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Mind's Eye Secrets Of The Forgotten was available as a giveaway on December 26, 2021!

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Follow Gabrielle, an enterprising journalist who stumbles on the story of her lifetime, when she smells murderous intent behind what everyone assumes was a suicide. As Gabrielle delves deeper into the mystery, participating in scientific experiments that allow her to enter the minds of other people to search for clues, she will uncover a shocking secret about her past. Mind's Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten offers an unforgettable journey into the subconscious!

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Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 800 Mhz; RAM: 256 MB; DirectX: 8.0; Hard Drive: 184 MB





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177 MB



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Liked the look and plot but the game was buggy, very slow and the UI was downright painful at times (specifically during the now very well known tower puzzle) and quite short.

Shoddy work from a publisher we've seen here a lot and with much better offerings. Keep the writers and artists but send the programmers, QA and "Look and Feel" folks back to school.

Reply   |   Comment by OneTrueShae  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

May I ask for "Dead In Bermuda" please?

If any of these remain unclaimed, I'd be happy to take any of them:
* In Celebration of Violence
* The Battle for Sector 219
* 100% Orange Juice
* Survivor Squad: Gauntlets


Reply   |   Comment by mark_wr Michigan  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

mark_wr Michigan,

I'll sort this tomorrow. Managing to grab an early night for a change (though still got to get up to feed the rabbits throughout the early hours).

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Does this game require the monitor be set at a specific resolution? If so what is it? It installed fine but when I run it the screen flicks back and forth between a good picture and a broken up screen. It keeps flicking back and forth. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)


Hi Jerry, the game is a decade old, so, may require a smaller resolution. Before you try changing your screen resolution try going into compatibility and messing around with the setting there.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Whiterabbit-uk, I would be interested in the Torchlight steam key if it is still available. My second and third choice would be Overlord or Razenroth. Have an awesome day!

Reply   |   Comment by Vill  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)


Hi Vill, the key has been sent. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Whiterabbit-uk, Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Vill  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thank you looks interesting. I love HOG games.

Reply   |   Comment by Lynne FitzGerald  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mind's Eye Secrets Of The Forgotten
In Brief
Mind's Eye Secrets Of The Forgotten is a hidden object game that was given away once before on the 3rd February 2019 HERE, where it received a positive 79% from 28 votes with 11 comments.

Follow Gabrielle, an enterprising journalist who stumbles on the story of her lifetime, when she smells murderous intent behind what everyone assumes was a suicide. As Gabrielle delves deeper into the mystery, participating in scientific experiments that allow her to enter the minds of other people to search for clues, she will uncover a shocking secret about her past. Mind's Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten offers an unforgettable journey into the subconscious!
Reference accessed HERE. 3rd Feb 2019 and again 26th December 2021.
The Game:
Playing Mind’s Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten is a bizarre experience. I wanted to like it, I really did, and for the first hour I thought I would. It starts strong, with a grisly murder and the promise of a story that’s actually going places, but after awhile it starts to spin out of control and eventually stops making any sort of sense whatsoever. In the end, all that early potential goes nowhere at all and the game, while decent, never manages to be noteworthy for anything except what might have been.

The game opens with the mayor of the city of Vernida calling it quits on another day at the office, ready to head home for a night out with his wife. But in a surprise twist, instead of leaving his top-floor office by way of an elevator or the stairs, he takes a swan dive out a window. Suicide! Or was it? As Gabrielle, intrepid reporter for the Weekly Seventh newspaper, it’s your job to uncover the truth: A truth that will lay bare secrets deeper and darker than she could ever imagine.

Sinister strangers, dark secrets, powerful evil and a bold investigator determined to get to the bottom of it all is pretty basic stuff for HOGs these days. Yet Mind’s Eye gives a strong impression that it’s going to offer up more, that this game will actually tell a worthy tale rather than just hacking up an excuse to string a bunch of puzzles together. Sadly, this is an illusion; there will be a resolution of sorts but no explanation for any of it, which is doubly unfortunate because there’s an awful lot that could use some ‘splainin’.

