There’s a reason that there are so many stick figure games. They’re easy to make, yet the art style can blend seamlessly into almost any genre. There’s a stick figure version of just about everything, from racers to action-platformers to hardcore RPGs. It makes sense, then, that there would be a stick figure version of Grand Theft Auto. It might not have the cars, the satire, or even the over-the-top fun, but it would still feature stick figures beating each other up. Stick City is the game that tries its best to pull off that particular effort, and it fails miserably in doing so.
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It can be difficult to figure out exactly for what a game is aiming. Such monster games seem to be all about player experience. Others seem to prioritize an artistic statement over everything else. There are still others, though, that just seem to be a channel for microtransactions. They put a few basic systems in place, add in a couple of money and time sinks, and then hope that players won’t realize the game they’re playing doesn’t really deserve the money they’re asked to spend. If ever there was a good example of this type of game, it is Smash City Monster Battles.
Flip Diving enables you to experience the extreme cliff diving and gives you control of a cliff diver. Your objective in this cool sport game is to make successful dives to earn points and coins. Controls are extremely simple: click once to begin your dive, and then again while your diver is in midair to tuck. You don’t have much control over what angle your diver launches at — he sways back and forth while you’re holding down the button, and launches when you let go.
Happy Wheels is one of the rare games that can use simple mechanics without getting boring or repetitive. The game offers a map, basic steering and acceleration, and ragdoll physics, then tells players to go have fun with them. At its core, the game is a simple sidescroller, but getting through the map in one piece isn’t really the point. Continue reading
Drunken Boxers is a different type of fighting game. Instead of the typical athletes who try to box against each other, there are two people who appear as though they have been drinking a little too much who enter the ring. You can choose either a one-player or a two-player game. It’s best to select a two-player event so that you aren’t fighting against the computer. Continue reading
“Soldiers Inc” is a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Strategy Game made by Plarium that recalls both the addictive daily-play rewards of Clash of Clans (including exclusive rewards for consecutive days of play!) and the real-time strategy and building of games like StarCraft. You are immediately placed in command of a private military organization working, for good or ill, in arid and hostile Zandia. The mysterious Mr. Black is your supervisor and main “friendly” contact throughout the game though one begins to realize that all things may not be quite as they appear. Continue reading
In a world where more simplistic gaming websites like Silvergames are being widely overlooked due to the influx of more popular console games, there exists a sort of whimsical aspect to the world of gaming online. Sites like Silvergames give independent game designers a chance to show off their skills while also giving those who still appreciate the aspect of user created content the opportunity to get a unique gaming experience. Continue reading
“Dead Samurai” is a fighting game with a silly, hyper-violent theme and somewhat confusing controls. The graphics in the game appear to be intentionally flat and two-dimensional. Everything is just a solid shape with a gradient applied to the surface to give the illusion of shading. The character designs are a little uninspired with people just wielding big weapons while wearing relatively average clothes most of the time. The sound effects match what is happening on the screen. This includes some atmospheric sound effects for things like creaking trees and rain. Continue reading