Posts Tagged ‘free’

Freeware Garden: Grim Express

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 1st, 2014.

Poor doc. All he wanted was to be rich and alive.

There you were minding your own business and enjoying the luxury and efficiency of the Soviet rail system, when everything went dark and the nice gentleman sitting opposite you got stabbed in the heart. Now the trip to Moscow would be too depressing to bear, unless, that is, you decided to solve the murder on the Grim Express. Or, better yet, actually play sleuth-’em’-up Grim Express.

It’s a wonderfully atmospheric game set in a train, that’s strongly reminiscent of the Last Express, was made in an astonishing 48 hours and you can directly download for your Windows PC via this link.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

10 Comments »

For Everything A Reason? F.E.A.R. Online

By Adam Smith on September 30th, 2014.

F.E.A.R. Online’s open beta test begins on October 7th, ahead of full launch on the 17th, and signups are now active. Go! Run! Register! It’s free!

Or perhaps not. The original F.E.A.R. takes place almost entirely in a succession of rather ordinary office buildings but that doesn’t matter because the combat is absolutely splendid. Bullets have tremendous impact and slow motion slides across debris-strewn rooms, ending in a chunky boot to the face, are like a John Woo shoot-out with weighty momentum in place of balletic grace. Thanks to a hard-working community, the multiplayer component is still available to play and I’m not sure how F.E.A.R.O. intends to lure people into its own take on the series’ combat and…gulp…lore.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

33 Comments »

Freeware Garden: Die Sieben Raben

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 30th, 2014.

The year is 1876. The place Copenhagen, Denmark. The game Die Sieben Raben by Jón Kristinsson and it really does seem that mysterious gentleman Mr. Amsel has just gotten a most important and plot-forwarding letter.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , , .

15 Comments »

Show And Teleport: S.W.A.P.

By Adam Smith on September 29th, 2014.

S.W.A.P. is a competitive multiplayer game with the structure and style of an arena-based first-person shooter. It supports up to eight players, split into two teams, and has a novel virus-based approach to capture the flag dynamics. The game is free, has a level editor and is available now. What else…?

There are no guns. It’s a first-person shooter without any shooting, which means it’s not really a first-person shooter at all. Instead, as the title suggests, players have a ‘swapping’ ability, which allows them to exchange locations with their opponents. Tactical teamplay and fast-paced farce.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

3 Comments »

Freeware Garden: The Videogame 50

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 29th, 2014.

Rob Fearon, the wonderful person responsible for Retro Remakes and all sorts of digital death Mantas, has decided to be vengeful and remind the world of the horrors of the infamous Cassette 50. Hence, The Videogame 50 compilation of fifty, mostly dreadful yet always fun/ny games you can download for free complete with the mandatory digital watch.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

9 Comments »

Lovely Mild Puzzling: Lisa

By Alice O'Connor on September 26th, 2014.

What a lovely day.

Wandering around Lisa is so pleasant that it almost seems a shame to solve the adventure game’s puzzles. On this grey London day, I had a lovely time wandering around its meadow, listening to the birds and the breeze, and tapping my toes to its music. And chasing the sheep. Sorry, sheep. It’s short, it’s free, and it’s delightful, which are three qualities I greatly appreciate on a Friday afternoon.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

9 Comments »

Freeware Garden: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 26th, 2014.

After countless portals accidentally leading to hell and scientific experiments gone armageddon, the characters of What Could Possibly Go Wrong? make a sensible decision: they make sure a marine with a big gun and plenty of cover is always present at each and every portal activation. That’s safety regulations for you, that is.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

5 Comments »

Freeware Garden: Whiteout

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 25th, 2014.

With tiny splashes of red.

The Antarctic. Everyone loves the Antarctic and its built-in atmospheric vistas, amazing weather  effects and sense of unexplored mystery. It’s no accident it was the setting of choice for The Mountains of Madness, The Thing and now for the fresh and freeware Whiteout.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

15 Comments »

Waggly Wandering: Explore An Alien City In Bernband

By Alice O'Connor on September 24th, 2014.

My new local.

I’m still pining for Prey 2, but Bernband has sated that desire a little. It’s a walking simulator set in an alien city, all stark architecture, colourful lights, and noise. Lots of noise. Trains roar past, flying cars zip overhead, machinery churns, and crowds all mutter and growl as you gawp at them. It’s a low-fi version of everything that excited me about Prey 2′s world, and you don’t even kill anyone. It’s out now, it’s free, and it has the most delightfully waggly first-person hand animation you’ve ever seen.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

24 Comments »

Freeware Garden: Compact Conflict

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 24th, 2014.

It does admittedly look a bit like Risk and Defender of the Crown, but it's better than both.

Have been looking for a turn-based, strategic time-sink for quite some time, but I honestly never expected to find one crammed in the 13 kilobytes of the aptly named Compact Conflict. To say I’m loving this would be a criminal understatement, but, yes, I am honestly and deeply loving it.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , , , .

30 Comments »

Freeware Garden: You Won’t Tell Anyone, Right?

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 23rd, 2014.

Nothing could ever possibly go wrong honey, nothing at all.

I found You won’t tell anyone, right? to be one of the most depressing and disturbing games I have recently played. Then again, I do normally tend to avoid bleak, tormented personal narratives as much as possible; even more so when they involve child abuse. Or, well, successfully imply it.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

14 Comments »

Freeware Garden: The Lion’s Song

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 22nd, 2014.

Besides being one of the best looking games of Ludum Dare 30, The Lion’s Song also happens to be one of the select few that sport really great writing. And an excellent core storytelling idea; one that has made for some classical short stories and, finally, for a wonderful short game about the quest for inspiration.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

9 Comments »

Freeware Garden: RocketJumpification

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 19th, 2014.

Live by the point, die by the point.

Subaltern Games, the radical game dev studio responsible for jolly world-destructing, money-making sim Neocolonialism, have apparently gone text mad and released the wordy, seriously bonkers and freeware RocketJumpIfication.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

18 Comments »