Reunion is a very cute, and epically chilled, platform game, by developer Mike Bithell, in which you play a sleep walking boy trying to rescue his cat. The controls are a bit odd, involving clicking and dragging beads of light in the direction of travel, but you quickly get used to it, and at the sleepy boy's super sleepy slow speed it's hard to go wrong. Although you do seem to be just a little bit too slow to catch the cat. He always leaps out of the way just before you are about to catch him. But with graphics and music this lovely keeping at the task in hand is no great chore. Add to this a great "pre game" thing involving dragging and twirling musical notes coming out of a tuba, and you have a game of total loveliness, although currently I'm also thinking it's a game of total impossibleness. Now if you don't mind, I have to go, I have a cat to (try and) catch... [subbed by Kerry Dyer].

Entry 2629, Monday, May 14th 2007, Filed In Games

Way To Morrow
You play a detective in Way To Morrow, a French point'n'click game (note: you need to click'n'drag to turn around), where you are brought into a creepy building to investigate what has occurred there. The graphics and sound build up rather an atmospheric air to the game, which is really quite immersive, even if I had to guess the French here and there to decide what was going on. To start the game, go to the top right-hand corner of screen, click on "Commencor", enter your name at the prompt, and then you're off adventuring [subbed by U25150 & winniethepooh].

Entry 2628, Monday, May 14th 2007, Filed In Games

Choice is a point'n'click game/thing with some beautiful, if slightly surreal, graphics, and a very soothing soundtrack. It's a real pleasure to play, even if the goal is not immediately obvious, indeed I haven't worked out if there is one, beyond getting to the next screen on each new "level". Somehow though that doesn't seem to matter, as the trip is worth it in itself.

The game is in Chinese where text is used (there is a smattering of English here and there on the site though), but that didn't stop me at all from enjoying the game. And if you do get a bit stuck the book in the top right provides visual clues on what to do if you click on it a couple of times.

Finally thanks to U25150 who provided me with an English translation of the game description. It doesn't help you at all to play, but it's nice to know some of the game "philosophy" all the same:

Life is just like a game if you still have a choice the game will not stop that's why don't give up your "game" you must have another choice only staying alive can let you understand everything. The game starts... "the price of life is coming from choices".

[subbed by carm & U25150].

Entry 2627, Monday, May 14th 2007, Filed In Games

Wogger Mini 52
Wogger Mini 52: Wogger & Tippiti sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G [subbed by Spanky McPipebomb, some1 & HunterThompsonWanabe].

Entry 2626, Saturday, May 12th 2007, Filed In Games

SSSG14: Search For The Sacred Statue
In SSSG14: Search For The Sacred Statue you have to point'n'click your way around the small island town of Hemptasia, where the townsfolk need your help. They have had their sacred statue stolen from them and it is your job to get it back. Nice puzzles, nice to look at (as always with this series) and the new auto-save is a great idea [subbed by Self Defiant, U25150, MsInterpret, J4zz, KZ, Escaper & U2isdebest].

Entry 2625, Saturday, May 12th 2007, Filed In Games

AC/BC Escape
Escape the room in AC/BC Escape. You know the drill by now... [subbed by TexasHawkeye, MsInterpret, Boone, COFFEEDELITE & winniethepooh].

Entry 2624, Saturday, May 12th 2007, Filed In Games

Face Race
Face Race features that oh-so-familiar theme in games of racing little stick figures across a giant face (familiar? Surely shome mishtake?). It's not just the setting that's odd though, the "scratching" control to make the little fellow run is strange as well, kind of like a modern update of the old two key tap you used to have do in old skool running games. Anyway it's a fun little diversion even if that mouse waggling makes it seem to anyone near your computer that you're having some kind of seizure [subbed by HunterThompsonWanabe].

Entry 2623, Friday, May 11th 2007, Filed In Games

Agent J's Mission
At first glance Agent J's Mission would seem to be hyper easy. An escape the room style game where the door is already open when you start? I can do that without even thinking about having my first cup of coffee of the day (although, if I'm honest, I can't stop thinking about that first coffee). Anyway you'll quickly find that you can't just walk out of the door and there's more to this point'n'click game than first meets the eye [subbed by Oo, winniethepooh, Mac & Malia].

Entry 2622, Friday, May 11th 2007, Filed In Games

Automaton: Part 1
Automaton: Introduction opened the scene a few months ago for the visually fantastic, enjoyable, if a little simple (in rather a nice way though), Automaton game, promising us a ten part series of point'n'click finery. Well now Automaton: Part 1 is here to kick us off on our quest, with plenty of back story to explain more about the series, more very lush graphics, more playable puzzles, and more melancholic music [subbed by MsInterpret].

Entry 2621, Wednesday, May 9th 2007, Filed In Games

Wogger Mini 51
Post golden anniversary the Wogger Mini Series continues with more point'n'clickery in Wogger Mini 51. And remember, I have 100 episodes in the sweepstake [subbed by some1, Spanky McPipebomb, zero, bassman, carm & tave].

Entry 2620, Wednesday, May 9th 2007, Filed In Games

Luminara is another game with floating colourful shapes and a musical accompaniment. That's where the similarity with Boomshine ends though. There are floating shapes aplenty, but this time your mission is to shoot them, they're travelling a damn sight faster, the music is manic and before you know it your screen will look like some kind of psychedelic nightmare. Nice [via jayisgames].

Entry 2619, Wednesday, May 9th 2007, Filed In Games

Yobatobi Bomb
It seems like just yesterday that we were defusing a bomb and here we are again in Yobatobi Bomb trying to point'n'click our way to safety before being blown up [subbed by winniethepooh].

Entry 2618, Wednesday, May 9th 2007, Filed In Games

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