August 30, 2014

Colorize

From Jay is Games

by kimberlyfelix on August 30, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Colorize Puzzle your way through vibrant colors in this clever game. Careful planning is required as you drag and drop various shapes of matching colors to end up with the target screen color. Tagged as: browser, color, flash, free, game, linux, mac, puzzle, simpleidea, windows, zen

August 29, 2014

Gemini Strike September 4th

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on August 29, 2014 08:11 PM

From Krin, the same brilliant mind behind the Sonny and Sinjid Series, strap into your ship and prepare for an explosive challenge! In Gemini Strike you blast your way through enemy ships, evade fiery asteroids, sneak through blockades and face off against epic bosses in this action packed adventure. When the blasting’s done, raid cargo ships to find randomly generated items to customize your own individual fighter. 

Gemini strike is releasing worldwide for iPhone/iPad on September 4th.

Trailer:

Screenshots:

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Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 29, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret The district of Blackrow has been under quarantine for over two hundred years, but when a young actress is abducted, you have no choice but to dig into its dark secrets in the latest gorgeous hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, casual, demo, download, elephantgames, game, hiddenobject, horror, mac, mysterytrackers, pointandclick, rating-y, windows

CrazyBox

From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on August 29, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: Android — CrazyBox Tap this crazy little box through obstacles, around dangerous lines, and solve puzzles to reach the always desired, dotted line across the screen. Each level has a new twist and new ways to make you grind your teeth. Tagged as: android, arcade, avoidance, free, game, highdifficulty, mobile, playim, puzzle, rating-g, tablet

Generation Ship

From Jay is Games

by Tricky on August 29, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Unity — Generation Ship Generation Ship is a sci-fi Unity adventure game developed by Shide for the Ludum Dare 30 "connected worlds" competition. Trapped in space with only a snarky AI, players must solve the cold equations and bring your crew to safety. While maybe a little heavy on the too snark, and maybe a little too light letting you know what things will kill you before they've done so, Generation Ship is a satisfying space puzzle to unravel. Tagged as: adventure, browser, free, game, ld30, ludumdare, mac, rating-y, scifi, shide, unity, windows

August 28, 2014

Tiny Tower Vegas

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 28, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android — Tiny Tower Vegas Nimblebit is back for more as you build a tower to the sky filled with Stormtroopers, Elvis impersonators, zombies, and other tourists in this free sim/idle game for iOS and Android! Unlock and build new rooms and play Poker, slots, or more to win big! Tagged as: android, free, game, idle, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, microtransactions, minigames, mobile, nimblebit, rating-y, simulation

Caves Online

From Jay is Games

by Johnny123 on August 28, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Caves Online An online platform game that pits you against the "ghosts" of players who've run the course before you. Use the arrow keys to jump, dodge and collect gold as you avoid lava pits, skeletons and the ever-sliding view. Tagged as: action, arcade, browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, microtransactions, multiplayer, platform, rating-g, retro, windows

Primary Max

From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on August 28, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Primary Max Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, keybol, linux, mac, platform, puzzle, rating-g, windows

August 27, 2014

Manor Memoirs

From Jay is Games

by starchild on August 27, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Windows — Manor Memoirs Scarlett has just moved into an old, decrepit manor, looking for inspiration for her new book. But who can write in a house that's falling apart? That's where you come in. As a seasoned interior decorator/garage sale organiser, you will do your best to raise money to renovate the old place. Manor Memoirs is a wonderfully sweet hidden-object/time management hybrid that's guaranteed to make you smile. Tagged as: affiliate, casual, demo, download, game, hiddenobject, hybrid, playrixentertainment, rating-g, simulation, timemanagement, windows

History Museum Escape

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 27, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — History Museum Escape Trapped overnight in the history museum, if you want to escape you'll need to solve puzzles and craft some pretty darned clever tools in this short but sweet game also available free for iOS and Android. Tagged as: android, browser, escape, flash, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, justpinegames, linux, mac, mobile, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tablet, windows

Letter Monsters

From Jay is Games

by joelybean on August 27, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — Letter Monsters Building off the success of games like Triple Town, Threes!, and 2048, Letter Monsters puts a cute (and fuzzy) new face on combine-three grid games. Re-learn your A-B-C's across over sixty levels of strategic sliding, and use eight unique boosters to help yourself out on iOS, Android, and in your browser! Tagged as: 1001com, android, browser, combine-3, flash, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipod, linux, mac, match-3, mobile, puzzle, rating-g, slidingblock, strategy, tablet, windows

Weekday Escape N°38

From Jay is Games

by elle on August 27, 2014 04:00 AM

Platform: Flash — Weekday Escape N°38 Games featured this week: Find the Escape-Men 117: Load Runner; Escape Another Nightmare; Cute Duckling 3 — No1Game's latest episode continues the classic arcade game theme, this time with some morbid implications. Meanwhile, welcome Self Defiant to our weekday escape spotlight with another atmospheric asylum adventure. But if you need more smiles than that, Minoto should brighten your day with the cutest baby water fowl in the world! Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, minoto, no1game, pointandclick, puzzle, selfdefiant, weekday-escape, windows

August 26, 2014

Win Pirate Gold

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on August 26, 2014 09:18 PM

Looking to get a bit of extra plunder from Battle Pirates? From now until end of day August 29th any player that completes the “Down the Barrel” campaign while level 20 and below may win 100 in-game gold to spend how you wish.  We’ll be announcing winners early next week, so get started today!

