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Game Giveaway of the day — Mini Hockey Stars

Mini Hockey Stars is a fun, exciting arcade-style game that anyone can enjoy!
User rating: 125 (44%) 161 (56%) 13 comments

Mini Hockey Stars was available as a giveaway on September 19, 2015!

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A simple, yet intense game. Mini Hockey Stars is a fun, exciting arcade-style game that anyone can enjoy! Play with your friends. Play against random players from all over the world and earn points. You can also play against the AI or with a friend. Choose your hockey team, defend the colors of your country's flag, or choose a special premium color scheme. Collect all the teams and tactical positions and hone your skills. Good luck!

Key Features:

  • Online and offline multiplayer;
  • Simple, dynamic gameplay;
  • Incredible physics on the ice;
  • Play against your Facebook and VK friends;
  • Collect hockey teams and tactical positions.

System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8/.1/ 10; Pentium 200 MHZ or better; 256 MB RAM; 70 MB HD space; 800x600 display resolution mode or higher; High or true color highly recommended; Internet connection


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File Size:

25 MB



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Reply   |   Comment by Emma Frost  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Win10 Home, 64 bit. First try of download it failed at 19 seconds and 6MB to go. So tried it again and this time it loaded and well, nah. Most boring game I have ever tried. Others might like it. Next. Thank you. Rozapk

Reply   |   Comment by Rozapk  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great game,
Both girls love it very much (7 and 13 year old)
Does anybody know where the game keeps track of the score and how we can reset this and start from scratch (as the youngest has lost all the games and more than the oldest had won)
Anyway, a simple but fun game

Reply   |   Comment by swa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Maybe everybody else is having the same problem as me? I can't comment because I can't install the game. Keeps saying "Failed to connect. Please try again later."
I thought at first it was my computer as I just "took my computer back to factory" so to speak, and as I haven't seen that error for years, so for kicks and giggles I tried at another computer- same problem! Also tried hitting the FAQ that you (White Rabbit) posted but rebooting my router(s) and switches didn't make a difference either. Must be (G)GOTD side problem. Can White Rabbit please install today's game on another computer for verification please?
I'm having a hard time finding the other suggestions referenced in the FAQ "comments from GMMan, Chris and Mike. They have also posted their possible fixes for this problem.". Could those be added to the FAQ page as well?

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Thank you for your feedback. I was able to get this game to work on two PC's and a laptop with no problems at all. Two win 10 and one Win 7. Tomorrows game will be very popular. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very simplistic, but I do like the physics and some of the ways you can change things up a little bit. Everything is huge when it's at its default full screen display setting, but playing it in a window of half the resolution of your screen resizes everything to something more reasonable. I might play it now and then... thank you PlayJoWee Publishing and GGOTD!

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Thank you for your feedback Dan

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not trying to be unkind at all, but I simple do not like port to PC games. Leave the game where it was designed to be played and be happy with what you got.

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To the Game Developers:

I have a tablet, a PC and a smartphone, and I have games on all of my devices. I really dislike when game developers simply port an OBVIOUS android game to PC and try to sell it as a PC game. Games MEANT to be finger/touchscreen controlled often do not work well with a mouse. This is especially true of "physics-based" games like these. This game appears to be MUCH more appropriate for an app of the day giveaway than for a PC game giveaway. For me, free is too high a price for an android game clumsily ported to PC platforms, and I would never actually pay for such a game.

I usually just skip these types of games, but since we're seeing a lot of tablet games ported to PC lately, I thought I'd leave the feedback, as that is why the games are here to begin with.

Reply   |   Comment by laurelnev  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks for pointing out the refreshed game at Origin (EA now) C&C RA2. Now that's a winner.
This mess here. Ran ok Win 10 x64 Pro. Only positive thing about it. There have been some awful games on GOTD.
Surprise, another one. Maybe for tablet? 0/10 and that's being easy on it. -10/10 for wasting my time.

