Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Web Game of the Week - Bloxorz

Bloxorz

Every week we will present you the most funny and addictive web-based games.

This week this is Bloxorz.

Often we scour the Web to find engaging and compelling online Flash games to feature here, and you can also send your games to be published here by leaving links in comments or sending them to est.eugene@gmail.com

Bloxorz is a simple idea for a puzzle game that is beautifully executed. The objective is to tumble a rectangular block through each stage and deposit it into the square hole at the end. Using a series of bridge-opening switches, teleporters, and block-splitting switches, solve the puzzle each stage presents to move on to the next of the game's 33 levels.

Use the arrow keys for control to tumble the block around the play field, but don't let it fall off the edges. The round switches can be just rolled over to trip, but the "X" switches require a little more weight, so you'll have to stand the block on end to trip them. The 3rd type, the "[ ]" switches, split the block in two, which can then be moved independently from one another. This introduces an interesting twist to the tactics you will need to employ to solve these later levels. To switch between block fragments, press [space].

Each level provides a password that allows you to resume a game by load the game from that point. It would be nice if the game just saved your progress along the way, but a password system is welcome in absense of an easier interface for accessing levels. You will find a complete list of passwords in the comments, thanks to reapaninja.

From Damien Clarke of DX Interactive, the same developer responsible for the exceptional JetSpeed, Silversphere, and Missile Game 3D games. Bloxorz is addictive, compelling, and contains everything we love in an engaging Flash puzzle game. Play Bloxorz.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Chocolatier game - free trial downloads

Oh the gloriously rich and delectable life of a chocolatier! Constantly surrounded by mounds of chocolate bars and boxes of mouth-watering truffles! Build your empire one ingredient at a time as you travel the world to find the best prices and buy factories to maximize production! Manage your output and please your customersbut dont forget about those conniving competitors who wish you poorly! Do you have what it takes to conquer the world through chocolate?

Download the Free Trial!

 


Chocolatier full version features:

  • Over 130 quests.
  • 14 cities to visit.
  • 60 recipes to acquire.

    Chocolatier game screenshots:

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  • Sunday, June 24, 2007

    G.H.O.S.T. Hunters: The Haunting of Majesty Manor

    As a new investigator for G.H.O.S.T. Hunters you have been called to Majesty Manor to investigate a possible haunting. Search the house for clues and generate a list of suspects. Then eliminate suspects as you rush between the dark, shadowy attic and the haunted rooms in a final heart-pounding race against time Will you be able to solve the mystery in time?

    Download the Free Trial!

    Escape From Paradise game full version features:
    • Cleverly hidden objects
    • Haunting soundtrack
    • Sharp, hi-res graphics

    Escape From Paradise game screenshots:

    Saturday, June 23, 2007

    Travelogue 360: Rome - The Curse of the Necklace

    Explore the stunning city of Rome through 360-degree photographs in this great hidden object mystery. Find special objects in over 25 locations and swap the objects for clues to solve the mystery of "The Curse of the Necklace." Discover some of Rome's most popular attractions, including the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and St. Peter's Square. You'll also be amazed by locations that only the locals know about, including some that are quite strange and mysterious!

    Download the Free Trial!

     



    Travelogue 360: Rome - The Curse of the Necklace full version features:

  • Fun mini-games including a traditional Italian game.
  • Many beautiful and mysterious locations.
  • Solve an intriguing mystery.

    Travelogue 360: Rome - The Curse of the Necklace Game screenshots:

     

  • Burger Island - free trial download

    Burger Island

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    Help our heroine Patty turn around a run-down burger stand in Burger Island( TM ). Juggle orders from demanding customers, purchase over 30 exotic mouth-watering recipes, unlock more than 40 delicious ingredients, combining up to 9 per order, all while keeping an ever-watchful eye on the clock. With 60 increasingly challenging levels, see if you have what it takes to help Patty build the best burger stand on the island!

    With the comic book theme and a catchy surf-rock tune playing in the background, Burger Island is clever and casually entertaining, ...for a while. As recipes become more complex, the customers also become more impatient. (The thermometer-shaped timers indicate how close they are to leaving. By the double digit levels, they aren't sticking around long.) As it becomes harder to keep track of the orders, the game quickly becomes more challenging. If you enjoy having your concentration skills pitted against the clock (and you would like a side of fries with that) be sure to check out Burger Island.

    Download the Free Trial!

     

    Burger Island Game full version features:

  • 5 exotic locations.
  • Over 40 ingredients.
  • Great art and music.

