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Free game of the day


#1

With sites like GOG and fanatical giving away free games regularly, let’s let people know about these here…

Perhaps also less than €1 or $1 could be posted here, but let’s not turn this into a games on sale topic…

Oh and final rule: the game mustn’t be a piece of :poop:


TWP # players on steam revealed
#2

A 2D adventure… it says psychological horror, but it looks to be pretty pixel art
https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/distraint


Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry
#3

A classic first person shooter:


#4

Although I ended up not buying any of them, I thought it was nice that on signing up to GOG, they offer you some discounts as a ‘welcome gift’. For example Grim Fandango for 2.99 or something, and Psychonauts for 1.99.

I’ve watched someone play a bit of Distraint. It reminded me a bit of those Flash games like Crimson Room. Basic, but fun.


#5

Buying? But they’re free (today)!
Or where you referring to GF and Psychonauts?


#6

Yeah sorry, was referring to the GOG ones. I started that sentence a bit backwards.


#7

Problem not at all that is for me!


#8

#9

Thanks for the tip. That one looks interesting, and it pretty highly rated (Metacritic).

Note to others - if you get this (like I just did), your Steam Key must be redeemed on Steam within 15 days. I believe that it’s also downloadable DRM free though, so this not is only relevant for those who want to use it on Steam.


#10

Humble lists under Platforms where the game is available:

Are you sure about this? I don’t really believe this.
When I purchase a game (free or not) and put it into my Humble library I expect to be able to redeem a Steam key whenever I want.


#11

I’ve purchase many humble bundles in the past with steam keys. I’ve never seen this before, but there it was in big red lettering at the top, when I opened the purchased page. Perhaps because it is a free item, or maybe they are changing their policy on new purchases.


#12

This is what I mean:


#13

No, this is common, especially with free games or gifts. AFAIR some Gog keys can expire too.


#14

Only €0.89 until May 29th


#15

Humble Bundle has been doing that with their free gifts for years.

Yeah, I picked up Shelter 1 and 2.


#16

Hm, even the “large” font is rather small on UHD. Meh, the big advantage of UHD is the sharper fonts. :frowning:


#17

Yes, keys/gift links for GOG/Steam etc. can expire.

I don’t redeem Steam keys from Humble immediately though. Sometimes years later. Haven’t had any problems with normal purchases/Kickstarters.

So when I purchase a game and redeem it on Humble I normally wouldn’t expect Steam keys to vanish later. But it seems like this can happen with those free ones (at least there are also DRM-free downloads for this particular one and who cares about Steam anyway).


#18

Free on GOG right now:


#19

Until June 18th: pay what you want on Humble Bundle for Deponia 1-3, Anna’s quest, Memoria and another one…


#20

They also seem to give stuff away when making a purchase right now. I bought Unforeseen Incidents and Gorogoa (for ~€30 total) and got Rime and Sunless Sea thrown in for free. (Rime was on my radar, though it’s Windows only, will have to see if I get it to run). I already had Sunless Sea on Steam, but having a DRM free copy surely doesn’t hurt.

Gorogoa runs just fine with wine. Odd that there is no native Linux version, though. It’s made with Unity and I just saw it featured on the Mac App store, and I think it’s on consoles too.