Vertical Drop Heroes HD: My previous gaming obsession

Vertical Drop Heroes HD logo & masthead

GOG (DRM Free):

I played close to 15 hours of this over the last couple of weeks. It definitely has many warts, but at $2.79 during the holiday sale, it’s worth a look. This is the game I would load up for 20 minutes of mindless fun.

Monogame: Open source implementation of Microsoft’s XNA 4.x Framework

Monogame hero

I came across this on the FLOSS Weekly Podcast episode 286

From the Monogame website:

  • Managed Code – By leveraging C# and other .NET languages on Microsoft and
    Mono platforms you can write modern, fast, and reliable game code.

  • Cross-platform – We currently support iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Linux,
    Windows, Windows 8 Store, and Windows Phone 8 with even more platforms on the way.

  • Open-source – All the code is available to you ensuring you’ll have the
    ability to make changes when you need to or even port to whole new platforms.

  • Community – With 100s of games shipped we have built up a vibrant
    community of developers which use MonoGame for both fun and profit.

Monogame logo

Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey – A wonderful little mobile game

Spell Quest Logo

Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey (via) is a fantastic little mobile game that has began to suck up all of my “in-between” time when I’m sitting around waiting for something. The game is a lot of fun, has great animation, and best of all, it’s free!

Spell Quest screenshot