Posts Tagged ‘free games’

Free Loaders: Phantom pain in the Ghost Hospital

Boo! Ha ha ha. I got you, you genuinely believed I was a ghost. You foolish person. I’m not a ghost, just a guy with some free games. But one of those free games has ghosts in it, which I understand give you the willies. Don’t worry about that, most of these ghosts are the Caspery kind. They’re there to make you feel better, after all, they work in a hospital.
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Tiny Worlds In Flasks lets you make cute scenes!

Tiny Worlds In Flasks

I’ve been enjoying trawling the results of the Ludum Dare 38 game jam because the theme – A Small World – lends itself to my kind of game. Little projects full of delight are the order of the day in a lot of the entries and Tiny Worlds In Flasks by Fi Silva exemplifies that sensation really well. It’s about building little scenes in containers! Read the rest of this entry »

Vijver gives you a tiny pond to sit beside

Vijver

Because Alice and I send each other links to nature things prefaced simply with the recipient’s name in all caps, Vijver arrived with just “PIP” as the accompanying information. It is an entry from Ludum Dare 38, whose theme is “A Small World”, and it just gives you a little pond to watch. I am giving it to you to watch too: Read the rest of this entry »

Free Loaders: The Quick and the Dad

Dads are a notoriously angry species, we all know this, we’ve seen the documentaries. But what is it like to be a dad? What goes on in those strange, otherworldly minds? Washing up worries? Beer? I can’t answer that question, for I am but a humble games journalist, and thus banned from procreating. But maybe I have something here that can help us decode these dadly mysteries. That’s right, the dadification of videogames continues in this week’s roundup of free games.
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OrbLands: such a cute marriage of FPS and walking sim!

OrbLands

Going through the Screenshot Saturday tag on Twitter is one of the best ways to find eye-catching games. Not always the most playable things, but definitely ones which demand attention for their visuals. OrbLands [official site] is an experimental FPS-walking-simulator project where it was as pretty as it was playable, enticing me across the map with shootable rainbow balls and feeding me sci-fi paperback cover art as a reward! I’ve spent the morning with the version that’s currently playable in browsers (browsers that aren’t Chrome, I mean). Take a look! Read the rest of this entry »

Saints Row 2 is free on GOG right now

C-c-c-crimes!

It’s Saints Row a go-go round GOG today as the store celebrates more of Volition’s wacky open-world crime ’em ups arriving DRM-free on its virtual shelves. Some Saints games have been on GOG for ages but now the lineup is complete with the addition of Saints Row 4 (the one where you’re the President of the USA) and Gat out of Hell (the one in Hell). To mark this Saint-o-rama, Saints Row 2 (possibly still my favourite Saints Row) is free for 48 hours. And folks who own Saints Row games on Steam can add them to their GOG account to get DRM-free versions. GOG are holding a sale too. Read the rest of this entry »

Call down the thunder: StarCraft is now free

Blizzard’s seminal 1998 strategy game StarCraft [official site] and its expansion, Brood War, are now free for all and sundry. The game that birthed modern digital sports! The game that launched a thousand zerg rushes! The game that still has the best tanks in all RTSland! Blizzard have updated StarCraft a touch to play nicer with modern computers but mostly it’s still just StarCraft (“just StarCraft” she says!). The real overhaul is coming later this summer in the not-free StarCraft Remastered. But for now, free StarCraft for all is just dandy, ta. Read the rest of this entry »