In this epic 4X strategy game, conquer the world using your armies and powerful spells.
Deluxe Edition of our epic fairy tale adventure game. Save the beleaguered kingdom from goblins, faeries, and an evil sorcerer!
Join a young dragon on his search for hoard! An addictive puzzle game with hundreds of challenging levels.
Explore the rich world of Nordic mythology as warrior, sorceress, or rogue, and stop the Herald of Ragnarok!
As a slacker student, cheat your way past your exams in this Harry Potter parody.
Spending too much time on a spaceship can make anybody edgy. Can the crew nevertheless learn to cooperate?
Grab yourself a drink in 33 rapid minigames that test your quick thinking and reflexes!


As a powerful wizard, you start by ruling a small nation as you plot to take over the world! Rule over seven diverse races, from shapeshifting Theria, to spider-riding Dwarves, to the decadent Regency. Explore a vast fantasy world, expand by building more cities, battle the armies of rival wizards, and cast earth-shattering enchantments to ensure your victory.

Leylines is a 4X game, a turn-based strategy game of exploration and conquest. The game features seven unique races with each their own tech tree; over 180 units in total, including summons and customizable hero units; and 90 diverse spells. Fast gameplay that avoids micromanagement; tactical terrain? effects; and local multiplayer with hotseat and/or splitscreen.?

"Leylines has many advanced options that allow you to have fun creating power according to their own preferences." - 8AppStore

"I really like the intense variety between the races ... you’ve got some amazing variety." - Jay


A parody of amateur adventure design, this metagame consists of a simple treasure hunting game, and a complex editor needed to complete it. The editor and its assistant Cuppit are all part of the game; anyone involved in game or level design should appreciate the humor.

The editor is an exercise of twisted logic and lateral thinking. You have to see it to believe it; with its offbeat controls, inventory items that kill you, and intentional misspellings, it's the weirdest thing since sliced bread!

META is based on Adventure Game Studio, the platform for most of our games, and is runner-up for two AGS Awards.

"A great game, with some of the best puzzles I have ever seen in an AGS game. Kudos!" - David Cooper

"Possibly the most original concept I've ever seen in an AGS game! ... The puzzles are deviously ingenious. This is what I like - thinking outside the box!" - Trovatore

Infinite Monkeys

A genre mash-up involving elves, zombies, chess, Mittens, a zoo, a flying city, and a time machine! In the midst of all this chaos, can you stop the evil villain's plans before new year?

This adventure game was written for a contest that let me pick from a dozen different settings, so I decided to pick all of them, wrapped up in an innovative interface. The game got second place, too. If you enjoy puzzle solving with not much emphasis on plot and with general zaniness, this is the game for you!

"I really enjoyed this game due to the added actions you can do aside from the usual talk, walk, pick up etc. Very original." - Ness

"Wow! Twisted mind indeed. Fantastic concept, and so far it seems extremely well executed." - Kweepa

  • Larry Lotter and the Test of Time

    It is time for final exams at the Magic University, and notorious slacker Larry Lotter is about to flunk all of them because he spent less time studying and more time drinking beer. His last hope is to cheat like there's no tomorrow! Using a spell to reverse time, he gets the chance to do his day over again until he passes. His Destiny has spoken!

    Join Rob Greasley, Calliope DeRanger and Professor Mumblemore in this short Harry Potter parody, loosely based on the greatly admired books by J.K. Rowling. Watch the other characters interact in real time, and spin time back and forth to interfere. The game is fully voiced.

    MAGS contest winner.

    "Combines sarcasm with innovative gameplay and great graphics ... the overall story is very entertaining." - FrostClick

    "Great little game! I love how the characters wander round doing their own thing and talk to each other." - Pelican

    A Tale of Two Kingdoms

    The ancient kingdom of Theylinn is beset by enemies. Within the castle walls, nobles vie for the old king's favor, and not everybody is happy with the sole heir to the throne, princess Rhiannon.

    Meanwhile, danger approaches, in the form of an invading army, a hostile giant, and a mercenary troop who are ancient enemies of the Theylann king...

    A Tale of Two Kingdoms is a graphical adventure in the world of Celtic mythology and fairy tales, with many sidequests and alternate endings. It was named Game of the Month by PC Zone UK, and won four AGS Awards including Best Animation and Best Puzzles.

    "Game of the Year!" - Screen 7

    "If ATOTK came out during the genre's heyday, we'd probably be waxing nostalgic about it today in the same breath as King's Quest." - Games for Windows

    "A Tale of Two Kingdoms simply blew me away ... This game is a great achievement ... Final Grade: A" - Just Adventure

    Quest for Yrolg

    Deep within his dungeon, Yrolg the Necromancer is summoning a mighty demon to conquer the World. Three brave adventurers, a warrior, a rogue and a sorceress, come to his lair to disrupt this dark ritual. Your job is to stop them!

    Should the heroes succeed, your Master will be slain, his reign of terror ended, and the world shall be covered with flowers and puppy dogs. That must never happen - this time, evil shall prevail!

