Resources to Play Video Based Games
Are Video Games Art? - An article by Aaron Smuts discussing modern art and
the role of video games within its definition.
Computer and Video Games Survey
- Annual quantitative survey to describe gamers hardware, software and connectivity
Game Config.co.uk - TCP and UDP port
settings for popular online games for Windows, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.
Geelix - Social gaming service for sharing high
definition gameplay experiences.
Genre and the Video Game
- An analysis of genre categorization as applied to video games in contrast with
books and film, with definitions and examples.
Open Site: Video Games - A
volunteer-run encyclopedia categorized by genre. Includes information, review overviews,
hints, release dates, and artwork.
PBS - The Video Game Revolution
- Companion site to the PBS program, "The Video Game Revolution." Examines
the evolution and history of the video game industry, from the 1950s through today,
the impact of video games on society and culture, and the future of electronic gaming.
And Alice Played
a Video Game - A study by Souvik Mukherjee of the relationship between children's
fantasy adventure stories and interactive computer games of American McGee's
Alice and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. (June, 2002)
Adios, Amoebas - Kill
a number of amoebas and advance to the next level.
in Manhattan - Protect the city by moving a soldier through the streets
to shoot aliens in this online Shockwave game. Includes three rounds of play and
a high score list.
- Online Java game played by moving a penguin through a maze of ice blocks. Complete
each level by pushing the blocks to squash all the monsters. Offers 36 levels and
Alien Flashball 3D - Online ball
game played in a virtual 3D room. Includes a highscore list and ability to play
offline. Requires Flash 5 Plug-in.
Armadillo Cowboy Club
- Try to hit five coyotes in sixty seconds using a lasso or a slingshot in this
Flash-based game. Watch out for bystanders, hit three per round to lose.
Battlezone in 32 hrs
- Coded by Bill Witts who wrote the original Atari-approved Quicksilva BattleZone
game for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum back in 1983-84.
Bubble Struggle - Use a variety of
weapons to shoot the bubbles before they hit the devil in this multi-level online
game. Play available for one or two players. Includes high score list.
BubbleGame - Click the bubbles to earn points
in this Flash-based game. The smaller and faster the bubbles the more points awarded.
Commando Arena - Flash-based topview
combat game against minibots and androids.
Cops and Robbers - Move the red dot
to avoid the blue dots in this online Flash game. Includes high score list.
The Curb Game - Try to get
a hedgehog across the road without getting hit by a car. Game includes sound effects
and a high score list. Requires Shockwave plugin.
Defend The LCP
- Defend The London College of Printing. A flash 5 game by Andrew Kendall.
Donde vas Nicolas - A flash game relating
to the December holiday.
Don's Dugout - Digging
Java game. Dig your way underground to collect buried money bags. Use your bicycle
pump to explode enemies.
Adventure Classic Gaming - About
classic adventure games and interactive fiction. Offers news, reviews, cheats, galleries,
and a forum.
Adventure Games Hall of Fame, The -
Adventure game spoilers, walkthroughs, tips, hints, solutions, pictures and reviews.
Adventure Games Home Page
- Links to reviews, previews, walkthroughs, patches and saved games.
Adventureland - A categorized
list of adventure games produced over the years, broken down by company. Also lists
game systems, Interpreters and emulators.
Annual Interactive Fiction Competition, The - The
free interactive fiction competition judged by readers of rec.arts.int-fiction.
- A homage to the Amstrad adventure scene.
Brass Lantern - News, articles, and interviews
about adventure games, edited by Steven Granade.
- Site discusses many cyberpunk games (or heavily influence by cyberpunk) including
various text and graphic adventure games from 1984 to 2003.
Download Interactive Fiction Games
- Contains authoring tools, games, program manuals, and frequently asked questions.
GameBoomers - Includes PC game walkthroughs,
hints and cheats, discussion forums, list of game publishers and official sites,
game reviews and previews.
ContraPloy - Free, turn-based, two-player
strategy board game with hidden piece values that change with terrain. Includes
annual tournament and message board.
CrossCheck - Slide pieces down
the intersecting slots to be the first player to get four in a row in this online
strategy board game. Played against the computer.
Final Conquest - Multiplayer strategy
game of world conquest similar to Risk. Offers rules, FAQ, rankings, and forum.
Pacru - Strategic board game playable by two
to four players. Also offers single player game against the computer. Includes rules
and downloadable game for offline play.
Star Fleet Battles Online - SFB Online is
an internet-based Star Fleet Battles tournament game service. Subscribers will be
able to play SFB tournament games over the internet with SFB players around the
Atlantic Games - Offers online correspondence
games including Chess, Checkers, Reversi, and variants. Includes tournaments, rankings,
and upgraded membership option.
