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Offline Corax

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Interesting freeware games
« on: 2013-Aug-01 »
Here is a list of freeware games that might interest you:

Dwarf Fortress:
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

Falcons Eye:
http://falconseye.sourceforge.net/

Angband:
http://rephial.org/

Rogue Survivor:
http://roguesurvivor.blogspot.com/

NAEV:
http://naev.org/

ascii Sector:
http://www.asciisector.net/

Transcendence:
http://transcendence.kronosaur.com/

Birth of the Empires:
http://birth-of-the-empires.de/

Battle for Wesnoth:
http://www.wesnoth.org/

Advanced Strategic Command:
http://www.asc-hq.org/

FreeCiv:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeciv/

FreeCol:
http://www.freecol.org/

Simutrans:
http://www.simutrans.com/

I guess there are many more good games most people just haven´t noticed.
So if you know some - please post them here!

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Re: Interesting freeware games
« Reply #1 on: 2013-Aug-01 »
Nice list!

Locomalito released Gaurodan yesterday, go check that out immediately! hehe
http://www.locomalito.com/gaurodan.php

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Re: Interesting freeware games
« Reply #2 on: 2013-Aug-01 »
Yes Erico, and it's a true 80's arcade, simple game and very very adictive...


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Re: Interesting freeware games
« Reply #3 on: 2013-Aug-01 »
Love it so far, soo much a choplifter! Haven´t managed to beat the last boss yet, but considering loco, there must be a good set of secrets all around.

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Re: Interesting freeware games
« Reply #4 on: 2013-Sep-09 »
Pivot by Podbot (Flash/webgame)
http://jayisgames.com/archives/2013/09/pivot.php

An excellent platform puzzle game. :) You have to collect all treasure chests spread out over a grid of 7x7 screens. You can rotate a screen when you're in a platform corner. The catch is that you can only pick up treasure chests when you are aligned with the treasure.

A great game, although I think it's sorely missing an in-game map or radar. It's a little too difficult to navigate the maze without any map (I used this map), and all the rotating makes it extra disorientating. Btw you have to collect 49 treasures which is 98%, at first I was wandering aimlessly looking for that last 100% but the last one is located after the exit.

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Re: Interesting freeware games
« Reply #5 on: 2013-Sep-09 »
aaand...another one from locomalito:
http://www.locomalito.com/verminian_trap.php

4 player game, haven´t given a go yet, but just about everything from these guys are way cool.

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Re: Interesting freeware games
« Reply #6 on: 2013-Sep-10 »
A very nice list, thank you!  :)
Cheers,

Ian.

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Re: Interesting freeware games
« Reply #7 on: 2013-Sep-17 »
Magnetized, this is a pretty good idea for a one-button game.
http://jayisgames.com/games/magnetized/

Should be possible to work this into a game with GLBasic, maybe with levels where you have to go to an exit while collecting 3 stars, ala Cut The Rope. :)