Java4K 2013 Competition / JUDGING RESULTS / REVIEWS

Results of the Java4K 2013 Competition

4096 A.D., 4096 B.C., 4King & Country!, 4kPROF, 7x7, ApoBalloon4k, ApoBeam4k, ApoBlockLock4k, ApoBrain4k, ApoBubble4k, ApoChange4k, ApoClock4k, ApoDetectiveChess4k, ApoDice4k, ApoHockey4k, ApoImp4k, ApoMonoMirror4k, ApoNurikabe4k, ApoOne4k, ApoPush4k, ApoPushBlock4k, ApoSanta4k, ApoSeeds4k, ApoShift4k, ApoSimple4k, ApoSn4ke, ApoStress4k, ApoTreePuzzle4k, ApoTurn4k, B4llBasher, BallDefense, Behind the wall of sleep, CodeGolf4k, Demolition Derby, Die Z, Dord, F4R KRY, Farmer John and the Birds 4k, fear4k, Flywrench4k, Frog Solitaire, Fuego!, Galactic Conquest 4K - II, Gorf4K, Hell's Gate, Inf4ktion !, Joe 4K, Legend of the package delivering hero, M4nkala, Meltdown, Moonshadow, On!, Parasite Escape, Pic Assault, Pixelz 4kver, Plants 4K Zombies, Rainbow Road, Ringvibe 4K, Rogue 4k, Runner4K, Skyrim 4K, Sorcerer4K, Space Devastation, tiny_world, Toras Blocks 4k, Trace 4K, Wizzy 4K, Y4KWarfare,

Judging Reviews


4096 A.D.
by Mojo
2923 downloads
In the year 4096 A.D. your planet is in collision course with meteorite field. Defend it for as long as possible Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 74%    
Pretty straightforward game, with heavy emphasize on particle effects it would seem. I do like the particle effects, they are neatly done, but I think they do confuse me a little because there's so much going on, stars, bullets, explosions, etc.
The planet looks pretty cool, even with cloud cover!
But limited gameplay value. Defending for as long as possible... without no "stepping up" things, like a boss, new level, can get tiresome.
Drabiter
Overall: 81%    
Beautiful retro styled. Gameplay is nice and controls are good. The planet on meteroite crashes (idea from last Rusia incident?) and particles explosion show good effect. One thing, the screen is too messy/full with those stars.

Room for improvement: More powerups and ship upgrades.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 89%    
A very visually impressive game! I am especially impressed with the destructibility of the planet. I like how no bullets are ever lost, but gravity pulls them back in to either hit meteorites or the planet.

Only complaint is that the bullets go too quickly, maybe if the blue bar persisted an extra second it would have been fine.

4096 B.C.
by Mojo
3359 downloads
You are a young sorcerer trapped in a dungeon. Defeat enemies and descend trough portals as deep as you can. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 70%    
Pretty amazing 4K implementation of a traditional 3D maze game. The destructible walls/cubes gives it a unique touch. But the gameplay and goal is unclear, I just went on an enjoyable shooting rampage, the destructible walls added 90% of gameplay value to me. And with no mouse... how did people play first-person shooters back in the day? Oh my.

Technically cool, graphically cool, but gameplay could be improved to be more about the destructible walls, maybe some clever puzzle game in first-person. You'd have to add mouse support, remove enemies and portals, add minimap, ... Ok, I'm probably suggesting too many changes...but I think you missed an opportunity to make a _game_ out of this instead of a tech demo.
Drabiter
Overall: 90%    
A decent 2.5D game in 4k. Levels are not static. The ghost might be pretty useless since they deal small damage and passable but are still good to bring up the mood (horror). No glitch found.

Room for improvement: story will be nice.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 92%    
An extremely impressive game! I could not believe this level of graphics was possible within 4K! I also noticed that the levels were different each time I revisited it, leading me to conclude they were procedurally generated? Quite impressed either way!

However, the graphics make up for its lack of fulfilling gameplay. Firstly, it took me forever to figure out that the walls were destructible, when I randomly shot at one! You should have mentioned that somewhere in the description. Then again, I didn't see a use for destroying them. I haven't found an instance where there was a hidden passage. Still, I got quite bored 5 portals in :P

The controls were a bit awkward but I got used to them quickly. There were also many graphical glitches but that of course is to be expected.

Overall a very impressive job!

4King & Country!
by sixtyten
2345 downloads
The King has sent you on a voyage of discovery and conquest. You have 100 years to colonise these lands and make your fortune! Can you succeed?... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 72%    
That's some undertaking. This is a game that requires a few minutes to get into, and hours to play, and probably patience that most casual players don't have.
I am a bit confused by the gameplay. This is a slow-paced game in my opinion, yet there's a timer that kills you if you idle. The world is so big and almost impossible to explore it. You can't remember where you built your towns. Hard to identify what is red square, green square, white square etc. Seems very difficult to play.

But the game seems to be very well implemented, it's a finished product, with a minimap, splash screens. Technically is marvelous, but it's very difficult to play and understand.
Drabiter
Overall: 60%    
Nice generated map. The sea shows great effect, really realistic. There are some bugs as mentioned and lags. When the game started for first time there's noticeable lag before the ship could move freely, and when restarting game the game freeze (restart not work).

Room for improvement: Better performance.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 95%    
Really outstanding game with lots of content, good gameplay, and impressive generated islands! I was able to get far into this game, regardless of the extremely lengthy description, and only lost when I got stuck in a crevice. I did manage to collect over 100,000 gold! :D

Again, the description was a bit too lengthy and it could also have been more clear in some areas. It took me a long time to figure out that you had to hit the key *before* clicking the town to load/unload resources. Also the turn speed is very slow for me, but that's just an opinion :P

The game does feel lacking as you can't do much than build cities, but I understand anything more would not have been possible with the current limitations (enemies would have been nice! :D)

Otherwise I am very impressed with the amount of effort and content put into this!

Awesome work!

4kPROF
by MdotEdot
1577 downloads
Inspired by Professor Fizzwizzle! The professor can not jump, so be careful! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 86%    
That is one impressive puzzle game. It's so difficult yet so fun! Graphically it's straight-forward, the sprites are well done though. So far one of my favorite game in the 4k contest.

The only drawback I can think of is.. it can be sometimes difficult to understand how each thing works... like wood crate vs. rock, but thankfully they don't change so much from level to level. Maybe some more instructions could be written explaining it. The trap-floors could have been better graphically.

But gameplay is king here and nice job on it.
Drabiter
Overall: 46%    
The movement controls feel clunky/rigid. A detail about objects inside the game will be nice, like how the ladder or magnet work. Sprites are nice.

Room for improvement: More responsive control. More "twist" like the magnets object.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 60%    
This was quite difficult! I could not get past the 4th level and I was quite confused as to what was going on. You should have definitely attempted to explain the behaviors more in the beginning because they were not self explanatory as things suddenly got stuck, wouldn't move, or just acted strangely.

A lovely idea though, I really like the creativity in this from what I have seen already. Good gameplay, decent graphics, nice job! :)

7x7
by ApoGames
1961 downloads
7x7 is the 4k version of the 7x7 android game with some little changes. Make horizontal, vertical or diagonal rows of the same color by... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 84%    
Oh my... I forgot myself and spent way too much time playing. A hallmark of a great game is how addictive it is, and this game is addictive. This is a very pleasant remake, I forgot it was 4k. Very elegant look n' feel, and intuitive to play. Nice one. Too bad it isn't original, but not a big drawback.
Drabiter
Overall: 77%    
I have one of this for my Android phone, I play it regularly and it was great until I see this one. The game's mechanism is great. The "power-up"/"help" are more useful with the swapping (rather undo). Each turn runs fast and smoothly.

Room for improvement: I hope someone make a larger board and more than 6 levels. Undo will be nice too.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 60%    
I don't know if it's just me but I was completely confused playing this game. I've never played 7x7 for Android (it's incompatible with my phone) but even reading their instructions still left me with questions. Why couldn't I move blocks to certain spots that are randomly X-ed out? I tried finding a pattern to their appearances but it only generally seems like you can't move it anywhere that's not in an adjacent group of empty spaces, however that wasn't consistent.

A good port however with the animations and functionality given the limitations.

ApoBalloon4k
by ApoGames
1777 downloads
You are a sky ninja and you have one goal. Your heaven is YOUR heaven, so destroy the balloons of the other ninjas and don't fall down. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 82%    
Ahh.. fun and well implemented. At first I didn't notice the balloon ninjas. Straightforward casual game with fun gameplay. Very well polished. I don't have any problem with anything in this game.
Drabiter
Overall: 74%    
It has nice graphics, and the gameplay is addictive thanks to the easy one-hand control (bonus point for "enter" instead "space"). What stunning is the ballons' movement, they feel realistic.

Room for improvement: Will great if we can throw shuriken horizontally! Harder level.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
That was fun and challenging! A great little game with a fun idea and appropriate graphics. I did think horizontal movement could have been a tiny bit faster and things could get a bit easier but otherwise a decent game!

