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MyPlayYard – Pinata Hunter 2

Categories: Awards, Flash, Free, Games, Online, Others    - November 25, 2012

Pinata Hunter 2 is an Awards game from MyPlayYard.

Place your bag in the right spot to catch all the candy you can beat out of the pinata!

Use the funds to buy upgrades.

Have fun!

By White Wolf

current rating 2.79

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Best Developer of 2007: and the winner is…

Categories: Awards   10 comments - January 16, 2008

Best Developer 2007WoggerThanks to all of you who voted for their favorite developers for 2007! The vote is now over, and the undisputed winner with more that one-third of the votes is… Bernd Mattiebe!

As I’m writing this, Bernd’s most famous site, Woggerworld, has been hacked and has been temporarily taken down :-( This is a bad news for the whole Wogger community and we should give him all the support we can and hope his site will be up and running again soon!

Paskapet finished second in the competition and Mateusz Skutnik and Rodrigo Roesler are third ex-aequo!

Congrats to all our winners and to all the nominees!

Final Results:

1 – Bernd Mattiebe 37.9%
2 – Paskapet 19.6%
3 ex-aequo – Mateusz Skutnik / Rodrigo Roesler
9.3%
5 – Bart Bonte 7.1%
6 – Stephen Harris 3.7%
7 ex-aequo – Federico Rutenberg / Yoshio Ishii 2.9%
9 –Joel Esler 2.7%
10 – Shawn Tanner 1.9%
11 – John Cooney 1.4%
12 – WeCreateStuff 1.1%

Best Developers of 2007: Top 12

Categories: Awards   4 comments - January 2, 2008

1st Annual Awards1st Annual AwardsA big thank you to everyone that cast a vote in the 2007 Best Developers of the Year.

We are pleased to announce that nearly 5000 votes have been cast since you started voting for your favorite developers.

Without further ado, here are the 12 finalists you picked as the Best Developers of 2007 in their category, ranked by total votes received!

Room Escape games

Paskapet (Russia) – Best Developer 2007 (Room Escape games)

Escape Orange RoomBest Developer 2007 - GoldPaskapet is a very prolific Flash game developer from Russia, who has released six Room Escape games in the last eight months! After the release of Escape Library, Paskapet made five games in the “Colored Rooms” series, Escape Pink Room, Magenta Room, Green Room, Orange Room and Turquoise Room.

Rodrigo Roesler (Brazil)

Trapped - The White RabbitBest Developer 2007 - SilverRodrigo Roesler is a Web designer and a Flash game developer from Brazil. He released Trapped – The White Rabbit last September, the first installment of a very promising trilogy of Point’n’Click adventure and Escape games. The second installment, The Dark, is now live!

Shawn Tanner (U.S.A.)

Escape the PhoneboothBest Developer 2007 - BronzeShawn Tanner is the author of several popular flash games and the Webmaster of Afro-Ninja Productions. Shawn released three Room Escape games this year in his very popular Escape series: Escape the Car, Escape the Closet and Escape the Phone Booth.

Point’n’Click/Adventure games

Bernd Mattiebe (Germany) – Best Developer 2007 (Adventure games)

WoggerBest Developer 2007 - GoldBernd Mattiebe is a German artist and designer. He is also the man who gave life last year to Wogger, a cute red alien. Since then, he has created over 100 chapters for the Wogger Mini series that more and more people enjoy playing every week.

Federico Rutenberg (Argentina)

EsklavosBest Developer 2007 - SilverFederico Rutenberg released the first chapter of Esklavos last April. Esklavos is a Point’n’Click Adventure series involving two young aliens. Since then, he has created 9 more chapters and Esklavos is quickly becoming popular series.

Mateusz Skutnik (Poland)

Covert FrontBest Developer 2007 - BronzeMateusz Skutnik defines himself as a Flash games architect and a graphic novel artist. His best known adventure/escape series so far is Submachine (with two new chapters this year, Submachine 4 and FLF). He also started two new adventure series this year, Covert Front and Daymare Town. The author is now developing “Submachine 5: the Root” that should be released in January.

