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The Crystal Mask of Wisdom


The Crystal Mask of Wisdom by Rob Beschizza is an entire video game that fits in an 8×8 pixel box (that’s smaller than a favicon!).

The empire of halxe is in despair and dragons scour the land. Search for the Sword of Maguss in the forest of foiwn. Locate the Shield of Doom in the tomb of peuxbe. Collect the 16 rings of power and find the key of souls to unlock the secret of the pinnacle of pain, where the evil Tharg gathers forces for the final attack.

It’s a must play, if for no other reason than to be impressed by how much gameplay they were able to cram into such a tiny space.

[The Crystal Mask of Wisdom]

…SteamBirds is a must play dogfighting game?


SteamBirds is an awesome top-down, turn-based aerial dogfighting game. The graphics are unique, the gameplay is fun, and I’m sure it’ll be an iGame before long, so play it now while you can still claim to be a trend setter!


[Via: Kottke]

…Don’t Look Back is an artsy game?

Don't Look Back

Don’t Look Back is a surprisingly fun game that’s as much art and story telling as it is gameplay.

The controls and the visuals are simple, but each ‘level’ has its own feel, so you’ll need to learn as you go and adapt to the world around you.

Just remember, don’t look back.

[Kongregate – Don’t Look Back]

[Via: Kotaku]

…It’s TGI Friday: Matt Sandorf: Journey to Endless Entertainment?

Matt Sandorf: Journey to Endless Entertainment

Matt Sandorf: Journey to Endless Entertainment is an advergame for Sony that lets you guide Matt point-and-click style through a futuristic spaceship.

Despite being an advertisement, Matt Sandorf is actually entertaining, and looks great as well. The gameplay has a very smoothed over, top down style to it, and the cut scenes are all done as rather unique, charcoal style drawings.

The game is also surprisingly difficult, and doesn’t let you get away with much, though it does contain enough twists, turns and jokes to keep you working your way through it and intrigued along the way.

If you get stuck, there’s a walkthrough available from Jay is Games, but I encourage you to stick with it, because there are few advergames that are this rewarding.

[Matt Sandorf: Journey To Endless Entertainment]

[Via: Jay Is Games]

…Mirror’s Edge 2D is amazing?

Mirror's Edge 2D

By now you’ve probably heard of Mirror’s Edge, the free running/parkour game that is soon to debut for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

However, if you’d like to get in on the action a little early, then check out Mirror’s Edge 2D from Borne Games.

Made by the same people that created the Fancy Pants Adventure, Mirror’s Edge 2D is a free flowing Flash game that closely mirrors the gameplay style of Mirror’s Edge, only in 2D.

The goal is to run, jump, climb and slide your way through the level in a quick but creative way, collecting points and other goodies along the way.

Right now the game is still only in Beta, so you only get one level, and there still might be the occasional bug or two, but there’s definitely promise here, and it’s still fun to play as is, so head on over and give free running a chance.

[Borne Games – Mirror’s Edge 2D Beta]