Although A Second Face may look like a common adventure game from the beginning it distinguishes from other games through its parabolic content. I generated a story, that contains all important aspects of life and brings them together to a higher meaning with a rather anthropological viewpoint.
Life is a question of polarity. During our passing through Earth we are imprisioned between night and daylight, death and life, hatred and love, war and peace, men and women...
But what is the inbetween of all things? The final conclusion about life? The so-called sense...
A Second Face tries to bring an answer for the inbetween of all things and the deeper meaning of our life. Maybe this will turn out your inner second face...
OS: Windows XP or higher CPU: 1.6 Ghz Memory: 256 Mb Video: 32 Mb Hard Drive: 559 Mb
Megazell's Top Pick WG Realms 2: Siege Breaker Megazell's Top Pick
First Person Shooter Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No
Theme: Science Fiction Theme: Horror
WG Realms 2: Siege Breaker is an action packed total conversion of Duke Nukem 3D, by William Gee, Dan Gaskill, and Cage.
You don't need Duke 3D for this; just download and play!
WGR2 is the sequel to William Gee's masterpiece, WG Realms. The first episode has three huge levels with some of WG's best work to date, including a variety of breathtaking environments with emphasis on nature and medieval themes, enhanced with new special effects.
You play as Duke Nukem, who has been transported to a fantasy realm where a Human Kingdom is under siege by hordes of monsters (some of which will be familiar from games such as Doom and Hexen). With a brand new suite of kickass weapons, inventory and abilities, Duke undertakes to break the siege so that he can return home to his own world. A total of 3 episodes are planned.
Megazell's Comment - The name of the icon that activates the game is WGR2.bat. The original game will alert you about an update to the engine. Do so at your leisure. This game is old school FPS fun at it's best. You can dl plenty of maps to play with and mods. If you never had the chance to play the old school FPS or if you just like that old school feel...try this gem!
OS: Windows 98 SE or higher CPU: 350 Mhz Memory: 64 Mb Video: 64 Mb Hard Drive: 70 Mb
Interesting article, nonetheless. I wish them luck.
I still have one server devoted to Nexuiz but I plan to take it down soon to run a server for OpenArena.
Most of my family and friends left Nexuiz and are playing Quake Live but I am trying to convince them to give OpenArena a shot so that we can just play with our group.
Quake Live is awesome but until we get the ability to host we have to play on public servers. I heard they will charge for those that want to host private games...so that is another reason I want to start migrating to something we can control. On top of this we have nieces and nephews of age and they have their own rigs so it's better we police our own servers and such. I already got a version of OpenArena with kid friendly models and such so let's see.
Shooter/Arena Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - Yes Netbook Friendly
Theme: Science Fiction
Naev is an open-source 2D space action game set in the far future. Explore, fight and trade your way across the galaxy, befriend mighty factions and take sides in conflicts, all while upgrading your ships and equipment.
OS: Windows 98 SE or higher CPU: 800 Mhz Memory: 512 Mb Video: 64 Mb Hard Drive: 235.57 Mb
Shooter/Arena Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No Netbook Friendly Gamepad Support - Yes
Theme: Science Fiction
Millenipede is a fast-paced arcade shoot'em up originally developed in less than seven days for the 94th 'Wednesday Workshop' at SoCoder and is inspired by the Atari classics Centipede and Millipede. I really never thought the game would come this far, but it's grown into quite a beast and developed a life of its own - nothing groundbreaking, but curiously good fun!
Nostalgia-filled shoot'em up arcade gameplay Keyboard, mouse and joypad control Online highscores Deadly powerups Statistics tracking Awesomely 8-bit sound effects Catchy chip music from Okeanos, smirk, cyborgjeff and others Marvellously average particle effects Flying saucers with added glowy bits Mushrooms - lots of mushrooms!
