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Ocular Ink

Editors' Review

by   / November 07, 2008

Once you get past the preposterousness of a rolling eyeball that totes a magical paintbrush, the gameplay in Ocular Ink quickly becomes entertaining and challenging. This stylish, if unpolished, freeware game earns a top rating for its original design, smooth mechanics, and amusing story.

From a top-down view, your anonymous hero strives to save his village from a megalomaniacal pirate. Your paintbrush can move objects, spawn explosions, and transport you home. As you progress through the levels, you'll learn more of the story and gain powers for your fancy brush. A mouse-gesture system controls your attacks. Drawing a tight, small circle creates a strong local explosion, while scribbling a large circle leads to a wide, weak blast. While difficult to explain in words, the controls are intuitive and easy to learn. RSI victims beware: There's a lot of mouse movement and clicking.

The villains' names all feature amusing eyeball puns (Samur-eye, Eye-clops, and so on), and the whole story is infused with a wackiness akin to the classic Earthworm Jim series. There's no chicken gun, but the walking arms are freaky enough for us. In a day when originality is rare, this unique action game deserves a good look.

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Editors' Review

by   / November 07, 2008

Once you get past the preposterousness of a rolling eyeball that totes a magical paintbrush, the gameplay in Ocular Ink quickly becomes entertaining and challenging. This stylish, if unpolished, freeware game earns a top rating for its original design, smooth mechanics, and amusing story.

From a top-down view, your anonymous hero strives to save his village from a megalomaniacal pirate. Your paintbrush can move objects, spawn explosions, and transport you home. As you progress through the levels, you'll learn more of the story and gain powers for your fancy brush. A mouse-gesture system controls your attacks. Drawing a tight, small circle creates a strong local explosion, while scribbling a large circle leads to a wide, weak blast. While difficult to explain in words, the controls are intuitive and easy to learn. RSI victims beware: There's a lot of mouse movement and clicking.

The villains' names all feature amusing eyeball puns (Samur-eye, Eye-clops, and so on), and the whole story is infused with a wackiness akin to the classic Earthworm Jim series. There's no chicken gun, but the walking arms are freaky enough for us. In a day when originality is rare, this unique action game deserves a good look.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Pistachio Productions
Publisher web site http://www.pistachioproductions.com/
Release Date October 12, 2005
Date Added October 12, 2005
Version 0.92

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Action Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Download Information

File Size 19.75MB
File Name OcularInkSetup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 47,529
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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