Thrive and prosper.
Sprout is a creative little game in which your goal is to get a tiny seedling that’s stranded on a small isle all the way back home to the mainland where its tall brethren live. The seedling has the unique ability to grow into the different plants it discovers. For example, the palm tree in the beginning teaches the seedling how to become a coconut, making it possible to get to the shore. All you have to do is find out what it can do and how to make use of its abilities.
This little gem won’t take more than 15 minutes of your time, so relax and get started, you’ll feel refreshed afterwards!
fl0w is a fun and addicting little game that takes place in an ocean. You are a worm-like creature that has three goals: Dive deep into the space, eat and evolve.
Game play is fairly easy. Move your mouse to where your creature is supposed to swim, click the left mouse button to make it swim faster. Try to eat other microorganisms to evolve. Dive deeper by “eating” something red. “+” makes your current body segment evolve.
Accompanied by ethereal space music and with softly glowing graphics fl0w makes for a surreal, hypnotizing gaming experience in which you can easily get lost in time.
Zoë Castillo (front)
April Ryan and Kian Alvane (back)
The future holds secrets only the past can reveal
Dreamfall is a truly magical adventure set in two mysterious worlds.
These two worlds exist in parallel ~ one is Stark, our world, one of logic and science. The other is Arcadia, a world of magic and chaos. It is in Stark that Zoë Castillo, the protagonist, finds herself in a coma. She is aware of her situation, can think but does not know if anyone can hear what she’s saying. Yet she tries…
And she remembers, not for herself but for us, remembers what has happened to her and in those worlds, and she tells her story.
An important story.
Continue reading Dreamfall ~ The Longest Journey
This is one wonderful little gem.
Samorost could be called an interactive ambient adventure. Basically you look at each scene, try to find out where you can click and watch what happens. Your goal is to help a little sleepyhead find his way in an imaginative world full of strange creatures and bizarre contraptions. The game takes about 15 minutes of your time, but it’s time well spent, because it will put a smile on your face.
In the sequel, Samorost 2, the little guy’s dog is captured by aliens and you have to chase them and get it back.
You take the role of Amy, who is pulled into Zanzarah, a magical world full of elves, goblins, dwarves and fairies. A paradise. But the world is threatening to plunge into chaos, fairies have even started to fight amongst themselves… It falls into your hands to find out what’s wrong there and how to help. You are not alone, though. On your journey you find friendly fairies who can help you fight against Chaos.
This game is soooo cute. Magical, lighthearted, wondrous and whimsical are some words I’d use to describe it. The title theme is one of my all-time favorite songs, perfectly setting the mood for what’s up ahead.
Zanzarah Title Theme
Here are the lyrics to this song as well as the full soundtrack.
Continue reading Zanzarah ~ Title Theme
Divine Divinity (don’t mind the name) is a very atmospheric traditional RPG in the style of Ultima VII, with a combat system resembling Diablo. The music of this game is unforgettably beautiful, rich, diverse and always with a slight melancholic undertone, telling tales of long forgotten kingdoms and a distant past.
A Wind of Aleroth is a song that is played in the light, peaceful woods. There’s only one instrument in it: a flute so pure it makes your heart weep. Very deep, very melodic, making you feel tranquil, lonely amongst tall trees. Simply wonderful.
A Wind of Aleroth
The entire soundtrack contains no less than 44 tracks ~
Continue reading Divine Divinity ~ Forest Flute