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Game 15: Neptunes Pride Game 16: Captain Forever

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by chachisays

Game 15: Neptune’s Pride.

Do you like Diplomacy, Trade, Resources, Combat, Industry, Economy, Science? or rather, Do you like controlling these things? Do you like playing Risk? Only in space, conquering stars?

Do you want a game to obsess about, constantly check to make moves knowing damn well that its not your turn yet?

God I love the smell of Conquest in the Morning! This is the game for you!

Pack your space suit, And hop in the space hoopty, hit the switches, and show your space colors it gang territory war time!

Neptune’s Pride is an online flash game that pits you up against 7 other players. The goal using diplomacy and battle. Be the first to conquer half the stars in this galaxy. You use science to increase your technology. this increases both battle techniques and ship power. Diplomacy helps you from getting destroyed quickly when you accident conquer a star in someone else’s unmarked section of the Universe! Hi, mind putting up a fence or something sheesh.  if you like civilization but don’t have 8 hours to spend on a marathon game of it, this game is for you. Set it and forget! you’ll get email updates telling you when a cycle has been completed and you can log back in and take a look.

Its not a bad game to play, but if you are looking for instant entertainment, this is not the game for you. Still decently fun.

Game 16: Captain Forever

As I said earlier both games are space related and as nerds we have a duty to at least try the game. Nerds are attracted to space like a mouse to cheese. Well this game is not graphics heavy. Also the only goal is to stay alive for as long as possible.   This is one of the best features of flash games on the internet.

You take a short break from what ever you’re working on and you start playing the game. If you last a while then you stop when you need to refocus, if you die after 10 mins, no big deal, You regain focus on whatever it is you’re working on. Win Win Win.

Captain forever is a game where you pilot a command center of a ship. The point? Destroy other ships and attach their parts to yours in order to create a better ship! Boom, win! Run and Gun, Run and Gun. Red 5, This is Red 6 prepare to engage the enemy.

The controls are simple to learn and you quickly learn how to balance the ship because failure to do so will mean that your ship will not stay on the planned course and you will find yourself veering to the heavier side.

Chachi Says: The internet is full of time wasters. in fact thats what the internet was made for. Ten minute time wasters. Great stuff.  So, its time for some feed back! Are you enjoying this? is there places i can improve on? looking for your thoughts on this!

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Game 11: Grow, Game 12: Cursor *10

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2011 by chachisays

There’s so much color in this section compared to the last! I dont know what to do with myself! Here’s a couple more of these internet sensation games!

Game 11: Grow

This has turned into an entire series of games. The goal is to take the beginning surface and use the given items to advance or grow the game. usually its the shape of a planet or cube. but has grown to a full blown rpg.

You can check it out here. http://www.eyezmaze.com/

This is a puzzle game if you couldnt tell. you can only advance in the game and have hopes of completing the growth process. Did i beat the game? yes. after 20 or so attempts.

I once again couldn’t find a history of this game. i know it was developed by a foreign developer around 2002 but not positive.

Game 12: Cursor *10

So, i did a whole section of games that were all text, hope you remember that considering i just finished the posting a few days ago! Well you can imagine my surprise when i found an immediate relative to these games. graphics wise at least. No colors. well Black and white, but thats it.

Now this game despite the looks, and we all know that looks are not everything. Despite the looks its quite challenging and entertaining. Now in most video games, its for the better if you can go as long as possible without losing any lives. This game however requires you to lose at points. Because this introduces the concept of playing a multiplayer game….. by yourself.  In order to progress through the game, you need to cooperate with former selves which they show concurrent with present you.  This has to happen or you cannot progress through the game. It’s puzzling and a lot of fun, at first. however it can get frustrating.

Once again theres no real history posted(or at least in a language i can understand.)

Chachi Says: these games succeed because they are the perfect time killers. Have ten minutes? check out this game before that next conference call! WARNING: i am not responsible or encouraging you to play these at work.

Game 9: Line Rider, Game 10: Fantastic Contraption

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2011 by chachisays

This begins a new chapter in the 1001 video game journey. The Text adventures have come and gone! It was Fun, but I am glad to move on,  to brighter colors, better graphics and sometimes, mind numbing video game playing.

Don’t get me wrong, the text adventures were a great mental exercise but that many in a row will mess with your head.

So we move on. The next session I have is Online/MMO games! online meaning that they are games that are hosted on web pages across the web.

Game 9: Line Rider.

Line rider is a simple flash game(since moved to silver light as well) The game is as follows. Draw the course, press play and see if the rider can make through the course. Simple enough right? Nah, not really. Who wants to draw an easy course with just bumps and hills? No one. Hence the challenge. You draw crazy tracks and see if your little sled riding buddy can make the course. This all of course run by a physics simulator.