ApoBeam4k
by ApoGames
3393 downloads
ApoBeam4k is a clever action puzzler, where players use sets of portals to navigate the character 'Sir Apo' to the treasure. Since Sir Apo... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 90%    
Wow, I didn't understand it at first, but pressing the number of the portals simultaneously was probably what you should have said in the instructions.

One of the most clever puzzle games I've played in 4k, really really like it. Nice job.
Drabiter
Overall: 80%    
Graphics are good. The main character's and wall's sprite is well made. Love the block's fading out effect. No flaw on game mechanism, everything work nicely.

Room for improvement: Please make clear that touching spikes from the side is killing too, and need to press 2 keys at same time. Combining mouse click with key press will be good to make it easier.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 88%    
I absolutely love this game idea! I beat all 15 levels very easily, with Level 14 being my favorite :D

I was constantly training myself to hit certain key patterns to make Sir Apo move in the right order and in the right direction.

Only complaint was that the levels weren't really getting harder, but were randomly hard/easy with some beatable in 2 moves only! :(

Overall, excellent game!

ApoBlockLock4k
by ApoGames
1261 downloads
ApoBlockLock4k is based on the sliding block puzzle "Rushhour" invented by Nob Yoshigahara. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 88%    
Hehe, very enjoyable and easy to play puzzle game. The look n' feel is probably questionable, maybe a matter of taste, but works. I would have gone with something different. Anyway.

Maybe the "blue" block isn't distinctive enough from the other blocks. Having arrows at the ends of the blocks to indicate the direction they move would a helpful subtle clue.

Other from the graphical presentation, I really enjoyed it.
Drabiter
Overall: 56%    
It has unique style of art, and the pick of colors are good. Easy to look, make you could play it for long time. Unfortunately I could see some levels are not really original.

Room for improvement: Add twist, like putting more than 2 blue boxes or different shaped grey boxes.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 75%    
Cool port of a favorite game of mine. The UI was well designed with really neat borders.

Only problem was the block resetting back to its original position when the mouse ever exits the applet, that was very annoying.

ApoBrain4k
by ApoGames
1301 downloads
ApoBrain4k a clever but tricky puzzler that speaks for itself. FAQ: Q: Hey I like that game! A: Then try the big version of the game and... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 93%    
Oh, super clever. You should rename yourself to "Puzzle Master", because these puzzle games are awesome.

Every level in this game introduces new challenges, and best thing is it's easily understandable how these new challenges work and once you understand it solving the puzzle is enjoyable. Going through walls adds a nice touch to it, and the dual puzzle screen is neat!
Drabiter
Overall: 72%    
I have played the big version one and surprised that there's 4K version. The sprites are simple and that's enough for this type of game. All levels are made well and very creative. It is also great to show movements animation.

Room for improvement: Sound for every move will be nice.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 83%    
Another nifty puzzle game! I beat all 10 levels, with the 10th giving me the biggest headache of all. Nice controls, appropriate graphics, really good all around.

There were many visual glitches in the 10th level, too, though those might have been limitations due to space.

ApoBubble4k
by ApoGames
1433 downloads
The agent loves gold. So please guide him to the treasure. But it is a strange world. Everywhere are pink and blue bubbles. You can blow the... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 82%    
Utterly clever. Nice polished graphics. This is a good puzzle game, although not as challenging as your other ones. There doesn't seem to be a difference between how the pink and blue bubbles behave? Maybe there should be, like the blue can only be expanded once or twice, while the pink until they hit the spikes.

Fun, good looking, but not as challenging.
Drabiter
Overall: 65%    
Visual is cute. The combination between use of pink and blue kind of bubbles makes it challenging. No bug.

Room for improvement: Use WASD move. Explode sound effects.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 75%    
Great puzzle with a neat creative idea. I got very frustrated with level 5 and gave up :D

ApoChange4k
by ApoGames
1432 downloads
ApoChange4k is a two button puzzle game. Your goal is to collect all yellow coins and avoid the spikes. The gameplay is adapted from the game... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 60%    
Argh... left-click to turn green triangle and red triangle counterclockwise, right-click switch green triangles off/on... my brain stopped comprehending the instructions after the first sentences. Strangely, it's more straightforward simply playing the game and just experiment with how things work... than it is to remember the instructions.

But once you reach level 4, I can just hear my brain scream in anguish... "I DO NOT COMPREHEND!!" :)

This game is too complex, too many factors to keep at the tip of your fingers, you easily just surrender to the complexity of it.
Drabiter
Overall: 60%    
Good collision detection, it looks realistic on bounce especially for the triangle blocks. Graphics are simple but sufficient for this. Sound effects and music for background will be nice.

Room for improvement: Swap middle click with right click, since sometimes we need fast action when the ball moves.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 81%    
Sweet 4K remake of a fun casual game. Had no problems with the game with the controls and UI being well implemented.

ApoClock4k
by ApoGames
1661 downloads
ApoClock4k combines the best elements of a puzzle and a shooter game into one awesome application. Your goal is to reach all the clocks. When... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 90%    
At first I didn't understand what actually makes this a game, I thought it was too simple, just shooting the ball between clocks.

Then after a couple of levels I started to realize that this is a very casual but precision based puzzle game you cannot rush through, and I started to quite enjoy it after 3-4 levels.

Maybe you could show a "time used" timer, and each level would have a maximum allowed time. My only idea for feedback.

Good job.
Drabiter
Overall: 87%    
The game play is really addictive. It has great composition of timing and skill (aiming). It needs quick act and hawk-eye (the ball is kinda too small). Graphics are enough.

Room for improvement: Tick-tock (clock) sounds would be great.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
A really creative game idea! I easily beat all 20 levels! No problems with any controls or UI.

ApoDetectiveChess4k
by ApoGames
1538 downloads
ApoDetectiveChess4k is a puzzle game based on the rules of Chess. Five chess pieces are placed on a chessboard - you are told what squares they... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 46%    
I don't get it. I know how to play chess, but this is like chess-Sudoku.

Green, red, black numbers means what? What does 0 tile mean?

Too confusing. Maybe Sherlock Holmes would be better at this game with his deductive powers :)
Drabiter
Overall: 80%    
Nice designed chess pieces. They look good and clear enough to tell. No bug/glitch found.

Room for improvement: Give color to not only filled square (green) but also for every hits. Hint button.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
The most difficult game I've played in this competition. I gave up in frustration and impatience at the second level :D

Well implemented controls and graphics as always.

ApoDice4k
by ApoGames
1452 downloads
ApoDice4k is a clever puzzle game with dices. The number on the dice shows the count of possible moves. Move each dice to a gray spot with no... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 72%    
Clever dice-puzzle game, but as you advance in levels it becomes unclear how moving dices works, especially when they start to overlap each other etc.

I do like it, but there's just something about that overlapping stuff that bothers me... it doesn't seem very intuitive.
Drabiter
Overall: 78%    
It is my first time to play this kind of game and I enjoy it. It is simple yet good enough to waste the time. The instruction is clear and easy to follow. Levels' difficulty are well made too. Sounds might be able to spice things up.

Room for improvement: Move by drag might be easier especially for dice with high numbers.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 70%    
Fun game but gets frustrating really quickly. Could have probably explained how you can push other dies in the description.

No other problems, great job!

ApoHockey4k
by ApoGames
4024 downloads
ApoHockey4k is a stylish air hockey game in only 4k. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 80%    
Very cool. Straightforward and enjoyable game.

Problem was, the collision detection wasn't too good as my paddle seemed to ghost through the puck. The computer was also annoyingly good, always ready to deflect, and the constant speed of the puck made it a bit dull. Of course because of the nature of a windowed applet my mouse cursor wasn't grabbed, meaning if I got too excited it went off screen.

But a good 4k implementation nevertheless.
Drabiter
Overall: 72%    
Finally a non-puzzle game! The circle collision system works well without flaw. However the AI is pretty easy. It only moves in horizontal way, without any effort to move forward and do offensive move. +1 for neon graphics and the field/board is well designed.

Room for improvement: More advanced AI player.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 85%    
I love this! The graphics are excellent and the controls are good. The physics is really strange and inaccurate, however.

ApoImp4k
by ApoGames
1774 downloads
ApoImp4k is an awesome addictive puzzle game! The two imps love christmas and want to idle at the christmas tree. So please: Help them to reach... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 55%    
I don't get it. I'm stuck on the first level and I'm like... woooot!! But it's simple enough, move the red imp to the christmas tree!

The second level is more puzzling.

There's something that doesn't feel intuitive about the game, and I dislike it that I'm just left in a vacuum of not knowing what to do.

Switching between imps with mouse cursor didn't feel natural, because you don't use the mouse at all in this game, rather use space or some other key for that.

And all I wanted for christmas was simplicity :)
Drabiter
Overall: 81%    
Nice designed levels. Love the imps design. Controls instruction is clear so cut down learning time. There is little glitch(?) on level 6 where I can pull a green box that dropped exactly on top of head. The snow effect really brings on Christmas feel.

Room for improvement: Jingle music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
An enjoyable puzzle game! Good execution and implementation of controls and graphics/UI.