    A short adventure game where you play a minion of darkness, using your wit and guile to lead the heroes into traps and to a nasty demise. Runner-up for S7's Game Of The Year award; includes voice acting.

    "An excellent point-and-click fantasy adventure." - Gnome's Lair

    "The graphics are fantastic and the voice acting is top notch." - Quinny

    Vector Vendetta

    A frantic and addictive shooting game in vector graphics: kill the evil polygons before they kill you! Who needs a plot? Just sit back, dodge, and keep blasting until you reach the boss monster!

    Featuring twenty different enemies that chase you, snipe from the corners, or blast you with a frickin' laser; selectable upgrades to boost your speed or firepower; and several play modes and difficulty levels to keep it fresh. And of course it has a two-player mode to share the madness!

    "First I thought this is too retro but hell, it's entertaining." - Matti

    "Bless me, this is a brilliant little game! Anyone else so obsessed with this little gem?" - Musica Ferrum

    Starship Quasar

    On the starship Quasar, the lack of shore time causes tension to run high. The latest argument has proved too much, with each of the crew stalking off to different parts of the ship. To the medical officer, bringing these warring characters back together will be no easy task.

    In this short adventure game, you control four different characters as they explore the ship, each with their own skills and reactions to the environment. Instead of on puzzle solving, the game focuses on the personalities of the characters and their interactions. The game is fully voiced.

    "A science fiction tale whose restricted setting proves no obstacle to telling a compelling story." -

    "A competent and surprisingly pretty little adventure game that satisfyingly achieves what it set out to do." - PC Gamer

    Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok

    Explore the rich world of Nordic mythology! Egther, last of the Frost Giants, has sworn to turn all the world to ice. A young heroine is called to fight him, but first she must survive the harsh environment, battle hostile trolls, and deal with many creatures and characters from the classic myths.

    Heroine's Quest is an adventure / RPG inspired by the classic Quest For Glory series, and was voted 69th All-Time Best Computer RPG by RpgCodex. Best of all, it's completely free!

    Play as fierce warrior, cryptic sorceress, or elusive rogue. Their skills can be customized and each has her own solutions and sidequests, offering great replay value. Are you up to the quest, or will you die trying?

    "Best Adventure Game of 2013." - AGS Awards

    "The attention to detail is staggering ... Heroine’s Quest is a glorious adventure-RPG hybrid." - RockPaperShotgun

    "As perfect a tribute to Sierra's classic Quest for Glory series as you could hope for." - Kotaku

    "It's great to see a female-centric heroic quest." - Corey Cole

    Indiana Rodent: Raiders of the Lost Cheese

    In this fast-paced platform game, you take the role of the Mouse With The Hat and go in search of the vaunted Lost Cheese. Traverse forests, deserts, and the Halls of Illusion; jump over hedgehogs, hitch a ride on a turtle, and evade vicious snakes - all for the reward of more cheese than you could ever eat, and what more could a mouse want?

    The game was made for a charity fundraiser that raised over $4000. It won two OROW awards and was runner-up for four AGS awards. As befits a platformer, it has hidden objects to collect, unlockable game modes, and the vicious Moby Duck as boss monster!

    "Gameplay-wise Indiana Rodent is pure gold ... a platformer that earns its place in almost any platformer lover's heart easily." - PC Game Reviews

    "Very good response and smooth scrolling, it was very satisfying to beat." - Ghost


    Sara wants to go out and play in the sunshine, but she has a few errands to complete before she does that. Nothing special, just sweeping her room, feeding the dog, that sort of thing.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Is it the hidden treasure map? The village of terrified elves, right in your kitchen? Surely a little girl can clean her room without being assaulted by a firebreathing dragon... right?

    A short adventure game with two endings, voice acting, and epic soundtrack!

    MAGS contest winner.

    "Beautiful art and music. Delightful and imaginative game." - Shadow

    "I'm now kind of terrified about what state my daughter might leave the house in when she's a bit older though!!" - Captain D

    Sub Terra Draconis

    Newly hatched from an egg, our young dragon searches for the important things in life. And to a dragon, that means treasure! Search underground mazes and solve elaborate puzzles in your quest for gems, and see if you can get enough to impress the other dragons!

    Featuring hundreds of levels and an editor to make more; automatic demo recording; two difficulty settings; and many different objects including treasure chests, replicators, floating balloons, laser beams, glue blocks, gem eaters, conveyor belts, and many more! Between all these traps, this exciting puzzle game requiring a good mixture of reflex action and thoughtful planning.

    "One of, if not the best puzzle game ever ... It's definately worth a try for any puzzle fan." -

    "Exciting and relaxing at the same time, SubTerra is guaranteed to provide you with many hours of pure enjoyment." - Home Of The Underdogs

    Featured on television by Locomotion.


    Beer! is a collection of frantic minigames where you have ten seconds to grab the beer! Easy to pick up and difficult to master, this game rewards quick and out-of-the-box thinking. It comes with a cheerful cafe-style soundtrack, and assorted cast of bears and deer.

    Designed for a community fundraiser, Beer! includes 33 levels, a secret bonus round, and several cameos. Suitable for all ages; alcohol not included.