The game was created in 2006 By Bostjan Cadez a Slovenian student. First appeared on Deviant art where it blew up. it has appeared on yahoo, time magazine, Games for Windows The Official magazine and even in a McDonalds Snack Wrap commercial. This game has been updated 2 times since the original once to silver light and then later to incorporate new features. This game though is a bragging rights type of game. It allows you to export the tracks and send them to others or to post them on the webpage for public viewing. It was fun for me for about 20 mins. Then I lost interest.

Game 10: Fantastic Contraption.

This game is another game that uses a physics simulator.  The goal of this game is to create a contraption to move an item into the designated square.

Simple enough right? sometimes, its straight forward, other times, you have to build the most ridiculous contraptions you can think of to climb over/knock over walls. Using the limited parts: Front moving wheel, back moving wheel, manual wheel, wood beam and water beam. believe it or not you can build some crazy stuff with those parts.

The only history i can find on this game is that on January 16, 2009 it made its way into the app store for iphone and was released there by inexile Entertainment. I know thats not where it got its start but thats all they said.

Chachi Says: These games are a perfect way to blow off 15-20 minutes online on break. Give them a shot! http://www.linerider.com and http://www.fantasticcontraption.com you wont be disappointed.

Game 8 and the end of the text adventure!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by chachisays

So here it is, the game 8. the ocho if you will. The finale of the text adventure section of this journey!

Game 8: Eamon

Now this game, this game was epic for its time. This was the social media of Text adventures. Dont follow me? Dont worry, ill explain soon enough.

Here is the story:

Eamon casts the player in the role of a free-wheeling fantasy adventurer who undertakes dangerous quests against numerous enemies in order to earn riches and experience. Home base is the Guild of Free Adventurers, an association of heroes on the mystical world of Eamon, a vaguely Medieval place awash in magic and populated with strange creatures. Most adventures take place in the dungeons, castles and forests of Eamon, though some occur on other worlds or in different eras.

Though influenced by such fantasy environments as The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons, Eamon generally avoids stories, situations or other game elements that are particularly serious or complex, instead seeking to create an engaging, genial mood through quick play and in-jokes. Individual adventures, created by a wide range of authors, vary from the artful to the campy.

So this story gave you the settings. Place environment. etc. You gave it a character. Created by you customized by you. it was yours. To put it simply this game was the computer version of D&D. If your character died, gone. there were tools to ressurect it but you couldnt always count on that. there were general storys on the main disk called the  “Main Hall” used to manage your characters and play preloaded stories. Here is where the social media part came in. Others could give you adventures to run with your character. there are over 260 documented authors for these adventures and probably more that werent public. Innovation at its greatest. Released in 1980 forthe Apple II and atari.  Developed by Donald Brown and is and always was Free Domain.

This game was redone in 1999 for windows and is available on the iphone through ibasic.

Chachi Says: Thus endeth the Text adventures part of this journey. You ahve to know where youve been before you can figure out where we are going. Great fun. and the next section will be Online games. Which will be games 9-20! stay tuned! Tell me what you think so far! im interested in your thoughts and experiences with these games!

Games 6: A mind forever voyaging, 7: Trinity

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2011 by chachisays

Slowly but surely we are conquering this adventure! I fell asleep on friday night after playing 6 different text adventures to find out that you can dream in text adventures and it is just as frustrating……

Anyhow here are games 6 and 7. i grouped these two together for a couple of reasons. I didnt want the last post to be any longer, god knows it was long as hell. also, these two games are similar, moreso than being text adventures i mean in storyline themes. Both released by Infocom in 1985 and 1986 respectively.

Game 6: A Mind Forever Voyaging.

The story for this one:

The player controls PRISM, the world’s first sentient computer, in the year 2031. The economy of the United States of North America (USNA) is failing. Great numbers of youths are turning to “Joybooths” (a device which directly stimulates the sensory input of the brain) and committing suicide by overstimulation. A new arms race involving nuclear weapons no larger than the size of a common pack of cigarettes threatens to turn the USNA into a police state.

However after playing the game for a while you realize that you are no more than a test subject, testing a plan to revitalize the way the goverment and industry are behaving. Able to record instances and view them later. All being used to determine if this plan will save the way of life as they know it. Pretty deep political stuff huh?

No screen shot for once again as on par with infocom it was white on black. but being an infocom game they included bonuses!

heres the packaged goods!

  • A printed copy of Dakota Online Magazine from April, 2031, featuring an article about “Perry Simm”/PRISM
  • An advertisement presented by the “Joybooth Manufacturers of North America” arguing that “Joybooths are not the problem”
  • A “PRISM Project Facility Class One Security Mode Access Decoder”, a paper wheel device that provided access codes needed in-game
  • A map of Rockvil, “Jewel of the Quad-State Area” (the quad-state area consisting of South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming)
  • A ballpoint pen from QUAD Mutual Insurance. (“From seafarms to spacelabs, you’re covered by QUAD.”)

