Old skool text based adventuring with a snazzy new flash interface make The Hitchhiker's Adventure Game
a pleasure to play for a Hitchhiker's
fan like myself. Start by switching on the light and move on from there. Don't forget your towel.
Do those cool Chinese characters on your new tattoo tell the world what a mean son of a gun you are, or that you secretly like to wear woman's underclothing? Hanzi Smatter
is dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters (Hanzi or Kanji) in Western culture and will soon tell you what foolish message you are actually carrying around on your bod.
Explore the warped flash world of the Gorillaz
to find all the music and games. Features the artwork of one of my all time favourite graphic artists, Jamie Hewlett
, the original artist that made tank girl
the visual feast that it was.
If you're a slacker
even getting washed, eating and leaving the house can form the basis of a point'n'click
adventure. I know it does for me [at gamegarage
I love Tom And Jerry
cartoons and What's The Catch?
really captures the spirit of the original series as you either take control of Tom to catch the falling plates, or make Jerry jump the obstacles as he runs away from Tom. Nice. Three levels of difficulty but nothing too taxing.
The music of Billy Harvey
wrapped up in some awsome flash animated navigation. I must admit I hadn't heard of him but I love this site
Way back at the begining of the year I was moaning
about how the BBC
had made their hyper-useful weather pages
that they were almost unbearable to visit. Well sometime back in September I re-bookmarked the site to remind myself that they'd undergone another redesign and were now beautiful once again and had gone back to the pure and simple task of telling us how rainy, windy and cold it would be in this country. Did they listen to my sound advice? The 9 month gap suggests not, but it's nice to see this 'must visit' web destination is easy on the eye once again. Now if only they could make it a little warmer...
Well, what do you know? I'm just doing my end of year links clear out
by working alphabetically through my Opera
bookmarks folder (that's how they arrange themsleves) and this
is the third point'n'click game
link in a row. You guys really do send a lot of stuff into me, dont you? Thanks!
Anyway, despite the childish graphics and lack of sound (my pet peeve in a game), you'll find that helping Astro Suzie save the earth from alien invasion, still involves some tricky puzzles. Requests for help in the comments as usual.
For all you point'n'click
nuts out there you can now take a crack at building your own game, thanks to Adventure Game Studio
. I haven't tried it yet, or tried playing any of the games people have come up with (shame on me), but it's a fantastic idea. If any of you use your imagination to come up with something yourself please send me a link so I can try it out [ta Daisy
The Which Way Adventure
is a fantastically easy to complete point'n'click
adventure as it has a huge variety of endings, some of which you can get to in just 2 or 3 clicks, although it's a little harder if you count the manticore
ending as a failure. Will you become a hobo traveling the rails, join the circus, or cause the obliteration of the USA by hoards of Russian nuclear warheads? The possibilities are endless (well fairly limited actually but that doesn't sound so good).
WARNING: Before I get hoards of e-mails and comments about how useless this game is, I warn you now that if you are serious about your point'n'click gaming you might want to give this one a miss as it's only a simplistic bit of fun. Consider yourself warned - hold off on that comment button.
Ok - I'm doing a little bit of end of year house-keeping to try and tidy up all the links and photos I've gathered over December and done nothing with. The idea is that come the new year when you guys are kind enough to mail stuff in I'll actually get round to posting it straight away. Well that's the idea anyway.
First up are a group of photos gathered over the course of my company's events during December which I only remembered I had lurking on my USB drive when Jules came round the other night.
They're from our quarterly monthly meeting (in which we discuss the progress of the various different parts of the company and then retire to a bar - this time we went to Mar I Terra a great Tapas bar around the corner from the office), from the IM Awards ceremony, which I've already posted about, and our office party at Jongleurs (comedy club and home of the worst food in London).
Right, enjoy the pics, and I'll move on to the links - apologies if I post something you sent in without a credit, but quite predictably I've lost pretty much all of the original e-mails.
A veritable feast of point'n'clickery
this week with the comments from one
spawning suggestions for another. If you haven't played it already enjoy completing Maama Room