“ORBITER” is a complex, full-fledged flight simulator that takes you beyond the skies and into outer space. Highly detailed and deep in its implementation of existing spaceship control, this amazing, free program allows you to launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center to deploy a satellite, rendezvous with the International Space Station or take the futuristic Delta-glider for a tour through the solar system among other things.
Explore the process a very low budget indie developer might take to create an online video game. You can see character sketches, early stage 3D models, even play with early versions of the game engine he has created. Also learn about an exciting online game building tool.
If you enjoy challenging puzzles, you should try “Vision” from Neutral. In this free, Myst-style Flash game, you are asked to escape from a mysterious room. You will need to solve a number of puzzles, including finding and using objects and figuring out mini-puzzles within the room to open boxes, compartments, etc.
If you are looking for some free 8-bit action online, check out Pizza City – a web-based Flash game that somehow recalls for this writer Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, GTA and Paperboy all at once.
24-Hour Police is a free download that looks like a cross between Mario Bros. and Mortal Kombat.