An IGF student showcase finalist by a team from a university in Barcelona, Galaxy Scraper is a sort of 3D platformer set on a succession of planets. You're a little spaceman running about a planet, Super Mario Galaxy-style; controls are straight-forward (arrow keys for movement, right-click to kick and left-click to jump, Enter to bring up the menu), but at times awkward, since the arrow keys restrict you to cardinal directions, and the planet is spherical, meaning you can only face in those cardinal directions even when you'd really like to be pointing off-angle.
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|Submitted by the99th on Wed, 11/14/2007 - 05:01.|
Tempo is a third-person adventure game where you play a psychic in a wheelchair. Coming fresh out of España, the work of Cristian Pastor, who collaborated with Pat and Jesus and Alex, Tempo is one of the most technically furbished freeware games you can find on the net. Winner of the game award at the Creanimax Festival 2007, a showcase of Latin American student art. Since it's a university-funded game, the creators had the freedom to come up with anything they wanted, the result is both inspiring and limited.
MacPaint Meets... Lemmings?
|Submitted by costik on Sat, 09/29/2007 - 00:08.|
SonoroTV is basically a puzzle platformer in which you have a small number of little critters (called "notes") which the evil DJ is trying to steal. You have to get them from the starting point of each level to its exit, losing as few as possible (or better, none) in the process. The characters move autonomously, so you don't control them directly. So far, familiar and probably dull, yes?
What's interesting about SonoroTV is the actual gameplay, which is highly original. The way you guide your critters to the exit is by painting. At the lower right-hand corner of the screens are your paint pots, and you have a limited amount of each color. The colors have different effects: orange allows you to paint platforms for your critters to walk along, red creates barriers they bounce off of, blue creates a bouncing platform that tosses them in the air. The DJ has a gun he can use to destroy orange platforms, but yellow platforms can't be shot.