Weekend Download №21
Trilby: Peril at the Static Art of Rocks'n'BOMB is our featured game this weekend. Or... something like that. Gameplay involves placing bombs on the screen to guide a gentleman thief through each level (stealthily) while finding hidden objects along the way. Don't forget to grab an emerald while hopping through the confusing mass of animated static!
Agatha Christie: Peril at End House (Windows, 59MB, demo) - A hidden object game with a refined sense of style, Peril at End House takes the Agatha Christie mystery stories to a whole new level. The puzzles are superb, the mini-games are fun, and the storyline is well-integrated into the game, making almost everything you do part of the experience. Some of the items are misleading or hard to find, which is unfortunate, but that doesn't even begin to tarnish a great item finding experience.
Trilby: The Art of Theft (Windows, 2.5MB, free) - Slink. Slink. Slink. I'm a thief! And so is Trilby, and Trilby practices the art of thievery like a gentleman. Sneak through buildings and evade guards by hiding in the shadows as you score loot on a number of heists. An old-school visual style makes it feel like a classic, but the gameplay itself is polished and extremely engaging. Well worth the small download!
Rocks'n'Diamonds (Windows/Mac/Linux, ~4MB, free) - A tile-based puzzler that takes a page from games such as Sokoban and Boulder Dash to create a charming little game. Work your way through each stage collecting jewels and blasting rocks with dynamite. Simple, of course, but loads of fun from the moment you start playing.
Lost in the Static (Windows, 3MB, free) - In what could just as easily be described as an endurance test for the eyes as an adventure platformer, Lost in the Static is an experiment that plays on the brain's ability to interpret visual input. Everything is made of animated static, from the floors to the "lava" and even your character. Explore the 2-color world and hope you don't go blind before the end. The site warns that if your eyes get "all woggly" or you experience nausea, stop playing. And that's very good advice.
PuffBOMB (Windows/Mac, ~1.3MB, free) - One part Incredible Machine, one part Eets, PuffBOMB is a simple game where the only goal is to blast the adorable main character(s) to the end point of each stage. Bombs are your tool of choice, and you'll need to find just the right spot to place them in order to win.