OS: Windows 98 SE or higher, Mac version available CPU: 400 Mhz Memory: 32 Mb Video: 32 Mb Hard Drive: 2.97 Mb
Shooter/Arena Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No Netbook Friendly
Theme: Science Fiction
Kobo Deluxe is an enhanced version of Akira Higuchi's game XKobo for Un*x systems with X11. Kobo Deluxe adds sound, smoother animation, high resolution support, OpenGL acceleration (optional), an intuitive menu driven user interface, joystick support and other features. Recent versions also add a number of alternative skill levels with slightly modernized gameplay. Kobo Deluxe uses SDL for graphics, sound and input, which makes it possible to build and run the game on pretty much anything.
OS: Windows 95 or higher, Mac and Linux versions available CPU: 700 Mhz Memory: 32 Mb Video: 32 Mb Hard Drive: 2.96 Mb
Real-Time Strategy Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - Yes
Seven Kingdoms made departures from the traditional real-time strategy models of "gather resources, build a base and army, and attack". The economic model bears more resemblance to a turn-based strategy game. It features an espionage system that allows players to train and control spies individually, who each have a spying skill that increases over time. The player is also responsible for catching spies in their own kingdom. Inns built within the game allow players to hire mercenaries of various occupations, skill levels, and races. Skilled spies of enemy races are essential to a well-conducted espionage program, and the player can bolster his forces by grabbing a skilled fighter or give ones own factories, mines, and towers of science, a boost by hiring a skilled professional.
Enlight Software decided to release the game to the Open Source community in August 2009. At that time everything, but the music, was released under the GPL v2. The music has a slightly different license.
OS: Windows XP or higher CPU: 1.8 Ghz Memory: 1 Gb Video: 512 Mb Hard Drive: 56.65 Mb
Just a note about the LOTRO beta, you need an active subscription (as in paying) to be in it, otherwise you only get a two week trial. If you already have an account but it has expired you need to pay a subscription again to get into the beta, otherwise you need to set up a new empty account which then goes back to the trial period mentioned already.
Turn Based Strategy Single Player - No Multiplayer - Yes
Welcome to Carnage Contest. A free 2D turn based multiplayer shooter with fully destructible terrain in the same vein as Worms! Yeah!
* fully destructible 2D pixel worlds * a huge arsenal of crazy weapons * simply load bmp and png images as map * randomly generated maps with different landscapes * script your own weapons with Lua script * play with up to 8 players online * easily find and join games with U.S.G.N. serverlist * much blood + politically/religiously incorrect!
OS: Windows XP SP 3 or higher, Mac and Linux versions available CPU: 1.0 Ghz Memory: 128 Mb Video: 128 Mb Hard Drive: 11 Mb
Simulation/Space Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No
In a distant future, a mysterious mind disease is spreading and the road to the cure lies somewhere in the depths of space. Choose between the best pilots and complete a wide range of missions in this fast paced 3D space shooter.
Save humanity by a number of means such as: destroying enemy ships or their bases, escorting allied ships, retrieving cargos, defending convoys from pirates, raiding ground bases, clearing mine fields and infiltrating planets...
Key Features: - Full frame rate, massive explosions and massive damages! - First or third person views. - 5 characters and 5 space ships. Each space ship available in 4 different ship paint colours. - 6 different weapons. - 31 levels. - 2 difficulty modes. - Reward system to unlock new paints, artworks, etc. - Available in 6 different languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish).
Megazell's Comment - This is similar to the game under the same name that is out for the PSP by the same developers.
OS: Windows 2000 or higher, Mac and Linux version available CPU: 1.2 Ghz Memory: 128 Mb Video: 64 Mb Hard Drive: 38.0 Mb
Shooter/Horizontal Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No
Theme: Science Fiction
MissionX is a free open source multiplatform multilanguage 2d arcade shooting game. The game takes place in space where you take control of captain Mark's starship in his mission to defend earth from the macronian invasion.
Available languages are Italian and English.
