The Vision Test is another one of those seemingly easy multiple choice quiz games (a bit like Impossible Quiz). Easy until you get one wrong and look like an idiot that is. What can I say? I got distracted, it wasn't my fault. Honest. Anyway, the graphics in this one are terrible, but aesthetics aren't really why you play these kind of games, and anyway it's more than made up for by the best soundtrack ever. I am going to be singing that all day now [subbed by nick s the hamster, Kix, Cruzinn, Videocrazy & Alina].
JB (creator of the Jack French games) of the start of his new point'n'click game series, "Agent Scarecrow". Judging by the links on the page - not all active yet - there are going to be three chapters in total, but for now just Chapter 1 - The Birth Of Scarecrow is a available to play. And I gather from the, frustratingly "to be continued" style, end of this episode (I couldn't resist playing thru to the end before I posted) there will be two versions of Chapter 2 when it comes out, depending upon who you decide to call in the final sequence of this chapter, which I guess means we will all be playing thru this one at least twice :) Anyway over to JB for his description of the game:
Agent Scarecrow - Chapter 1 - now available. Mike is your average 20-year old guy. One day, Mike is mistaken for a secret agent and gets involved in a crazy adventure. Along the storyline, Mike gets to travel around the World... with little time to make friends. Agent Scarecrow, is a "choose your own" actionventure game. i.e. it combines point-and-click elements with fighting and shooting scenes. Also, your decisions will dictate the course of the story.[subbed and created by JB].
Escape The Dark Room starts as a very dark room indeed, and then once you find the light switch you'll find that it's even more aptly named than you first thought. Cunning. Based on the Thai Horror film "Shutter" (there are various screams and noises as you stumble around the room to remind you of the horror credentials), this point'n'click game has the standard escape the room goal [subbed by anon & Clemson Chris].
Miestas (aka. Menulis 2) gives us more of the chilled out surreal adventuring that the original Menulis introduced us to, and that, my friends, is a most excellent thing. Once again the puzzles, graphics and soundtrack are superb, generally bizarre, and have a unique style all of their own, making the whole thing a pleasure to play. Cursor keys to move, [space] for actions. [subbed by Sophie & anon].
Eye Defence is a super-late entry to Jay's last Game Comp (some would say fashionably late) that takes the competition's "Grow" theme and mutates it into something that's akin to the illegitimate love child of a shoot'em'up arcade game, meets your pedantically ordered/strategied Grow style point'n'click game. Quandary: It's partly not my bag at all, and partly totally my cup of tea. How does it make you feel? Unfortunately though both parts of my split personality are entirely stuck on level 2 and far too addicted to stop trying to complete it... Arrrgh! [via JayIsGames].
Jigsaw Puzzles are the game element du jour (see here & here) so if you love them (*admits secret personal puzzle craving*) you'll be pleased to hear that you can play a new one on-line every day with The Daily Jigsaw. The only downside with the rather neat flash implementation is that you you won't be able to blame your poor puzzling skills on losing a piece under the sofa/the dog eating it/space aliens spiriting the last piece to another dimension, like you can in "real" life [subbed by Paul Giaccone & paolo]. UPDATE: Rubeczech has retorted (very quickly, which I will allow) to this post with a link to All Star Puzzles, saying:
Speaking of puzzles.... you can play a new jigsaw puzzle online here every day, too. You can also play all kinds of word games and there's a "spot the differences" once a week. Not all puzzles are daily, but there is something new there everyday. I haven't submitted it before because it's not strictly point and click. But if there are others out there who love word puzzles like I do, this site is lots of fun. Thanks! Rubeczech
2D Depot under a different name when it was still just a demo. I'll be damned if I can find it now of course. Anyway, this adventure game thing has been around for a while and occasionally gets bits added to it. The goals aren't obvious, but half the point of the thing seems to be work out what you can do, and just experiment. And while you are doing that you can gawk at the lovely graphics and then curse at the fact that it's presented in isometric layout and uses the cursor keys for navigation ([space] for actions), which is a combination of game elements that always seems to elicit lots of curses from Lazylacers [subbed by Leah, Misty, anon & winniethepooh].
Erik to escape another room, or should that be for us to escape Erik's room again? I'm unclear about whether it's the escape, or the room, that belongs to Erik. Damn apostrophes they always were my downfall. Anyway my own personal grammar & punctuation issues aside the news, that I've totally distracted myself from telling you, is that Erik's Escape The Room 5, the latest in the Erik's Escape Series, is out now for you to point'n'click your way out of... and this one has a blue parrot holding a blue key... which is nice [subbed by some1, Sophie & winniethepooh].
point'n'click game addicts we all know that the golden rule of the game series is that at episode 55 you always have to have a nice jigsaw puzzle. So you'll be pleased to hear that Wogger Mini 55 sticks to the tradition and delivers us a nice little puzzle to figure out. Remember - edges first! [subbed by Spanky McPipebomb & vmklover].
Hoshi Saga is a series of mini point'n'click puzzles of varying difficulty (some are hyper simple, some will have you stumped for a while), all with the same goal - to collect the star. Despite being in monochrome the game succeeds in looking very nice indeed, and includes some novel navigation. You can pick and choose which ever order takes your fancy for playing the levels, although some are only unlocked once you have completed a block of the other puzzles. All in all there's plenty to keep you playing for some time, and it's rather a nice experience [subbed by winniethepooh].
TLFMER, or The Little Fast Made Escape Room to give it it's full name, continues the long tradition of escape the room style point'n'click games to which we have become so addicted. The graphics aren't great in this one, and there's at least one bug with collecting the little rocks, but neither of these things are serious enough to deter the avid point'n'clicker [subbed by winniethepooh].
Doodle is a fun little platform game to play during your coffee break (or whilst you are meant to be working if you are naughty. Shame on you). All the action takes place on scraps of "writing paper", with the game elements doodled (hence the name) on the "page" in "pencil". It's a nice idea, and fun to play, especially when you "erase" a bad guy [subbed by nick s the hamster].