Real Lives

Real Lives, a game by educations simulations is a free to try simulation game which lets you create a person living in the world that we live in, and progress through it’s life year by year, with options and events based on hard real world statistics. Since a vast majority of the world’s population lives in the 3rd world, you probably will be “born” in a poverty stricken country, and will face malnutrition and disease growing up. Family members will die due to preventable causes (Either accidents or political strife), as you grow up you may be involved in political activism that can lead to your imprisonment or death, or you can choose to live a quiet life, or risk emigration to find a better lifeĀ  (Emigration had a tendency to break the game when I last played it, but maybe the newer versions are improved)

If you have a healthy reserve of black humour, Real Lives can be a fun experience, but no matter how callous you can be, it’s always sobering in the end.


3d in your browser

Here’s a fairly amazing demo from Alternativa 3d showing their 3d in-a browser technology. The nicest thing about it is it runs via flash, straight on your browser without having to muck around installing programs or plugins.

While I don’t enjoy the idea that gimmicky flash websites might become even more gimmicky, the possibilities are, like they say, endless.


Team fortress characters, Kawaii version

As we all know the Japanese have a talent for cuteyfying everything they can lay their hands on, Team Fortress and it’s cartoony (But very masculine) cast of characters are no exception, and here they are presented in cute girly form.

Of course they’re not the only ones to provide altenate versions. Webcomics also get in on the act, here’s Pooh fortress, from Fanboys for example.


Nanaca Crash

Nanaca Crash is a cute little flash game where you control a girl who crashes into her schoolmate with her bicycle and sends him flying into the air. You control the initial angle and force of the impact and as the unfortunate flies through the air and bounces off the ground he can come into contact with several other characters who will either stop him (Ending the game) or propel him further with a variety of strikes and punches that can be affected by timed clicks of the mouse. Additionally you can use the title character, Nanaca to teleport in and crash into him again propelling him even further forward or strategically pushing him into other characters that will trigger bonuses.

It’s really quite addictive and the music is catchy as hell.

The original creator’s site is here but you can play a local mirror of the game here (If you save the file to your hard drive you can save your high scores more permanently)