Gaming news in briefBy Chris Williams. Published: 12th Dec 2004, 16:22:28 | Permalink | Printable
New games and re-released goodiesHere's some games news that may interest you this weekend.
|New desktop card game |
7th software aka Steve Revill has developed Moan, a new card game for one to four players. Each round, players are given a task to complete, such as 'get two sets of three of a kind' and the first to complete ten challenges wins - quite a fun diversion that needs just as much luck as skill. The game costs just under 15 quid and a free demo is available for download.
|Tanks released for free|
Rik Griffin has kindly re-released his previously commercial game Tanks for free, and you can download a copy from his website. The idea of the game is to take turns firing missiles and other weapons at other players by carefully aligning your tank's turret and setting the right amount of fire power to ensure you hit your target dead on. It's an addictive game of patience, if you forgive the 'programmer art' 1990s graphics.
|Gem catching madness|
Neil White has developed SDL powered ezkzo, a game in which you must combine gems into patterns within a timelimit to score points. The game is shareware and Neil is eager for your feedback.
Ezkzo download [zip file]
|Sowing some puzzling seeds|
Ian Macfarlane has produced a puzzle game of sorts for one or two players, where you must take turns filling in 'hollows' with 'seeds' to win. It's not the easiest game to pick up, but once you get the hang of it, Wari becomes a cunning game of logic and forward planning. It also, as some have noticed, makes good use of the Toolbox and anti-alised fonts for the in-game animations.
Also, a few utilities by Acorn era group Doggysoft including a game hacking tool and a puzzle game have been released for free online, reports AcornArcade. Finally, a rather tenuous link: Dave McEwen says he's now put Cineroma on the back-back-burner following the closure of UK games company Argonaut.
Update at 19:05 12/12/2004
Included section on Ezkzo.
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