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I think we should have a thread for discussing limited time game offers. This is for posting about free promotional give-aways of commercial games, or bundle deals on games that should interest people in the community.

This means an emphasis on thinking games and especially puzzle games, but feel free to post anything that isn't blatant self promotion. The most interesting games should get their own threads, of course.

To start out, here is a free game offer from GOG. You need to register to the site to claim it, but that is free too. The game unfortunately appears to be Windows only.

https://www.gog.com/game/eador_genesis

What is it? Eador: Genesis is a turn-based fantasy strategy game. It's similar in spirit to classic TBS games like Master of Magic or the Warlords series that became popular in the 90s (and perhaps the Heroes of Might and Magic series, but I have never played them). People who are fans of the genre have given it generally positive reviews.

EDIT: The offer has expired now. I hope you had a chance to grab a copy if it's the kind of game you like.

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05-12-2017 at 08:37 AM
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Pekka wrote: EDIT: The offer has expired now. I hope you had a chance to grab a copy if it's the kind of game you like.

I would have liked to try this, but I didn't hear about it until now, despite being on GoG's mailing list. I've complained to them in the past about sending me email announcements for 1-day sales after the sale ended.

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On Friday, June 16th, Gog offers Fantasy General for free for 48 hours. It will be available until Sunday the 18th (depending on your time zone).

It's a fantasy-themed instalment from a 90s series of war games. There are reviews on the linked page to help you decide if it's something you'd like to try.

https://www.gog.com/game/fantasy_general
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From now until sometime July 17, GOG.com is giving away Jotun for free.

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From now until sometime July 17, GOG.com is giving away Jotun for free.
Steam as well, if that's more your thing.
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Shadow Warrior with all the DLC is available for free on Humble Bundle for a limited time.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/shadow-warrior-special-edition

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You can play the new DOOM for free this weekend courtesy of Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/DOOM/

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GOG.com is now giving away Deadlight (whatever that is) for free along with their "Pinata sale" thing.

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Steam and Tom Banner Studios is giving away Mirage: Arcane Warfare for free until September 7th 10AM Pacific Time. It's a fantasy-themed multiplayer FPS according to the description.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/368420/Mirage_Arcane_Warfare/

Here's the announcement.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/368420/announcements/detail/1452830226782492235
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https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-walking-dead-season-1

Telltale Games' TWD:S1 is free for 1 day and 9 hours at the time I post this.
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Humble Bundle store is now giving out free (steam) copies of Psychonauts for their "end of summer" sale.

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As of today GOG.com is giving away Abe's Odyssee or however it's spelled free for the next day or two.

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The horror game Outlast is free on Humble for 1 day and 20+ hours as of this post.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/outlast-deluxe
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You can get RPG Maker VX Ace, and other versions, "Starter Pack" DLCs & games, for $1 or more from the current Humble Software Bundle. It will be available for 12 days.

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/rpg-maker-software

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The Humble Store is giving away Civilization III Complete for free temporarily.

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GOG.com has a 48 hour giveaway for Syberia. It's an adventure game from 2002.

https://www.gog.com/game/syberia
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GOG.com has a 48 hour giveaway for Syberia. It's an adventure game from 2002.




Ahh this is going to be a nostalgia trip. Might even try and get my girlfriends little brother to play it at some point.
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GOG is now offering MDK (from 1997) for free during the next 48 hours (minus one or two). It's "a unique sci-fi shooter with tons of personality, humor, and gameplay variety" according to the announcement.
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Humble Bundle has The Bureau: XCOM Declassified free for a bit. FPS '50s alien invasion with the XCOM name only added on at the last minute, but I had a good time with it.

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Grim Fandango Remastered is free on GOG for 48 hours. The original is a highly-acclaimed adventure game from 1998. The remaster is mostly a cosmetic improvement and it works on Mac and Linux in addition to Windows.
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Spec Ops: The Line is free on Humble Bundle for 1 day and 11 hours. The game is listed on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux.


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Crusader Kings II is free on Steam until Saturday 10 AM Pacific Time. It's a strategy game with lots of DLC (and I hear there are quite thorough mods too), but getting the base game for free is not a bad deal. You'll get it for good with this offer.

http://store.steampowered.com/news/38914/

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Satellite Reign is free on Humble, for Windows, Mac and Linux. They will give you a Steam key. It will be available for 1 day and 21 hours.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/satellite-reign

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Unreal Gold is free on GOG.com at the moment: https://www.gog.com/

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Humble Store is offering Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine for free at the moment: https://www.humblebundle.com/store

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Gog.com has shadow warrior 2 temporarily available for free.

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Obduction is free on GoG for the next 48 hours.

It's a Myst-like. Pearls made a thread about it.
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI is free in the Epic Games Store until May 28th. I'm not sure which timezone it means when saying until 6:00 PM, though. (I'm on UTC+03:00 for what it's worth.)

If you've never used EGS before, like me, it requires installing the client software and providing an e-mail address to get your free game, and thankfully nothing more. This particular game is Windows only, and I take it that their client only works on Windows and MacOS. (No info on Wine compatibility.)

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This is not a game, but I guess it fits here. ZBrush Core Mini is a free introductory level program for 3D art.

To be more precise, it is a free minimal version of ZBrush, a modeling program designed for sculpting 3D models. The free program allows you to export your work in OBJ format for 3d printing or further processing in other programs.

https://zbrushcore.com/mini/features.php

It is available for Windows and MacOS. System requirements are at the end of the features page (you can get started without a pen tablet). Downloading requires creating an account with an e-mail address and a name. The field for phone number is optional and they didn't badger me for not providing it at all. They don't ask for any payment methods either, as long as you don't want to purchase anything.

There probably are some restrictions on using your creations commercially. You'd have to read the EULA more carefully than I did to know this, since this isn't at present an important consideration for me.

(I should also mention that Blender is free, under active open source development and has 3D sculpting features too. It's good to compare software packages to find what suits your needs.)


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