Aliens on a School Day?

Nobody can tell what exactly would happen in a day. Who knows, maybe the aliens will suddenly arrive to invade the planet. In this cute little game, you will witness an unusual event on a school day. A little girl was able to survive the invasion but that doesn’t mean she is already safe. Aliens will try their best to abduct her so you must help this poor little girl to fight for her life. Interestingly, you managed to find a way to escape and that is by going underground. The aliens’ laser, however, can still penetrate under so you must find an effective way to evade them and survive. If you think you can survive this challenge, then feel free to play this game and see how far or how deep you can go!

The mechanics of the game are very simple yet surprisingly tricky and challenging. The player is strongly encouraged to exert the best of his visual reflexes and to show off the best of his eye and hand coordination to maximize his chances of surviving. In this kind of platformer game, you are encouraged to go down by stepping on the platforms below but you must also take advantage of the platforms above since they can be your tool to protect you from the laser. It is very important to note that the laser will blast for every ten seconds. Therefore, you only have ten second to find a safe spot before the laser arrives. The laser can only penetrate through holes.

Another challenge that you will encounter ahead are the pesky moles. The moles are only capable of moving back and forth in their respective platforms but once you are detected by them, they will try their best to push you on the dangerous spot. You can kill them right away by stomping them but you must do it very quick before the laser strikes. Occasionally you will encounter platforms with hanging lanterns on them, these lanterns will serve as your checkpoints. Take note that once you got hit by the laser, the game is automatically over and you have no option but to start the game back from the very beginning unless, you were able to stand on a platform with lanterns on them. This will serve as your respawn point. The game is not being scored but the depth level will be recorded so basically, the deeper the distance you have reached the better the remarks you will get. The game, however, is only made on a limited time (submitted as a Ludum Dare Entry) but it has so much potential and it could actually grow as addictive mobile app. It was like a revert version of “Icy Jump”! Good luck and have fun!

Duke Dashington

Duke Dashington is a retro-inspired platformer and physics based puzzle game that will take you to a series of challenging levels with varying range of difficulties. It basically follows the story of an old explorer named Duke Dashington who recently discovered a hidden temple in Nenampis. His eagerness to find treasure made him decide to enter the temple despite the danger he might face ahead. When the temple started to shake, he made sure not to leave the place without finding any treasure. Your goal is to help Duke Dashington find the treasure at the core of the temple but this is not going to be an easy task as you will face an overwhelming amount of challenges along the way and in addition to that, you are only given a very limited time to clear each level and reach the exit.

As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted immediately to the game field. It is usually build with a maze of platform with only one exit. The time is very limited and to be specific, you only have ten seconds to escape each stage. Good thing , Mr Duke Dashington has a very special skill as he can dash in great speed. This particular skill will actually help and harm you in the process so better use it wisely. Take note that you are not walking here and instead, you are dashing. If you press the right arrow key for an instance, it will dash you on that particular direction without the ability to stop unless you bump a wall. The walls are actually your tools to alter your direction.

Timing is very important in this game. You should know when to turn right or left or when to go up and down. Spikes and other mechanisms can be encountered along the way and they should either be avoided or should be interacted with proper timing in order to clear the level without being killed. If you bumped to any obstacles, your character will be killed instantly and you have no other option but to start the same level back from the very beginning until you managed to make it through. Appearance wise, Duke Dashington has a touch of those retrospective interfaces similar to those classic platformer games that we grew up loving with. It is also matched with catchy music which is very impressive considering that the game itself is only developed within a limited time (it was an entry for a Ludum Dare challenge). Today, an extended version is now available on App Store with 100 rooms to explore and 4 temples to discover! Have fun!

Whack Your Ex

Dealing with your past relationship is quite tough. Some are lucky enough to have such proper closure but others are burning bridges and ending their relationship with grudge and hatred. Well, this game will highlight such case but in a brutal way. Whack your Ex is an exaggerated and rude version of a boyfriend and girlfriend fight. As what the title of the game suggests, your main objective is simple and that is to whack your ex using all the available weapons. What makes this game differ compare to other Whacking games such as Whack Your Boss and Whack Your Neighbor to name a few, is the fact that there are two characters involved in this game and both of them are interactive. Meaning, you can either play as the ex-girlfriend or the ex-boyfriend and it depends on what weapon you pick.

Interestingly, the game comes up with a tagline saying that this game is “cheaper than taking therapy”. It is described as a game that can be used to take out all your frustration after an unhealthy break up. It provides some kind of therapy that will handle your anger issues without harming a soul. The game however, features brutal and explicit content making it not really suitable for young gamers. As soon as the game begins, you will be promoted immediately to the battle area. The two cartoon characters can be seen on the center and they are both surrounded by random weapons. These weapons are things that are seemingly not harmful yet these guys can use it in a brutal revenge.

Some of the weapons that can be used include laptop, cars, birthday cap, credit cards, shoes, rocket launcher and a whole lot more. The interesting part here is that you will not have any idea how the attack will be executed. Just to set some expectations, some of them feature gross punishment including the use of feces (it is being applied in several attacks). According to the game developer, Whack Your Ex is a great tool to relieve your stress after a hurtful breakup. They said that this game can prevent someone from ending their life or hurting themselves or their partner physically. This game gives you the ability to hurt someone virtually without hurting anyone or being involved in a crime. The concept is still unacceptable though but hey, this game should not be taken seriously and should be played just for fun!