The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2010 #53b: Space Funeral

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on May 9, 2011

20 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site? I think?

Bamcquern: jrpg less interesting for how it interrogates the limits of the form than for its atmosphere, unlicensed music and its Platonism-themed punch line

Nhex: Some people have pushed Space Funeral as the quirky horrible RPGMaker game of the year, but mostly it is just terrible

RPS review

Celestis makes it possible to honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit, onto the lunar surface or into deep space.

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Coint & Plick 2010 #53a: Super Crate Box

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on May 9, 2011

20 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

Super Crate Box is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it’s time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with interesting, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.

Bamcquern: not as good as the demo version but the basic idea of collecting as many crates as you possibly can no matter how doing so will disadvantage your position is still there

Rock Paper Shotgun review

MTV blog review

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Coint & Plick 2010 #71b: Hero Core

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on April 11, 2011

15 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site and Download Hub

Top 10 Gamasutra Indie Games

Download the Soundtrack

Nhex: So many Metroidvania clones, so many games that use a Game Boy aesthetic. This one, from the maker of the high quality Iji, nails it. Super tight controls, 2-bit graphics, a little bit of carefully placed atmospheric design and music – shows what it takes to outclass the masses of solid but unmemorable flash action games.

Indie Game Review

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Coint & Plick 2010 #71a: Alien Swarm

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on April 11, 2011

15 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

Nhex: Once again proving that Valve knows how to acquire talent, this game brought out the obsession in me for a good chunk of this year. It’s basically a co-op time attack game with very well designed levels and a pretty awful community, likely due to being free. The EXP unlock / prestige system is a little evil, but I damn well know if they ever get around to releasing new weapons or maps I’ll jump back in. It’s a shame this will probably be ignored by Valve, because the effort of design shows, it gets shockingly deep and brutal. And free!

Wait…free?

Touching heroics in Alien Swarm

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Coint & Plick 2010 #78: Specter Spelunker Shrinks

Posted in 2010, Flash Games of the Year, Free Games by trdn89 on April 10, 2011

13 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

abanana: Fantastic idea; I hope Ken Grafals completes the full game.

Dev Site

Forksclovetofu: Damn fun. I’d love to see this mechanic gets picked up for a full length release.

Doctor Casino: I do have to say I don’t love the 3-D engine, which feels kind of incidental to the shrinking/growing gimmick… the perspective just makes it hard to figure out distances, which is always an unforgivable problem in a platformer. Beautiful concept though.

Composer Site

Coint & Plick 2010 #84m: Victorian BMX

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on March 14, 2011

10 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

Nhex: I played A LOT of Flash games this year, even more than usual. It seemed like there was inventive, fresh stuff coming out every week in 2011 from every corner of the web. Victorian BMX was easily one of my favorites. This game had wonderful art, tight controls, addictive score chasing and an amusing, stupid metal riff that plays nonstop in the background to pump you up.

jjjusten: AWESOME

Gamasutra

forksclovetofu: Joe Danger/Excitebike lite but good for whiling away an hour or two. Price is right!

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Coint & Plick 2010 #84l: Veggie Tales 3D

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on March 7, 2011

10 points, 1 vote

Download Hub

Dev interview

Bamcquern: A mock punk scribbly adventure game so nihilistic that it crashes when you win.

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Coint & Plick 2010 #102a: Qrank

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 21, 2011

7 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

jamescobo: I makes mah money doing social media marketing (i.e. Facebooking it up for corporate clients), so admittedly part of my infatuation with Qrank (pronounced “Crank”, not “Cue-Rank” as I stupidly called it for like five straight months) stems from constantly talking about it as a bandwagon clients need to be hopping on board with both feet. Still, as an object of game design, it’s pretty much the perfect example of how an iOS trivia game (or really even a mobile trivia game all-in) should work: the questions are always both new and pertinent (I still give props to the question-writers for throwing one in about Kevin Costner’s Gulf-cleaning doohickey literally the day after the news broke), the power-ups are helpful without being game-breaking and the location-based applications are a stroke of genius. I actually made sure my flights home for Christmas break went into as many airports as possible just so I could pick up badges for playing in those states. It’s always fun to brag about adopting early enough to actually unlock the badge for being top-10 in the world one day… now that there’s an actual userbase, I doubt that’s ever gonna happen again though.

Pocket Gamer Review

Strategies

Portable Gamer Podcast

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Coint & Plick 2010 #106z: Teppoman 2

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 10, 2011

5 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

”Teppoman 2 is a freeward 2D action platformer that puts you in control of a caped assassin with a craving for bananas, specifically the brown-coloured ones which can only be found inside a heavily-fortified base under the command of a white-hooded man.”

Download for free by clicking the third link down on this page

Ikiki appreciation page

Bamcquern: I love this tiny naked ninja series and game developer Ikiki’s work in general, and this might even have rated higher if I could get past that really high wall that requires a string of difficult moves performed in about one second with precision timing to move on.

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Coint & Plick 2010 #106y: Taberinos

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 10, 2011
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