Gigantic! Gigantic! Gigantic! Open beta hits Windows 10

You keep your Pokélads; I want a bigger monsterpal. I’ve had my eye on Gigantic [official site] for a while, fancying 5v5 third-person action where each team is supported by a honking great monster, and I’ll be having a go this weekend thanks to the open beta that’s now live. Our monsterdad can beat up your monsterdad. Read the rest of this entry »

Art darlings: Five free games in the Triennale Collection

We already give you piles of free games every week, but I know you always want more, clamouring like a chick and opening your maw, waiting for us to regurgitate yet more free experimental interactivity into your beak. It’s disgusting. Anyway, open wide, here’s five more bright young gamethings from creators like Tale of Tales, Cardboard Computer and Pol Clarissou, all clumped together in one neat globule called the Triennale Game Collection.
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Telltale’s Batman ends next Batweek, first ep now free

Telltale Games will start ooga-chakaing next year with an episodic Guardians of the Galaxy game but they’ve a little BLURP!ing and ZLOTT!ing to finish up first. Telltale today announced that the fifth and final episode of their Batman [official site] will launch next Tuesday, December 13th. Will Bruce Wayne keep his friendship with Batman secret or will the whole world try to gatecrash their Batbrunches?

But first, Telltale have started giving the first episode away free to all and sundry as a demo. They’ve also patched the game up with big performance improvements. Read the rest of this entry »

Wild and free: Hunt for your cubs in FERAL

There’s an animal in all of us. A fierce beast who stalks the wilds and takes orders from nobody. Mine’s a budgerigar. But maybe you got something better. If not, here’s a free game that let’s you become a big, wild cat in a strange and alien forest. In FERAL [official site], you skulk around, listening for sounds and sniffing for deer poo – all to get meat for your cubs and become a better hunter by unlocking new abilities along the way with skill points. Just like a real predator. Come see the trailer below.
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Free Loaders: Aristocratic pong in Fancy-Ass Tennis

Tally ho, old cob. I suppose you’re popping in for a pinch of the free games what what. There’s a jolly briar of the stuff down there, I’ll say that to your bright ear, old dagger. Tennis is the main event, no surprise there. But the help has been spouting all this other waffle too and I dare say there’s something to be said about it. A cowboy game, a flying duel, a farcical romance. It’s untenable just how frivolous our lives can get or that’s what the help says frighteningly well-educated but don’t ask me how or why. Well, I’ll let you take a gander for yourself, old fox. Onwards and upwards etc. Read the rest of this entry »

Tenebra is a free horror game inspired by silent films

When I dig through my inbox, one opening line that’s almost certainly going to grab my attention is a variation of: “I see you’re a fan of horror games…well, look at this.” The developer of Tenebra [official site], a free chiller created in Source, sent one such email. It plays a little like Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture if Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture were set in a series of monochrome environments that are equal parts Inside and Silent Hill. I quite like it, even if I do keep getting lost in the shadows.

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