The Stupidity Test
Don't know just how stupid you are? No? Then why not quickly click your way through The Stupidity Test? It'll give you a percentage score of how stupid you really are. Handy! Go on, give it a go, you'd be stupid not to... 100% stupid that is... stupid! Er.... I think that's enough stupid references for today Graeme... [subbed by vmklover].

Entry 2790, Friday, July 20th 2007, Filed In Games

Last week on Lazylaces Musical Friday I asked for you to send in your musical links with a Friday vibe to share with us all, and some of you were kind enough to submit some for me to post. So I'm posting some of them here today for you all to share, apologies if I don't include yours, I either didn't have enough space, thought it was awful (and not in a comical way that would amuse us all), or I just plain lost it in amongst all my other millions of emails... anyway...

First up is Fat Boy Slim's Weapon of Choice, featuring the superb dancing talents of Christopher Walken, from Michelle. An oldy (on the internet time moves fast), but a goody, that I haven't listened to since the days of StickBoySlim. Watch both for "compare and contrast" fun...

"Fat Boy Slim's Weapon of Choice"

Next up EL's listening to a track I'm rather partial to myself, the rather excellently lo-fi, "Kings Of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You". Thanks for this one, I love the track, but I'd never watched the video before...nice moves:

"Kings Of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You"

Boo takes a different tack on Musical Friday with the truly awful, but disturbingly addictive, Korean rap (er... say what?), "Ice Cream," by MC Mong. It's, how shall I put it, different, and the video is, well, see for yourself:

"MC Mong's Ice Cream"

Nicola goes for safer ground, and sends out some Friday love to us all, with Belle & Sebastian's - Funny Little Frog, a band I keep meaning to listen to more of, but which somehow I keep ignoring (except for now):

"Belle & Sebastian's - Funny Little Frog"

My ears can't even comprehend what's going on with Michelle's suggestion of Yma Sumac's Gopher Mambo, but this is the kind of madness they crave on Friday... hey! mambo!:

"Yma Sumac's Gopher Mambo"

For this week Char (thanks for last week Char) recommends Justice's - D.A.N.C.E, a French electro house band, much mentioned in the British press this last couple of weeks, and as a result I'd been meaning to check them out:

"Justice's - D.A.N.C.E"

And one, non-musical, link from the irrepressible nick s the hamster, a self developed flash movie, "Bob The Atom", which has just left me scratching my head and pondering one of life's great questions... WTF?

Finally, what am I listening to this week? Well very specifically I'm listening to Bloc Party's Helicopter (Whitey version), which I have become addicted to, but the only link I can find on-line to that version is's 30 second sample, so instead I'll include a YouTube link to the original track (hunt down the Whitey version if you can though - it's even better):

"Bloc Party's Helicopter"

BTW: For future reference if you do have a submission for Musical Friday (and they're always welcome), if you use the words "Musical Friday" either in the title or blurb of the submission it'll make things easier for me to find, and post, it. You know how lazy I am...

Thank you to everyone for providing our Lazylacers' Musical Friday Compilation soundtrack. Dance at your desk. Groove in the garden. Mambo(!) down the market. Samba on the school-yard. Letting down your hair at the end of a long hard week is the whole point of Musical Friday. I'm just a bit worried that MC Mong is the one I keep replaying... :o)

Entry 2789, Friday, July 20th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Destination Elsewhere
Are you a puzzle addict in need of your latest fix? Well Destination Elsewhere should keep your url changing, answer Googling, source code viewing urges at bay for a while. The initial levels (i.e. the ones I've played so far) are easy, but I assume things get harder as you go along [subbed by some1].

Entry 2788, Thursday, July 19th 2007, Filed In Games

200 Clicks
Continuing today's Russian theme 200 Clicks is yet another point'n'click game from the Eastern Bloc (I don't think that term is used any more, but whatever). The aim of the game is to expel as many British Diplomats as possible from your country... no, hang on, that's something else... the aim of the game is to escape the prison cell [subbed by TaylorJane, Mystery & Sanara].

