Google Earth ages ago, but somehow I just hadn't found the time to play with it, but I saw Preeti and Simon playing with it today and it got me really investigating the thing. Basically, even though Google isn't top of my Christmas card list at the moment (a long story for another time soon), Google Earth is about the best thing ever since sliced cheese. Pan, tilt, zoom & fly around the world with maps, directions, restaurant locations, you name it, it's there. Superb [also subbed by Sherry, Sniffles, Robin, & Nick P].
JB's superb new point'n'click murder mystery, Jack French #1: All Roads Lead to Paradise, which I was getting all excited about yesterday has now been released on newgrounds. Before I go any further I should mention the game contains some adult themes so children, the easily offended, and workers with the boss looking over their shoulder should look away now, the rest of us though are in for a treat. Here's JB's description:
A young college student is found dead in her cozy apartment... But who would want to kill an innocent Japanese girl? Is it an accident, a murder or a suicide? Play the part of Detective Jack French, collect clues and conduct interviews with the suspects to break down the case.The game has great graphics, nice sound and music, and a good plot, but best of all the voice actor for Jack French reminded me of Francois Berleand, which is a superb thing in my book [subbed by quick off the mark Kara, and subbed & created by, JB].
point'n'click games at the moment, or perhaps more accurately there are lots of point'n'click games at the moment, but we're playing through them at a furious rate (*slaps* all round), so just to whip you up into a frenzy here are a few "comming soon" items to look forward too. First up Nearly Departed, an adventure where you play a zombie with amnesia, next Nelly The Wonder Dog, "When Nelly's favourite ball is stolen by a greedy beaver, the clever springer spaniel sets off on a wild adventure to get it back!", and finally there's the point'n'click murder mystery the screen shot above is from, which I have my eager grubby paws on now, and which will be online for all soon [thanks adam & jean].
Red Square Escapa is a game that tests the old hand-eye co-ordination in a way that the point the click adventure never can. The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks, or touching the black walls. If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes... You know the cold war is well and truely over when the US Air Force is training in the red square. Ho ho ho... sorry I have no sense of humour on a Tuesday, how many days until the weekend? You're kidding aren't you? [subbed by kelly].
Sia, occasional singer with Zero 7, is one of my favourite artists so I'd heard Breathe Me before, but I never realised the video was so fantastic - it's built of a series of 1000's of polaroids and is a great thing to watch even if you don't like the music (*shame* on you if you don't though). BTW: While I'm on the subject of music, and since it's ages since I've done this kind of thing, this week I am mainly listening to Arctic Monkeys, and Bedouin Soundclash. What's tickling your eardrums this week???
Firewall is a point'n'click adventure, from the Harrison Ford film of the same name, where we have to, as indeed we love to, "escape the room". It looks great, but the poor PC I'm on at the moment crashes everytime I try to look around the room. I hope you have better luck, as I hope I do when I move to another PC tomorrow, I also hope it's a good one as my opinion at the moment is based solely on the screen I've managed to capture for the picture above. Apologies if I've got it all wrong [subbed by brian].
Glastonbury Games is a superbly designed flash website where you can play 3, slightly bizarre, games: the mud slide, tent pegging and the long drop (I won't spoil the surprise by telling you what that one involves), all based on the Glastonbury Festival. The music isn't bad either as it features some of the "best of" live clips from the Festival itself. Be prepared to replace your cursor keys though, they'll get a hammering [subbed by Ron].
BBC, "Who Murdered Marilyn Spencer?" is more think'n'listen than point'n'click, it is very entertaining though, like trying to pick out the murderer while you're watching Inspector Morse. However, while you can still play, the game is officially over, so it's easy to cheat and see "whodunnit", but you wouldn't do that now, would you? [subbed by Norman].
Flower is a very cute point'n'click adventure where you control a little elephant and bird in a quest to save a flower that you have squashed, you big clumsy elephant you [subbed by anonynous].
The Grey Room - it's grey, it's a room, you have to escape it. Fairly standard point'n'click stuff, but I know you love it [subbed by lolieh88, sophie, electra, hooper & flooor].
Escape To Obion", this is a point'n'click adventure to keep you entertained this Friday after you've spent one minute playing Jack Glover [via nordinho].
Portishead loop - one of my favourites) Jack Glover looks like it's going to be a great point'n'click adventure. But then you blink, and suddenly the game has ended, and the ending is rubbish. Damn it. Although I guess it does says it's part 1, and I was left wanting more... [subbed by f00].