Puzzle games

Bart Bonte (Belgium) – Best Developer 2007 (Puzzle games)

Factory BallsBest Developer 2007 - GoldBart Bonte is a Flash developer from Belgium who has already developed successful games. More well known for his Room Escape games (the Bonte Room series, A bark in the Dark, Loose the Moose), Bart released several puzzle games in 2007, such as Fields of Logic, Chicken Grow and more recently, Factory Balls.

Yoshio Ishii (Japan)

Hoshi Saga 2Best Developer 2007 - SilverFrom japan, Yoshio Ishii has been designing Flash games for several years now. He is well known for his Neko Series, a series of games involving cats. In 2007, he decided to focus on creating puzzle games, and released some very creative games such as Plupon, the amazing Hoshi Saga series, and more recently, Slidon.

Stephen Harris (New Zealand)

BloonsBest Developer 2007 - BronzeStephen Harris is the author of the Bloons series and many other successful games. The original Bloons game was released last March and became an instant hit. Since then, Stephen has created Bloons World, a site dedicated to Bloons fans, two “Bloons” Tower Defense games, and a few other puzzle/skill games!

Action/Platform/Skill games

John Cooney (U.S.A.) – Best Developer 2007 (Action/Skill games)

Ball Revamped 5Best Developer 2007 - GoldJohn Cooney is very well known in the Flash gaming community for his Ball Revamped and Four Second series. He released many new games this year, such as Scribble 2, Luminara, Ball Revamped 5 or Ocean Explorer to name a few. Now working full time at ArmorGames, you can expect more creative games from this guy!

WeCreateStuff (Israel)

Portal: The Flash VersionBest Developer 2007 - SilverWeCreateStuff defines itself as a group of (young) nerds with way too much free time. They released Portal: The Flash Version last October, a awesome Flash 2D version of the first person action/puzzle game developed by Valve.

Joel Esler (Australia)

FoldBest Developer 2007 - BronzeJoel Esler is a Flash game developer from Australia. Last September, he uploaded at Kongregate his first game, a physics-based platformer named Manifold. Even though Manifold was only a demo, it was an instant hit. After a few weeks, Joel released Fold, a full version of his previous game with much more challenging levels!

The Best Developers of 2007

Categories: Awards   4 comments - December 13, 2007

1st Annual Awards1st Annual AwardsHere at FreeGamesNews, we love free browser-based games. The end of the year is coming soon, and it’s time for YOU to cast your vote for the Best Developers of the year in our first annual FreeGamesNews Awards.

To keep things simple, we have decided to give Best Developer awards for the following four categories:

  • Room Escape games,
  • Point’n’Click/Adventure games,
  • Puzzle games,
  • Action/Platform/Skill games.

For each category, we have picked 10 developers or studios that we feel have created one of the best games of the year.

Vote for up to 3 developers in each category. You have until the end of the year to vote for who you think really deserves the title with the results being announced during the first week of 2008.

A BIG thanks to all the developers for their great effort and work!

2007 Top 10 Developers in the Category Room Escape games

2007 Top 10 Developers in the Category Point’n’Click Adventure games

2007 Top 10 Developers in the Category Puzzle games

2007 Top 10 Developers in the Category Action/Platform/Skill games

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2007 Top 10 Developers in the category Room Escape games

Categories: Awards   8 comments - December 13, 2007

Here at FreeGamesNews, we love free browser-based games. The end of the year is coming soon, and it’s time for YOU to cast your vote for the Best Developers of the year in our first annual FreeGamesNews Awards.

Here are the 10 nominees in the category Best Room Escape games Developers of 2007, in alphabetical order:

John Feltham (U.K.)

Prism CoreJohn Feltham is a Flash developer from UK. His first two games, Sphere Core and Cube Core were released last October, followed by last month’s Prism Core. His Core series is growing in popularity and was well received by many gamers.

Pierre Gauthier (France)

MuselockPierre Gauthier is a French Flash developer who released Muselock, his first Room Escape game, last summer. The author provided both French and English versions of a very nice-looking and creative game, and we are looking forward to his next game.