ApoMonoMirror4k
by ApoGames
1644 downloads
A two color puzzle game with picking up blocks and mirroring almost everything to discover new areas and reach the finish. Play the android... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 88%    
Interesting. I actually found this game quite fun. The mirror feature took a few usages to understand, but after that it was pretty neat.

Very well implemented, and the two color theme works well. Good job.
Drabiter
Overall: 82%    
It is nice to see a puzzle game that guide you with in game text. Nice mirroring effect, it's smooth. Visual is minimal but sufficient.

Room for improvement: Sound/music.

Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
Ah a great 4K port of a fun game I played before. Excellent job!

ApoNurikabe4k
by ApoGames
1328 downloads
ApoNurikabe4k is a binary determination puzzle published by Nikoli. There are 4 simple rules: 1: All dark gray squares must be orthagonally... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 46%    
I haven't started playing, but clearly by the description this is a nerd game. If I were to say "binary determination" to my sister she would not have the slightest clue what I was talking about, or about orthogonally adjacent and diagonal, which understandably makes sense to anyone who has studied pathfinding.

I actually spend a whole university course on just pathfinding and I still don't get this game.

Is it like minesweeper? I must place N blocks next to the number? I don't understand.
Drabiter
Overall: 39%    
Graphics are simple, but think that is for puzzle game. The most biggest problem from this entry is not the puzzle itself - it is the rule. The instruction is not detailed enough (or just my stupidity). Did guess the rule means one by one and try them, still can't pass level 1.

Room for improvement: More detailed instruction, or easier, put thumbnail that show full solution of a level. The current one (lvl 18) is not full solution.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 30%    
I'm.....I'm so confused. What is going on?

ApoOne4k
by ApoGames
1437 downloads
Your goal is to reach the other side of each level. All you can do is jumping and please don't die. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 75%    
Arggh... level 12 must be a joke! I can't get over the last hurdle! I swear!

But this is a pretty good hurdle game, I like it... quite straightforward and easy to play.

However, as I advanced it became clear this game relies more on bruteforce retries than on skills, strategy or understanding. I quickly surrendered, there is only so many times I'm willing to retry that jump.
Drabiter
Overall: 58%    
I have to say this is the hardest entry for this year. The graphics and controls are simple - square and one-button, but never imagine could be this hard. The explosion particle effect is nice. Also, bonus point for the text humor.

Room for improvement: Sound. Improve the difficulty
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 75%    
I almost destroyed my monitors in rage at those tunnel levels! Those are evil!

Otherwise, a really fun game!

ApoPush4k
by ApoGames
1202 downloads
ApoPush4k a clever but tricky match 3 game. Your goal is to clear the gray fields. Match 3 or more tiles to remove them. Push the tiles from... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 78%    
Oh, once I realized I could enter the pieces from any direction, bottom, top, left, and right, it became quite fun. Nice puzzle game. My only comment about it might be about the graphics, they seem quite... simple for such a simple game... meaning I thought there would be more room for nicer graphics.

But I must admit, I got quite hooked on this. I didn't understand the level advancement though, at end of each level I had the chance of selecting a level, but it didn't make any sense because every level looked the same to me.
Drabiter
Overall: 40%    
The game play is simple and easy to understand. Good choice to use mouse instead arrow+space since we need to move freely across 16 points. I think it may have enough space for more styled sprites. No glitches found.

Room for improvement: More polished shapes (sprites). Add hint/assist/one-time-cheat feature. Larger board.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 85%    
A very enjoyable game! I especially liked how you can push the shapes in from any direction, allowed for very cool gameplay.

ApoPushBlock4k
by ApoGames
1166 downloads
ApoPushBlock4k is a clever, stylish puzzle game. The game is based on the game 'Stepping' Stones' by Emiel de Graaf Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 76%    
This feels like a variation of the ApoDice4k. However, this one makes a little more sense to me.

Level 3 was a bit puzzling though, I must have tried everything... but no luck.

At least this game feels very intuitive to play, despite me sucking at it :)

Maybe the game needs some subtle way of telling the player how to solve it.
Drabiter
Overall: 76%    
It is really fun. Levels are designed well. Instruction is clear.

Room for improvement: More colorful color scheme, especially to differ stones based on their number.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 75%    
Quite a difficult game! I gave up on the 4th level after I couldn't figure it out. :(

Very fun though, good job.

ApoSanta4k
by ApoGames
1858 downloads
You are Santa Claus and you have to bring all the presents to the kids. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 70%    
Hehe, it's not christmas anymore, but I'd love this game if it was. Although it feels more like a "fun" game, it still is worthy. The graphics are neat, how the houses light up when the presents are dropped down. It's a nice touch. But there's not much gameplay here. Fine game but not a top contender, I'm so sorry... maybe next christmas ;)
Drabiter
Overall: 78%    
Sprites are awesome - the Santa is very detailed. It also shows good movement when throwing gifts. They fall nicely following speed and direction. Unfortunately there is little miss here. The Santa won't crash after hitting house or tress and only do after hit land.

Room for improvement: Check collision of houses and trees.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
Really nice graphics for 4k! I am impressed with the functionality in this game.

The controls are really difficult and I kept dying too many times though.

ApoSeeds4k
by ApoGames
1271 downloads
ApoSeeds4k is a clever puzzle game where you have to click on a flower and clear the whole gamefield. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 65%    
Wow, I clicked on just one flower and I'm already done with the first level. I have no idea how I did that, but cool :)

Sadly, I feel like this isn't much of a puzzle game. It's more like click-and-pray type of a puzzle game, because you cannot make any determination of how things will play out... well not unless you have a brain that can think 20 moves ahead.
Drabiter
Overall: 74%    
The best part of this game is the levels. They are all well designed (and frustrating sometimes) so player have to think slowly rather spamming click all the way. Sprites are cute and nice. The UI bar above is also well-placed.

Room for improvement: Sound/music. Flowers animation when idle.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 85%    
I love the creative gameplay! I did fine up until the 7th level, where I couldn't figure it out :(

Great job!

ApoShift4k
by ApoGames
1321 downloads
ApoShift4k is an awesome addictive puzzle game where you shift pixels to unscramble pixel images! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 55%    
Hmm... I'm not quite sure how I feel about this one. It seems quite unpredictable how the boxes move together. Sometimes they move together and sometimes they don't, and I don't understand the rule here.

Feels like Rubik's cube, where all the surfaces are black.
Drabiter
Overall: 59%    
Controls are good - smooth and no glitch. Graphics are too simple although it is enough in truth.

Room for improvement: There are Color and Position dimensions already, add Shape dimension too. Limit the move count.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 88%    
I love this puzzle game! It strangely reminds me of the Rubik's cube! I solved all 12 difficult levels, really great job! :)

ApoSimple4k
by ApoGames
1482 downloads
Your goal is to clear all colored pieces to finish the level. Start moving by clicking on a piece. Whenever a new piece is reached movement... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 70%    
I already feel unqualified to play this. Where's the manual? Easy? Simple?

Ok, I decided to start clicking and... things moved in a manner I did not yet comprehend. It feels like some sort of a Bubbles game, but still isn't.

It's too unpredictable, doesn't feel very intuitive how things "work out". The "U"'S perhaps need to be pointy arrows.

I understand how it works, and I can trace what happens when I click, but what is the goal here? Collect scores? I feel like I can randomly click anywhere without worry and still collect points.

Good implementation, but still, I feel like it needs something more or else.
Drabiter
Overall: 70%    
I have played the big version before and amazed to see it is fit into 4k entry. Animations are nice especially when changing into game screen. Game play is simple and fun.

Room for improvement: music/sound.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 70%    
Fun puzzle game but it gets overwhelming quickly. I just end up clicking any random arrow and hope it works because I'm way too impatient to check for each possible solution.

ApoSn4ke
by ApoGames
1516 downloads
ApoSn4ke is an awesome addictive puzzle game! Eat with your snakes all coins. If a wall is blocking you ... no problem if your snake has... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 82%    
Ah, very clever, I like this one. Straightforward and build on a game everybody once played on their old Nokia phones, Snakes.

The dual snake didn't make sense to me. I would have gone with same color goes through walls, e.g. green snake goes through green walls, that feels more intuitive. But still, I don't understand how going through walls works. Hmm..

Pretty good otherwise.
Drabiter
Overall: 70%    
The puzzle element/aspect is innovative. Graphics are good. No glitch/bug found. A detail that says key presses apply to all snakes at same time is needed.

Room for improvement: Music/sound.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
Whoa, this a really neat game with a nice twist to the gameplay. No problems with it, fitting graphics and controls.

ApoStress4k
by ApoGames
1630 downloads
It's a simple game. Survive as long as you can and reach the best score. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 90%    
Hahaha.. you have got to be kidding me.

Great game. Playing it feels like a Vulcan mental training exercise rather than a casual game experience.

Original, HARD, and simple. Very good.
Drabiter
Overall: 80%    
This maybe the craziest entry as the moment this being written. And if you see this sentence then it's true. I couldn't manage to get into 4th square but I really like the concept/idea! Nice!

