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Blog RSS Freedom Friday - Oct 17

0 comments by Henley on Oct 17th, 2014

The fantastic friday freedom is back! Will these four freebies quench your thirst for vidja? Will the games manage to keep your wallet fat and happy? The answer to these questions and more is a resounding YES!

Game number one is Annex: Conquer The World for Windows, Mac and Linux. Annex: Conquer the World is an anime themed real time strategy game that brings fast paced combat with a diverse arsenal. Play as one of four factions: The East Ocean Alliance, the NEO Republic, the Shadow Organization, or the Renegades as they struggle for dominance all over the world, competing for a priceless red mineral. The game now contains 4 factions, over 30 tech trees, original maps, and tileset. Built using open source RTS MegaGlest, the focus of the game is multi-player and single-player skirmishes. However there are also scripted scenarios/missions!

Game number two is Cubified for Windows. Cubified is an action-platformer in which you control Cuby, a gray blob-like creature able to transform into a cube at the press of the spacebar. Use this ability to press buttons that help Cuby along his way, as well as smash through certain floors that allow him to access new areas. When reverting back to original form, Cuby will launch up much higher than he could with a standard jump, letting him reach new heights.

Traverse three levels, each unique in their appearance and gameplay style. The first level will have Cuby exploring a standard side-scrolling platformer style area. Level two is a slower-paced puzzle area where Cuby must use his wits to grab the coin in each section. The final level gives Cuby a much higher jump, and has him automatically running at high speeds with no way to stop.

Game number three is UnReal World for Windows, Mac and Linux. UnReal World is a combination of roleplaying game and a survival simulation. In a world inspired by iron-age Finland you can track animals, set traps, hunt with bows and spears, tan hides, go fishing, pick berries, cook food, sleep in a temporary shelter or build a log cottage, trade with the villagers, craft items, etc. It has a randomly generated map, skill development and a detailed wounds and combat system. The item crafting is moddable.

Game number last is Delta Loop for Windows or Mac. Take control of the most advanced combat spaceship, in a desperate last stand in outer space. Your mission is a simple but tough one: decimate all the enemies before they decimate you. Get ready to fight endless waves of increasingly challenging hostile ships, equip powerful weapons and enhancements, and put your skills on the line. Will you be able to earn a place for yourself in the elite pilot ranks?". Delta Loop is a fast-paced space arcade shooter with a big focus on gameplay. Anyone -from people not used to action games to seasoned arcade experts- can have a fun and skill-rewarding experience.

Come back next week for more freedom!

Desura Weekly Release Highlights - Episode 41

0 comments by Henley on Oct 14th, 2014

What's up guys n' gals, time can be passed or spent but wherever it went its a brand new week and as always that means its time for another episode of Desura's Weekly Release Highlights. Because we are oh so enamoured with your presence here on our channel we've compiled with style a new list of lovely diversions for you to hungrily devour. So lets see what has been sizzling.

0:18 Virus Jigglin' Fever
0:52 The Sun at Night
1:28 Spintires
1:54 Shattered Hourglass
2:18 Blood Sweat and Gears
2:38 Chronology
3:07 Life of Pixel

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Freedom Friday - Oct 10

2 comments by Henley on Oct 10th, 2014

Happy Friday ya'll! It's time for Freedom! Four freedom for you this friday!

The first game we have is Pixel Heroes for Windows, Mac and Linux. Your epic story begins... Pixel Heroes is a dungeon crawler/hero sim/rpg in which you have to lead a team of heroes through several dungeons. Tons of random-generated loot and awesome legendary items are waiting for you! Pixel Heroes features a turn-based combat system, classical RPG mechanics and a genuine overland travel system. The game is currently in a playable beta state, there is a lot of content missing but most features are implemented.

The second game is Neonskip for Windows. Neonskip is a very simple and entertaining game, which involves avoiding falling obstacles above a triangle, using the navigation arrows. Also, you can upload your score to compete with friends and the rest of the world. The game has 8 levels and very addictive gameplay! This indie game was developed by Eam Games! Neonskip was developed nothing less than to entertain players, and is completely free!

