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Posts tagged "browser"

Seedling: lovely, Zelda-ish, free

Seedling: lovely, Zelda-ish, free
One of the big themes of this week's Develop conference was freemium games, and one of the biggest questions that kept coming up was how much you should actually give away for free.

Connor Ullmann has a rather generous answer.

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Red Remover: It’s rad (and red)

Red Remover: It's rad (and red)
Man, what's the big deal with red, eh? Somebody should teach red a lesson. You know, really stick it to 'em. Big red idiots.

Don't worry! Somebody has. Somebody named Gaz, actually, and he's done it via the only medium that red will understand: the browser game.

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It’s a Tab: How did they do that?

It's a Tab: How did they do that?
Right, listen. I read about It's a Tab over on Indie Games, and they managed not to spoil the gimmick. I won't spoil it either. I'm not even going to put up a screenshot. Have a nice picture of Charlie Brown and Snoopy instead.

Seriously, don't think about It's a Tab; just go and play it right now.

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Luftrauser: still amazing

Luftrauser: still amazing
Quick: What's the difference between a boat and a ship? 60 points! That's according to Luftrauser, anyway, Vlambeer's gorgeous vision of air combat that's playing, for free, in a browser right now.

But read this post first.

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Hot Shot – um, Sperm Rider

Hot Shot - um, Sperm Rider
If you're like me, you often wake up in the morning wondering, "What was the name of that Flash game where you could ride around on a giant sperm?" The answer, reassuringly enough, is Sperm Rider, and it's every bit as charming as I remember it.

Read on, if you dare. Or fancy.

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Hot Shot: You Have Forgotten How To Use A Pen!

Hot Shot: You Have Forgotten How To Use A Pen!
Wanderlands' latest is weird, witty, and actually kind of frightening. You Have Forgotten How To Use A Pen is a brutally difficult tracing game that asks you to sketch out the letters of the alphabet, one at a time, using a control scheme that is not really up to the job.

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Why Canabalt is King

Why Canabalt is King
Canabalt helped create a genre that pretty much dominates the App Store, from Jetpack Joyride to Robot Unicorn Attack. Some of the games that Canabalt has inspired are great, of course, but I always find myself returning to the original. Here’s why.

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Hot Shot: High Vaultage

Hot Shot: High Vaultage
What are you doing? Unless you're playing High Vaultage, stop doing it and play High Vaultage. Ostritch Banditos got in touch with us last week to tell us about their new game. They told us it was free, and then they name-checked Vlambeer, so I was pretty certain I was going to like what they had come up with.

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