October 08, 2015

Soda Dungeon Launched

From Armor Games Blog

by Gantic on October 08, 2015 07:03 PM

Stock the tavern with rare sodas, entice adventurers to join your cause, and plunder a massive dungeon for loot in this turn-based dungeon crawler. Soda Dungeon takes the nostalgic RPG combat from your childhood, mixes in an epic treasure syrup, and shakes it with great vigor to a fizzy concoction that leaves you wanting more…

Remember, if you like the game let us know how you feel about it on iTunes. :)








Lara Croft GO

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 08, 2015 04:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android — Lara Croft GO Between all the gunfights and giant monsters and backflips, people sometimes forget that Square-Enix's iconic heroine Lara Croft is actually really, really smart, and in this gorgeous turn-based puzzle game for iOS and Android, you'll need more brains than brawn to best giant spiders, stalking salamanders, ancient mechanisms, and more. Tagged as: android, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, puzzle, rating-y, squareenix, turnbased

Wheely 6: Fairytale

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 08, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Wheely 6: Fairytale Don't you hate it when your car goes on a date and gets sucked into a movie world filled with dragons, knights, and evil wizards? You just know your insurance won't cover that, so you'd better solve this point-and-click puzzle game to bring your car and his date home yourself. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, pegasgames, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g

October 07, 2015

A Matter of Caos: Episode 1

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 07, 2015 02:00 PM

Platform: Unity — A Matter of Caos: Episode 1 Mr. Gilbert is just your average hardworking gumshoe... with tentacles, purple flesh, and mind powers, of course. But even he may have bitten off more than he can chew when he agrees to look for a missing girl in the seedy underworld he lives in, in this first installment of a point-and-click adventure series from Expera Games Studio. Tagged as: adventure, browser, episodic, experagames, free, game, narrative, noir, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, surreal, text, unity

Weekday Escape N°96

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 07, 2015 11:00 AM

Weekday Escape N°96 Games featured this week: Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 25; MA-G-MA; Itagora 7.4 Escape 5 — This week on your Weekday Escape! Things get spooky... provided your idea of creepy is fluffy baby chicks hiding in Halloween directions. You'll need to find a familiar green face if you want to escape this lair. And finally, what's behind door number one?!... two? Three?? Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, game, lutaru, no1game, weekday-escape, yuuri

October 06, 2015

Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 06, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Javascript — Brain Guzzlers from Beyond! When your boyfriend has his brain guzzled by an unspeakable creature from beyond the stars, what's a gal to do when the town won't take her seriously? That's up to you to decide in this snarky sci-fi horror text adventure from Steph Cherrywell! Tagged as: adventure, browser, free, game, horror, ifiction, interactivefiction, javascript, narrative, parody, rating-o, scherrywell, scifi, text


From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 06, 2015 12:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Untangle All you need to do in this elegant minimalistic game from FRVR is drag the nodes around to untangle the mess of lines in the starry sky so that none of them overlap. It should be easy, but as the shapes rapidly get more complex with piles of lines, it becomes anything but! Tagged as: browser, flash, free, frvr, game, playthis, puzzle, rating-g, simpleidea

October 04, 2015

We Know the Devil

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 04, 2015 08:00 PM

Platform: Javascript/HTML5 — We Know the Devil Classic Magical Girl style tropes meet themes of modern religion in this indie visual novel, as a trio of kids at the Summer Scouts slog through bullies, boring campfire singalongs, bugs, and the fear that maybe who they really are deep inside is wrong... and everyone knows it. Surreal, scary, and close to home, We Know the Devil is about "being weird and queer and wrong and hoping against hope no one will find out when the actual, literal devil comes for you." Tagged as: abee, alambert, browser, ckreyling, datenightto, game, horror, html5, indie, interactivefiction, jfu, lblue, lgbtq, mschawrtz, narrative, rating-o, visualnovel

Alice House 2 No. 02: The Garden of Live Flowers

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 04, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Alice House 2 No. 02: The Garden of Live Flowers Funkyland takes us on a garden maze tour and asks us to stop and smell the roses in their latest Alice in Wonderland themed escape, as you must find five items bearing the image of the red queen before you can leave. It's a flowery, fun time, without the hay fever! Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g

October 03, 2015

Serious Dave

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 03, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Serious Dave When a bunch of babies are bunny-napped to open an evil portal, our bearded hero springs into action in this simple but challenging platformer where an army of the undead needs to be dodged and blasted with split-second timing across different stages with different weapons. Tagged as: 08n7r67984, achievements, action, browser, flash, free, game, platform, playthis, rating-y, retro, simpleidea, stranger087, upgrades

N's Room Escape

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 03, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — N's Room Escape Your dear friend N has sent you a letter inviting you to come try out their newest room escape in this short but lovely game by Tesshi-e, and while not quite as elaborate as some of the developer's other games, a chunk of puzzles and beautiful design make it a welcome treat for fans. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tesshi-e

Unlock Armatars

From Armor Games Blog

by Gantic on October 03, 2015 01:29 AM

More Armatar unlocks are available for adventurous questers. We’ve locked up some of our game-related armatars behind quests for Sushi Cat-a-pult, Cursed Treasure 2, and Sinjid. If you have already unlocked the quests, then head over to your profile settings to check out the Armatars drawn by the games’ artists themselves.