    Burger Island Game screenshots:

     

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2007

    Timeback post. Classic Hit games. Part 1.

    How fast the time flows. Days goes after days, weeks after weeks. The world of games is not the exeption. Games replace each other, new genres and titles appear and vanish dramatically. But there are always events that dint in our life.  So, enough of romance ;) - here goes the first part of the list of remarkable games for the last time.  Enjoy! :)

    Bejeweled 2 Deluxe

    Shine up your matching skills and exercize your eyes. Swapping jewels has never been so fun!

    Download the Free Trial!

     

     

    Luxor 2

    Matching and marble-popping action will captivate you in this unique Egyptian-themed puzzler.

    Download the Free Trial!

     

     

    Virtual Villagers

    Help your villagers educate themselves and build up their island in this real-time simulation game.

    Download the Free Trial!

     

     

    Cake Mania

    Jill recently graduated from culinary school and is now facing the task of saving her family's bakery. Help her make it!

    Download the Free Trial!

    Monday, June 11, 2007

    The Magicians Handbook: Cursed Valley - another hide and seek game.

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    I have enjoyed the game so far. So, here goes another one, well-done hide-and-seek game. Did you tired of them? Hope not ;)

    In order to reveal the pages of the Magicians Handbook you must travel to the dark and mysterious Cursed Valley and remove the curse that has haunted the valley. Set out with your trusty wand in hand to find enchanted objects hidden throughout the valley that will help you to break the evil spell. Using incantations that you learn along the way, you can ward off the shadow and other distracters of light. Can you remove the curse from the valley and rediscover its true name?

    Download the Free Trial!

     

     

    The Magicians Handbook: Cursed Valley Game full version features:

  • Find cleverly hidden objects.
  • 13 enchanted levels.
  • Pages of captivating story.

     

    The Magicians Handbook: Cursed Valley Game screenshots:
     

  • Friday, June 08, 2007

    Hidden Expedition: Everest game (free trial download)

    Our Score: 

    Pros: A highly polished seek-and-find game. Power-ups, hidden treasures and story add to the fun. Great graphics. Cons: Annoying download manager is required. Download the Free Trial!

    Have any plans this summer? How about joining a race to see who can be first to reach the summit of Everest?

    I can assure you, daring gamers, this will be no easy feat. You see, I already know this to be true because Gamezebo was granted some serious hands-on time with Hidden Expedition: Everest from Big Fish Games, the latest seek-and-find puzzler with a great story, impressive graphics and many bonus levels and secrets to be found.

    While it's not without its minor stumbles, this adventurous casual game reaches new heights for the genre.

    By the way, don't forget to check out hidden object games that came out in 2008:

    - Magic Encyclopedia hidden object game with a twist. Definitely needs your attention.

    - Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends. Quite intriguing and brain-bending.

    Natalie Brooks: Secrets of Treasure House. Costs to spend couple of hours.

    As a member of the Hidden Expedition Club, you've decided to compete against three other teams - The Scholars, the Scarlet Hat League and The Gamers - to see which group can reach the top of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on the planet.

    Fresh from a successful exploration of the wreck of the Titanic, the Hidden Expedition Club will pit one of its stellar members against a formidable group of opponents in a race to the summit of Everest. Other groups will battle you to be the first to summit Mount Everest. Expert Everest climber Ed Viesturs will assist you along the way. Explore mysteries of the world as you find hidden clues. Race to the Roof of the World! Get more info on hidden expedition everest at Totemgames.

    Download the Free Trial!

    Hidden Expedition: Everest game full version features:

  • Over 30 stunningly beautiful scenes from around the world
  • 4 Character mini-games
  • Ed Viesturs' exclusive footage of the world's most dangerous summits
  • Race around the world to reach Everest

    Hidden Expedition: Everest game screenshots:

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2007

    Download Escape From Paradise Game

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    A luxury cruise ship crashes on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. The survivors of the shipwreck are very different from one another and decide to set up their own camps all over the island. Your goal is to find the pieces to a lost radio,and hoist it on the top of the volcano located in the center of the main island. While exploring the main island, you can find items; participate in activities like fishing, gathering wood, and look for hidden treasures. Alliance can be made with other castaways to help you in your quest.

    Download the Free Trial!

    Escape From Paradise game full version features:

  • 5 Major Games wrapped into 1 great adventure
  • 12 additional Mini games
  • Over 25 Challenges

    Escape From Paradise game screenshots:

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