Summer Sale

The Steam summer sale is going one for a couple more days, which means it’s a great time to get a whole lot of computer games for really cheap. The question of when I (or any of you) will find the time to play all those games is another matter entirely… Actually, I haven’t bought much so far this year, just a few things that have been sitting on my wish list for ages.

Anyway, if you’re looking for some games, Car Washer: Summer of the Ninja, one of my previous projects, is 50% off through the end of the sale. It’s nothing like Aurora’s Nightmare, and might not be for everyone, but if you don’t mind a simple concept and old style sprite graphics, it’s a fun little action casual game. Even with all the time I’ve spent on it, I still enjoy it and even find the later levels pretty challenging. If you do pick it up, here are a couple of tips.

1. If you’re an experienced gamer, you’ll want to choose the “Skip to the Action” option (in red) after completing the first level so you can skip the rest of the tutorial levels (since the game was designed to accommodate casual gamers, the tutorial levels are kind of slow for more experienced players). Don’t worry, you won’t miss any upgrades or story scenes and you can even go back and replay the skipped levels later on if you want.

2. I recommend moving around the cars pretty frequently (at least every few seconds, though faster is fine (better even, especially after you’ve gotten some upgrades)). Don’t worry too much about how clean each side is. So long as you keep moving around at a good pace and frequently hitting each side  with the appropriate tool, you’ll clean the car quickly enough.

3. After the first few levels, the game starts to speed up quite a bit and gets a lot more frantic as stronger enemies are introduced.