh dear...another album for me to buy.

Entry 990, Friday, October 22nd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Just for all you game freaks out there who couldn't give a monkey's about my musical Friday posts there's an update to one of my favourite on-line games, Javanoid, with 26 new levels. At one point this game consumed more development hours than actual development at my work. In case you can't work it out the game is a happy combination of java and the classic game that is arkanoid.

Entry 989, Friday, October 22nd 2004, Filed In Games

Back to the 80's with some Commodore 64 retro sounds.

Entry 988, Friday, October 22nd 2004, Filed In Stuff

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