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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:41 am UTC

NThisStyle-10-6 wrote:I could make a list. Shift at http://www.koreus.com/jeu/shift.html was pretty awesome, and then I discovered Shift 2 which was nigh upon unbeatable. Really cool concept, though. Took a good many ideas from Portal.

Oh, and Destruct-O-Match on Neopets was like crack. And then they updated it to Destruct-O-Match 2, and I was cured. Go figure.

Shift 2 wasn't bad. I did have to restart once because I found myself stuck somewhere I couldn't suicide. About to work on Shift 3, although I should really be sleeping.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby masher » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:48 am UTC

Why oh why doesn't shift have a "restart level" button?

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby ZzzzSleep » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:49 am UTC

My browser games of choice...
Desktop tower defense. http://www.handdrawngames.com/
Fantastic contraption. http://fantasticcontraption.com/
Gemcraft. http://armorgames.com/play/1716/gemcraft
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned gemcraft yet. I'll have to try some of the other games mentioned here though. Byebye free time!

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Tjencks » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:02 am UTC

Oh my, the number of hours i've logged playing flash games is bound to be countless. Somehow, they seem to have more entertainment value than starcraft or counterstrike, two games i thought were infinitely entertaining and fun. Do the math.

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And gemcraft is amazing! I love all the random tower defense games that armor games puts out, and any other random strange quirky games that i come across. Indestructotank? <- the shit

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby pyroman » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:07 am UTC

then of course there is tetris which is pretty much the original addicting "flash game". I have a game boy for one reason and one reason only. To play tetris. I don't have any other games for it nor do i feel the need to get any others.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby phlip » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:15 am UTC

I remember spending hours at a time playing random flash games on the net... good times.

I don't do that so much these days, though I do still play many of the Videlectrix games from time to time.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:22 am UTC

masher wrote:Why oh why doesn't shift have a "restart level" button?

Shift 3 does. Shift 3 also has...

FANCY PANTS MAN!

Shift 3 is pretty cool. :)
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Clumpy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:26 am UTC

Randall's point in this strip is correct, but he's getting lazy. XKCD hasn't been really funny since it started pandering, and that gaming console looks like something out of Zits. A caricature of a caricature of a caricature.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Patashu » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:29 am UTC

thebeaky wrote:soo, true bloons td2, for me

edit: hideos grammar I know, thats not changeing now, + 4th place, personal best.

There's a bloons TD3 now, you know :D

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby linguistic » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:40 am UTC

Clumpy wrote:XKCD hasn't been really funny since it started pandering...


Forgive my ignorance on this topic (I often fail to be "down" with the "word" on the "street", as it were)... when did it start pandering, and to whom does it now pander?

Also:

I like the word "pander" and derivatives thereof. Delicious.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby popnfresh » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:48 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Nevermind head tracking, I want to see a game that involves strapping Wiimotes to all 4 limbs and using the motion sensors for full-body motion tracking. :D


Could possibly track reflective tape (using an IR led array thing) to sense motion in 3d... well I'm not working on it myself, but I know someone who is.

Just need a good game idea and heck I'll make something over the summer using head tracking =p

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Kachi » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:53 am UTC

Sorry if it's old:
http://magic.pen.fizzlebot.com/

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:01 am UTC

Oh, and I must confess to Line Rider... had a very long and complex map and then decorated it... wheeeeee!
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:02 am UTC

pyroman wrote:But another good one out there for are you engineering types is http://fantasticcontraption.com/ took up an entire weekend.....



Aye.. This one has had me hooked for over two months....
TWO MONTHS!


Check out the forums for that game too, they are a lot of fun, and there are some pretty cool contraptions and competitions.


I go to jayisgames.com for all my other needs :)
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby michael24easilybored » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:33 am UTC

I remember when I used to work in a call-centre and we'd regularly put the customer on hold whilst we sorted something out with their account (ie we were at a difficult bit in a game and talking to someone about their shares was not something we could really concerntrate on at that point) ....good times.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby yaPete » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:34 am UTC

Huh. I came here to hook people on Fantastic Contraption, and found that half of you already were :-/

Good to know I'm not alone :-)

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Draco18s » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:54 am UTC

Randall, may I introduce you to Kongregate?
All the popular flash games with a neato built in chat interface and high score system that really makes the site a community (Newgrounds and ArmorGames wishes they were this cool--oh wait, ArmorGames already joined).

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:01 am UTC

ah, yes, the Thing-Thing series. finally recalled it, just as I was about to look it up :D
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby vodka.cobra » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:22 am UTC

I am addicted to tower defense games.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Ferahgo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:27 am UTC

This is another comic where I can very much relate:

Spore came out the same day I discovered this game. I had been looking forward to Spore for literally three years. And yet... I wasn't able to concentrate on it at all until I had beaten Dino Run and gotten all the eggs and upgrades.

I fail.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby cephalopod9 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:33 am UTC

Pixel Jam! I also like Rat Maze. Haven't gotten all the cheese yet tho;/
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Bulvox wrote:Pandemic, now that's an awesome Flash game.


Heh, my office had this doing the rounds a few months ago - every now and then you'd hear someone swear quietly and say "Madagascar!"

Edit: Pyro beat me to it :-(


:D My nerdfu is strong!

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Also, Whirled.com, one of those games within a game where you get pretend money for playing flash games. It also has some nice 3-d "inside the internet" aspects that I like.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby shockedfrog » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:36 am UTC

csours wrote:Check out N: Way of the Ninja, originally browser based, but now escaped into the wilds of actual gaming. (go ahead and order another keyboard, your shift keys will be broken inside a week.)


N was originally a downloadable freeware game (imo, actual gaming :) ) - the browser based version was an unauthorised hack of the original.

