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1:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Free PC game Ripple Dot Zero is Sonic mixed with Strider

It's a pretty slow weekend. Why not kill an hour or two by playing this freeware Flash game just released yesterday? Ripple Dot Zero by Pixeltruss is an homage to the super awesome Genesis years of my youth. Taking its cues ...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 05.02.2013

MoshiMoshi teaches kids about meth, death, and shooting

Colorful, ecstatic, and utterly bizarre, free indie shooter MoshiMoshi may be the oddest game you play today. Conceived at a Braingale game jam, MoshiMoshi is a brief but fun twinstick-style shooter with gaudy visuals and an...

Allistair Pinsof

3:30 PM on 05.02.2013

SiSSYFiGHT 2000 aims to return, takes to Kickstarter

Hey, sissypants! If you had one more wrinkle, you'd be a prune! You're so dumb you stole cookies from a free cookie stand! You smell like a can of fish left in a hot car for a month! OK, so I'm not so great at berating peopl...

Allistair Pinsof

4:30 PM on 04.05.2013

Play as Tim Schafer in Host Master Deux

Host Master Deux: Quest for Identity is a free, browser based sequel to 2009's Host Master. Once again, the player must help Double Fine founder Tim Schafer bumble his way through preparing for the GDC Awards. It may be the c...

Allistair Pinsof



A remake of Gun.Smoke is now available on PC for free photo
A remake of Gun.Smoke is now available on PC for free
by Chris Carter

Yep, you're reading that right -- the classic Capcom game Gun.Smoke is now available for free should you feel like getting your nostalgia on.

For a freeware remake, it actually has a decent amount of options, including multiple resolutions and gamepad support.

The developer who worked on the project states that the goal was to keep the NES port intact rather than just rip assets from the arcade game. The lead dev played the original "over 100 times" over the course of remaking the classic, and it looks like it paid off.

Gun.Smoke NES remake [Tigsource via Indiestatik]

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7:15 PM on 02.07.2013

Scare yourself stupid in Dog of Dracula

In today's free game that you can't help but play because of its ridiculous title: Dog of Dracula: Barbecue Densetsu is "an otaku noir nakige about a groomer stuck in a sauceless city, developed by major depressive auteurs te...

Allistair Pinsof







Review: Westerado photo
Review: Westerado
by Fraser Brown

When I was still wee, I often found myself stuck in my grandmother's house, far away from friends and video games and left with little to do other than draw or read. Once I filled every piece of paper in the house with doodles and had grown tired of reading the same comic or book for the umpteenth time, I'd start browsing my gran's large collection of videos recorded off the TV. Almost all of them were cowboy flicks.

They've long since blended into one huge Western experience: grizzled men riding across the expansive, open plains of the untamed Old West, seeking justice, fortune, and adventure. They gambled, duelled, and frequently became sheriffs of small towns bereft of hope. I wished I could be like them -- just with better hygiene.  

The last place I expected to relive these memories was on Adult Swim's website, but courtesty of indie developer Ostrich Banditos and their free flash game, Westerado, that's exactly what I've been doing. You should too, as it's one of the best Western games that you could hope to play.

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10:30 AM on 01.03.2013

Go play this cute Mega Man Legends inspired fan game

The "100,000 Strong For Mega Man Legends 3" fan community, despite not getting their wish of a full MML3 release, have accomplished quite a bit. They've inspired thousands of Mega Man fans to create artwork, fan games, and ov...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 12.17.2012

Our first glimpse at Portal 3 or just a DigiPen game?

Who knows if Portal 3 will ever come about, but if it does, I have a feeling that Valve may snatch up the students behind DigiPen project Perspective: A 2D platformer played on the walls and objects of a 3D space. In a bad s...

Allistair Pinsof

3:15 PM on 09.04.2012

EXO is like ecstasy, except it won't damage your spine

I don't know what happened but I just saw some pretty things and now my spine hurts real bad. Free experimental art game EXO may have the same effect on you. Yes, I said it: ART GAME! Unlike so many other games that are given...

Allistair Pinsof

2:00 PM on 08.31.2012

Kill some rats in free iOS game Dishonored: Rat Assassin

At long last, killing vermin in my rat infested storage unit I sleep in is going to pay off! Rat Assassin is kind of like Fruit Ninja instead you are slicing rats, not fruit -- the story of my life. If the idea nauseates you...

Allistair Pinsof

11:00 AM on 08.28.2012

Plants vs. Zombies creator's new game: Octogeddon

Layoffs are a bummer, but Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan isn't going to let them bring him down, even if a sequel might be happening without him. This past weekend, Fan entered the 48-hour-long game creating compe...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 07.31.2012

Spelunky available on browsers, red nose still adorable

What's better than playing an awesome indie game? How about playing an awesome free indie on the browser of your choosing, whenever you want to! A port of Spelunky has just hit broswers everywhere. Darius Kazemi took the orig...

Jason Cabral



Review: Abobo's Big Adventure photo
Review: Abobo's Big Adventure
by Daniel Starkey

The NES era was a special time for a lot of us. Many of the staff here at Dtoid will always have a certain attachment to the period, myself included.

Abobo's Big Adventure is a tribute to all those who grew up with the gaming gods of old. This free Flash game is quite fun and funny, definitely well worth a trip down memory lane.

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6:00 AM on 01.04.2012

Disabled girl dating sim Katawa Shoujo is out now

Like the first legless man to compete in a marathon, few expected it to finish, but it has finally happened: Katawa Shoujo, an indie visual novel developed by the former 4channers at Four Leaf Studios, is finally out, after f...

Josh Tolentino



Review: Nitronic Rush photo
Review: Nitronic Rush
by Allistair Pinsof

It’s hard not to be wary of something given away for free in the age of Horse Armor DLC. Nitronic Rush is neither Korean nor a free-to-play MMORPG, so I let my guard down this time -- good thing too!

Nitronic Rush is a passion project by a handful of DigiPen students, who have created a racing game more innovative than anything the major league studios have delivered this year. Its Tron-like visuals, Daft Punk influenced soundtrack, and chaotic tracks merge together to make a unique, memorable racing game. This game won DigiPen's 2011 Game of the Year award for good reason, as it turns out.

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