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Watch The Night Drift By In Night Tune

By Alice O'Connor on January 30th, 2015.

I had meant to tell you about Night Tune [official site] when it came out two weeks ago, but its dreaminess interfered. Every time I load it up, my eyes get heavy, my focus fades, and soon I’m held trancelike as the night drifts by. It’s a free little treat where we’re driven endlessly, aimlessly through the night, the passenger of a phantom driver. Road lights, car lights, and warning lights illuminate and silhouette buildings we can’t quite make out, and our bleary head lolls over while the radio plays MP3s we feed it. Look, I’ll show you.

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Freeware Garden: Echoes +

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on January 30th, 2015.

I am certain I have run into quite a few commercial arena shooters that couldn’t hold a candle to Echoes +. It might work as a replacement for Waves, which is an absolutely excellent game, but one that I’ve been playing for far too long. A new, tense, addictive, glowy shmup was something I needed.

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Freeware Garden: Condor

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on January 29th, 2015.

The majesty of colours...

Equipping you with everything from a jetpack and a stealth field to bionic legs and a pair of cool rocket boots, Condor tasks you with navigating the tricky rooftops of the sprawling metropolis of NeoQusqo in order to reach the Spire. Acts of cyber-terrorism will ensure that you don’t encounter any resistance. The heights will be your only enemy and your payment will be more than generous.

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Turn-Based Gang Warfare: Streets Of Chaos

By Adam Smith on January 29th, 2015.

An alternate set of posters for Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac

Streets of Chaos [official site] is a turn-based strategy game in which you fight for control of a randomly generated city. The city is represented as a grid and to conquer it you’ll recruit gang members and send them out to perform missions on the various blocks, ranging from extortion and hacking to finger-clicking dance-offs. Or possibly violent combat with chains and baseball bats that you can choose to imagine as dance-offs should you be so inclined.

When I saw the Steam page, I was immediately reminded of an old favourite and, indeed, Streets of Chaos is “loosely inspired by the classic strategy PC game Chaos Overlords“.

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Leap From Planet To Planet Causing Mischief In Planeter

By Alice O'Connor on January 29th, 2015.

You bet I threw that green guy into space!

What a fine week this is for leaping around fields of planetoids and swirling in their gravity! John took a shine to Gravity Ghost, and today I’m charmed by the free Planeter [official site].

Scamper around a garden of little planets, taking in a chill soundtrack and the pleasant colours of the flora and fauna. And maybe get a bit mischievous and start picking the fauna up. And taking them to other planets. And throwing them into space. But being chill, of course. We’re chill. (Do we still say chill? By ‘we’ I mean us young people.)

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Freeware Garden: Mango Blue

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on January 28th, 2015.

Not an isometric monkey.

I know there are hundreds of brand new, great and absolutely wild games to be found over at the latest Global Game Jam, yet, having played through more than a hundred, I couldn’t help but urge you to take a look at just one for now. The short but excellent Mango Blue is well worth your time.

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Co-op Ikea Furniture Assembly: Höme Improvisåtion

By Alice O'Connor on January 28th, 2015.

It's a... chairtablelamp? All the rage in Sweden nowadays.

As someone who has committed to assembling an awful lot of Ikea furniture in the near future, I am delighted by Höme Improvisåtion [official site]. It’s a free game about putting together flat-pack furniture, and even has local co-op so you can tackle the task with chums, but is delightfully free-form. While I’ll be stuck puzzling over slots, tabs, and washers, Höme Improvisåtion has easy snap-together parts and doesn’t really care what your furniture looks like as long as you use every part. It’s quite satisfying, with solid clicks and controller rumbles as your Frankenfurniture takes form.

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Mecha Trigger: Control Your Mech By Typing Commands

By Alice O'Connor on January 27th, 2015.

Where's the manual? >HELP >MAN >PLEASE SHOOT GUN BETTER COMPUTER

In the far-flung future when we’re all stomping around in mechs, I’m sure some folks will still stubbornly refuse to touch a joystick, control pad, pedal, eye-tracker, muscle sensor, or tactical neural implant, insisting that they’re perfectly fine with just a keyboard. All right, Chuckles, you play Mecha Trigger [official site] and tell me how that works out. It’s a free mech ‘em up where all your movement, aiming, jumpjetting, and laserblasting is controlled by typing commands into a terminal. It’s hilariously clunky and overwhelming at first, but that’s sort of rewarding. Have a go!

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Kill Or Be Eaten: Free Fighting Game Last Resort

By Alice O'Connor on January 27th, 2015.

It’s a classic moral conundrum heard in pubs up and down the land: if you and a pal were stranded on a desert island without food, would you eat ‘em? Okay, but what if you had a sword? And a giant shark would snatch you if you stayed in the sea for too long? And you could air-dash? And you respawned anyway? You can explore the idea in Last Resort [official site], a free fighting game built on that premise. Sure, you could stand still and let ‘em skewer you, or you could engage in loud, colourful, and funny fisticuffs and let the best fighter feast.

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Freeware Garden: Sluggish Morss: Ad Infinitum

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on January 27th, 2015.

Sluggish Morss: Ad Infinitum, Jack King Spooner’s latest interactive short story is, as one would expect it to be, a fantastic short collage of sounds, ideas, graphics, clay models, glitches, worlds, little jokes and images all wrapped up in a demented and clever little thing. It’s a vignette I really wouldn’t know how to properly describe without spoiling and so something you really have to play.

Preferably before reading the interview with Jack King Spooner that follows.

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Que Sera Sera: Free Dragon Age Pub Songs & Sheet Music

By Alec Meer on January 27th, 2015.

AAAAAAAAAAARGH I'd almost forgotten the horror

In all honesty, I’m not especially on fire with passion at the news of free Dragon Age Inquisition song downloads, but I don’t often get to use the phrase “sheet music” in this line of work, so carpe diem.
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Freeware Garden: MonoDi

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on January 26th, 2015.

A gun that only shoots in one direction might be physically improbable, but it can also turn any platformer that involves shooting into a puzzle game. That’s what’s happened to MonoDi, in which you puzzle, shoot and jump your way through 25 unexpectedly varied single-screen levels, each sporting functional if cute graphics, lots of alien eggs to destroy, and bits of badly spelled plot to read through.

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Play God With Otters: Free Lake Simulator Among Ripples

By Alice O'Connor on January 24th, 2015.

All this scene needs now is a foolish woman close to hypothermia.

Ponds, ponds, ponds – they’re all I talk about nowadays. Yesterday I had a lovely swim in 2C water with crackling ice in the center, and I’m leaving now for today’s dip. I never know what’s beneath me in the murky waters, but it might be handy. I get paranoid when a cormorant’s diving near me, wondering if I’d even notice if it plucked off a numbed toe, and last week I think I kicked a fish.

Obviously, I’m delighted to find lake ecosystem simulator Among Ripples free on Steam.

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