I am 31 and I'm getting old. I probably hate you. I run The Low(er) Tier also. We podcast, publish indies and are getting into development. I enjoy watching the weather channel and complaining about grass. I have two beautiful kids, a wife and am dealing with life and just trying to do my best with it all. My other interests (besides games) are: reading, hiking, playing with my kids, yelling at old(er) people, collecting various virus samples, stalking Smurfee, thinking about working out, itching my bare butthole and seeing how long I can go, without smelling my finger and Batman. I love old school cars (Chevy), football (Packers & Niners) and of course: Vidya Gamze!
My favorite games as a wee lass were: SMB3, Gunstar Heroes, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, Doom/Quake, Excitebike, Anything from Sierra/Lucasarts and MK. Now days I'm a filthy game slut. I play it all, I love it all. I'm always down to game with anyone, so feel free to hit me up on whatever you see I'm on. I've been on Dtoid quite awhile now (almost 5 years) and have only started getting involved the past couple years. You can find me lurking mainly in Cblogs and OH. I also do the weekend recaps in Cblogs and have started a podcast called Low(er) Tier. I love you sick bastards. In a sexy non-sexual way.
I'm also on that thar Tweetarr @MikeMcPhil. Feel free to hit me up, I'm always down to chat.
So my free games post from last night was quick and dirty. I was tired and after 3 games and minimal writing I got lazy. Tonight I strive not to fix that. Soooooo, who wants some free stuff?
First off, thanks to taterchimp soooooo damn much. Tater provided me a link to download Ark-22, which I breifly wrote about last night, but couldn't find a link to. Originally released in 2005 or 2006 and built on gamemaker, Ark-22 is a blast.
Ark-22 is an old school (think ALTtP) action-rpg. It has good length (around 12 hours or so, if you're the curious type) and is a lot of fun to play. The writing is pretty damn good, and the world is nicely detailed. I highly recommend giving it a shot.
Neptune's Pride is almost like the long lost days of e-mail games. You don't have to be constantly on it, just log in once in awhile. Problem is, once you're hooked that doesn't happen. You will end up monitoring your fleet all the time and plotting backstabs and the next planet or system to conquer. It is a web based game so all you need is a log-in (you can use your google one) and off you go, you 4x loving sob. Perfect for work or school downtime. Self created or otherwise. Start your empire here.
Wing Commander Saga
Built as a mod for Freespace 2 originally and then becoming it's own stand-alone thing. Saga brings back some good ole WC. Not much to say other than that really. I highly recommend playing prologue first, which can be found here, while the full game, can be found here.
Prime Minister's Questions
An amusing little game that reminds me of insult sword fighting. It's a decent time waster, I enjoyed more for novelty than anything else. Worth checking out for sure, if you have even a passing interest in such things.
Alright, well between the two blogs I've done this week about free shit, I am done.
SWEAR TOOOO MEEE
You want more? Fucking find it yourself ;p. Check out Kongregate, Adult Swim Games, Indie DB, Newgrounds all that easy to find stuff. There is a ton of free games out there, that are worth your time, if you look and research, not just flash stuff (of which there are SOME good ones). I don't now if any of you saw the La Mulana review today, but I'm off to play that. If you're interested, you can find the original here. This wiki should help.