Meant to add this to the end of my last post:
By the way today's free game via the game giveaway site is Alice’s Magical Mahjong an excellent family game with a decent solitaire Mahjong game that comes with a level editor. There's two modes, the main game that's a combination of Mahjong and HOG (very basic) revolving around Lewis Carrolls Alice in wonderland story. The second mode accessible via the extras menu is the same Mahjong game but without the HOG. The level editor iss really easy to use.
You can read my review of the game HERE
where you'll also find a link to download the game. It has to be downloaded and installed by 8am (GMT) on Sunday, when a new game will take its place. At the moment we only get free games at weekends. I'm not allowed to tell you what tomorrows game is, but I can say its one of those well made farm related games.
If you miss todays giveaway you can still get it for free from MyPlayCity
. Do be aware that during installtion you need to uncheck all the boxes that are presented otherwise you'll find a new toolbar installed to your internet browser as well as your home page changed and even your provider. these can always be reverted, but its an annoyance. MyPlayCity are quite aggressive with this feature at the moment, but they do cycle through different installation formats every several months. Gametop, FreeGamePick and Jenkat games aren't as aggressive, but don't have as many games to choose from. MyPlaycity have over 700 games including some fairly recent releases. Basically they work on the principle of paying the developer for each game downloaded and they get income from advertising etc. Oh yeah, all of these free game sites do open your browser when you close the game down, but it's innocuous. Just click the x and its closed. All the games I've ever downloaded from these sites have been free of malware. I tend to purchase those i really like just to stop the annoyances.
I think Gamehouse still have a game giveaway every day, but their games are stuffed with advertising that pops up every few levels and Alawar also have a free game giveaway (about once a month. though they also contribute to the game giveaway project), but you can only get the free games if you install their free gamebox. Finally you'll find over 120 free games on Desura, again, you need to install the Desura client to be able to install a lot of them, but some are available as free standing downloads; just follow the developer link that's situated to the top right of the games Desura page.
Oh yeah, there's at least 5 indie bundles live at the moment, each of which you can get for a few dollars each. I've linked to each deal and listed the games you'll get. they come with a combination of Steam, Desura and DRM free copies of the games. some have at least two (i.e. steam plus DRM, or Desura plus DRM):=. Some end in a few days, others have got a couple of weeks to run. We always post details of these bundles over in the game discussion forums so you can always check and repost them here.
The Bundle Stars: Fire and Ice
bundle includes Tiny Troopers, Adams Venbture 1 & 2, plus one more to come later all Steam keys. Airport Control sim, Darkness Within, Darkness Within 2, Firefighter plus another unnamed title all Desura keys. Also If you missed previous bundles they are still available at a slightly higher price, but still bargains}
The Humble Bundle with android 5
includes Beat Hazard Ultra, Dungeon Defenders + All DLC, Dynamite Jack, NightSky, Solar 2, Super Hexagon all Steam keys plus drm free copies
The Groupees Digital Game Factory
bundle includes Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror, Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty, Broken Sword - Director's Cut, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin all Steam keys plus Praetorians and Imperial Glory DRM free (I must have about 5 copies of the Commandos series as they seem to have figured in quite a few bundles plus I still have the original discs)
The The Indie Gala Flash bundle
includes Miner Wars Arena, Miner Wars 2081, Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon, Paranormal, All with Steam keys and apart from Miners Wars 2081 a DRM free copy ass well. also DRM free are Pathologic and The Abbey with music from the game Paranormal
The The Indie Royale Debut bundle
includes Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, McDROID, Master of Alchemy - Rise of the Mechanologists, CloudPhobia, Wimp: Who Stole My Pants?, 6180 the moon, (this one was free on Desura the other day)