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Thoughts & Prayers

Fight against rampant gun death in Thoughts & Prayers: The Game

There have been 1,000 mass shootings in America over the last 3.5 years. That's almost good for a rate of one per day, though we only see the highlights make national news, like when 49 were killed in Orlando (another 53 injured) in the dea...   read

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3D for 30

Play the fan-made 3D remake of Legend of Zelda before it's too late

Before Form Software was acutely aware of the oil vein it'd hit with Demon's Souls in early 2009, the studio published Silicon Studio's (Bravely Default) 3D Dot Game Heroes for the tail end of the year. It was a 3D riff on the original Leg...   read

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The wonderful Maldita Castilla headed to consoles

I have a special spot in my heart for Locomalito. For years, the independent designer has been putting out great freeware games in his spare time, including Hydorah, Maldita Castilla, L'Abbaye des Morts, and The Curse of Issyos. Those first...   read

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FNaF World goes free

Five Nights at Freddy's World updated and released for free

Five Nights at Freddy's World (or FNaF World for short) has re-released for free following its removal from Steam after developer Scott Cawthon admitted it had been released too early. This updated version of the role-playing game...   read

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Hot phone Date

No Friday plans? How about a Hot Date (with a dog)

I covered and played the heck out of the MERCILESS pug speed dating sim Hot Date when it was released this summer, but maybe you didn't. So already we're doing good: reminding you of a cool game you could be playing right now! But wait, the...   read

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The Stanley Parable co-creator's new game is out today and has the voice of Rick and Morty

Crows Crows Crows, the new studio formed by The Stanley Parable co-creator William Pugh, just released its first game on Steam for free called Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist. It features th...   read

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Plan Be

Plan Be is a free, voice-controlled stealth game

You’d think a stealth game that relies on you making a lot of noise would be pretty counter-intuitive, but that’s exactly what Valentina Chrysostomou is doing with her upcoming free game, Plan Be. Plan Be is controlled predomina...   read

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Free PC games

Tribes Ascend dev releases past Tribes for free

Lot of out of the blue Tribes news this year. Developer Hi-Rez released its appropriately named "Out of the Blue" update to Tribes Ascend after two years of nada back in September. Now, each entry in the series joins Ascend in being free. T...   read

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After 23 years, a new and official Dizzy game has been released for free

Way, way back in the dark, unknown past of the 1980s, Codemasters published the Oliver Twins’ hit series Dizzy for platforms like the Sinclaire ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. Starring a sentient egg who had to save his f...   read

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Tactical Nokia Action

Snake? Snake! is Snake but with Metal Gear Snakes

Grab a friend (or brother!). Snake? Snake! is competitive Snake starring Solid and Liquid Snakes. The rules are slightly different from the cellphone game you remember. There is a taunt button. Matches last 30 seconds. You can cross your ow...   read


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Luigi walks, smokes, and ruminates in Ennuigi

This is one of my favorite jokes. I just did this joke about that John Wick VR shooter (Johnnui), though that mostly stemmed from pronouncing John Wick with a bad French accident and just happened to be appropriate. Ennuigi (playable here) ...   read

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A Mini Falafel Adventure
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Freeware metroidvania A Mini Falafel Adventure playable now

Look, we're all still a little peeved that Nintendo has neglected to make a 2D Metroid game in more than 10 years. However, while Nintendo has consistently jilted its Samus fans, we have been spoiled for choice in terms of off-brand entiti...   read

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Now that is hot
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Half-Life and Hotline Miami mashup Half-Line Miami coming soon

A new fan made game that mashes up Half-Life and Hotline Miami is coming soon for the low, low price of free. Developer Thomas Kole has built Half-Line Miami on a custom engine from the ground up. From the looks of it the gravity gun ...   read

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Play this game

Hot Date is a MERCILESS pug speed dating sim

Dates are sweet. The fruit. Dating? Hit or miss. So many games with dating elements boil down to easy win conditions, wooing success. It's very easy to pick out what you're supposed to say to these fake, digital people to make them love you...   read

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Mega Man Unlimited
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Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more

Your eyes do not deceive! Tony Ponce is writing about Mega Man on the front page! I want to talk today about Mega Man Unlimited, the fan game I reviewed nearly two years ago that made me cry manly tears. You remember that tasty jam, right? ...   read

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Universal Combat CE

3000AD releases remastered Universal Combat CE for free on Steam

If Randy Pitchford and Peter Molyneux had a baby, Derek Smart would be the result. The long-running controversy concerning his first game Battlecruiser 3000AD is the stuff of internet legend and could fill a tome. With Usenet flame war...   read

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Play free puzzler Transmission and maybe learn a little

At first, Transmission looks like a pretty standard Eulerian path-based puzzle game. That is not a bad thing; I was pretty hooked on Lyne for a while. But as Transmission progresses, it follows the history of electronic communication, and i...   read

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Adam Freeman's Berzerk-influenced Hazard is pretty snazzy, also completely free

What if Berzerk were reborn as a first-person shooter using the DarkPlaces engine? What if the soundtrack were crafted by electronic music producer Wolfgun? What if you could be playing this game, right now, for free? The ans...   read

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Mibibli's Quest
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Freeware game Mibibli's Quest looks pretty mental

There is a lot to take in with this trailer for Mibibli's Quest. It starts with what seems like a standard Mega Man-like, but soon after it introduces elements from Dance Dance Revolution, VVVVVV, shmups, and Street Fighter. For a title co...   read

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Ludum Dare 29 entry Vertico dives into an isometric coral reef

The Ludum Dare 29 game jam is currently in the voting phase, with the theme "beneath the surface." Developer Sebastian Janisz of Ultimate Walrus took the theme to a decidedly less mental place than some of his past creations, where the pla...   read

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Foiled is another head game fueled by fencing

Last weekend, I dropped in on IndieCade East to have a look at some of the new games being shown off. Foiled is one such game and I can't get it out of my mind. Designed by first-time developer Gabe Cuzzillo, it puts two players in a s...   read

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Pale Machine

Pale Machine is a playable mouth and eyeball music video

What did you get on Christmas last year? If you're a daily Destructoid reader, then the answer is "a free weird videogame" in the form of Beokay, a music infused space shooting romp. Beokay was the first release in the Pale Machine Exp...   read

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Cool free game
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Sir, You Are Being Hunted dev released a cool, free racer

The lovely, successful Kickstarter game Sir, You Are Being Hunted is sitting in an alpha state. I'm eagerly awaiting its completion -- it's expected to be in beta within a few months -- so I can be chased around an island for sport by aris...   read

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Dolphin game
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Your classmates are dolphins, you have to cheat on a quiz

Have you ever been woefully ill-prepared for a test that could negatively impact your life because of the test score blinded educational system? And, also, all your classmates were dolphins? Welcome to Classroom Aquatic. As an exchange stu...   read

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Zoe Quinn launches Tidbytes: Biweekly free games for you

Some people want to make videogames. A lot of want to play videogames. Everyone wants to get something for free. Tidbytes brings all those wants over one roof.  Zoe Quinn (Depression Quest) latest project pledges to provide you, the pl...   read

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"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...



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This song perfectly parallels my gaming I dont have a problem leaving a new game to die in my backlog if it fails to captivate me entirely or its progression is too




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