Escape The Salon
Another totally incomprehensible point'n'click adventure. Do these not come in English anymore? I don't mind a challenge but this is starting to get ridiculous. Anyway I could call this game "nigepico", but it's so clear that it should be called "Escape The Salon", that that's what I'm going to go with. There is a computer on a desk/counter, but there's no wastepaper basket in this one either. Just as well it really, it would only be full of hair and cuticles and things [subbed by stacy & ang].

Entry 1543, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Games

B714 Escape
There are so many computers in B714 Escape that it should really be called "Escape The Computer Lab" (that's what I suspect it is - there's a language barrier thing going on though). Using a standard point'n'click adventure ratio of 1 computer to 1 wastepaper basket you should really be tripping over clues in dustbins, but I haven't actually found one yet, perhaps you're wearing one on each foot? That would make the maths better, anyway I'm possibly rambling now, we better get on and play... [via flash gamez].

Entry 1542, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Games

Surf Swell Island
Surf Swell Island is a great game from Disney intended for kids, if you want to teach them all about internet safety. Not my cup of tea at all, but what it's trying to do is an unfortunate necessity and they do it very well. Note: if you're a parent and want to check it out before letting your kids loose on it I recommend playing it to a soundtrack of Gay Bar by Electric Six. It livens the whole thing up a bit and makes it a bit more "adult". That's my top reviewers tip! [subbed by sunshine].

Entry 1541, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Games

Ah, a nice complex language point'n'click game. Who knows if it's simple or hard? Just understanding it is the first challenge. Due to the language barrier I had almost convinced myself that there was no game to be played with Miniminiroom when I accidently unlocked the door and let myself into the room (hang on - isn't that the wrong way round?), having closed the browser window more than once by pressing on the blue button (don't do it!). Anyway as you'll see from my screen grab there is a room in there in a more traditional point'n'click sense, but there's a very weird menu navigation thing going on too. Anyway, I'm sure you'll work it all out [subbed by sunshine].

Entry 1540, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Games

The Pantry
Not a game, but a little clicking practise, can be found in The Pantry. I'd mention the artistic credentials but that would get you way more excited than this little play thing deserves. Nice though [subbed by jackie k].

Entry 1539, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Stuff

Lenny Goes To Pluto
OK, I have some point'n'clickery lurking in my inbox from while I've been sick. First up Lenny Goes To Pluto, an adventurous romp around the Solar System's most remote planet. Actually didn't they discover another planet further out, just recently? What did they call that? Anyway the graphics are simple but cute, and it's quite funny in places. I like how he taps his toes when you leave him for a while. I remember this from a video game in my youth, the exact name of the game escapes me at the moment though [subbed by toonafeesh].

Entry 1538, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Games

The 75
Cleverly coalescing a game, in the format of a simple picture, with Lazylaces musical Friday, this link is ultra efficient. The 75 from Virgin Digital, looks like it's just a weird picture, but in it there are 75 symbolically represented bands or solo artists. For example, the flower cart in the bottom left would give you "Guns 'n' Roses". Name all of them, it's as simple and frustrating as that [subbed by gherkin].

Entry 1537, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Games

Well I'm still not well, but I've had enough of sitting around feeling sorry for myself and watching really bad daytime television from under the bedcovers, so it's time to post some stuff...

The first thing that cheered me up this week was Samorost 2, for me it's the gaming equivalent of a big *hug*, but some other news has penetrated the lazylaces bedcovers (ooo-er). The current issue of Web User magazine, "The UK's biggest selling internet magazine", featured Lazylaces in their "best new web sites" review! Oh the fame. Admittedly by "featured", I mean "was tucked away in a byline on page 17", but you have to take what you can, and they did describe me as an "old favourite". Thanks guys. Next time I'm aiming for at least a half page spread ;o)

Entry 1536, Friday, December 9th 2005, Filed In Diary

Samorost 2
I've been quiet this week as I've not been feeling well, but Samorost 2 is finally out today which I had to share with you all. Enjoy.

Entry 1535, Thursday, December 8th 2005, Filed In Games

Puzzled 3
A trilogy of point'n'click games, at first there was puzzled 1, then came puzzled 2, and now, can you guess, there is puzzled 3. Did you guess right? Happy puzzling people [via nordinho].

Entry 1534, Sunday, December 4th 2005, Filed In Games

Turns out the rather odd and delayed train journey into work I experienced the other week was due to the fact that the train I was on only just managed to stop 300yds short of ploughing into another train. You'll be glad to know that your diligent on-the-spot reporter slept through the whole "potential major disaster" (it was 6.30am), decribing it later as "a nice lay in". So I live on to make another post...

Entry 1533, Sunday, December 4th 2005, Filed In Diary

Dots And Diamond
Some very cute point'n'click'n'keyboard adventure with Dots And Diamond the dog and cat chums:

In Smugglers Cove, as the sun goes down, our heroes Dots and Diamond are soon to bed. Suddenly the telephone rings. It's the curator from the Museum - his voice fast and frantic: "My dear Dots and Diamond - the most terrible thing has happened : The Mummies have come ALIVE!".

Take a deep breath, summon up all your courage, and help Dots and Diamond solve "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Mummies" [subbed by leah].

Entry 1532, Saturday, December 3rd 2005, Filed In Games

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