BrainKing.com - Turn-based board games against
live opponents including Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Reversi, and Five in Line.
Includes teams, tournaments, and chat.
BrettspielWelt - Play over 70 board games
(including Carcassonne, Cartagena and Trans America) either in your browser or using
a separate client. [German, English]
Chat'n'Brett - Offers a variety
of games and puzzles. Features links to related sites and chat.
Darkfish Games - Selection of Java board
games playable against the computer. Includes Checkers, Reversi, Five Field Kono,
Nim Skulls, Pentalpha, and Taxi.
Game Colony - Multi-player realtime games
online. Chat with other players.
The Game Room - Play classic
board games, like chess, draughts and backgammon or test yourself with brain teasers,
puzzles and trivia.
Music And Dance
bemanistyle.com - Covers multiple games,
with news, media files, forums, tutorials, and release dates.
Konami Music Games Forum - Forum at Konami of America's official site
for players to voice their opinions.
Team Bemani UK - Information on
the world record holder. Offers photographs, codes, and United Kingdom game locations.
Dragon Hunter Pinball
for Palm OS - A shareware pinball game for Palm OS organizers.
- Official site including Tristan, Crystal Caliburn, Loony Labyrinth, Angel Egg,
Golden Logres and Jinni Zeala.
Pinball Zone - Offers online pinball
games for download.
FileRadar - Offers links to mods, demos,
patches and related files. Links are user-submitted and other users vote up or down
the best ones.
The Adventures of Jason - Java platformer
in which one or more players jump around in a rectangular world, trying to catch
stars and shoot each other. [Open Source, GPL]
BurgerTime clone for Linux, Windows, Mac, or BeOS in which you are a chef and must
collect ingredients to make burgers.
Ladder - A classic ASCII based arcade
game similar to Donkey Kong. (Requires the Java runtime environment.)
Robot Battle - An evolving programming
game that allows players to design and build intelligent robots using a simple scripting
Super Pooch - A scrolling
platformer for Windows similar to Super Mario.
TurboLode - 3D derivation of the
game 'Lode Runner' for Windows with a real time stereoscopic mode.
VideoToons - Multiplayer Java platformer.
[Open Source, GPL]
- Solve each Java-based puzzle by swapping pairs of adjacent numbered tiles whose
sum is a multiple of 3 or 5. Available for play online, or download.
AOL Games - Puzzles - Offers
online and downloadable puzzle games.
Blueee's Number Puzzle
- Online game that displays a random choice of one of 15,000 different math puzzles.
Six nested equations are shown with icons instead of digits. Find the digits to
solve the puzzle.
Brainwave - Determine the shape that
doesn't fit in this series of ten visual logic puzzles. Solve all ten and get
a top 5% brain award.
Caught At Work Productions - Offers a
new brain teaser each Thursday, plus archive of past puzzles.
BigOpolis Daily Fill-It-In - Daily online
fill-it-in puzzle similar to a crossword puzzle but easier.
Bill's Free Word Puzzles
- Free word puzzles available online with more available via mail.
Brain Games Web Guide - Word Puzzles
- Directory of word games.
Conundrum - Guess the
scrambled nine letter word in thirty seconds.
Cryptoquotes.com - Offers
Dictionary.com: Fun and Games
- New crossword puzzles, word search games every day.
East of the Web Word Games - A
collection of free word games to play by yourself or against others. Includes fast-paced
vocabulary, anagrams, and mastermind.
The Enigma Device - A fun online Java word
game. Features three new word puzzles every day.
Etymologic - Presented with ten randomly
Ai Research - Focuses on creating genuine
Artificial Intelligence - the technology that enables machines to converse with
humans in natural language. Based on a groundbreaking approach, Ai's technology
will pass the Turing Test for machine intelligence by 2011.
AI Buddy - Personal chat bots for use with
AOL Instant Messenger.
ALIMbot - Hobby project written
in Visual Basic 6.0 by M.F. Wahid. ALIM, in Classical Arabic, means the one who
has knowledge. ALIMbot is an Artificially Intelligent chatbot that tries to effectively
react to the user input.
- Downloadable software that refers to a user-extensible digital knowledgebase.
Answerpad - Downloadable program which
answers questions based on past memorized conversations. Compatible with Microsoft
Arthur the Chatterbot - Developed
by the Kingston school of Information Systems.
Artificial Intelligent Robots
- The home of the chatterbot Talk-Bot, which uses smiley faces to express emotions
and small icons to enhance the conversation.
Arty Fishal -
Web-based bot attempting to simulate an insane asylum resident.
Ask ALEX - Experimental bot programmed
to help users find legal information on JURIST: The Legal Education Network, and
The Billy Project - Chat bot Billy, available
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