Posts Tagged ‘free games’

Foot Hell: Ashi Wash Introduces Awful Japanese Spirit

Hell is other people’s toenails. The worst feeling in the world is being woken by someone else’s toenail scraping down your calf. Escaping that is 90% of why I married the sea. Perhaps Japan understands this awfulness better than any country, as evidenced by a folklore creature named the Ashiarai Yashiki. This awful filthy foot stomps into people’s homes and demands they clean it (it is a talking foot, naturally). Hell. You can experience a bit of that terror in Aki Wash [official site], a wee free game about cleaning an Ashiarai Yashiki threatening to smash you. It has the very worst toenails I’ve ever seen in a video game.

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Revenants (Whoa-oh!): BrainBread 2 Out Free For Source

If you’ve been slaying zombies for a few years, you may well have come across the Half-Life mod BrainBread, an FPS splashing in a touch of action-RPG as you and your pals cut down zombie hordes. I think I remember it as being fun for a bit? Hazy mod memories. Point is: now BrainBread 2 [official site] is out for free. The sequel shambles in the Source engine, naturally, and brings several co-op and competitive modes.

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Free Loaders: Dice With The Devil In The Pale Moonlight

Even in the deadly heat of summer, the free games revolution marches on. Stopping for no-one, catering for everyone. Want to be a cowboy playing dice with death? Got you covered. Want to seize the means of production from your capitalist overlords? There’s a game here for you. Want to summon some drizzle over Brighton? Well, just follow me. Yes sir, yes ma’am. Free games never stop.

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Life Is Strange Ep 1 Now Free, Available On Mac/Linux

Time-altering teenage dramathon Life Is Strange [official site] has just made its first episode free to download forever and ever, while also making the whole story playable on Mac and Linux. For those of you who don’t remember, it is the story of photography student Max and her tough toque-wearing friend Chloe. It’s an adventure game by Dontnod (the studio that made sci-fi action adventure Remember Me) with hints of Heavy Rain and Telltale-style decision-making. Look, they’ve created a new trailer to show off bits of the whole saga. Be warned, though, there are some spoilerish things involved.

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Nvidia’s VR Funhouse Is A Wacky Physics Showcase

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I don’t say this lightly: Nvidia have created what is surely gaming’s most advanced simulation of blasting goo at a clown’s face. They’ve bunged their GameWorks fluid, hair, volumetric fire, and destruction physics simulation doodads into a fairground-themed minigame collection exclusive to HTC Vive to give us what is surely – and I don’t say this lightly – gaming’s greatest concentration of fancy but prohibitively expensive technology. But those blessed few who have both cybergoggles and a top-end Nvidia card, oh my friends you will be blasting clowns tonight all right.

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The Lion’s Song: Ep 1 Offers A Charming Free Short Story

Joe wrote about this one a couple of days ago but I’ve just finished Silence, the first episode of The Lion’s Song [official site] – a point-and-click story about a young composer who heads to the Alps to deal with writer’s block/composer’s block.

I figured I’d write a quick post about what I liked – I mean, the story itself is sometimes clunky or the dialogue doesn’t feel natural but it does some interesting things trying to navigate the sense of music/sound through written language and the art style is great.

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