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The 50 Best Free Games On PC

The best free games are on PC, and if you want to know what the best 50 are then you've come to the right place.

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Daily Challenges In Desktop Dungeons: Enhanced Edition

"Oh, I would but I can't: I need to play Spelunky's Daily Challenge." For a fair few weeks, friends bailed on all sorts of commitments to squeeze in a crack at the leaderboards on that day's randomly-selected seed. You might remark that I have flakes for friends, and you'd be right, but I can't grumble: if The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth adds daily challenges, I…

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Have You Played… Desktop Dungeons?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I'm sure it's not quite what the devs want to hear, but a big part of me wants to recommend the original freeware version over the prettier and more featureful paid version. The clarity of Desktop Dungeons' idea - roguelikelike dungeon as puzzle,…

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Impressions: Desktop Dungeons

First things first: I had every intention of making this a full Wot I Think, but, um, the game's so damned tough/ I'm so damned weak that I haven't been able to progress far enough for that. Impressions it is, then! I may follow up later with thoughts on the later game if I manage to get there in a timely fashion. I have been…

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The Deeper Dungeons: Desktop Dungeons Out Next Week

After exactly 98 million years and 17 seconds in development, tiny puzzle-roguelike Desktop Dungeons will finally see its big, fat, proper, expanded, more or less finished release next week. If you haven't played it since its superb initial, free version, you're in for something that's changed almost as much as L'il Kim's face* - rather than a quickie, randomly-generated dungeon which must be 'solved' in…

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Nu-Desktop Dungeons Free Again, For A Bit

They did it last year, and they still haven't finished their game so they're doing it again this year. Desktop Dungeons was/is a brilliant little mash-up of rogue-like and puzzle game, and the devs have been working on a dramatically expanded version with a metagame, character persistence and all sorts. In honour of GDC, because, er, I don't know, they've made the beta version of…

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GDFree: Desktop Dungeons Is Open To All During GDC

Things you will need to play IGF award winning rogue-like Desktop Dungeons for free between March 5-10: a browser, Unity, the finger strength of a champion boulderer, ten minutes per game, and, if you're being picky, a central nervous system, oxygen, the unknowable spark of life that brought us all unto this earth, pants, etc. But mostly it's a browser and the time. It's been…

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Potions And Pitfalls: My Year In Roguelikes

It’s been a fantastic year for Roguelikes, with continued development of the stalwarts and plenty of releases that have toyed with the formula, sometimes reshaping it until it’s almost unrecognisable. I’ve even managed to have great roiling arguments with people about whether certain games should be called Roguelikes or not. That led to Roguelikelikes, which I am simple enough of mind to be pleased about.…

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Welcome To The Arthouse: IndieCade 2011

IndieCade kicks off on October 6th and that’s as good a reason for October the 6th as any I can think of. If you’re not aware of it, IndieCade is a festival, in its fifth year, that aims to celebrate all that is good in the world of indie games. Creators submit games and a roster of finalists is chosen for the event, at which…

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Impressions: Desktop Dungeons Beta

Can one of my favourite games of 2010 also end up being one of my favourite games of 2011? That's a question you've been worrying about a lot, I know. So, allow me to answer it: maybe. Now allow me to answer that more usefully. Desktop Dungeons was a freeware indie title which pretty much transformed a roguelike into a logic puzzle. One dungeon, one…

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Desktop Dungeons: The Fancy-Pants Version

Oh! How did I miss this? Well, I missed it because I'm tight as a badger's rear end and haven't preordered the full version of exceptionally clever mini-roguelike Desktop Dungeons as yet. The original game (now designated DD's 'alpha') was and remains free, but devs QCF Design are currently working on a massively tarted up and feature-boosted second version in Unity. A few of you…

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Desktop Dungeons Is All Growed Up

One of the best games of last year, the 10-minute puzzle-RPG Desktop Dungeons, is getting ready to dress up in daddy's clothes. It began life as a freeware indie gem, but now devs QCF quite understandably want to make some money from their creation (unfortunately, someone else already did). They're taking preorders for the new, improved, embiggened, super-flash 'full' version. Why would you want to…

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Interview: Where Next For Desktop Dungeons

Desktop Dungeons: an incredibly smart roguelike, which takes 10 minutes to play and turns roleplaying into something akin to a puzzle game. We went slightly bananas over it last year. Desktop Dungeons: a game ripped-off shamelessly and sold for profit by someone else. Following an attempt to buy the DD devs off with a free iPhone (!), clone-game League of Epic Heroes finally panicked in…

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Justice For Desktop Dungeons

As you may recall, last December saw the frankly maddening news that an alleged rotter had allegedly cloned QCF Design's most splendid Desktop Dungeons. The goodly chaps behind said ten-minute roguelike were worried they mightn't be able to do anything about it. Turns out, they could. League of Epic Heroes - for it is no longer damaging to QCF to reveal the alleged rotter's allegedly…

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Return To Desktop Dungeons

The 'games I keep meaning to play' list has now reached the proportions of [unkind joke about your mother redacted], but today I finally found time to peer curiously at 10 minute RPG Desktop Dungeons. Kieron previously posted about it here, wherein the gigantic wibbling wimp praised its design but moaned about its difficulty. I have successfully proved myself the stronger man than he, and…

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Scratching The Surface: Desktop Dungeons

Tim Ashcroft gave me the nod on this, which I'd spotted around but hadn't actually got around to playing. As usual, more fool me. Desktop Dungeons is a short-form rogue game, with almost everything you'd expect in a more traditional game crammed into something you can burn through in 10 minutes. It ends up feeling like a cross between a Rogue game and Minesweeper, with…

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