Escape From Island
Time for an enjoyable point'n'click jaunt around some far away island in Escape From Island. The goal of the game is to firstly find the TV producer, then get them to the turn the whole thing into a reality TV show, before persuading the audience to vote you off the island. Last one to leave gets a cash prize, and regularly appears in gossip magazines, before marrying another Z-list "celebrity". Well it's either that or you have to work out the point'n'click puzzles, I haven't worked out which yet... [subbed by handyrman].

UPDATE: I officially loved this game (my reality TV show theory turned out to be way off the mark - go figure). Anyway having played thru a few times now trying to work out what happens with different combinations of the "unused items" in your inventory (not much, as far as I can tell, although I think there may be very subtle differences in the end movie - I'm not 100% on that though) I'm now going back to play Shinto Shrine again from the same author.

Entry 2814, Saturday, July 28th 2007, Filed In Games

Harold's Escape
Harold's Escape sees you trying to help Harold escape a room that his practical joke playing wife has locked him in (she also seems to have bricked up the wall behind the door - the minx). Thus another point'n'click adventure ensues... There's doesn't seem to be much in the is game to click on at first, and I spent a while just spinning around the room (why does the sofa only appear when I go left I ended up asking myself? A question I am yet to answer) but each new area found unlocks another, and you'll soon find some puzzles to solve. Start at the chest of drawers is my advice, and I'll let y'all take it from there... [subbed by Limbo].

Entry 2813, Saturday, July 28th 2007, Filed In Games

Dassyutu 5
Dassyutu 5 is your regular Japanese escape the room style point'n'click game, i.e. just the sort of thing we like. I tried a google translation of the page and it actually works quite well, if you want to know more about these games [subbed by handyrman].

Entry 2812, Saturday, July 28th 2007, Filed In Games

The Semi-Official Adventures of Captain Helix
The Semi-Official Adventures of Captain Helix is a little arcade game with a big name and a sense of humour. The game is a tie-in to Hyperdrive, the BBC sci-fi comedy, much like Red Dwarf, but different (plus, it has Nick Frost of Shawn of the Dead fame in it). In the game your job is to un-zombify the zombified orphans, be careful not to shoot the orphans, and to finally let the orphans escape without becoming re-zombified. Phew. Use [W], [A] and [D] to move, and your mouse to aim and shoot your dezombification ray [subbed by Yvonne].

Entry 2811, Saturday, July 28th 2007, Filed In Games

Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros [subbed by Kaya].

Entry 2810, Friday, July 27th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Mouse Escape
Time for steady hands and nerves as you get your mouse under control for Mouse Escape [subbed by winniethepooh].

Entry 2809, Friday, July 27th 2007, Filed In Games

A short Musical Friday this week after last week's Compilation as I'm a little short of time this week. So straight into it:

EL is listening to one of my weird favourites The Polyphonic Spree's - Hold Me Now (a great version of the song with puppets). And if you like this you should also check out this video from the film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and also for all you p'n'c gamers there's the classic Quest For The Rest which combines Polyphonic Spree style audio goodness with Samorost style gaming goodness.

Jo has sent in Krezip - Plug it in. The band is from Holland where music videos don't get done in black and white, they get made in black and white and pink. Genius.

Finally clairevc sends in internet classic, but still stupidly catchy, Milk And Cereal, which I haven't heard in an age, but it's stuck in my head again now, thank you very much.

Entry 2808, Friday, July 27th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Paper Toilet
Useless web thing #2,389,005: Paper Toilet. I wasn't going to include his one as I thought it was a bit dull, but then I discovered how it worked with the scroll-wheel on your mouse and I attained a new level of useless web toy glee as I unwound the whole thing in seconds, and then wound it all back up again. I can be pretty easy to please sometimes... [subbed by Melina].

Entry 2807, Friday, July 27th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Wogger Mini 70
Wogger Mini goes platinum (if I have my anniversary metals/stones correct) with Wogger Mini 70 [subbed by some1, handyrman, Spanky McPipebomb & helpme].

Entry 2806, Thursday, July 26th 2007, Filed In Games

Mohinder's Office
First up - a warning - and this is going to upset some of you - but I think Mohinder's Office is one of those BBC games that they have restricted to UK only players. I could be wrong, and even if I'm right sometimes it doesn't work out where you are correctly anyway, so it's still worth a try even if you are outside the UK, but apologies from me up front if you can't get this one to work. It's also probably worth trying both the direct game link and the launch page.

Right anyway, so if you can play, what is this all about? Well it's a point'n'click exploration of Mohinder's Office from the TV show Heroes - the TV show that The BBC "discovered" by watching which shows, imported from the US, did well on obscure UK cable channels and then buying the rights for themselves. There are games to be found within the office, and more content is to be added over the coming weeks [subbed by Johnny Falcon].

Entry 2805, Thursday, July 26th 2007, Filed In Games

Switch It Off And On
Switch It Off And On: A well thought out lesson to us all to remind us to save power and the earth's resources, or, a mindless web toy that you will gleefully click for a few seconds. Which is it? You decide [subbed by Masquerade].

Entry 2804, Thursday, July 26th 2007, Filed In Stuff

The Oculus
It's a slow day today, so maybe we've got some time to work out what The Oculus is all about... I'm a sucker for a spinning web thing. No doubt this will tell me more about what on earth is going on and what is being virally promoted, that's if I can stop staring at the spinning ball [subbed by Mike, Bluebear, Videocrazy, sonjita & jas].

Entry 2803, Thursday, July 26th 2007, Filed In Games

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