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The last game from Space Budgie, Glitchspace [Steam], a first-person puzzler that involves reprogramming the environment is now officially free.

We're not talking "free to play" with in-game purchases either, just completely free to download and play. Looking more into it, it seems the developer is no longer making games (source), but the actual post detailing why no longer exists as their official company site is no more. So—time to just enjoy what's been made free. 

Here's the trailer for those not familiar:

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Features:

  • A Reprogrammable World - Explore a cyberspace world of reprogrammable geometry.
  • A Reprogrammable Tool - Enhance your toolbox through the functions you unlock, allowing you to craft your own programs.
  • A Programming Experience - Discover key programming concepts through the puzzles you solve.
  • A Brian Eno inspired score, coupled with a lifelike soundscape.

Find Glitchspace free on Steam.

Looking for more free games? We have a dedicated page for that very purpose. There's links at the bottom to submit any missing games.

Thanks for the tip and the kind words, win8linux!

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elmapul 12 Apr, 2018
lets use the correct term.

Freeware = has no cost.
Free to Play = may include micro transactions and a shady business model (pay to win)
Free Software = open source and with a free licence, free as in freedom not as in price.
elmapul 12 Apr, 2018
cool , looks like portal with an programing twist
Liam Dawe 12 Apr, 2018
Quoting: elmapullets use the correct term.

Freeware = has no cost.
Free to Play = may include micro transactions and a shady business model (pay to win)
Free Software = open source and with a free licence, free as in freedom not as in price.
Slow day is it? ;)
edenist 13 Apr, 2018
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: elmapullets use the correct term.

Freeware = has no cost.
Free to Play = may include micro transactions and a shady business model (pay to win)
Free Software = open source and with a free licence, free as in freedom not as in price.
Slow day is it? ;)

Now now.
I'd hardly call this pedantry. This is a linux gaming site, afterall. I think of all places to maintain an accurate definitions of "free", surely this would be one of them.
Liam Dawe 13 Apr, 2018
Quoting: edenist
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: elmapullets use the correct term.

Freeware = has no cost.
Free to Play = may include micro transactions and a shady business model (pay to win)
Free Software = open source and with a free licence, free as in freedom not as in price.
Slow day is it? ;)

Now now.
I'd hardly call this pedantry. This is a linux gaming site, afterall. I think of all places to maintain an accurate definitions of "free", surely this would be one of them.
Sure, but at no point did I call it free to play. In fact, i specifically said it wasn't. So i'm not sure what you're getting at.
Luke_Nukem 13 Apr, 2018
Quoting: elmapulFree Software = open source and with a free licence, free as in freedom not as in price.

I wish to hell that we could get everyone using the term "Libre Software" instead. Because quite frankly, "Free Software" doesn't convey "freedom" at all, and just confuses the fuck out of people new to it when you try to explain.

Libre =
QuoteIt denotes "the state of being free", as in "liberty" or "having freedom".

You know you've fucked up when you need to repeat "Think free as in freedom of speech, not free beer." ad infinitum.
Eike 14 Apr, 2018
Quoting: Luke_NukemI wish to hell that we could get everyone using the term "Libre Software" instead. Because quite frankly, "Free Software" doesn't convey "freedom" at all, and just confuses the fuck out of people new to it when you try to explain.

I'm not sure this is true for most of the world. I would associate "free" with e.g. "land of the free" or similiar, not with not having to pay anything.
reaply 14 Apr, 2018
Thank you for creating this article or else I would have never found this gem. Thus far, the game is really fun and challenging. I was at the section where the game restricts access to the Y Axis and you learn to scale. I ended up getting stuck in a respawn loop over a ledge so I would just keep falling until I restarted the level which killed it for me. I ended up quitting for the night but I checked out the sandbox and holy sheiße, there are so many different things to learn and play with that it's almost over whelming.
activate2010 14 Apr, 2018
Simply awesome. Very sorry to hear development has ceased. Will be spending some hours in this one :)
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