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Legion Arena

For information on this game, please go to DIY games and read their portion of this joint article.

Lost Admiral Returns

Developer: Fogstone Games
Release: May 2004 Development Time: ~24 Months
Category: Web/Downloadable Budget: $250,000

For any who played the game Military Madness back on the Turbo Grafx or its newer revision Advance Wars, Lost Admiral Returns will at once be both inviting and interesting.  In Lost Admiral Returns, the basic game is set with you controlling a fleet of ships and attacking the enemy.  You have multiple ship types, such as subs, carriers, destroyers and Battleships, that you will engaged in combat with enemy vessels in addition to Armored Transports that allow you to take over ports and thus increase the land you have and of course build your own fleets.  The graphics in the game aren't quite up to Advance Wars' standards, but overall this is a great game that will provide hours of fun to strategy enthusiasts.

Reviews:
None available at this time

Lux

For information on this game, please go to DIY games and read their portion of this joint article.

Mega Bloks Dragons, Fire & Ice

Developer: Fuel Industries, Inc.
Release: 2005? Development Time: ~1 Month
Category: Web/Downloadable Budget: $70,000

Yet another game by Fuel?  Seems they have been busy of late, and this adventure game based on the Mega Bloks world of Fire & Ice Dragons is really a pretty cool place to hang out.  You control a knight who must move around a maze and pick up crystals and a key to escape the level.  There are other power-ups, such as weapons that can be found in addition to some objects that you can interact with.  The Mega Blok inspired graphics are really pretty cool to look at and are probably the main reason why the game comes of as well as it does though the music is another strong point worth mentioning.  Will a knight running through Mega Blok land have enough clout to get into the finalist round at the IGF?  I'm still putting my money on Cowboys and Engines out of the Fuel web games that were submitted.

Reviews:
None available at this time

Micro-G Combat Arena

For information on this game, please go to DIY games and read their portion of this joint article.

Mobiloid

Developer: Montygames
Release: 2005? Development Time: ~5 Months
Category: Web/Downloadable Budget: $100

Unfortunately I have very little information available on this game.  The website consists of little more than the picture I have shown here with the tag-line "Mobiloid is a physics-based construction kit. Curious?
Then enter your email here and you will be notified when Mobiloid is available:"

Well I was interested, so entered my email and I even tried some random emails to the domain, but to no avail.  So based on what we see, my guess is that this isn't necessarily a game in the typical sense, but more of an object-oriented experience where you build things and then see how they respond to different tests, using real physics...am I even close?  Guess we'll have to wait and see :)

Reviews:
None available at this time

Mudcraft

For information on this game, please go to DIY games and read their portion of this joint article.

Mulligan's Isle

Developer: Flashbang Studios, LLC
Release: Q4 - 2005 Development Time: ~5 Months