Mental Repairs, Inc

 Mental Repairs, Inc


Mental Repairs, Inc. is a 2.5D point’n’click adventure that puts you into the shoes of Henrik Lia


w, machine psychiatrist. Henrik’s unusual job is to repair defective electronic devices with his mind by entering their psyche and treating them from the inside. For this he uses the so-called Katharsis Interface, a wrench-like tool that allows him to establish a mental connection with a machine’s artificial brain.


Get if free from developer site were I stole the text and images here.

Screenshots from Mental Repairs, Inc.


DS Gamemaker

DS Gamemaker

Get XtenDS the free NDS Gamemaker!

XtenDS is a free DS Gamemaker for Microsoft Windows! The current version supports sprites, backgrounds, splash screens, sounds, conditional ifs and PALib scripts.


MindRover is 'the Intelligent Robot Simulation' or perhaps you can call it a 3D strategy/programming game. This is a new genre that encompasses the depth of play found in strategy games with a new concept in player control. You get to program the intelligence of robotic vehicles.

There is a demo version available from the developer site.

Programming games

There seem to be some programming games out there Tongue out

I will store some links in here so that I can come back to those when I have a bit more time available.

Robot Odyssey is a very old game written back in 1984 by The Learning Company for the Apple ][ computer. It's an educational game that teaches the basics of programming through wiring together logic gates. Within the game you solve puzzles by programming robots so they can move around, grab objects, and communicate with each other. 

DroidQuest, Java port of Robot Odyssey. Download and play the complete version or join in on the play testing. See the latest screenshots, and discuss the game with other players.

And even more cab be found from wikipedia programming game article. There are some links to lists of programming games.

Educational games

Colobot (Colonize with Bots) is an educational real-time strategy video game featuring 3D graphics. The objective of the game is to prepare 9 fictional planets for colonization by the human race by establishing basic infrastructure on the surface and eliminating any alien life forms endangering the expedition. The main feature of the game which makes it educative is the ability of the player to program his robots using a programming language similar to C++ or Java. (text from Wikipedia )

From the same company

CeeBot is a brand new concept that will introduce you to programming while having fun. The programming language you'll use is very similar to those used by professional programmers to develop their products. CeeBot introduces many modern concepts found in today's most popular environments like C++, C# or Java.
After teaching you the syntax of CeeBot, progressive exercises will lead you to use important concepts such as variables, loops, conditional branching, functions, classes, objects, etc. (text from developer site)

Fraps – Realtime Video Capture & Benchmarking


get it 🙂

What is Fraps?

Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with all games using DirectX or OpenGL technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:

Benchmarking Software – See how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.

Screen Capture Software – Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want to capture the screen. Your screen captures are also automatically named and timestamped.

Realtime Video Capture Software – Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 1152×864 and 100 frames per second!