Gamezebo Archives - September 2008

House of Wonders: Kitty Kat Wedding Review

Sep 14, 2008

If ever a case could be made for a game being so bad it's good, it's House of Wonders: Kitty Kat Wedding. It's an absurd and kooky premise accompanied by a patchwork of gaudy hidden object challenges and mini-games with eye-bleeding graphics, yet there's something strangely endearing about it all the same.

Larry's sorry-looking tomcat, Mr. Bones, is in love with the neighbor's cat Ms. Felicity and they want to get married. The problem, as Larry explains, is that they don't have any money – because they're cats. (Hmm... so it's strange that cats should have money, but not strange that they're getting married...)
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Pet Pals: New Leash on Life Preview

Sep 14, 2008

Legacy Interactive is getting ready to release the next game in the Pet Pals series, Pet Pals: New Leash on Life, as a PC download at LegacyGames.com on October 1.

The game lets animal lovers step into the shoes of a veterinarian to diagnose and treat more than 15 different breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and exotic animals like iguanas and chinchillas.
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Just In - Scrapbook Paige

Sep 13, 2008

Scrapbook Paige, the hidden object game that we previewed earlier this month, has just launched over at the website of developer Aisle 5 Games. Click here to download the game, click here to write a review, and click here to discuss it in our forum. Our review and strategy guide are coming soon! Read more »
 

Gamezebo Beta: 3 New Games to Beta Next Week

Sep 13, 2008

We have 3 new games that we are adding to our beta test program early next week.

If you are interested in joining our Beta Test program to play games first and provide  your valuable feedback to developers, click here to contact us and include the words "Beta Tester" in the subject line.  We'll add you to our list.

If you are already on our beta test program, do not worry.  We'll continue to email you with our beta tests. Read more »
 

Casual Games @ TechCrunch 50

Sep 13, 2008

This week in San Francisco, the technology industry's leading lights gathered for the second annual TechCrunch 50 (nee 40, 20) to pick the best and most exciting new companies and business ideas. The event, spearheaded by the insidery blog TechCrunch, is designed to ferret out the best new companies and ideas regardless of their stage, ability to pay, or PR savvy.

As usual, there are myriad doubts about the honesty of the process and politicization of the choices, but the basic premire is sound: filter a large number of ideas to 52 good ones and let the experts decide on the best and brightest.

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Just In - Slingo Supreme

Sep 12, 2008

Slingo Supreme has launched! Download the game, write a review, or discuss it in our forum. Review and strategy guide coming soon. Read more »
 

Just In - Jewel Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear

Sep 12, 2008

iWin has just launched Jewel Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear, the first hidden object game in the Jewel Quest franchise. Click here to download the game, click here to write a review, and click here to talk about the game in our forum. Review and strategy guide coming soon. Read more »
 

Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends Review

Sep 12, 2008

Hidden object mystery games are so popular these days that developers can't seem to make them fast enough to keep up with the demand! The latest seek-and-find whodunit is Mystery Chronicles – A Murder Among Friends, a game that puts your sleuthing and puzzle-solving skills to the test in 19th-century France.

The story, told through watercolor-style illustrations, begins when the Parisian main character gets a letter from his cousin Charles in Lyon saying that strange things have been happening. You travel to Lyon to help only to find Charles and his wife dead and their children missing.
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Redrum Preview

Sep 12, 2008

Redrum is a reference to Stephen King's horror classic The Shining, and it's a clear indication that Anarchy Enterprises had something a little different in mind when they designed this upcoming mature-themed hidden object game.

Based on the sneak-peak that Anarchy Enterprises gave us, Redrum isn't a game that you'd want to play with the kids. But a juicy mystery-horror plot and a mature tone reminiscent of games like Women's Murder Club indicated a casual game that isn't afraid to push the envelope with edgier content.
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Frogs in Love Review

Sep 12, 2008

There goes an old saying that you'll find a prince if you kiss enough frogs. Boomzap's Frogs in Love manages to kiss an awful lot of frogs (well, mini-games) and finds itself a pondful of princes. Too bad that the whole package has a bit of a pauper problem.
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