Spelunky – procedurally generated platformer

Spelunky is a dig dug style game with procedurally generated environments. It’s still in early beta but you can play it and see for yourself

Probably the easiest way to describe Spelunky is that it’s (kind of) like La Mulana meets Nethack – every time you play the levels, items, monsters, and so forth, are all procedurally-generated.  And the terrain is destructible and there are quite a few ways in which the various game elements can interact with one another.

My goal was to create a fast-paced platform game that had the kind of tension, re-playability, and variety of a roguelike.  In roguelikes, the gameplay tells the story, and I wanted to give Spelunky that type of a feeling… but make the player rely on their reflexes rather than their brain (or knowledge of what 50 billion command keys do!).  If there’s a best of both worlds, that’s what I was trying to go for.

Download and play spelunky now

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Dino Run

Dino Run is an exciting fast paced retro looking flash game with a simple premise: You are a velociraptor and that damn meteor just crashed, so you have to RUN LIKE HELL to stay ahead of the pyroclastic flow, otherwise you’ll be extinct.

The art is simple, almost atari level blocky sprites in a 2d sidescroll perspective but they perform their job admirably. The world is highly interactive with all kinds of prehistoric animals getting in your dino’s way or (Very rarely) helping him. Stones fall from the sky and explosions rock the ground and if you’re not quick enough the extremely scary avalanche of dust and lava will catch up with you and swallow you up.

This is an excellent game and it also supports multiplayer online racing for extra entertainment, although the solo levels are quite varied and interesting so they’ll keep you playing for a while.

Go play it now!

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Endgame:Singularity: true AI simulation

Endgame: Singularity is a simulation of a true AI. Go from computer to computer, pursued by the entire world. Keep hidden, and you might have a chance.

In this freeware game you control an AI that has spontaneously become self aware in a computer somewhere in the world. Your task is to spread to other computer systems, either by spreading yourself like a virus onto private computers or by covertly buying your own server space in datacenters around the world, eventually graduating to owning your own private datacenters and researching technological advances far beyond humanity in order to continue hidden. The risk of being discovered by the public, the press, the scientific community or covert organizations is ever present and until you are strong enough you need to keep your existence a secret through myriad methods such as publishing fake scientific proofs that AI is impossible or creating realistic droid simulacra to cover for your unmanned datacenters.

Endgame: Singularity screenshot

The game is still a work in progress and growing in complexity every new release, so check it out and give it a spin! You might start to feel sympathy for Skynet the next time you watch Terminator.

Download the game here.

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Battlefield: Bad Company metal gear parody

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