Free Game Friday: A Game That Wants You to Give Up
This week’s games are all about constant motion. From a technicolor open-world skating game to an almost impossible Flash game that mocks you as you fail, this week’s games are all about making sure you get in motion and stay there.
Jumping Line is a simple game but it’s also very attractively done. You play as a well, jumping line and you’ll need to navigate from platform to platform. Since you’re constantly bouncing your jumps are more a matter of timing than usual but the game’s visuals make that feel more leisurely than hectic.
If you think modern video games are just too easy you’ll probably enjoy Give Up, a Flash game that quickly ramps up the difficulty to a punishing degree and then rubs your face in it. The game even offers up a big GIVE UP button so that you can admit your failure at any time. Wuss.
Zineth is a fun new free downloadable game for PC and Mac. The game plays a bit like a hyped-up open-world version of Jet Grind Radio, and while it doesn’t have the same visual acuity as JGR it does share its love of bright expressive colors. For a student project Zineth is an impressive achievement, and it’s certainly worth your time.