Posts Tagged ‘free’

Increpare’s Bedrooms Is A Slightly Creepy Slumbertime Trip

By Philippa Warr on July 2nd, 2015.

Red roooooom

Bedrooms [official site] is Stephen ‘Increpare’ Lavelle’s most recent game (well, it was this morning, he might have released another three in the intervening hours). It’s a curious experience which as you floating around various bedrooms and other spaces in which people are sleeping. You’re at a weird angle as you drift around, finding out what there is to do.

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Cartoony Free Retro FPS: Blobby Boys 3D

By Alice O'Connor on June 23rd, 2015.

I may pretend I’m above nostalgia, being disinterested in the floods of retro platformers and RPGs, but in truth the wave of nostalgia simply misses what I semi-embarrassedly remember fondly from my formative years. Wonky shareware FPSs and drug dealing games were more up my skeezy alley (I was a well edgy teen, yeah?), supped from cover discs and passed around on copied floppies. Blobby Boys 3D [official site] combines those two.

Blobby Boys 3D is a free short FPS set in a colourful cartoon world with a mix of 2D sprites and 3D art, where you’re out to sell drugs, make money, and kill the big boss. The FPSing is wonky and the drug-dealing window dressing, but it’s charming and stylish.

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Virtual Desktop Spudbud: Electric Love Potato

By Alice O'Connor on June 22nd, 2015.

I love my potato.

Electric Love Potato is not a game. However, nor are Windows or Twitch and we post about those. Creator Natalie Lawhead (of Froggy and the IGF-winning Tetrageddon Games) calls the free virtual desktop assistant “a game enhancer”, explaining that “Like the Oculus Rift, Mouse, or Keyboard, Electric Love Potato will take your game, browsing, or workday, and take it to a new, positively reinforced, level… from the bottom right of your monitor (where it prefers to operate).”

Could this be The Year of the Desktop Imaginary Friend? Perhaps Windows 10’s Cortana will also sing and offer recipes.

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Ink Lets You Paint With All The Colors Of The RGB Palette

By Cassandra Khaw on June 22nd, 2015.

HOW HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH DOES THE SYCAMORE GROOOOOOOOOOOOOW

Zack Bell’s Ink [official site] isn’t very complicated. It’s a two-dimensional platformer that has you controlling an agile square, who can swoop about and bounce around. Similarly, your goal in this virtual life isn’t very complicated: you just have to reach the exit. Putting the inherent challenges of your average platformer, Ink presents another concern: an invisible world. In order to proceed, you’re going to have to paint it black — er, rainbow colors, actually.
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Catty Contract Killers Go Wild in Badass Inc.

By Cassandra Khaw on June 21st, 2015.

Meow, I say. Meow.

I have to say, guys. Badass Inc. [official site] is the cat’s meow. And not just because the protagonist for this free point-and-click adventure is “a sleek, stylish, feline predator that trades in scalps and briefcases full of cash.” A Ludum Dare entry crafted by the inimitable Sébastien ‘deepnight’ Bénard, Badass Inc will have you taking on an assignment for Ludum-Tek. (hehe). Your goal? To murder a target in an inventive way.

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Increpare’s Shower Game Makes Bath Time Very Strange

By Cassandra Khaw on June 20th, 2015.

SFW NSFW

My avatar won’t stop pooping on the shower floor. Each time it squats, it releases another suspicious brown shape. Unsanitary? I know. Fortunately, Increpare’s Shower Game [official site] allows you to smash your faeces into nothingness with just a click of your right mouse button. (I don’t know what is happening. Tell me what is happening.) It’s not all heeling poo down the drain.

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Tonight You Die: An Eerie Free Brutalist Walking Simulator

By Alice O'Connor on June 19th, 2015.

“Tonight You Die” is not an e-mail subject I especially relish finding in my inbox, but I can get used to that brief shock if it brings me more games like Tonight You Die [official site].

It’s a spooky walking simulator exploring a deserted brutalist estate at night, all angular concrete and dark shadows. And your footsteps. And some suitably eerie music. After all the E3 bustle, I’m pleased to end the week with something quiet – and playable now. It’s pay-what-you-want on Itch.

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Mecha Sports: Regular Human Basketball Out For Free

By Alice O'Connor on June 3rd, 2015.

Just shooting some b-ball outside of the school.

Basketball is played by giant robots, right? I must confess the sport is something of a blind spot for me, being raised in Blighty, so I’ll trust entirely in Crawl developers Powerhoof and their free video game adaptation Regular Human Basketball [official site], which is out now.

Basketball, I have learned from playing, is a local multiplayer sport for 2-10 players who scamper around inside a giant robot mashing buttons trying to make them move around, activating their wheels and magnet arms and rocket boosters, with the goal of slamming hot robodunks.

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Snoop Around A Grand Budapest-y Hotel In Maquisard

By Alice O'Connor on June 2nd, 2015.

That's me hiding behind the flowers.

Maquisard [official site] takes snooping out of its usual world of shadows and form-fitting leather into the colourful setting of a swanky Grand Budapest Hotel-inspired establishment. Playing as a bellhop working with the resistance, the free game has players stealthily spying on hotel guests, their behaviour and habits, to figure out which one is an undercover agent.

You get to sneak around carrying a flower stand to duck behind. Oh yes.

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TITANS! Dawn Of War Ultimate Apocalypse Does Epic 40K

By Alec Meer on June 2nd, 2015.

TITANS

I would love to froth at you about the new release of an ultromod for the original Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm, which transforms it into a simalcrum of Epic / Apocalypse 40K. Genuinely would love to. Epic was my first Games Workshop game, and because the first things we’re exposed to are always the ones we believe to be the best, its grand-scale, massed army, enormous Titan-centric battles remain the only way I think 40K should be played. Unfortunately I’ve had more luck trying to elicit empathy in cats than I have trying to download ‘grand release’ of Ultimate Apocalypse at a sensible speed, so can’t tell you much for at least another three hours. But I am going to point at it and say ‘look! Look! Wouldn’t it be amazing if this was as good as it sounded?’
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Ruah: Breezy Walking Simulator Released Free

By Alice O'Connor on June 1st, 2015.

Ruah‘s [official site] idea of drifting around a low-poly landscape as a breeze, gathering deer and making flowers come alive, sounded fab last July. It’s finally out, though not quite what I’d expected or even what the developers wanted, they concede. But it’s a free, short, and pretty blowing simulator with an enjoyable few minutes of wandering and gawping, and you might like it.

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Hot Date Is Hatoful Boyfriend With Speed-Dating Dogs

By Emily Gera on May 30th, 2015.

It may surprise you to know that Hot Date [official site], a game about going on a series of dates with a dogs, didn’t come to my attention through my weekly Butt Dungeon newsletter. In fact, I think I in some ways I always knew that some day a game would be inspired largely by the events of my life.

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Jenny LeClue: Detectivú Teaser Demo Is Rather Lovely

By John Walker on May 28th, 2015.

Jenny LeClue has been on our radar for a while. After an exemplary example of how to do a Kickstarter campaign last year, the investigative adventure game made nearly double the goal, and put a realistic release date of the end of 2016. But that’s still an awfully long wait, so it’s great to see a lengthy demo has been made available to all.

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