• Freeware Garden: Mimicry Man

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 10 readers

    By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 6th, 2014 at 11:00 am. There exists an obscure and dangerous creature all but the staunchest adventures have grown to fear. A monster so devilish in its understanding of a hero’s soul it’s virtually invincible. A mimic. Mimicry Man is a scientifically accurate simulation of the life of the average beastie of the sort.

  • Freeware garden: Hellscapes 7-8

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    By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 21st, 2014 at 11:00 am. I have apparently escaped from the Organaut Inquisition, emerged from the Transdimensional Meat Escalator and into a hellish and absurd glitch RPG: Hellscapes 7-8. I’m nothing more than a Salary Man with an esoteric rifle, an urge to survive and a demented determination to explore.

  • Bish Bash Bosch: Cave! Cave! Deus Videt

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 8 readers - By Philippa Warr on October 9th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Today I have spent part of my morning as a teenaged Spanish boy who has St Anthony thrust upon him as his psychotherapist. Or, to put it another way, I’m playing episode zero of CAVE! CAVE! DEUS VIDET* – a game based on the work of Hieronymous Bosch.
  • Freeware Garden: The Running Dead

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 7th, 2014 at 11:00 am. The Running Dead is Rick Dangerous turned into an (essentially) endless runner. With zombies. And though I still have traumatic memories of both Rick games and never really understood what the fuss with Canabalt was all about, I am deeply enjoying it. Yes, despite also being mortally bored of zombies.
  • Unreal Engine 4 is free for students again via GiftHub

    The Gamer Headlines - - 6 readers - During the month of August, Epic Games announced that their popular game engine and development tool, Unreal Engine 4, would be free for student and academic use. Naturally, the response to that particular announcement was astounding. Schools and universities around the world have begun integrating Unreal Engine 4 into their classrooms and associated academic curriculum.
  • An Inkling Of Adventure: Octopus City Blues Demo

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By Adam Smith on October 20th, 2014 at 9:00 am. Octopus City Blues is an adventure game set in a city built around a giant octopus. So far, so weird. The player character sounds about as odd as the setting, as well as containing an apparent nod to fans of the Franz in his name – “Assume the role of Kaf Kafkaryan, a cowardly middle-aged octopus blood junkie and tentacle trimmer”.

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  • Among the Sleep Free DLC Releasing Next Week

    … PC Horror game Among the Sleep will be getting free DLC next week. Specific details about the DLC are unknown, but what is known is that it will be releasing on November 5th, it will be completely free, and it will be expanding on the main story. If you have yet to beat the main game, you may want to do that first. Free DLC is always a great…

    3 readers - Zak Murkin - The Gamer Headlines - Among The Sleep -
  • Reflective Puzzling: Sokobond Dev’s Free Mirror Isles

    … crates now,” he threatens, holding the block up against a wall by its lapel. “You! You’re dressing up as mirrors!” he demands, slapping a long, thin line of PuzzleScript against his palm. The quake, they quiver, and they slip on their mirrored jumpsuits. You can see the results of his most recent sokobullying in Mirror Isles, a free web-based…

    1 readers - Alice O'connor - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Sokobond -
  • What Big Downloads You Have: Red Hood Diaries Demo

    … By Alec Meer on October 31st, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The controversial McGee Act of 2000 has not yet been repealed, despite the revolt led by Tale of Tales’ The Path, so it remains the case that every videogame based on a fairy tale must be a broody platformer starring a young lady with a weapon. While we await Snow White: Dwarves Of Darkness…

    1 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Freeware Garden: One Minute To Midnight

    … By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 31st, 2014 at 11:00 am. Though the trend towards more personal, almost solipsistic and usually depressing indie freeware games is a strong one, some developers do thankfully tackle matters from a more societal perspective. You know, with games like web-based RTS One Minute To Midnight for example — a game…

    2 readers - Konstantinos Dimopoulos - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -

  • A Halloween Treat: The Evil Within Demo

    … a 50% discount on the Season Pass and anyone who buys the game during this promotion, or has already bought it, will receive a copy of Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Those first three chapters are a fairly good taster, with a bit of spooky stealth, a big setpiece and just enough freedom and trapping to show what’s coming later. We’ve…

    Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - The Evil Within -
  • Kentucky Route Pitstop: Here And There Along The Echo

    … By Adam Smith on October 30th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Kentucky Route Zero isn’t just gaming’s finest slice of magical realism and shaggy dog symphonies, it’s also a magnificent feat of myth-making. Like so much Americana, it straddles the line between fact and folk tale, and finds recognisable unrealities along the road to the grave…

    Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Pitstop -
  • Freeware Garden: Psyche E

    … By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 30th, 2014 at 11:00 am. “I am yourself and you are me. My name is Ego. My penis fell off… help me find it.“ So begins Psyche E. A short, scatological and completely bonkers point-and-click adventure you can download for Windows. A game filled with weird sights and words that beautifully rhyme with rock…

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  • Freeware Garden: Lights Out Please

    … By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am. Lights Out Please is a collaborative, text-driven horror game that features 13 disturbing stories by 13 diverse authors. Unlike most kinds of horror though, the creators responsible for Lights Out Please have decided to derive their scares not from the supernatural, but from…

    1 readers - Konstantinos Dimopoulos - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Recapturing Escape Velocity: 3030 Deathwar

    …, and it’s free. The current release is an improved and rebalanced version of the original 2007 release. The changes include improved graphics, an overhauled tutorial and rebalanced missions, as well as a rejigged interface. It’s a remarkable and enormous game, and I’m astonished that I was unaware of the original. 3030 Deathwar’s re-release is the work…

    1 readers - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - No Escape! - Escape Velocity -
  • Freeware Garden: Barrier

    … By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 28th, 2014 at 11:00 am. It has become apparent to me that I enjoy the odd super twitchy game from time to time. You know, something along the lines of Super Hexagon or the lovingly freeware and proudly glowing Barrier. Barrier looks a bit like ur-indie racer Audiosurf, but, trust me, it’s a more frantic…

    2 readers - Konstantinos Dimopoulos - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Cat’s In The Bag: Exoptable Money

    … By Adam Smith on October 28th, 2014 at 8:00 am. Idle games are one of the many guilty secrets that live in the windows and tabs that accompany me through a working day*. There’s something comforting about clicking across to a series of steadily climbing numbers, particularly when there’s a narrative involved. Exoptable Money is Cookie Clicker…

    5 readers - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Bag It! -
  • A Surreal RPG That's Too Spooky For Me

    … With Halloween just days away, now is a great time to get in the mood with some spooky video games. So here's a free action RPG that harkens back to the spookiest gaming machine — The ZX Spectrum. The Midnight Station is such a strange amalgamation of ideas. In it you play as a sentient mask made from the collective souls of humanity after we…

    2 readers - Chris Person - Kotaku -

  • Dystopian Visions: Frying Bacon

    …, so you can judge for yourself. [The relentless, dooming waves are based on a recording by Luftrum, who has all the copyright and that jazz because I just used under the Creative Commons Attribution License. The Archers is, of course, made by Ian BBC; I lay no claims to it or the Grundy Cider Shed.] …

    1 readers - Alice O'connor - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Freeware Garden: Masami – Sushi Ace

    … By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 27th, 2014 at 11:00 am. It may have been a crucial part of Sega’s marketing strategy 20 years ago, but, inspired as it may have been, Columns never really came close to replicating the ridiculous success of Tetris. Chances are Masami – Sushi Ace won’t do much better either, despite it being a lovely take…

    2 readers - Konstantinos Dimopoulos - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo Released

    … Newly released Civilization: Beyond Earth now has a demo you can download, so you can try before you buy. The demo will set you back 5GB of space and it is available right now on Steam. The demo will give you 100 turns before you win via a time victory. Civilization: Beyond Earth is the newest game in the incredibly popular 4x strategy series…

    2 readers - Zak Murkin - The Gamer Headlines - Civilization -

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