Two Awesome Games for $10

Auditorium and Fractal are at the top of the list of the list of games that I should have bought but haven’t yet. Honestly, I’m not sure why I hadn’t bought them before now. Their normal price was decent and the demos were excellent. It’s moot now, because I snapped them up today after seeing Tesh (thanks Tesh!) mention that they are both 50% off.

Both games are very fun and unique experiences which I can’t recommend enough. At least go check out the demos, which you can play online at Auditorium and Fractal.

Only issue I have is that you can’t buy both at once, you have to make two separate purchases. From the comments on their sale blog post it’s a technical issue that is being worked on.

Lawncare and the Undead

In the division of household chores between my wife and myself, I am the one tasked with mowing the lawn.  I can’t complain about it too much, since it only needs to be down for six months out of the year (as opposed to laundry), and it takes my only about an hour to do the front, the back, and trim with a weed-eater.  Despite all of that, I don’t like lawn-care, or gardening, but  I love Plants versus Zombies.

This game was not on my radar until I heard an interview with Jason Kapalka on the Gamers With Jobs Conference Call 133.  I bought it on Steam for $10 ($9.99), although you can also get it directly from PopCap but it’s listed as $19.95.

I’m not going to do any kind of in-depth review because I’m having too much fun playing (4.8 hours according to Steam).  Plus Syp over at Bio Break already did a better job than I could have.  I will say that the sense of humor and quirkiness reminds me of World of Goo.

Update – Destructoid also has a review up if you want something even more detailed or just to see some screenshots.  You can also find a demo on both the Steam and PopCap sites.