Advent Calendar 2009: Games

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar: 1st December

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This year the Freaky Trigger Advent Calendar is of free online games, for you to waste you time with as you wait for Christmas. From classics to unsung specials, there will be a teaser on this page and a link through on the next.

So to start on the 1st December. What game features these little fellas:
tetris

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 2nd December

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Since you are still probably playing Souvlaki Tetris, a mere diversement for today’s advent Calendar. This was sent in by our cheese correspondent Marna and its topic surprised me somewhat knowing her likes. Nevertheless, much like many flash games, there is a degree of physics involved in this game.

But the question here is: what is going to get fired out of this cannon?
cannon
Click through to open this window on our advent calendar.

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Dec 09

FT Advent Catendar Of Free Online Games: 3rd December

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Open today’s window and click through to discover that the old addage that the internet is run by cat lovers is very very true. After yesterday cannoning a poor kitty through the sky (surely a CATapult would have been smarter) there is something a bit more cerebral today. A simple online puzzle game described by today’s contributor Magnus as “a classic cypher until you crack it. And then cathartic”.

Here is a sneak peak dots
Click through to see the epic battle played on this field…

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 4th December

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Its a Friday. So let’s try something
a) A bit more involving
b) doesn’t have a cat in it.

So who is this fella?

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 5th December

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You are probably still running around in you fancy pants after yesterday, so lets try something a little less frenetic and more cerebral. Ideal for waking up on a Sunday morning before contemplating fighting your way through traffic to get your holiday gifts.

So what on earth is this?
vertices
Click through to find out.

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 7th December

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I have never been all that enamoured of sports games. Maybe because I was never any good at sport at school. Of course the sports game offers me the vicarious thrill of being good at a game. However in reality it adds an extra link in the hand-to-eye lack of co-ordination I always suffered from. It needs to go from hand to eye to fingers. Even worse.

Nevertheless I found today’s game (sent in by lonepilgrim of comments box fame) briefly diverting because it levels the playing field on my physical disability into a quickly flash game. So what on earth are these?

orange butterfly
Click through to find out.

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 8th December

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OK, time to unleash the big guns. Here is one which possibly stopped productivity in my office for about a week. There are plenty of games a bit like it, but this is the Daddy of strategic time wasting.

So what is going on here?
bangabanga
Click through to find out about this never ending war.

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 9th December

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You are probably still playing Desktop Tower Defence so lets go for something quick. Very very quick. Indeed speed is the essence in today’s in no way Christmas themed game. Speed and using just one finger. But firstly what is going on in the background here?
chickenpie

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 10th December

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Who doesn’t like games about elephants? Today’s game takes is similar to yesterdays in as much as it takes a very simple idea to almost breaking point. But if you are someone who likes completing a game, then this one you will like. A simple flash platformer starring this little elephant:

He is very little.

elephant

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Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 11th December

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You can do pretty much anything with a flash game these days (except right click – grrrr.) But while there are no end of action games which work, I always seem to be drawn back to educational puzzle games. There are no end of build’em ups and engineering sims out there. So for today, I be looking for as much authority from my online games as possible. And this kind of set-up doesn’t get more authoritarian. Look at this furniture:
hairdryer

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