CHRISTMAS FUN PACK 2012
A set of Christmas-themed freeware games and other stuff that I threw together, most of it twisted and funny. If the download is too big, I posted links to most of the stuff in a previous thread.
THE DESOLATE HOPE
A walking coffee machine fights computer viruses on a space station in separate platformer and RPG gameplay modes. The game has a good atmosphere and it had me hooked until I beat it.
DUNGEONS OF FAYTE
An action-RPG with elements of Princess Maker and a short playing time, with enough variety to keep you playing again and again. There are four maps and you only have the time to visit three of them in any one play-through.
An exploration platformer with great atmosphere. Unfortunately, the puzzles get to the point of needing to read the developer’s mind to solve them.
TREASURE ADVENTURE GAME
An excellent indie platformer/exploring game. There is nothing unique about it other than that it is an extraordinarily good game.
2-D top-down starfighter action with a large number of different ships. You can edit the scenario files to create your own battles.
A fast-paced ultra-violent platform-based deathmatch developed for the X Window System in the early 1990s and ported to Windows. Imagine if Unreal Tournament were a 2-D game from the 16-bit era.
ADVENTURES IN THE GALAXY OF FANTABULOUS WONDERMENT
An Elite-like trading game with a plot and comedic elements grafted onto it, like how you end an away-team mission by finding a way to kill off your redshirt.
Top-down run-and-gun action with lots of violence. As a bonus, there are minigame clones of Mario Kart, Resident Evil, and Metal Gear Solid.
A top-down shooter that reverses the role of the player’s fighter and the computer’s base.
STAR CONTROL 2: THE UR-QUAN MASTERS
A space exploration game with Spacewar-style duels and a resource-harvesting minigame.
A mod to Wolfenstein 3-D that changes the enemies into Beavis and Butthead with Barney the purple dinosaur as the final boss. Back when B&B were current and Wolf3D was hot technology, this was the funniest thing ever.
This cute puzzle game drove the purchase of sound cards and VGA monitors. If you don’t go for cutesy stuff, you can nuke the little bastards. You will probably need Dosbox to play it.
The ultimate version of Pillbox / Gorilla.bas artillery games. You will probably need Dosbox to play it.
Tom Fulp made this game after people blamed the Columbine school shootings on goth culture and violent video games. It hasn’t aged well, but it was funny and topical and it helped launch Newgrounds.
I WANNA BE THE GUY
A masochistic platformer that is designed to kill off the player in as many entertaining ways as possible.
Is there anybody here who hasn’t played this yet? Go play it. It’s awesome.
Also known as “Gradewrecker”, this is a freeware clone of Civilization II that has a few usability improvements.
A turn-based dungeon crawl with an extraordinarily complex world as its developers kept adding features. This game was known as “Gradewrecker” before Civilization came around. There is a graphical version called Falcon’s Eye.
For more fun with character-based graphics, check out Bay 12’s Dwarf Fortress and Liberal Crime Squad.
Yes, the last several are extremely popular but they are getting close to 10-20 years old and there’s probably someone here who has never heard of them.
On second thought, about a third of these are probably not unique enough for this thread, but I’ll leave them up anyway since people might still be interested in them.