Muselock
Muselock is a French point'n'click game (you can play in English or French), with a familiar tale: you wake up dazed and confused in unfamiliar surroundings, locked up in a room which is going to require more than just turning a door knob in order to escape. Yes, it's time to escape the room. In fact this room has some very bizarre items scattered around it for you to investigate (puzzles ahoy!), although reassuringly there is a waste paper basket, and it does contain an item for you to collect. Less reassuringly I have already managed to blow myself up, thus having to restart the game. Oops. Be careful out (er, in) there folks... [subbed by saliard].

Entry 2870, Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(73%)Comments(132)

Puzzle Freak
Puzzle Freak is an odd combination of board game and IQ test. Odder still is that there is actually a board and you roll dice to move around it. You can even to choose to play against 3 friends - which creates an odd picture in my head of a group of people huddled around a computer each taking a turn on the mouse. Anyway all of this is certainly different and creates a nice wrapper around what is essentially a series of mini puzzle games [subbed by karstenmp].

Entry 2869, Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(50%)Comments(30)

Haluz 2
Haluz 2 has just landed in my inbox and I need to share even if I am a little busy just now... This follow up to last year's Haluz once again has enough of a whiff of Samorost to get me all excited, even if you can never get as good as the real thing (imho). Anyway enjoy the graphics if nothing else, and let me know if you work out how/if the (paid) downloadable differs from this on-line version. I'll have to wait to investigate it myself until I have some time to play - it's looking good from the screens I've seen so far though [subbed by troy].

Entry 2868, Tuesday, August 21st 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(64%)Comments(80)

Arcade Escape
As a point'n'click addict even when you are stuck in an arcade you spurn the computer games around you and instead have an escape the room style adventure in Arcade Escape [subbed by handyrman & winniethepooh].

Entry 2867, Tuesday, August 21st 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(57%)Comments(84)

Mesiria 2
After what I thought was a very unpromising intro Mesiria 2 turns out to be a rather beautiful RPG/adventure game with some great graphics and chilled out music. Controls (keyboard and mouse) and the story are explained at the beginning of the game [subbed by maria, Nihongo no Beasty, Misty & karstenmp].

Entry 2866, Tuesday, August 21st 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(84%)Comments(79)

Ben's Sister's Room Escape
Ben's Sister's Room Escape pretty much describes it's own escape the room credentials in it's title, but what it can't describe is the cutesy colour and soundtrack of the room you are trying to escape. Arrrrrgh! Let me out of here.... [subbed by handyrman].

Entry 2865, Tuesday, August 21st 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(65%)Comments(100)

Wogger Mini 77
Wogger Mini 77. Note - there'll be a short break until the next episode as Wogger is going on holiday for a while [subbed by f00].

Entry 2864, Monday, August 20th 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(50%)Comments(36)

Strawberry Tomato
Strawberry Tomato is a victim of it's own success, or rather of the success of the previous Gotmail games. Yes it's got the familiar high quality graphics, yes it has some nice point'n'click puzzles to figure out, yes the "escape the room" goal is one that we know and love. But it's all somewhat overshadowed by the difficulty in loading the thing - it's so popular that if you are lucky enough to get the thing loading you can almost see each byte arriving one by one. So much so that sopdox has sent in a pre-game walkthough which I'm going to include as it's rather accurate and helpful:

Pre-Game Walkthrough:
1. Wake up, do not stop for the bathroom or anything else, go to your computer. Type URL in browser.

2. Get black screen with Japanese writing with Yellow Japanese word in the middle. Don't bother clicking, this is the Server to Busy page. Refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh OOOH! you got a black screen with a red outline in the middle.

3. Go to the bathroom. Come back, if you're lucky you got a picture with a language choice. Cool, make your selection. If not, repeat step #2. Finally get screen with status bar. Oh no! No numbers on the status bar, status bar not moving. Repeat step 2 again. Continue refreshing until your status bar reads 0%.

4. Take your shower, get dressed for work/school/whatever. Have breakfast, drink coffee or tea and read the morning paper. Check your computer screen, oh good you're at 2%.

5. Leave your house, go to work, school, or whatever you had planned for your day.

6. Come home, have dinner, watch television, read, check your e-mail, rent a movie or go out and see one. Come back, get ready for bed. Check your computer screen...90% Maybe tomorrow you can actually play.

And whatever you do don't accidentally shut your game off, or it's back to step 1...

[subbed by Think~Pink, sopdox, handyrman, cyberjar88 & winniethepooh].

Entry 2863, Monday, August 20th 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(56%)Comments(170)

Forget
If you don't like a huge language barrier in a game then forget Forget (hoho - did you see what I did there?), that is unless you are fluent in Japanese. Getting passed the first screen was a struggle for me, combine that with the fact that game is very dark, and this one is a real struggle to play. I'm sure the more determined amongst you will make something of it though [subbed by winniethepooh].

Entry 2862, Monday, August 20th 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(37%)Comments(72)

Lazylaces regular Cruzinn writes to me with an important appeal/request which has led to me take some time out of game posting (don't worry they'll be back shortly) to send out a request to you all, and it would be great if you take a minute to read it, and even better if you act upon it.

Cruzinn's niece is in need of a bone marrow transplant, but a suitable donor, that's a good match, is proving hard to find. As Cruzinn says:

We have had a couple of bone marrow drives and have come up with a close match, but not an exact match. I am asking that if you want to help, now is the time.

My niece is 11 years old and has gone through more in her short life than most adults will in their life time.

I want everyone to know that if they are willing to get tested, they may match my niece or someone else who needs their life saved. It would not just be for the life of my niece.

When someone registers and gets tested, they will be put into a data bank and may be matched for someone other than my niece who may need a transplant. I'm asking for help, because we (my family) is really in need of it."

I would love to see everyone tested but understand that this is a serious commitment. I would ask that anyone considering doing this to really take the time to think about it before making a decision. What ever your decision may be, I would like to thank you for your time and consideration.

She is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation(CCF), in Cleveland Ohio. The is the Children s Hospital web site and this is the Cancer & Blood Disease site. I'm not sure if these sites work outside of The States.

I'd just like to reiterate what Cruzinn says, and point out by doing something as simple as registering and getting tested, you could be signing up to save someone's life. I haven't been registered as a bone marrow donor before, but I have given blood on numerous occasions and it's an incredibly simple thing to do with little effort involved, but it can have fantastic results. If you'd like to sign up try the following links (or do a quick Google search for the country you're in):

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

G

Entry 2861, Monday, August 20th 2007, Filed In Stuff
Comments(23)

Caveman's Crib
Caveman's Crib is a weird flash thing it's fun to click around with. I think it's promoting a music label as, amongst other things, I found Royksopp in there, a Norwegian band I love anyway, but it's all a bit confusing, but pleasant to play with non the less [subbed by Ang].

Entry 2860, Friday, August 17th 2007, Filed In Stuff
Comments(39)

Wogger Mini 76
Wogger Mini 76 [subbed by f00 & vmklover].

Entry 2859, Friday, August 17th 2007, Filed In Games
Rating(43%)Comments(47)

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