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New Games Round-up

They just don't stop coming. Yet more brand spanking new games to tickle your fancy.

Hooray! Another freshly-baked batch of wonderful casual games for your delectation has arrived! This week, we take in the avenues and jazz clubs of gay Paree, post-invasion Earth, the ruins of empires, decidedly unnerving country houses and, er, some water. We spoil you, we really do. But it's okay, because you're nice.

Published by Andy Jowett on 8th December 2010

Top 10 RPG Games of 2010

We left no cave unexplored, no chest unopened and no corpse un-robbed in our quest to bring you the ten best casual RPG games of the year.

Before we get deluged with hate mail from fans of Runescape, Dragons Age Origins and World of Warcraft, we ought to point out that this is a list of casual RPGs, not multi-million-dollar budget console or PC games or MMORPGs. All the games on our list can be played in your browser for free. None of then require you to sign-up. Nor should any of them take much more than a few hours to complete.

Published by Tasha on 5th December 2010

Corporation Inc

Armor Games head of development John Cooney has created yet another hit game with Corporation Inc, a business-cum-tower-building sim that proves that work really can be fun... when you're the boss.

If you've always fancied yourself as a bit of a captain of industry type but could never persuade those pesky venture capitalists to part with their wodges of cash to get you going on that million dollar idea, then you are in luck. Equally, if you're yearning to unleash you inner megalomaniacal empire builder, have we got a treat for you!

Published by Andy Jowett on 1st December 2010

Top 10 underwater games

Dust off your flippers, dig out your wet suit and wipe down your goggles, for we are going to be doing some deep sea diving in this issue's list of games.

Ahoy there, casual gamers. This week, we are heading to the briny deep, the big swell, old Davey Jones's locker, that big, wet thing - the sea.

Published by Andy Jowett on 28th November 2010

Opinion: Child's play

It's not violent games like GTA4 that we should be worrying about warping our children's minds but all those dead easy casual games that are popping up all over the place.

Blimey, have you seen how rubbish Lego is these days? To make a spaceship you stick the cockpit piece onto the body piece and that's it. You can't go wrong and you can't make anything different.

Published by Elliot Curtis on 27th November 2010

Top ten Online Physics Games of 2010

You don't need to be a genius to realise there is something peculiar about our list of the best ten online physics games of the year.

Yes, Einstein, we are fully aware that this top 10 list is a little unusual. The fact that it does not contain ten items is - to say the least - not the norm for such lists. It could indeed be construed as a violation of Advertising Standards. In our defence, we really did try to choose only ten games.

Published by Tasha on 25th November 2010

Another 20 games that make you think about life

Fans of philosophical games rejoice. We have a further 20 thought-provoking games for you to play.

First we gave you five. Then we gave you ten. Now we are giving you 20 games that make you think about life. If you have developed a taste for games of a philosophical nature, then you should be in for a treat - we have some seriously innovative games here, everything from Elude, a game that explores the nature of depression, to Ulitsa Dimitrova, a tale about a street-urchin in Russia.

Published by Tasha on 20th November 2010


One eye, one button, one to try. Don't miss probably the best one-button dungeon crawler ever made.

As the lucky readers of this esteemed blog will know by thanks to Tasha's splendid top ten, there's plenty of good gaming fun to be had with just one button. Indeed, as One Button Bob and the baffling yet addictive Poto and Cabenga have demonstrated, there is a mind-boggling array of things you can do with just that single control approach - jump, fly, fight, sprint, squish, climb, tap dance...well, maybe not the last one. Not yet, anyway.

Published by Andy Jowett on 18th November 2010

New game round-up

What connects a sadistic turtle-crushing businessman with a gurgling purple sea monster? Like, we have any idea. But they both feature in out latest round-up of the best new online games.

There's nothing like good old games, except perhaps great new ones. There's a lot of them out there, but here at Casual Girl Gamer, we leave no web-based stone unturned to find the very best titles for you to get your beat-em-up, tower defence and/or RPG groove on.

Published by Andy Jowett on 15th November 2010

Jake Elliott

You won't find any resource-management or mindless slash and dash games in Jake Elliott's portfolio. What you will find are thought-provoking games that encourage you to ponder on the human experience.

There is often no-one more critical of an artist's work than the artist himself. Some have been known to destroy their creations, having spent months - years in some cases - painstakingly creating them, so infuriated were they by some minor imperfection that only they could see. Game developers - being highly creative people too - can also be somewhat self-judgmental on occasions.

Published by Alex Kearns on 14th November 2010
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