Thanks to the ever generous Wrenchfarm's awesome contest I found myself with a truckload of great new games to play, because studying is for chumps.
However, the awesomeness of this contest could not be contained by one Steam account alone. Oh no. When my Steam Library saw how many new games were coming its way, it flat-out rejected some of them. The Binding of Isaac
? Steam wouldn't take it. Dark Souls
? No can do. Pathologic
, courtesy of the lovely Opiumherz? Denied.
Of course, the little fact that I already owned these games may have been a relevant factor too, but I still hold that it was probably just the awesomeness.
And that's why I've decided to give the people of Destructoid a second chance to win these great games!
To reiterate, we're talking about:
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
, on Steam.
Chances are if you're on Destructoid you know about Dark Souls
. Do I really need to tell you more about it? No I don't. It's brilliant and you want it.
The Binding of Isaac
, including Wrath of the Lamb
, also on Steam.
One of the best and most addicting roguelikes ever. Buckets and buckets of content, ranging from cool new power-ups to new levels and the largest number of "final" bosses ever seen in video games. Also poop.
, on GoG.
The first game of Ice-Pick Lodge, who later went on to do the surreal The Void
. This game got high praise for its atmosphere, which if you're any kind of fan of horror games you'll know has been missing from most mainstream "horror" titles for a while now. Can the indies do better? You decide!
But I can hear you thinking. Snickering almost. "Oh Shade", you'd say, "isn't that like the lamest thing, like, ever?" I'm not sure when you became a valley girl, but fine. "You're giving away Wrench's games you already had anyway, and you expect us to love you for it?"
We're having none of that nonsense here. In the spirit of Halloween I'm adding two games of my own into the mix! Why? Because I bloody well can, that's why. And because VIDEO GAMES.
The first is an indie game I already had in my inventory for a while, so it's high time to pass it on to someone else. I love this game dearly though, from its brilliant art directions to its gorgeous music. I'm talking about the original Trine
! What does Trine
have to do with Halloween? ....it has skeletons, I guess? Yeah, let's go with that. So skeletons equals Halloween and therefore we add to the winnings:
, on Steam.
But that's nowhere near the best part, because there's one more game coming the winner's way. Here we have a game that nobody saw coming. It just popped up on Steam a few days ago with an equal mix of "What the fuck?" and "Fuck yeah!"
Quick question: What's the best way to defeat zombies? Shotgun? Axe? Flamethrower? Tallahassee?
All wrong. All so very, very wrong. What do
you use to kill off zombies? Keyboards, motherfuckers!
Oh yeah, we're going there.
And with that, we add:
The Typing of the Dead: Overkill
, on Steam!
(note that this game also includes regular The House of the Dead: Overkill
Now ain't that a lovely batch of games right there? Damn straight it is. And winning them is easy! All you need to do is answer a simple question. So far, the screenshots of Typing of the Dead
have given us some great words to kill zombies with. "Ample buxom" is my favorite, but "May I eat you" and "UNICORNS" are top-class zombie-killing words as well. Still, there have to be even better words out there. And that's where you come in!
I want to know from you:
"What words would you type to kill zombies?"
The winner will be picked at random from all the entries. I'll let this contest run for one week, that is until November 8th. After that I'll contact the lucky winner!
EDIT: Contest over, congratulations Phil!