Rag Doll Kung Fu and Darwinia were arguably the most wacky original games (or was it "most original wacky games"?) in 2005. And not only that, but both of them happened to be released through Valve's Steam system - even though it was more of a re-release in the case of Darwinia, just a couple of days ago.
But green pixels aside, let's twist our heads over to Rag Doll Kung Fu
, Mark Healey's nutcase game about fighting puppets (which isn't really about puppets... or fighting... or is it?). Anyway, Healey is one of the Lionhead veterans, having worked on Black & White and Fable with Peter Molyneux, and this year deciding to make his own game, with the help of two buddies of his. More recently though, another big decision crossed his mind: why not leave Lionhead? So he did: he parted ways with the studio, kissed Molyneux's baldness goodbye, and now he's free to fly around like a 'shrooms-doped rag doll. From next year, he'll be working on a new game (full-time, for a change), with Alex and Dave who helped him with Rag Doll Kung Fu (by the way, check out the new website
, with a demo on the way!). What kind of game is it actually going to be... he failed to mention. He did however say, on the Steampowered forums
, that he still plans to make a level editor for Rag Doll, and maybe convince Valve to release his demo that's apparently long finished. Good luck man, and keep 'em coming!