Time to play games!
As part of Chris’ work he wanted us to research (play) some Flash games, obviously I was happy to oblige. So, personally, I took the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and hunt down some old games I used to play at primary school when it was too wet to go out. First up, Motherload!
Before Minecraft, playing Motherload into the hours of the night was basically a rite of passage if you grew up in the early 2000s. Published by XGen Studios, the tunnelling title is reminiscent of old-school classics like Dig Dug and Boulder Dash, putting players in a quest for a fabled, precious bounty of rare ore buried deep beneath the surface of Mars. Players control a robotic mining pod, tunnelling their way through the earth using the down, left, and right arrow keys, and flying upward to refuel their machine at the nearest depot. Gamers can use in-game resources to purchase additional pod upgrades, such as an expanded fuel tank and a more advanced drill.
Next up, Kingdom Rush!
When finding and playing this game, I wanted to find a classic tower defence and loved the simplistic art style that Flash allowed the game to achieve. Kingdom Rush is a fantasy game created by Ironhide Game Studio and follows the formula of a typical tower-defence game. Placing towers on the side of a path to destroy enemies that appear in predetermined waves, the objective is to defeat all the waves before they reach the end of the path, using the towers and certain abilities. Letting too many enemies through, results in a Game Over.