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Free Games Thread
« on: 30 May 2019, 18:06 »

Since there are SO many free game promos going on lately because of the competition between various launchers, or devs giving away older games to boost new ones in the franchise, I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate a thread to it. These are all legit cases of once you activate it, you own it situations. The thread isn't meant for permanently free-to-play, but for one-off deals on games you'd otherwise have to pay for.


As of this post, Epic Games has a new free game every week. Right now that game is City of Brass.
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Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers.

Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/city-of-brass/home
Until June 6th


On GOG, you have Obduction, a Myst-like puzzle adventure sci-fi game.
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From Cyan, the indie studio that brought you Myst, comes a new sci-fi adventure.

As you walk beside the lake on a cloudy night, a curious, organic artifact falls from the starry sky and inexplicably, without asking permission, transports you across the universe. You’ve been abducted from your cozy existence and added into an alien landscape with pieces of Earth from unexpected times and places.

The strange worlds of Obduction reveal their secrets only as you explore, discover, coax, and consider their clues. As you bask in the otherworldly beauty and explore the enigmatic landscapes, remember that the choices you make will have substantial consequences. This is your story now.

Make it home.
https://www.gog.com/game/obduction
Until June 1, 1 PM UTC.
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #1 on: 06 Jun 2019, 09:55 »

This week's Epic Games freebie is Kingdom: New Lands.
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How long will you last?

Be brave, ruler, and fight to the bitter end,
lest these New Lands conquer you instead.

Kingdom is a minimalistic micro strategy game with modern retro aesthetics and an ambient soundtrack. Players take control of a monarch struggling to build their kingdom from nothing by exploring the world, recruit loyal subjects and defend from the nightly Greed attacks.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/kingdom-new-lands/home
Until the 13th

Next week is Enter the Gungeon (will make full post when it's available)
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #2 on: 07 Jun 2019, 07:25 »

Here's two for one
There's links for two free Dream's Bell games in the first post; the massive 50 level demo for Jack the Reaper, and the completed Rotating Agent Koko.

Jack the Reaper is a platformer in the way of Kirby and Megaman (with a difficulty between the two) where you play as a chibi grim reaper (the titular Jack).

Rotating Agent Koko (RotaKoko) is a top-down shooter where you move around by rotating the world around Koko and defeat the strange inhabitants of each micro-world.

EDIT: found a no-commentary LP for JtR. dude has playback on other websites disabled so here's this one w/ commentary instead
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #3 on: 14 Jun 2019, 07:09 »

Next up on Epic: Enter the Gungeon
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Bullet, Guns, & Puns

Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past. Select a hero (or team up in co-op) and battle your way to the bottom of the Gungeon by surviving a challenging and evolving series of floors filled with the dangerously adorable Gundead and fearsome Gungeon bosses armed to the teeth. Gather precious loot, discover hidden secrets, and chat with opportunistic merchants and shopkeepers to purchase powerful items to gain an edge.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/enter-the-gungeon/home
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #4 on: 14 Jun 2019, 08:55 »

And on GOG: Toonstruck (1996)
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To get home, you'll need to unravel the secrets of these loony lands before they unravel you permanently. Outsmart demented clowns, shock the socks off cross-dressing livestock, and match wits with a diabolical Count named Nefarious. It's a mind-reeling toonatopia that'll have you acting so depraved you might even shock yourself. Send someone an exploding turkey. Watch Spike the Clown torture balloon animals. If you've got any energy left after those escapades then try and prevent an all-out war between the cartoon forces of good and evil. Word to the wise: BETTER PACK AN ANVIL!
https://www.gog.com/game/toonstruck
Until the 17th? Looks like the giveaway is part of GoG's sale right now.
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #5 on: 19 Jun 2019, 07:59 »

Indiegala gives away a lot of games too. Most of them are crud. But now they have Gateways!

Imagine a 2D Portal, only in addition to regular, run-of-the-mill portal travel, you also have portals that make you larger or smaller on traversal, portals that flip gravity when you pass through, and portals that send you forward or back in time. It's gloriously mind-shattering. Give it a try!
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #6 on: 20 Jun 2019, 13:44 »

Epic's Game of the Week: Rebel Galaxy
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Rebel Galaxy

Rebel Galaxy is a game of action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with the outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.

You’ll battle pirates, explore anomalies, befriend aliens, scavenge battle wreckage, mine asteroids, and discover artifacts. Choose your path as a roguish do-gooder, crafty space-trader or power-hungry privateer in this swashbuckling space adventure.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/rebel-galaxy/home
Until June 27th.
This is a fun one that I have played already. And what they don't tell you in the blurb is how amazing the soundtrack is for this game. Weirdly for a far future space game, the music is all blues/rock based stuff from some great artists in the genre, but it really fits the gritty mood of the game and play!
Here's a link to the soundtrack playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBAYW0WGKtE&list=PLRMcXkadosW43B18ZSbYFqBnFn2myQwRw
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #7 on: 23 Jun 2019, 18:39 »

On Steam for another 15 hours as of this post: Kabounce.
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Kabounce™ - multiplayer pinball sport, you are the ball!

Take complete control of the ball and reach ridiculous speeds with intuitive momentum and rhythm based movement in this re-imagining of pinball. Rack up sweet combos and points by hitting bumper pins and perform spinning skill moves in short, 5 minute, matches. Eliminate opposing players to steal their hard-earned points and score to win! Up to 8 players online, 4 vs 4.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/431930/Kabounce/
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #8 on: 03 Jul 2019, 12:38 »

I'm a little late on this one, but from Epic Games: Last Day of June
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Join Carl and June on what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot, and try to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life – in this cinematic experience that will compel you to ask yourself: “What would I do to save the one I love?”

Last Day of June is an interactive tale about love and loss, from an all-star team of creators.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/last-day-of-june/home
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #9 on: 03 Jul 2019, 13:29 »

Another IndieGala giveaway that isn't crud: Back to Bed, a surreal 3D puzzle game where you play as the subconscious guiding a sleepwalking human through the hazards of dreams.
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #10 on: 05 Jul 2019, 12:51 »

On Epic Games this week: Overcooked
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Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef’s whites, there isn’t mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!

The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it! In Overcooked players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/overcooked/home
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #11 on: 12 Sep 2019, 23:09 »

Quick response needed for this, since there's only 1.5 days left, but free from Humble Bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/endless-space-collection-free-game

Also from Epic this week, Conarium: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/conarium/home
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Re: Free Games Thread
« Reply #12 on: 13 Sep 2019, 00:16 »

I got the first one, but haven't had a chance to play it yet.  I can only manage to do a couple of games concurrently, and I just got a bunch of stuff from Humble Bundle.  still, it looks interesting.
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