Aside: I assumed from the name of this game that you were going to be limited to 200 clicks to complete the game, with some sort of countdown to show how many you had used so far, but I haven't seen any evidence that this is the case, I'm yet to complete it though, but there certainly isn't a countdown. Anyway, my point is that it might be a cool idea to incorporate into a point'n'click game, I don't remember seeing one before with this feature (let me know if you remember one). If there are any game developers reading this maybe this would be a nice idea to try out? Let me know what you think, and obviously I'll post a link to it if you actually produce a point'n'click game with it in.

Entry 2787, Thursday, July 19th 2007, Filed In Games

Rally is another Russian point'n'click game (don't worry you can play it without understanding Russian) from the creator's of "Subjugation Of The Mountain". Click on the right things, in the right order, to get a car ready for a rally [subbed by Mystery & Sanara].

Entry 2786, Thursday, July 19th 2007, Filed In Games

Poco2 Escape2.0
The room you have to escape in Poco2 Escape2.0 is remarkably similar to, but not quite the same, as the one in Poco2 Escape. Fight your feelings of deja vu as you try to escape the room [subbed by Mystery & Sanara].

Entry 2785, Thursday, July 19th 2007, Filed In Games

Wogger Mini 68
Wogger Mini 68 [subbed by some1, vmklover & Spanky McPipebomb].

Entry 2784, Wednesday, July 18th 2007, Filed In Games

Covert Front #1
Some absolutely superb news in my in-box this morning from Murtaugh, creator of the sublime Submachine Series, he's kicked off a completely new point'n'click series, "Covert Front".

"In Covert Front you are a secret agent code-named Kara in an alternate history version of World War I. Assigned to infiltrate the mansion of a German scientist, Karl von Toten, you must discover the secrets that lie within and escape with your life.".

Chapter 1, "All Quiet On The Covert Front", is out to play today, with more to come, although there's no schedule for later chapters as yet [subbed and created by Murtaugh].

Entry 2783, Wednesday, July 18th 2007, Filed In Games

It Finds It 3
Whilst the latest SSSG game is in testing selfdefiant has produced a 3rd It Finds It game to melt our brains and eyeballs. Agh! My eyes! My eyes! Anyway, as before, the aim of the game is to find, and click on, the object that slowly appears in each picture level [subbed & created by selfdefiant].

Entry 2782, Wednesday, July 18th 2007, Filed In Games

Supermarket Escape
Just from the title you should be able to see the goal of Supermarket Escape coming, which makes it odd that you start the game outside the supermarket. You've completed the game with no clicks required at all! However, as we all know, we're suckers for this these things so we will click to enter, and then we will embark upon a lengthy bout of point'n'clickery to try and escape again. As with the other games in this series the idea of the game is to help people out to earn enough brownie points to leave [subbed by Matt].

Entry 2781, Wednesday, July 18th 2007, Filed In Games

A Bark In The Dark
I'm a big fan of Bart's games so it was great to see that the first thing in my in-box this morning was the news that he has a new game "A Bark In The Dark" released for the Casual Gameplay Flash Game Design Competition. I need to get off and start playing so here's what Bart has to say about "A Bark In The Dark":

Once again, it's time for a new BONTE game called 'A Bark In The Dark'. It's a point 'n'click adventure starting in a room, but there's more to it than a regular escape the room game...

Eeeeek. I can't wait. I'm going to be "busy" for a while, do not disturb me... [subbed & created by Bart].

Entry 2780, Tuesday, July 17th 2007, Filed In Games

RomZom is a point'n'click game with some zombies and severed limbs thrown in for good measure (just in case you can't detect my subtle subtext what I'm saying is it's not one for the kids or the squeamish). Beyond that we're on the familiar, and hallowed, turf of trying to "escape the room". There's even a video walkthrough if you get stuck [subbed & created by Shi Daniels].

UPDATE: If the original game link isn't working for you when you try to play try this mirror site instead.

Entry 2779, Monday, July 16th 2007, Filed In Games

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