From the Site: Dino Run SE is a retro-styled, action-packed prehistoric racing game that can be played by yourself or with up to 3 other players in many different multiplayer levels. This new version is an update and expansion of the original web game.
Basically, Dino Run SE is a retro style platformer where you take on the role of a dinosaur trying to outrun the fiery apocalypse caused by the shockwave of a large meteor impact. The debris cloud is always just a few feet behind you... run like mad, catch a ride from a pterodactyl, eat up smaller creatures.. time your jumps to go from hilltop to hilltop.
Even though the website claims the offer is only good until Oct. 9th.. This finely tuned indie classic is actually available for free until Oct. 10th. So head over soon and grab a copy before this promotion expires. (Click Buy Now and enter Free for your price)
BTW: You also get the games soundtrack for free when you download the game.
You can also play the original web based flash game here to get an idea of the gameplay.
Ian Bogost recently pointed me towards an upcoming project called Stencyl, which looks a wonderful tool for anyone like me more interested in game design than programming. It uses some technology from Scratch, but is focused on browser-based Flash games. They also promise to have plenty of free assets available for non-artists and musicians. It looks like a brilliant idea, and one I could use myself as well as with students. I applied for the public beta.
I can't seem to find any information about their pricing structure and what rights you'll have over games you submit to Stencyl, though I haven't dug deeply into the website yet.
Clickteam and NewGrounds partner to provide a free version of The Games Factory 2. The free version will only export .SWF files for play on NewGrounds but it's still a good (read: free) way to learn the game creation platform... _and_ it can be upgraded to the registered version which allows for the creation of a full distribution version of the game.
No doubt, they are giving you a free tool to basically benefit them.. but if you were on the fence about buying TGF2 then this is still a good way to try before you buy.
Here's a fun Breakout Flash game that uses individual pixels as "bullets." Simply knock a few loose, and they become extra balls for your paddle. Pretty soon the screen fills up with wonderful colors. Nice take on the classic arcade hit. Via Boing Boing.
I just found a very fun Flash platform game called Fancy Pants Man that I thought you guys might like. It has a nice hand-drawn look that reminds me of doodles come to life and vaguely of Paper Mario. It also has catchy music to help you get through that last hour and a half of your 9 to 5. Enjoy!
While it's not actually a game, I thought our readers might enjoy taking Jake Mandell's hearing test. It's a free FLASH application that takes about 6 minutes to go through. I'd suggest wearing headphones and turning off the iTunes before starting, though. It's more fun than you think! Hopefully you folks haven't been blasting your eardrums with to many SID files cranked to 11...Link via Gizmodo.
Holy Asteroids! Head over to cogames right now to play Multiplayer Asteroids! Yes! It's about time folks starting exploiting the multiplayer potential of Flash games (Perhaps I will set my sights on this kind of niche soon). I couldn't manage to survive more than a few minutes with this game, but thankfully, respawning is fast and easy.
Uh...Look, I'll just post a link to this retro-style game called Diarrhea Dan. While it's not pornographic, you probably shouldn't consider this work-safe unless your boss has a real sense of potty humor. The sounds and graphics are very faithfully old school.