Gump (Japan)

Guest HouseGump is a Flash game designer from Japan. He is the creator of Terminal House, Rental House and Guest House. All three games were released this year and each installment is better than the last.

Idac (Japan)

The Shochu BarIdac is a Japanese Web design and software development company. They have released numerous excellent Room Escape games over the past two years. With titles like The White Day, The Scrapper, Vision Museum, The Shochu Bar, Strawberry Tomato and Nigepico 1.2, IDAC is a serious contender for the award! Their latest installment, Bon Voyage, was released yesterday…

Mofuya (Japan)

Another RoomMofuya is a Japanese Flash developer and the creator of several Room Escape games such as Mobai Room, Swan’s Room and Quaint Room. He released two new Escape games this year, Another Room and Mobai Room 2.

Noaki Nakashima (Japan)

Dona Room 3Noaki Nakashima is a Room Escape games developer from Japan, famous for his popular Dona Room series. The author released new Room Escape games this year, Unfair Note and Dona Room 3 – Bath Escape. Unfortunately, most of his games are only available in Japanese.

Neutral (Japan)

RGBNeutral is a Japanese Flash Escape games developer: he has produced two challenging and very polished Room Escape games in 2007, Sphere and RGB. Neutral is now working on his next Room Escape game that should be released in the first half of 2008. Keep an eye on his work and in the meantime, enjoy his latest mini-game, Christmas Escape!

Paskapet (Russia)

Escape Orange RoomPaskapet is a very prolific Flash game developer from Russia, who has released six Room Escape games in the last eight months! After the release of Escape Library, Paskapet made five games in the “Colored Rooms” series, Escape Pink Room, Magenta Room, Green Room, Orange Room and Turquoise Room.

Rodrigo Roesler (Brazil)

Trapped - The White RabbitRodrigo Roesler is a Web designer and a Flash game developer from Brazil. He released Trapped – The White Rabbit last September, the first installment of a very promising trilogy of Point’n’Click adventure and Escape games. The second installment, The Dark, is due before the end of December…

Shawn Tanner (U.S.A.)

Escape the PhoneboothShawn Tanner is the author of several popular flash games and the Webmaster of Afro-Ninja Productions. Shawn released three Room Escape games this year in his very popular Escape series: Escape the Car, Escape the Closet and Escape the Phone Booth.

2007 Top 10 Developers in the category Adventure games

Categories: Awards   4 comments - December 13, 2007

Here at FreeGamesNews, we love free browser-based games. The end of the year is coming soon, and it’s time for YOU to cast your vote for the Best Developers of the year in our first annual FreeGamesNews Awards.

Here are the 10 nominees in the category Best Adventure games Developers of 2007, in alphabetical order:

Aztec (Japan)

Dr DokkoyAztec is a Flash Adventure/Escape games designer from Japan. Between June and December 07, Aztec released four unique and superbly crafted games, Shrine (Jinja), Escape from Island, Escape from Octlien and Dr Dokkoy.

Anders Gustafsson (Swede)

GatewayAnders Gustafsson is an independent developer from Swede who mainly works with film and game production. He is well known in the Flash games community for his very popular Point’n’Click Adventure series Gateway. The second installment in the series was released last March.

Gionatan Iasio (Italy)

WarbearsGionatan Iasio is a Flash games designer from Italy and the brilliant mind behind the Warbears series. Warbears Mission 2 and Mission 3 were released this year, and the author is already working on the upcoming fourth installment in the series, “Underwater”.

Makibishi Studio

Makibishi ComicMakibishi Comic is a very creative and original Point’n’Click adventure game created by Makibishi Studio of Japan (their site really deserves a visit!) Makibishi Comic is loaded with fascinating artwork and the overall quality is impressive!

Bernd Mattiebe (Germany)

WoggerBernd Mattiebe is a German artist and designer. He is also the man who gave life last year to Wogger, a cute red alien. Since then, he has created over 100 chapters for the Wogger Mini series that more and more people enjoy playing every week.

