Seems like GOG is changing their strategy this year. Instead of giving away multiple free games based on the amount you’ve spent, only one game is being offered after the first purchase. This is fair and reasonable since the game being offered is Rebel Galaxy.
I immediately liked Rebel Galaxy the first time I saw its trailer. It has a space-cowboy vibe that reminded me of Joss Whedon’s Firefly. Plus, having Blues Saraceno’s “Evil Ways” play in the trailer’s background was a great idea. I’m not yet sure if I’m going to like the game, but I’m looking forward to getting it anyway.
There’s also the possibility that a Summer Sale for Steam and Humble Bundle may be right around the corner, so I have to keep a close eye on my budget. It will be easier to keep my wallet safe this year since I still have several games in my backlog—including Overwatch—and I’m not inclined to get new games at the moment.
Besides, Gwent is now in public beta and I’d like to check that out too.
Incidentally, GOG Connect is back. I got AI War: Fleet Command and UnEpic added to my library of DRM-Free games for free. Thank you, GOG! GOG is love.
I spent about $5 on the recent GOG Summer Sale, having bought Arcanum and Alpha Centauri.
Arcanum is an old-school steampunk RPG. I only played a few minutes, but I liked it. I have the feeling the game’s lore will enchant me. There are patches available that fixes some bugs and improves some features.
Alpha Centauri is exactly what I expected from a Sid Meier’s game: addicting and incredibly fun. I have only played a couple of hours so far, but I can tell I’m going to love this game.
An impressive limited-time deal from Bundle Stars. USD $3.49 (97% discount for a bundle worth $122.90). The bundle contains Steam keys. Update: This bundle is now over.
Skull Girls is incredible; the tutorial section alone is the best I’ve seen in a fighting game. On the surface, Skull Girls could be described as “Street Fighter” with waifus, but the game’s fighting system is remarkable and complex enough for both casual and serious fighters. Getting the “2nd Encore Upgrade DLC” at this bundled price is fantastic.
I played the demo version of Freedom Planet. It’s a cool side-scrolling platformer that reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog.
UnEpic is another solid platformer with RPG elements. It also has a level editor which is always nice to have (even if I will probably never use it).
I already have Insurgency and Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball in my library, so I’ll probably gift these to my friends or maybe offer them as a giveaway.
I don’t have any experience playing the other games in this bundle (Viscera Cleanup Detail, Lethal League, Memoria), but I’m looking forward to playing them.
I haven’t played Overwatch, but now seems to be a good time to jump on the payload. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get a dance emote. Sombra and Mercy’s dance emotes are among my favorites.
I’ve seen enough gameplays, memes, and webcomics about this game to be familiar with the characters. I like playing Support roles in Team Fortress 2, so I’m pretty sure I’ll lean towards Zenyatta, Lucio, Ana, and Mercy if and when I start playing.
Speaking of Mercy, I’m working on my digital painting skills and here’s a work-in-progress of the lovely healer.
During a codebreaker exam, an aspiring but uncertain cryptographer discovers an odd event that opens the door to a conspiracy that involves a friend—the helpful (but stuck in the 80s) Artificial Intelligence, MIA.
This short game was made in a week. You can watch the gameplay video to get the whole story, but I would recommend playing it just the same. Enjoy!
the prologue to the Codebreaker stories
a cyberpunk atmosphere with a touch of the 80s
teaches the basic principles of “Shift/Caesar” cipher technique