There is Pusooy Games but I have to say I have never been attracted by his games. There is something in the graphics and in the physics I don't like, but over the years he has created quite a catalogue and he has quite some fans.
Another game maker I have lost out of sight is Chaotic, his games can be found on Vdategames. I once created a flowchart for his Virtually Date Crystal adventure and it is cool that Chaotic still links to that article in his walkthroughs section, despite the fact that I was not always too positive about that (first) game of his. Looking at his girls page it seems that he has created a lot of games since 2009, well over 20 in fact. If only I could find the time to check these out.
Lessons of passion
And then there still is Leonizer who has spread his creations over Lessons of Passion and Play Force One. I used to have a login and password for both but I simply can't remember, so perhaps it is true that masturbation causes brain damage. I liked his graphical style, that made me often think of David Hamilton's soft-focus pictures.
Lack of time makes it impossible for me to check the above websites and their games but for Shark's Lagoon I always make an exception. His latest free game is called Amanda's Therapy and it breaks with the tradition of his caricaturist style. That is because the graphics (probably) come from a new artist and collaborator, Jimmy-John, but the steering mechanism undoubtedly has some of Shark's wizardry behind it.
Amanda, so the introduction goes, visits a psychologist who uses hypnosis as a way of therapy. Personally, this would frighten me a bit, especially when you realise that his computer's desktop pictures a pin-up. But his new patient doesn't seem to mind.
Her problem is that she refuses to wear undies and likes to make this clear to the people around her. The therapist proposes to use hypnosis to cure her from her exhibitionism and it is up to the player to lead this session and end it in a, uhm..., satisfying way.
Hypnotists who use their craft to get into girl's undies isn't exactly original. If I remember it well it even played a part in Leonard Cohen's 1963 novel, The Favourite Game. Luckily the doctor in Amanda's Therapy thinks from time to time that what he is doing isn't exactly according to deontological ethics. But of course this doesn't stop him from experimenting a bit further, thus turning the episode a bit into a Benny Hill farce. Luckily there is a twist at the end as in so many of Shark's creations.
Amanda's Therapy can be downloaded or played from: Shark's Games Centre.
|Amanda's Therapy||AM1||Amanda hopes that hypnosis will cure her from her exhibitionism, but her problem is bigger than that. Her therapy consists of the professional use of lollipops, teddy bears and the infamous clitwafer. Toggle hint (secret word): none. Amanda's Therapy forum thread at Shark's Lagoon.|
The story may be a bit thin, the adventure may be a bit short and too easy for Lagoon aficionados, but the graphics are extraordinary and the action is hot, very hot even. If you have a look at the very first Shark games (Don't Wake her / Stop the TV) and his latest (Nanny's Day / Rivalries) there is a mountain of quality differences as well. Amanda's Therapy was first offered as a bonus on Shark's Priv-Box, for paying subscribers, so it was never meant to be a 'full' game. Probably this was an experiment to see if a collaboration between Jimmy-John and Shark could work and I can only conclude that it does.
This is Amanda's first game in something that will hopefully will grow
into a series.
And guess what?
It will grow into a series because right now there is already a new Amanda - Jimmy John - Shark collaboration on the Priv-Box (for paying subscribers), called Narco.
Summer is hot. Amanda is even hotter.