Links:

Screenshots:

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Bottle Rockets

From Jay is Games

by Tricky on August 26, 2014 07:00 PM

Platform: Windows — Bottle Rockets Bottle Rockets is a sci-fi platform game by James Earl Cox III set to the song "Alberto Balsam" by Aphex Twin. A short artistic work about mothers, daughters, and space, it integrates a glitchy aesthetic quite well into the plot and gameplay, and will generally succeed in making those who play it feel all the feels. Tagged as: download, free, game, glitchjam, indie, interactiveart, jcox, music, narrative, platform, rating-y, scifi, windows

Loading assets from .swf with OpenFL + font embedding

From Inside Pozirk Games

by pozirk on August 26, 2014 03:59 PM

A small tutorial on how to load assets from .swf file with OpenFL.

First, make sure you have the latest version of Haxe and OpenFL.
You can also execute the following command to update your libs to the latest versions:

haxelib upgrade

Second, make sure you have SWF Library, execute:

haxelib install swf

Now, we need to create our SWF library with all the assets.
You can do it with any version Adobe Flash or any other software of your choice.
Creat new flash project, import your assets to the library and make sure that every asset, you want to use, has AS Linkage.

In my example, I have one image with “button” class name:
aslinkage
You should remember class names for all the assets, you will load.
Build .swf file.

Ok, start coding.
Create new Haxe/OpenFL project with FlashDevelop (or whatever you use).
Put your .swf file into assets folder.

Open application.xml file and add the following lines:
1. our SWF Library, so we can use it:

<haxelib name=”swf” />

2. Link to our .swf file:

<library path=”assets/graphics.swf” type=”swf” />

In my case, I have graphics.swf file.
You should remember its name, as you will use it late.

Now we need to load our assets, open your .hx file, where you will load your assets (in my example, it’s Main.hx) and add the following code:

Assets.loadLibrary("graphics", onSwfLoaded); //we load our .swf file by its name "graphics"

After .swf file successfully loaded, we can start using our assets:

private function onSwfLoaded(lib:AssetLibrary):Void
{
	var bmpd:BitmapData = null;
	bmpd = Assets.getBitmapData("graphics:button"); //syntax is [SWF_FILE_NAME]:[ASSETS_CLASS_NAME]
 
	var bmp:Bitmap = new Bitmap(bmpd, PixelSnapping.AUTO);
	bmp.x = 200;
	bmp.y = 100;
	addChild(bmp);
}

The same should work for MovieClips and Sounds.
Worth mentioning, SWF Library doesn’t work for HTML5 target.

In order to embed font to you project, we need to do the following steps:
1. Put all the font files into the folder within our project, for example, “assets/fonts/“;
2. Add the following line to application.xml:

<assets path=”assets/fonts” rename=”fonts” />

3. Load and use our font:

var font:Font = Assets.getFont("fonts/arial.ttf"); //load font
var format:TextFormat = new TextFormat(font.fontName, 20, 0xffffff); //create new TextFormat with our font
var text:TextField = new TextField();
text.defaultTextFormat = format;
text.embedFonts = true; //make sure we use our loaded font
text.width = 500;
text.text = "That was easy!";
text.x = 300;
text.y = 400;
addChild(text);

If you build and run sample project, you will see the following result:
result

Sample project source code:
OpenFL_SWF_Font

Have fun! :)

Skip Around the World: Finland

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 26, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Skip Around the World: Finland Skip's landed in Finland in this point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, and he's desperate to meet the famous "sauna guru"... but first he'll have to perform a few weird tasks as you travel around to actual locations and maybe learn a little in the process. Tagged as: adventure, browser, carmelgames, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y, windows

August 25, 2014

Gridland

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 25, 2014 03:30 PM

Platform: Javascript — Gridland From the creators of A Dark Room comes a match-3 puzzle game with a twist. Combine and collect resources to build, but what happens when the sun goes down is another matter. Tagged as: browser, doublespeakgames, free, game, javascript, linux, mac, match-3, puzzle, rating-g, rpg, simulation, strategy, turnbased, windows

