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Name: World of Goo
Game Platform: computer (windows or mac)
Write a brief description: An amusing puzzle game where you have little "goo" that interacts with their environment based on physics. Using the goo, you build structures to reach pipes without falling or hitting spinning gears that could kill the goo.
What is the game's genre?: Strategy / puzzle
Describe the game interface: Mouse only.
What is the goal of the game: To get the goo into the pipe
What are the major challenges of the game: To find a way to create a structurally sound Goo structure that will get the goo into a pipe, while avoiding obstacles that could kill the goo.
What is the complexity of the rule set: Not very difficult, it's mostly physics based
What kind of competition exists: Player verses themselves in attempt to make better structures and get more goo in the pipes. Player can also enter in high score.
Fun: 5
Difficult to learn: 2
Visual Quality: 5
Engaging: 5
Overall recommend: 5

Name: Elite Forces - Clone Wars http://www.addictinggames.com/eliteforcesclonewars.html
Game Platform: Flash
Write a brief description: A flash game here you try to have your clone troopers take over enemy barracks while defending your own.
Game Genre: Strategy/Wargame
Describe the game Interface:
Goal of the game: To have control of all the barracks and eliminate the enemy
What are the major challenges: To figure out how to best distribute your troops so that your barracks are defended, but also be able to take over enemy barracks.
What is the complexity of the rule set:
What kind of competition exists: Player verses computer characters
Fun: 3
Difficult: 2
Visual Quality: 3
Engaging: 3
Recommend: 2

Name : High Speed Chase http://www.addictinggames.com/highspeedchase.html
Game Platform: Flash
Description: A high speed action chase where you try to destroy targeted cars by either ramming into them or running them off the road.
Game Genre: Skill and Action -> Racing game
Describe the game interface: arrow keys on the keyboard
Goal of the game: To navigate down the high way destroying target cars without destroying yourself
Major challenges: Cars in your way, especially since you want to get it done as quickly as possible
What is the complexity of the rule set: not very difficult, only to destroy the target cars, everything else is pretty much open game
What kind of competition exists: You against other people who have played the game for the high score
Fun: 3
Difficult: 1
Visual Quality: 2
Engaging: 3
Recommend: 3

Name: High School Detective http://www.addictinggames.com/highschooldetective.html
Game Platform: Flash
Description: A text based game where you try to find who poisoned the high school quarterback
Game Genre: Interpersonal Game
Describe the game interface: menu based/ mouse
Goal of the game: To figure out who poisoned the high school quarterback with honey
What are the major challenges: Questioning all the suspects and figuring out who it was
Complexity of the rule set: Pretty straight forward. Occasionally you get the choice in what you're going to say to someone, but in most cases what you say doesn't effect the outcome of the game, except for when you accuse someone.
What kind of competition exists: Not really any.
Fun: 2
Difficult: 1
Visual Quality: 4
Engaging: 3
Recommend: 2

Lemmings http://www.elizium.nu/scripts/lemmings/
Game Platform: PC
Description: a puzzle game where you find your way to deal with various obstacles to navigate your stupid lemmings to the exit
Game Genre: Puzzle/strategy
Game Interface: Mouse clicking
Goal of the game: to reach the exit of the level saving as many lemmings as possible
Major Challenges: The lemmings will walk off of things since they aren't particularly intelligent, so you have to find ways to protect them from their stupid tendicies
Complexity:
Competition:
Fun: 4
Difficult: 1
Visual Quality: 1
Engaging: 4
Recommend: 3