Quietus is a little flash platformer that really evokes the Castle levels from old Super Mario games. or any of a number of games I used to play on the MSX, like J.P. Winkle or Castle Excellent. It starts easy enough, but get really difficult really fast.
I Jumped out of my seat when I saw the first giant worm.
There is supposed to be a story about being a hanged man trying to escape from hell or something like that, but to be honest you can skip it and just play the game.
Digital a Love Story is a game that borrows it’s UI from the days of the Amiga. The Games UI looks like an amiga workbench circa 1988 or so, you have just received a modem and you have to dial into BBS’s to gather information. Eventually you have to hack the phone system to get free long distance calls, all in your quest to do something… I’ve not played this game but I like the retro vibe of the concept.
From the Website:
A Computer Mystery/Romance Set 5 minutes into the Future of 1988.
I can guarantee that at least ONE of the following is a real feature:
- Discover a vast conspiracy lurking on the internet!
- Save the world by exploiting a buffer overflow
- Get away with telephone fraud!
- HACK THE GIBSON!
It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Via The Independent Gaming Source.