Jun 20, 2008

A few lovely free games against the heat

Summer's here, living in A/C conditions is as irritating as ever, a thousand things have to be done, international levels of alcohol are running low and all I can do is suggest a few -excellent if I may say so myself- freeware games. Well, anyway, that's something I guess.













Solar Vengeance 5: an impressively deep and polished game of interstellar conflict and conquest. Impressively, it also supports multiplayer gaming and if it weren't for TIG Source you (and obviously I) wouldn't have spotted it.













War Twat: the naughty sounding arena shooter that's for free. Also feels quite a bit like a Robotron-Geometry Wars hybrid on mind-melting drugs, is addictively hard and an all around excellent game. Looks great too.














Space Shot: the procedurally generated shmup that sports incessant swearing and nasty rectangles. Realistically boring and mostly vacant bits of space are also included. Oh, and should you care for more procedurally generated games try this selection of compo games.














Ant Attack: the first isometric 3D game ever in its original format and in all its survival horror glory. That is, on a brilliantly online emulated ZX Spectrum courtesy of the game creator. It hasn't aged a day...












ForumWarz: the funniest MMORPG possible. Ever. No, really. You just have to try being a camwhore for a while. ForumWarz is the Internet (in game form).













Immortality: an existential puzzler about, well, immortality apparently. Smart, intriguing, visually interesting and even quite a bit enjoyable too. Oh, and it's another Indie Games discovery.
















Quest for Yrolg: an excellent point-and-click fantasy adventure as suggested by SSH's equally excellent AGS blog. Quest for Yrolg by Crystal Shard (of A Tale of Two Kingdoms fame), beside its other qualities, also let's you be the bad guy's henchman, in what can only by described as the anti-Quest for Glory experience.

Related @ Gnome's Lair: 100 excellent free games, Sim Junta & 1821, Pac-TXT, the Commonplace Book Project

23 comments:

  1. The games you have given in your blog are seems to be quite interesting and I think they can fulfil our demand and provides that much joy whic we gets from other games.

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  2. The games you have given in your blog are seems to be quite interesting and I think they can fulfil our demand and provides that much joy which we gets from other games.

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  3. Immortality looks like it should be worth a try. Thanks for the heads up!

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  4. Thanks ty!

    Oh and ross, Immortality really is as interesting as it sounds. Weird too.

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  5. s always hot in Singapore so free games are always welcome! Thanks gnome.

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  6. Thanks for the plug.

    And I recommend wading into the other competition games. There's some real gems in there. :-)

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  7. Glad you enjoyed 'em erik. Singapore, huh? Haven't been there for ages really, but I still got my Singapore-bought MPC kit around... Single speed CD-Rom... Ahh, the days, the days...

    Don't mention the plug. Think nothing of it. It was bought cheaply. Oh, and got to agree dear Pacian, this compo must be one of the most interesting TIG Source has hosted.

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  8. A Singaporean at the gnome's lair? How concidental :)

    I've played Solar Vengeance when it was still a shareware game. The concept's great but I never did get past the scrolling control. Scrolling with the cursor keys would be a lot easier than mouse dragging :)

    Might try out War Twat. I kind of like the graphics.

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  9. When you say such nice things, who can help but love the gnome? thx for the plug, too!

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  10. What's more, two recently married friends just returned from Singapore... No, dearest Roys, this is no coincidence. It's a plot...

    (loves SSH back, buys new plug). Oh, and do keep the excellent work up!

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  11. Quest for Yrolg is one of the best, hands down. I love that game!

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  12. And so do I my friend!

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  13. Hmm...

    Quest for Yrolg seems right up my alley.

    I have always wanted to play Quest for Glory from the evil perspective.

    Saving the world does get to be a bit bland after awhile.

    I mean I played Quest for Glory as a thief so half the time I was just stealing everything anyways.

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  14. Oh yeah link for QFY seems to be down. you can download the game from here:

    http://www.bigbluecup.com/games.php?action=detail&id=1033

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  15. Thanks for the extra link Caleb. As always, it's deeply appreciated. Oh, and have you heard anything about them QfG remakes?

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  16. Not much actually.

    I just replayed all the quest for glories a short while back so I am a bit tired.

    I will have to double check some of the remake and fan-game sites.

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  17. Me too actually, but -as many other things- it'll have to wait a bit I'm afraid.

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  18. Ahh, the style of these games really brings back memories. And, the fact that it's free makes it that much better.

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  19. A man of fine taste then! Glad you dropped in :)

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  20. Loved Forumwarz! One of the most original and funny games I've seen in ages! Cheers Gnome!

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  21. Cheers my friend! And perhaps you might be interested in a slive of Kingdom of Loathing too? Great writing...

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  22. I've tried space shot, it was pretty decent.

    http://www.pcsmachine.com/

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