Notable Free Games Set 1
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to bring you a new article series that we’ll be featuring on the website. In this new series, I’ll be showcasing 5 noteworthy free games that I’ve discovered in my travels to various game worlds. If you follow my social media pages you might have seem my free game video series. This series will give you a hint as to what we’ll be covering in each article. Now that the introductions are concluded, let’s get to the good part.. the games!
1. Roguelight by Daniel Linssen:
The first game on our list today is a unique platformer with a Gameboy-esque pixel art style. What makes Roguelight so unique is how it utilizes light and darkness.
The deeper into the dungeon you go, the darker the dungeon gets.You can aid your journey by using the bow and arrow which uses fire to light your path. You can knock the arrow back and hold it to keep a light or you can fire the arrows at torches throughout the dungeon to light up small portions of the world. Arrows are limited but there are pickups which replenish them throughout the dungeon.
There are also enemies that you’ll need to watch out for which will drain health if you come in contact with them.
It’s also recommended that you collect any and all coins in the dungeon so when you die, you’ll be able to purchase upgrades in the shop. These include more arrows, more health, more dropped coins from lanterns and so on.
If you’re interested in giving the game a shot, you can find it on Itch.io here: https://managore.itch.io/roguelight
2. Midnight Scenes: The Highway by Octavi Navarro:
Midnight Scenes: The Highway is a short adventure game from the artist for Thimbleweed Park.
The game is heavily inspired by Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone (Which I’m a pretty huge fan of) so this game piqued my interest the moment I saw it.
The game follows a woman named Claire who gets caught in a series of disturbing scenes after a telephone pole strands her in the middle of the road.
This game was amazingly put together and featured an excellent soundtrack, gorgeous artwork and a great sense of atmosphere. It pulls off the feeling of The Twilight Zone very well and I enjoyed playing through it. I also feel it would make an amazing full game too, maybe one day.
If you’d like to play this game, you can find it here: https://pixelshuh.itch.io/midnight-scenes-the-highway
3. Inside The Void by Jacob A. Medina:
Inside The Void is a first person, exploration based adventure game that puts you on an alien planet as you search for a missing unit of soldiers.
The game is narrative based so the backstory is told through a series of notes spread across the landscape.
The objective is to explore the alien planet, making your way to giant alien structures.
One takeaway from this game is it’s gorgeous art style. It utilizes a more minimalist style but it’s design is very much like an 80’s vaporwave theme. You really notice this in the game’s alien megastructures which feels very much like a very strange dream sequence. I also really liked the soundtrack as well.
If you’d like to give the game a shot yourself, you can find it here: https://3dmethods.itch.io/inside-the-void
4. Storyseeker by Miles Äijälä:
Storyseeker is another exploration based adventure game but this one utilizes a colorful and unique 2D art style instead of being 3D.
The game’s story is revealed by not only exploration but by your own curiosity. The stories aren’t obvious unless you find all the different pieces to them and there are quite a few for you to discover.
As an example, one story tells of a battle against giants in a city that was destroyed by it’s own magical protector. But to discover this, you need to talk to each of the ghosts in the destroyed village.
The game not only features a great art style but also an amazing soundtrack that changes based on the area you’re in. Some songs are cheerful while others sound dire. It’s a very dynamic system of audio and it really enhances the experience.
If you’d like to play the game yourself, you can find it here: https://qwertyprophecy.itch.io/storyseeker
5. Photon Highway by Sirnic Games:
Photon Highway is our final game in this set. It’s an arcade racing game that has you driving as fast as possible along a tube track while avoiding obstacles.
The tube (Highway) is spit into various sectors and with each one you pass, the difficulty will increase that much more. More obstacles are introduced and you’ll have a harder time avoiding obstacles at high speeds. If you hit an obstacle, it’s back to the beginning of the level.
The game features bonus vehicles which unlock as you make it through the various sectors. Each vehicle has its own unique bonus attribute which alters the game slightly. One vehicle has an extra life while another slows down the time that your car will split while going slow.
Much like the rest of the games in this list, the game has some impressive graphics and a great soundtrack (See a pattern yet? Lol).
If you’re interested in giving this game a shot, you can find it here: https://sirnic.itch.io/photonhighway
Well folks, that concludes our article! Thank you for taking the time to read it and if you happen to give these games a try, I hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. If you’d like to view my full list of recommended free games, you can find my collection on Itch.io. More will be added in the future so definitely keep an eye out for more! You can find it here: https://itch.io/c/264918/x
Happy gaming folks, until next time!
Shaun Meyers Out!