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Games, Games, and yet more Games:
In total there are over 1100 games on sale via Steam this week, with a new batch of games on sale from Monday. You can find all of the games on sale HERE. I won't bother listing any of the games, but it should be worth visiting as there are games for all tastes. Of course you do need to install the Steam client, but IMO it is well worth it. There are lots of free games (not just free to play online games) available plus there are always games on sale. You'll often find other game distributors will sell games with a Steam key and most of the bundled games on sale usually come with a Steam key as well.
You'll find some excellent deals over on the following Game sites.
1) ... GreenManGaming usually have coupons to the value of 23% and sometimes more off pre ordered games. I've pre ordered lots of AAA games from GMG and saved up to 25% off the pre order prices you find on Steam.
2) ... Gamersgate
3) ... Good Old Games - they also sell new games
4) ... Gamestop
5) ... Origin
6) ... Direct to Drive
I've removed the Desura link because the owners are bankrupt and there has been no activity on the site in many months. The servers are still live (at least until Bad JoJo's subscription to the servers has ended, Bad JoJo are the owners of Desura and Indie Royale, or were until filing for bankruptcy). If you own any games via Desura I advise downloading all of the drm free games you have on that platform and on the Indie Royale site before the sites are taken down.
Free Game Sites:
To be honest there are too many game deals around too list them all. Just visit the sites I recommend above and I'm sure you'll find something that suits you for a very decent price. If like me you prefer Steamworks games, many of the above sites also sell Steamwork games.
If that's not enough, check out the Game Discussion forums HERE for details of other games either free or on deals such as the Indie Game bundles (there's over 40 of them at the moment - If you purchased all of them you'd be paying around $80 for around a thousand dollars worth of games); or check out the five day sales at IndieGameStand you'll find the indie bundles thread HERE. The thread is outdated, but all of the links will still take you to the latest bundles.
The latest IndieGameStand game is Space Engineers
Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets.
You can get the game for a minimum of $6; pay over the average and also get Miners Wars Arena and Miners wars 2081. The usual cost of Space Engineers on Steam (you get a Steam key) is £18.99 plus Miner Wars Arena is $4.99/£3.99 and for Miner Wars 2081 is $9.99/6.99 (The average price at the time of writing was $6.89 making a total saving of approx $30.08/£21.98)
The deal ends Tuesday 20th Sept 2016 5am (GMT) IGS have extended their period from four to five days in between new games.
The Daily Indie Games have recently stopped their three day sales. Instead they now have a more expensive game on offer each month. At the time of writing the monthly game is Hacker Evolution: IMMERSION that usually costs $19.99/£14.99 but can be purchased $14.99/£11.33
Mankind is about to reach its next step of evolution. Uncover the dark secret behind mankind's fastest technological evolution in recent history. It's not going in the right direction..
You'll find the deal HERE. This deal ends Sunday day 18th Sept at Midnight. They also have seven bundles of several games. They'll cost you less than $1.50 each HERE - (DIG Super Bundles 69, 70, 71 and 72, DIG 1C Adventure bundle and DIG Limited Bundles 1 and 2.). You get Steam keys for all of these games. DIG are still offering free Steam keys for Hacker Evolution Time Dimensions and Crystals of time. To get keys for these two games you will have to do similar activities as you do for those steam games that have been offered for the past several months over on the game giveaway site. You can find those free Steak key deals HERE (Hacker Evolution)Time Dimensions and HERE (Crystals of Time).
Most of the bundles available retail for around $5 give or take a few dollars (apart from the Daily Indie bundles that usually cost around $1.50 + or + 10 cents for six games), but you can pay as little as a dollar for some. There are some excellent bundles out at the moment. I highly recommend the first four sites as they regularly change their bundles, at least weekly. Bundle Stars is the most prolific, usually with at least 10 bundles, but sometimes a lot more. Some bundles stay for months, others for only a few days. I also recommend buying the Greenlight bundles as you will get quite a few being Greenlit and save a large amount of money on newly released games. I reckon at least 75% of the games from those bundles have been Greenlit since I purchased my first Greenlight bundle. (I've bought at least 50 bundles with only Greenlight games and they have never cost more than $3 to $4 per bundle, with savings up to 90%. The flying bundle is the only one that will inform you when a game has been Greenlit and will send you your Steam keys, the rest you have to check your accounts page to see if they have added Steam keys. Sometimes it may take several weeks after the game has been released before you get your keys, but generally its either the same day or a few days after release at the most.
One More Bundle
Orlygift - giveaways and bundles
IsThereAnyDeals - lists all of the games and bundles on sale.
Indie Bundles notice forum
FREE GAME from Origin:
The free game from Origin is now Nox:
Nox™ is fast-paced action, set in a land filled with discovery and deceit.
An excellent action/RPG hybrid with very unique game play. Your name is Jack Mower, a 20th century dude who just happened to be sucked into the world of Nox via his TV set. The world is in danger and you have to save it! But before you embark on your epic journey you must choose your path: warrior, wizard, or conjurer.
Choose the path of a warrior, and you will be able to equip and use all manner of swords, battle-axes, war hammers, and chakrams - though you’ll leave the magical mumbo-jumbo up to the Conjurer and Wizard classes. An enchanted weapon is the closest a Warrior gets to magic but that’s OK, because magic is for sissies.
As a Wizard you will explore the mystical art of spell casting, ranging from enemy-confounding illusions to devastating displays of metaphysical force. You’ll also learn to set magical traps containing deadly spell combinations to thwart the unsuspecting foe. Although you’ll have to renounce the use of ungainly swords and armor in the name of your art, you will still be able to wield a staff as a last-ditch physical defense.
If you choose a Conjurer you will be able to magically charm and summon creatures to do your bidding. You can even create a magical creature called a bomber which can wreak sorcerous havoc on your enemies. You’ll also get plenty of experience wielding staves and bows to fend off the few enemies who manage to slip past your minions.
Multiplayer notice: The game's official multiplayer servers have been taken offline and the only multiplayer option available is LAN.
Check Nox out HERE. You do need a free Origin account and install the Origin client to get these free games. Once you've installed the Origin client and signed into your account select 'On the house' from the 'Free Games' drop down menu. Then select download now. The game will then be registered to your Origin account permanently.
For a very short time (saw this Sept 16th 2016) you can also get all the add-ons for Battlefield 4 free over on Origin. See the Nox link above , which takes you to the same page for N=Battlefield 4. If you don't see any mention of Battlefield 4, the deal is finished.
A Request for help:
Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of 'potential' cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.
Please leave some feedback once you’ve checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.
Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment, and a big thank you to all of the developers and distributors who contribute to this site for sharing and to the game giveaway team for getting these games.
Whiterabbit aka Stephen
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