< Top Ten Free Games of 2008

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THE MIDNIGHT POST * February 2009
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Even More Bloons
Genre: Puzzle
Install: Plays in your Browser - Click to Play.

If you haven't heard of the insanely popular Bloons series of games, you're in for a treat. Your task is simple - use a limited number of arrows to pop the on-screen balloons. Bombs, trampolines, helium jars, and other puzzle elements need to be incorporated to attain your goal. Bloons mixes up two classic games, Bust-A-Move and Scorched Earth, to create some truly challenging puzzle boards.

Fantastic Contraption
Genre: Puzzle/Simulation
Install: Plays in your Browser - Click to Play.

Fanastic Contraptions lets you build an incredible machine that twists and turns and moves and shakes its way across the level toward an assigned goal. The game sports a solid physics engine and intuitive controls. It's fun to try out weird and wacky combinations of gears and belts, just to see what might happen.

Factory Balls 2
Genre: Puzzle
Install: Plays in your Browser - Click to Play.

A deliciously simple puzzle game by designer Bart Bonte. Your task in each stage is to use available tools to create a little ball creature, complete with googly eyes, to specification. It's a quick diversion, like many of the designer's games, but it's a blast while it lasts.

Genre: Physics Puzzle
Install: Plays in your Browser - Click to Play.

A neat twist on the physics genre. The Meeblings are tiny creatures with very specific properties. Some can attract other Meeblings like magnets, others repel them, others still can destroy obstacles. Working together, you must transport a group of Meeblings to a goal. Simple and elegant.

The Majesty of Colors
Genre: Experimental
Install: Plays in your Browser - Click to Play.

2008 was a year filled with experimental games that tried a different approach to gaming. Titles such as Passage and You Have To Burn The Rope made headlines, our personal pick in this category is I Fell in Love with the Majesty of Colors. The less said about this game, the better... it's a minimalist design that hints at what games may come.

Want even more free games?

We hope you enjoyed our selection of great free games of 2008. For even more games, be sure to stop by and check out some of the following sites from time to time: The Indie Games Blog , The Independent Games Source, Gamezebo or Jay Is Games. And for an extensive list, drop by 1Up.Com's 101 Free Games of 2008. - there is enough gameplay in these games to keep you busy for months.

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