Here’s a peek:


Try your hand at making Amatars and enter one of our special contests. We have a Pirate Armatar Contest and a Sushi Cat Armatar Contest available. Winners of the Armatar Contest will earn an ‘Armatar Creator’ quest and one random winner of the Sushi Cat Armatar Contest will win a special prize.

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October 02, 2015


From Jay is Games

by Tricky on October 02, 2015 05:00 PM

Platform: Windows — 7Days 7Days, a first-person horror adventure game developed by RevoLab, has a simple fear at its core: Waking up and not knowing where you are. The experience starts off slow and ends up being at least 95% atmosphere, leaving such things as plot, character development and, in some parts, coherence by the wayside. Those looking for that special surreal style of spooky, though, will find it a nice time waster. Tagged as: action, adventure, download, free, game, horror, indie, puzzle, rating-o, revolab, surreal, windows

The Mammoth: A Cave Painting

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 02, 2015 02:00 PM

Platform: Javascript/HTML5 — The Mammoth: A Cave Painting It's just a few minutes long, but this lovely piece of interactive art from In Between Games made in three days for Ludum Dare tells a story of man versus nature that we've seen repeated over and over throughout natural history. Tagged as: adventure, browser, free, game, html5, inbetweengames, interactiveart, ludumdare, playthis, rating-y

October 01, 2015

All-in-One Mahjong III

From Inside Pozirk Games

by pozirk on October 01, 2015 07:49 PM

Unexpectedly even for myself, instead of Mahjong Seasons, I’m going to release All-in-One Mahjong 3, most likely next week.
Also, I keep working on Shadow Solitaire, main reason of such a slow progress with the game is artist, who still didn’t finish with the graphics.

Sept 2015 Developer Newsletter – Official Intro of Enhance™, Community Spotlight, & Winners Announced!

From FlashGameLicense Blog

by Aaron on October 01, 2015 05:59 PM


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If you’re not using post-roll ads, you’re leaving money on the table! Learn more…

We sat down with FGL Game Jam #30 winner Max of Uncommon Games (aka Racines).

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Our first adventure pack, Guild of Dungeoneering: Pirate's Cove

From Gambrinous Blog

by Colm on October 01, 2015 04:05 PM

Bonus: if you preordered the base game before launch on July 14th you should now have received this expansion for FREE. Check your Steam or GOG account! If you didn't then worry not you can pick it up on Steam or GOG now.

Guild of Dungeoneering: Pirate’s Cove is the first Adventure Pack we have created for Guild of Dungeoneering. What’s included?

  • A new region of the world to explore with 21 new quests to take on, all set in a new watery cave tileset
  • Rescue 3 new classes of dungeoneer to adventure with: the Drunken Sailor, the H20mancer and the Swashbuckler.
  • Battle 29 new monsters including Merfolk, Giant Crabs, Three-Headed Monkeys and of course more pirates than you shake a wooden leg at!
  • Find 27 new equippable items like the Eye Patch, the Barrel O’ Rum, or the Newspaper Hat.
  • Listen to a brand new background track & 5 new musical asides from the Bard

This represents about one third more content compared to the base game.

Where do you find Pirate’s Cove ingame?

To find the entrance to the Pirate’s Cove region you need to first reach the Jungle in the main game. Once there you will find a Pirate’s Map that unlocks the new region.

The reason for this is that difficulty-wise the new quests and monsters are at the same tier as the rest of the jungle area. Think of these new quests as an optional extra area within the Jungle (that is about the same size again as the Jungle itself).

While adventuring in Pirate’s Cove you will have the opportunity to rescue the three new classes of dungeoneer to permanently unlock them for your guild. This is a change from how classes are unlocked in the main game (paying for them with gold).

If you have previously beaten the game and just want to check out the new quests straight away we’ve added a shortcut. When you start a new game simply choose the ‘Jungle Shortcut’ option and we’ll skip the whole Grasslands starting region and land you straight into the Jungle.

How does it tie into the existing Guild of Dungeoneering experience?

The idea of the Adventure Pack is to extend the entire Guild of Dungeoneering experience. It’s not just a standalone series of quests to take on. The main mechanism for this is all the new equippable loot you can find.