    "The concept was brilliant: seemingly mindless speed-click game that actually really makes you think about how to solve each puzzle." - Baron

    "It's a fun time waster and casual enough to pick it up for a short round (pun intentional)." - Ghost

    Oceanspirit Danish

    A Shakespearean adventure! Watch Oceanspirit Dennis and his companions Ray and Mr. Cheeses as they stumble through the plot of Hamlet, order too much room service, and make a general mess out of Denmark.

    There are lots of combat scenes with an innovative rune engine, and as befits a Shakespearean tragedy, most of the cast dies like mayflies. With dialogue written by The Bard himself, how can you resist a game like this? As Guildencheese says, "Squeak!"

    MAGS contest winner.

    "A great combat system, and a full on taste of a Shakespeare like story ... a recommended free adventure!" - Indie Retro News

    "It's really funny! And well done." - AprilSkies

    Monkeys to the Moon!

    Would you believe the MOON is a banana? Well, the monkeys do! And they're not going to take that lying down! Using spare wood, electric eels, and gratuitous reed they plan to build a rocket to fly to the world's biggest banana! In space!


    Control up to 25 monkeys in an RTS'like puzzle game

    Scour the jungle for resources, build crafting workshops, breed more monkeys, and build The Rocket!

    Don't forget to defend yourself from hungry snakes.

    MAGS contest winner.

    Runner-up for two AGS Awards.


    Search the maze for keys and treasure! John 'DRJ' Vanderaart is one of the first published game designers from the Netherlands, best known for "Eindeloos". Herby was his first game on the C64, which I played as a child. This is also my first game, as I did a remake in BASIC back then. Decades later I found out I still had the source code, so I decided to update it to more modern systems.

    Featuring one maze by DRJ, one by myself, and a random maze generator; and the famous Popcorn as background music. Unlike the originals, this one has save points and an automap.

    Elemental Wars



    SubTerra Hall of Fame

    SubTerra Hall of Fame

    X - Ultimate!

    Player name Score Date
    Pieter 'Radiant' Simoons150021Dec 15th 2001
    Danjen02147862Feb 25th 2009
    Natnee146229Sep 15th 2011
    Starla Insigna148307Mar 9th 2019
    silver Harloe143038Dec 11th 2002

    IX - Legend

    Player name Solved Score Date
    Vexivero105 / 103153517March 8th 2016
    The Creator101 / 98145125Oct 10th 2002
    PPKKAll / 88144466March 3rd 2006
    Winner! 2002 and 2003 contests
    Syntax (ST2)84 / 83138376Jul 22nd 2008
    Isi104 / 97133292Aug 12th 2002
    • Runner-up 2001 contest
    Gerben '47' Dirksen106 / 89133490Feb 6th 2002
    Zeviz105 / 88123290Dec 18th 2002
    Winner! 2001 contest

    VIII - Grandmaster

    Player name Solved Score Date
    Ben RathboneAll / 65130810May 30th 2015
    Matt Lahut107 / 80125744Nov 1st 2003
    Stuart Rynn (ST2)74 / 66115760Jan 17rd 2007
    Caterina Castellani107 / 79115371Nov 1st 2003
    Winner! 2006 contest
    • Runner-up 2001 thru 2004 contests
    Winner! 2007 contest
    • Runner-up 2003 thru '06, and '08

    VII - Master

    Player name Solved Score Date
    Eytan Zweig94 / 75125034May 6th 2005
    Bigwig98 / 60113088June 25th 2009
    Henri Kareinen 'Doom'92 / 60106805June 28th 2005
    • Runner-up 2006 contest

    VI - Adept

    Player name Solved Score Date
    Camaj102 / 34115157Apr 22th 2002
    Matthew Blayden93 / 3799125May 22nd 2005
    Benjamin Earles85 / 5596926June 28th 2009
    Leo 'Zozo'82 / 4892201May 25th 2016
    • Runner-up 2003 contest
    Acrobat76 / 6376725May 28th 2005

    V - Skilled

    Player name Solved Score Date
    Olga & Dasha Sviridova95 / 2693930Jun 8th 2005
    Minze78 / 3983198Oct 7th 2010
    Wonkyth (ST2)85 / ??Aug 26th 2008

    IV - Advanced

    Player name Solved Score Date
    Jegan Supertramp80 / 2575490Feb 8th 2016
    Krishh79 / 2572592Jun 20th 2005
    Bain Ihrno74 / 2169408Jul 16th 2008
    Annemarie Koornneef64 / 3862527Dec 30th 2003
    Muzozavr65 / 2760218Aug 17th 2008
    Maarten Koornneef57 / 3655467Dec 30th 2003
    Winner! 2004 contest
    MatrixFrog? / ??Feb 9th 2005

    If you want your name immortalized in the Hall of Fame, send your Player.Cfg file to Crystal Shard. Feel free to add nicknames, quotes or comments. Do not just send your name and a score, you'll need the player file to prove it. Your name will be added shortly after we receive it, with date of receival. Players with Intermediate rank or below need not apply.