Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'casual games'

I have not played Echo Bazaar

I have not played Echo Bazaar. But whoo-ee, a whole lot of my friends sure are playing it. The reasons I'm not playing are as banal as I can possibly make them. I don't want to use my Twitter account...

Polygonal Fury

Polygonal Fury is a new game by a first-time game maker. In the game info, it acknowledges the influence of Boomshine and Circle Chain. The basic idea is that you click on the screen to try to start a chain...

Warzone and the Neverending Tower Defense

I found a new tower defense game via JIG, Warzone Tower Defense. It has a standard (but nice) selection of upgradable towers, and it's an open area (like the Desktop Tower Defense games) instead of pre-defined paths (like most every...

Tower Offense?

Since I've been playing and thinking about tower-defense games recently, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to have a reverse tower-defense game, where you plan out the hordes of monsters that get shot at by towers. Thinking...

Balloon Invasion

I was so impressed with GemCraft Chapter Zero that I decided to check out the page of the creators, Game in a Bottle. I found Balloon Invasion there. For everything outside of the levels, Balloon Invasion uses the same engine...

GemCraft Chapter Zero: Gem of Eternity

As I mentioned in my last post, I finally won GemCraft Chapter Zero, so I feel like I can post about it now. I'll use headers for organization, since this is going to be long. Introduction GemCraft Chapter Zero is...

iPhone adventures

The iPhone App Store has opened, and it is time for all game-bloggers of good will to talk about iPhone games. (The ones of ill will are doing it too, as are those of ill mind, of weak will, and...

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