All of the loot included in Pirate’s Cove can be found anywhere in Guild of Dungeoneering, not just in the new region. We’ve split up the Pirate’s Cove loot between all the existing Guild upgrades that add loot, plus thrown some of them into the starting loot deck. So you will be finding new Pirate’s Cove loot throughout your game, unlocking new pieces as you unlock loot upgrades for your guild.

For example this is the Steel Anvil upgrade which unlocks four new items in the base game. If you have Pirate’s Cove installed a further two are added.

Show us some of the new classes!

Sure thing! First the Drunken Sailor. Their defining feature is the new ‘Rum’ trait: the first time they reach exactly one health in each combat they will swig their rum and heal themselves for two. This is an interesting twist because you want to reach exactly one health to avail of it, which can be risky!

Their starting deck also has a couple of attacks that do self-damage. Turn this disadvantage into a way of triggering Rum exactly when you want it to be successful with the Drunken Sailor!

What about the H2Omancer? This magic based class uses a new battle mechanic called Recycle. The H2Omancer’s cards have self-recycle, but you’ll also find some enemies that cause you to recycle as part of their attacks. A recycle makes you discard a card at random but lets you draw a bonus card to replace it. It can be bad (losing a key card you need to win the next turn) or good (turn that stupidity card into something good, or to dig through your deck for your power cards quicker).

The H2Omancer also has a ‘High Tide’ trait that interacts with the recycle ability. Whenever you have 4 or more cards in your discard pile the enemy you are facing gains the ‘Predictable’ trait, letting you see the card on top of their deck that they will be playing next turn!

I’ll leave the details of the third class you can find in Pirate’s Cove, the Swashbuckler, as a surprise for you. I will say if you enjoyed the Bruiser’s playstyle you’ll also like the Swashbuckler!

Thanks again for your continued support and we hope you enjoy this new content!
Colm Larkin

Bread Pit

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 01, 2015 11:00 AM

Platform: Flash — Bread Pit What sort of monster doesn't like toast? In this adorable physics puzzle game, you're interacting with a seriously quirky kitchen to help guide a piece of bread to the toaster in each level and help it realize its destiny of becoming golden brown and delicious. Tagged as: action, bestphysicsgames, browser, flash, free, game, physics, playthis, puzzle, rating-g, volik

September 30, 2015

Weekday Escape N°95

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Weekday Escape N°95 Games featured this week: The Irritatis: The Road; Find the Escape-Men 166: The Escape Mansion; Catch the Fishes — This week on your Weekday Escape! No good deed goes unpunished when a little amateur car repair gets alarming. An amusement park with a couples' ride that ISN'T the Tunnel of Love. And... you're sleeping with the fishes, punk!... oh, no. Wait. Catching fishes. My bad. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, esklavos, free, game, maymay, no1game, weekday-escape

Super Chibi Knight

From Jay is Games

by Tricky on September 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — Super Chibi Knight The kingdom of Oukoku lives in the shadow of the dastardly (and spicy) General Tso. The legends foretold of a tiny knight that would one day be the salvation of the land. Are you that knight? Are you that tiny? Well, you'd better be, because you're the only hope we have. Super Chibi Knight is an platform-RPG-adventure hybrid by the PestoForce teamof Nick (age 33) and Bella (age 8). It's joyful hack-and-slash fun, though with a couple odd spikes difficulty-wise. Tagged as: action, adventure, bpasto, demo, download, game, hybrid, indie, linux, mac, npasto, pestoforce, platform, rating-y, retro, rpg, sidescrolling, windows

September 29, 2015

Introducing Enhance™

From FlashGameLicense Blog

by Chris on September 29, 2015 07:42 PM


FGL is excited to announce it’s newest product, Enhance™. Enhance™ is the easiest way to get third party services into a mobile app. So easy that you can get services like ads into an app with NO CODING.


Our biggest focus right now is ads.  In fact, our Enhance™ Ads system is already the easiest to implement and manage ad system in the world. With Enhance™ Ads, it is possible to get dozens of ad networks into your app in seconds.  Our record is getting ads into an app in 37 seconds!


All you need to do is go to enhance.fgl.com, upload your app, select the options you want, then click “Enhance.”  You will get your app back in minutes, or even seconds, fully implemented with the Enhancements you selected.


It’s that easy.. even though we add and optimize dozens of ad networks, you never have to sign up to an ad network yourself, and all reporting is centralized into one dashboard.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at enhance@fgl.com.


Also, be sure to check out our live-streamed EnhanceLive show every Wednesday at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on Twitch.  On the show we answer game industry questions. And if you send us an app, we’ll Enhance it and play it live on the show.