Sweep Miner

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 25, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Sweep Miner You know kids. Always wandering off and getting trapped in mines full of explosives and teleporting ladders and whatnot. In this cute, simple puzzle game made in just a week, you'll have to memorize where danger lies if you want to get the kids out safely. Tagged as: browser, cynicsama, flash, free, game, linux, mac, msalyh, puzzle, rating-g, simpleidea, windows

August 24, 2014

Ice Cream Nomsters

From Jay is Games

by Kyh on August 24, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android — Ice Cream Nomsters Monsters! Ice cream trucks! Fezes? This mobile time management game has it all! In Firedroid's latest iOS/Android title, Ice Cream Nomsters, you control your legion of sweet treat trucks as they load up on cargo and deliver right to the front door of citizens across 9 different cities. This free arcade game is sure to have to driving around in circles in pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of more hats! Tagged as: android, arcade, firedroid, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, microtransactions, mobile, rating-g, tablet, timemanagement, upgrades

BLACK IV: Time of Revenge

From Jay is Games

by Tricky on August 24, 2014 01:30 PM

Platform: Flash — BLACK IV: Time of Revenge A top-down action shooter by Modern Boys Production, BLACK IV: Time for Revenge is basically just about a stickguy shooting a bunch of other stickguys, occasionally in slow motion. And that's more than fine! An unrepentantly goofy and escapist throwback, BLACK IV keeps the bullets flying and the trigger fingers itchy. Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, modernboysproduction, rating-o, shooter, stickfigures, topdown, upgrades, windows

August 23, 2014

Alice House No.2: The Pool of Tears

From Jay is Games

by elle on August 23, 2014 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Alice House No.2: The Pool of Tears Things are getting curiouser and curiouser as we continue our way through FunkyLand's version of the Alice in Wonderland story. This time around it's five dodoes you must find before you can escape-the-room. The room being a stately hallway with lots of doors but no apparent way out. Very strange. Alice may have cried a pool of tears to be stuck in such a pickle, but if you're resourceful, you'll soon find your way through. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows

August 22, 2014

Battle Pirates Launched

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on August 22, 2014 09:12 PM

The year is 2067 and Earth is covered in water. Survivors are split into two factions: The Forsaken and the oppressive Draconian Empire. Build an island fortress, customize deadly ships, and rule the high seas in the most epic MMORTS on Armor Games. Play Battle Pirates now and get an exclusive black and gold ship!

Links:

Trailer:

Screenshots:

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PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 22, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes Young women who all look alike have been vanishing all over the city, and the clockwork critters are the least of your worries when a malicious sentient puppet dogs your heels as you try to solve the mystery in this less-than-challenging but wonderfully fun and creative hidden-object adventure. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, demo, download, ersgstudios, game, hiddenobject, mac, pointandclick, puppetshow, puzzle, rating-o, windows

Viking Valor

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 22, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Viking Valor Man the cannons in this fast paced and chaotic defense shooter as you blast down waves of increasingly tenacious and powerful viking warriors, unlocking spells and traps as well as upgrading your equipment. Tagged as: action, browser, defense, flash, free, game, highupstudio, linux, mac, rating-g, shooter, strategy, upgrades, windows

Balls

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 22, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Balls Robamimi hides clues in plain sight with this clever, clean escape game. You need to find four hidden balls in order to get out, but with some subtle and sneaky puzzles, that's easier said than done. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, robamimi, windows

August 21, 2014

Bik: A Space Adventure

From Jay is Games

by elle on August 21, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux — Bik: A Space Adventure While camping, Bik is abducted by an extraterrestrial aircraft and so sets off on a 2D point-and-click adventure in the style of Space Quest and other beloved classic games. Soon he's joining forces with the aliens he befriends aboard a space freighter to battle bad guys and, hopefully, someday find his way back home. You can help and have fun while talking to numerous characters, solving story-based puzzles and completing the adventure from multiple perspectives. Tagged as: adventure, android, demo, download, game, indie, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, linux, mac, mobile, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y, retro, scifi, tablet, windows, zotnip

Quad Cop

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 21, 2014 03:30 PM

Platform: Flash — Quad Cop As you well know, a law enforcer's best weapon is their... lunch? Hmmm. In this simple and simply silly physics puzzler, feed different foods to the sheriffs to help them knock all the baddies offscreen and collect all the stars. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, physics, puzzle, rating-g, windows

August 20, 2014

Free video approvals. Phaser support. Monthly game jam. Developer interviews – Aug 2014 Developer Newsletter

From FlashGameLicense Blog

by Aaron on August 20, 2014 10:21 PM

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Version 1.6 of FGL’s HTML5 sdk is now available and features support for the Phaser plugin!

August Game Jam

Join us for our next 72 Hour Game Jam, starting Thursday, August 28th!

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Have you seen the latest interviews with successful indie game developers?