Since that’s not in the cards, what we’re left with are straightforward object searches and the obligatory puzzles that fall in between. Unlike some new additions to the genre, Mind’s Eye focuses primarily on hidden objects. The levels are clean but unremarkable, and items are generally quite easy to find. A few are rather nondescript and tricky to pick out as a result but on the rare occasion that one proves stubborn, the game’s very generous help system will simply point it out and have you on your way in no time.

Some of the usual HOG interaction is required at a few points throughout the game – find a screwdriver to pry open a cupboard, for instance – but more interesting is the “three-dimensional” level design. Each hidden object level is split into two “layers,” a foreground and a background, which extend left and right beyond the boundaries of the screen and provide a simulated shifting perspective when moved. Some objects in the background are hidden behind the foreground, requiring players to “move around the room” to reveal them, while others will have to be combined before they can be collected, such as a photograph in the foreground that must be overlaid on a picture frame in the background. It’s a gimmick, but a good one, and the more I played, the more I liked it.
The other puzzles are more of a mixed bag. One of the early examples is a code-breaking brainteaser that caught me completely by surprise and I’m almost embarrassed to admit how thrilled I was to see a new kind of puzzle in a HOG. On the downside, it also sharpened the disappointment I felt a short time later when I was smacked in the face with, yet again, the Towers of Hanoi. All the between-level puzzles can be skipped but only after a timer, which grows longer with each passing puzzles, finishes counting down.

The game’s cut scenes are also unusual, to say the least. For the most part, they feature simple, hand-drawn graphics that look like something out of a Hanna Barbera cartoon, but every now and then other elements done in completely different visual styles are tossed into the mix too, and the effect can be a bit jarring. The scenes themselves unfold very slowly and while they can be skipped, doing so bypasses what little connective tissue there is holding the story together. Fortunately, in one sense at least, the very short length of the game means that most players will be able to afford to waste a few extra minutes watching the interludes and trying to make some more sense out of what’s going on.
And that, now that we’ve got to it, is the straw that broke the camel’s back: Mind’s Eye is shockingly short. I was able to finish it in a little less than two hours of not particularly hard-driving game play. Mind’s Eye boasts 20 locations and ten mini-games, but since it only takes a few minutes to run through each, it adds up to… well, not a lot. An aimless plot and run-of-the-mill visuals can be forgiven when a game compensates with hours upon hours of hidden object searches, but when it can be put away in less time than it takes to watch two episodes of “Castle,” such shortcomings are much harder to excuse.

That, ultimately, is the bottom line: There are simply too many shortcomings to overlook. The game play shows flashes of potential and daring but then slips back into the tired old HOG conventions while the story, which begins with so much promise, ends in a disconnected flurry of near-randomness. There are no extras to keep players coming back, like high scores, bonuses or achievements, and object searches are exactly the same every time through, so replay value is effectively zero. With so many better choices available, Mind’s Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten is just too forgettable to bother with.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Andy Chalk on Apr 12, 2010. Re-posted by Whiterabbit-uk 3rd Feb 2019 then again 26th December 2021.
Mind's Eye Secrets Of The Forgotten is a reasonable hidden object game with various puzzles thrown in. It's not the best HOG I've played by any means, but I did enjoy playing it despite developing a headache from the prolonged searching for objects. I liked the perspective aspect of each hidden object, where some objects were hidden from view if you were looking at the scene from certain positions. I prefer pure hidden object games like the old I Spy games, that had plenty of hidden object scenes, with little else. I find the constant interruptions by story boards a little distracting, but the ones for this game weren't too bad, plus the large number of hidden object scenes negated this for me. Most of the puzzles were easy to solve, though I wouldn't have called the monitor display or the fuse box power output mini games, puzzles as they relied more on trial and error than pure puzzle solving; however, if you did have difficulty with any of the mini games you could just skip them. Despite the frequent story-boarding, this was a pleasure to play as there were lots of hidden object scenes to tackle. It's a decade old now, so the less than sharp visuals can be forgiven. You can still find most objects easily enough. I used the hint button several times on my play through, partly due to differences in semantics. The game also has some rather surreal moments for example when you entered the dolls room and found several dolls, some of which were headless, hanging in various positions. One of your tasks, once you've found the missing heads is to place them on the correct bodies. Overall If you are into pure HOG's, this is worth downloading despite the frequent story board interruptions.

Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Mind's Eye Secrets Of The Forgotten to work please visit the FAQ's Thread HERE and read through the communities comments because sometimes fixes have already been posted, for example, a common issue seen since the Themida wrapper was introduced three years ago is that some community members installation of the game are blocked by their security because Themida code has been known to hide malware, (usually an error message is flagged for example 'The executable is corrupted' even though in reality it is not); so as a precaution some anti malware programs will block and even delete the suspect installation files even though the files (i.e. the setup, read me and setup.gcd files are actually totally free from malware. This issue can be solved either by rebooting your computer in safe mode with networking or a quicker method is to temporarily turn off your security software to allow the installation. You could also try white-listing the setup.gcd file. In the almost 12 years this game giveaway site has been operating there has 'never' been a game given away that was infected with malware.
If for any reason you want to contact the giveaway team, for example, you have a game to offer the community, or are unable to download the latest game or other issues that the FAQ's thread or these comments don't cover or solve you can do so HERE







Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)


Other Free Games:
Please check Delenn's threads over in the giveaway forums HERE and HERE for the latest non Steam and Steam freebies. Also for the latest Steam sales check THIS Steam database site out. You can list the games in 'price' & 'percentage off' by clicking the headers. If you link SteamDB with your Steam account, all games that you already have will be highlighted in green. When there are Steam games being given away, you'll see 100% off.
Don't forget to check Indie Gala's freebie section HERE, then click on the Showcase header, selecting freebies from the drop down menu; recent additions include Pixel Puzzles 2: Christmas ( a traditional style jigsaw puzzle game), North (asylum seeker game), Snowball (A more "discovery-based" approach to pinball. Learn the secret rules of the board to access hard to reach places and rack up HUGE SCORE BONUSES, which are generally agreed to be more important than any other current event in the real world) and the full version of Die Young (you play as Nehir, a field agent of a well-known political party. The party's agenda is to deconstruct and eliminate Brother n.1, the leader of Island's community); we were previously given the prologue version, (which is still available free) Recent games such as Distortions, Dino Run DX, Cheap Golf, Kill Em All, Dead Hungry Diner and Contract with the Devil have now been removed. All remaining freebies can be found in the showcase section (around 100 are available). Not all games that go into the showcase remain free, so you should grab them as soon as you can.

Over the Christmas period Epic games are giving away a mystery game EVERY DAY . Each day, the new game will go live at 11am Eastern/4pm UK time each day. The deals are live for 24 hours only, so check the site everyday HERE to see if it's a game you fancy.
I'm going to leave each days game showing so that you can see what was available previously:
Shenmue 3 usually £24.99 - 16th to 17th December.
Neon Abyss usually £15.99 - 17th to 18th December
Remnant: From the Ashes usually £31.99 - 18th to 19th December
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter usually £15.99 - 19th to 20th December
Loop Hero (£12.49) - 20th to 21st December
Second Extinction (£19.49) - 21st to 22nd December
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden previously given away 15th August 2019 - (£29.99) - 22nd to 23rd December
Vampyr, (£34.99) - 23rd to 24th December ​
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Plus Edition (£15.99) - 24th to 25th December
PREY - (£34.99) - 25th to 26th December
Control (£23.99) - 26th to 27th December - previously given away 10th June 2021 - this is live at the moment - After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. From developer Remedy Entertainment, this supernatural 3rd person action-adventure will challenge you to master the combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world.
I'll be removing the following section soon as no one appears to be interested (not a problem).

