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Blog RSS Freedom Friday - Apr 11

0 comments by Henley on Apr 10th, 2014

Fill up your Friday with a fantastic selection of Freedom with Desura’s Freedom Friday on Friday!

The first quarter for your Friday fill-up is Hide-n-Seek Winter for Windows, Mac and Linux. After playing a game of hide and seek, little sister Frosty compliments her big brother Choco by telling him that he is the greatest hide and seek player ever. After saying this, the "Hiding Demon" suddenly appears and refuses to believe that Choco is the greatest hide and seek player ever. The hiding demon then kidnaps Choco's little sister and disappears. Defeat the hiding demon in a game of hide and seek. The half serving of Freedom today is Project Adventure Game for Windows. Project Adventure Game is a metroidvania indie game. This game has been inspired by some 8-bit and 16-bit classics such as The Maze of Galious, Castlevania and the like. Enter in the depths of a cave divided in several zones to unveil its hidden secrets and succeed in all its challenges in order to finally reach the final battle. 15 zones to explore find 12 items and skills (run, swim, double jump, push blocks and more ...) 5 sub weapons. find 12 collectibles. 5 bosses. 1 mini game and puzzles to solve. Awesome OST with 18 songs. Find secret rooms to expand you ammo or hearts.

The first third of your Friday this week is Amodo for Windows. Amodo is a cute indie 2D platformer about friendship, teamwork, jumping and bouncing. Direct the characters through levels by capitalizing on their individual strengths, and by working off of their weaknesses in order to get to the end of each level. The game is about Ji, a little square head walking.. thing. Ji isn't able to jump as high as everybody else but he's got a heart of gold and he loves helping people. The last quarter this Friday is It's Dark for Windows, Mac and Linux. You are in the woods by yourself. Your torch and camp fire are your only sources of light. Will the fire run out of fuel? Will your torch's batteries hold out? Is there something else in the woods with you? You need to make it back to your ute but can you find it? Everything except for the map is random so each play-through will be fresh.

Come back next week for another serving of Freedom!

Freedom Friday - Apr 04

0 comments by Henley on Apr 3rd, 2014

Another Freedom? Why not line up some Friday to boot? Or is it the other way around? Either way Freedom Friday is once again happening on Friday (this Friday in fact), so prepare your Freedom faces for a blast!

First blast to the Freedom fast is Extreme Treadmill Survival for WindowsExtreme Treadmill Survival is a survival platform game where your character is assigned a random outfit but he's always nude. You have been kidnapped, stripped down, and put on the world's most extremest and dangerous treadmill. Death is inevitable but see how long you can last before the demons, spikes, or bombs kill you! The followup blast is Potion Of Nag for WindowsPotion Of Nag is a fantasy mining game about a Wizard who has been nagged by his beautiful Hag for years. He decides to set out on a quest to collect ingredients for a potion that will cure his Hag of her Nag. You play the role of the Wizard using his magical powers of Missile, Fireball, and Light to mine through the Mountain Steep. You are searching for three ingredients: Jelly, Beans and Leaves. Gather all of the ingredients to brew a potion so wonderful that it will cure the Wizards Hag of her Nag.

The third blasting of blasts is THE DISHWASHER for Windows. A very violent and comedic point and click game, featuring an angry Dishwasher. Not much more to say about this one! The very final blast this week is Rainbow Bombs for Windows. There's a philosophical yet mad bomber on the loose and he's killed all the bomb squad. He sends the police his calling card after every "Rainbow Bomb" has claimed another victim and it always reads "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are". Nobody has been successful in cracking his puzzling M.O. You're being trained, at a secret location in the desert, to decipher his "Rainbow Bombs" using a prototype Robot developed by the Japanese army. You must complete 12 obstacle courses in the fastest time possible, all while avoiding the mad bombers notorious fake bombs, if you want the job and save thousands from this crazed maniac.

Come back next week for another piping hot blast of Freedom!

Freedom Friday - Mar 28

6 comments by Henley on Mar 28th, 2014

Is your body ready for savings? 100% savings! Since it is you know... friday.

The first game on your Freedom checklist is Nuke-Nin for Windows. You are Fugitive Ninja. Run for your life and try to survive as long as you can. Ninjas are not much for words, as their words tend to be weapons as well, and they already have a lot of weapons. Basically I am just filling in space. The second game ready for X'ing is WizardWizard for Windows and Mac operating systems. You're a Wizard, you can't do magic, but you can jump pretty good! WizardWizard is a challenging and addicting platformer with tight controls, skill testing puzzles and is all complimented by awesomely crafted beats by _TWC! WizardWizard is easy to pick up and play which makes for a fun and social experience at school or on at a lunch break. There are currently 25 levels that are fun and uniquely challenging and all are filled with love and rigorous testing.