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The Ensign

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 20, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: iOS — The Ensign Acting as a prequel to beloved atmospheric browser simulation A Dark Room, this roguelike adventure for iOS sends you across a hostile wasteland, where hunger and thirst are constant companions and death is just the beginning... Tagged as: adventure, arajan, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, roguelike, rpg, scifi, strategy, tablet, text, turnbased

The Great Magician's Curse: Magicians 2

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 20, 2014 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — The Great Magician's Curse: Magicians 2 Your greatest magic trick will be surviving, as you must guide yourself and your creepy dopplegangers past swords, daggers, spikes, sawblades and more to reach the exit in this puzzle platformer. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, platformer, puzzle, rating-g, tinsleeves, windows

Weekday Escape N°37

From Jay is Games

by elle on August 20, 2014 04:00 AM

Weekday Escape N°37 Games featured this week: Escape from the Strange Locker Room; Find the Escape-Men 116: The Crisis; Button Escape 23 — No, Hottategoya's locker room isn't strange because it's clean and fresh smelling, but because of the mysterious hints and codes hidden about the room. No1Game's escape-men are your only hope to survive a bomb "Oops!" Luckily, they are up to the task! Tototo Room's find the eleven button series continues with another fun mini-escape. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, game, hottategoya, no1game, pointandclick, puzzle, tototoroom, weekday-escape

August 19, 2014

“Stick Nodes” Released!

From ForTheLoss

by Ralph on August 19, 2014 04:28 PM

So guess what? Well, the title is a pretty dead giveaway, but yeah, Stick Nodes is finally released on Google Play (other Android stores coming very soon, and then maybe even iOS – we’ll see).

There are two versions, a free one and a pro one.  They both contain the same features – the only difference being the free version contains a quick ad on startup and applies a small watermark on export .gifs.  The pro version contains no ads and no watermark.

Stick Nodes Free Stick Nodes Pro

Keep up to date

I won’t be doing too much talking about Stick Nodes here, well, at least not as much as I will on the official website, official Facebook page, and official Google+ page – so check those out for the most up-to-date info (mainly future updates and stuff).

So there you go, 4.5 months of work finally coming to fruition – give it a download and a rating (preferably a good one but you know, whatever).

The app comes with a credits.txt file in the main directory (created on the external SD card), but I’ll also post the contents here:

Stick Nodes by Ralph Damiano
Website: sticknodes.com
Developer: fortheloss.org
Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

Stickfigure credits
Tuna: Bench, Bird, Sword, Classic Stickfigure
Mat: Pistol, Uzi, Sniper
Sean Byrnes: Block Head, Cha Fighter, Shirt Guy
Ralph Damiano: Little Dude, Ninja, Stickfigure, Swish, Bendy Spine, Floor

Special thanks
Peter Bone for allowing compatibility with Pivot .stk files.
Sean Byrnes for being an awesome beta tester and stick-creator.
Brandon Ridener for being humorous.

The Last Dinosaurs

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 19, 2014 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — The Last Dinosaurs It wasn't the ice age that made the dinosaurs disappear, and in this cute-yet-bloody and frantic platform arena shooter, you'll learn that they'll not down for the count yet! Lead your dino squad against deadly enemies and unlock new weapons and abilities. Tagged as: action, arena, browser, flash, free, game, jarmstrong, jimp, linux, mac, platform, rating-o, shooter, upgrades, windows

Invert Selection Flash Game Review

From FlashMush

by noreply@blogger.com (Robbie Clark) on August 19, 2014 12:00 PM


Link: Invert Selection
Developed by Elio Landa
Sponsored by Armor Games
Genre: Puzzle
FlashMush Reviews Rating: 7/10

Invert Selection is a pretty nice and relaxing flash puzzle game. The goal is to copy various shapes by way of highlighting areas on the screen by way of addition, subtraction and multiplication (sort of an inverse function). The twist is you can only make square areas and sometimes the shape you need to copy is not a perfect square.


This is where all the different functions come into play as well as the meat of the puzzle aspect. There are tons of levels and they can get quite difficult to complete actually. I also like the general vibe that Invert Selection provides both in graphics and style. My biggest complaint actually would be the speed of the game/animations. The time it takes to countdown before a level (why even count down?) and clear the level after completion is ridiculous. Overall though Invert Selection is a nice fun puzzle game.

FGL Community Spotlight – A chat with FlashRush Games!

From FlashGameLicense Blog

by Brian on August 19, 2014 08:52 AM

FGL Community Spotlight – Episode Three

FGL continues the Community Spotlight series this week as we sit down with the developers from ‘FlashRush Games‘, makers of ‘Madmen Racing‘ and the ‘Nutty‘ and ‘Transmorpher‘ franchises.

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FGL_Brian:  Welcome to the FGL Community Spotlight!  How about a quick introduction for yourself and your studio for people who may not know you yet.

