Posts Tagged ‘demo’

Mable & The Wood Lets You Avoid The Boss Fights

It has finally happened! I have used my powers successfully, and can hang up my cape. Whether for good or for evil is for you to decide, but forthcoming pixel action-exploration game Mable & The Wood [official site] (just about to ding its Kickstarter goal in the final 48 hours) is going to let you choose between battling boss monsters, or working out how to avoid them entirely. And apparently this is in response to my excellent Guacamelee review! It’s also, we’re told, driving backers to poetry. Is this a force that can be stopped?

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Chuckie Egg Xtreme: Chicku Has A Demo

I find Chicku [official site] unnerving. Imagine the Aardman Animations film Chicken Run had been part of the Saw franchise, or that eighties gaming icon Chuckie Egg had been crossed with Super Meat Boy. It’s a platform game about chickens escaping from a farm and the farm is full of saws, spikes and other devices that convert poultry into pieces. It’s enough to make Bernard Matthews blush.

There’s no shortage of gore and even though the game is in Early Access, there are already loads of maps and even a local multiplayer mode, which I’m going to imagine is like ultraviolent Joust. If you’re peckish, why not try the demo?

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Star Citizen Launches Another Free Trial Week

For millennia, humanity has stared at the skies on a Monday morning and thought “Blast me off this godforsaken rock and end me in nuclear fire.” We’re a dramatic sort. You can come close to that this Monday, though, as Star Citizen [official site] is holding another ‘Free Fly’ week until next Monday. All and sundry can peep at Cloud Imperium’s crowdfunded spaceship ‘em up, poking around its modules to see how it’s coming on.

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Peer Pressure: Try Blended Together’s Free Demo

As I’m sure is the case with you many of guys, after a busy week I like to relax with relaxing games. Be it a shooter, an RPG, a walking simulator, whatever – as long as I can switch off and chill out at weekends with a game that doesn’t ask too much of me I’m happy. Puzzle-platformer Blended Together [Itch page] isn’t one of these games, but it is great fun and super-challenging. It’s also just released a free five-level demo.

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Oh, And Rainbow Six Siege Has A Free Weekend Too

If you want to shoot faces in new and exciting ways, oh my giddy aunt you’re spoilt for choice this weekend! Gearbox’s Battleborn has an open beta going on, id Software’s new Doom’s has kicked off an open beta too, and oh mercy me I’ve just noticed Rainbow Six Siege has a free trial weekend too. Strewth! That’s a fair amount of the face-shooting spectrum covered there, from wall-bursting tactical action through hellfire to co-op storyshoots and MOBAing.

Pip has coined the excellent term ‘freekend’.

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Super Arcade Football Demo Kicks Off

Football is the people’s sport, see, because all you need is some mates and something to kick. A ball, sure, or a cabbage, a cauliflower, a Harvey Nichols bag filled with scrunched-up newspaper, a rock, a crystal orb, a head, a skull – anything you have at hand is grand. Any time, any where, a nice bit of sports, all for free. So to tempt people into paying to play their silly virtual version of sports, developers OutOfTheBit have released a demo for Super Arcade Football [official site].

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