Room for improvement: for the player do focus on one or two or three squares only (randomly) at same time. I believe it will be confusing more.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 90%    
The game is very true to its name, I was very stressed out the entire time and barely made it to the blue level! Excellent game!

ApoTreePuzzle4k
by ApoGames
1410 downloads
You have one simple goal: Save all trees on earth. It's a 4k version of sky garden. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 85%    
Need... more.. shovels!

Pretty good puzzle game, although a very strange concept. However, it works.

Straightforward and easy. Perhaps trees could be replaced by something else, but I don't know what.. maybe water towers, or perhaps replace water with something like lava. I don't know. But you choose one type of implementation and that's all fine.

I'm at level 8 and I need more shovels. Maybe one more would be helpful.

As usual, the UI is perfect. Not having to learn some hotkeys, but you can simply click on the things you want, whether you want to advance to next level or restart.

Good job, maybe not the most superb puzzle game, but still fun to play.
Drabiter
Overall: 60%    
Sprites are descriptive. You can't feel the puzzle element on some earlier levels but it progresses slowly, teach new thing step by step, into a fully challenge.

Room for improvement: More detailed sprites.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 80%    
Good port, with no bugs or glitches found. Very enjoyable game!

ApoTurn4k
by ApoGames
1263 downloads
Are your ready for a real challenge for your brain? Then better play "ApoTurn4k" right now. Believe me your brain will rotate! It's a match 4... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 82%    
Uhh... (to begin with)

Feels similar to ApoSimple4k, but... maybe a more intuitive version.

It is more fun, and easier to realize what the goal is. I like it.

Good graphics, good UI, and plays smoothly. Nice.
Drabiter
Overall: 59%    
Colorful, easy to play, and addictive. Transition/fall down animation gives bonus point. Magenta round is good thing to bring more joy. Although the game itself is not that hard, it is still challenging and enjoyable.

Room for improvement: Add diagonal directions, it will rotate brain and eyes.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 85%    
Wow that was surprisingly fun for a simple idea. Very tricky sometimes but quite rewarding to see multiple sets disappear!

Excellent job.

B4llBasher
by Corvid
1447 downloads
If you've ever played Zuma's Revenge or Puzz Loop, this will be very familiar! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 92%    
I thought of Bubbles instantly, but this one is realtime, with multiple levels and enjoying as well! Nicely done.

After playing for a while, I realize this is one of my favorite game this year. I loved Bubbles back in the days, and I must admit, I finished Bubbles... that is... I finished all the bubbles and I broke the game.

Ok... I need to keep going :) Good job.
Drabiter
Overall: 35%    
Graphics are enough and it is great to fit all into a 4k entry. But unfortunately bugs found. There's moment when you shoot ball and the ball won't hit, just pass through. There's also moment when you click and the ball won't shoot. Guess it maybe come from frame rate (main looping) because sometimes it feels lag. It will be easier to proof when the source code was open.

Room for improvement: Better performance and more challenging level/area.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 93%    
I absolutely loved Zuma when I was little!! This game brought tears to my eyes! I'm very impressed with the implementation here and how you were able to do all this (with special "actions too!) in 4K!

Controls were good and graphics are excellent. I did notice some glitches where certain groups wouldn't blow up until they reconnected or balls completely missing the line and flying off.

BallDefense
by Jyro117
1307 downloads
In a universe where size matters, others are jealous of your sexy color and strength! Defend yourself against an onslaught of lesser entities. Use... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 65%    
Looks alright, but gameplay is rather primitive. I have no ideas what the number beneath the approaching ovals mean, or what the different weapons do. The instant-bomb could have worked differently rather than simply clearing the screen, e.g. some animation effects.

Fine implementation, but I think gameplay could have been better.
Drabiter
Overall: 65%    
The game play is not too interesting but no glitch/bug so it is enjoyable. However the weapons choice feature is kinda confusing. Changing weapon only results on different cursor, without any mentions about the damage, area, how it costs, etc.

Room for improvement: More details about weapon. Show player what weapon they are using now.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 70%    
Somewhat enjoyable but this is mostly a button mashing game with little strategy. I could have kept going almost forever with just the initial weapon and clicking as fast as possible, as energy regenerates super quickly and I have a TON of health.

Good job though!

Behind the wall of sleep
by bainit
1368 downloads
You fell into deep dream, in which the world is completely different and much more dangerous than you think... This game was inspired by Braid. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 82%    
Ahaha... ingenious! First time travel has been implemented in 4k :) I like the graphics and the atmosphere of the game.

It is a bit difficult though, because I could not finish level 2, so I can only judge the game on those two first levels, sadly.

Great game and hopefully it fares well.
Drabiter
Overall: 49%    
Like the sprite design, they are clear and nice. However the control seems to be difficult. The animations (and gravity) are slow hence make the game is hard overall. The jumping is too short and has long delay.

Room for improvement: Better/faster control. More usable jump.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 96%    
HOLY CRAP I am extremely impressed with this game! How did you do the time rewind with all those levels, and enemies, and.....blah I'm so impressed! :D

I couldn't figure out how to get past the enemy after the 2nd door though! I kept trying but just couldn't get past him!

Overall, very excellent job!

CodeGolf4k
by Kramin42
1297 downloads
A puzzle game inspired by Robozzle where you have to get the "ball" in the hole by writing a small graphical program. Try to use as little... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 50%    
Oh my... only a very nerdy programmer could make a game like this, probably someone who loves math and assembly. :/
Sadly, I grew frustrated every couple of seconds because I simply could not get the game to "go". So, the target audience isn't really casual gamers, more like a small group of the nerdiest geeks :)
If you ever wanted to see if the game was playable, ask your mom or dad to try, or a 8 yearold child.

I feel like I need a university course for this one.

Sadly, this game may be unappreciated, but it's our role to judge games depending on factors that make games... games, fun, enjoyable, immersive, easy but at the same time have depth to them.
Drabiter
Overall: 76%    
The game play is interesting but can't find it fun. However it deserves points for its awesome features (control panel).

Room for improvement: Sound/music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 96%    
Now this is my kind of game: pure logic in a game setting. Really great job with the difficult levels and great UI.

Only problem was that the blue was too dark and it blended too easily with the black, making it somewhat hard to see.

Amazing job!

Demolition Derby
by Craig Mitchell
4043 downloads
Survive the mayhem and be the last car standing in this gruelling destruction derby game. Make it through and you're in for more mayhem with... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 62%    
A neat little physics based race car game. Extremely fun for those who like to make tire marks.
Funny things happen when you do unexpected things, like do nothing or just keep turning in circles with little acceleration. Some cars go wild on the physics.

A bit limited gameplay, difficulty is simply increased on next levels by adding more cars, but no new tracks or environment.

Alright, but the tire marks are probably half the fun.
Drabiter
Overall: 68%    
Good work on rounded arena. The AI work well, they know how to drive and getting together to crash you. The AI also do good job in avoiding stuck. No bug/glitch found.

Room for improvement: More detailed sprites. Score.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 94%    
Super impressive physics and collision detection! The skid marks are a really great touch too! I made it to level 6 before finally being taken down :P

The damage effect with the screen turning red was a bit overdone, maybe a bit more transparency but that's just a personal preference.

Die Z
by Alan Waddington
6053 downloads
Everyone has been reduced to zombies by the virulent 'flying pig' virus mutated from a combination of bird and swine flu. Unfortunately your supply... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 86%    
I think I know now how long I'd last in a zombie apocalypse, roaming for supplies, staying alive, gets very boring after a while and you just want things to end :)

Nevertheless, your game brings 3D graphics in a 4K game to a whole new level, making it interesting to look around and see how much you managed to squeeze in. You can even go inside the houses in that complex that looks more like a North Korean prison camp! There's everything in there, I can't think of any drawback really, other than more gameplay...which I understand is very difficult to squeeze into that.
Drabiter
Overall: 95%    
Wonderful generated world. The usage 3 life aspects makes this challenging as you struggle to find any of them in the middle of outbreak zone. Zombies are easy to kill but that's can't be helped since it has limited control. Good.

Room for improvement: Score of killed zombies. Incoming horde attack.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 91%    
A well done game with solid controls and really great 3D graphics. I survived for a long time although I rarely found any crates of health!

Many bonus points for audio in 4K!

Dord
by zeroone
4475 downloads
Collect all diamonds to conquer each of the 56 levels of this puzzle platformer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfgtd9pbWNg Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 93%    
I really like it and how it forces you to think outside the box to find a solution. Sadly I did have to scratch my head over some seemingly impossible levels, and had to use the cheat key to progress to next level.

But your game is graphically pleasing, plays smoothly, and is a very interesting casual playing puzzle/platformer. I can easily see this being popular, because it's one of my favorite this year.

Nicely done.
Drabiter
Overall: 95%    
A really great platformer. It combines action and puzzle element nicely. Graphics are good and there are very lot of twist.

Room for improvement: Sound and/or music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 84%    
Super fun game with awesome gameplay! The graphics are really good and the controls are perfect! No problems found with anything.

