Apr 012009
 
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Transcendence: funky free 2d space game action

Free arcade / RPG space game with roguelike tendencies

Following the discovery of Spelunky, I’ve found another fun, free game with a roguelike randomness to its design: Transcendence, by a guy called George Moromisato. This one’s been around for ages, it seems.¬† Set in space, it provides a unique game universe to explore every time you start a new game.

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Mar 292009
 

Spelunky - free, fun, evil and insanely difficult

Spelunky - free, fun, evil and insanely difficult

A free roguelike platform game with snakes, spikes, traps and other evil.

Spelunky is a game of cave exploration (the clue’s in the name). You play a familiar whip-wielding, hat-wearing explorer character who has to delve deeper and deeper into increasingly dangerous caves in search of loot and secrets.

¬†Spelunky is one of those rare finds: a game that’s free, fun, addictive, and one I’m still playing more than 10 minutes later. Mostly that’s because it’s incredibly hard and quite frustrating, but in a way that doesn’t stop me coming back for more punishment.

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