In our first show we discuss a terrible film we went to see, firetrucks, Game of Thrones, firetrucks, alcohol and firetrucks whilst bringing you some fine tunes and firetrucks.
Wow! This was an incredible show! The music was amazing and the listeners contributed so much in IRC, great requests and a great variety of tunes! If you want to get someone into Metal, this is the show to use.
Anyway, click below to download (you will need some volume on the speakers). And as always – find the playlist at www.facebook.com/headbanginginthebedroom
This is a simple pair-matching game by Oak Games, in which, as the name suggests, you match up odd socks. As you gain more levels, you get more space on your washing line for socks to show up, a bigger allowance of space in the trash bin and a larger variety of sock patterns to match up. If you don’t think you can match a sock, you toss it in the bin, or send it to a friend.
While it’s fun to start with, one of the biggest drawbacks of the game is it’s close affiliation with facebook. You are constantly pestered to share your lost socks, like other people’s matches, and generally get all your friends playing as well. I played for around fifteen minutes, before the insistent facebook pop ups rendered the game practically unplayable. It is a shame, because this is otherwise a perfectly good little time waster.
This is a neat little puzzle game from Leo DeSol Apps. The essence of the game is to move awkward, angular shapes on to a grid system, and you then arrange the shapes to fit together into a square. You’re timed on how long it takes, and points are awarded based that and the number of moves you make. It has a good gradation of difficulty, but overall is not too hard, even for a spatially challenged person like myself. Overall it’s a nice little time waster, pretty and i enjoyed it, even if it is probably meant for kids.
The G3 Originals are minus Lorcian for 2 shows and are let loose unsupervised in the studio. We talk about what games we’ve been playing recently and include some gaming news. We hold a picture competition in which contestants must draw/paint what could possibly go wrong in the studio without Lorcian (these can be seen on our twitch stream. Drawing Competition
This is kind of another Minecraft/ Gem Miner clone but with a slight difference: everything you mine goes towards making parts for a rocket ship to blast your way of wherever you are. I’d say this is more like Gem Miner, in that it is a flat, 2D game. It also brings different challenges with it – for example you have to buy torches (you can’t just find coal and wood), and the deeper you go, the more you run out of air. Each section of the rocket is a new quest, and you use each previous quest to help you build up parts of your rocket, and it’s launch pad, with the end goal being to escape the planet you’ve landed on.
So far it’s a nice time waster; easy to pick up and put back down. The graphics aren’t great – they look like they were made in MS Paint – but it honestly doesn’t affect the games playability. Everything is still clear and obvious as to it’s nature or purpose.
My only real complaint is that the prices don’t seem to escalate at a predictable rate. For example, rubble is your only real main selling resource – everything else goes into the ship – and sells for 15 coins. However, then the cheapest items, torches, go from 50 coins for a small torch, to 200 coins for a big one. If you want something like an oxygen tank upgrade, it’s 2000 coins. Maybe it’s just me, but those price jumps don’t seem quite right.
Still: It’s a fun, mildly interesting time killer, so it scores three out of five Dru Points
This is another fun and polished game from Nimblebit. As the name suggests, you are running a zoo. You start out with a hot air balloon and gradually build your way up different types of aircraft. Each subsequent aircraft opens up a new set of animals to be ‘rescued’ and placed in enclosures at the zoo. For example the chopper opens up the outback, with cockatoos, alligators and platypuses to be found. Each animal in the zoo raises money for you (unless it’s asleep – something I’ll mention in a bit), and each animal rescue costs money, so the more animals you have the more you can rescue.
Rescuing the animals themselves is a mini game. You have a grid in which you have ten chances to turn over tiles, uncovering animal patterns, coins, disco bux or nothing. Each animal has a predictable pattern which can be used to find all the animal tiles. For example a pig is four tiles in a square, whereas a kangaroo is three tiles in a diagonal. As I mentioned, all animals fall asleep at some point, and the time it stays awake for is determined by how common the animal is, for example sheep can only stay awake for five minutes, whereas a unicorn can stay awake for several hours. Advantageously, however, the more animals you get of a certain type increases their staying power.
But why is it called Disco Zoo, you might wonder. For a cost of disco bux you can start a disco that will make your animals earn more money for the duration, and keep them awake longer.
So far, it’s kept me hooked. Aside from the main game, what really make this for me is the little extras. I love the comments you get from visitors, and some of the ‘help’ section tip-bits genuinely made me chuckle. My only complaint is the excessive number of notification which are generated, however after some playing, I found you can turn those off.
Overall it is a very well made game. Its polished, fun and hard to put down.
During my show on the 2nd May, I decided to run a little competition to win one of two Nosgoth Beta Keys. Below are the entries. Congratulations went to Masterqueef and Lord Eris, as both Leilou and Darkelink only entered for teh lulz.