Arcadia is not a new game, but it’s one that is worth returning to, and if you’ve never played it, then you absolutely must. Created by indy game dev house Gamelab, Arcadia asks players to manage four old-school games at the same time. At first the slow-motion pace of all four is manageable, but soon Arcadium becomes a manic multitasking challenge. In the words of its creators “Arcadia may be the first postmodern arcade classic.” And these are creators worth noting: Founders Peter Lee and Eric Zimmerman should be well-known to game scholars for their critical writings. Plus, these are the folks who made Diner Dash! ‘Nuff said. Click here to play Arcadia (for free, of course).
Plasma Pong is a completely tripped-out version of regular Pong that incorporates fluid dynamics. In addition to deflecting the ball with your paddle, you can now use jets and vortices of fluid pressure to help guide the ball. And all of this is rendered in a super-colorful “plasma” style. If you love the visual style of games like Geometry Wars, Mutant Storm, and Darwinia, then you need to check this one out. Click here to download Plasma Pong, free for Windows PCs.
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