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Friday, November 30, 2007

A collection of games made by members of Poppenkast in roughly three hours.

Arms: A new platformer by cactus with odd controls and unique gameplay mechanics. The game has a couple of puzzles and action sequences but it's more of an experimentation piece than a proper release. Use the W, A, S and D keys to move. Other actions are controlled with the mouse. Press the space key to restart.

Nevada Thompson and the Temple of Scorpions: The gameplay is pretty much described by it's title. An action game with limited controls, where players can only attack sideways. Use the Z or X key to whip, and tap the A or S key to shoot. Ammunition is limited, but can be replenished. There are two large rooms to explore in total.

Airhound: An action game involving dogfights and collectible power-ups stashed away in crates with parachutes attached to them. Hold the up arrow key to accelerate, and use the left or right cursor keys to change the plane's direction. Tap the A key to shoot, and press the S key to launch missiles.

Steely Dan - A decent action game in which players have to roll a ball towards the exit found in each stage by smashing through blocks and collecting keys. Marred heavily by bugs but playable if the ignore option is selected repeatedly during level transitions.

Panic at the Club: An average action game where players engage zombies in a disco. Use the cursor keys to move the protagonist around. Tap the left mouse button to shoot, and hold the right mouse button to initiate bullet time. Increase bullet time by taking out enemies.

a game with no name: beam's 3 Hours of Poppenkast entry is an action game which uses only the cursor keys for control. A difficult maze game, though the author had included a walkthrough to reduce frustration.

The Coldest Mind: A stylish platformer with some questionable design decisions. To win the game, you must collect the golden crucifix at the end of each level. Use the arrow keys to move, and tap the Z key to throw a knife. A punishing game, thanks to the scarcity of knives to be found.

Direct download link for all games: Click here
Anonymous Paul said at 11/30/2007 04:49:00 PM:  
Oops! Steely Dan utilizes the JBFMOD dll, which I erroneously forgot to pack with the game... >_<

Hopefully the pack will be updated with the correct version that is free of errors, which can be downloaded here.

Just be sure to unzip the files. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Blogger Paul Eres said at 11/30/2007 05:19:00 PM:  
I like 'Arms'! I just wish it were longer.
Blogger Naufr4g0 said at 12/01/2007 03:32:00 AM:  
I like Airhound, Panic at the Club, and Arms, but my favorite one is for sure Arms, that I hope we'll be accomplished soon, cause I really like a lot the gameplay.
Gimme more screens cactus!