My first impressions weren’t positive. I collected three items and exited the screen confused about my identity as a kitten.
The next time I collected two items and exited the screen and the corners of my mouth proceeded to turn upwards. There are eighty different identities to read, many cute and endearing.
I got to thirty-seven before I ran out of time and had to go to bed.
This becomes repetitive because the difficulty doesn’t escalate but it was made in three hours, so what the hell do you expect?
Before it becomes repetitive (especially during the first few seconds that begin to play) there are moments of exhilaration as you realize that you are being chased by a large kitten.
It has a hynotic sense of style.
Keep the x-ray centred on naked gramps, otherwise his health plummets.
So here it is: the pirate bay bundle. You can also watch the trailer if you haven’t seen it This has taken me so much longer than I ever anticipated. I’ve been stuck in the thick of this for so long that I thought I would never see the light and even when I did, I thought it was a fucking mirage. On multiple occasions, I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew, that I didn’t have a hope of crossing the finish line, that a mob of angry game makers, foaming at their mouths, would beat down my door and rip me limb from limb.
And yet here I am.
So what is it you might be wondering?
A torrent containing one hundred small, weird, free (mostly ignored) videogames that you probably haven’t played made by well over one hundred passionate game makers. Some were made for game jams, others were made just because, some are made by celebrated game makers, many are made by folks that you won’t know. Many are usually only available to play in your browser but I managed to convince these wonderful folks to provide me with offline versions.
I came up with the idea on a whim some months ago. It was one of those rare occasions that I actually decided to enact upon one of my ideas and I vastly underestimated just how hard it would be to put together.
I really hope you give the games a shot (there’s some really cool shit in there, promise!).
Download The Pirate Bay Bundle
Watch the Trailer
Full game list for those with shitty internet
At first I was a little confused as to the goal of the game. Once I figured it out, I didn’t find it especially hard. It was a charmer, though.
The soundtrack grated my nerves into thin slices.
I’m a sucker for stylish endless runners. They suck me in, hypnotise, smother me and beg me to never, ever leave.
There was a screenshot on Jazzuo’s (now defunct) website that I stared at for years but never played. Today was the day that I finally played it.
It’s a mouse-controlled, gravity-defying b-game and it was every bit as strange and frustrating as I imagined it to be.
The Pirate Bay Bundle “Trailer”