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Thank you for your feedback beergas, sadly I don't agree with you about this game. I'd score it quite higly. As for Origins C&C: RA2, definitely one to go get. For those not understanding our reference, read the last few paragraphs of my review above (not the request for help, but the end of the games games games section. :)

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well, this is a really unusual game, with elements of curling and billiards. It's slow, allowing each player a chance to line up shots, but the accuracy of the arrows/power is sometimes slightly off (as you might expect a game on ice to be). The trick here is not to blast the puck but to use a bit of finesse to nudge the puck where you want it to go. Also, the strategy of knocking your opponents away from the puck and putting them in a position where no shot is available (like billiards)equates to "checking" as in real hockey. The curling aspect comes in when you line up shots to carom off your opponents players. Also, a very good move is to station one of your men in front of their net. This way, if the puck is anywhere in their end, and they are backed into a corner, there a very real possibility that their shot will go off your man into the net. It's not so much hockey in terms of speed (because it's a slow game) but one of strategy and thinking ahead. Add in the questionable accuracy of the aiming and shooting, and you have a pretty good, of highly unusual game. It's NOT air hockey in the strictest terms of the game. It IS different and cool, and playing against other people instead of the same AI makes it different each time out.

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Thank you for the excellent feedback Parked Cow, a very erudite explanation. I hope others will see the possibilities with this game. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Parked Cow  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

aaaahhh the tranquility of GGOTD opposed to the mayhem currently on the TS forums is....refreshing

I don't like PJW games in general but I might make an exception for this one. Seems like a nice little timewaster in the idea of an old fashioned airhocky game with a little twist. Full screen with lots of resolutions available. I must say PlayJoWeed.... if I would rate your other games 3/10 this one might very well be a 7/10. It is simple, seems it can be addictive to certain people as well

I hope you didn't encounter any problems with the TS update Stephen? What a mess again this year... sigh

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Hi Mavadelo, message me on Steam, wanted to ask a question about buying the 2016 version, or just going for the free update.

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Win10 Home, 64 bit. First try of download it failed at 19 seconds and 6MB to go. So tried it again and this time it loaded and well, nah. Most boring game I have ever tried. Others might like it. Next. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Game's Giveaway Install Launcher SetUp fails to start on Win 10 Pro x64
[tried running normal and as Admin - both fail]

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Hi Grandpa, I'm also running Win 10 on a 64 bit system and had no problems getting the game to work. Please check out the FAQ's thread over in the game discussion forums. I usually have a link posted to those forums by now, but, as i've not posted my review yet, HERE is the link to the FAQ's thread. :)

Ever since the giveaway team introduced the Themida based setup.gcd file many community members have come across this issue. Generally it's your security that's blocking the installation. The only way to circumvent this is to either configure your security to allow the program to run by ignoring the Themida based file or by turning off your security temporarily. If you follow the latter fix you do so at your own risk; however, let me say, that since the Gamegiveaway team started up back in December 2006, and with over a thousand games under their belt, there has never been a game that has been infected with malware, so you can be assured that this game is no different in that respect.

Themida is a software protector that acts like a shield that keeps an application, in this case, the giveaway application encrypted and protected against hackers. It was introduced a couple of years ago after a burgeoning number of tutorials were being posted by hackers on You Tube and other sites telling you how to circumvent the original protector; the giveaways own wrapper. Unfortunately some security suites see the Themida based protector as malware and will block any attempt to unpack or install the program that is being protected. Thankfullt there are work arounds which i mention in passing above. Each Antimalware suite will have its own process for configuring the application and as I no longer use antimalware I cannot describe how to do this. You will have to either read your help files associated with whatever antimalware suite you use (for example Norton, AVG, McAfee, Kaspersky, F-Secure, Avast, GData ESET NOD, Panda, Bit Defender, Avira etc)

Reply   |   Comment by GrandPa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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I'm quite surprised, firstly that there are only four comments (not counting my review) and its already past half way through the giveaway (I don't recall ever seeing so few comments at this late stage), and the fact that I'm seeing one of the lowest positive thumbs up scores I've ever seen here on the game giveaway. Unfortunately I didn't get my final draft of the review posted fully until almost eight hours into the giveaway, which may have been part of the reason why so many have voted this down. The initial review I posted earlier this morning had some glaring omissions and mistakes.