OS: Windows XP or higher, Mac and Linux version available CPU: 1.2 Ghz Memory: 128 Mb Video: 128 Mb Hard Drive: 233.7 Mb
Turn Based Strategy Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - Yes
Theme: Science Fiction
Battlemass is a turn-based strategy game with both single-player and multi-player support. A match is played on a map consisting of tiles, and in turns of 3 phases – combat, harvest and build. The goal is to destroy your opponent's Base/City Unit. One of the cool features of the game is that you harvest the map/board's tiles for resources but in the process destroy the tiles, and any unit on such a tile.
OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher, Mac version also availble CPU: 1.1 Ghz Memory: 512 Mb Video: 32 Mb Hard Drive: 700 Mb
Action/Arcade Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No
bLight is a top-down, 2D adventure game. You play as a light orb, repelling fog and blight from the world. The enemy spreads the fog and can materialize from any fog in the world. To fight back against them, you must create different kinds of spirits. The red hummingbirds can attack from afar; green fireflies heal you and your spirits; blue guardians protect with shields; and yellow orbs strike at close range with lightning.
OS: Windows XP SP 3 or higher CPU: 2.3 Ghz Memory: 512 Mb Video: 256 Mb Hard Drive: 125 Mb
Adventure Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No Netbook Friendly
It's been six months since the super secret secret service agency - RGB - started investigating the mystery of the gold missing from the main European bank, to no avail. They are so desperate that they went to a fortune teller for advice and she told them to make an average teenager, Mark Hopper, into an agent.
Originally made by Metroplis Software House and eventually released for free. Metropolis House Software later merged with CD Projekt RED.
OS: Windows 2000 or higher CPU: 600 Mhz Memory: 32 Mb Video: 32 Mb Hard Drive: 600 Mb
Action/Arcade Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - No Netbook Friendly
Theme: Fantasy Theme: Horror
Skullpogo is a fast-paced, addictive free arcade game that puts you as Skullboy, our hero on a pogo stick, who must bounce on his adversaries (who happen to be vampiric pigs and bats) to score big combo chains and set high scores. Catchy tunes, flashy effects, an assortment of special powerups, and pure addictiveness lay ahead. Be warned.
Megazell's Comment - This is the same game as found on the IPhone except it's free. Some older Geforce video cards (2003 or earlier) report visual errors with this game.
OS: Windows 2000 or higher CPU: 700 Mhz Memory: 32 Mb Video: 32 Mb Hard Drive: 2.76 Mb
Simulation/Space Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - Yes
NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha. Utilizing solar energy and regolith processing, the moonbase has become self-sufficient and plans for further expansion are underway.
In Moonbase Alpha, you assume the exciting role of an astronaut working to further human expansion and research. Returning from a research expedition, you witness a meteorite impact that cripples the life support capability of the settlement. With precious minutes ticking away, you and your team must repair and replace equipment in order to restore the oxygen production to the settlement.
Team coordination along with the proper use and allocation of your available resources (player controlled robots, rovers, repair tools, etc.) are key to your overall success. There are several ways in which you can successfully restore the life support system of the lunar base, but since you are scored on the time spent to complete the task, you have to work effectively as a team, learn from decisions made in previous gaming sessions, and make intelligence decisions in order to top the leaderboards.
Team up with your friends... The fate of a lunar colony rests on the shoulders of you and your team. Communicate and coordinate efforts with up to six players (LAN and internet) by using voice over communication.
Utilize the latest in NASA technology... A fully functional rover that utilizes lunar physics is available to transport both players and supplies to all reaches of the lunar colony. You can build and pilot your own repair robot in order to fix crucial systems before time runs out.
Immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring lunar environment... Take your first steps on the moon's surface in a truly accurate lunar moonscape that is unmatched in any other application.
Compete with your friends to reach the top of the leaderboards... Do you have what takes it to be number one? When you win, your score will automatically be posted to the leaderboards for everyone to see.
A unique experience each time.. With multiple paths for game success, you'll need to learn to work effectively as a team, learn from decisions made in previous gaming sessions, and make intelligent decisions in order to top the leaderboards.
Tailor your game to fit your gameplay style... Do you want to play with two players or six? With multiple game maps you can select the game environment that best suits your team's needs.
