BBC viral marketing department do themselves an injury pleading with me to post the Jamie Kane 'mystery', I thought I better comply, so here it is. If you don't know what it is - it's kind of a fluffy, lovely, ARG, wrapped up and presented slickly by the BBC. If you don't know what an ARG is - well you soon will do if you start playing. I don't think you'll be getting books in the post, or hunting for clues in libraries, but there's fun to be had none the less.
point'n'click game" goes to... The Quest For Ikambokem. Having to go back to the beginning when you screw up is a bit irritating too, but hey, other than that it's ok, and we do like to point'n'click don't we? [subbed by tafkam]
The Last Half Of Darkness, an eerie point'n'click adventure. I think the supposed spooky atmosphere would be boosted a bit by the addition of some sound, unless it's just not working on the PC I'm at, which is perfectly possible, although I'm guessing to get sound you have to buy the full version which gets advertised alongside this freebie on-line version. I won't be rushing out to buy it I'm afraid. Well, actually, I'm not afraid, more to the point [via nordinho].
Guess-The-Google by looking at google's image results. Points for guessing right, and doing it quickly, up to a maximum of 400 if my maths is right. I'm up to 311 so far, but I'm still trying, what's your best score? [subbed by lynn]
Light Saber 2 in a screen grab, and as you can see I completely failed, but it really is good, especially if you've ever wanted to wield a light saber and show the world your Jedi skillz. Not that I have. That would be sad. But just in case you want to, here it is [via op-pop].
Memory is a great looking point'n'click game, I especially like the cut scenes as you move, although there is an incredibly long load time at the begining to get through before you get all this graphical lovliness (and that medusa statue thing is rather to detailed and eerie for my liking). I'm still looking around all the rooms at the moment, but I'm assuming we have to "escape the apartment", I can't tell for certain because of the language thing, but you know how it is with these point'n'click things, you usually have to escape something.
Death In Sakkara is a point'n'click adventure from the BBC which lets you learn some history while you are playing. It's rather beautiful to look at, but there's quite a lot of 'talking', which I know not everyone likes in these things, but it doesn't bother me too much. I also liked being transported to Egypt because it's a rainy, dark, day here in London today (that link shows the nearest web cam to where I work!). Anyway, enjoy your travels...
BlivOfficer is a point'n'click game, but I'm too busy playing the sub-game, "guess the language", to work out the pointy and clicky bits right now. I'm tending towards something Scandinavian - in fact I'm going to guess "Norwegian", I think they have those "o"'s with a strike through them like old skool computer zeros. Guesses upon language and gameplay in the comments as usual [subbed by derly].
Update: Darn it's Danish - I was wrong - thanks folks.
Triskabiblios update for those following the 'game' (good luck catching up if you want to join in - oh so much to read!). I've been away from my 'puter for a while but I've now posted pics of the book that was hand delivered to my flat (and my pics of the Thomas Paine monument from when I was there) - see this photolog entry (click on the individual pics to see bigger versions as normal).
Jinx might not have the most original storyline in the world, it might be immensely easy to work out the puzzles (really they are very easy), but it's also oh so cute. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was playing - brighten up a few minutes of your Tuesday with Jinx.
Update: I even liked the cheesy ending. I can't wait for episode 2, no matter how easy this was.
first submachine was very popular so I was pleased to hear from murtaugh that there is now a new extended version:
If you've played Submachine before and think you've seen it all... think again. In this extended version there are twice as many rooms to explore and twice the fun. Solve the new puzzle and see the altered ending.take a sneak preview of the Submachine 2 before its even finished. If you're an submachine addict already, think of this as a warm up for the sequel to this game.