Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Games I Played in 2015

These are the games I've played in 2015, on XBox One or the 360:

  • Resonance of fate
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Darksiders
  • Rayman Legends
  • Gears of War Judgment
  • Final Fantasy Type 0
  • Massive Chalice
  • Thief
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Metro 2033
  • Metro Last Light
  • Tomb Raider
  • Walking Dead
  • Halo 5
  • Fallout 4

You can probably see that some are new, some old and some free with the Games With Gold program.

From these, my recommendations are:

  • Resonance of fate
  • Darksiders
  • Rayman Legends
  • Gears of War Judgment
  • Final Fantasy Type 0
  • Massive Chalice
  • Metro Last Light
  • Tomb Raider
  • Fallout 4
...and my favourite game played this year is: Tomb Raider. The best ones you may not have heard of are Resonance of Fate and Massive Chalice.

The worst of the year for me was: How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition. I didn't list it above because I didn't bother finishing it.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Spot the Panda 2

Spot the panda at the heavy metal gig:
(thanks to: http://mashable.com/2015/12/28/panda-metal/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#Uex08GyxgEqY ) 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Spot the panda

Can you spot the panda amongst the snowmen?

Click here for the solution

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tutorial: Creating a Fill-in-the-blank Quiz in HTML5

I've had several requests for a tutorial on creating a fill-in-the-blank quiz using HTML5, so here it is. It's mobile-friendly and easily customizable. You can follow the tutorial or just grab the source code.

Click here for the tutorial

For other tutorials, click here.

Friday, December 4, 2015


The WORFU game is now available as an Android app.

Click here: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flashbynight.worfugame

or just search for WORFU in the play store.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's almost Christmas time again.

Test your knowledge of Christmas traditions, songs, food and movies:


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Old Headlines Rewritten as Clickbait

Just couldn't resist:

* from https://xkcd.com/1283/

Friday, October 23, 2015


Here is a new word game: WORFU.

The challenge of this game is to keep forming words before the board fills up. You'll need strategy to keep a good balance of vowels and consonants and to keep using up difficult letters.

The bigger the word, the higher the score and you double the word score for every blue tile used.

This game is mobile friendly.

URL: http://flashbynight.com/worfu/

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween Quiz

Special for the month of October, it's the Halloween Horror Quiz!

How many can you get right out of 20 questions!

URL: http://flashbynight.com/halloweenquiz/

The Halloween Horror Quiz works on your phone, too.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Choke Game Now on Mobile

The trivia challenge game Choke has a new look and is now playable on a mobile browser.

Play it here: http://flashbynight.com/choke/


Saturday, September 19, 2015


The LUUPS game is now available as an Android app.

Click here: http://bit.ly/1KtEeIR

or just search for LUUPS in the play store.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Luups puzzle game

Here is a new game for puzzle fans:

In Luups, the objective is to form loops using the puzzle pieces, which you can swipe around the board. The longer the loop, the better the score, but be careful not to run out of moves!

You can play Luups on desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone here:



Friday, July 17, 2015


New today on flashbynight.com: a set of 60 Rebus Puzzles.

If you've never tried a Rebus Puzzle before, it's a play on words presented as a picture.

Here are two examples:

The answers are: "Love at First Sight" and "Broken Promise"
Try the others at: flashbynight.com/rebus

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Bullshit Quiz

How good are you at sniffing out bullshit, determining fact from fiction?

Flashbynight.com presents: The Bullshit Quiz

URL: www.flashbynight.com/bullshit 


Monday, May 18, 2015

Liberate the Eight

This is my take on the 'number-crunching' genre of game.

It's called Liberate the Eight. The gameplay is simple: crush together blocks of the same number to double their value. Liberate the red block to level up. The game is over when you are out of moves. This game works on mobile.

URL: www.flashbynight.com/liberate


Monday, April 27, 2015

Gigantic List of TED Talks

The TED site has a great search function, but sometimes you just want a huge and easy list to browse through. 

You can find that here: http://whaddayaknowabout.com/ted_talk_list/

This list has almost 2000 TED Talks on it!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Muncha Muncha

When I was a kid, one of my favorite toys was a handheld device called the Mini Munchman game. Very much like Pac Man, you guided Munchman through the maze, eating fruit and avoiding ghosts.

I've always wanted to create a game like that... so I have.

Muncha Muncha is a turn-based maze game, which sounds easy, but it takes place within quite a tight maze. You need to eat all the dots to finish the level. There are power-ups and side-doors.

You can play it on a mobile device: you should see a control panel pop up if you access it on a phone or tablet. On a keyboard device, you just use the arrow keys to move.

There are 30 levels in total.

URL: flashbynight.com/muncha


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tutorial: Creating a Hangman Game in HTML5

One of the more popular Flash/AS3 tutorials was how to create a simple hangman game, so I've decided to do a version for HTML5. After all, with a little effort, anything we can do in Flash can be done in HTML5.

The tutorial is a good introduction to the various technologies used in HTML5: javascript, jquery, html, css and JSON. Sounds complicated, I know, but it's really not.

You can access the tutorial here:


To view the demo, go here:


For other tutorials, see here: