March 8th, 2011
Last month’s ASCII theme saw a lot of crazy play on words, though oddly there were very few puns. There were, however, a number of different takes on word mazes, more than a few shooters, and a few games that chose to use ASCII art as a style. A few even bended the way you think of words, using them as literal representations, shapes, or weapons. When all was said and done we had a total of 18 games this month.
Word play time:
Pixel Words, by Frank Force
Utterly astounding infinite word game. Dangerously trippy in full screen!
Piping Trebuchet, by Alexis Andre
A puzzle game involving physically connecting letters.
Word Maze, by John
A self contained word game. Spell words by moving toward the target letter.
Wise Up!, by David Croft
Change the perspective of the camera to make the letters form a famous quote.
Word Maze, by TobiasW
Drag letters to form words, then move to collect them. Simple & addictive. Make sure to click on the “?” for directions.
rSPAR, by Ardonite
A fun Rock,Paper,Scissors style fighting game. Actually reminded me a lot of Rocket Slime for the DS.
Kidnapping ASCI, by GAMESCANBE
A typing timing-intensive game where you try to move words in a streams of letters. I think.
Word Catch, by Sid Brown
Spell words by catching them. A great game idea, but man is it hard for my brain to spell like that.
Depression, by Aaron Oldenburg
A camera-only game that uses word art in an interesting way…
Character Error, by Adam Parrish
A word shooter. Shoot letters to spell words and defeat your enemies.
Fortress of Arial, by Greg Czerniak
Use letters made of different materials to protect your citizens from incoming arrows.
Galaxy Run, by Caleb Leak
A shooter with ASCII characters.
Spawn of Helvetica, by MisfitBYTE
An arena shooter that auto-generates enemies based on music and text files.
H4CK, by Dominik Reisel
A racing game, where you can press SPACE to alter the playing field.
Splash, by Roybie
A platformer taking place in a world made of letters.
Death Maze, by Jason Spashett
Navigate the maze very carefully, I hear it’s filled with death.
Excuse Me, by Arnaud de Bock
A poem generator. Press the arrows to progress – more poem, than game.
Cupid in the Matrix, by Airbash
Uses the Matrix aesthetic, wouldn’t work for me though.