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Flash games: M. Skutnik

Yesterday I got to fight zombies, but today I bumped into works of Mateusz Skutnik, which are a bit more refined than that. I was pleasantly surprised, that while looking for quality stuff, works of someone from Poland pops up.

Instead of shooting, the games are more into exploring rooms, finding stuff and solving riddles. As for me – on a minus side, there is less mood than in zombies and no soothing action (shooting), on the other hand, exploration is a plus. I believe mixing action and thinking and mood is the way to go, riddles alone may get tiring after some time.

See here for one called Covert Front. First episode. I finished it myself so I am proud.

Covert Front

I clicked a bit around and it turned out that Mr Skutnik is a rather known Polish illustrator. He co-created a cartoon illustrating one of the Polish philosophers. Read some of his blog. Impressive.


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  1. December 26th, 2007 | 1:02 pm

    […] Conclusion: definitely possible to build an interesting online game. There are some games which have a storyline (e.g. Covert Front by M. Skutnik), but most are rather shallow (surely there must be some gems I haven’t found yet of course). This seems mostly due to the business model for the games, but it’s another topic. Posted to Commentary […]