The third game for this Friday is Bezier for Windows. Bezier is a dual stick blaster set inside a vast computer built deep underground. The story traces the principal's escape from this "Noah's Ark" gone wrong. A simple shooter on the surface, the deeper narrative pulls in his relationship between evolution and god, family and love. These themes question his motives, force him to confront what is real and lead him to salvation. Powered by the BezierSynth traditional rendering is renounced in favour of a fluid aesthetic guided by story elements, player interaction and the audio engine. An eighty minute soundtrack blends together orchestra, synthesizers and many ethnic instruments to drive the drama through fifteen zones. Almost one hundred different enemies, voice acting, reward based achievements and different game modes make Bezier the mindless blaster with a big heart.

The forth and final game is PICNIC for Windows, Mac and Linux. Picnic is a postmodern text/music/sound nightmare labyrinth game world where you have to take the novel "Picnic" by the eccentric writer Raymond Roussel and re-construct his work. It's picnic time!

Come back next Friday for more FREEEDDDOOOMMM!!

Desura Weekly Release Highlights - Episode 40

0 comments by Henley on Oct 6th, 2014

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What's up guys and girls another week has arrived with a new supply of games to ply. Welcome back and settle on in and take a load off because it's time for Desura's Weekly Release Highlights.

0:12 Hyphen
0:37 Jump on the Beats
1:04 AntiSmash
1:32 Battle for Presidency
2:12 Hermi & Max
2:40 iON Bond
3:06 Pizzarian

Desura is a community-driven digital distribution service that puts the best games, mods and downloadable content from developers at gamers' fingertips, ready to buy and play. Desura.com

Freedom Friday - Oct 3

0 comments by Henley on Oct 3rd, 2014

Happy Friday everyone! Four more fantastic free games are ready for your enjoyment take a look!

Game number one is S.W.A.P (Subterfuge Weapons Assessment Program) for Windows. S.W.A.P (Subterfuge Weapons Assessment Program) is an indirect first-person shooter for PC and Mac, featuring both online and LAN multiplayer, where players take control of robots without guns or any way to directly harm each other. No guns?! No direct harm?! How is that an FPS? The player’s only 'weapon' allows them to exchange bodies with the opposing team. They don't exchange teams or names, only their physical bodies (swapping). When combined with a multitude of traps in the environment, this allows players to disorient and destroy enemies, as well as traverse the arena with greater swiftness. Gameplay is multiplayer only, and supports up to 8 players in 2 teams, who star in a sporting-event inspired arena where they must compete to deliver virus fragments to the opponent’s base, eventually crashing their server (a modified capture-the-flag game type) It includes a level editor, allowing players to develop arenas that are automatically sent to all players when they join a match.

Number two is Baezult for Windows. Baezult is puzzle platformer with set in a lost temple that was discovered behind a waterfall. You play as an brave explorer looking to find riches beyond his wildest dreams. But be careful, the people of the temple have protected their wealth very well.

Game number three is Wind of Luck: Arena for Windows. Wind of Luck is free-to-play, a session-based team multiplayer online game dedicated to naval battles of the age of sail warships. It's a unique opportunity to feel like a commander or pirate captain in the midst of a furious seafight offensive! The game features team vs team battles, which allows you to fight against random opponents, train together with your friends, sharpening various combat skills and exploring various locations. Battles will take place in truly special seascapes which offer not only a good spectacle, but also the tactical challenge of a variety of battle conditions. There is nothing that can stop you on your way to be a true sea wolf! Good luck and enjoy!

Lastly we have Terrance the Flying Eyeball for Windows, Mac and Linux. Play as a disembodied eyeball, called Terrance, who is forced by fate to complete a set of dangerous challenges involving bouncing off surfaces, breaking glass tubes, and dodging plasma projectiles, in order to feel content and satisfied with life. Complete all zones in ‘Terrific Time’ to unlock a special feature - I doubt that you'll see this ‘coming’. The game is an exercise in conveying mechanics through level design and use of colour, without any explicit instructions or inadvertent insulting of the player's intelligence.

Come back next Friday for more freedom!

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