There are already thousands of apps using Enhance™.  We’d love to see yours added to that list! Not only will you be earning more through our ad mediation system, but when you have a published Enhanced app, you are automatically entered into our monthly $100 givaway!  We announce the winner on the last Wednesday of the month on EnhanceLive.

Cyndre Phase

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 29, 2015 12:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Cyndre Phase With a score mechanic that challenges you to hone your accuracy and rack up combos, this simple but fast-paced and oh-so-sleek arcade shooter sees you blasting down wave after wave of enemy rockets and missiles across three challenging levels with big bosses. Tagged as: action, aken, arcade, browser, defense, flash, free, game, jmiller, mvinyals, playthis, rating-g, shooter

September 27, 2015

Lifeline 2

From Jay is Games

by kimberlyfelix on September 27, 2015 06:00 PM

Platform: iOS — Lifeline 2 After you are mistakenly contacted by a blood-mage, you decide to join her on her quest in this fantasy themed text adventure. Travel with Arika in real time as she plots revenge against those who killed her parents. Your choices will determine whether she succeeds or fails in her quest in this game for iOS and Apple Watch. Tagged as: 3minutegames, adventure, applewatch, chooseyourownadventure, djustus, fantasy, game, ifiction, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, narrative, rating-g, tablet, text

Molly's Donuts Escape

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 27, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Molly's Donuts Escape Chocolala Studios serves up an escape that's pretty in pink and sugary sweet to boot, as you find yourself trapped in a frilly room that's filled with treats as well as a handful of puzzles and mysterious coins! Tagged as: browser, chocolalastudio, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g

Code 7

From Jay is Games

by kimberlyfelix on September 27, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Unity — Code 7 You are assigned to investigate why an AI facility has gone dark in this sci-fi text adventure. After an incident you are separated from your team mate. You are only able to communicate through text as you help her reunite with you. Use the computer to hack the facility as you try to figure out what went wrong. Tagged as: adventure, browser, download, free, game, ifiction, indie, linux, mac, narrative, rating-o, retragames, scifi, text, unity, windows

September 26, 2015


From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on September 26, 2015 06:00 PM

Platform: Windows, Unity — Militia Militia is a fantasy version of chess you never knew you needed till now. Clear the board of the Captains with your limited group of units to unlock more enemies, new fighters, and more challenges. Tagged as: brickroadsdx, browser, chess, download, free, game, indie, puzzle, rating-g, strategy, turnbased, unity, windows


From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 26, 2015 02:00 PM

Platform: Unity — Boxes It's just another day at the box factory... too bad you're new on the job and you need to assemble every level's conveyor belt by hand, choosing pieces to program what goes where, in this satisfying logic puzzle game. Tagged as: browser, free, game, jwu, logic, playthis, programming, puzzle, rating-g, unity

Sokay Zine – Issue 01 – “The Making of Thugjacker” pt 1

From Blog.Sokay.net

by Bryson Whiteman on September 26, 2015 12:52 AM

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!!!

We’ve gone and done it. We went backwards from the internet to print. Introducing… Sokay Zine!


Download Issue #1 PDF at http://zine.sokay.net

Sokay Zine (zine as in magazine) is an idea that had been tumbling around in my head for a while. It’s a 20 page 4.5×4.5″ booklet. During the development of Donut Get! I was printing out a ton of flyers for our monthly LA Art Walk show, Sokay Play. To come up with the art for the flyers, I was digging through folders of old art work gathering dust on my hard drives. Looking through all of the unseen or unfinished assets got me thinking. There was a ton of stuff that I forgot we even made. I figured something should’ve been done with it.

When I was out on the streets hustling Donut Get! and Sokay, I made a buncha flyers, stickers and buttons. It felt good to be making physical stuff again. Reminded me of drawing on line paper in class back in the day. I’d seen people online making zines about things they’re fans of and I thought, “Why can’t I do something like this for Sokay?”

A Sunsoft newsletter from Summer 1988

I remembered back in the 80s and 90s game companies often used quarterly print newsletters to reach their audiences and let them know more about their games coming out. Nintendo Power started out as one of these. This was another source of inspiration.

The making of our first game Thugjacker became the focus of the zine. We made Thugjacker before I had started blogging so it was a fresh topic to write about. To put it together, spent a ton of time digging up artwork, exporting frames of animation out of the game, looking at cut content and trying to piece together the story. It was a challenge to put it to words and be concise with it (unlike my blog posts).

Example of a Japanese guide for Faxanadu (1987-ish)

My last blog post was a review of The Untold History of Japanese Developers. On the behind the scenes DVD I got glimpses of just how in depth the Japanese game world’s print industry was. You could find a thick strategy guide for just about any game you could imagine. Seeing how they laid out game levels in those books became inspiration for my “walkthrough” of the first stage of Thugjacker in the zine.

