Advent Calendar 2009: Games

Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 12th December

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More puzzles. This is probably the flash game I have wasted the most time on in the last six months. Hopelessly addictive, ridiculously simple. It doesn’t even bother to give you much in the way of instructions. Just click away on the puzzle which, as you can see, involves squares:



Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 13th December

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What was the first flash game you ever played? What was the first one that someone excitedly sent you a link to? It could have been anything, but I bet for at least forty percent of you out there it may have involved a lot of green. And been more or less sophisticated than this:



Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 14th December

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EMO Special.

In the pub, Cis mentioned a subsection of flash games which were emo. How could a game be emo, I wondered. And then I saw this on the opening screen.

today i die


Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 15th December

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The point and click puzzle game these days seems almost as dead as the text adventure. And in the case of the text adventure (interactive fiction darhling) perhaps they have just reverted to their core audiences oblivious of the technological progress that seemingly made them obsolete. Well today’s is a beautiful thing to look at, and to play. Short, sweet and very very pretty. Starring this geezer – but what is he looking at?
telescope man


Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 16th December

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From Kat, Queen of game playing procrastinating (perhaps abdicated):

“Before we had Nintendo brain training, the country’s academic elite were forced to sharpen their faculties in other ways – the Post-It Note Forehead game, shotglass chess, 14-hour Civ III marathons, late night Texas Hold ‘Em. Anything to keep our brains from rotting away under the lobotomising influx of essays, lectures, reading lists, practical write-ups and tutorials – though appearing on dreadful Channel 5 gameshow Brainteaser (filmed nearby) was probably a step too far as one of our chums discovered to his cost.

My intellectual poison of choice was a slow-paced strategy puzzle with a theme familiar i) Isaac Newton ii) to anyone who has ever played Uno.


Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 17th December

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Sorry for delay. Free wine. Can’t think of a game to put up. There is only one solution. Google “MONKEY HIT GAME!” I was very drunk…

Hurrah there is a response.

Hello little fella.


Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 19th December

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Its not all action action action around here you know. Some times we want contemplative, relaxing games set in some sort of primordial soup. Where biology rather than physics is the aim and, well, you can’t lose. Look at this creature after all, doesn’t look too dangerous does he?


Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 21st December

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A lively discussion was had last night amongst several FT regulars about why basketball and soccer don’t lend themselves to a Moneyball-style stats revolution where conventional wisdom about “character” and coming through “in the clutch” are deposed into the sweaty gym bag of history and replaced with a gleaming Excel hierarchy of excellence. Cause basketball and soccer don’t have very many individual, repeatable moments – they’re about how a team coheres and responds to an ever-morphing flow.

Well here’s an online basketball game to set that right. How many baskets can YOU make? (The physics in this are quite nice.)


Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 22nd December

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warbearsWhat a lovely day for an adventure with BEARS. WarBears that is. A lot of flash games are there for a 1 minute distracting thrill while a progress bar makes its slow way to the end. But If you fancy actively dodging more work, and why not, everyone else is on Facebook and eating Quality Street, here are some 20 minutes point-and-click adventures with a cute team of techno-ninja bears. Features thrills and excitement, but probably mostly frustration at the unpredicatable, but cute, consequences of your actions.

WarBear Missions Start with Mission 1, but it’s all good. Use the ‘quick start’ button to skip the intro.

Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 24th December

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snow riderWhat’s this through the extra-large double-door of the 24th?

You’ve played the freeform Line Rider, right? (And if not, this truly is the best double-dose flash game day of the advent for you.) It’s been given a tiny festive makeover on the original site, but nothing like SNOW LINE. Help Santa collect all the presents. Easy. And no drugs content at all.