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What game are you playing?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:00 am

Frostfire. It's completely addictive, and it's free to download.
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Basically, you combine three or more of the same, whereupon they morph into one larger one. Repeat until you reach the end of the sequence for each color, which will morph into a black hole. Then start over...unless the grid fills up, in which case the game is over since you can't move anything.
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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Monster » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:48 am

I play board games, mostly. Today I played Colosseum.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27746/colosseum
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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Io » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:18 pm

My gaming habits are very much stuck in the 80s & 90s.
16bit is about as high as I'll go :D (Although I do make an exception for Spyro the Dragon on PSX).

I still play Starglider & Driller for the Amiga and just yesterday I had another go at Head Over Heels (ZX Spectrum) and completed Starquake (again).

I like easy-going games & puzzlers. Anything that requires fast reactions just gets boring. Software equivalents of board games tend to be a bit dull too cos the computer always wins. There was a nice one for the Amiga called Thromulus which I played a lot in my youth but I always lost.

That one looks quite interesting, Nikki. I'll check it out.

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:32 pm

Nikki: Frost looks nice. I dl'd but it won't install for missing a "reg" file. I could not find a "windows" app........is this for touchscreen or android only?
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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Poodle » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:06 pm

I see a pattern.
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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:14 pm

Monster wrote:I play board games, mostly. Today I played Colosseum.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27746/colosseum
That actually looks pretty cool.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:15 pm

Io wrote:My gaming habits are very much stuck in the 80s & 90s.
I still measure every first-person adventure game using a Myst yardstick. :mrgreen:
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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:17 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Nikki: Frost looks nice. I dl'd but it won't install for missing a "reg" file. I could not find a "windows" app........is this for touchscreen or android only?
No. The download includes versions for Windows, Mac, and Android. Maybe you tried installing the Android app by mistake?
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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:18 pm

Poodle wrote:I see a pattern.
We're all just kids.
Most definitely. If we weren't, life would be boring and we'd get old fast.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:24 pm

Mateusz Skutnik's futuristic Submachine series and surreal Daymare Town series.

Submachine
Every game focuses on an unidentified character who explores new locations of the "Subnet", which is a broken and distorted reality that features decaying buildings and abandoned structures. The buildings and structures are categorized into groups called "submachines" based on architectural style. The player must solve different puzzles and examine the environment in order to escape.

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Daymare Town
DayMare Town, a strange and oddly deserted town that gives the unsettling feeling that eyes are peering from around corners. It is a drab and dreary town, not a very pleasant place to be. But now you’re stuck, and you’ll do anything you can to leave.

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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Io » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:48 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:
Io wrote:My gaming habits are very much stuck in the 80s & 90s.
I still measure every first-person adventure game using a Myst yardstick. :mrgreen:


Never got to complete Myst. I went back to it (PC version) a year or so ago and was surprised how basic it was. I (mis)remembered it as being more animated. I did love it at the time though. Still have a paperback novel floating around somewhere.

More recently I completed the first Monkey Island game for the first time. Much easier as an adult :D

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:46 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:
Io wrote:My gaming habits are very much stuck in the 80s & 90s.
I still measure every first-person adventure game using a Myst yardstick. :mrgreen:

Tried it, haven't myst it.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:26 pm

Io wrote:
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Io wrote:My gaming habits are very much stuck in the 80s & 90s.
I still measure every first-person adventure game using a Myst yardstick. :mrgreen:
Never got to complete Myst. I went back to it (PC version) a year or so ago and was surprised how basic it was. I (mis)remembered it as being more animated. I did love it at the time though. Still have a paperback novel floating around somewhere.
It was pretty groundbreaking for 1993, though. I picked up realMYST on sale from MacGameStore (MGS); they updated the graphics to include water animation and such. I also found "hacks" on SourceForge that allow me to run Riven, Exile, and Revelations (the sequelae) on an Intel Mac (the originals are for PowerPC).