So after assembling the zine digitally, I had to print these things out. I had a short timeline since I was aiming to print about 100 for my trip to Bitsummit in Kyoto, Japan. So I opted to print them in my bedroom rather than look for a professional printer. For 2 weeks, I was swimming in CMYK. I learned a lot through trial and error but I’ve got a decent system for printing up batches when I get a chance. Up to now I believe I’ve printed about 160 copies but I’m always short. Hit me up if you’re interested in a copy! Still need to look into a printshop though!


So take a look and let us know what you think.

September 25, 2015

5 Color-Changing Games

From Armor Games Blog

by Gantic on September 25, 2015 07:25 PM

Autumn is here for the Northern Hemisphere, so let’s put summer behind us and change change colors with the leaves this season with these five color-changing games. Test your reflexes and defeat colorful enemies or beat personal records.


5. Color Strike Down

Strike down enemies the same color as your comet. Earn shields and max combos to get further and score higher.



4. Marvin Spectrum

Test your reflexes and earn hats while running through the lab as Marvin Spectrum. Change your suit to match the gates. If the normal stages are too easy, test your mettle with Endless Mode and beat personal records.



3. Minute Hardcore

Cycle through colors in this vertical scrolling shooter. Rack up combos to level up and last longer. The longer you last, the more medals you earn and the higher your score. Compare your high score with friends and other users on the high score table.



2. Neon RiderNeon Rider World

Ride the lights with a color-changing bike. Collect bonuses and perform stunts for a better score. Not enough levels? Create your own levels to share in Neon Rider World.



1. Primary

Save the Hueman Race from the Void and restore color to the world. Jump, dodge, and use the powers of the primary colors to fight your way through Prizim Tower and stop the Void in this action platformer.



Want more color? Check out our Coloring games.

Secret Agent Cinder

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 25, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Javascript/HTML5 — Secret Agent Cinder Think Cinderella is all about frilly dresses and happily ever afters? Think again. Special Agent Cinder has been tasked by her godmother to infiltrate the Royal Ball and steal the military plans before the clock strikes twelve in this interactive comic. There are two different endings and lots of options... can you pull off the heist? Tagged as: adventure, browser, eryan, free, game, html5, interactiveart, playthis, rating-o, text, twine

Delicious Cortex

From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on September 25, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Delicious Cortex Created in just 48 hours for Ludum Dare, in this simple but addictive action game, you're leading an army of unstoppable killing machines... it's just too bad they're all zombies who don't take instruction very well. Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, ludumdare, rating-o, sbenard, simpleidea, strategy, zombies

Rescue Quest

From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on September 25, 2015 01:00 AM

Platform: iOS, Android — Rescue Quest Help Zap and Boom make a path to free the spritelings to save magic. There's a lot that stands in their way, including boulders, goblins and more but with your match-3 skills they are sure to save the day in this free-to-play game for Android and iOS. Tagged as: adventure, android, chillingo, free, freetoplay, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, match-3, microtransactions, mobile, puzzle, rating-y

September 24, 2015

Learn to Fly 3

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 24, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Learn to Fly 3 Lightbringer Games' wildly popular and exceptionally adorable launch series returns, and this time our penguins are literally shooting for the moon! Buy and upgrade a multitude of parts for your rocket, taking into consideration weight and drag, as well as a ton of bonuses and customisation to help you get to the moon as fast as possible! Tagged as: action, arcade, browser, flash, free, game, launch, lightbringer, playthis, rating-g, upgrades

September 23, 2015

Knighttron Quests

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on September 23, 2015 08:00 PM

Are you ready  to earn some new Quests? Guide the hero in a journey to recover his memories while battling hordes of aggressive enemies. Fight, trade, loot and complete quests to enlist the support of new allies.

Who knows what secrets lay hidden in this world?






Weekday Escape N°94

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 23, 2015 02:00 PM

Weekday Escape N°94 Games featured this week: Day at the Office Again; Trick or Treat '15; Organic Engine Escape — This week on your Weekday Escape! Vitamin Hana sends you back to the rat race to make some copies. Twinkle offers a ghoulish but cute and candy-filled Halloween celebration. And Esklavos gets a little weird in the rise of the creepy robot ladies! Tagged as: blog, browser, esklavos, free, game, twinkle, vitaminhana, weekday-escape

FGL Community Spotlight – Game Jam winner Racines!

From FlashGameLicense Blog

by Brian on September 23, 2015 08:05 AM

FGL Community Spotlight – Racines of Uncommon Games

FGL’s big $150 Game Jam is coming up this Friday (Sept 25th), so the Community Spotlight returns with some helpful hints from past game jam winner, Maximilien Moussalli of the Uncommon Games studio.  We asked Max about his jam-winning entry, and his thoughts on game development.


