‘We know times have been weird lately’
This one goes out to all the parents with kids who are driving them up the wall. From now until April 1, 2020, The Behemoth is letting Steam users download and play Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater, and Pit People for free on PC. “If you need a family activity or want to hang with friends online, we got you.”
The studio isn’t “fully” giving these games out – they’re free to play for a limited time – but the gesture is very much appreciated while we’re home-bound, and you can also buy all three on sale if needed.
They each scratch a specific itch. Castle Crashers has cathartic sword-swinging and steady stat progression to keep you going, BattleBlock Theater is all about silly platformer mayhem, and Pit People is a ridiculous tactical romp. You probably own at least one of them, but maybe not the trio.
Straight up, I think Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater are some of the best co-op games around. I hope The Behemoth can continue crafting these fun-for-all-ages experiences for decades to come.