F4R KRY
by Simon
2348 downloads
The evil Vass has fled to his island cave retreat. Find him and take him out! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 90%    
I am krying, this is so beautiful! :)

Probably one of the coolest environment in a 4k game I've seen, I just love the color theme, it's a perfect match, the ground is very natural, and trees and other objects are simply amazing... there is so much stuff cramped together into this game it's crazy. So, graphically it's really cool.

Gameplay is nice too, you manage to tell a story somewhat, starting off in boat, picking up guns. But after that it becomes somewhat tricky, surviving is hard! How can you deflect enemy bullets? They hit me no matter what, and the dogs just were crazy hard to shoot or evade, it doesn't help they move the same speed as your character. But thankfully you can shoot backwards.

Make it easier to play (survive) and this might be a GREAT game. People have little tolerance to play games that kill outright at the start. Having to restart in the boat only makes it more frustrating.
Drabiter
Overall: 57%    
I have to say that this entry is really polished and resembles the original one nicely. Clear graphics and easy to play. Unfortunately the game freezes randomly. Sometimes after killed the 2nd human, other time when fighting 2 dogs.

Room for improvement: More weapons. Add story.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 84%    
Ha, I love it! Difficult game (got killed a billion times just in the beginning!) but persevered nevertheless.

Shooting is very tricky and hard to get right, though. It is also impossible to tell when an enemy dies, especially with those weird crawling enemies that somehow hurt me and are impossible to get away from. I died a million times just from those attacks when I couldn't get away a safe distance to shoot because it won't let me shoot while running.

However, I'm very impressed with the level of detail packed into this, excellent job!

Farmer John and the Birds 4k
by Grunnt
3316 downloads
Farmer John wakes up to find a swarm of nasty birds coming to eat all his precious corn. Help him kill them all before it’s too late! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 94%    
Probably one of the most graphically pleasing 4K game I've seen. This game is a perfect example what you can do with colors and shapes, and if anyone is looking for how to do graphics in 4k, just look at this game. Doing a gradient background doesn't require many bytes. If I didn't know better I wouldn't suspect this being a 4k game.

Bravo, this will probably be a top contender this year. One of my favorite.
Drabiter
Overall: 91%    
Nice graphics. Timer in the middle of screen. Balanced. Good curve on levels difficulty. Has egg bonuses. The farmer speaks. All great.

Room for improvement: Shop to upgrade or change weapon.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 94%    
Hahaha this game brought a smile to my face as I tried to kill "those little buggers"! I love the farmer's mutterings and the cute little birds and the fitting sound effects! I was almost cursing myself with every single time I missed a shot.

No problems or complaints found after almost 20 minutes of playing this! Excellent job!

fear4k
by Mojo
1289 downloads
You forgot to take your pills... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 72%    
Wait, I think notch already did this one.. Left 4k dead? :)

Restarting sometimes stranded me inside a wall. Reminds me of scene from Star Trek... "What if you materialize inside a wall?".

Graphically it's quite well polished, but I think it's not scary enough, but primarily I think it's way too .. bland graphics, the black/white nature makes it difficult to see difference between walls and floor tiles and therefor much more difficult to play.

The wobbling view actually does little for the game in my opinion, and the stretching only makes the cool artwork unappreciated. Flashlight effect would have been cooler.

Creatures coming from any direction it seems, despite walls, seems like a easy way to bypass pathfinding or more complex ai movement other than attacking main player in a straight line. Easier way would be to define the demons as dragons or something like that that simply fly over terrain.

Gameplay is a bit unclear, just surviving for as long as possible is no fun. You need some mission, some goals to achieve. After a while it's impossible to survive because so many demons come at you.

I think you do you something interesting here, but need to rethink some aspects more.
Drabiter
Overall: 81%    
The visual is really stunning thanks to the sphere/globe effect. Instead boring health bar, it uses nice health display - coloring empty area with red. The characters/sprites are also well designed. No glitch.

Room for improvement: More variate demons.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 96%    
Oh my god I was freaking OUT the entire time. AMAZING graphical effects! What would have brought this game over the top could have been sound effects, but the constraints are understandable.

Awesomely excellent job!

WHERE ARE MY PILLS?!?

Flywrench4k
by Mans Olson
6510 downloads
FLYWRENCH 6802 RESPOND-- I REPEAT-- PILOT 6802, RESPOND. PILOT, OUR COMPUTERS ARE INDICATING THAT YOUR MAIN INPUT DRIVES ARE COMPROMISED.... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 98%    
Talk about a challenging (right amount) game that is both beautiful, original and fun at the same time. This one has it all.

I did wonder if it was too difficult, but then I thought it is supposed to be difficult! And you make it difficult without making it impossible. And this is the right kind of difficulty, because you see the solution, what to do, you just need to get the hang of it.

But I do wonder, maybe a different speed setting might be in order at start, like easy, normal, hard.

Very nicely done, definitely one of my top contender this year.
Drabiter
Overall: 90%    
Graphics are simple but awesome. Controls are little confusing at first but the levels proceed slowly, teaching new things one by one. It has little story to back it up. The game overall is little hard but playable and fun.

Room for improvement: Sound and/or music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 97%    
Super impressed with the feel of this game! I can't believe it's a 4K entry with the way the controls and graphics simply feel. The levels were appropriately difficult, very challenging and not too difficult to cause me to rage quit.

Frog Solitaire
by luisoft
970 downloads
Peg solitaire type game. Guide the frog to next level by leaving only one water plant left in each level. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 87%    
Hehe, nice little head-scratcher you got there. The first level was maybe a bit too difficult, I think the introductory level should always be extremely easy.
But once I understood the rules, I managed to leap across a few levels quite fast.

Not sure what the timer bar does, because it didn't expire the frog.

Graphically quite nice, and plays smoothly. A pretty good submission. The only drawback I can think of is that it needs maybe one more gameplay factor, like crocodiles, rocks, or something to shake things up in later levels.
Drabiter
Overall: 51%    
Good levels' difficulty curve. The "Level" text might be better on larger size because it's hard to read. Graphics are good enough. Effort in drawing suitable environment gives bonus point.

Room for improvement: Rather using this simple transition, which makes player feels slow or waits, create parabolic movement to simulate "jump" or just simply change the frog's position.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 83%    
Neat game idea! Easily beat all 12 levels and I never even noticed the timer until the end! The frog moved a bit slower than I would have liked, very frustrating to wait for it when moving across long distances. A final "YOU WIN" message might have been nice too, redoing the 12th level caught me off guard.

Good job!

Fuego!
by BenniBanni
1877 downloads
Since two weeks you were patrolling the waters around Fort Hope, spotting no sign of Blackbeard's armada of dark-sailed ships. Suddenly your man... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 72%    
Really cool ship battle game. I really like the 3D effects on the ships, and I probably played the game a little longer than I planned to because it was fun as well.

But as more and more ships join the fight to sink me it becomes clear that something more is needed. Maybe little reefs or islands you can strand on, different AI, one that moves randomly, one that tries to intercept you, and another that follows you. Because having 5 ships following you in a pack is quite silly.

Graphically as I said it is very cool, the 3D ships are really what make this game. But the flat blue sea is a bit dull, maybe some animated wave effect might be needed.

Other than that, it's a cool game.
Drabiter
Overall: 96%    
Very nice control in movement! it performs smoothly and the ship can follow well. Not forget to add the trail too. Graphics are good. Also, the AI perform nicely. They can follow when you do circling move to trick them. They are also great in shooting.

Room for improvement: Try to draw the cannons so player can estimate the shooting projection.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 90%    
What a really great game idea! It was very fun and I was hooked for a while.

I finally gave up after dying way too many times and raging when reaching level 5 and losing all progress. There should have been a set number of lives or another persistence system instead of having to restart all the way at level 1.

Galactic Conquest 4K - II
by Grunnt
1597 downloads
The year is 4096 and all hell just broke loose. Xenophobia got the upper hand, and now all races in the known galaxy are at war. Cruisers are... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 72%    
Pretty cool. I love Galcon, and I am always excited to see 4k demakes.

However, this game is too slow paced for my taste, and what I mean by that is that the ships travel too slowly. So it becomes difficult to realize how many ships I have, because most of them are slowly moving to somewhere I can't remember.

AI keeps sending one ship at a time, cluttering up the screen with ships. It should rather send ships periodically, and not just attack planets not held by it, it should move ships between its own planets and try to concentrate ships on some planets.

No way to restart.

Sadly this is a full fledged Galcon demake, but for some reason I found it lacking in playability.
Drabiter
Overall: 87%    
As I enjoyed the first one, this sequel is better. What killing is the force graph below the screen. It helps player to easier identify who is the lead now. The AI are still on their good job.

Room for improvement: The selection should be reseted when an action performed. As now we have to clear it by selecting free space every time we want to command another star.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 99%    
This is exactly my kind of game! I got lost playing this for at least 30 minutes, then kept coming back. If expanded into a full game, I would play the crap out of it.......gives me an idea for my next game :)

A couple complaints: the star selected should be deselected as soon as I click anywhere else, be it an empty space or another star. Also, instead of highlighting the star with a same-color tightly closed ring that is barely visible, it would have been better to use the bigger selection ring.

