Weekend Download №125
Why spend all of your time toiling away on one game when you can make a ton of them? The 529-in-1 Klik & Play Pirate Kart II: Kart Harder is all about that, and the games featured below are from this recent event. 102 people contributed a total of 529 games over the weekend, each made in under two hours. It's quantity over quality, so don't expect the next Sprout, but do expect a lot of wacky ideas, one-trick games, and maybe even a few things that, once seen, can never be unseen. Check out a random selection of the 529 games, and don't be afraid to download and play many more!
Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage (Windows, <1MB, free) - A wolf, a goat, and a head of cabbage are trying to cross the river to get away from a crazy farmer. While you could assume this is the old puzzle about who to put on the boat together, you'd be quite a bit wrong. Instead, Wolf, Goat and Cabbage is a short adventure-type game where... well, where some crazy stuff happens. Just try it and you'll see what I mean.
Six-Chamber Champion (Mac/Win/Linux, 1.1MB, free) - A one room piece of interactive fiction by C.E.J. Pacian, Six-Chamber Champion is, as the game page suggest, the "best ever all-text game about shooting yourself in the head". And it's true! Thrill as you order yourself to pick up the gun. Watch in shock as your opponent does the same. Will the barrel click empty, or is this turn your last? O noes teh suspensse! (Note: Definitely not one for the kids, and Mac/Linux users will need to download the .t3 file and run it in an interpreter in order to play.)
Watch Ducks (Windows, 1.3MB, free) - A game with limitless "replay" value. A game with infinite possibilities. A game... about sitting on a bench staring at ducks. Press the [up] arrow key to stand, [down] to sit. Make sure you're sitting down, as you can't really watch ducks while standing. The longer you watch, the more points you get. Sometimes the magical gold duck will swim by, scoring you a nice bonus. Otherwise, see how many points you can get... by sitting!
Animal Control (Windows, <1MB, free) - Too many critters are wobbling around the field, but fortunately you've got a nice pair of guns to take care of them all. Oh, what's that? You forgot to load them? That's fine, we, the players, can handle it! Move the guns up and down using the [arrow] keys, and keep them loaded by pressing the [left] mouse button when near the ammo crate. Quite a bit crazier than you might think.
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows Vista and are virus-free. Mac users should try Boot Camp, Parallels, or CrossOver Games to play Windows titles, Linux users can use Wine. If you know of a great game we should feature, use the Submit link above to send it in!