FlashRush Games: Hello, everyone!  My name is Konstantin, I’m 30 years old. I’m cofounder of “FlashRush Games” development studio/team. FlashRush Games is a game development team from Ukraine. Our team was founded 5 years ago and engaged in RIA development. For the last 3 years we’ve been developing flash games and have released nearly 20 games. We are all very good friends who love to play and make cool games! For more details about our games, you can visit our site - http://flashrushgames.com/

FGL_Brian: So your team was founded 5 years ago; is that when you decided to become a full-time game developer, or were you already making games before then?

FlashRush Games: Members of our team were working together in a specific game industry – developing “Slots” for Casinos. So you could say we’ve been familiar with game development for more than 10 years. We started making our own games, just for fun, for PC using Delphi and C++. And in 2008 we started move to Flash/Web platform.

FGL_Brian:  Interesting.  I noticed that you’ve worked with over a dozen different publishers / sponsors over the years.  What are some of the good things you look for when choosing a sponsor to work with?

FlashRush Games: We’ve had only good impressions when working with sponsors that we find on FGL.  The first thing that draws our attention is ML of the sponsor, but the main point now is that sponsor must be friendly and have good communication.  With good communication, you can clarify all unclear moments and quickly discuss all the details.

It’s very good when the sponsor/publisher cares about your game and helps you make it better, so sociable and caring sponsors are our choice. Price is not always the deciding factor; details are very important. We’d rather choose sponsors who are pleasant to work with than the one who pays more. So it’s a very good thing that on FGL you can find many wonderful sponsors!


FGL_Brian: That’s certainly good to know.  Moving onto the actual games, you’ve used many memorable main characters in your titles.  From the plucky Transmorpher alien and intrepid Phobi Jones to the fearless Nutty squirrel and all the crazy wacky characters in Madmen Racing.  Do you find that featuring strong main characters helps contribute to a game’s success?  Is this a focus for you when making games? 

FlashRush Games: As we know, the most important thing about a game is that it brings entertainment and fun for player. Visuals are a half of this pleasure, so main characters must be – emotional, memorable, unique, sometimes crazy. Yes, this helps contribute to a game’s success, but this only a half. The other half is a gameplay experience which must be combined with the characters. We start by focusing on gameplay first, then we try bring life and emotions to the characters. We are constantly remaking characters and gameplay until we find the perfect fit. Smaller details can be added; different “Easter eggs” always help to bring more fun. But strong main characters is a half of success.

FGL_Brian:  What are some common mistakes you see first-time developers make?  Was there one mistake you made early in your career that you think other game developers can learn from?

FlashRush Games: The main mistake I see is the development of a big game (the game of your dreams) as a first game.  Many developers try to do an MMORPG first Smile And I made the same mistake when I started game developing.

Development of rapid small-scale projects will help you understand your strengths and explore the market. Try not to do projects for more than 2 months. It will be less frustration.
We always think that our game is the best game ever seen, and we can not adequately evaluate the game. This is also a big common mistake of developers.
It must be remembered that everything new is well-forgotten old. Experiment with the old mechanics and you will find something new for your games.
FGL_Brian: Do you have any advice for developers looking to turn their game into a franchise with sequels (and not just a one-time game) as you’ve done so successfully?

FlashRush Games: You must track the game spread. Listen to each comment.  Players will always show you where to move and what to do.  Players will show you your mistakes and bugs, and will also come up with new features.  Do not try to turn every game into a franchise with sequels, this is not always possible or smart.  The market or the players themselves will require upkeep, and this is a good place to start.
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FGL_Brian:  Time for the lightning round!  How did you come up with the name for your studio?

FlashRush Games: “FlashRush Games” – all of what and how we do are in these words: Flash + Rush + Games Smile
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FGL_Brian: What were your favorite games when you were younger and what kind of games do you play now?

FlashRush Games: I love to play and compete with other people.  Main genres were strategy and shooters – Dune, Warcraft, StarCraft, Quake, CS. 
Now I play StarCraft 2, and League of Legends (this one we play with the whole office).
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FGL_Brian:  Oh, cool!  FGL hosts a League of Legends Game Night every Thursday.  It’ll be fun to play some games with you. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us.  Any ‘shout-outs’ before we wrap things up?

FlashRush Games: Well, there are so many friendly developers and sponsors, and also the FGL guys Smile I want to thank all the community. GL HF!
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I’d like to thank Konstantin and the guys over at FlashRush Games for answering our questions and sharing these stories with us. If you have any other questions for FlashRush, you can follow them on twitter @FlashRushGames or post your questions 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 brian@fgl.com.


