Jumping is essential to platformers. Without it, they wouldn’t work. At all. How would you move betwen platforms if you couldn’t jump? So essential is jumping to platformers, that it hasn’t often been changed. Occasionally you can double jump, or  jump off of walls. But that’s normally the extent of the dynamic. JNKPlat adds a […]

I’ve created a new blog, which is intended to be less specific than this one. I’ll be carrying on with reviews of free pc games for now. You can find the new blog at donutttt.wordpress.com. Enjoy!

There is an aspect of gaming which does not get enough attention. You could call it “smoothness”. It’s connected to the idea of “flow”. Flow is the feeling of being immersed and focused. Flow is like being “In the zone” or “On a roll”. Games are better and more immersive when they allow you to […]

Trackmania is about driving. It’s not a sim, but it captures what’s great about racing. When you get your line right, the driving is smooth and fast, but crashes are brutal and ludicrous. The goal is to set the fastest time, and you can restart at the beginning of the track at any time. This […]

It’s Christmas Eve! Hopefully you’ll be getting lots of non-free games for Christmas. In the meantime, here are 3 free Christmas games which you can play in your browser. Holly Jolly Pyromaniac Control Father Christmas as he traditionally bombs the houses of rebellious elves. Nothing too complicated but a reasonably fun game to kill a […]

This week in dwarf fortress: Furniture problems: At first, there was not enough furniture. Now there is too much. The dwarves have created a storage area to keep furniture from overflowing the stockpiles. The Office(s): If someone made a sitcom about a dwarf office they’d have created an awful program about dark and empty rooms. […]

Podcasts are those wonderful shows which you can pop on to listen to people chat about things you like. There are many podcasts about games, but not all of them are good. Luckily, there are at least 3 which are worth listening to: A Life Well Wasted Every episode of A Life Well Wasted is […]

In Perspective you control a small two dimensional character, as well as a first person camera. You can switch between the two at any point. The world is three dimensional, but the character you control treats it as though it is 2D. He can run on the blue parts of the world, but will die […]

When we last saw the dwarves, they were building workshops and smoothing the walls and floors of the dining rooms. The plan today is to craete a regular source of food. The best way to do this is to create a farm. Farms can be built above or below ground; we’ll be building one below […]

Here’s a guest post which I wrote for Ninety Nine Percent Gaming. It’s a run down of the 10 best free browser games. Find it here: Guest Post: Top Ten Free Online Games.