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Do you have any (PC) recommendation?

#1 Post by Ren » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:46 am

So, I always end up having half of my lunch break free, and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendation for PC games (yes, I can install them, as long as I have a legal copy) that I might be able to play half an hour here and half an hour there.
I kind of dislike the idea of playing visual novels, as they have a story, and I'd be distracted for the rest of the day if I stopped on a cliffhanger... but I can't think of anything I might be able to play casually, while waiting for the lunch break to finish.

I should really remember to bring come paper and draw stuff...

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#2 Post by neowired » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:22 am

Games? what sort of games? that's awfully vague...

I recommend searching google for flash games, there is quite a bit of variation and they are perfect to waste half of an hour while not getting attached at the same time

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#3 Post by JinzouTamashii » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:24 am

Osmos was a pretty good lunchbreak game.

Do you like Dungeon Crawlers? Elona's another good coffeebreak roguelike.
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#4 Post by papillon » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:07 am

I tend to play Peggle when I'm looking for just a quick burst of something to do for a few minutes. Levels don't take long and there's no need to finish X bit of story RIGHT NOW or frantically try to remember it later after a break.

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#5 Post by Koveras » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:40 am

Simon Tatham's puzzles are THE time killer of my choice. The best thing about them is that they are available for almost any platform... Grab them here if you're interested: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/
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#6 Post by Ren » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:12 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Heh, the request was purposely vague, other than a game which can be played half an hour here and there, I'm not limited to a genre. :P
I'll be sure to check all these in the next few days!

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#7 Post by JinzouTamashii » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:54 pm

For that matter, derp.

Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies. Who could possibly miss those!?
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#8 Post by Jake » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:39 pm

You should play the drawing-maids game. You don't even need a PC to play it, just some paper and a pencil!

Failing that, Cave Story! Persevere!
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#9 Post by lordcloudx » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:22 am

I'd recommend Cave Story too. Beating effin Ballos always feels like such an accomplishment.

Also: (Ahh! An excuse to use the youtube tag)
-Aquaria (beautiful 2D game kinda like a cross between Ecco the Dolphin and Metroidvania games)

-Hedgewars (Freeware worms clone)

Super Cosplay Wars Genkai Toppa (New version of this great pocket fighter clone game)

Assault Cube (No-brainer FPS counter-strike clone)
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#10 Post by papillon » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:12 pm

Aquaria's a great game but it doesn't really lend itself to casual play, does it? It's not so simple to pick up, play a bit, and set down again. (For one, you have to reach save points.)

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#11 Post by lordcloudx » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:21 pm

Good point, papillon. Well... in a vain attempt at justification, it takes about an hour to get from one save point to another if you play continuously and as for casual play... it's mouse-controlled! It must be a casual game!
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#12 Post by luminarious » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:35 pm

Here are 99 free games to eat your lunch breaks. Most are flash-based and short. Some are excellent, like Canabalt. I'd never have expected myself to spend so much time on a single-button game.. :D
http://www.critical-distance.com/2009/1 ... from-2009/

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#13 Post by lordcloudx » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:13 am

Forgot to add in. Look at the 2007 posts on my blog.
Here are two I'd recommend in particular as time-wasters.

http://animerd2k2.blogspot.com/2007/11/ ... ormer.html
http://animerd2k2.blogspot.com/2007/11/ ... -game.html
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#14 Post by chronoluminaire » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:56 am

I wrote mini-reviews about six free Windows platform games, here. If you like Mario gameplay, Super Mario 63 is awesome, and I played it in lunchtimes at work.

I also wrote about four awesome games here - Portal, Aquaria, Braid and Iji. The first three are cheapish commercial; Iji's free, and possibly the best of the bunch, particularly for short bursts of casual gaming.

Or in fact there's the collection of free games that I and my friends link to when we find particularly good ones, here: http://toothycat.net/wiki/wiki.pl?FreeGames
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#15 Post by Showsni » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:14 pm

Rollercoaster Tycoon. You might not be able to finish a level in half an hour, but you can save any time you like... Or just go evil, stick a no entry sign up in front of the entrance, blow a few rollercoasters up and drown everyone.

I managed to complete Baldur's Gate II: Sahdows of Amn in half hour chunks back in the day, though the load times ate up a bit of that.

Worms Armageddon is pretty fun, and doesn't last too long (unless you keep drawing). I like Ninja Roping over and dropping a Holy Hand Grenade.

The Monkey Island games are great fun.

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