FGL: Welcome to the Spotlight, Max! Tell us a little about yourself and your studio, Uncommon Games.

Max: Ok! My name is Maximilien Moussalli.  I live in France near Marseille.  My game studio was created in 2012 with a developer friend.  We have worked on “Gravit project” for almost 2 years.  (More info: http://press.uncommon-games.com/en/sheet.php?p=Gravit )

We tried to make a crowdfunding campaign for Gravit, but our graphic design was not good enough to attract investors.  Without funding, we couldn’t finish this project, so my developer friend left and I began working on a mobile game: ‘Son of Light’.

FGL: That looks great.  Is ‘Son of Light’ your current active game project?

Max: This was a project I completed a few months ago.  It was free to play and was downloaded 30,000+ times, which is a good number for a solo project from an unknown dev like me.

For now I’m working on my Kongregate version of Quantic Pulse.  I hope to get some feedback and statistics on this game there, and if players like it, I’ll make a mobile version.

FGL: You created Quantic Pulse for the FGL Game Jam #30, right?  Obviously it was very successful, as you won first place!  Did you approach the development process differently for Quantic Pulse because of the time limit of the Game Jam?

Max: Thank you!  Yes, time is key for game jam games, but also for regular games, too.  If your goal is too high, you will fall.  Your game should be elegant and fun.  If you miss that, your game will be forgotten.  So Quantic Pulse was designed with this in mind.  Simple gameplay + simple graphics.  I recommend for indie developers to learn a graphics solution to get their game looking nice, like thet color algorithm that I used for Quantic Pulse.

FGL: The graphics were simple, but the game still had very polished visuals in that way.

Max: Yes, exactly.  All the colors matched together, giving it a colorful design.  As for the gameplay idea, I was watching a scientist documentary about gravity.  Some scientists are suggesting that some masses could only exist around the movement of quantic particles.  That gave me the idea for Quantic Pulse.

FGL: I’ll take your word on that! You mentioned you’ve worked up a version of Quantic Pulse for Kongregate.  What kinds of things have you added or changed from the Game Jam version?

Max: The Kongregate version has upgraded gameplay polish and I’ve modified the pulse system.  The pulses now auto-pulse and explode when a player is hit.  I’ve also added a good death animation, and want to insert a boss or more enemies combining steering behavior and gravity stuff.

When I make a game, I never know exactly how it will be at the end.  I play it again and again and my mind wanders outside of my game and finds ideas from other sources.

FGL: A lot of FGL users have started expanding beyond Flash for game development.  This game (like several of our past Game Jam winners) was made in Unity.  Do you have any advice for gamedevs who’d like to learn Unity?

Max: When it comes to saving time, Unity is a good tool.  The community is huge, and for the most part, it is good.  Unity is a bit of a mix between a pro tool and a newbie tool, so learning Unity is not that hard, but learning how to develop a big project can be difficult.  There are a lot of tutorials, source code and the asset store, but the most important thing you can have is patience and perspective.

FGL:  Good advice.  Time for the Lightning Round! Question One: What is the most important thing you could tell new developers?

Max: Like I said before, make a simple game with addictive gameplay.  Between polish and gameplay content, choose polish.  If the game works, you can add the hard / complex stuff in later.    I started to work on a project recently, but the time investment to make it would be too high.  So I preferred to work on a smaller idea.

FGL: Question Two: You mentioned trying to crowdfund a game earlier.  What are your thoughts on that?

Max: It’s hard to be on Kickstarter in France, so we tried IndieGogo.  We offered a 1-hour demo, but our graphics were too bad.  Design is so important to catch the eye of a player.  Crowdfunding successes often rely on their video trailer, so my ‘Son of Light’ trailer was designed with this in mind.  The trailer should be exactly what you have in mind when you imagine the final version of your game if you had no limits on it.

FGL: Last (and most important) Question: How can people contact you and get updates on your games?

Max: You can follow me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UncommonGames or check out our website at www.uncommon-games.com.


I’d like to thank Max and Uncommon Games for answering our questions and sharing these stories with us. If you have any other questions for Max, ’Like’ him on Facebook at facebook.com/UncommonGames, check out his website at www.uncommon-games.com or post in the comments below! If you know someone who would be a good candidate for the Community Spotlight, comment below, send a PM to FGL_Brian or send us an email at info@fgl.com.



Puzzle Craft 2

From Jay is Games

by kimberlyfelix on September 23, 2015 12:00 AM

Platform: iOS — Puzzle Craft 2 What do fishing, farming, and mining have in common? You can do them all in puzzle form in this expansive matching game. Level up cities by building new buildings and hiring specialized workers as you go until you are ruling an entire kingdom. Tagged as: atgames, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, match, match-3, microtransactions, mobile, puzzle, rating-g, tablet, upgrades

September 22, 2015

Where is Cat?

