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|Dec-31-14|| ||ahmadov: Happy New Year!|
|Dec-31-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <brankat> <ahmadov> Happy New Year to both of you! :)|
|Dec-31-14|| ||ahmadov: Happy New Year, <Branko>!|
|Dec-31-14|| ||bubuli55: Happy New Year 2015!|
|Dec-31-14|| ||moronovich: Happy New Year !|
|Dec-31-14|| ||WinKing: Happy New Year to you also <SwitchingQuylthulg>! All the best to you in 2015!|
|Dec-31-14|| ||Annie K.: Happy New Year, <Switch>! :)|
|Dec-31-14|| ||Penguincw: Thanks for the New Year's wish <Switch>, and Happy New Year's to you too. :)|
|Jan-07-15|| ||OhioChessFan: ** Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest **
Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.
|Jan-20-15|| ||Annie K.: <Switch> Nice detective work. Do you think maybe he goes as far back as User: Chess Champ?|
|Jan-20-15|| ||Annie K.: *Hail Nuklu!*|
|Jan-20-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> You'll be amazed to hear that I did actually play several of Esklavos's escape games the other day... <Magic Christmas Escape>, <Magic Christmas Escape 2> and <Magic Christmas Escape 3> ;-)|
And also <Find Sneaky Dungeon> by Selfdefiant.
No, that's not him. I'd be happy to bet c$10,000 on it :)
|Jan-20-15|| ||Annie K.: Hey, great! Did you like them? :)
Esklavos has some outstanding stand-alone games, and several more very enjoyable series. Selfdefiant also has a lot of great games out there. And if you liked those, I will also recommend the intelligent and beautifully crafted TomaTea games... for a start. ;)
Yeah, different use of CAPS, and other style differences. Total match on certifiability and location, but it's a big place...
|Jan-20-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> I liked them, but not in a "wow, this is brilliant, I wish all games were like this" way :-) The pixel hunting was a bit annoying at times, especially in Magic Christmas Escape 1.|
|Jan-20-15|| ||Annie K.: Some of my favorites... :)
Selfdefiant likes these cartoon-like games, but IMO his best games are those from two series.
(1) The SSSG (Super Sneaky Spy Guy) series that features beautiful mansions (usually guest houses) in lovely locations -
(2) The Asylum series - I usually don't like creepy games, but Selfdefiant manages to make creepy games not creepy. I love the way he finds beauty in abandoned, run-down buildings.
Esklavos has fun series such as Inspector Kloo (especially recommended 4 and above): http://www.esklavos.com/category/in..., Magic Island (example: http://www.esklavos.com/escape/magi...), Paper World, Ancient Forest, etc., etc.... and also beautiful stand-alones, such as White Light (http://www.esklavos.com/2013/09/whi...). As a genuine artist, I consider him the best of the lot. :)
I started with their Pool Cocktail (http://www.tomatea.com/games/pool_c...) and have played everything of theirs I could find thereafter. ;)
|Jan-20-15|| ||Annie K.: Cross post. :) Yeah, sometimes they are a bit too pixel-huntish, but you picked random games after all - the ones in my previous post are some of their best. These are not "epic" (really large with serious plot) games though, I can recommend some of those too. :D|
|Jan-20-15|| ||Annie K.: ...on second thought... maybe <Abandoned Asylum> (http://www.melting-mindz.com/abando...) would be a more classic example of Selfdefiant's Asylum series. ;)|
|Jan-22-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> I tried Pool Cocktail and two other TomaTea games (Pool Cocktail 2 and Smile Escape), which I liked (especially Smile). |
Unfortunately, I can't really say the same of Abandoned Asylum, Island Paradise or Inspector Kloo 4. Way too much pixel-hunting for my taste... by the time I finished Inspector Kloo 4 I was so conditioned that I tried to click on every pixel on CG's home page before I caught myself :-)
Fancy graphics, sure, but they made finding the Onyl Rite Pixil even more of a pain. Brightly colored low-resolution graphics may not have the same realism or artisticness, but at least you can usually tell where the items are.
|Jan-22-15|| ||Annie K.: Heheh... yeah, they can have that minor side effect, pixelhuntwise speaking. ;D They are more enjoyable when you're not in a hurry and want to take the time to look at the beautiful scenes anyway. |
I think both developers have listened to their players' complaints about this issue, though - most of their more recent games are a bit less of a pixel hunt. :)
Glad you like TomaTea - they are indeed the best for almost never being a pixel hunt. The Japanese developer Robamimi is also very good that way, plus nice storylines to many of their games, and some other Japanese developers are excellent too.
Btw, I also recommend Sniffmouse, for a great sense of humor, the funniest sound effects, and originality... ;)
|Jan-22-15|| ||Annie K.: Sniffmouse example: http://www.escapegames24.com/2015/0...|
For epics, there's the always wonderful, though often somewhat macabre, Hyptosis, of Lorestrome. For example, the charmingly retro Steelcurse: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/vi...
My most recently finished epic game is The Rosefinch Curse by the Chinese developer T34 Studio: http://www.t34studio.com/en/game/Th... - it's a huge (almost 10 MB) game, so you'll need to instruct your Flash to give it unlimited storage size, but it's very very worth it!
|Jan-26-15|| ||ketchuplover: All hail the chess bookie king!|
|Jan-29-15|| ||wordfunph: my 10k chessbucks today is your special day..
Happy Birthday, Switch!!!
|Jan-29-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <wordfunph> Thanks, but I'm afraid the date is still off... at least as far as <my> birthday's concerned. My mother appreciates you reminding me :)|
|Jan-29-15|| ||Annie K.: Happy non-Birthday, <Switch>! Play any more of those games, or would that be too soon? ;)|
|Jan-29-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> Thanks, and happy non-birthday to you as well! |
Only played one escape game since the 22nd - Esklavos's Magic Forest Escape 4. And that was almost the same as Magic Christmas Escape 1, so nothing much to report.
Maybe later this week :)
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