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Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

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Posted April 6, 2011 - By Rob Manuel


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Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Sometimes, you just get bored. No matter what you do, there are just not enough explosions, achievements, or princesses to save. Zombies hardly make enough of a dent in the population to be challenging and I cannot tell you the last time any of my stats actually leveled up. Fortunately, there are flash games on the Internet to provide you all the zombies, princesses, and achievements to reach your recommended daily allowance. Which is higher than you'd suspect.

I hit up Bored.com recently just to find some of the hottest games and the hidden gems among their collection. There's practically something here for everyone, ranging from platformers, shooters, puzzles, and things I have a hard time describing in just a few short sentences. Go on. Try them out. They're all free and waiting for you. The worse thing that can happen is that you'll waste some time - and isn't that what the internet Is for anyway?

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Coma

One part David Lynch mixed with equal parts of Braid; Coma is the best little indie platformer that you’re not playing. You start out as a little more than just the whiff of a shadow in a house with a locked basement. With a title like Coma, you can kinda guess where this all leads - but the world, characters, and little puzzles are so delightful that it’s worth the trip to get to the end.   

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ClickPlay 

Sometimes it’s not just about quickly solving the problem, but rather how simply you can f. ClickPlay works off a very simple idea – click play to continue. Finding that play button is the tricky part. Infused with the spirit of Wario Ware, ClickPlay only cares about the number of clicks you put into each puzzle and not the amount of time.  

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Pandemic 2 

Damn you, Madagascar! Pandemic 2 puts you into the role of a world-crushing virus or bacteria just waiting to break out and destroy every last living human on the planet. The game unfolds as you watch a map of the world slowly become infected. Evolution points collected over time can go in to becoming better equipped to take on the outside world or becoming more lethal. Take down too many humans and you’ll find every port on lockdown. It’s a careful balance that will have you trying to take over the world every day. 

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Crush the Castle

Before those birds got all pissed off at the pigs, people used large stones to take out castles. Crush the Castle takes on that age-old problem of trying to kill people behind really heavy walls. Similar to Angry Birds, timing is crucial when launching stones towards the castle. Often a single well placed rock can take down the whole structure. It only takes a couple of minutes to take down a castle but you’ll spend all day trying to take them all down.

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Effing Worms

Remember Tremors? Don’t lie to me. You remember it. It’s the movie with Kevin Bacon and the dad from Family Ties when they were attacked by this monster worm that would burrow through the ground, killing and destroying anything on the surface. Effing Worms is a lot like that – but you play as the worm. This lets you live out all of your Dune dreams by letting you slither your way through the ground, pop up, and destroy civilization.

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

This Is The Only Level

And what a level it is. From the maker of Achievement Unlocked, the little blue elephant returns to escape this rather simple room. Hit the button to open the door and exit through the pipe. Of course, that pipe leads you back to the same room, only with a different rule. Maybe gravity has been removed or all your buttons have been reversed. Some levels restrict the number or times you can jump or which blocks you can land on. Simple yet inventive, This Is The Only Level may be the only game you need for awhile.

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Burrito Bison

Stay with me on this one. You are a Lucha Libre Bison kidnapped by gummy bears in order to entertain them by wresting a giant gummy thing. But instead, you pull yourself from the back ropes and fling your way towards freedom. It’s not as crazy as it sounds; it’s far crazier than that. As you bounce across the crowd of escaping gummies, you’ll use the jets in your underwear to smash into gummies carrying bombs, hang gliders, pogo sticks, and other useful tools that will help you escape or collect more money. That sweet green stuff goes into attributes to help you gain more speed or more items along the way.

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Depict1

I’m a sucker for an untrustworthy narrator. Depict1 starts out by having you breaking the rules – "Don’t hit C + V" to start. From there on out, nothing can be trusted. From the calm but demanding narrator to classic gaming mechanics, it’s up to you to break the rules in order to proceed. The platforming gets a little trickier as you go along but never frustratingly so. Depict1 focuses more on the rules rather than testing your reflexes. If you happen to enjoy this one, I also highly recommend Tower of Heaven and Loved. Play these little games and you’ll be questioning authority along with reality in no time.

Bored No More: Try Out These Indie Games From Bored.Com

Dino Run 2: Marathon of Doom

There’s nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide. When you’re a dinosaur running from the end of the world, all you can do is survive as long as you can before that great meteor in the sky wipes you out. Dino Run 2 is a Canabalt-style game where you try to make it as far as you can before becoming a museum exhibit. Eggs and smaller dinos along the way add to your overall score while the occasional bird will give you a lift. But ... you’re a dinosaur. You know you're going to die in the end, but at least Dino Run 2 makes you feel like you’re getting somewhere.   

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Upgrade Completer

The world’s going to nickel and dime you to death – so you might as well shoot up enemy spacecraft while you bleed money. Upgrade makes you buy everything – better parts, better graphics, and even things you need to play the game like sound and loading screens. Pick and play throughout the week or burn through it a couple of hours. Maybe it’s about time that you learned that greed is good. 

Head over and give some of these titles a whirl, and then let us know what you're playing!

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