Otherwise, excellent game!

Gorf4K
by Frog94
1213 downloads
You are a member of the Gorf's magical guild and you have to defend your base. Place towers to defend it and hope that you are faster than your... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 42%    
For a first 4k entry this is alright.

It is a bit of a click-fest, and graphically it could be better. The gameplay is straightforward but limited to just surviving.

Not the best entry, but not the worst either. I do like the premise of towers defending the base, but since the gameplay is simple you probably simply need better graphics, cool effects and animations, and maybe a set of different type of towers, short range laser towers that cost less, long range blasters that are expensive, etc.
Drabiter
Overall: 45%    
Simple art but colorful so it is still nice to look at. It should give more detail regarding enemy's color because some towers just disappear on one shot while others not. Rather put cooldown number, a bar will be easier to look and put it on better place.

Room for improvement: Bigger dot. Give more variant of towers. Put cooldown UI (like, center of screen) at an easy-to-look place.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 70%    
A fun button masher, I think my mouse button may be destroyed now haha. My demise was inevitable with the increasing waves of enemies and lagging productivity of my towers. Not much gameplay other than placing towers as fast as humanly possible.

Hell's Gate
by wally
867 downloads
The Rune crystal was removed from Hell's Gate. Which allowed the monsters to be free. The woods to the east of our city are infested with... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 45%    
I died more often than I care to admit, but the problem is I had to reload the page to restart the game.
But which way is east? Is it to the right? I went there but found nothing. Maybe I didn't look long enough.

But strange character sprites... I probably would have gone with filled rectangles, small, medium, large to indicate how bad it is.
And seeing @ swinging a "sword" is... unique. I could not figure out how to use that sword correctly.

But I'm sorry, I don't see a whole lot reason here for a high score.
Drabiter
Overall: 45%    
I can see that the idea/concept is good. The problem is the implementation. Movement control is not at the best - it's hard to just move and clicking a point doesn't guarantee the @ move toward there. Sometimes it also got stuck on trees.

Room for improvement: Use arrow keys/WASD to navigate.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 85%    
Aha! Someone plays Rogue (or other ASCII games XD)!

Really awesome look and feel with decent gameplay. Although it was a bit difficult to kill enemies as it seems I was swinging my sword a bit slower than I expected.

Good job!

Inf4ktion !
by teletubo
2612 downloads
Defend your body against the evil infections using your white cells. Upgrade your immune system to better fight the bacterias! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 94%    
Very fun, original, well-rounded and polished game. A perfect example of a good 4k game that has it all. Easily understandable, casual and gives added gameplay value through upgrades.

And wow, I just noticed now, the background has some sort of fluid animation. Nice details there.

One of my favorite submissions.
Drabiter
Overall: 90%    
Graphics are cute and nice. Game play is interesting and addictive. There are enough lot of upgrades. Various kinds of virus.

Room for improvement: sound/music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 90%    
Pretty difficult game! It was challenging to get the minimum amount of white cells to destroy a cluster of bacteria without squandering them all.

Really cool job with the upgrades, handling, and fitting graphics!

Joe 4K
by Russell A Spitzer
1595 downloads
Joe4K: An Action-RPG Joe want's to be the best, but the alien armada doesn't want that to happen. To stop him, they send an endless army... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 56%    
What a shattering confusion. Moving left or right is strange, you don't know if you're moving or not, because there's no visual indication of it other than monsters approaching you. Having some parallax background would be better.

Shooting seems almost pointless bullets travel too short and slow (slower than movement of player?). Make it faster.

The monsters approached me too aggressively and I couldn't survive.

The character sprites look cool though.
Drabiter
Overall: 83%    
Sprites are great. There are many variant of monsters, ranging from walking to flying. The shrinking effect is also good.

Room for improvement: Rather limit the range, which makes it really difficult to pass 1st level, you can limit the continuous fire. First level should be easy right?
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 83%    
Whoa that was a kickass game! Great graphics and sweet enemies!

Handling was pretty awkward and at first I was frustrated with how many times I died due to the number of shots it took to kill the enemies! It's really hard to see sometimes and this game was basically reduced to just aiming and moving.

Good job though!

Legend of the package delivering hero
by Jens Stääf
1447 downloads
The human race is under attack from outer space. You are the package delivering hero, a man of wit and honor. You need to deliver secret packages... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 86%    
Fun variation of a shoot-em up space game, without the shooting, maybe a "evade-em up" genre? :)

Controls were smooth, the game is smooth, everything is very good. Maybe the spaceship moves a bit fast, but matter of taste perhaps.

Overall a well implemented and fun little game and I have little critique about.

Good job.
Drabiter
Overall: 73%    
A good packed action game. There are many kind of enemies and each of them contributes nicely to game play. The instruction is clear enough. Controls are smooth, but too sensitive I think.

Room for improvement: Use bar instead number for distance.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 87%    
Awesome gameplay! I was worried this game might be too static since I was basically barely moving in the first level but at the second package delivery.....everything came flying at me and I died every single time!

Great graphics, good controls, and really cool enemy behaviors :D

M4nkala
by Kramin42
1456 downloads
A java implementation of the game Mancala (the 4-seed Kalah version of Mancala). The source code is available at:... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 75%    
Oh wait, I already played this one, but decided to play it later because it required me reading a game manual. Well... I read it, played it, and I am still confused. Red keeps winning and I ask myself "What happened?", doesn't feel intuitive.

I realize this is a demake, and I don't think I ever played Mancala. So I guess someone is probably laughing at my stupidity :)

Graphically the game looks cool, I really like the balls and how they move and the changing color of them. Sadly the color blue is not visible enough on my monitor, and it's calibrated properly. Blue like that is never good to mix with black.

But I have to someone take it on faith that there's gameplay here, technically this is a pretty cool game.
Drabiter
Overall: 96%    
Stunning graphics. The trail effect is very nice to see and when combined to the colorful scheme it looks beautiful above black board. Also, the effect shows not only when triggered (moving) but on idle. It is also awesome to have 3 levels of difficulty in 4k entry.

Room for improvement: Maybe the numbers can use white color for easier read.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 83%    
Impressive graphics and extremely difficult gameplay, even on easy mode! It took me a long time to figure out how to actually play this and now I've beaten the computer a couple times :D

Meltdown
by Erik Byström
2146 downloads
In the wake of ‘Peak Oil’ in 2143, factions struggle to claim their share of the world's trickling reserve. But deep beneath the melting ice of... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 84%    
A pretty cool game. Very nice shooter in a 3D world.

First level probably should have 2-3 enemy crafts, because finding that single enemy can be difficult. That was really my biggest issue with the game, finding the enemy crafts.

Other than that, pretty cool game that was quite playable and had fine gameplay.
Drabiter
Overall: 93%    
Full action. Really love the heat-cool mechanism idea. Graphics are great. Enemies are little too tough and the steer sometimes can be tricky. No bug/glitch. This deserves full version.

Room for improvement: Better visualization on hit. Radar.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 86%    
A 3D flight sim in 4K? Impossible! Very impressed with the graphics! Gameplay-wise I was somewhat letdown. It was really hard to steer the ship around and almost impossible to find the enemy ships. I was quite disappointed at the lack of actually gameplay mechanics other than just shooting. Also, it seems as if the same level is just being played over and over again, with more enemy ships each time.

Moonshadow
by Kronos
1139 downloads
Moonshadow One day a little guy falls from the sky. During his falling he recognizes his shadow. But somethig is different: the shadow seems to be... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 60%    
Very confusing game, and gameplay is strange. Water cubes coming down from the sky, and you have to shoot them to form a cloud to cover the moonlight so a evil vampire shadow won't kill you? It's original... but I had to scratch my head a little :)
The game looks pretty neat, finely polished graphics.
Drabiter
Overall: 70%    
Like the story idea behind this. Visuals are adorable. However the level change seems do nothing to the game overall. It is repeating same pattern again. Beside the time stress, nothing more to make this more challenging.

Room for improvement: More challenging levels by adding obstacle.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 82%    
Neat yet very weird game idea. The graphics are really cute :3

On!
by Matt Albrecht
1273 downloads
Shoot stuff! Avoid enemies and their bullets! Use the enemies to heal yourself! A shoot-em-up where your gun is always on! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 76%    
Intriguing shoot-em up game with an added "urgency" to it because things move pretty fast, although not making it too difficult. (but Ok it was a little difficult and fast-paced).

And a very... original way to let player regenerate his shields.

Graphically nice and overall a fine straight-shooting 4k shoot-em-up implementation.
Drabiter
Overall: 71%    
Graphics are great, suitable for a SHUMP genre. The player ship is little too small, although it's not big problem. Found out that purple beam (healing) is great idea, so you can convert time to health points.

Room for improvement: Sound effects.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 82%    
I love it! Never played anything like this before but I like the gameplay! Fitting graphics and good controls.

