Google Maps Street View is the sort of web application to make g33ks shout k3wl (ok - that includes me), and even though you never knew you needed it, now it's here you do. It's a great solution, we just need to find out what the problems it solves are now. If you don't know what it does, just click the link, the video and pictures explain it all much better than words can. Only a limited number of locations are available currently, but I imagine more will be added soon.
point'n'click adventures of Ungo and Virop continue in Esklavos C3, the latest release in the nice looking Esklavos Series. And so far I'm enjoying this episode much more than the last, he says trying to forget that swimming debacle, even if I am getting RSI placing rocks and logs, over and over again, as I try and work out what to do once the old lady is out of the hut. I must be missing something, maybe I'll try just one more time... [subbed by lambda].
Wogger time of the week again already... Wogger Mini 57 is out now [subbed by some1 & Mad Dog].
Handyman Wanted is a point'n'click "graphical adventure", that uses that whole "hold the left hand mouse button" verb disc navigation thing which I'm always quite partial to. In fact it all looks rather nice, my only real complaint being that it's exceptionally dark: I had to do all sorts of weird image manipulation to get the screen shot into a state where you could actually see it. Anyway, here's the official description, which I'm not even going to attempt to put into my own words, of what's happening in the game:
"It was in the summer of 1920 when I came upon the house. I was young and carefree, riding the rails, taking odd jobs. I stopped in a small town and answered an ad for a handyman. It was from the local bank. The letter said they had to foreclose on a house that had a serious family tragedy a few years back. He wanted to me to clean it up and do what repairs were necessary. I couldn't help but get the feeling he was holding something back, but I needed to work. I accepted the job and went out to the house to take a look."[subbed by Escaper].
Funny Farm is a nice web implementation of a word association game, which has a simplistic feel to it at first glance, but is really so much trickier, and very addiciting. You start with one phrase "On The Farm", and then type in the words you associate with that phrase, if they match up with those in the game they appear on the "word web" (for want of a better phrase) in green. You can see the start of my game in the pic above (strict non-cheaters look away now), but there are a whole 24 more additional screens after this, all linked together, so I don't think I'm spoiling too much. I'm thinking that this one is going to take some time to complete, so the save game, and even collaborate game, features will no doubt come in handy [subbed by Kaylan, vacklay, Nina, & anon].
Bart's last few games have included some very enjoyable logic puzzles, but Loose The Moose returns to our perennial favourite game style - "Escape The Room" (that's not to say there aren't some point'n'click puzzles to solve though), whilst keeping his familiar, and rather nice, graphical style. Reading in between the lines of the game title I'm guessing that at some point during the course of our quest that we have to loose the moose, judging by the size of the hole in the wall though, I'm assuming it's the small squeaky kind, rather than the large antlery kind. I'm prepared to be proved wrong though. Anyway, I have to go play now... [thanks to Bart & Jay].
Point'n'Click your way through the clues to discover Who Killed Roland Johnson. You can't beat a good bit of sleuthing on a Wednesday I always say. Well I do now anyway... [subbed by f00].
Homestar stuff recently (shame on me), but I can't not post One Two, especially when you can mix your own. Grrrr! Plenty of guitar (pictured), with a splash of Coach Z, is my advice. Superb [via op-pop].
Beans is a short, but savoury (pun alert!), point'n'click adventure. Post a walkthru, I dare you... [subbed by HunterThompsonWanabe].
Pepere.org is home to a suite of unusual, but rather nice, arcade games, and their latest, "Crazy Mammoths" (click on the pic to play), is no exception. Controlling the game is "easy", or "totally unsatisfactory" if you are a control freak (don't look at me like that), as you only need your [SPACE BAR] to jump and that's it. There are no other controls. Simple (?). The aim of the game is to slide your mammoth down the ice slope the fastest (yes I am aware it's virtually June and ice slopes are in short supply - do I look bovvered?). Insane, but possibly dull? Then try the four player game, which will have you, and three friends, crowded around your keyboard (breaking it). Please forward submissions for keyboard repairs to Pepere.org, and not me. Ta! [subbed by JP & anon].
Seeds Of Imagination is an addicting flash toy type thing with a lot of beauty, but very little point. But since when did having no point stop these things being fun? Anyway, the aim of this thing is to grow a flower, or a garden of flowers if you get keen, by talking to your planted seed, and encouraging it to be a huge healthy plant of beauty. Type in what you want to say to your flower(s), or use the hints if you are feeling shy and don't really know what to say. It's all very bizarre, but very soothing, especially with the blissed out soundtrack [subbed by Sara].
The Apothecary of Ostia is the nice looking, nice sounding, but easy to play (it's intended for kids though), second instalment of The BBC's Roman Mysteries point'n'click series [subbed by sassymom08].