Posts Tagged ‘free games’

Come See Unreal Tournament’s New Underland Map

I still find it strange that Epic Games are making a new Unreal Tournament [official site], that’s out there right now, free to download, yet folk aren’t screaming from the rooftops about it. The late 90s/early 00s this ain’t, my friends. Of course, the lack of fanfare is mostly down to the way this multiplayer FPS is being made – open development based on player feedback, at a steady pace with regular work-in-progress builds sent out as they’re ready.

While I’ve not had the chance to jump into UT as it stands today – I was more Quake-oriented back in the day and old habits die hard – these builds seem to look better with each passing release. The latest, Underland, appears to be no different.

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Strolling Is A Free Detective Game About Exact Thinking

Edgar Allen Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue is often considered the first modern detective short story ever written, and stars a part-time sleuth named C. Auguste Dupin. Mr Dupin solves crimes by way of ‘ratiocination’, a process of exact thinking, and this happens to be the main inspiration for Beavl’s Strolling [GameJolt page] – a lovely wee point and click adventure game that was created for AdventureJam 2016 and is available to download now. It’s also free, so I exactly think you should give it a whirl.

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Nova Alea: A Gentrification Demonstration

Nova Alea [official site] is the most recent Molleindustria game. It explores/demonstrates gentrification and property market forces through a tiny patch of city land, its skyscrapers infecting one another with wealth as they climb, at first unimpeded, then with restrictions designed to slow or stem the tide of gamified buying and selling.

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Check Out The Games Made In Berlin Collection

Last week, I visited Berlin for the first time and, although only there for seven nights, I struggled to justify returning home. The culture, the history, the nightlife, the fact that there is a burger restaurant that was once a public toilet and maintains the old facade – every quirk about the city seemed to capture my heart.

Coincidentally, BerlinGameScene.com have revamped their Games Made In Berlin Collection over on Itch, bringing us a lovely gathering of neat games created in the German capital, the majority of which are free. Is this a sign for me to return? I think this might be a sign.

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Free Loaders: Of Biker Mice And Men

Have you ever wanted to ride through the desert, just you and your bike, without a care in the world? Free from the law? Free from society? Free from those weird black trucks that follow you everywhere? Well, don’t worry. The world’s premier free games column has you covered.

(We also have a game about tyrannical cyber-Egyptians, if you’re into that instead).

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King’s Quest Episode 1 Is Now Free

A new King’s Quest [official site] was one of the first projects Activision announced after hauling the hide of Sierra Entertainment off their trophy wall and wrapping it around one of their colossal Actifingers, bringing back one of the shut-down publisher’s touchstones. With the series’ creators and makers long gone, the new episodic King’s Quest was made by P.B. Winterbottom devs The Odd Gentlemen. Three episodes are out so far, and now the first episode is free for everyone to try. Our John did not like it, but are you curious to see for yourself?

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Free Loaders: Not Safe For Work Or Your Mum’s House

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the human penis is in want of a photographer. A fundamentally interesting organ, it is versatile, yet vulnerable. Undeniably ugly and yet, somehow, ugly in all the right ways. It is this humble male appendage which brings us all together this week. Suffice to say, do not read on if your boss is sitting next to you. Unless you work for a sex shop, or like, I don’t know, a dildo factory.

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