Parasite Escape
by Zarkonnen
1700 downloads
You are an alien parasite that must escape from a space base. Jump from host to host to make your way to the exit. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 95%    
This is sad, the game is so cool, but the first level is so very difficult, I could not complete it! I could not reach that first door no matter what I tried.... but then I realized, I had to fire that "glob" and take over the guy at the door. :) I almost gave up on it, but thankfully I had enough active brain cells to realize what I had to do.

And level 2, oh my, impossible... tried it 20 times, and then I realized I could simply kill all the soldiers.

So, a very clever puzzle game that puts your wits and patience to the test, with beautiful graphics as well. Very well polished. One of my top games this year. My only problem is with this game is the difficulty, maybe there should be some sort of "tip" every level.
Drabiter
Overall: 86%    
It is amazing to see a fully packed action adventure game for a 4k entry. No glitch/bug. However, you may need to speed up the horizontal movement. It is little frustrating to have that speed in such large map. The jump speed is okay since it might be a space environment.

Room for improvement: Faster movement, especially for left and right.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 88%    
Super fun gameplay and really good graphics. Bonus points for audio, although it gets extremely annoying after a while :)

Controls were okay but the most annoying thing was when you jump, you can't move until you hit the ground. This lockup was very annoying.

Overall, very impressive gameplay and levels, good job!

Pic Assault
by Bonbon-Chan
1191 downloads
You are a ninja and you have decide to steal all the carrots of the kingdom. But the tortoises and bunnies won't let you do. How far will you... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 65%    
Gets somewhat tiresome after a few levels of predictable gameplay. The tortoises and bunnies move in a unpredictable pattern, which really makes the game luck based.
I think you should have made them move in a predictable pattern, and each level would be a challenging maze.
Nice touch with the sound, and graphics seem retro :) But gameplay is somewhat reduced.
Drabiter
Overall: 73%    
This game has a really nice music. Sprites are well made. They are colorful and fit, except the ninja. He looks like more than plumber/mechanical than ninja. Also, he runs pretty slow. If I were him I feel insulted as programmed to move comparable to the tortoises.

Room for improvement: Make him more ninja. Add more obstacle.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 77%    
Great music! Didn't become annoying like some other entries in this contest :D

The controls were really awkward, the player seemed to be lagging behind my input and it was quite disorienting. The gameplay gets boring very quickly also.

The fake 3D with the wall was very annoying too because it took forever for me to discover that 99% of the carrot was hidden when it was placed at the bottom-most row. -____-

Pixelz 4kver
by OMS (One Man Software)
1281 downloads
Pronounced Pixels Forever, is a top down shooter built with fun gameplay in mind and levels are completely randomly generated. A person has... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 47%    
I'm sorry, but I could almost not play this because I belong to a big percentage of the population that has some red-green color blindness. I simply could not differentiate grey walls from red, or see where the characters are.

Was I supposed to find someone, like "locate and rescue the survivor"-type? It wasn't clear.

Randomly generated walls... it does the job, but trying to make the levels look more like pre-designed, like with rooms and long continuous walls would be better. Maybe a random generator would work, but with a little twist. Take a look at my TankZone game here, or Left 4k dead, random generated levels but look designed.
Drabiter
Overall: 60%    
Featuring large maps, camera is a must. However it would be nice if the UI/stats was placed inside game area so we don't need to move away our eyes. Also rather showing boolean, it'll be nicer to show the teleport countdown. Don't know if this is supposed to be, but some maps have unreachable spot so you need to teleport. And half minute is too long.

Room for improvement: Better UI. Faster cooldown of teleport.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 60%    
Really cool idea but the color choice is bizarre. Most enemies were extremely hard to see. Furthermore, the shooting was off! The bullets were not going exactly where the mouse was.

Teleporting is also too instant and jarring, it would have been better if it were smoother.

I really liked the tile patterns and overall game idea, though.

Plants 4K Zombies
by teletubo
5357 downloads
Defend your house from the hungry zombies that want your braaaaains! A demake from the popular Plants Vs Zombies. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 86%    
Haha, I would not make a good bottonist, but thankfully I can spot the difference between a sunflower and jalapeno.

Fun little zombie invader game with a sunny aftertaste. Clearly, owning lots of flowers in a zombie apocalypse is helpful.

Had to try and understand a bit how the game worked, but only took me a short time.

Nice.
Drabiter
Overall: 92%    
Almost perfect clone. Even I get worried if it will get sued (jk). Graphics are good - Zombies sprites resemble the original very well. Game play is pretty balanced.

Room for improvement: Sound/music. Use bright-less green color for grass, current one hurting eyes.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 96%    
Excellent port of an awesome game. No problems with this so far, although I could complain that it's too hard (I'm just really bad at this :P).

Rainbow Road
by zeroone
17615 downloads
The longest and most treacherous course in Mario Kart, Rainbow Road is a wild ride unlike any other. Its hypnotic curves and stomach-turning drops... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 87%    
Oh my... this must be what it feels like driving on a rainbow.
I was expecting a relaxed driving experience, but I got a thrilling and... a competitive race.

One of the more interesting racing car 4k game made.

There was one thing missing, information about where you were located on the track. I see my position in the race, but I have no idea where I am located. It seems to be there is no location, the track is infinite? After a while when all the opponents have disappeared the rainbow-express becomes pretty lonely... but they re-appear ... from somewhere hinting of a circular track. I am a bit confused.

Ok, pretty fun despite a minor flaws.
Drabiter
Overall: 97%    
Awesome! it really has the feel of 3D world! The track is nice, not only by the colors but also for it's complexity. The AI do well too. Hard to beat but not impossible. There are lot of upgrades too.

Room for improvement: Music/sound.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 100%    
I feel as if nostalgia punched me squarely in the face. I could hear the sounds in my head. I could feel myself getting hit by those damn shells. And, in true homage to the original: I could still never beat it. I can never get anything higher than 2nd place, neither here nor the original.

This Game is absolute Perfection. Nothing can top this. You get the one and only 100%.

Ringvibe 4K
by ctomni231
1780 downloads
Life is boring. Escape Reality! Release the colors in this dark and meaningless world. Use your cursor to destroy the brightly colored rings!... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 68%    
I think you got a candidate for making a good game out of this.

Currently, it is too fast-paced for my slow senses. Hard to determine the colors because of the fast spin, the white in the rings masks the color a bit.

Score value depending on color is difficult to understand. Rather make the rings of different thickness, thick means higher score and thin mean less score.

I did not understand how clicking different rings of different colors affected the game, or what chaining did.

But as I said, difficult to play because of various issues, but I recognize there's a lot of potential here. If you refine it visually, make it more casual and try to make the game rules simple and easy, you might have something.
Drabiter
Overall: 74%    
Visuals are greatly polished. Game play is interesting. The combination between time and score hunt makes this fun to play. It really needs sound to spice up.

Room for improvement: Hold right click for chain linking. Spawn more rings. Explode sound effect.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 88%    
Quite an enjoyable game! I love the unique idea and fun gameplay. Controls were good and graphics are cool :)

Rogue 4k
by Matt Albrecht
1637 downloads
You crossed a vast wasteland to reach the fabled Dungeons of McGuffin, where the Mad Mage lived for centuries, collecting monsters and creating... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 62%    
Interesting game. Very playable, with old DOS style graphics.

Doing battles with the "hogs" seemed to always kill me, and shaking them off seems impossible and I never managed to kill them. The > key is not on my keyboard. Using stuff didn't seem to do anything, I ate a muffin but my food didn't move, and I used armor but my armor didn't increase.

So, little confusing how to play. Fixing those issues would go a long way.
Drabiter
Overall: 80%    
Graphics, as ASCII rogue, is sufficient. But it is great to be colorful. No bug/glitch.

Room for improvement: Description of items.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 93%    
This is freaking awesome! A real rogue game....in 4K! Too bad not many people still like these :(

You are placed high on my list!

Runner4K
by enaiel
2938 downloads
Get ready to run! Presenting my very first ever Java4K submission. Jump over chasms while running at break neck speeds. Collect carrots for... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 85%    
Reminds me of 4Kanabalt by Kevin Glass, but of course totally different.

Graphics look very good, but there is something about the smoothness. I feel like it's somewhat "choppy" and slow to respond to me jumping. And yes, truly "Aaaaaargh!" I want to throw my keyboard at the wall shouting "RESPOND!!".

Other than that, really good game, nicely polished and fun, even though it's quite violent to my keyboard.
Drabiter
Overall: 83%    
The visual (interface, sprites, all) is cheerful and easy to look. Game playing is smooth, no bug. Yes, the carrot looks good. Good job on your first entry!

Room for improvement: Random generated level.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 60%    
Pretty neat graphics! Jumping felt like it was lagging a bit the entire time. I would hit it just in time but the character would miss.

Skyrim 4K
by Simon
6409 downloads
Hack your way through armies! Emasculate giants! Get killed by dragons! Acquire an immortal follower! Journey through unique hand-crafted landscapes! Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 86%    
What an artistic atmosphere in this game, the misty mountains are very cool. Fine details such as grass, and I really really enjoy the stick-figure animations, they are hilarious, and the dragon is ... wow just wow.

