The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2010 #106t: Shoot First

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 8, 2011

5 points, 1 vote

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Also by Teknopants: Grid Shock

Bamcquern: This is a procedurally generated top-down shooter that only works on really good computers.

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Coint & Plick 2010 #106s: PrincessRL

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 8, 2011

5 points, 1 vote

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a passing spacecadet: An ASCII roguelike take on Princess Maker, with multiple dungeons and special combo moves, supposedly coded within a week. Remarkably, it actually manages to be fun to play (though I admit it’s an acquired taste).

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Winner of the 7DRL Competition

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Coint & Plick 2010 #106r: Playpen

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 7, 2011
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Coint & Plick 2010 #106m: GunGirl 2

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 5, 2011

5 points, 1 vote

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Get the Soundtrack by Josh Whelchel

Doctor Casino: Great find. I think I ran into a sequence-wrecking glitch but it’s still playable. Boy does it have great control/timing. There are things I would quibble about and I had to turn off the special effects because the graphics don’t work right on my machine, but it’s a damn nice slice of freeware.

”So, what does the game offer? Simply one of the best Metroidvania experiences around.”

Composer Interview

Nhex: Another great PC freeware Metroidvania type. Somewhat ugly, but charming graphics that evoke the SNES/Amiga era of platformers with a huge open world. Wish I went with a better character build so I could’ve beaten it!

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Coint & Plick 2010 #106g: Desktop Dungeons

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 3, 2011

5 points, 1 vote

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GameSetWatch Interview

#3 on Gamasutra’s Top Indie Games of 2010

Defining Roguelikes

Nhex: It’s the most engrossing roguelike I’ve played in ages. Great, concise design choices and the new tileset was even better. It’s time to get past text symbols, folks.

The Cloning of Desktop Dungeons

Gravel Puzzleworth: love love love

Developer Blog

Noodle Vague: It’s cool but the lack of depth stopped me getting hooked.

IndieGameReview rave: “more addictive than crack”

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Coint & Plick 2010 #106a: Achievement Unlocked 2

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 2, 2011
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Coint & Plick 2008 #44d: Barkley: Shut Up And Jam Gaiden – Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa

Posted in 2008, Free Games by trdn89 on February 22, 2010

15 points, 1 vote

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Nhex: Barkley: Shut Up and Jam Gaiden is a ridiculous farce that’s actually pretty fun (it uses the RPG Maker engine and basically plays like Super Mario RPG). Even though story-wise it’s an ironic fan-wank of Space Jam and Sir Charles, like Super Columbine RPG it uses the medium and its nostalgia to poke fun at the genre in really amusing ways specific to fans of SNES RPGs of the mid 90s.

Coint & Plick 2008 #55j: You Have To Burn The Rope

Posted in 2008, Free Games by trdn89 on February 22, 2010

10 points, 1 vote

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Nhex: Needs no explanation. In my heart, it deserves MORE points.

David R: LOL at folks on the interwebs saying “I keep on hitting the boss with my axe, but it doesn’t work!”

Tombot: Is there a three-page Gamasutra article about this yet?

Noodle Vague: I thought this was shit until the third go when I unlocked the secret room.

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Coint & Plick 2008 #55b: Karoshi 2.0

Posted in 2008, Free Games by trdn89 on February 22, 2010
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Coint & Plick 2008 #68a: Iji

Posted in 2008, Free Games by trdn89 on February 22, 2010

(2-way tie for 68)

6 points, 1 vote

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Nhex: Iji is a freeware 2D platform shooter inspired by Amiga era games and action titles like ‘Flashback’ and ‘Out of this World’. With its great music and long story mode, this could easily have been a commercial title in the late 80s. It’s clearly a project of passion and it shows in the details of the menu interfaces and cutscene dialogue.

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