Dan Russell-Pinson (U.S.A.)

Tipping PointDan Russell-Pinson has been programming since the early 80’, but he only started learning Flash a few months ago. Last August, he released the first chapter of Tipping Point, a very promising series of adventure games, and the second chapter went live a few weeks ago.

Federico Rutenberg (Argentina)

EsklavosFederico Rutenberg released the first chapter of Esklavos last April. Esklavos is a Point’n’Click Adventure series involving two young aliens. Since then, he has created 9 more chapters and Esklavos is quickly becoming popular series.

On (Japan)

Dwarf CompleteOn of Eyezmaze, the creator of the hugely popular Grow series has released several games this year, with major hits like Dwarf Complete or Grow Island, along with a few others like Neighbours, Grow Nano vol.2 and Galves Adventure.

Mateusz Skutnik (Poland)

Covert FrontMateusz Skutnik defines himself as a Flash games architect and a graphic novel artist. His best known adventure/escape series so far is Submachine (with two new chapters this year, Submachine 4 and FLF). He also started two new adventure series this year, Covert Front and Daymare Town. The author is now developing “Submachine 5: the Root” that should be released in January.

Trickysheep (New Zealand)

Anika OdysseyTrickysheep is a digital publisher based in New Zealand. The 21st of November, they released Anika’s Odyssey – Land of the Taniwha, “a magical adventure deep into a lush and enchanted land”. The game was coded by Jeff Nusz, the author of another original adventure game released this year, Sprout, with art by Tom Robinson.

2007 Top 10 Developers in the Category Puzzle games

Categories: Awards    - December 13, 2007

Here at FreeGamesNews, we love free browser-based games. The end of the year is coming soon, and it’s time for YOU to cast your vote for the Best Developers of the year in our first annual FreeGamesNews Awards.

Here are the 10 nominees in the category Best Puzzle games Developers of 2007, in alphabetical order:

Bart Bonte (Belgium)

Factory BallsBart Bonte is a Flash developer from Belgium who has already developed successful games. More well known for his Room Escape games (the Bonte Room series, A bark in the Dark, Loose the Moose), Bart released several puzzle games in 2007, such as Fields of Logic, Chicken Grow and more recently, Factory Balls.

Damien Clarke (Australia)

BloxorzDamien Clarke is a Flash game designer from Australia. Many of his games are co-sponsored by several major games portals, which is a sign of quality. The author has released two excellent puzzle games this year, Silversphere and Bloxorz.

Creative Units (Germany)

ExcitCreative Units is a German development and games design company that created Excit earlier this year. Excit is a very nice viral Flash game that borrows from RoadBlocks and its clone Orbox B heavily, but it takes the original idea to a whole new level!

GamePure (Japan)

Micro ArtGamePure is a Flash game design studio from Japan. GamePure has released many action games this year, such as Speed Cluster, Oshidama or the very cute Bound Bear series. They have also created a very unique Collapse-type game, Micro Art, impressive on many levels.

Stephen Harris (New Zealand)

BloonsStephen Harris is the author of the Bloons series and many other successful games. The original Bloons game was released last March and became an instant hit. Since then, Stephen has created Bloons World, a site dedicated to Bloons fans, two “Bloons” Tower Defense games, and a few other puzzle/skill games!

Yoshio Ishii (Japan)

Hoshi Saga 2From japan, Yoshio Ishii has been designing Flash games for several years now. He is well known for his Neko Series, a series of games involving cats. In 2007, he decided to focus on creating puzzle games, and released some very creative games such as Plupon, the amazing Hoshi Saga series, and more recently, Slidon.

Taro Ito (Japan)

Chat NoirTaro Ito, the game designer behind Gamedesign, has released many games over the years, and this year was no different with four new puzzle game titles, Porolith Flash, The Four Color Problem, School Wars and Chat Noir.

Michael Le

Jelly BlocksWhen Michael Le from Canada released his puzzle game Jelly Blocks last summer, he certainly wasn’t expecting instant success. Jelly Blocks is so simple and absorbing that people can’t stop playing. And with 100 levels available to play, it can take a while to complete it.

