Advent calendar - 3 - Bubbles4U

Thursday, December 3. 2009

Blubb blubb bluuub - ok. no cipher this time. I know you are a big fan of the bubble shooter. I couldn't find a version for Xbox or WII (so my hope to convince you of those consoles is melting..), but I got a version for PC. So you can now go ahead and play Bubble Shooter Deluxe from the USB-Stick on the living room table.

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Golden Classic: River crossing game

Tuesday, July 21. 2009

This attached flash games is a classic river crossing puzzle, since the swf is in some asian language, here are the rules:

  • the raft only carries two people

  • the raft may only be steered by father, mother and police officer

  • the thug mustn't be left alone with a member of the family without the police officer

  • the mother mustn't be alone with one (or two) of the sons without the father

  • the father mustn't be alone with one (or two) of the daughters without the mother

Can you help the crowd to cross the river?

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Raildance Express

Sunday, July 29. 2007

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InterRail – a dream of my youth, which I never managed to accomplish. Travelling through Europe with all the freedom you can think of can be a real adventure. Unluckily I never made it to do InterRail :-( So the least thing I can do is, to write about it. To promote this dream the the marketing people of are going modern ways. They created a flash game, and a competition to promote their product.

The game called “Raildance Express” puts you into the role of Bruno who is going out for an InterRail travel. It’s Bruno’s challenge to travel along possible routes and collect as many points as possible. You get points if you manage to visit a fast variety of cities throughout Europe, but also if you manage to hit certain hot spots, where you can meet fellow “Raildancers”. This could be quite a strategic challenge. But the game is not a preliminary strategic game, but merely relies on skill. In each level Bruno has to run through his current city, avoid obstacles or jump at the right moment to gain speed, to be able to choose the next train he wants to ride on. This has to be achieved by sliding through under conductors.

So far I took two turns playing the game, but I didn’t finish the second go, since I got quite frustrated after not getting onto the right train for the second time. This is the main disadvantage of this neat game. It’s the same for 15 levels… I must confess that I was really curious in discovering the slight graphic differences between the cities. You can also learn something about the geography in Europe, since you’ll get a map with the major cities in between the levels, but the game less addictive than I expected. But there is a reason to put some efforts in playing the game – until the end of September the weeks best player will win an InterRail ticket!

Even if the flash game can’t fascinate you, there is more beyond this campaign, that might interest you. The Weblog InterRail Station provides information and stories about InterRail travel. Have a look if you are up for some wanderlust!

There is also a nice story about the evolutionary process of that game (Don’s Blog also writes about it). It all started with Matt Harding (Last week SPON wrote about him), who got famous by traveling through the world and shooting dancing videos at prominent places. Some Europeans took Matt as their example and created their own video: “Dancing InterRail”. This video inspired the creators and got them to create Raildance Express”.

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AW Gold 8

Tuesday, April 3. 2007

Tomorrow the online browser game Astrowars will start in it’s next round. This time I’ve decided to follow a few of my friends I was playing together with through the last rounds and join the AF alliance. This will be my first time in one of the real big alliances, and I’m quite curious how it will turn out to play in such an environment. Since the biggest challenge of that game is the interaction with your fellow team mates and other players around you, the environment you are playing with is very important. For me mastering this interactions is the most interesting part in playing Astrowars.

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A weird night!

Saturday, October 28. 2006

Do you know these evenings/nights, when everything just won’t work like intended? I had one of them yesterday:

“Yes I’m really tired, too – probably better catch some decent sleep tonight instead of seeing each other.” With this rather rational argumentation I was looking forward for a calm evening and a long night with plenty of recovery. Later I resisted my friends who were about to convince me that a visit to “Drönland” a party with quite hard music would be a good place to have a beer or two! I decided that it would be better to save the necessary money – only have 30€ left for this month. Ok, I got to admit that I watched a movie and it was about 1am when I finally got to bed – but that’s a god time for me anyway. So I went into my bed some time after 1am. It didn’t take me too long to fall asleep. But at 2am suddenly my mobile phone tore me out of my dreams. An unknown number calling in the middle of the night?!? Having a closer look at the number I already got an SMS explaining everything “Cat you are being attacked!” – It was my Astrowars Buddy Matti informing me of an incoming attack within this text based online real time strategy game. So I went to the computer and ran right into our little online crisis conference. Another player of our alliance was also attacked by this Lithuanian alliance which has decided us to be the main target of their aggression! He had is defence already in place. Now, we were starting to calculate how I could win that battle – I was being attacked by one of the ten biggest fleets in that game! And I didn’t have too much production points which are needed to build defences saved. So I first had to use the last chance (If you really need some in-game money you may donate to the game creator, and you will win some in-game money) – so I did that until I had enough money to raise a decent defence. The only problem was that I needed the help of another alliance member to get the defences in place. So another member got a wake-up call in the middle of the night… I then got up at 7am and at 8:45am to check that everything went right and to build up my defence.

It worked!!! I got this guys fleet destroyed :-) Thx to everyone involved! And let’s hope for some more quiet nights!

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Defend your castle

Tuesday, July 18. 2006

If you need to kill some time, try this nice swf-game!

Due to some for certain ears "nasty sounds" which are produced by the swf-game during it's demo mode, i had to move the game from my lbogs main page. Just click onto "Continue reading..." to enjoy.

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