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FREEday 7/6/12 - "Keep on Rockin’ in the FREE World”

Posted by Rob Rich on July 6th, 2012

A game about typing to fight off hordes of zombies and another based on one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most well-known novels. That’s it I’m done. Check, please!

Vonneguts & Glory - I find it difficult not to be intrigued by a game based on one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most well known books. But considering the fact that said game has also been created by The Last Rocket creator, Shaun Inman, it’s bound to be more than just a mere curiosity. Although being able to “unstab” and “unshoot” downed enemies is also bound to grab peoples’ attention.

Outwitters - And lookie here, another bizarre game with a pedigree. Seems like the folks behind Tilt to Live decided to branch out into asynchronous turn-based strategy. With three distinct factions and boatloads of personality to boot. And if our own Carter Dotson has anything to say about it, they did a darn fine job of it.

Dungeon Block: Girl Rescues Knight! - So many things have gone topsy-turvy here. A knight saves a distressed damsel, and then gets dragged back into trouble just as the pair is escaping. Then the damsel runs right back into the thick of things to rescue the knight. And it’s all done by way of a bizarre combination of a kind of match-3 style game and Rocks, Paper, Scissors. Personally I think it’s too weird to ignore.

Heroes in Time - Okay, yes, I’ll concede; the App Store isn’t exactly lacking in action RPGs. But what’s wrong with a little free Save the World action? Besides, fans of the SEED series are bound to want to check out this third installment. At no cost, of course.

ZombieWords - First of all; I know it’s another zombie game. Second of all; shut up, I’m going somewhere with this. This isn’t just another zombie game. It’s a zombie game where players have to try and spell as many words as they can, Scrabble-style, in order to load bullets into a gun and fight off the encroaching hordes. I mean come on!

MapleStory Live - Even more MapleStory on the go? Absolutely. This newest installment includes more stories, monsters, characters, mini-games, a customizable UI (huzzah!), and loads of planned updates with even more content. It’s a must-have for fans, naturally, but seeing as it’s free it’s also probably worth a look from series newcomers.

Try Shaun Inman's Intriguing Art Game FPS, Vonneguts and Glory

Posted by Carter Dotson on July 5th, 2012

Shaun Inman, creator of The Last Rocket and artist behind The Incident, has released his 7dfps game Vonneguts and Glory to the App Store. 7dfps was a virtual game jam started in part by Vlambeer's Jan Willem Nijman of Super Crate Box fame, to challenge developers to create a fun first-person shooter in a week or less. Developers from all over the world took up the challenge, including Notch of Minecraft fame. Shaun Inman decided to do something artistic with the concept. Inspired by a passage from Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, this game is very short, taking 5 minutes or less to beat, but it gets its point across. I don't want to discuss too much about the game, as the surprise comes from actually playing it. The game was developed in Flixel, so it still has that style of pixel art that Inman has become known for, in a quasi-Wolfenstein style of world. The short, self-described "art game" is available now for free as a universal app.