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The Games (and Notgames)

Every game I make for this project will be 100% Free, Open Source, and Cross-Platform.

For a broader sampling of my work, see my complete portfolio at NecessaryGames.com. Future games will be added here by country.

All

The Gametrekking Omnibus - click for info
The Gametrekking Omnibus - click to play

A downloadable collection of all my Gametrekking creations. All the games in this collection feature some fixes and enhancements, as well as glorious new fullscreen versions. As such, the omnibus is recommended over the individual online game links found further down the page.

For Windows:

  1. Download and run the native exe installer. Note that you need to be connected to the internet during installation, and it may take a while if you do not already have Adobe Air installed.

For Mac OS:

  1. Download and install Adobe Air from http://get.adobe.com/air.
  2. Download and run the Gametrekking Omnibus air file.

You can also:


Cambodia

A Brief History of Cambodia - click for info
A Brief History of Cambodia - click to play
The Killer - click for info
The Killer - click to play

A small notgame inspired by the thousands of senseless killings committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime. Requires no gaming skills whatsoever. Takes about three minutes to play through, though the length varies, and the experience is never quite the same for any two people.


Vietnam

Grandmother - click for info
Grandmother - click to play

A tiny interactive sketch about the mundane, sacred things of life, inspired by being in Vietnam during Tết. Takes about three minutes to play through, and requires no gaming skills.


The Heart Attack - click for info
The Heart Attack - click to play

A small notgame about two disparate lives that collide in Vietnam. Takes about five minutes to play through, and requires no gaming skills.


Taiwan

The Kindness of Strangers - click for info
The Kindness of Strangers - click to play

A small, autobiographical notgame featuring slideshows and narration, inspired by all the wonderful people my wife and I met while traveling in Taiwan. Takes only a few minutes to play through once, though a second play will offer a different experience.


Taiwan - click for info
Taiwan - click to play

A microgame about Taiwan's complex and tenuous relationship with China. The game continues to evolve as you survive for longer periods of time.


Korea

Loneliness - click for info
Loneliness - click to play

An abstract, minimalistic notgame about loneliness, made for the Korean middle school students I taught for a year. Takes about three minutes to play through, and requires no gaming skills.


Being There - click for info
Being There - click to play

A short work of interactive fiction with images, Being There requires that you download and install a free Glulx interpreter. It only takes a few minutes to play through, and you do not need to be familiar with interactive fiction or computer games.

Once you've installed a Glulx interpreter, go ahead and download Being There. You'll need to unzip it, then open it with the Glulx interpreter. You can also:


Freedom Bridge - click for info
Freedom Bridge - click to play

A very small notgame about Freedom Bridge, in the Korean DMZ. Takes about two minutes to play through, and requires no gaming skills.