C4 Hamster
I could spend (er...have spent) hours playing C4 Hamster. A fantastic game for a Friday. The premise is, er, simple. You play Death Jr. (a younger kind of Death), and your task is to hurl hamsters with C4 plastic explosive strapped to their backs at the large red monster, and see how far the resulting explosion flings the monster's flaming head around the landscape. Bonus points for distance and hitting other monsters along the way. I know the idea isn't new, but it's very well done, is really quite funny, and looks great. I might even have to get the PSP game it's advertising if it has half the sense of fun this does.

Entry 1422, Friday, September 30th 2005, Filed In Games

Find the six objects, to help you solve the six energy related problems, in under nine minutes, in "Unplugged". An educational point'n'click game designed to teach Canadian kids how to save energy. I kid you not. To win you have to switch off your PC, and turn off the lights in your house. I kid you. Anyway game play-wise this is meant for kids so be very ashamed of yourself if you get stuck [subbed by tim, jackie & karlee].

Entry 1421, Friday, September 30th 2005, Filed In Games

Napolean Gates
Bill Gates meets Napolean Dynamite. WTF? [via geisha]

Entry 1420, Friday, September 30th 2005, Filed In Stuff

Polly Wants...
Well you have to point, and you have to click, but "Polly Wants..." is hardly an adventure, but that's not a bad thing once in a while. Is it? You play Polly, a parrot with a passion for pinching things from his perverted possessor. Steal as many items as you can from your owner while he's distracted by Baywatch. Bizarre.

Entry 1419, Thursday, September 29th 2005, Filed In Games

The graphics for Siegburgspiel are fantastic - this is one good looking point'n'click game. Unfortunately there's a lot of writing, and that writing is in German. Thus while it might look great, I don't know what you are meant to do! Could be the greatest game ever but I just can't work it out. If anyone out there can speak German and translate what is going on that would be great. For now I'm just wondering around and taking in the view.

Entry 1418, Thursday, September 29th 2005, Filed In Games

OK, OK, Okay... I know I'm being a bit slack in posting anything this week, but I have a life you know (you wouldn't believe it would you?) and I've barely been home for more than five minutes at a time which makes things tricky. Even as I type I'm not at my PC so I only have access to my webmail, which means I don't have access to all your great game link suggestions, I only have my last 100 mails or so, which are pretty much all requests for copies of submachine (nice work murtaugh!).

However I do have a link to Candy, an excellent, if a little pre-emptive, flash movie for Halloween, from the same people that brought you Forgotten. Cute but a little skary [subbed by Flooor].

PS. If you're looking for games in the meantime try raiding the lazylaces archives (links at the bottom of the page).

Entry 1417, Wednesday, September 28th 2005, Filed In Stuff

Some people just play the point'n'click games I post here, some people are nice enough to leave a comment or two to help others, and then again some people, like murtaugh , go that extra mile and write a game of their own, and post that. Most commendable. Submachine has some eerie music, cracking sound effects, and I haven't been able to work out any of the puzzles yet - which means it gets a big thumbs-up from me. Leave your impressions in the comments, I'm sure murtaugh will appreciate any feedback you have.

Entry 1416, Monday, September 26th 2005, Filed In Games

Maybe I've played too many point'n'click games, (what am I saying? Surely there's no such thing as too much point'n'click?), but I could have sworn I'd posted Thief before. I can't find it in the archives though, so I guess something in the game is just ringing a bell in my head. Anyways... You're a Thief (hence the name) in a scientist's house, and you have to find the code to gather the atom bomb secret from the safe before the 15 minute time limit runs out.... Just a regular Monday night then [subbed by deenoa, debra & lennart].

