Weekend Download №39
You awake rather late in the morning, the sun bursting between the blinds it's been banging on for hours. Your head hurts a bit, and your stomach aches ever so slightly. What was that you ate last night, anyway? Veggie lo mein? Groggy, you pull yourself out of bed, flip on the trusty computer and connect to the Internet. Your favorite website immediately opens, and your dreary face brightens as they rest on the sanctuary that is Weekend Download.
Toribash (Windows/Mac/Linux, 16MB, free) - A slow-paced, turn-based fighting game that lets you sculpt a battle one muscle movement at a time. Choose whether the points on the ragdolls will contract or expand to set up some pretty amazing stunts. It takes practice, but when you get the hang of it, you won't put it down for a very long time. Needless to say, there's a lot of blood and violence in the game, so keep the kids in the other room while you plan out your next uppercut.
In the Woods (Windows, <1MB, free) - A short text adventure with a setting and story that might seem a bit familiar. Or maybe it's just your imagination? Either way, why not grab that basket of food and head out into the woods to deliver it to grandmother's house? Watch for wolves, and don't think there aren't a few surprises to be found in this grim game.
The Sewer Goblet - The Wu-Tang Clan and the Wu-Tang Baby (Windows, 9.5MB, free) - From the same twistedly parodical minds that brought us Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Sewer Goblet is a roguelike RPG that casts you into the depths of a dungeon to rescue the Wu-Tang Baby. Hunt down treasure, defeat enemies and gather equipment to make your journey possible. As with many roguelikes, once you reach the bottom you have to work your way back up before declaring yourself the victor.
The Power (Windows, 4MB, free) - An action platformer that ditches the puzzles in favor of shooting and exploration. Expect loads of weapons, boss fights, items, upgrades, and a neon-lit visual style that, if you ask me, is pretty cool.