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Archives

Happy New Year!
We wish you good health, good fortune and lot of gaming in 2010! We hope you are having great time right now :)

Today's addition is the famous Turrican II, fast-paced action game for some fast playing while you are still in the celebration mood. More gaming fun for you and the last piece of New Years cake for Dave. See ya all tomorrow when when we all get some sleep :)
posted by marko river // 01-01-2010 // downloadable // game // Action // permalink

 
 
Unprotections 2010
Since it's a new year, we've rechecked the statuses of protected games hosted on the site and unprotected some of them accordingly. As usual, there is a number of fan-favourite titles among them, including Desert Strike, Mortal Kombat 2 and Little Big Adventure.

Other unprotections today include Adventures of Tintin - Prisoners of the Sun, Lord of the Rings Vol. I and Vol. II - The Two Towers, Rags to Riches and - last but not least - The Smurfs

Enjoy!

posted by The Fifth Horseman // 02-01-2010 // permalink
 
 
Dive or Drown
It's up to Kevin Costner Codner to save the Dim Passengers of Cruise Liner S.S. Lucifer from drowning in the cold ocean waters. Guide the passengers toward the exit before the time runs out in a total of 60 levels. Sink or Swim, your choice!

It's time for a new bath of boxshots. Thanks to Ermuli's scanning contraptions we uploaded, just for you, a couple of nice box scans for Sink or Swim.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 03-01-2010 // box shots // permalink

 
 
Crimson in the Black Sea
Strategically, the Black Sea was always an important geographical object. It connects the Orient with Europe, the North with the South, and lies in the center of many trade routes. A lot of empires tried to transform this sea into their own lake, but noone succeeded.

But the most important role was played by the Bosphorus strait, a water bridge between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, separating Europe from the Anatolian peninsula. It is said that who controls Constantinopole (Byzantion, Istabul) controls the entire world. And indeed many emperors conquered this fort: from Darius the I of Persia, to Mehmed II The Conqueror of the Ottoman Empire.

Lots of military conflicts had at stake the control of the Bosphorus strait, among the last were the Crimean War (1853-1856), the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) and the Battle for Gallipoli (1915). But anyways, you're not gathered here to listen to my long and boring story. We've added a new game, which, in fact is not related to neither of those conflicts, and it's more of a fictional sea war between Russia and Ukraine, probably taken from that period's (1992) context - the fall of USSR and Russia's struggle to maintain a strong influence in the region.

Thanks Nick for giving us the opportunity to bully Ukraine, by uploading Battle on the Black Sea, but it would've been much nicer if the bullying was mutual. :D
posted by TotalAnarchy // 04-01-2010 // downloadable // game // Strategy // permalink

 
 
Deep Space Drifter
Modern games needs graphics to be successful, realistic graphics, with a lot of special effects and in HD resolutions. Today's addition to the site offers something different - an adventure within our own imagination. Deep Space Drifter is a text-based adventure game.

Will you dare to get deep into the space and try to find a way back home? If You do - do not forget to send a cookie to Saccade - our brave contributor!

posted by bobson // 05-01-2010 // downloadable // game // Adventure // permalink
 
 
Global Domination
The title of the game explains a lot about today's addition to the site. It is a strategy game and your job is to dominate the world. Sounds easy and easy it is to click, download and have a good time. Thanks to Todbog for bringing this game to our site.
posted by bobson // 06-01-2010 // downloadable // game // Strategy // permalink
 
 
from shadow
After casting a spell on a shadow some things appeared. These were the extras to a game called Shadowcaster. A Mage called Ermuli created a Reference Card and his magic apprentice Munuainen managed to bring to our realm a set of boxshots.
posted by bobson // 07-01-2010 // extra // permalink
 
 
music weekend - Bermuda Syndrome
This weekend is a party time!

First addition is a soundtrack form a game called Bermuda Syndrome. DJ Chris is playing tonight.

posted by bobson // 09-01-2010 // downloadable // game // Action // permalink
 
 
music weekend - Chaos Overlords
Another day, another soundtrack!

For Sunday BlueBMW is offering musing from Chaos Overlords

Enjoy!

posted by bobson // 10-01-2010 // not downloadable // game // Strategy // permalink
 
 
abandonia.com redirects incorrectly

We apologize for inconvenience but something mysterious happened and now address abandonia.com redirects to incorrect server.

The development team has been notified,in the mean time you can access abandonia via address www.abandonia.com


posted by _r.u.s.s. // 10-01-2010 // permalink
 
 
Twilight War
Today's game shows how funny it is to experience people's vision about the future. Future for them, already past for us. According to it, we should be the children of the nuclear apocalypse. Well, we're not, but still decided to craft another gravestone for 2012.

Twilight 2000 is based on the pen-and-paper role-playing game with the same title from Game Designers' Workshop, the same guys who're behind the Traveller universe (we have two MegaTraveller games based on it), and 2300 AD, which connects the both. It's the aftermath of World War III. There's radiation and disease everywhere. You'll have to put those survival skills to the test.

Just don't die from your first day on the field! Respect points go to esgmaster who reviewed the game, and Romano, who uploaded the game archive.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 11-01-2010 // downloadable // game // Action // permalink

 
 
A classic strategy game!
Today we bring one of the bigger strategy games. Yes, I'm talking about Command H.Q. which you've been gained access to, by our top-skilled soldi... Contributors, Slowcoder who shared this wonderful game with us, and esgmaster, who wrote the review and brought delicious screenshots - Big thanks to you guys!
posted by Hatsen // 12-01-2010 // downloadable // game // Strategy // permalink
 
 
The Redirect is Working Again
A couple of days ago, when you tried accessing "abandonia.com" (not www.abandonia.com), you were incorrectly directed to another website. This problem has been fixed. Special thanks to our technical team who did it. Happy browsing!
posted by TotalAnarchy // 13-01-2010 // permalink
 
 
Want some rye?
Course you do! Yes, that eternal question and answer can only mean one thing - We've unprotected Return To Zork! You've won a trip to the land of Zork and not everything is as it seems, and not just because this isn't a text adventure, but a 3D adventure. Do you have what it takes to discover the Great Underground Empire of Zork? Well, whatever happens, just watch out for those grues...

A big thank you to Kosta for providing us with this archive and to Wendymaree for her review!


posted by Lulu_Jane // 14-01-2010 // not downloadable // game // Adventure // permalink
 
 
Now faster!

Abandonia is now faster! We don't know what exactly happened but it is (or at least that's what the web-site developers told us).

So, let's just rejoice!

UPDATE: Whatever made our site go fast seems to be gone now. Because we are still Waiting for ads.users.se...


posted by _r.u.s.s. // 15-01-2010 // permalink
 
 


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