Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Colourblind
Colourblind is a beautifully rendered side-scroller. The object of this mostly monochromatic game is ... well, the subtitle kind of sums it up: Right Eye vs. the Dusty Pirate Clouds from Industrial Landscapes. You play an eyeball (presumably the right one) whose eyeball girlfriend (presumably the left one) has been kidnapped by gloomy clouds. Jump around, avoid the hazards, but make careful use of the colored paintbrushes scattered around. You can only see one color at a time. Colors result in platforms, barricades, spikes and other game field features. Some are helpful, some are not. And those damn clouds can wash away your color with one well-timed downpour.
Webgame Wednesday: Gotham Streets
'Member Spy Hunter? Gotham Streets takes the same basic drive-and-shoot mechanics from that old arcade classic and dresses them up, sueprhero-style. It's an adaptation of Cartoon Network's new series "Beware the Batman," which revives the Dark Knight in a retro, gangster setting. Who doesn't want to drive the Batmobile?
Midnight Movie Madness: Kiss of the Damned
If you like your vampires sexy, bloody and entirely without sparkle, come on by Alibi Midnight Movie Madness this weekend for a bracing bite of old-school erotic horror courtesty of Xan Cassavetes’ Kiss of the Vampire. The film, a modern-day tribute to the Euro-style films of Jean Rollin (Lips of Blood, The Nude Vampire) and Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos, A Virgin Among the Living Dead), will screen at 10 p.m. and midnight this Friday and Saturday at Guild Cinema. Stranger Factory will be there handing out door prizes. Get on over there and get your tickets, vampire lovers!
Webgame Wednesday: Soundodger
In Soundodger, you must, well, dodge sounds. This innovative mix of Dance Dance Revolution and Asteroids uses songs to create waves of needle-like enemies. Move your mouse around these patterned barrages to avoid getting poked. Tense and soothing at the same time, this games plays as good as it sounds.
Webgame Wednesday: Candy Box
Candy Box is causing an interweb stir for its old (old) school look and unusual game play. Surf on over to the game's homepage and you'll be greeted with information on your mounting candy supply. You can click a button to eat all the candies if you want, but that appears to be your only method of interaction with the game. What gives? Have a little patience, my friend. Leave your browser open, let those candies accumulate, and the game's possibilities will open up for you. Soon you'll be harvesting lollipops, buying weapons and fighting monsters. This oddball, text-only (with occasional ASCII art) adventure/resource management game grows bigger and bigger the longer you play. Plus it really makes you want some candy.
Webgame Wednesday: Fear Less!
Fear Less! is a cute-looking, Nintendo-esque run-and-jump. The protagonist is a little girl who finds herself chased through her nightmares by the specter of Death. Can you help her avoid the dreamy dangers and learn to fear less?
Webgame Wednesday: Atomic Gringo
In Atomic Gringo, you play a hard-drinking, hard-fighting robot stuck South of the Border. Battle hordes of angry attackers descending on your metallic, serape-draped form in this "rhythm fighting" game. What are you waiting for? Fight!
Bluth Family Reunion
Do you love hot ham water and cornballs? If so, then you know Netflix finally lets loose the new season of “Arrested Developmet” today. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Albuquerque’s Tannex (1417 Fourth Street SW) will host the “100% Good Time Family Viewing Solution or Family Love Michael” event. Wear your cuttoffs, feast on frozen bananas and watch as much “Arrested Development” as organizers can cram into a single night. The festivities start at 7 p.m. But no touching!
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Evil Dead II
The recent remake of Evil Dead was gory as hell, but largely pointless. After all, filmmaker Sam Raimi already remade Evil Dead. It was called Evil Dead II, and it was awesome. Join Alibi at Guild Cinema this Friday and Saturday night at 10:15 and midnight for a 35mm screening of the one, the only, the original Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn. Tickets are $6 students and $8 general. There will be doorprizes from Stranger Factory and a special, limited-edition poster release courtesy of local artists Soto and Jon Sanchez. Posters will be for sale in the theater lobby, and we’ll be giving one away each screening. Be there or be dead.
Webgame Wednesday:The Great Gatsby
This has been around for a while, but with Baz Luhrmann's 3D version of The Great Gatsby doing gangbusters at the box office, it seems like a fine time to revisit the (faux) NES version of The Great Gatsby. This straight-faced, side-scrolling brawler take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal Jazz Age novel is fun, fitting and proof positive that Luhrmann isn't the only guy around screwing with the classics.