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Re: computer games
« Reply #80 on: July 14, 2022, 10:44:21 PM »
The current free EGS game is Wonder Boy: The_Dragon's Trap, a remake of a side-scrolling game from 1989.
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Re: computer games
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2022, 07:37:50 PM »
The current free EGS game is Lawn Mowing Simulator.

"Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator,
the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawn
mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your mowing business."
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Re: computer games
« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2022, 09:09:29 PM »
Not free, but on sale now, is Family Man.

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Family Man is a dark, story-led RPG that asks the question: When pushed to the limits of your own morality, how far would you go for the sake of your family? You owe money to
the mob, and you've got three weeks to pay it back. Will you flip burgers and earn an honest living while scraping the money together... or will you take on some dirty jobs for more cash,
but potentially push your family away? Every decision you make affects everyone around you. The neighborhood will blossom or perish under the weight of your decisions, while the path
you choose may lead to your household becoming stronger than ever... or the breakdown of your marriage and relationship with your child.

Does the image you have in your mind match these sample screenshots?





There's also Not Tonight 2, in which you play as bouncers.
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In an alternative broken America, where capitalism and political greed have taken center stage,
your friend has gone missing. Snatched during a protest, Eduardo Suarez has been seized by
the authorities, and now sits ready for processing in the Miami gulag.
Not Tonight 2 is an American document-checking road trip, fusing a time-pressure RPG with a politically
charged, dark comedy where every decision matters. Will Eduardo's friends Malik, Kevin and Mari
manage to locate and deliver his documents to Miami in time, or this the end of the American dream?

    Three branching stories, written by a team of POC authors
    Make your way across America, making terrifying decisions along the way
    Work the doors of clubs, churches, race tracks, casinos, and cults
    Check IDS, while completing a variety of silly, poignant minigames
    Rhythm games, word association, serving burgers, assessing religion, checking chickens, and more

From Wikipedia, on the original Not Tonight:
Set in an alternate timeline shortly after the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, the
player takes the role of a citizen of European heritage who must survive under an authoritarian British
government, working as a bouncer across various venues and earning enough to avoid deportation.
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Re: computer games
« Reply #83 on: September 08, 2022, 03:56:23 PM »
Free this week on the EGS: Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator.
Free next week: The Captain (some kind of sci-fi adventure game) and Spirit of the North, the description of
which sounds pretty similar to Journey. "Spirit of the North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired
by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. The story takes root from various pieces of Nordic folklore.
[...] Uniquely designed to purposefully have no dialog or narration. Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve
various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization."
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Re: computer games
« Reply #84 on: November 21, 2022, 09:21:41 PM »
Various chess-based/inspired mobile games:
https://www.tapsmart.com/games/rethinking-chess/
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Re: computer games
« Reply #85 on: November 24, 2022, 02:28:17 PM »
Free for the next week or so on EGS - Star Wars: Squadrons, a game of flying starfighters
in the SW universe (I imagine it takes some decent gaming hardware to run and control).
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Re: computer games
« Reply #86 on: December 19, 2022, 11:58:32 AM »
The EGS is currently giving away a different game each day (this will probably continue for about 10 days).
Today's game is a 2D fighter (think Street Fighter) with cartoon horses (created as a My Little Pony fan work).
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Re: computer games
« Reply #87 on: December 21, 2022, 05:25:13 PM »
I thought that would be the end of it, but today's game is LEGO Builder's Journey.

"Take your time to experiment with free-form puzzle solving while immersing yourself in a poetic world of LEGO bricks.
LEGO Builder’s Journey is an atmospheric, geometric puzzle game that asks us to sometimes follow the instructions…
and sometimes to break the rules."

(I might actually install and play this.)
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Re: computer games
« Reply #88 on: January 05, 2023, 08:15:02 PM »
Free this week on the EGS is space-flight simulator Kerbal Space Program.
"In Kerbal Space Program, take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals. You have access to an
array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies (or doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics."
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Re: computer games
« Reply #89 on: January 19, 2023, 01:59:45 PM »
Free this week on the EGS: Epistory - Typing Chronicles.
(This interests me, but then, I (figuratively) dusted off a copy of
The Typing of The Dead sometime in the last 2 weeks.)

Some review snippets:

"Maybe the most enjoyable typing game ever, but it’s clichéd story elements hold it back."

