Posts Tagged ‘free’

Timruk, A Gorgeous Story Within A Story Within A Book

Here’s a provocative declaration for you: Studio Oleomingus are making the best-looking games in all of videodom right now.

Flicking through pages of storybooks and stepping into tales as they’re being told, their games overfill surreal sets with knick-knacks and bric-à-brac, books vases and teapots and skulls and jars and flowers and taps and televisions and giant toothbrushes. They’re colourful and weird, and I want to touch every ornate surface. Each new fragment of Somewhere, whatever that ends up being, is prettier than the last. All of which is to say, Timruk [official site] is their latest pretty tale, and it’s out now for free.

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Procedural Painting For Aliens In Joy Exhibition

We adored the sprawling artworld of Secret Habitat but didn’t you find something fishy about creator Strangethink Software’s claims that a computer created all of the galleries and artists and artworks? It’d need an expensive roboarm just to hold a brush, for starters. Now Strangethink’s latest, Joy Exhibition [official site], has revealed the truth: it’s all made by little people trapped somehow inside computers. Joy Exhibition is a first-person arter, giving us procedurally-generated paintguns splatting procedural paint to create paintings for a gallery visited by procedural silent glowbeings whose judging eyes I feel burning through my every worthless creation.

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Apotheon Arena: Free Mythological Multiplayer Murder

Greek god-a-thon Apotheon has released a free multiplayer standalone named Apotheon Arena [official site]. “For know that no one is free, except Zeus,” once said Ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus. Well, aye, except Apotheon Arena, mate, I just told you that was free. C’mon Aeschy, keep up!

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Not-So-Secret Santa – Giants: Citizen Kabuto For Free

As GOG’s winter sale nears its end, the virtual vendors of vintage (and virginal!) video games are offering a freebie to everyone, no purchase necessary: Planet Moon’s Giants: Citizen Kabuto from the year 2000. Obviously, to save money for more bourbon, I shall be presenting Cara with a copy as her gift in our office Secret Santa once she returns from her festive nap. “It’s a cult classic,” I’ll say. “Pretty funny. You get to be a giant and puny Britishfolk and a sea witch and everything. Took me ages to find.” If any of you rotters give away the secret, there will be CONSEQUENCES.

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Competitive Dadding In Who’s Your Daddy

Christmas is a time for family, so Alice and Cara have ventured together into the public prototype of Who’s Your Daddy [Greenlight page]. It’s a two-player dad ’em up with a father racing around trying to child-proof a home and a baby trying its damndest to die.

Alice: Cara, who’s your daddy? It’s me. I’m your daddy. I’m the best daddy. Daddy Cool.

Cara: If you are my daddy I have a lot to say to my mum. Like. Well. Some sort of question about time travel I guess. And how insemination works.

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Slushy Snake – Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa

Hic! Oh hello there. Hic! I’ve been playing this excellent free stealth game ‘Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa’ [official site] from 2006 and I don’t understand anything in it. Alice tells me that it’s about ‘Solid Snake’ but this seems like a joke name she made up.

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