22 March 2015

Family Rush

Family Rush.
Side Scroller.

Likes: Not novel, but varied family members as upgrades.
Joran: A fun but rather short side-scoller.  Attached is me in a re-play, after I have completed the game.
Dislike: no point in re-playing through.

link: http://jayisgames.com/games/family-rush/


09 January 2015

Markers and Models

Cars and babes.  Guns and roses.
I find it kinda distasteful to mix two unrelated subjects together.
Is this some sort of insinuation that men are lustful creatures that can be deluded into thinking that buying fast cars gets the babes?  I guess that must be right, cause it works.
I find it distasteful and offending, none the less.

So much to my displeasure that in a certain popular paintball tutorial videos, a model start showing from episode 3 onwards, in skimpy outfits, and showing nipples through her clothes.  Attractive, perhaps, but having no place in my videos.  Get out.

24 November 2014

The Last Door - Season 1 episode 4

The Last Door - Season 1 episode 4.
Point and click adventure.

Joran: Been a fan of this atmospheric story.  A group of friends dabbled in some sort of summoning, and things went very wrong.  It uses a retro-pixel graphics style and gameplay is quite accessible.  Some gripes - some episodes have sequence that are damn hard.

Like: Puzzles are quite logical for this episode.


22 June 2014


I have terribly weak thighs.
That has got to change.

27 April 2014

HOTUD shutting down, and my letter

Joran: While documenting old games for my personal database today, I came across this piece of news.

HOTUD (Feb 2014):
"Bad news everybody!

Okay so this\'ll be short, but in all likelihood, I am going to be shutting this page down. It\'s expensive (very), and I do not think it\'s needed anymore given the success of GOG.com, Abandonia, and a few others. I simply don\'thave the time to keep it up and running, nor can do I have the time to make it the kickass community that I think it needs to be. I tried to ping abandonia about taking it over, but I never got a response. if anyone else has any alternative ideas, drop me a line at admin at hotud.org and we can figure something out."

The original "Home of the Underdogs" was site that provided downloaded to Abandon-ware.  Not just that, they had great write-ups on the games - I was often moved by their writings to try them out.
When "Home of the Underdogs" closed down in Feb 2009, supporters/fans set up two sites to continue the legacy:
www.hotud.org <-- This one

My email to the admin:
"Dear Admin,
it's a sad news to hear that the site will be shutting down.
What drew me to the site of HOTU in its original incarnation (other than the downloads) was the homage paid to the various classics.  It was a delight to read passionate descriptions of the games.
Thank you for keeping HOTU alive as long as you could."

What's my point of posting this?
I don't know, something of a homage to the original HOTU, and its spiritual offspring www.hotud.org.
If some kind soul could finance the work, it'll be great.  Else one day, classic games would be placed in an emotionless alphabetical listing.
HOTUD shutting down, and my letter.

26 February 2014

Free Fred

Side scrolling shooter.

Likes: Easy fun; ship upgrades are cool
Dislike: Not much tactical depth, just target prioritisation.

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/myplayyard/free-fred

subject: Free Fred