Ahnayro: The Dream World [official site] is a research-based puzzle game set in a dream-logic world. It was one of the game’s featured in John’s Bleeding Edges series earlier this year, which highlighted games which blurred the edges (geddit?) between game and real world by requiring you to research real people and places and facts in among the fictional elements.
And now we’re giving 5000 copies of the first episode away for free, when normally it costs £7/$9.
Here’s what John said about it:
I’m so delighted that I picked this game to play next after delving back into the wonderful world of The Stone, because in many ways it feels like a spiritual successor, its beguiling simplicity of presentation hiding the potential for hours of time-losing research, rabbit holes leading to rabbit warrens of misdirection and accidentally acquired knowledge, and those glorious moments of connection and realisation. And it layers these abstruse explorations over one another in a very smart structure. It’s not quite solid enough yet, but everything’s in place for it to become so.
And here’s a trailer:
That widget below will dispense your key in exchange for one of five actions: looking at our Facebook page for a moment, following us on Twitter, or following us on YouTube. We like it when you follow us places, basically. Alternatively you can look at the Black Watchmen Steam page, which is from the same developer, or sign up to their mailing list.
The keys are limited to one per user and the widget above will close automatically when all the codes are gone.
How to redeem your code
1. You’ll need a free Steam account, if you don’t have one already. Signup and download the client at steampowered.com.
2. Within the client, click ‘Games’ at the top and then ‘Activate a Product on Steam…’.
3. Enter your Steam key when prompted. It will then be added to your account and you can decide to install it immediately by choosing a location. Enjoy!