I always used to ignore Flash stuff, at least until college where the accessibility factor came into play. I still prefer downloadable games as a whole, but I've spent enough time on Kongregate to know that once in a while good Flash games happen too.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby scaredyfish » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:40 am UTC

So true, another fantastic contraption addict here, while my Wii serves as a dust collection device beneath my tv.

As for TD games, I get re-addicted each time I find a new one.

Latest interesting take on the concept that has been sucking up my time...
http://www.funorb.com/orbdefence/play.ws

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Amarantha » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:43 am UTC

Reflections.

Spaced Penguin (and the duct-tape-ball variation).

That is all.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Diadem » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:57 am UTC

Uhoh.

Methinks I should skip on reading this thread! There's gonna be way too many links to flashgames in it. I'll loose days, weeks, years! of my life!

(Apologies if this remark has been made before. As said, it's too dangerous for me to read the thread :P)

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby stormoftara » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:59 am UTC

Gemcraft. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/446232

I played it for hours without realizing it.

I can't remember the last time I played my Paperweight, I mean PS2.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Felstaff » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:02 am UTC

Oh, man!! This is my favourite flash game!! Like, ever!!

Seriously, we have a 21-page thread in which you can post your favourite flash games.

And they have already been posted.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Angua » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:28 am UTC

I keep think of ones and then someone eventually says it anyway. In addition to the above, stickman sam,tactical assasin and stealth hunter are great :) Loved today's comic as I rarely et a chance to play console games.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Orangeyness » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:33 am UTC

Also, as far as really good flash games go, has everybody checked out Cursor*10?


Wow... Cursor 10 rules. Thanks for the link.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Rookie » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:51 am UTC

He's playing zoo keeper. Definately.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:17 am UTC

Get out of me FUCKING HEAD, Randall... on second thought, no, don't.

Not that I have one of those massive ultra-super gaming systems, but my computer is powerful and can run most of those modern games. Still, I don't have much time for them, and end up sticking to Flash games every once in a while (though I'm VERY annoyingly selective - about 98% of Flash games in existence receive my purest, most straightforward contempt. Not that I don't play them...).

And I hate Tower Defence games - if only for the sheer overdose of them. If you make a Tower Defence, no matter how awful, you have a 95% chance of turning it into the next big hit. Tower Defence playing zombies are a scary bunch, them.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby GemT » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:49 am UTC

includemaliciousintent wrote:But right now, though its not in browser, I love Net Hack (Chaotic Human Priestess = Kikyo ^^")

The best and most frustrating game ever written. Remember the RNG is your friend, and I hope you get on well when you meet Rodney!
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby h. vetinari » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:02 pm UTC

Draco18s wrote:Randall, may I introduce you to Kongregate?
All the popular flash games with a neato built in chat interface and high score system that really makes the site a community (Newgrounds and ArmorGames wishes they were this cool--oh wait, ArmorGames already joined).


I was wondering when someone would first post this.
There's quite a few sites with ridiculous amounts of flashgames, but the real problem with kongregate is the reward-system.
For an ever-growing number of games, you can earn badges for achieving certain things (easy - medium - hard - impossible).
The effect this has, is that you keep playing a flashgame even longer, because you're so close, and the damn badge is just within your reach, because this time you'll get it... I'm trailing off.

I have managed to withstand the beast for quite a while now by not visiting the site,
I therefore urge you NOT TO VISIT the following link:
http://www.kongregate.com/badges


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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby markkat » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:18 pm UTC

Oh me yarm I wasted too much time on fanasticcontraption.com.

I knew what I was doing was so bad, but it felt so good.
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby markkat » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:21 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Seriously, we have a 21-page thread in which you can post your favourite flash games.

And they have already been posted.


Yeah, but the response can hardly be surprising. My first reaction was to share a time-sink. :D
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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby tendays » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:28 pm UTC

Omnigord wrote:First!

DAMNIT

joee wrote:Edit: I'm surprised no one beat me to it. Plus, it's my birthday today! Happy birthday to me!

I was lurking in wait to get the first reply... sadly, I had ample time to create my own thread... but I did not.


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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby jspenguin » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:36 pm UTC

The Warbears series will incapacitate you for days. I saw the first mission posted on a forum somewhere and just now discovered that there is more than one. Guess what I'll be doing for the next week.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby Felstaff » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:43 pm UTC

markkat wrote:Yeah, but the response can hardly be surprising. My first reaction was to share a time-sink. :D


Agreed. I was full of hate this morning, exacerbated by the various "fourth post!" & "ooh, so close to a first post!" posts which usually don't annoy me. Today however, I forged a little warpath of my own.

Even though tonight I should hopefully sort out my shiny beast of a graphics card, I know I'm going to while away my Friday night playing Bloxxorz.

Or Sudoku Slam.

Or Onslaught.

Or 3D Logic.

Or De-Animator.

Or basically anything on miniclip, mousebreaker, newgrounds or kongregate.

Or that Murloc Game. Stranglethorn Fever.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:49 pm UTC

I have a Kongregate obsession that comes and goes in waves. And Kongregate isn't good at all. That badge system is just rotten - wouldn't it be better to award points based on the player's high score? Eventually, you'll be littered with meaningless badges - and as a mechanism for stimulating players to keep trying, they're probably getting frustrated trying to get one badge and, once they get it, will swear to NEVER playing the goddamn game ever again. If they used the highscores as a basis for points, there would be always a motivation to trying a little harder.

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Re: "Flash games" Discussion

Postby wesaq » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:08 pm UTC

Headtracking is actually possible with PC and a webcam. Just use camspace. It's maybe not the best quality, but it is fun to play with.


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