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The Ballerina Monsters

Introducing: The Ballerina Monsters

Are you missing Freewaregenius and wondering what we’ve been doing for the past several months? One project I’ve been working on is: “The Ballerina Monsters”; written and illustrated by my friend Kate Ledogar. What it is is a series of children’s book apps for Android and iPad that your children (and yourself) will love! Elspeth, 

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Is rampant cheating destroying Facebook gaming?

Cheating on Facebook games is a hard subject to tackle because it takes several forms, from the more ‘acceptable’ form of creating several accounts (which is not the one we are concerned about here) to the proliferation of ‘cheat engines’ that mostly operate locally, on the user’s individual machine. These are designed to change variables

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‘Cross Stitch Casper’: a free point and click adventure with a dark storyline

Do you like point and click adventure games? Do you like casual games that do not require a huge time commitment? If so, then you will probably like ‘Cross Stitch Casper’, a free game that can be completed in a couple of hours. ‘Cross Stitch Casper’ employs an idiosyncratic, artistic visual style where the game

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Minetest is an EXCELLENT, totally free clone of Minecraft

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Minetest is flattery done really well. So much so that most people would probably have to look closely and/or do a double take to realize that it is not the actual Minecraft.  Minetest is a project that has been going on for 10 years or so, so

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‘Nothing you have done deserves such praise’: a game that explores our ‘addiction to praise’

We’re big fans of Jason Nelson’s games as art/poetry (see here, here and here). This latest project, entitled ‘Nothing you have done deserves such praise’ explores our “addiction to praise” both in general and as reflected in video games. At it’s core, ‘Nothing you have done deserves such praise’ is a simple flash game that

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GeoGuesser: may be the best Google maps based game so far

You open your eyes and you’re in an unfamiliar place. You don’t know how you got there, you seem to have total amnesia, and you think to yourself ‘Where the *bleep* am I? No, not the plot for some 70’s B-movie, but my attempt to infuse a little drama into‘GeoGuesser’, a browser based game that

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The Football Playbook: an addictive tactical soccer puzzle game for iPhone

There are two kinds of people: those whom soccer completely captures their imagination, and those who don’t. Both types, however, will like ‘The Football Playbook’. This is a freemium game of tactical soccer that accomplishes something remarkable: transforming soccer into an enjoyable and quite addictive touchscreen puzzle game. ‘The Football Playbook’ employs some very interesting game

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Kongregate Arcade App: brings TONS of free cool flash games to Android

If you know Kongregate (an excellent site for free flash games), then let us introduce the Kongregate Android App, which brings you over 600 free games playable on your Android device absolutely free. Kongregate for Andoird is organized as an app market, and lets you choose and download from a wide range of games and

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Dungeon Party is madcap free MMO action that will make you smile

Do you enjoy MMOs? Do you love games that have an off the wall sense of humor? If so you’re going to love Dungeon Party, a free action MMO available on the Steam game network. It’s full of well rendered, goofy characters, nonstop action and tons of special effects and eye candy and as a

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Create a text adventure and publish as a desktop or mobile app for free, with Quest

Do you remember games like Zork, Beuracracy, Infidel, and all those other great text adventures? Remember choose your own adventure novels? Ever wished you could create awesome interactive stories like that, and better? If so, you should check out Quest, free software that can help you out in looking back on those games and looking

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Two more AWESOME free Android Games (part 5)

Another in our series of recommended free Android games (which come in doubles because in this case more is more). This time around: Extreme Skater, an action packed, ad-supported side-scrolling skating simulation, and Flying Bob, totally free rope swinging make it to the end of the level type puzzle game. Note: for more great, free

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When videogames come to life (fun videos)

Imagine that you’re pressing the buttons on your keyboard or on your touchscreen, or moving the little joystick on your game controller — but instead of controlling pixels and sprites on a screen, you’re controlling actual physical objects and actual human players in the physical world. No, I am not talking about what corporate CEO’s