Even with all the free time in the world, I don’t always feel like committing myself to a 30- or 40- or even 5-hour long game experience. Sometimes I want to dip into something concise, inventive, experimental. Freeware games often satisfy. Freeware Garden recommends five of those games each week, and Freeware Gardener’s Question Time is where you can gather at the end of the week to chat about what you played. Thoughts? Post them below.
This week saw the selection of five fine freeware games, as always.
Monday – The Lion’s Song
A point-and-click story about the birth of the telephone.
Tuesday – You Won’t Tell Anyone, Right?
A disturbing adventure game about child abuse.
Wednesday – Compact Conflict
A 12-turn strategy game in just 13 kilobytes.
Thursday – Whiteout
Find your friend in the antarctic without dying of the cold.
Friday – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
A top-down shooter about experiments. And shooting things.
If you’ve played the games and have some thoughts, talk away in the comments below. If you haven’t played anything yet, this post should linger somewhere near the top of the site for the rest of the weekend, so take your time.