Black Carnations
Black Carnations (my translation of Schwarze Nelken) is, in part, a point'n'click game, but it mixes up it's game genres as it goes along. Unfortunately the most point'n'click bit is the third, and I believe, final level, but that is also the most German, so I was left scratching my head a bit, as I didn't know what what was going on. Still the journey getting there is quite good fun. In Level 1 you have to photograph the supects in the murder case you are investgating. I won't spoil it by telling you how to do it, but you are looking to get a green tick by each picture. Level 2 sees you in a police car in hot-pursuit of the suspects, in a fun little arcade game. Once you have brought them all in, level 3 starts. I think it is here that you have to idenitfy "whodunnit", but as I say I got a bit lost. Click "Spiel starten" (Start Play) on the linked page to play the game [subbed by winniethepooh].

Entry 1827, Thursday, April 6th 2006, Filed In Games

SBEmail 150
It's 150th sbemail time Strong Bad fans. All sing-a-long now: "Save the last e-mail for Strong Bad!" [subbed by max].

Entry 1826, Thursday, April 6th 2006, Filed In Stuff

Lazylaces On Teletext
Well today was a day to mark down in Lazylaces history. Today was the first time that the site has been on television. Well, sort of. In the UK we have a service called teletext, I have no idea if the same sort of thing exisits in any other countries, but it's kind of like really basic web pages on your television - it's been going since about 1974, which means it's the same age as me, and hasn't changed much in all that time (unlike me). Anyway, if you are in the UK switch on your telebox and go to Channel 4 Teletext Page 309/5. And there I am. Today anyway. Not the greatest moment of fame really. However, all the same, thanks to Alex for getting me on there, and thanks to Adam for telling me about it. I took a photo for prosperity, I was so excited. See the larger version of the pic here.

Entry 1825, Thursday, April 6th 2006, Filed In Diary

IL Destino
IL Destino is the latest point'n'click game from the same folks that brought you Escape The Bar and Escape The Salon, and it comes in a choice of either English, or Japanese if you like to do things the hard way (or if you are Japanese, of course). The idea of the game would seem to be, I've only just started playing so I'm picking this up from the intro screens, to "Escape The Car Showroom". With the car! You are going to have trouble smuggling that out under your t-shirt. As always in this series of games the graphics are lush, and the puzzles are challenging. Enjoy.

Entry 1824, Wednesday, April 5th 2006, Filed In Games

The ShadowRose Riddle
There are 12 levels (so far) of puzzles in The ShadowRose Riddle. I'm liking this one as I have actually managed to get to level 5 already with no help and I'm normally terrible at them. I'm a source code daemon. My one word of advice though, is that the answers end ".html", rather than ".htm", which tripped me up at the beginning [subbed and created by Shadow].

Entry 1823, Tuesday, April 4th 2006, Filed In Games

Qwizard Qwest 2
Ok puzzle fans the second Qwizard Qwest is here, so it's time to dust off the old grey cells, and prepare to alter some URLs. This one has a tube theme, so you might find a tube map useful. Mind the gap! [subbed and created by Greg McKean & Lola Lush]

Aside: Graeme's mini-quiz (as I'm outstandingly bored today): Despite working in London I rarely catch the tube, I can walk to my office from the railway station, but all this week I'm working elsewhere in London and I'm taking the Jubilee Line (pdf). I get off at a station, which will remain un-named, cross one of the bridges over the Thames, and arrive almost immediately at the office where I am working. From the office window I, directly, overlook a national (UK) monument. What can I see from my window? Hint: there's a clue in the question. Answers, with photographic proof, later in the week (yes - I'm taking photos out of my office window - that's how bored I am).

Entry 1822, Tuesday, April 4th 2006, Filed In Games

Book Of Numbers
The Book Of Numbers is a very bizarre flash thing. Not every "page" of the book is a winner but I liked "can't touch this" (pictured) and the two kids in a car. Surreal. I'm very bored today btw, if you can't tell, will the weekend never arrive?

Entry 1821, Tuesday, April 4th 2006, Filed In Stuff

Leaving Your Room 2
Leaving Your Room 2 is the logically named sequel to Leaving Your Room, although I would name this one "The 5 Billion Golden Keys". Soooo many keys. And not all easy to find this time. I almost broke my mouse point'n'clicking on the elephant level (and don't even get me started on the damn camel puzzle), and now I have finger cramps. *ouch*. Also be careful on the transporter. The wrong selection takes you back to the first game. Dammit [subbed & created by Renegade].

UPDATE: I've swapped the link for a new one, site bandwidth was exceeded on the last one!

Entry 1820, Monday, April 3rd 2006, Filed In Games

Bird's Way
In Bird's Way you play a bird who is carrying a bone to a dog (which is totally regular, and not odd at all) through 3 levels of untaxing, but cute, point'n'clicking (with some dragging'n'dropping too). If it's not easy enough for you, you even get hints if you get it wrong. It is very cute though. The only vaguely hard bit is tackling the incomprehensible menu screen. Make sure you pick the right hand of the three buttons as this gives you access to the 3 level version of the game. The other buttons lead to the unhelpful help screen, and single level version (level 1 of the 3 level version) of the game
[found at nitro 59, hosted at].

Entry 1819, Monday, April 3rd 2006, Filed In Games

The Concretes In Colour
I missed The Concretes In Colour when it came out the other week. It's a point'n'click "thing", calling it a game might be pushing it a bit far, to promote Swedish band The Concretes. Find all the clickable things to win rewards like screensavers and the like, and all the while listen to tracks from their new album. Or press the mute option if you aren't into it. It's all a bit weird, but very nice to play with, and it looks great [subbed by f00].

Entry 1818, Monday, April 3rd 2006, Filed In Games

Google Romance
I missed Google Romance when it was released on Saturday (that's Saturday the 1st of April), I think the funniest thing about the joke though is I could really see them doing this. Maybe they would have to change the site tour if they did it for real though.

Entry 1817, Monday, April 3rd 2006, Filed In Stuff

Why can I only find games in Japanese on a day when I really just want to rest my brain? Anyway, Norakurabako is my favourite of the bunch as a). I've actually managed to find some things in this one, b). The really weird way you move from scene to scene (click and drag in the direction you want to move) is a totally new thing to me in a point'n'click game [subbed by f00].

Entry 1816, Sunday, April 2nd 2006, Filed In Games

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