Saturday, March 08, 2008

Dressing Up and Superheroes; a Games Post

A friend of mine had a complaint that all his video games were boy-oriented. He riposted by stating that there weren't a lot of games about dressing up, talking about knitting and looking after babies.

It's clear that he has never heard of a thing I like to call "the internet".

Point in question: I note the site Dress Up Games, which has more online flash dress up games than you can shake a very large stick at.

(In addition I'm aware of several places on the internet where you can talk about knitting, but not being part of that scene will not recommend any of them).

But talking, as we were, about costumes and games, there's a superhero-themed puzzle game called Spandex Force that you play for an hours free trial. It's not greatly interesting, except that you get to chose the colours for your superhero when you start playing. Want to know what the Black Bustier (who's secret identity has inevitably turned out to be Virginia LaBust) looks like? Choose black for the main costume body and basically you're there.

I would open a competition to name the sidekick or partner of Black Bustier, but frankly I don't want to know. Although the comments are open.

As ever, be cautious when downloading stuff off the internet.
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