Preloaded (U.K.)

LaunchballPreloaded is a London-based Web design agency. After CDX, a multi-episode adventure released last year, Preloaded is back in 2007 with LaunchBall, a new addictive Puzzle/Physics Flash game created for the Science Museum in London their new Launchpad gallery.

Adam Schroeder (U.S.A.)

Sola Rola - THe Gravity MazeAdam Schroeder is the creator of the very challenging and delightful puzzle game Sola Rola. He also released the third (and final?) installment in his Asteroids Revenge earlier this year, and is now co-working on Argue (About Everything) with a fellow developer, a multiplayer real-time strategy game set for release next year at Kongregate.

2007 Top 10 Developers in the category Action/Skill games

Categories: Awards    - December 13, 2007

Here at FreeGamesNews, we love free browser-based games. The end of the year is coming soon, and it’s time for YOU to cast your vote for the Best Developers of the year in our first annual FreeGamesNews Awards.

Here are the 10 nominees in the category Best Action/Platform/Skill games Developers of 2007, in alphabetical order:

John Cooney (U.S.A.)

Ball Revamped 5John Cooney is very well known in the Flash gaming community for his Ball Revamped and Four Second series. He released many new games this year, such as Scribble 2, Luminara, Ball Revamped 5 or Ocean Explorer to name a few. Now working full time at ArmorGames, you can expect more creative games from this guy!

Krešimir Cvitanović (Croatia)

Bubble Struggle 2 - RebubbledKrešimir Cvitanović created Bubble Struggle also know as Bubble Trouble in 2002. The game was an instant success, so he decided to make a sequel. Five years later, the very long awaited Bubble Struggle 2 – Rebubbled was finally released. Fortunately, the sequel was worth the wait!

Donut Games (Swede)

Sunday LawnDonut Games is a Flash games portal operated by Swedish Game Development, located in Malmö, Sweden. The team behind the site has released several original games during the first half of this year, such as Castle Smasher, Chicken and Egg, Sunday Lawn or Lucky Coins.

Joel Esler (Australia)

FoldJoel Esler is a Flash game developer from Australia. Last September, he uploaded at Kongregate his first game, a physics-based platformer named Manifold. Even though Manifold was only a demo, it was an instant hit. After a few weeks, Joel released Fold, a full version of his previous game with much more challenging levels!

Case Hollingsworth (U.S.A.)

OrangeCase Hollingsworth is a young artist from Lincoln, Nebraska (U.S.A.). His Simple Defense game, Red, was a huge success last year. Orange, the second installment in his “Colors” series was released last March and Case is now working on Black. He also recently released 5 differences, a beautiful game of comparisons.

Jp (France)

CapsulesJp is a French Flash game developer and the webmaster of Pepere.org. Jp only released two Flash games in 2007, Crazy Mammoths, a racing action game, and the excellent Capsules, a surprisingly challenging skill/puzzle game.

Lewis Mitchell (Australia)

PlatformLewis Mitchell from Australia is the author of a Shockwave episodic platformer, Platform, in which you must guide two young characters to the end of each level. Each week, the author adds a new level, challenging enough to keep you coming back for more.

Nitrome (U.K.)

Hot Air 2Nitrome is a well known London-based games design studio that has released news Flash games in 2007 at an impressive pace. With 13 titles released in 2007 at the time of writing, Nitrome is a serious contender in the Arcade/Platform category.

Alexandre Renevey (Switzerland)

Bubble IslandsAlexandre Renevey is game developer from Switzerland. He released Bubble Islands last January, an impressive retro-style arcade/puzzle game inspired by Puyo Puyo, a game developed in 1991 by the Japanese company Compile. This game was a finalist of the 2007 IGF Festival in the Best Web Browser Game category.

WeCreateStuff (Israel)

Portal: The Flash VersionWeCreateStuff defines itself as a group of (young) nerds with way too much free time. They released Portal: The Flash Version last October, a awesome Flash 2D version of the first person action/puzzle game developed by Valve.


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