Posted By Shaun K. about 10 months ago
Surviving student loans, flying a hot air balloon, and bonsai as combat are just some of what awaits you in this week’s edition of your best source (that’s our story and we’re sticking to it) for free gaming on the net.
As the son of a university professor I can say that aspects of our first game this week are completely and utterly unrealistic. Believe me, my mother wishes it was as easy to fail students as this game makes it out to be. Everything else however… As someone who has been on both sides of the fence, I can confirm that this title is soul crushingly accurate at times. I have indeed met instructors who are every bit as much of a prick as the one featured in this game even while also being forced to help grade papers with the kind of mistakes and general lack of effort that, if anything, make the ones included in this game seem understated. Oy. Just, oy. None of which will likely detract from the cleverness in both concept and execution that the game itself features. Most of you will probably simply find it a pleasant little diversion. But as for me… Well let us just say that parts of this one (such as the student loans *shudders* oh god the student loans) hits a little too close to home and move on already.
I am sorry but that last game triggered some really horrifying flashbacks for me. The loans, the loans… Maybe it is time for something a little more pleasant. Like say a puzzle platformer centering around a mental patient escaping from a hellish and demented insane asylum. Which might not sound all that pleasant to some of you but that only proves you have never dealt with student loans.
Sure you could help bring out about the end of the world via an increasingly unlikely series of events… Or you could just go back to sleep. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Possibly little know fact: the release of a new Nitrome game has the ability to bring joy and hope to all those who encounter it. Strange but true. Some speculate it is part of some mystic pact made with the forgotten gods of old who even now live in a place further than the edge of the universe and nearer than the inside of you own eye blink. Others believe that Nitrome found the real ‘God Particle’ one day at the bottom of a box of crackerjacks and harnessed its tremendous power for good instead of evil. A few crackpots even think the company simply puts skill, effort, and hard work into everything they make but they are quickly dismissed for the looneys they really are. We may never know the real reason for this remarkable phenomena and instead will simply have to accept it as another one of life’s (more pleasant) mysteries.
Next up we have the latest literal point-and-click title from the same enjoyably demented minds who brought us The Wok. This time around the mission involves helping a little bird prove his world is round because… Because why not?