Posts Tagged ‘free games’

Ex-Lionhead devs’ Kynseed brings new life to the farm

If you’ve played Stardew Valley and wished that poo played a bigger part in life down on the farm, Kynseed [itch.io page] might just have you covered. The developers of this sandbox adventure spent “over 10,000 years (give or take 9,975 years)” working on the Fable series and they want to bring some of the same eccentricities and charm to their new indie project. The eventual goal, it seems, is to build a world that simulates the finer details of passing seasons, ageing, NPC routines and monster poo.

It’s early days for Kynseed, but you can try a free prototype right now, and updates arrive on a fairly regular basis, bringing everything from better mouse and keyboard controls to “toilet improvements”.

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Place 6 is a pleasant wintry wander

I post about plenty of walking simulators yet have somehow neglected to mention some of my favourites, the Places series [official site]. Once or twice a year, creator ‘jvl’ releases another little landscape, a sketch of somewhere quiet and remote, and once or twice a year I enjoy wandering around for a few minutes. The latest, Place 6, even has a spot of swimming. So shame on me for not even noticing it had come out until Warp Door mentioned it. For shame, Alice. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Loaders: Of resistance and roguelikes

Good day, fellow revolutionaries. The time has come to shake off the shackles of oppression but also to try some free games from this week’s round up. We’ve had a couple of game jams competing for attention – the Resist Jam, which is all about raising that fist and shaking it at The Man, and the 7 Day Roguelike Jam, which I presume is all about getting lost in a maze and succumbing to sweet, sweet death. Roll out, comrades. Read the rest of this entry »

WH40K: Eternal Crusade launches free version

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade [official site] did not arrive as the PlanetSide-y peristent open-world war MMO once envisioned but, if you are still curious about the game it actually is, you might fancy the free version that’s now live. I mean, if you’re reading RPS, statistically you do already have an increased chance of wanting to roll into battle with da boyz. And while the original plan was to only let free players be cannon fodder for the Ork waaagh! machine, this here version offers all factions and most classes. Read the rest of this entry »

Settle down: Civilization 6 demo available now

If you’ve been living off the grid and wiping your bum with nettles in the hope that Civilization will one day have a ‘try before you buy’ policy, today is your lucky day. The latest in the venerable strategy series, Civilization VI [official site], now has a demo.

Players who download the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI demo will be able to play as China, led by Qin Shi Huang and take their first steps building a new civilization for up to 60 turns in to the game. For those completely new to the Civilization series the demo also includes the tutorial from the full game to introduce and guide beginners to the world of Civilization.

That’s just about enough time to get to grips with some of the new features, though not enough time to really unpack your capital city and to see all the districts spilling onto the map.

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Student games: stealth vomit, injury hell & sandwiches

You may know Robert Yang through his games or his creative Level With Me series of interviews, which ran on this very website, but did you know that he is also a teacher? One of his courses at Parsons is described as “Building Worlds” and yesterday he shared some of his students’ mid-term projects. They’re “autobiographical” games that you can play in your browser, and the one about stealth vomiting on a crowded train speaks to me, for me and about me.

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Free Loaders: The puzzling rooms of M.C. Escher

So you want to know where the free games are this week? Up those stairs and on the right. No, not those stairs, the other stairs, the ones that are perpendicular to those stairs. Now if you just go through to the next room, which is actually just this room but viewed from another perspective, then you can take those stairs. No, I mean the original stairs. No, you go down this time. That’s right, to the left. Under that staircase, yeah, but kind of like, over that staircase as well. At least I think that’s where they are. I’m not Escher. Read the rest of this entry »