August 18, 2014

Witches' Legacy: The Ties That Bind

From Jay is Games

by grinnyp on August 18, 2014 09:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Witches' Legacy: The Ties That Bind This hidden-object adventure offers tons of entertainment bang for your buck with good witches, evil witches, witch hunters, long-lost relatives, mysterious deaths, and a groom that goes missing the day before the wedding. Pop some popcorn and get ready for enough melodrama to fuel a Telenovela for a year! Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, casual, collectorsedition, demo, download, elefun, game, hiddenobject, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, windows

Quantum of Light

From Jay is Games

by Johnny123 on August 18, 2014 02:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Quantum of Light This educational game has you rotating tiles to reflect streams of colored photons, trying to aim them towards the crystals at the end. Numerous obstacles block your path so you'll need every ounce of your intelligence if you want to succeed. Tagged as: browser, educational, flash, foumartgames, free, game, linux, mac, puzzle, rating-g, windows

Hextris Flash Game Spotlight

From FlashMush

by noreply@blogger.com (Robbie Clark) on August 18, 2014 12:00 PM


Link: Hextris
Developed by Logan Engstrom & Garrett Finucane
Genre: Action

Tetris is a game that is more of a style almost genre of game nowadays and has a huge influence. So much that a lot of games take the basic Tetris like gameplay but add some crazy twists to it. Hextris is one of these amazing Tetris twist games.


As you may be able to guess, Hextris plays like Tetris but around a hexagon instead of a single linear line/column .Colored lines fall and you can rotate the hexagon so you have 6 sides to play with. Any combination of three same colored lines clears them to give you room for more. Now I have played similar games to Hextris so by no means is Hextris that unique but it does look very professional/minimalistic which I love. Also worth mentioning is that the difficulty curve in Hextris  really picks up. Personally I would have preferred a more gradual curve but the straight difficulty might be a lot of fun for some people. Overall Hextris is certainly worth playing and checking out.

Quantum of Light Flash Game Review

From FlashMush

by noreply@blogger.com (Robbie Clark) on August 18, 2014 12:00 AM


Link: Quantum of Light
Developed by Foumart Games
Genre: Puzzle/Educational
FlashMush Reviews Rating: 7.5/10

Think you know the properties of light and how light itself works? Whether you do or don't you should check out Quantum of Light by Foumart Games. Not only is Quantum of Light is pretty challenging light bending flash puzzle but also will help educate you on all things light!


The gameplay aspect of Quantum of Light is pretty well done although fairly standard and nothing too unique. Light bending puzzle games have been done time and time again along with similar types of "bending" games. Even still, Quantum of Light does a great job at making challenging levels and putting in various things to keep it interesting. I also like the general graphical/8-bit style that Quantum of Light uses. The educational aspect is nice and I do love when developers put in little tidbits of real information after levels. I guess I like the thought that kids could be learning more than logic skill when playing these types of puzzle games. Overall, Quantum of Light is a fine game even if it isn't totally groundbreaking.

August 17, 2014

Road Not Taken

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 17, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Road Not Taken In this challenging, engrossing, evocative and creative roguelike puzzle game from SpryFox, you find yourself the ranger of a tiny, isolated town, tasked with finding and rescuing the children who go missing each year picking the berries the town exports. With randomized puzzles, stunning design, and a clever crafting mechanic, Road Not Taken is highly recommended. Tagged as: adventure, crafting, download, game, indie, mac, puzzle, rating-y, roguelike, spryfox, strategy, turnbased, windows

Depression Quest

From Jay is Games

by Tricky on August 17, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Javascript — Depression Quest A twine interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression, developed by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey and Isaac Schankler, Depression Quest hopes to offer empathy and sympathy for what can be a very painful condition. Some awkward prose is balanced by its ambitiousness in subject matter, and makes a convincing case for how games can help us all understand each other better. Tagged as: adventure, browser, cyoa, download, experimental, free, game, ifiction, ischankler, javascript, linux, mac, narrative, plindsey, rating-o, serious, steam, text, twine, windows, zquinn

2048 Bricks Flash Game Spotlight

From FlashMush

by noreply@blogger.com (Robbie Clark) on August 17, 2014 05:11 PM


Link: 2048 Bricks
Developed/Sponsored by FlashGirlGames
Genre: Puzzle

While it has certainly been a while since 2048 was at its popularity prime, there are still countless 2048 Lookalikes and similars coming out that are extremely fun and interesting. The latest one to hit my radar is called 2048 Bricks.


The only thing 2048 Bricks really has in similarity to the original 2048 is the number growing aspect. Other than that 2048 Bricks plays more like a standalone puzzle flash game instead. Basically in 2048 Bricks there are tons of levels and in each level there are stacks of bricks with various numbers on them. These numbers are the typical 2048 numerical values, so; 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ..., etc. The end goal is to still get to 2048 but to get there you will need to rearrange the stacks of blocks and combine the bricks. In a way 2048 Bricks reminds me of a cross between 2048 (obviously) and a card game like Freecell. Overall, 2048 Bricks is an interesting and unique twist on the 2048 viral hit.

