Weekend Fun: Have a wheeze with a Gentleman’s game and Chap Hop

Looking to class up your weekend? These gentleman might help.

Step one: Play the cute online gentleman physics shooter game “Bazooki: A Silent Affair

Bazooki: A Silent Affair online game

Bazooki: A Silent Affair - The Gentleman's Physics Shooter

Step two: Bone up on your Chap Hop! (With hearty thanks to @Edward Reynolds)

First: 30 years of Hip-Hop history with Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer

Chap Hop with Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer

Chap Hop with Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer

Second: See Professor Elemental throw down the gauntlet to Mr B: Professor Elemental – Fighting Trousers

Professor Elemental - Fighting Trousers

Professor Elemental - Fighting Trousers

Third: See the 2011 Chap Off!

2011 Chap Off

2011 Chap Off

Online casual games with amazing music

It’s a rainy Saturday in Brisbane today, so I’m indulging in online casual games with great music: music puzzles or just atmospheric music itself.

1. Auditorium

Auditorum is a physics puzzle game in which you direct streams of particles though gates to create brilliant soundscapes. The music is lush, ambient, and slow with contrasting staccato and legato passages performed with soft string-like pads and piano. The levels are natural seasons, so the music is related to each season.

Auditorium

Auditorium

2. Music Catch 1 and 2

Music Catch and Music Catch 2 are physics puzzle games in which you need to catch coloured shapes that appear in time with the music.

Music Catch

Music Catch

3. Sugar, Sugar

In Sugar, Sugar, another physics puzzle game, sugar pours out of an area on one part of the screen and you need to draw lines to direct it into a cup on another part of the screen. The music is a kind of uber-chill jazz-funk.

Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, Sugar

4. The Man With The Invisible Trousers

The Man With The Invisible Trousers is yet another terrific physics puzzle game. You guide the man around rooms–sometimes by moving the room–to get out the door avoiding traps. The music is neo-jazz-noir.

The Man With The Invisible Trousers

The Man With The Invisible Trousers

5. Gravity God

Gravity God is a physics puzzle game in which you have powers to help you make it to the exits. The musically interesting thing is that instead of a soundtrack the music is various piano sounds generated by your keyboard and mouse clicks.

Gravity God

Gravity God

6. Coma

Coma is a short but very atmospheric adventure-puzzle game with wonderfully kooky low-key/spooky musical themes.

Coma

Coma

7. Small Worlds

Small Worlds is really more simple exploration than a puzzle, but it has wonderful semi-classical and ambient electronic music and an interesting embroidered 8-bit look.

Small Worlds

Small Worlds

8. Yet One Word

Yet One Word has a phenomenal quiet eerie synthesised string and percussion soundtrack to go along with its unique movement method–you type words to move. Some of the words, and the questions asked, can be quite confronting.

Yet One Word

Yet One Word

Special Mentions

  • Of course you’ve played Portal (and if not, it’s FREE now!) and heard the cute song Still Alive in the end credits, but have you played the completely awesome Portal: The Flash Version?
  • Passage is not an online game, but it is an amazing and very heart-rending game in which you life an entire lifetime.
  • Colour My World is a very short exploration game with a beautiful soft solo piano loop.

More?

Looking for more games like the ones above? Try Casual Girl Gamers series of “Games that make you think about life”: