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It's another weekend, although you will be completely forgiven for having no idea what day it is. I don't remember half the time right now as it's all blurring into one during lockdown. Here's a look over what you can get cheap and free right now.

Some reminders first:

Another free to keep game is Polyball, a physics platforming game that's been compared with some of the ideas from Monkey Ball and Marble Blast. You have until May 1 to grab a free to keep copy of it.

Beat Hazard also recently added a free weekend, you can play this music driven arcade shooter free for another 2 days and it's 70% off too.

Steam is doing a big Devolver Digital weekend with some amazing games going cheap. Here's some quick picks:

  • The Talos Principle - 85% off - sits up there with Portal as one of the best first-person puzzle games
  • Broforce - 75% off - my all time favourite action-platformer
  • RUINER - 75% off
  • Minit - 50% off

Humble Store has a Metro 10th Anniversary sale - grab some cheap and good first-person shooters. Humble also has a Humongous Publisher Sale for lots of children's games.

The current Humble Choice is also pretty darn good with This Is the Police 2, Opus Magnum, MOLEK-SYNTEZ, Trüberbrook, The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil that support Linux. Plus others including HITMAN 2.

Over on GOG they have a big Visual Novel / jRPG sale but not a lot else that's good for Linux this weekend. However, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition did just recently launch on GOG and it's 60% off! It's a really great experience too.

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Eike 18 Apr, 2020
I have just finished The Red Strings Club, and while it's not traditional point and click, it deserves being played for its atmosphere and the questions it asks. Currently in the Devolver Digital sale for 50% (7 ½ € here).


Last edited by Eike on 18 April 2020 at 12:22 pm UTC
kokoko3k 18 Apr, 2020
i'd go for Humongous Publisher Sale, but no italian translation...
JJNova 18 Apr, 2020
Quoting: EikeI have just finished The Red Strings Club, and while it's not traditional point and click, it deserves being played for its atmosphere and the questions it asks.

Heh, I had the opposite experience with it. I buy most things Devolver Digital and when I'm asked for reccomendations I steer people clear of Red Strings Club. It's more like a visual novel to me. Artsy linear narrative disguised as choices so you felt engaged or that you were being led to interpret the experience, but were beat over the head with a talking point.

I agree with the atmosphere though. It's too bad Ape Out isn't on these sales. It's part of the Devolver Digital sale on Nintendo Switch right now. That's one I recommend to just about everyone.

Pretty disappointed the newer Metro games don't have linux ports, especially since it's the same developer and publisher. I guess maybe the older ones weren't selling well enough to keep it up.

EDIT: Ape Out is on the Steam sale, so if you are one of the people that use Steam I recommend checking it out. Plays really well with headphones or a home audio setup.


Last edited by JJNova on 18 April 2020 at 3:42 pm UTC
Eike 18 Apr, 2020
Quoting: JJNovaHeh, I had the opposite experience with it. I buy most things Devolver Digital and when I'm asked for reccomendations I steer people clear of Red Strings Club. It's more like a visual novel to me. Artsy linear narrative disguised as choices so you felt engaged or that you were being led to interpret the experience, but were beat over the head with a talking point.

I never played a visual novel to end or even near, but liked this game very much. :)
I really was surprised when being confronted with my own choices what
Spoiler, click me
this AI should and shouldn't do.


Last edited by Eike on 18 April 2020 at 4:01 pm UTC
Phlebiac 18 Apr, 2020
Quoting: JJNovaPretty disappointed the newer Metro games don't have linux ports

Supposedly coming? Would have been nice if they had it ready when it came to Steam, since it was on EGS for a while first, but better late than never, I guess.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/metro-exodus-to-get-a-release-date-for-linux-soon-say-4a-games.16098
riusma 19 Apr, 2020
Quoting: EikeI have just finished The Red Strings Club, and while it's not traditional point and click, it deserves being played for its atmosphere and the questions it asks. Currently in the Devolver Digital sale for 50% (7 ½ € here).

I think I will play this game again just for the fun it gave me during the cocktail making sequences! ^_^ Great atmosphere! :)
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