Posts Tagged ‘Freeware Garden’

Freeware Garden: Dungeon Heroes

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 27th, 2014.

I always believed that clothed skeletons make for easier to hit targets than them lewd naked ones.

I have to admit I only scratched the surface of Dungeon Heroes and cannot be absolutely sure of its size or how it wraps things up, but after several hours of surface scratching I’m certain this is a lovely and hefty CRPG genre purists will adore. It is a very traditional hack-and-slash dungeon crawler filled with hidden rooms, puzzles, monsters and everything a ’90s gamer would expect.

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Freeware Garden: The Voyage of the Resplendent

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 26th, 2014.

Words, lovely words!

Starting off in the Imperial Constabulary Headquarters of Emera City, Regalia, Haster it is almost immediately evident that The Voyage of the Resplendent takes places in an expertly crafted sci-fi universe. One filled with vast empires, cities protected by diamond domes and Empresses that care for a peaceful and above all stable reign.

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Freeware Garden: Hypothermia

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 25th, 2014.

An ocean of deadly cold water always breaks the ice at parties.

I only recently (re-)discovered that I love my games with snow storms in them. I seem to find extreme, digital snowfall soothing for some reason. Even if said games are called Hypothermia, which doesn’t sound like a particularly enjoyable thing to experience, but here is a lovely looking game that feels effectively cold and blizzardy.

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Freeware Garden: RADE

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 24th, 2014.

The authenticity is palpable.

RADE, the Radically Authentic Dogfighting Experience, is most assuredly not the most realistic flight sim I have ever played. Then again and despite appearances it isn’t much of rail-shooter either. It’s simply exhilarating, action packed and brilliantly fun.

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Freeware Garden: ESC Ape

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 21st, 2014.

Comrade Ape is now free!

You’d think that creating a retro FPS in the vein of Wolfenstein seems like a simple thing to pull off, what with the power of today’s tools and all the game design experience of the past 20 years. Yet ESC Ape is one of the select few first-person shooters of this type worthy of your attention.

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Freeware Garden: Jet/Lag

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 20th, 2014.

Procedural dungeons weren’t created solely for the RPG-style hacking and slashing of monsters and that’s why Jet/Lag is being labeled a hyper minimal rogue-like-like-like. It might take place in some of the noisiest, most randomly generated dungeons possible, but there’s nothing here to remind you of roleplaying or of turn-based mechanics.

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Freeware Garden: Where’s Tango?

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 19th, 2014.

Where’s Tango? is a game which revels in the voyeuristic observation of posh cocktail parties. It’s a tense experience that’s all about deduction, observation through a sniper rifle’s scope and remaining unseen and deadly in order to protect your client and kill their wannabe murderer. Or romantic rival – it’s never really explained, but I’m hoping for murderer.

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Freeware Garden: Beneath The Crimson Moon

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 18th, 2014.

Chances are that the average nightmare of an architect looks a bit like Beneath The Crimson Moon, but in this instance the nightmare is narrated by a guilty old woman on her deathbed dreaming she’s a girl. A woman who has run from that guilt for decades and is now finally and cruelly forced to confront it.

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Freeware Garden: Collaboration 6

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 17th, 2014.

A slime and its slimelings out for their Sunday stroll.

The descriptively named Collaboration 6 is a lovely collection of six mini-games by six different indie game developers who decided to unite and build games around a single theme: Earth’s invasion by the alien, unnamable green slime from above.

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Freeware Garden: Atticus

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 14th, 2014.

Among the 50 games of the Asylum Jam there was only one point-and-click adventure that grabbed me and didn’t let go until I finished it. It was Atticus. A sleek, browser-based adventure of medium length, excellent hand-drawn visuals and a spooky premise.

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Freeware Garden: Over My Dead Body

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 13th, 2014.

The ghosts, the gunmen and the zombies.

Noel Brody worked for the evil Mortiga Consolidated, but never suspected that protesting the weaponization of her research would lead to her being murdered. What she further failed to imagine was that her death would also transform her into both a zombie and a ghost and get her to star in her very own game: Over My Dead Body.

Noel must now fight her way through Mortiga’s lovely-yet-deadly isometric corporate headquarters and exact horrible, bloody revenge on all the immoral bastards who killed her and are apparently about to kill more people for money. Finding a cure for her doubly-undead affliction, or possibly reclaiming her work for the good of humanity, should be considered an added bonus.

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Freeware Garden: One After Another

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 12th, 2014.

This is as spoiler-free as a screenshot can get.

Looking for an incredibly short, but highly effective and beautiful horror game? Well, that’s lovely and you are in luck as one after another is the game for you.

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Freeware Garden: Teddy Tea Leaf

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on November 11th, 2014.

Teddy is the yellow thing.

Do you remember how the awkward controls enhanced the atmosphere of ZX81 classic 3D Monster Maze? Well, probably not, but you can happily find out just how effectively tense controlling Teddy Tea Leaf via your keyboard’s Q,A,O and P keys can be by, shockingly, actually playing the thing.

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