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For those of you who still haven’t played this incredibly creepy game, now’s your chance. As part of this week’s Midweek Madness sale, Steam is letting you grab a free copy of Amesia: The Dark Descent. At the time of this writing, you have just over 19 hours left to grab your free copy. This is one of those rare extra-awesome deals. Having played the entire game myself, I can tell you that it really is that creepy. It uses ambiance and your own imagination to scare you more than cheap jump scares like many other horror games have done. I know what you’re thinking, “but once you’ve beaten the game you know where all the monsters are so it won’t be as scary.” This is true, but the game has a free editor and so there are plenty of custom campaigns available online to play through as well.

Once a lot of time has passed, you’ll have forgotten the exact locations of most of the monsters in the official campaign so you’ll be able to play that again, with the fear. Of course you could always take things up a notch and play Amnesia: The Dark Descent in a virtual reality headset instead of just on your computer screen. I’ve never done that as I don’t have such a headset, but it would certainly put you more deeply into the incredibly creepy world of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is one of the creepiest game’s I’ve played, and I like that it doesn’t just rely heavily on jump scares as some games have done.

Amnesia the Dark Descent

Trust me, you don’t want to go say hi to that figure at the end of the tunnle…

 

Also, if you want more free games, BundleStars.com (along with PC Gamer) is giving away one free game for each of the next 4 weeks. This week’s free game from them is a steampunk RPG called Skyborn. It’s a classical top-down style RPG but with a more modernized graphical style. You play as Claret Spencer, the star mechanic of an independent repair shop, but she soon finds herself drawn into an “epic” city-wide conflict that’s “going to take a lot more than elbow grease to fix”. Go to the link at the top of this paragraph to get your free copy of Skyborn if you want one, and check back at that link each of the next 3 weeks to see what games Bundle Stars and PC Gamer will give away next!

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SOURCES

PC Gamer.com (Amnesia page)

PC Gamer.com (Skyborn page)

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.