2048 Bricks

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 17, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Flash — 2048 Bricks A puzzling twist on the smash-hit game, each level asks you to stack and combine blocks to make the highest number in as few moves as possible... with a couple challenging rules. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, math, puzzle, rating-g, simpleidea, windows

Smart Pen

From Jay is Games

by Johnny123 on August 17, 2014 01:30 PM

Platform: Flash — Smart Pen Draw simple line patterns and watch them repeat across the screen, trying to connect each colored circle. Your pattern will "bounce" off the sides of the screen but beware the upper and lower borders, and the black holes on the way. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, puzzle, rating-g, windows

August 16, 2014

Find the Escape-Men Part 115: Summer Vacation

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 16, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Find the Escape-Men Part 115: Summer Vacation School's back in tomorrow, and you haven't finished any of your homework! Lucky for you, you found a flier for a "homework finishing service", and all you need to do is click around to find ten little green men hidden in your house, which totally isn't alarming at all. Tagged as: browser, escape, escapemen, flash, free, game, linux, mac, no1game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows

Sherlock Holmes: The Tea Shop Murder Mystery

From Jay is Games

by Tricky on August 16, 2014 12:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Sherlock Holmes: The Tea Shop Murder Mystery The owner of the local Tea Shop has been murdered, and it is up to the world's greatest detective to crack the point-and-click adventure case in Sherlock Holmes: The Tea Shop Murder Mystery. Its a work that's designed to appeal more to fans of Carmel Games' other works rather than the Conan Doyle, as it were. But with that in mind, there's quite a bit of fun to be had: the acting is campy, the puzzles are goofy, the humor is silly. Tagged as: adventure, browser, carmelgames, flash, free, game, linux, mac, mystery, pointandclick, rating-y, windows

August 15, 2014

Ghosts of the Past: Bones of Meadows Town

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 15, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Ghosts of the Past: Bones of Meadows Town You arrive at Meadows Town in the middle of one serious storm, only to discover that there's something more going on than downed power lines. With the bodies piling up and one spirit that seriously wants you gone, you'll have to dig deep to uncover the truth in this madcap hidden-object adventure from ERS Game Studios. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, demo, download, ersgstudios, game, hiddenobject, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, windows

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 15, 2014 05:00 PM

Platform: iOS — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies The 3DS hit installment of the beloved visual novel adventure series comes to iOS in this stunning port with a free first episode. Play as Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and newcomer junior lawyer Athena Cykes as they work to prove the innocence of their clients in outrageous mysteries where you'll need a keen eye and a clever mind to spot lies, evidence, and more. Tagged as: adventure, capcom, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, mystery, narrative, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, tablet, visualnovel

Loot Clicker

From Jay is Games

by Satori on August 15, 2014 02:30 PM

Platform: Flash — Loot Clicker Trounce everything from gnats to camels to restless spirits with your diverse party of adventuring heroes in this RPG-themed incremental game with a retro aesthetic from Trampoline Tales. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, idle, incremental, linux, mac, rating-g, rpg, simpleidea, trampolinetales, upgrades, webtoy, windows

August 14, 2014

Spore

From Jay is Games

by freezairmsilvereye on August 14, 2014 10:00 PM

Platform: Unity — Spore Somewhere in a bio-luminescent cavern, a fungal, floating world has come under the assault of a vicious black meteor shower. Fend them off and help the spore-world thrive! In this hybrid shooter/tower defense/clicktoy, destroy meteors with your mouse and watch your planet grow. It'll even fight back alongside you if it grows enough! Stave off the meteors and watch your world bloom! Tagged as: action, arcade, browser, free, game, incremental, mac, rating-g, shooter, stumpygames, towerdefense, unity, upgrades, windows

Royal Warfare

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 14, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Royal Warfare Turns out zombies and skeletons don't make very good manual labor when they're trying to eat your face. Command an army made up of different powerful units across levels that will challenge and limit you in this tricky yet smart real-time strategy defense game! Tagged as: browser, defense, flash, free, game, idengames, linux, mac, rating-o, realtime, strategy, windows

August 13, 2014

Arendel

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 13, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Arendel Most of us know not to explore shady abandoned asylums. Well... everyone except you, apparently. Trapped inside the Arendel Asylum, you'll need to search for items, solve puzzles, and gather orbs to escape in this ambitious but rough-around-the-edges game from Selfdefiant. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, selfdefiant, windows

Range of the Dead

From Jay is Games

by Johnny123 on August 13, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android, Unity — Range of the Dead A slow-paced sniping game that has you dropping targets from hundreds of meters away. Be wary of wind and distance as you draw a bead on each zombie, and curve your bullet mid-flight with the WASD keys to fine-tune each shot. Tagged as: android, browser, evildog, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mac, mobile, physics, rating-o, shooter, tablet, unity, windows, zombies

Useful Tips When You Purchase Leaf Springs

From Intuition Games

by aeiowu on August 13, 2014 09:00 AM

One of the essential parts in a vehicle is leaf springs. The car’s force is being blocked by it. The leaf springs history can be traced back to the medieval period; its latest version is the parabolic spring. This device, attached to a wheel and axle, provide balance and to remove resistant force. Today, leaf springs are very common in autos. The following heavy commercial vehicles like: trucks, vans, SUVs, and railway carriages are having leaf springs on their chassis.

