Space is Key Review

Space is Key Review

Jul 5, 2013

The best games, for me, are ones that are simple, easy to control and, more or less mildly infuriating. It’s why I pulled my hair, shedding years while playing Super Hexagon.

It’s probably why I find Space is Key so intriguing. It mocks me. To my face. It’s evil.

Space is Key is about as simple as they come. Looks-wise, it uses switching primary colors with opposing hues to highlight obstacles. The color changes do an interesting job of creating a psychedelic atmosphere reminiscent of Super Hexagon that doesn’t internet with the gameplay.

The play area is generally 2D in nature. A box moves at speed from left to right, towards a star. There are also obstacles that prevent them from getting to said star; with tapping to jump being the solitary control, the job is to avoid the obstacles as a hurdler would. Touching any obstacle, even slightly, ends the run.

But this is where the game gets really fun. The obstacles began to get way more interesting. They increase in number, and funky things start to happen, like falling bricks from the ceiling and ones that pop up from the ground. As the game progresses from earlier levels, space and timing become extremely key elements that govern success. The timing has to be close to perfect to get through. The game spits out blocks until a stage is completed, and that actually adds to the challenge, as a missed go can throw the timing off enough to miss a few of the repeat blocks. At certain levels, attributes (like jumping and speed) are increased for effect, and it all comes together seamlessly.

With the levels in the triple figures and different levels of difficulty, this game shows that “simple” and “exciting” can be worthy housemates with “engrossing” and “challenging.”

Friday Free Game Rundown September 21st

Friday Free Game Rundown September 21st

Sep 21, 2012

Being in jail wouldn’t be fun. All of the TV shows who glamorize being in jail, don’t talk about all of the bad stuff that happens that would make a person want to escape. Since we aren’t recommending anyone purposely go to jail simply to try and escape, here are a few games to simulate the experience and much much more fun way.


Jail Escape


Jail Escape is a 2D scrolling game with pretty simple controls. The goal of the game is to escape jail. The reason for the escape is actually a good one. The character’s wife is being held by the Mafia and he needs to escape jail to free her. By skulking through the sewers in secret rooms to avoid the guards, the faster the escaping happens the better.

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old offender | Escape from jail


Old Offender is actually a pretty difficult game. The game starts in a jail cell. while there, the search starts for items within the cell that can aid an escape. for people who enjoy the games where there’s a lot of thought involved this would be a good one. Each stage builds on the last. All of them involve searching for items in different options for escape. Much like it would be if one were to really escape from jail. Be crafty and think like a criminal.

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Prison Ball


Prison Ball is a brick breaker style games. Goals to break down all of the walls to break out of prison. There are 140 different levels to try and beat. Gaining power-ups will help break down the walls more efficiently. Much like in a real jailbreak, time is an enemy. Use a fingertip to toss the ball at the walls.

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Jumping Jax’s Jail Break


Jumping Jax’s Jail Break his jumper game where the only real control is to tilt the screen to control which way Jax jumps. The coast isn’t clear for Jax’s jail break attempt. There are angry birds and killercopters trying to thwart his escape. The plot has Jax taking on God and even the Devil. That must be some crazy jail, I can see why he wants to escape.

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Stckman Prison Escape


Stckman Prison Escape is a funny little game in where the main characters a stick figure dressed in jail. His buddies sent him a cake with a bunch of stuff hidden in. Using trial and error on the different items, one of them will surely help the stick figure prisoner escape. The game isn’t very long, but it has some pretty good cut scenes showing what happens when different items in the cake are used.

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