I'm not a big fan of Waking The Dead
on television, but it's watchable if I'm near a TV when it's on, and as usual the bbc
web team have come up trumps with the web game
associated with the series - a nice slice of point'n'click
murder investigation. I'll hand you over to Tracyjay, who submitted the link, for the detailed description:
Fed up of watching this or any other cop drama and screaming at the telly "Its obvious who dunnit!"? Well have a go at this gory game.
You are a member of the Cold case team, you don't have to have watched the programme to play, though it helps speed things up if you know the characters. There is a time limit, and no, I didnt solve it...yet. It helps to make notes or maybe I am just thick. Anyway cool graphics, and gory storyline. Enjoy!
[subbed by Tracyjay]
They're not point'n'click
games but the 3 Alpha Team
adventures still have me hooked as they let me relive my passion for playing with lego. Now all I need to do is think of a way that playing these can be described as helping to do the work I'm meant to be doing today.
Escape From Rhetundo Island
is a nice, quirky, point'n'click
game which you should be able to picture from Lynn's succinct description:
"From the same guy that did Hapland
That's all you need to know I believe [subbed by lynn].
You're minding your own business sitting at your desk and a point'n'click
adventure arrives in a package
by post. Well it makes a change from waking up in locked rooms. You now have 15 minutes to solve it before you blow up. Typical. It's never good news is it? [subbed by hewitt, eb, & tafkam
Hey, now we get Lost
on UK television, the old "I am lost
" game has been removed (I didn't know what it was when I first played, and now it's one of my favourite shows). Anyway all is not... er... lost..., as there's the new Lost Survival Mission
to play with. Over to Merel for the info on this new, slightly unusual, point'n'click
The old ''I Am Lost'' game is gone, but now you can play this "Survival Mission''. Point, click and drag. You're on a tropical island, and you have to collect items to keep your health, water and food level ok. But you can only carry 8 items, you can discard them in order to pick up new items. Choose well, or else you'll die.
I love all things to do with Lost so I'm slightly biased on this one, but it is a fun game, and just like the series the jungle looks excellent
[subbed by merel & koko].
Hmmmm.... black and white graphics, funeral music, and a rapidly expanding collection of body parts. Combined with the fact that it's called "Penance
", you know that there's something deeply wrong in this little point'n'click
adventure [subbed and created by Paul W
Trapped in a room with no obvious way of escape? A familiar story which you'll be used to by now, but you love it, I know you do. Nightmare Escape
might follow a tried and tested point'n'click
storyline, but those bloody foot-prints on the floor suggest you really should try to get out as soon as possible, and judging by the fact that at least half the people that have submitted this have admitted they're doing so as they're stuck and need help, it might not be as easy as you would wish [subbed by hewitt, jack, gordon & chun
If you don't know what Triskabiblios
is and you want to join a 'game' that will take over large parts of your life try catching up here
If you are already 'playing' you will have been waiting to hear something yesterday as it was the new moon, and after I went to bed last night (occasionally I do) I received the following from Islington:
Today. Our celestial bodies are in syzygy and lo, the new moon
waxes. Let not our initial confusion eclipse the great rewards for the
fate of Humanity should we succeed. As I know we do. Have Faith. I am
proud and grateful for the High level of compassionate, organic
intellegence displayed so consistently amongst those visionary
individuals who so dillegently seek and strive to help. This is a long
Journey. And yet, it is like Coming Home. When you walk into the
wilderness, with no sight of your destination, the way is hard and
tiresome. The same distance walked to a place you Know and Love is
short and blissful.
The Perfect Future is a Long walk Home.
I will be contacting some scribes with interesting and vital tasks.
No-one is obliged to do them, but striving to will help to build the
network of active Seekers to an ever more growing number. The Time of
The Zero Book's discovery is Nigh. Contained within it's humble pages
are mere cyphers of the Reality I live amidst. Read with the
Collective Mind, as One, the pages will form a broad and descriptive
guide to the Future success inherent in the grand task to come. I hope
you find the searching fulfilling and the rewards self apparent.
For the first Time, I would like to Thank you All. Imagine is still
Number1. The Ideal lives on in the Mind of Man. I will Return.
So it looks like we'll soon get our hands on book zero (but how?), my guess would be we should watch for the full moon on the 17th (I think that's right) for that one. And the scribes will be getting tasks! I can't wait for that.
Girl Power! Just to prove that girls can be evil too (I always
suspected as much) the 3 main characters in Devil's Triad
are all ladies of a sort: Vampiress, Witch and female Ghost. You can select which you play as, but since they all meet up in the adventure it doesn't really matter which you choose, but my favourite was the vampiress. Whichever you pick, you end up hunting for objects for the other two, in this point'n'click
-esque (you actually use the cursor, and space, keys) quest. I haven't completed it yet, but my top tips so far are that some of the items seem very difficult to spot, and the music gets very irritating very quickly [subbed by foxy
What could be better for some light hearted entertainment than a bit of Shop Lifting
? Hang on. What am I saying? Shop lifting is naughty kids. Don't do it. That's unless it's in this on-line game
. And even then try not to enjoy it. And certainly don't get a taste for it and go out and try it for real. You're bound to end up with more than just a *slap*. Stay good [subbed by tia
The new series of Spooks
(one of my favourite Television shows) is now airing on the BBC
, which means there's a new version of Spy Academy
on-line. Anyway, remarkably I haven't mentioned it so far (as I have in the past
), and I hadn't even played Spy Academy
stumbled accross it and dropped me a note. I'll hand over to her for the description as she does it quite well:
A very very well made, nice-looking game about a British spy show I've never seen (being American myself).
The basic gist is that you've enrolled in Spy Academy and are training to become an M15 agent. Wait, this is not as corny as it sounds! You have to go through basic training first, which consists of a series of 10 minigame-type-things, each one measuring some meter of logic, speed, or reaction (they're called the SLR tests, I believe...).
Once you've completed those, you can move on to the real missions. So far I've only done one real mission because I can't figure out why the spy man won't let me play more of them....
The game is styled nicely, with some tough little mini games in there, and even comes with a "screen saver" if you sit there long enough!! (Don't ask how I found that one out...)
Oh and I almost forgot to mention, the game comes with a very nice little host video, a man, I forget his name, who leads you through the process.
Also:: You do have to register if you want to save your data, which I highly recommend and only takes like 2 seconds to complete, and as an added bonus when you've finished registering they bring you right back to the game, which is nice and not done by enough sites now a days.
All I have to add is that the host is Harry, as any fan will tell you, and that if you haven't seen the show I encourage you to try it as soon as possible. The current series of Spooks is currently airing in the UK on Thurday nights on the BBC, and can be seen in the US, re-titled as MI-5, on A&E. In the meantime Spy Academy is a great game that will keep you occupied for a while.
I could spend (er...have spent) hours playing C4 Hamster
. A fantastic game for a Friday. The premise is, er, simple. You play Death Jr. (a younger kind of Death), and your task is to hurl hamsters with C4 plastic explosive strapped to their backs at the large red monster, and see how far the resulting explosion flings the monster's flaming head around the landscape. Bonus points for distance and hitting other monsters along the way. I know the idea isn't new, but it's very well done, is really quite funny, and looks great. I might even have to get the PSP game it's advertising if it has half the sense of fun this does.