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by LDora on September 22, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Where is Cat? Bart Bonte enlists the aid of three talented little kids to dream up this simple yet oh-so-sweet little puzzle game where you need to find a hiding cat in each room of a house, and then track down everything else he needs to celebrate. Tagged as: bbonte, browser, flash, free, game, hiddenobject, playthis, puzzle, rating-g

Blocky's Escape

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by LDora on September 22, 2015 02:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Blocky's Escape Need a puzzle game that's bright and colourful and won't make your brain smoke? This kid-friendly game where you must guide our blocky hero through increasingly elaborate mazes of switches, traps, and teleporters starts easy and stays low challenge for the most part, but is still perfectly pleasant and fun. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, imperiousinteractive, playthis, puzzle, rating-g

September 21, 2015

Missing Colors 1

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 21, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Missing Colors 1 Not every escape needs to be big to be fun, and TomaTea serves up a mini escape game that focuses on a single wall, yet one with still a satisfying amount of puzzles to solve, items to find, and clues to crack! Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tomatea

Strike Force Heroes 3

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by Tricky on September 21, 2015 12:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Strike Force Heroes 3 Strike Force Heroes 3 by Sky9Games is the third installment of the running-and-gunning platform-shooter action series that has had players blasting for years. A few changes to the formula may make fans uneasy, especially with so much that needs to be unlocked, but at its core remains a large chunk of bad-guy blasting fun. Tagged as: achievements, action, arena, browser, cpuintensive, flash, free, game, juicetin, military, rating-o, shooter, sky9games, strikeforce, upgrades

September 20, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 20, 2015 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — Shadowrun: Hong Kong You haven't seen Raymond Black, the man who took you off the streets and raised you, in over seven years, but a desperate message brings you to the seething underbelly of Heoi where something unspeakable awaits in this stellar continuation to Harebrained Schemes' indie turn-based RPG strategy game. Tagged as: affiliate, download, game, gog, greenmangaming, harebrainedschemes, indie, linux, mac, rating-o, rpg, shadowrun, steam, strategy, turnbased, windows

The Guides

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 20, 2015 04:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android — The Guides Unfolding bit by bit with increasingly cryptic stages, this understated, elegant puzzle game for Android and iOS tasks you with cracking open layers of puzzles whose solutions and sometimes even mechanics themselves need careful thought and observation to interpret. Tagged as: android, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, kbradford, llisi, mobile, mystery, puzzle, rating-g, surreal, tablet

The Darkest Woods

From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on September 20, 2015 02:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — The Darkest Woods Waking up in the woods with little memory is the least of your concerns as you begin to venture deeper to find your way out. Get ready for some jumpscares and some good old fashion horror as you try to find out what happened to you so you can make sure you leave it all far far behind in this free indie horror adventure. Tagged as: adventure, download, free, game, horror, indie, linux, mac, martadello, pointandclick, rating-o, vlaschuk, windows

September 19, 2015

Death Arena Reality Show

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by LDora on September 19, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Death Arena Reality Show Violence sells, or at least it does in the sort of dimensions where evil flying potatoes have reality shows, so blast your way through hordes of minions and increasingly powerful heroes to appease your audience in this quirky horizontal shooter filled with upgrades! Tagged as: action, browser, entertainmentforge, flash, free, game, playthis, rating-y, shooter, upgrades

Find the Escape Men 165: Fancy Apartment

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 19, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Find the Escape Men 165: Fancy Apartment Don't go getting all fancy on us now, just because no1game has locked you up somewhere classy. To escape this sparse but elegant apartment with its lovely view, you'll need to find ten little green men, though this time around it's definitely on the short and easy side. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, no1game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g

September 18, 2015

League of Light: Silent Mountain

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by LDora on September 18, 2015 06:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — League of Light: Silent Mountain One of the League of Light's best agents, the leader's daughter, has seemingly gone rogue and stolen a valuable artifact from the vault. But there's more going on than meets the eye, and the town of Stoneville has its share of secrets in this gorgeous and cinematic hidden-object adventure. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, bigfishgames, casual, demo, download, game, hiddenobject, mac, mariaglorum, rating-g, windows

Loot Heroes 2

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 18, 2015 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Loot Heroes 2 Ready for more hack-and-slash action? The Diablo-esque dungeon crawler returns, with more heroes and enemies to stab, splat, and magic your way through, along with tons of loot of course, though it may be too close to the original and lacking in variety for some. Tagged as: action, browser, dungeoncrawler, flash, free, game, hackandslash, kkashur, playthis, rating-o, rpg, vzaborov

Room 9 Autumn

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 18, 2015 12:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Room 9 Autumn Even if the leaves aren't changing, Ichima's escape is pure satisfying goodness, with an excellent collection of puzzles that require just the right amount of thought and attention to detail, while holding a few surprises, too. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, ichima, japanese, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g

Sushi Cat Plushie

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on September 18, 2015 05:42 AM

Make an adorable new feline friend who’s in a frenzy about eating Japanese food. Our Sushi Cat plushie is now back available in the Armor Games Store, and just in time for the holidays! He’s round, fluffy and ready to be taken on all sorts of adventures.

