GPOY: Middle School Edition. (via balloonney.tumblr.com)
GPOY: Middle School Edition. (via balloonney.tumblr.com)
News broke yesterday evening that social gaming giant Zynga has raised $150 million from Japanese firm Softbank Capital, bringing the company’s total funding up to a whopping $366 million.
Guess the blanks of ten random fragments from the depths of information that is Wikipedia.
Obligatory. Help balloon boy navigate his way through various airborne obstacles before the world figures out that his entire existence is a misguided promotion for Wife Swap.
An incredibly challenging physics-based game. This gets hard fast. Let me know if you make it past level 9.
You are Gemland’s only hope! Or something. This game doesn’t really have a plot. Shoot the balls with the balls to get the gems. It gets hard pretty quick. View Media ›
This one is a great test of hand-eye coordination and reflexes. Play as a little grey furbie/alien thing as you run and jump your way through a space tunnel. Warning: stay away if your easily frustrated. View Media ›
Eliminate those roly-poly bastards! They do not deserve to live. I don’t know why, but they clearly don’t. This is a fun and adorable puzzle/contraption game. Enjoy! View Media ›
Here’s a Friday distraction with a message — can you successfully navigate this game or will greed consume you? I do not mean to imply that if you lose this game you’re a greedy and bad person. But just to be safe, give my game extra hearts. It may save your soul. View Media ›
This game is the latest in a series of “Grow” games that are so adorable they make a litter of baby kittens look like a pile of puke. [Editor’s Note: Hint - it’s all about the order you choose to arrange the tower. And a warning - this is really addictive.]
One of those projects that straddles the boundary between art and game, How to Raise a Dragon is the latest charming offering from Gregory Weir. You can get through it pretty quickly, but it’s really all about the choices you make. What kind of a dragon to you want to raise? View Media ›
A puzzle game and a platformer all in one. Each time you step on a block, it disappears. But the only way to get to the next room is to get rid of all the blocks. The whole thing is kind of Sisyphean and depressing. Protip: Turn down the sound or puncture your ear drums with something sharp rather than listening to the in-game music. View Media ›
A Rube Goldberg-esque physics puzzler for your delight and amusement today. Scott specifically told me that he’s too afraid of my game-finding skillz to post something today, so make the most of this - unless someone else wants to step up to the plate … View Media ›
A fun block slicing game using your mouse. This is probably my favorite game ever, if only I could get past the spider level. [Jack’s Note: Whoa. So many games this week. This one’s hard!] View Media ›
An adorable (and deceptively tricky) puzzler for this Friday afternoon. Make friends with other boxmen … then mercilessly hurl them at anything that gets in the way of your quest to find more cardboard boxes. View Media ›
In the spirit of Bloxorz (“flash puzzle games that drive me mad”), I dare you to challenge your wits with (the much cuter) Magneboy. [Jack’s Note: Scott is out today, but BuzzFeed reader Joe M is stepping onto the Game Battle stage with this addictive sliding-blocks puzzle game. Enjoy!]
A beautiful, atmospheric point-and-click mouse adventure. You are the last hope for a world of sleeping robots. This is totally engrossing. And when you’re done playing this, Scott is probably going to post some trifle that he stole from Kottke, so you have that to look forward to. View Media ›
I am posting this Friday’s game earlier than normal because it will require the entire rest of your day. Quick description, because you really need to get to work ASAP: You are a penguin researcher. You must learn to fly. The first few days, just try to stay as flat as possible - then the strategery kicks in. This is normally the part where I make fun of Scott, but I don’t have time. Must. Play. More. Learn to Fly. Have fun! View Media ›
Stack the jello blobs so that the monsters can enjoy their favorite food instead of eating you. They can be pretty picky about the flavor of jello they eat, and they never thank you for it, but it’s still somehow very satisfying to feed them. View Media ›
Since I know Buzzfeed readers are into the ultimate time-wasting games, I thought I’d add this gem to the pool — which wasted a significant amount of my evening. View Media ›
Here’s an awesome new puzzle game from Candystand. Use the gadgets to connect the power source to the target on increasingly complex circuits. It takes a minute or two to figure out how it all works, but it’s totally worth it. This one’s a winner.
Here’s a super fun new physics-based Flash game for you. Adorable little “roly-poly” bugs are infesting your area - destroy them via cannonballs, fire, or drowning. Hooray! Read More ›
This Friday’s addictive Flash game is best played with headphones on. The soothing popping of the bubbles will help you deal with the frustration of some of the harder levels. Note: Do not allow feelings of pity to tempt you to play whatever game Scott posts. He got what he deserved, and (seriously, for his own sake) we don’t want to encourage his bad habits. Read More ›
It’s time for your Friday game, with a twist. I want more people to play this game than whatever whack-ass game Scott posts, if he gets around to it. In order to make this happen, I have chosen a truly excellent puzzler with fluid, intuitive gameplay and a simple concept: Get the square to the X. Enjoy. Read More ›
Here’s your unbelievably addictive Flash game of the day. It’s been around for a little while, but it’s definitely due for a revival. Try to fill up the screen with the big balloons before the evil little bouncy balls get you. Read More ›
A simple game with a very basic premise: Eat more smaller amoebas before your amoeba gets eaten. It’s a blob eat blob world out there. Read More ›
True, nobody really asked for it. But now you can finally play pong with your browser windows.
A Mad Men category will be on the board come the October 17th show, so in the meantime, you can play the 1960’s-centric online version. Pause and ask yourself: what has Don Draper taught me (besides how to be the coolest guy ever)?
An addictive word game. Stick word fragments together to win. And then compare your score (errors, time) with others, to shoot down your self-esteem. Read More ›