Weekend Download №167
So many games about cities, so little time! Whether you want a city that can't decide whether it's light or dark outside, a city that's infested with bugs, a city made out of colorful polygons, or, um, a city that's... not a city at all with blocks that change color... you're pretty much covered for the weekend!
Cities of Day and Night (Mac/Win, 31-37MB, free) - A 3D atmospheric "adventure" game from increpare, Cities of Day and Night is a game you should really play to see what it's all about. You start off on a small island with swirling green fog and mud-colored textures all around. There's a dais nearby, but what does it do? And is that some sort of orb out in the far distance? Prepare to do some hiking to investigate the mysteries of this game, but it's well-worth it!
City of Doom (Windows, 5MB, free) - From SharkArm Studios comes a remake of the Action 52 game of the same, only now, it's more of an original Game Boy kind of experience! Climb the side of the skyscraper and avoid the bugs that are crawling all over the place. Use your gun to take care of them, and rescue the helpless people along the way. You'll also find some more interesting weapons to use during your climb. And don't forget: when you think you're stuck, try climbing over the sides of the building!
FRACT (Mac/Win, 117MB, beta) - A truly inspired adventure game that's nearing completion, FRACT is too good not to share, even while it's still in beta. Inspired by the Myst series, FRACT presents you with a full 3D world complete with strange contraptions and absolutely no explanation on how to solve the puzzles. The sights and sounds of the world were inspired by electronic music, and the mixing of classic adventure styles with a more modern aesthetic creates a game that's far too intriguing to ignore. Go play it right away, and thank its creator Richard Flanagan later. When the full version hits, we'll be all over it!
How (Windows, 5MB, free) - So, let's pretend for a moment the hyper-amazing VVVVVV was repurposed as a block-touching action puzzle game. Now let's pretend Spydog's How is that game. Oh! We don't have to pretend too hard, because that's essentially what it is! The goal is to touch all the blocks to paint them green. Use the [spacebar] to flip gravity, reversing it whenever you darn well feel like it. Now, try reaching those out-of-the-way blocks by constantly flipping gravity while navigating between dangerous blocks. I dare you! Bonus: includes a level editor!
Note: All games have been confirmed to run under Windows 7 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!