Posts Tagged ‘free games’

Free Loaders: Flipping the bird in Helping Hand

Humans are great communicators. We’ve developed not only spoken langauges, but reams and reams of written ones throughout history. Not to mention Braille and sign language. Truly, the human ability to express emotions, needs and desires is an unparalleled proof of our shared greatness as the planet’s most wonderful species.

Hey! Quit doing that rude gesture! Stop it! I mean it!

Sigh. Here’s some free games.
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Donut Wrangler serves up endless beautiful donuts

While I’m sorry we can’t yet join our playsiblings on consoles in gushing over the sumptous foodstuffs of dine-o-dating sim Final Fantasy XV, I am delighted by the donuts of Donut Wrangler [Itch page]. These are good-looking donuts. Look at those donuts! Lovely. Donut Wrangler itself is a simple physics-based stack ’em up about a tiny fork building a huge tower of donuts but just look at these sweeties! The perfect balance of realism and cartoon that makes me want to reach out and poke at their goo-filled doughbellies. Cracking donuts. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Loaders: Fend off sharks and build nets in Raft

You know that bit in Castaway, starring Tom Hanks and Fed Ex, where he’s drifting at sea in a raft and the poor football he’s been absolute best mates with for years and years croaks it in the big blue and floats away with a sad smile? Would you like to relive that moment, except instead of a friendly football your closest friend is a huge shark? And instead of floating away from you he’s travelling towards you at a menacing speed and with a vicious and unstoppable hunger for your flimsy human flesh?

Me too! Come on in. Read the rest of this entry »

World of Horror is some neat Junji Ito-inspired horror

I knew I should’ve destroyed that damned Lump of Flesh but with dark forces on my trail — drawing bloody sigils on my apartment door, even — and my stamina flagging, I was desperate. The ritual gave energy, sure, but I don’t think it was my own. Soon after, I took a box cutter and opened tidy gill slits in my neck. The ‘Insmasu look’, they call it. I was losing myself. I was almost relieved when my next investigation, into the janitor making mermaids out of students, took everything I had left. Gozō, The Thing Forsaken By God, awoke but hey, but it was no longer my problem.

Kyōfu No Sekai; World of Horror [dev blog] is my sort of thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Flower Shop: a little utopia where flowers play fair

Flower Shop

Here is a little game-shaped gift to everyone out there who, for example, received a “grow your own plant from seed kit” and has followed the instructions TO THE LETTER but the sodding thing has stalled out at two inch saplings for A WHOLE FREAKING MONTH AND A HALF despite literally all the conditions stipulated in the care leaflet being met and the correct dosage of food being measured out and applied as per instructions and yet we are still in this awful situation and it won’t grow but it won’t die and WHAT DOES IT WANT WHY WON’T IT JUST FULFIL ITS END OF THE DEAL?

Which is why anyone in that hypothetical situation might enjoy Jezzamon’s Ludum Dare entry, Flower Shop [online Flash version]. Read the rest of this entry »

TISIC IZIEB is a cute little dino telekinesis puzzler

TISIC IZIEB

Poking around in the Ludum Dare 37 entries I found TISIC IZIEB [Itch page], a game which takes the “One Room” theme and translates it into a push-and-pull room escape puzzle. I like how neat it is and the potential for truly fiendish puzzles. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Loaders: Heist, heist baby

Oh look, you’re back. Last year was interesting, wasn’t it? Hopefully 2017 has good things in store, both in terms of free games and the continuation of human history. We’re off to a strong start on the games side, anyway. Come into our digital den of dastardly downloads as we explore some of the finer details of your personality, including but not limited to:

  • Criminality
  • False consciousness
  • Bad diet
  • Poor hygeine

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