Maybe you could show the health of opponents.

Very nice and fun.
Drabiter
Overall: 94%    
Love how the terrain generated, and how the characters move above it. They follow the grid giving realistic feel. The fading background (mountains plus some castles) is really beautiful. Really beautiful. Don't know if follower is supposed to be useful, because they just sit there watching me screwed by 2 giants and 2 dragons.

Room for improvement: A glorious background music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 97%    
VICTORY! I have freed the lands of....."blah blah blah waffle drone"? Wut?

I felt like a mighty warrior the entire time: super impressed with this game with its animations, controls, and graphics. I especially noticed and liked how you took care that you can only hurt the dragon at the tip of the sword animation.

Overall, very excellent game.

Sorcerer4K
by Gef
9434 downloads
Ten countries around your village are invaded by ghosts obeying a wicked witch. Many warriors have tried to fight them, but a ghost can't be... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 90%    
Absolutely beautiful and stunning, what a masterpiece. This is probably one of the few 3D 4k games that actually quite enjoying to play. I really like the depth of the terrain, the fact it is destructible... reminds me a bit of Minecraft. Particle effect when units die is also pretty cool.

But it is a little difficult and unforgiving, dying too easy and pushes you to level 1. A bit difficult to hit the ghosts because they are sometimes on another vertical plane.

However, I like this game a lot, it's very unique and very well crafted.
Drabiter
Overall: 90%    
Really awesome world generation! It really feels like walking above 3D object. Not only that, the particles effect like when you shoot the terrain is also nice. The bounce on hit is good beside reducing health. Unfortunately player is allowed to spam fireball, making it less enjoyable.

Room for improvement: Sound/music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 86%    
I'm extremely impressed with the graphics and depth of this game! However, the gameplay and controls were a big letdown. Very confusing to maneuver and tell the height of ghosts. The terrain is not easily visible at all, coupled with the indiscernible direction my player is going makes the game very hard to play. The inability to shoot diagonally is also annoying.

I felt this game could have gotten so much further if it had solid gameplay and controls with its amazing graphics style. However, the technical achievements carry this game to the top a bit.

Space Devastation
by forthx
3688 downloads
Welcome to "Space Devastation!" You are the lucky owner of a heavily armed spaceship. During a tuning exhibition, someone use his keys to scratch... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 90%    
Surprisingly well done! A fully featured game, with multiple levels, upgrades, bosses, and tons of baddies in formation. Graphically pleasing and overall fun to play, and I played it longer than I planned to.
The only drawback I can think of is, after playing for a while, is that the baddies continue to be the same, so it becomes a bit dull. When right-clicking (laser) and moving mouse cursor off screen it pops up the context menu, which was a bit distracting.
But great job.

Drabiter
Overall: 88%    
Graphics are good. The mouse-only control system is really great, easy and enough. Like the idea to use your health as laser's cost. Overall it is very enjoyable.

Room for improvement: Sound/music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 94%    
Wonderful graphics and outstanding gameplay! A very well rounded game that stole almost 45 minutes of my life! The color choice could have been somewhat better as it was hard to tell between my bullets and enemy bullets. No problems with any controls or handling. Excellent job!

tiny_world
by dapy
4909 downloads
Micro-manage your midget minions in this isometric real-time strategy gamelet. Build buildings, gather resources and muster your troops to defend... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 88%    
These kind of games are risky to do in 4k, because you can easily fall flat on making it playable, and it requires a whole lot of time to play to actually appreciate it.
Although it may be perfectly understandable to you (well because you made it) to others, it's almost impossible to understand without reading a game manual... which seems to be what is required here.

After staring at the screen, clicking and trying to realize how to play, I got "DEFEAT". No idea why I was defeated.
What bothers me is... I recognize that this game is a technical masterpiece, both in game logic and graphics. But the smallest things can ruin the game experience, and these smallest things are in-game game labels.

Why is it that the only UI text is "normal", when it does not help me play the game? Why is it that you don't spell out what things are in the UI? Like "Wood" or "Food" would be tremendously helpful, without it I have to scroll down to remember what green and red squares are. I'm pretty sure adding labels would not have exceeded 4k limit, but added a whole lot of value to those wanting to play and understand.

But after a few minutes I realize this is some sort of hybrid between Civ and Galcon. Very original and nice. Despite my frustration with these sort of games (games requiring a lot of time to understand) I'm going to give you a good score.
Drabiter
Overall: 85%    
The generated is the most killing thing from this entry. It is so beautiful, large, and detailed! The game's HUD supplies enough information. Enemies are pretty good too. Controls are easy.

Room for improvement: More buildings to produce different troops.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 98%    
No freaking way, a complete real time strategy game in 4k! Super impressive game that has really good graphics and excellent gameplay. Learning curve is a bit high but once I got it I was kicking ass!

The controls could have been somewhat better, with the camera panning being the most annoying. You should have checked for mouse exit and mouse entered events to disable all input. Build mode should not turn off when you place a building. I don't want to keep going back and forth many times to place more than one. The space selection square/shadow should only show up in build mode too.

Excellent job!

Toras Blocks 4k
by Jens Stääf
1376 downloads
Tora likes pushing blocks. Blocks will disappear when three similiar blocks are lined up. When all blocks are gone, Tora can leave the level.... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 88%    
A clever puzzle game. Felt like it was a bit difficult to begin with, keeping the shadow away, but once I got started it felt like a good and challenging puzzle game. I like it, somewhat like Sokoban.
Drabiter
Overall: 75%    
The Tora's evil shadow really bring up the challenge, making this a pretty clever puzzle game. Tora's sprite is very detailed. This game is pretty hard actually, needed some time to figure out the mechanism. Overall it is good.

Room for improvement: Sound/music.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 85%    
Huh interesting gameplay. The shadow kept freaking me out a lot! The puzzles were quite difficult to solve as I was stuck on level 1 for a long time but it got easier with certain tricks as I gained proficiency. Good job!

Trace 4K
by Jimmt
1567 downloads
Trace the line running across your screen! Stray off the path and the game will end. Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 38%    
First 1D 4k game? Linear gameplay, and gets way too difficult fast. Not much to say about this game, first impression easily determines that this is a silly game, but maybe someone finds it fun.
Graphically... it's primitive and could have been done better, and ironically, there probably is some gameplay there but you didn't do it justice.
Drabiter
Overall: 68%    
It is rare to see this kind of game play. It is fun although kinda hard after some time. Minimalist but I think it is enough. The tracing works well, no error. Bonus point for right size of pointer tolerance.

Room for improvement: Add effect like fireworks when tracing the lines.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 77%    
Cool! Haven't played something like this before but I was able to get a high score in 3K's.

Bright background colors were quite evil though :D

Wizzy 4K
by Grunnt
3221 downloads
Wizzy, like most students, didn’t pay attention in the boring dark magic classes. Which is a pity, because one of his fellow students did. And he... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 94%    
What a good game. The only thing missing is "Hit space to start". But this is one of the most finely polished games of this year and probably a top contender. Congrats.
Drabiter
Overall: 91%    
Nice sprites, especially the slimes and environment tiles. Cleverly designed levels. Bonus points for sound.

Room for improvement: Show indicator whenever anti-gravity actives.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 91%    
Awesome graphics, good sound effects, funny story, and great gameplay! The controls were very fluid and fun to play with.

A severe bug I kept experience was the game freezing and crashing! I couldn't get past the first level for a while then finally it didn't freeze until the second level! No stacktrace in the console or anything.

Otherwise, I really liked this entry!

Y4KWarfare
by JohnBot
1444 downloads
In the distant future, mankind will again be at war. Robotic weapons platforms widely replaced conventional tanks and planes. You must outfit your... Play Now!
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Arni Arent (appel)
Overall: 50%    
Rather strange game. I had a hard time finding the gameplay. I had to restart the game because I forgot to add weapons. I am not sure why thrusters matter, I just added all weapons and obliterated everything... and after a while nothing more appeared.
No parallax background means you don't see if you're moving horizontally. The robots seem rather strange, more like oddly shaped humanoids.
Graphically, I like the simple raw theme, reminds me of the original Battlezone, but there's too much missing. The weapon effects are nice though.
Drabiter
Overall: 53%    
The idea might be great but there are some points to note. On the arena (battle) it is not clear where are the enemies and the world shows nothing as guidance for where I am. The sprites also could be more detailed.

Room for improvement: It is better if the world is limited to box (screen) and the enemies just jump into it with you trying to survive, like tournament.
Roi Atalla (ra4king)
Overall: 65%    
Technically it's cool but the graphics are pretty minimal and gameplay is quite confusing. Fuel runs out way too quickly, enemies are hard to find and easy to kill too. More explanation as to what each weapon does would have also helped.

The controls are extremely awkward: you should have gone with WASD in addition to arrows because the right hand is already busy with the mouse, not everyone uses the left hand for the mouse!

Overall, it's somewhat decent.