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The Week in Webgames: Space strategy gets social

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Got a few minutes to kill?  Why not unwind with a free webgame?  For your gaming convenience, we've assembled the week's new releases on Yahoo! Games in this handy roundup.


Social games like Farmville and Mafia Wars are all well and good, but sometimes you want a slick sci-fi scenario to sink your teeth into.  That's where Edgeworld comes in.  As the commander of a colony on the politically-fragmented planet of Cerulea IV, you must build up your defenses, negotiate alliances with other players, and assemble awe-inspiring armies of marines and war-machines.  The visual style recalls Starcraft, but the gameplay is a bit friendlier, easing you into the game mechanics with numerous starter quests.

Zombie Pandemic

Well, the zombie-pocalypse has finally happened.  We all knew it was just a matter of time.  Worse, you've got amnesia, and must make your way across a devastated urban landscape using only your wits to survive.  Scavenge for supplies, blow away brain-feasting fiends, and form protective clans with other players.  Hey, nobody said the end of the world couldn't be a social occasion.

Sleepy Stu's Adventure

In most platformers, you know pretty quickly what your avatar's capabilities are.  She can run, she can jump, she can shoot, etc.  Sleepy Stu's Adventure is a bit different: instead of just running and shooting, you're levitating, sticking to ceilings, double-jumping, and more.  This means that when you first start a new level, the solution may not be immediately apparent, but it's within your power to find it.

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