Entry 1415, Monday, September 26th 2005, Filed In Games

Lazy FM
Brilliant. I love it when I find something thru working on lazylaces that I end using all the time. Filezilla, Dropbox and Fraps all spring to mind. Latest on the list is Last FM - a nice little plugin to most media players that compiles an on-line chart of what music you're listening to. No more guess work for me when I do "I have mostly been listening to..." on lazylaces musical Fridays. And what's more you can check out what I'm listening to too. The down side is that you can see that I have one Britney Spears track (which I obviously downloaded accidently, and which then plays unintentionally when I have 'random play' set. Honest.). Anyway thanks to Yann for putting me on to this.

Entry 1414, Monday, September 26th 2005, Filed In Stuff

The triskabiblios monster is taking over my life! Careful kids, you might dabble with point and click and think it's harmless fun, but before you know it your "harmless" games will lead you to the land of arg - a land where you sometimes don't sleep for 24 hours (twice so far for me!), and where find yourself calling, being called by, having answer machine messages from, text messages, and IMs from people you don't know (none 'in game' before you game followers get too excited). It's a weird world, but I'm loving it.

Now it turns out so far triskabiblios has been entirely 'pre-game' - it hasn't even started! It looks like with this one, if you are 'in', you're in for the long haul. I for one have passed passport control, and I'm on the plane waiting to depart. Anyways I'm going to keep posting updates on the 'game' here at lazylaces, but I'm going to try and limit it to an update a week - mainly because I have other nonsense I like to talk about, and other people like to read, here. To make life simple to find triskabiblios related posts I've added a link in the right-hand column of the site so you can retrieve them easily. As a general rule if you want to make a comment on the 'game' add it to the latest post. Right, that's the general stuff out of the way, what's been happening in the 'game' this week?

Some basics first:

  • The homepage has changed. Is this the final version? Probably not. But I think we're much closer to the game version. From hints we have received so far I think it's fair to say the moon, and especially moon cycles, will play large role in the 'game'.
  • We know the game's rules, but there a lot of room for interpretation and you can sign-up to play. But why do they want your address? I'm not sure I want Islington knowing where I live. Although I think he knows where I live already.
  • The lovely Moutain Girl now has her own scribe page (thanks for the phone message MG!).
  • I'm now officially a scribe! My scribe page now features a photo-shopped and flashed picture of me (see above), and I look like a badass (not my description). It's a kind of a web fame!
Now, perhaps most importantly, I've had an e-mail from Islington which he has asked me to pass on to you(!). Here it is in full:

Subject: The Search Begins
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 23:10:51 +0100
From: Islington <t.islingtonSCOOBYgmail.com>
Reply-To: islingtonSCOOBYtriskabiblios.com
To: graemeSCOOBYlazylaces.com

Dear Graeme,
A thousand thanks for your help thus far, and for that which is yet to come.

Events are unfolding around you, the Town of London in the months to follow will reveal a secret.

My notebook, book zero of 13, will prove a guide to those worthy growing numbers Searching and Scribing for the Triskabiblios Library.

Although this book is not one of the 13, it does give a glimpse into the Mind of Islington, a look behind the curtain of my mind into the growing mystery beyond.

Disseminate this information to your eager audience.

I cannot give direct instructions, for to strive is to succeed. The exact location of my notebook will be revealed, and every active scribe will need to play a part in it's uncovery.

May your journey be blessed with uninterupted conversation.


Triskabiblios | the13books

Well I'm creeped out. I work in London, so I can feel this 'game' getting a whole lot more 'interactive' for me soon. If we can figure the what, when and where of what's in London, I'm up for being our man on the spot. Now let's get on with the puzzling...

Entry 1413, Monday, September 26th 2005, Filed In Games

Griswold The Goblin
Not entirely point'n'click, get those cursor keys ready, but Griswold The Goblin is an adventure that should keep you occcupied for a while - can you find the stolen gem? He also farts alot which made me giggle childishly [subbed by kara].

Entry 1412, Sunday, September 25th 2005, Filed In Games

Gyser Borgen
A cute little point'n'click adventure for a Sunday- control the little elephant in his adventures in Gyser Borgen [subbed by becky].

Entry 1411, Sunday, September 25th 2005, Filed In Games

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