If anyone has TheHunter or Second Extinction on Steam; or who got the game via Epic when they were free and is interested in playing some co-op with me, please leave a message in the thread I posted over in the forums HERE; I'll then contact you via the email you've used for your forum sign in and I'll send you a link to my Discord channel and make some arrangements to play. I've been playing both games regularly this year (approaching 700 hrs for theHunter and over 250 hrs for Second Extinction). I've found playing with friends much more enjoyable than solo. If you are new to the game and are maybe shy online, then I will help you get to grips with either game. I've always been quite shy when online and always treat people with respect. I don't swear and conversation is usually just about the game; at least until I get to know the people I'm playing with. I've made some very good friends around the world since playing my first online game back in the early 2000's. If you only have theHunter base game, when playing coop with me you will be able to join any of the 11 reserves that are available and explore them, as only the person running the server requires the reserve. Any thing you unlock while in my server will be saved and added to your reserve if you later decide to purchase those DLC reserves that you don't already have.
The best Indie Bundles sites that have been operating from around 2011 are the Humble Bundle and Indie Gala sites (though the latter isn't as good as it used to be) where you'll sometimes find decent bundles with over 90% off the usual price of the games included in the bundles. The Humble site is in my opinion the best. A more recent addition that is worth checking out are the Fanatical bundles (that used to be called Bundle Stars) that you can find HERE.

Cave Story®'s Secret Santa is still available free over on GOG; when I first posted this over a week ago, it wasn't actually available; you will need to revisit the page to claim the game if you tried grabbing it last week).


I have one spare Steam key for each of the following games:

Siberia 2 (adventure game)
The Mims Beginning (sandbox god game)
Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders (CLAIMED)
The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom (CLAIMED)
Settled (2D pixel graphic horror)
Visitors (action horror)
Pozzo Jello Crusade (casual indie puzzle)
Green Game: TimeSwapper (indie action)
Overlord (Atmospheric third person strategy)
Torchlight (CLAIMED)
Dead In Bermuda (CLAIMED)
World's Dawn (farming/dating sim RPGMaker)
The Flame in the Flood (isometric post apocalyptic rogue-lite strategy open world survival)
100% Orange Juice (family friendly turn based card game, Anime)
Zombo Buster Rising (side scrolling zombie tower defence)
The Seven Years War (1756-1763) (CLAIMED)
The Battle for Sector 219 (abstract strategy card game)
Super Hop 'N' Bop ULTRA (retro casual split screen PvP platformer)
Fox & Flock (CLAIMED)
In Celebration of Violence (procedurally generated Action rogue-lite)
Razenroth (top down action roguelike)
Road to Ballhalla (minimalist puzzle platformer)
Survivor Squad: Gauntlets (top down real time zombie game)
The Tale of Doris and the Dragon - Episode 1 (minimalist point and click)

I'm offering a Steam key for the above games to the first person who asks. Only one per community member; however, if there are more you would like please add a second and third choice - if no one claims those titles over the next several days you may get a surprise later).

Please check Steam to see if the game will interest you first. I'm really busy, so may not respond until late in the day or even tomorrow. If someone has already asked for a particular title (unless it's a second or third choice), please don't ask again as the first person will get the key. I 'may' include more titles later. I have thousands of spare keys from Bundle Stars (now called fanatical games) and other indie bundles; but I recently read on Fanatical that all keys sold by them are not guaranteed after a certain time, so it's always recommended to redeem them sooner than later. I gave away a large number of Indie Gala Steam codes last year to a friend and almost all of them had been voided, even though they had never been redeemed. Many of the keys I've given away have been pre Summer 2017, so there's a chance those may be invalid even though they have never been redeemed; however, so far all of the keys I have given away recently i.e. around 100 games (that to purchase when not on sale would have cost well over a thousand pounds ) have activated on Steam. Though none were from Indie Gala.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Whiterabbit-uk, I would love either The Seven Years War or Fox & Flock Steam key if you still have one. Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Lady of the Forest  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Lady of the Forest,

I've emailed the key for the The Seven Years War to you. :)

regards Whiterabbit-uk

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Whiterabbit-uk, thank you so much! I’ll let you know how it works out.

Reply   |   Comment by Lady of the Forest  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I’m not finding the email. Checked all my folders including spam.

Reply   |   Comment by Lady of the Forest  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Lady of the Forest,

My fault, I missed the J off your email. Check your mail now. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Whiterabbit-uk, Got it, thanks! Worked great

Reply   |   Comment by Lady of the Forest  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Whiterabbit-uk, thank you for your generosity!! :-)

I would love to get:
1) The Tale of Doris and the Dragon - Episode 1
2) The Mims Beginning
3) Road to Ballhalla

Reply   |   Comment by Kouman  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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