Game 7: Trinity

This game also white on black focuses on the Nuclear Arms development a hot topic for the time.

As the game begins, the player’s character is spending a final day of a London vacation in the Kensington Gardens. The evening flight back to the United States is looking increasingly unlikely for a number of unusual reasons. Hordes of nannies are blocking all exits from the Gardens, and the grass actively resists efforts to be walked upon. Worst of all, a gleam on the horizon soon heralds the unwelcome arrival of a Soviet nuclear missile. Time begins to slow as the missile approaches, and with some ingenuity the player’s character finds an incongruous door hovering in mid-air. There’s no telling where it may lead, but it can’t possibly be worse than the alternative of being at ground zero of a nuclear detonation.

You spend time in a alternate space time continuum visiting all the nuclear test sites moments before the bomb drops, literally. Until you realize that something is going to go wrong at test site alpha. ( Trinity, New Mexico 1945) This game includes Fictional and Historical bomb testing sites for your exploration.

The bonuses included for this game were as such:

  • A map of the Trinity site
  • A cardboard sundial marked with odd symbols
  • The Illustrated Story of the Atom Bomb, an “educational” comic book laden with ironic statements regarding the feelings of patriotism, idealism, and jingoism surrounding the production of atomic weaponry
  • Instructions on how to fold an origamicrane (a reference to Sadako Sasaki)

Chachi Says: Only 1 more to go! Political themes to me are not as fun as the fantasy realm given to me by the others but definitely worth 30 minutes of your time or more!

The one in which i fill your afternoon.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by chachisays

Well Hi there!  I know, I know, I’ve been gone for far too long and that is completely unacceptable. i apologize, but it was for a good reason and you probably followed along over there at http://www.chachiplays.com so hush it!

Well we’ve got a lot to cover so lets dive right in shall we?

In case you missed it episode 22 of Chachi Says the Vidcast is up for your viewing pleasure. You can watch it embedded here or over at chachisays.blip.tv you can subscribe to us on itunes also! so get on that!!!

I for one welcome our new robot overlords, hehe Ken Jennings you crafty little S.O.B.

I have decided to introduce something new here at Chachi Says.  I was given an awesome book from an awesome person. 1,001 Video games you must play before you die. I have played a lot of them but not nearly the dent i thought.  So i shall do my best to go through and play all 1,001 video games in this book. Im starting with the text based adventure games such as Zork. Theres 5 or 6 of them in the book. So it will take a little bit if i play them through to completion.  So here is also what im going to do. If there is a game you think every one needs to play at least once, let me know. I’ll give it a shot.

And Finally one of my friends on twitter, @rasager sent me this video.

A trailer(a joke trailer, dont get too excited.) for the legend of zelda. it is amazing. its video game meets John Hughes Movie and that to me = success. enjoy!

Chachi Says: absence makes the heart grow fonder or something like that. i was gone, but now im back and i brought gifts! Enjoy. Also seriously let me know if you think there is something i should play. Happy Birthday Legend of Zelda! first drink is on me!

Daddys got a brand new bag….Er phone… or something.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by chachisays

New CHACHI SAYS THE VIDCAST! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

In this weeks episode i talk about my new G2 and show it off a bit.


everybody loves new toys! and every body loves Fun and Games!

On thursday if you recall people on twitter started guessing as to what im up too and then just started making up rumors. With the hash tag #chachirumors

I egged them on and well i ended up trending in pittsburgh for a short time.

Here are some of the good ones.

Here are some of the good ones.

Jenana37 The city of Pittsburgh will ask @chachisays to implode the Mellon Arena with the buttons on his Nintendo belt buckle. #chachirumors

chilla @ChachiSays wrote the code behind BOTH Facebook and Twitter along with the MP3 compression algorithm #Chachirumors #FatherOfTechnology

RizzIUP It was @chachisays who beat up those Sheetz paper towel dispensers, Jeff Reed just had to take a piss #chachirumors

 

MadMike4883 @chachisays doesn’t have to do-ooh-ooh a damn thing for a Klondike Bar #chachirumors

RT redacted @chachisays was Doink The Clown in WWF. #chachirumors

 

RT redacted The French word for “Chachi” is the same as the Aramaic word for “Atomic Elbow off of the third rope” #chachirumors @chachisays

 

daboftech_pub I heard @chachisays has the entire internet downloaded onto a floppy. #chachiRumors

Chachi Says: if you missed it, go back and search the hash tag and prepare to pee yourself laughing. Great Fun. Thanks everyone for an awesome game. Pew Pew Pew *finger guns*  Go be Awesome. and Tune in Monday. You dont want to miss it.