"Epistory doesn't try to do too much, instead focusing on perfect execution of what it does. The world is gorgeously crafted around
you as the narrator lulls you into contentment, but the creeping insect enemies will keep you moving and actively entertained."

"The game gets lost in metonymy, the act of substituting a label for something of a real substance or meaning."

"While 'one of the most inventive typing games out there' is a summary in danger of being mistaken for faint praise,
Epistory’s wonderful, paper-craft design and smart, word-based battle system combine to make it exactly that."
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Re: computer games
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2023, 10:44:45 AM »
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-professional-end-of-the-world-simulator-is-now-available-on-steam/
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At first glance, Nuclear War Simulator, which launched today on Steam, bears a real resemblance to DEFCON, the old (and excellent) Wargames-inspired strategy sim about turning the planet into a roasted chestnut. In reality, it's something quite different, and not really a game at all: It's "a detailed realistic simulation and visualization of large-scale nuclear conflicts with a focus on humanitarian consequences."

Nuclear War Simulator was developed by Ivan Stepanov and originally released in 2020 as a "professional tool" sandbox simulator capable of accurately modeling everything from real-life weaponry to defense systems, blast results, firestorms, fallout, civilian and military casualties, soot thrown into the atmosphere—well, you get the idea. And it's been used at pretty high levels. Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, for instance, used Nuclear War Simulator to underpin its own research into nuclear war scenarios between the US and Russia.

Now it's available on Steam, with an impressive (although not what I'd call "fun") feature list:

Detailed effects of nuclear weapons, accurate reports on affects/results (including but not limited to radiation zones, casualties and fires)
Realistic delivery systems, up-to-date full known arsenal of main world powers.
Sandbox to design weapon systems and build conflict scenarios.
Individual civilians moving on the map and taking shelter.
22+ predefined editable scenarios.
In-game mod upload and download. (instant synchronisation)
Adjustable AI.
Integrated early warning and Missile Defence systems.
"This software should help you answer the question: what will happen if Russia and the United States or India and Pakistan use their arsenals?" the Steam page says, boldly ignoring the easy answer that those things would be very bad indeed. "You can design warheads, missiles and carriers, place them on the map, and execute attack plans to tell a credible story about how nuclear conflicts play out and what are the consequences. Using a high-resolution population density map and realistic weapon effects like blast, heat and radiation you can make an estimate of how many people will die in a conflict."
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Re: computer games
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2023, 02:15:45 PM »
Free this week on the EGS: Restaurant management simulator Recipe for Disaster.
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Re: computer games
« Reply #92 on: February 21, 2023, 01:43:34 PM »
...until Thursday, Warpips (possibly tower defense).
The week after that, Duskers, a sci-fi scavenging game which includes permadeath, some
level of command-line interface, and a story told through logs the player finds lying around.
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Re: computer games
« Reply #93 on: March 01, 2023, 10:02:47 AM »
https://kotaku.com/i-love-the-worst-video-game-ranking-list-of-all-time-1850170583

NYT put out a list of the 20 best video games of all time. And everyone everywhere is roasting it. Article above is wondering why...
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Re: computer games
« Reply #94 on: April 09, 2023, 04:52:44 AM »
New game listed by EA seems to require 155GB of space for install...
https://www.gamesradar.com/star-wars-jedi-survivor-pc-specs/
"Size matters not"?
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Re: computer games
« Reply #95 on: April 09, 2023, 05:54:54 AM »
New game listed by EA seems to require 155GB of space for install...
https://www.gamesradar.com/star-wars-jedi-survivor-pc-specs/
"Size matters not"?
155MB is not so large. i remember games from my youth that were a good 500mb or even 1 gb!

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« Reply #96 on: April 09, 2023, 06:08:29 AM »
155MB is not so large. i remember games from my youth that were a good 500mb or even 1 gb!
GB. MB times 1024.
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Re: computer games
« Reply #97 on: April 10, 2023, 05:31:38 AM »
GB. MB times 1024.
oh.
Thats alot of space. Like a whole hard drive.

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« Reply #98 on: April 10, 2023, 07:02:12 AM »
oh.
Thats alot of space. Like a whole hard drive.
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Re: computer games
« Reply #99 on: May 04, 2023, 06:51:08 PM »
Currently free:

[...]

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/horizon-chase-turbo
A retro-inspired driving game.

Free again, as are some kind of platformer and some kind of online multiplayer thing.
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