To put it differently, us gnomes can get terribly (easily also) distracted, and fail to mention important adventure gaming news. Although the reasons of said distraction will not be analyzed just yet, this surely is the proper and divinely foreseen place for a few words on the latest xii games game.
Linus, short for What Linus Bruckman Sees When His Eyes Are Closed, is a freeware adventure game (shockingly by xii games), you can get your greedy hands on merely by clicking here. Linus -of course- isn't any old freeware adventure. This is a highly polished and more importantly highly innovative game, that has been inspired by Nintendo DS's dual screen layout and let's you simultaneously experience two different stories with just one mouse. Quite fantastic really. Find out more by reading some of the game's designer's thoughts or by waiting for my reviews, that will soon appear both in this modest Lair of mine and in the esteemed Adventure Lantern magazine.
Samorost, on the other hand, has only one story to offer. A great story that suits the amazing but quirky graphics just perfectly, but still only one old-fashioned story. Then again, it's such a bizarre and eerie game, and now that it's gone all deluxe, downloadable & installable, while also sporting a 4.2/5 @ MobyGames, it's quite frankly an irresistible download. Get it over at Telltale's eclectic stash. The original, famous and very-very (that's two verys) flash version of Samorost can be enjoyed here.
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