Games Played Recently (May, June, July 2020)

Hi all. I’m back, and my site has a new theme! (Designed and coded this one myself using the Foundation CSS Framework!)

I’ll be doing these “what I played” posts in bunches from here on.

It’s been a few wild months, ever since we’ve been in lockdown… I’ve been quite busy and stressed. But feeling good since moving house and have started to settle in!

So here are the games:

Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion (PC, GOG)

For those who don’t know, I’m quite a fan of Chris Sawyer’s Roller Coaster Tycoon games. But what do you play when you’ve played these games to death? This is where Locomotion comes in!

Locomotion has similar graphics and the same interface and controls, which helped me feel comfortable with this game.

Anyway, if you’re unfamiliar, the basic gist of this game is to take control of all the transport systems on a ready-made map. Your aim is to make a profit by successfully transporting resources and passengers between destinations.

I purchased Locomotion on GOG.

Hyperplex 3D (PC)

Ah, the nostalgia trip from previous months continues!

Murphy faces a stack of Zonks, which will chase him down after the green tiles are removed.

Hyperplex 3D is a HD remake of an old game called Supaplex. The original Supaplex was an attempt to create a game with sound and colour that would fit on a floppy disk. It… didn’t quite fit. But it turned out to be pretty popular in its time.

In this game you take control of a Pac-Man-like guy called Murphy, who explores a two-dimensional computer-like world. Your aim is to collect enough Infotrons in the level, and reach the Exit, without being killed. There are a few kinds of obsticales and objects, which each do their own thing.

The levels require a lot of forward-thinking and re-playing. As each move you make can affect whether or not you can collect all Infrotrons and safely reach the Exit.

Peck N Run (PC)

A very cute game! Peck N Run is something I’d classify as a mini game or arcade game. In this game you take control of a bird on a beach, tasked with feeding her hungry babies.

I quite enjoy this simplistic kind of game, but can only play for about 15-20 minutes at a time.

Whirlibird (PC)

Whirlibird is another cute little game that can be played in short 15-20 minute bursts.

In Whirlibird you take control of a helicopter, and are tasked with rescuing a number of lost adventurers and crates. Obstacles include large wind turbines and wandering UFOs.

I must admit, it was challenging to control the helicopter at first. But once I got the hang of it, it was kinda fun!

I can see myself continuing to play this game on lunch breaks and such.

Parkasaurus (PC, Steam)

Ah! Now this is a game I didn’t know I wanted until I started playing it! As the review for Locomotion may imply, I am a fan of business simulation games. I’m also quite the dinosaur fan too.

Although, at time of writing this, the game is in early access, the Parkasaurus is very well polished! I can tell that a lot of love went into making this game.

I really appreciate that the game isn’t just about making money; It’s equally important to ensure your dinosaurs are happy and well looked after. You can make dinosaurs happy by ensuring their habitat is suitable and providing them with toys. Dinosaurs also like to have either a mate or a herd of friends, depending on their social style.

At the moment, I’ve reached the extent of what the Early Access version has. And I’m pretty eager for the full release of this game.

This isn’t the extent of all games I’ve played, but it’s all I have for now. These “what I played” posts will likely be sparse for a while. My attention lately has been shifting to a new website project. (I hope to announce that soon!)

One comment on “Games Played Recently (May, June, July 2020)

  1. Megan on

    Aw, feeling stressed is never fun. Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better.

    That bird games sounds really cute. XD

    And a secret project? Can’t wait to hear about it!

    Reply

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