I have a couple of the novels, too, from my brother. As a lifelong avid reader, the Myst ficton has always enchanted me. The idea of creating worlds accessible through books is brilliant.

Io wrote:More recently I completed the first Monkey Island game for the first time. Much easier as an adult :D
I DL'd the demos of that series, and mostly liked it, although I never purchased it. It's on my MGS wish list waiting for the eventual sale.

Back in the day, my brother and I (as teenagers) would sit side-by-side at our Digital Rainbow computer, playing the Zork trilogy. Two heads were definitely better than one!
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Postby Poodle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:49 pm

Except for those mazes! What were they about? They added nothing apart from the deep wish for a brick to throw at the monitor.

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Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:52 pm

Poodle wrote:Except for those mazes! What were they about? They added nothing apart from the deep wish for a brick to throw at the monitor.
:lol: Especially the one with the movable sandstone walls. Aarrgghh!! If nothing else, it teaches you to make accurate maps. :mrgreen:
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Postby Poodle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:57 pm

Didn't Zork1 (which was simply Zork at the time) have a twist in the main maze so that you had to be an OCD sufferer to solve it or slash your wrists?
(I now have Zork 1, 2 and 3. Now I have to find a realistic way of playing them (on Ubuntu) which allows me to simultaneously run a mapper. (NO! don't go there)).
(Oh - that may be the sandstone walls you mentioned).

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Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:29 pm

Poodle wrote:Didn't Zork1 (which was simply Zork at the time) have a twist in the main maze so that you had to be an OCD sufferer to solve it or slash your wrists?
(I now have Zork 1, 2 and 3. Now I have to find a realistic way of playing them (on Ubuntu) which allows me to simultaneously run a mapper. (NO! don't go there)).
(Oh - that may be the sandstone walls you mentioned).
It's been awhile since I've played, so I'm not sure. Here are the maps if you'd rather not make your own, although I think that was half the fun.

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Postby Poodle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:05 pm

Oh yes - make the maps. But not on paper because the first rule of Zork is that there isn't a piece of paper in the entire universe on which it is possible to create a Zork entry point and still map the entire thing without running into all five edges. Precisely.

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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:56 am

Jonathan Mays' puzzle adventure games, which are free to play online:
Archipelago

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Return to Archipelago

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Both have some seriously mind-bending puzzles.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:20 am

Lock 'n' Roll! (With an optional Hoochie Koo!)
This is an addictive strategy puzzle game based on trying to create certain combinations of tokens on the board. Combinations can be created in vertical columns, horizontal rows, the two diagonals, and in squares of four.
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The game board is a 4x4 grid and the playing pieces are tokens numbered 1 through 4 and colored red, blue, green, and yellow. Each roll gives you four tokens to play on the board, and there are two methods of scoring, which is based on groups of four tokens on the board set in a row or column, on the diagonal, and in squares:
1. Certain matches will score points and be cleared from the board:
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Note: for the straits, the order of the numbers doesn't matter.
2. Other matches will score points but remain on the board.
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Since the game will end when the board is filled, you want to try for matches that will be cleared. You're also awarded a joker after each 250 points, which can be used to complete matches in one or more ways. (For example, if a row needs a blue 3, and the crossing column needs a red 2, the joker will serve for both, and you'll be credited with two matches.) You can only store two jokers at a time, so it's worth using them as you get them.
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Re: What game are you playing?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:02 am

I play "YAR" on my phone, "Othello" for your geezers.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:28 am

Here's one to test your vocabulary.
Word Machine

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For each timed round, you must type and submit (with "return") three words. The rules:
• You're provided with three letters.
• All three words must begin with the first letter given. (In the image, note the large circle containing an "N.")
• The second word must include the second letter given.
• The third word must include both the second and third letters given (in any order).
• Periodically, you'll be given a fourth letter which may be included for bonus points.
• Each word must be at least as long the previous one.
• The longer the word, the more points you earn.

The game sounds aren't overly annoying, but I suggest you turn off the music (by clicking the victrola icon). I found the music distracting and unnecessary.
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