Time Waster - Kongregate’s ‘Cute Overload’ challenge
Kongregate is one of my go-to sites when looking for Time Wasters (along with /r/webgames from reddit, Armor Games and Not Doppler to name a few). For the past year, Kongregate has had contests where you’d gain a certain achievement and gain a “Kongpanion,” a cute little pal. I only had a few, since wasting time is serious business and I need to focus.
But the site now is offering a chance to experience a “cuteness overload” and gain another Kongpanion. It is attached to games where you could earn a Kongpanion, which means you get a chance to play some fun games you may have enjoyed in the past (such as “Curl Up and Fly” and “Sushi Cat”), but it also leads you to many games you may not have played. And it prompts you to try games you may not otherwise try.
The Last Word
I’m slowly but surely starting to believe in karma as a balance to the more selfish things we do. Sometimes, our ambitions can outweigh our ability to keep friends’ feelings in mind.
Basically, I’m gonna tell a story about how much of a jerk I am.
Time Waster - ZomboGems
Sometimes the tensest part of a horror movie is when a character is trying to do a mundane task that is made horribly complicated by panic. Like gassing up your car in the midst of a zombie attack. But with ZomboGems, they’ve added another level of complexity by adding the nonsensical need to match gems in order to fill your tank (the gems hold the gas, or some nonsense). Basically they were looking for an excuse to squish two games into one, and they did.
As you match gem colors by three or more, you shoot, or lob weapons at the oncoming hordes of zombies. In between pit stops, you can supposedly upgrade your vehicle, buy some items that make killing the zombies easier or gassing up faster. But the upgrade system feels terribly imbalanced – you can’t afford the good stuff and end up being walloped as you progress through the game. Basically forcing you to replay levels (such as they are) until you can buy better gear to beat that oncoming hoard. It isn’t a deal-breaker, but it does get a little tedious –especially considering how similar the levels are to begin with.
Sunc up your New Year’s resolution
With 2015 upon us, people in Bangor and around the country are setting goals to improve their health, get organized or save more money in the New Year. The chance of achieving those goals has never been greater thanks to today’s technology and smartphones, such as the iPhone 6, which offer apps and products to help keep users on track and increase the likelihood of sticking with any resolution throughout the year.
Mobile devices have become a vital part of simplifying our lives. Using new technology and apps to help stay on track with new year resolutions will help turn those resolutions into routines that become part of our daily lives.
Get in the game
Local game developer offers classes
ORONO – Chuck Carter, founder of Eagre Games, is offering classes for those interested in learning how to get into the game development industry. The classes will be offered at the IMRC at the University of Maine Campus and include 3D modeling and motion graphics.
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