April 8, 2007

Speed and Missiles, Two Great Tastes

by Nick Montfort · , 12:14 am

Jetspeed

If you’re in the mood for futuristic, jet-powered automotive descruction, Jetspeed is a slick side-scrolling vehicular combat game you might like. It was done in Flash by Damien Clarke for Albino Blacksheep. The music and graphics work well with the gameplay and are quite polished – closer to the Alien Hominid end of the spectrum than the Animutations end.

If your tastes are more abstract, check out Kenta Cho’s L.A.2, which repurposes the Game of Life as a shooter – you shoot “gliders” into the self-generating and attacking grid around you.