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Free game Friday - grab a permanent free copy of Steel Rats

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In need of a new game for the weekend? Here's our quick tip for you! You're in luck as Tate Multimedia have made their 2.5D action arcade motorbike combat game Steel Rats completely free to claim and keep. This is not a Free Weekend like Steam usually has, instead it's a 100% discount so you can keep it. This offer only lasts until April 4 at 10AM UTC so be sure to grab it before then.

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Become one of the Steel Rats, a biker gang sworn to protect their city against an invading army of alien robots - Junkbots. Wreck and ride through hordes of enemies, switching between four unique characters as you wreak havoc with the ultimate killing machine; your flame spewing, saw bladed, motorcycle.

Ride in style through the retro futuristic world of Steel Rats™. Set in an alternate version of 1940’s USA, gear up and mount your chromed stallion and save Coastal City from the invading horde of Junkbots. Your motorcycle is your weapon designed to crush your enemies in awesome and stylish ways whilst traversing up, down left and right, over rooftops and through enemy-infested tunnels.

Pick up your free copy on Steam.

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Nanobang 2 Apr
Groovy. I've always been a little unsure about how much I'd like playing this game, and the price was never low enough to offset my uncertainty. But free? Yeah, I'd say that's plenty low enough to offset any doubts I had. :)
Same here. Thanks Liam :)
scratchi 2 Apr
Nice! Thank you :)
Siinamon 2 Apr
Thanks for the heads up! I know some people who might like this game and will be deligted at the price. :')
SadL 2 Apr
Free on GOG as well.
Although there is only the windows version there.
Nugrud 2 Apr
Crashes on the screen where you choose keyboard or pad.
whizse 2 Apr
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There's a DLC with some skins too, both on Steam and GOG.
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I tried the demo quite a while ago and wasn't hooked much, but it is a kind move from them
I just finished downloading it now. Thanks for the news!!
Quoting: NugrudCrashes on the screen where you choose keyboard or pad.

It crashed on me as well. It did the processing of Vulkan shaders thing then when it started the intro it crashed to the desktop. I tried running the file from a terminal and got an error then it started anyway and crashed again. The third time I started it through steam and clicked continue game and it worked. I think the cut scenes have an issue? The game seems pretty cool though.
Here is the error I got when I tried it in a terminal. I have no idea what it means.
4.19.2-0+++UE4+Release-4.19 516 0
Disabling core dumps.
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; no appID found.
Either launch the game from Steam, or put the file steam_appid.txt containing the correct appID in your game folder.
Signal 11 caught.
Malloc Size=131076 LargeMemoryPoolOffset=131092
CommonLinuxCrashHandler: Signal=11
Malloc Size=65535 LargeMemoryPoolOffset=196655
Engine crash handling finished; re-raising signal 11 for the default handler. Good bye.
Segmentation fault
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