Megazell's Comment - This game requires you to have a STEAM account.
OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher CPU: 2.0 Ghz Memory: 2 Gb Video: NVIDIA 7000-series and ATI Radeon X1900 or higher Hard Drive: 2 Gb
Mayday! The Peggle Institute has been invaded by a host of other-worldly creatures. It's up to you, Peggle Master, to report to duty and shoot and bounce the critters to oblivion. Take your best shot with energizing arcade fun, now exclusively themed with art and sounds from The Orange Box!
Peggle Extreme delivers fast-paced puzzle action that combines elements of pinball and pachinko to create a truly unique game experience. As with the original Peggle, Peggle Extreme requires players to fire a metallic silver ball from the top of the screen, relying on gravity to propel the ball downwards while ricocheting off orange and blue "pegs". The goal is to clear all the orange pegs from the screen before running out of balls. A moving "bucket" at the bottom of the screen offers free balls, while green power-up and purple "bonus multiplier" pegs provide additional twists. Peggle Extreme features one power-up in the form of Bjorn the Unicorn, whose special takes the form of a "super-guide" sighting capability which enables players to see where there next shot will go beyond one or two initial bounces.
Master 10 levels of "Extreme" challenges Conquer 5 Master challenges Play against a friend or the computer in Duel Mode Revel in breathtaking artwork and sounds from Half-Life: Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2 Replay and save your best shots
Megazell's Comment - This game requires you to have a STEAM account.
OS: Windows 2000 or higher CPU: 700 Mhz Memory: 256 Mb Video: 128 Mb Hard Drive: 20 Mb
Action/Platformer Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - Yes
Battle Jump is a free platformer in which you incarnate a character that can only move by making leaps.
You must bring your Jumper at the end of levels filled with traps. Your skills will be sorely tested, and your only goal will be to finish the level the faster you can. The Gameplay is the main element of the game and differs slightly from other games. In most games, when you press a direction, it makes instantly move your character in that direction. If you release that direction your character stops.
In Battle Jump directional keys are used to tilt your character, which will move according to this angle. Because releasing a key does not change the angle, the character will continue to the exact speed it was before you release the direction. You will need to perfectly control your character in order to avoid falling into a hole or a trap.
The game contains several levels with a progressive difficulty. If you think the first levels are too easy for you, don't worry, the last levels will be much complex.
It is also possible to create your own levels with the editor, or to download dozens of levels made by the community. With its two-players mode in split screen, you can battle anyone in races where every mistake can be fatal. Battle Jump allows you to send your scores to the website in order to compare them with the other players.
The game is still in development so it is constantly evolving, and new features are added regularly.
OS: Windows XP or higher CPU: 1.0 Ghz Memory: 512 Mb Video: 128 Mb Hard Drive: 117 Mb
Megazell's Top Pick Alien Swarm Megazell's Top Pick
Shooter/Top Down Single Player - Yes Multiplayer - Yes
Theme: Science Fiction Theme: Horror
Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community.
Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes. Plan your attack using an unlockable arsenal of weapons with countless loadout configurations against a wide variety of aliens. Blaze your way through an overrun, off-world colony, eradicating the alien infestation in environments ranging from the icy planet's surface, to a subterranean lava-flooded mining facility.
Along with the game get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK. Alien Swarm adds 3rd person camera, depth of field, improved dynamic shadows and a wide variety of gameplay additions to the Source engine.
Tactical, 4 player co-op action game with a top-down perspective Complete game code and mod tools Unlock persistent items by gaining levels Over 40 weapons and equipment with countless loadout configurations 4 unique classes and 8 unique characters Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats 64 achievements Tile-based map generation tool Powered by Source and Steam
Megazell's Comment - This game requires you to have a STEAM account. Great game. I already got a few lick in with there some friends and family and it looks like it will be a main stay for some time.
OS: Windows XP SP 3 or higher CPU: 3.0 Ghz Memory: 2 Gb Video: ATI X800 and NVidia 6600 or higher Hard Drive: 2.5 Gb
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