The third game happens to be Zombie Hunter Inc for Windows. Zombie Hunter Inc is a top-down shooter with unique mechanics. You play as a zombie hunter for hire and your main goal is to protect your client. Your boss will pay you for each walker you shoot and sell you powerful guns once you get the money. Choose your guns wisely as they, alongside your ability to use them, will play a crucial role in whether you and your client can survive. The main strength of Zombie Hunter Inc is in its unique mechanics. The last game zooming into your Freedom receptacles is Tr-Zero for Windows. High Speed Arcade Racing, as it should be! XGRA/Fzero style racing, Race/Fight against 40 Bikes, Up to 8 Player Network (19 Ai bikes). Custom built Master Server integration for quick online play!

Come back next week to the Freedom you all desire!

Freedom Friday - Mar 21

0 comments by Henley on Mar 21st, 2014

Super Freedom ho! We have a special treat for our freedomneers this week, eight fantastically freedom intense games for your friday woes! Special thanks to Seemingly Pointless for supplying the freedom!

Don't Kill the Cow
A sim­ple sidescrolling crit­i­cal game that ques­tions the impor­tance of goals and authority in games. There is only one way to win the game: ‘don’t kill the cow’, but is winning the game worth let­ting your sis­ter starve? How much do the sim­ple phrases like ‘you win’ and ‘you lose’ mean to the player?

Potato or Big Minta Bronson
Made dur­ing Ludum Dare 26. Potato or Big Minta Bron­son: A Veg­etable Love Story is an abom­i­na­tion and should be put down imme­di­ately. I’m sorry ma’am, but we sim­ply have no other choice: It’s abra­sive, loud, rude, extremely scary, and barely makes sense.

Snot City
Quickly! The nasal spi­ders are com­ing in 10 min­utes and you have to find the 4 mys­ti­cal pig heads to stop them. There isn't much time Snot Boy, go now! Arrow Keys or WASD to move, Num­bers to cycle through mys­ti­cal pig heads, and you’ll need the mouse too.
“Every­thing about this game is a joke”- James

The Duck Game
Short game about a duck. WASD or arrow keys to move, M to mute. ESC to quit. Though quit­ing isn’t always as easy as it would appear…

Zestboi™ Ice Racing
Those Zest­bois™ are at it again. Since they've only have one life to live, and with unimag­in­able amounts of their par­ents’ cash lay­ing around, they've decided to go all out and take some lux­ury cars on a win­ter time joy race. Zest­boi™ Ice Rac­ing is a hybrid masocore/racing game. The object is to win the race, yet crash­ing into obsta­cles causes a race restart. A and D to steer, pedal to the metal with Space, and S to reverse.

Psudo-text based golf game? That sounds awful! And it is! Envi­roGolf was con­ceived sev­eral years ago as a run­ning joke (a text based sports game that screeches to the tune of envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion). While there is no real theme to the game as sports games, text games, and envi­ron­men­tally savvy games can all be swell, the general idea behind Envi­roGolf was to make a game of a genre we strongly dis­like.

In this short action packed sce­nario, take con­trol of an unblink­ing commie-crushing man-of-steel as you expe­ri­ence a war game like none you’ve ever played before. Attempt to save count­less damsels in dis­tress and prove that any prob­lem can be solved with testos­terone, guns, and brawn. The bomb has dropped, and there’s no hold­ing back now. Ded­i­cated to all the NPCs lost to estab­lish gritty war back­drops. They shall for­ever be main char­ac­ters in my heart.

3 Blind Mice: A Remediation Game
Remediation game designed for last attempt corrections for particularly troubled youth. Failure to complete this game may result in removal from society. Please do not attempt to find the surveillance units. They are only present for monitoring your progress. Have a pleasant day (genre: Children's Educational Game/Horror).

Come back next week for some more fantastical freedom inducing games!

Desura Client Updates

1 comment by Henley on Mar 19th, 2014

For those of you who haven't been watching Desura updates closely here is a summary of what has been happening.

After Desura sold to Lindenlab a decision was made to change the license for the client from GPL 3.0 to LGPL 2.1 to better reflect the other open source projects at Lindenlab (i.e. Second Life Viewer). Because of this the client repository has moved to Github.com with the updated license and commits that are able to be used. Currently it builds on windows and linux but has issues on linux due to missing commits.

The windows build has been in qa testing for the past month and is finally ready for beta testing. The major focus was to incorporate the last 2 years of fixes by the open source community (Special thanks to makson69 and karolherbst), switch to inbuilt libraries provided by c++0x11 and reduce the number of crashes. Part of the work was to add a unit testing framework, in this case, GTest and ensure an improvement in quality over time. This has already resulted in fixing edge cases with downloads (the cursed crc bug) and improvement and ensuring windows changes don't cause havoc on linux. There are currently just under 200 tests and increasing with every fix. You can opt into the beta from the settings page in the client and the full change log is here: Desura.com

Note: There are two known issues with the beta and aimed to be fixed before hitting public; complex mods don't work (mods that override game files) and third party games sometimes do not show up as installed on restart.

To file a bug report please create a github issue: Github.com

For discussion of the client and other desura related talk come join us on irc: freenode.net #desura

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