Take a look right meow! :3


Sushi Cat Pictures:




From Jay is Games

by Satori on September 18, 2015 01:00 AM

Platform: iOS, Android — Cardstone Running Pillow delivers their own indie take on the hit card-dueling franchise Hearthstone, free for iOS and Android. Collect cards, build your battle deck and clear the dungeons, earning gold to unlock plenty of awesome new cards! Tagged as: android, board, card, collectiblecard, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, microtransactions, mobile, rating-y, runningpillow, strategy, tablet

September 17, 2015


From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on September 17, 2015 09:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Unity — AnIMa Finding yourself dead is a real downer. But when a mysterious voice informs you you can receive life once again as long as you do what he says will you think twice about your actions? Find out in this creepy free indie puzzle platformer, also available as a download! Tagged as: browser, download, emochi, free, game, jfarrell, linux, mac, msparling, pixelart, platform, puzzle, rating-o, unity, windows

New Armatars

From Armor Games Blog

by Gantic on September 17, 2015 05:15 PM

The King of Towers has nine new Armatars that can be unlocked, but it is no easy feat. These Armatars unlock with the Heavenly Quest. Fight your way through grass and snow and ash and sand and marsh to earn yourself the 300 stars needed to unlock these Armatars.

Here’s a peek:


If you’ve already unlocked the Heavenly quest, then head over to your profile settings to try them out. The ‘Change’ link under your current Armatar and the King of Towers Armatars are under the Game-Based tab.

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The Video Game of Life

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 17, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — The Video Game of Life Gamers love gold, right? And they love getting perfect ratings, also right? In Keybol's challenging platformer, every level is almost absurdly easy, unless you're aiming to get the three shiny gold coins in each stage. Subtle? Not really. Tricky? That's another matter entirely. Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, highdifficulty, incompetech, keybol, platform, playthis, rating-g

September 16, 2015


From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 16, 2015 10:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Undertale When you find yourself stranded in the realm of monsters below ground, all you can think of is getting home. But what are you willing to do to get there? A powerful, funny, creepy, and wonderfully weird indie RPG that's packed with replay value, secrets, a unique battle system that makes every fight fun, and much, much more. Not to be missed. Tagged as: adventure, demo, download, game, indie, lgbtq, mac, rating-y, rpg, surreal, tfox, windows

Inspector Kloo 9

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 16, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Inspector Kloo 9 A collection of valuable art has gone missing, and the maid has called you in to find it before she gets in trouble! Esklavos serves up a nice chunk of point-and-click puzzling that makes up for some clunky gameplay with a sleek style and variety. Tagged as: browser, esklavos, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g

Weekday Escape N°93

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by LDora on September 16, 2015 04:00 AM

Weekday Escape N°93 Games featured this week: Don't Free the Lizards 2; Fruit Kitchens No. 26: Fig Purple; Escape Plan: Splash Park — This week on your Weekday Escape! An impromptu nap means you wind up trapped somewhere wet. A very purple kitchen and a whole passel of figs. And a bunch of wily green lizards you definitely do NOT want getting out. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, funkyland, game, selfdefiant, vitaminhana, weekday-escape

September 15, 2015


From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 15, 2015 05:00 PM

RED AMAZON In this very short but very atmospheric free indie experience, you putter around a tiny cabin in the middle of nowhere. It's quiet. Your fire crackles merrily. Why not go for a walk and see how the story unfolds? Tagged as: action, adventure, download, experimental, free, game, indie, narrative, playthis, rating-y, thriller, tvdboogaart

Animal Crackers

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by LDora on September 15, 2015 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Animal Crackers The president is having a birthday party, and it's up to you, little mouse, to explore and find everything you need to make it the very best! Talk to a wide variety of colourful characters, find decorations, food, presents and more to get the best ending in this simple but oh-so-cute game. Tagged as: adventure, browser, exploration, flash, free, game, lzong, mabdulrahim, playthis, puzzle, rating-g, reneep

September 14, 2015

Little Life Adaptivity

From Jay is Games

by LDora on September 14, 2015 12:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Little Life Adaptivity Kichu thinks he's ready for anything life throws at him, but in this cute pixel puzzle platformer from Prasan Games, success isn't just about moving forward. It's about watching to see how the world changes and reacts to you in order to get by! Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, platform, playthis, prasangames, puzzle, rating-g