What are Leaf Springs for?

Leaf springs are deemed crucial as it functions as linkage to hold the axle in place. In that sense, buying a separate linkage will no longer required when your car has already leaf springs placed in it. It makes the suspension simple, yet strong. The force because of a sudden acceleration and braking can be dispelled by leaf springs. The vibrations made by these forces will be dispelled. This helps the car stay intact even if it experiences intensive use.

Plenty of entrepreneurs often believed that folks today are living in the industry of iron. With the advent of technology, info can be access with just a single click. The net gives you info on where to buy leaf springs. It has a wide range for you to pick from. However, before you purchase leaf springs it is essential to think about some factors first. If you want more information, you may head over to buy leaf springs online where you can find much more information.

Primarily, you need to consider first the kind of vehicle that you have. This is considered important knowing the fact that parabolic springs differ from one vehicle to another. Just take this for instance, if you own an SUV, then normally, a larger leaf spring will be needed. That’s why a product provider that you would acquire these materials from should also have parabolic leaf spring with various models or brands of cars. You can do that by asking them in advance.

Lots of people buy leaf springs online. Nevertheless, there are also issues about this since you cannot actually see the material personally. The minute you will see the product is when it is delivered to you. With that said, knowing the reputation of the company plays a crucial role for you to know if the they give a top quality leaf springs or parabolic springs. Talking them directly or reading reviews is the ideal way to do this. Among the things that a trustworthy product company supplies is a hotline number and a round-the-clock customer support that will entertain your questions in line with the product. A cash back guarantee is also provided by reliable firms. In that sense, if you opt to purchase leaf springs online, better check these things out first.

Weekday Escape N°36

From Jay is Games

by elle on August 13, 2014 04:00 AM

Platform: Flash — Weekday Escape N°36 Games featured this week: Fruit Kitchens No.10: Grape Purple; Find the Escape-Men 114: Instant Noodle; Cute Duckling 2 — So once again it's time to take a break from all the hassle and stress of the weekday by enjoying these three quick, fun escape games from Minoto, No1Game and Funky Land. That's right, a trio of fabulous fun and they're all yours for the mighty cost of: free. Act now and you can impress your friends and wow your co-workers with your brilliant escape game skills and witty comments. And all you have to do is click "play". Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, minoto, no1game, pointandclick, puzzle, weekday-escape

August 12, 2014

Invert Selection

From Jay is Games

by Lori.h on August 12, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Invert Selection Create designs, in this simplistic puzzle game, by following the actions each level gives you and thinking a bit outside the box. Add, subtract and invert the glowing little boxes to match the goal shape while enjoying the serenity of the music and peace of the game. Tagged as: browser, elanda, flash, free, game, linux, logic, mac, puzzle, rating-g, windows

Stolen Sword

From Jay is Games

by Tricky on August 12, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Stolen Sword Stolen Sword is a gravity-bending puzzle platform game by NowGamez about a knight whose quest to retrieve a stolen sword will have him bouncing from ceiling to floor. A high difficulty level may make it off-putting to some, but overall the game's puzzles have a nice sense of logic to them that is satisfying to complete. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, gravity, highdifficulty, linux, mac, platform, puzzle, rating-y, windows

August 11, 2014

Ice Room

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 11, 2014 10:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Ice Room Baby it's cold... inside? Hmm. Trapped with an expectant looking polar bear and a whole lot of buttons, you'll need to get some fresh perspective to find your way out of this short yet cute escape game from Yonashi. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows, yonashi

Phaser goes to the movies

From Photon Storm Blog

by Rich on August 11, 2014 09:43 PM

We always love seeing the games created with Phaser and this month we’ve a number of film and TV related tie-ins. First up is Demolition Dojo, created by Ignition Creative for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Pick from one of the four turtles and smack down some ninjas while avoiding the little old ladies Next up is the […]

Jam Spotlight: GBJam 3

From Jay is Games

by LDora on August 11, 2014 02:30 PM

Jam Spotlight: GBJam 3 Games featured this week: Steam Rogue; GrayScale; Meowgical Tower; Octane Witch — Old school doesn't have to be said with a smirk and finger quotes! Created for the GBJam 3, these four games do everything from puzzles to hack-and-slash biker witch action with style and cleverness. These are just the tip of the iceberg, with over 250 games available to play and vote on! Tagged as: adventureislands, blog, browser, dgreenly, free, game, jamspotlight, neondeitygames