Outwardly todays game looks like a badly made android port with amaturish graphics, but when you actually get down to the game play this is quite a rich game, with five modes of play and lots of additional features that change the look of the game. You need strategy and a measure of skill with a little bit of luck thrown in to win a match. The five modes of play allow variety to the game including a working online mode where you can play against many people. The main downer is not being able to find anyone online. There are many registered that show up in searches, but all are offline. If you have friends who download this you could arrange times where you are both online. This would ensure you will get a game with someone on the internet, though you can play two player locally on the same computer, or using the online mode , playing on a local network with another family member (asssuming you have more than one computer in the home).

What this game is missing is a messenger so that you can leave messages to anyone offline, with a view to arranging a match. I inputed three different names (Stephen, Jane and John) and found almost 20 different online players though they were all offline at the time.

Mini Hockey Stars:

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Mini Hockey Stars downloads as a 25 MB zip file that unpacks to a read me document that contains the terms and conditions and a wrapped dual activation and set up module and a security set up file (setup.gcd). Just for the newcomers amongst today’s users that means the game will be registered once it’s gone through the set up process, so there’s no registering the game with an activation code.


To install a desktop shortcut make sure you check the appropriate box during installation. Sometimes I've found the installation path shows the previous game I installed from this site, so to be sure you don't install the game inside a previous game, check the installation path when you start the installation. You can usually find where it's supposed to go by looking in the read me file that comes with the download. To stop this happening, clear your cache. The installed game is 66.6 MB in size


If you have any problems installing or registering todays game, check the problems section below.


A simple, yet intense game. Mini Hockey Stars is a fun, exciting arcade-style game that anyone can enjoy! Play with your friends. Play against random players from all over the world and earn points. You can also play against the AI or with a friend. Choose your hockey team, defend the colors of your country's flag, or choose a special premium color scheme. Collect all the teams and tactical positions and hone your skills. Good luck!

The Game:

Choose your hockey team, defend your nation’s colors or choose premium skin. Collect all
hockey teams, collect all formations and improve your skills.


Online and offline multiplayer;
Simple, dynamic gameplay;
Excellent physics on the ice;
Play against your Facebook and VK friends;
Collect hockey teams and tactical positions.

Mini Hockey Stars is a reasonable android port to PC, with colorful okay graphics and gameplay that is ideal for short breaks from other more in depth games and/or work. You can play online with friends or other people who have registered. Just put in a name and you'll get some hits unless the name is really obscure.

On starting the game you are presented with a configuration window with two tabs, one for graphics and one for the input. The graphics tab allows you to choose whether to play in a window or full screen as well as choose your screen resolution (15 configurations for both wide screen and standard ranging from 640x480 to 3840x2160). You can also choose between 6 graphic settings from Fastest (ideal for those with poor graphic support; i.e. usually those with only a motherboard graphics chip in place, to Fantastic, which usually requires at least an additional graphics card be installed. These settings range from Fastest, Fast, Simple, Good, Beautiful and Fantastic. If you have a multi-monitor set up, you can choose which monitor the game opens up to


The input tab details the primary and secondary key bindings for each control (both are needed if you play local two player). I've only listed the primary bindings for the keyboard below. There are also settings for a Joystick and you can use the mouse to play instead of the keyboard. All keybindings can be changed to accomodate user preferences by clicking on the binding you want to change then selecting the key you wish to use in its place:

Horizontal (+) ....... Right Arrow
Horizontal (-) ........ Left Arrow
Vertical (+) ...........Up Arrow
Vertical (-) ...........Down Arrow
Fire 1 ..................Left Ctrl(L.strg)
Fire 2 .................. Right Alt
Fire 3 ..................Left cmd key (equivalent to the windows key)
Jump ..................Space

Once you've configured the game you can start. The first screen you are presented with comprises of three fields that need to be filled in before you can create a profile. These are Name, Login and Password. This is required if you want to play online with friends. Once you've registered you will be visible online to other players if they know your name. ( for example i've used my first name Stephen, so, if someone searches for a Stephen i and anyone else with the name stephen, or similar names like Stephanie will show up when i wish to play online. you'll find most, if not all of them will be offline). Once you've filled in the three fields and clicked on the purple 'sign up' button you are taken to the main menu where you can start the game or change various paramenters such as the language (button to the top left of the main menu); there are eight language selections available. These are Eng, Cze, Ger, Spa, Ukr, Prt, Slk and Russian languages). Next to the language button (represented by the flag of the nation you have chosen) there is the volume on/off toggle, there is no volume control, but you can access your computers volume mixer )next to your clock) to control the loudness of the music. Next to the music button is the log out button. You can create more than one profile, but to play a different profile you must log out when leaving the game if the game is to be shared between family and friends. To the left of the play button you should see your avatar and name and directly underneath the name is a button that allows you to see your game play statistics that tells you the number of wins, the total wins that everyone has played, the number of goals you have scored and the number of games you have played. I presume you can change your default avatar image as I saw lots of different images of people when I was checking to see if the online pqrt of the game worked, butm I've not had time to see how to do this.

You can also see how much money you have, which can be used to buy new skins etc. The images of the pucks above the play button show you which skins you are using. These can be upgraded by spending the money you earn by winning games. To access the shop click on the basket symbol, this give access to a variety of skins and starter positions on the table at the start of a game. You can also buy access to an editor (costs 8 stars). There are loads of skins to choose from, costing from 200 to 252000 game dollars. there are four categories to choose from, Teams, Flags, funny and Premium skins. The cheapest skins are team and flag skins. Clicking the Positions button gives you access to various starter positions (all costing 200 game dollars). There are also four free field designs you can choose from.

Once you've set the game up you can start the game proper, there is a back arrow to return to the main menu where you can start the game. There are five modes, Blitz, Champ, Friends (play online against friends), play against the AI or a two player local game. If you choose the friends mode this opens up what initially appears to be a blank screen with a single button at the top middle of the screen called Player search. Clicking on this opens up a search field where you type in the name of your friends. I've not been a ble to test whether this works as I don't know anyone who is playing the game. You both have to have the game running and are online for the search function to work. To test it I chose a random name (John), this presented me with 10 different names for example John Sales, Chris Johnson etc; each one had an avatar, sometimes a picture of the player (so I presume you can change the default avatar). Under each avatar it tells you whether the person is online or offline and below that another button that says 'Add'. Clicking on one of these adds that person to your 'friends list, and changes the background color to light grey. Whether the person I chose is notified when he goes online I haven't a clue :?: Hopefully some one in the giveaway community will be able to clarify this later. :) When you click the back button from the player search, you can see whoever you've added to your 'friends' list; (though it's not actually called a friends list). These can be deleted by clicking on the bin symbol next to each person you've added. I tried several names at random and every one picked up several people for example when I searched for Jane I got hits like Bajanek Robert, Richard Janecek, Janere Nunes etc. The blitz mode has seven levels of difficulty, all but the first are locked at the start of the game. Each successive level earns greater rewards in the form of dollars (I think ) and stars (you need 8 stars to unlock the editor). Unfortunately I don't have time to play every mode. When playing two player you will need to use both the primary and secondary keys, one for each player. If like me you can add two keyboards to your computer, playing with two players is much better than sharing one keyboard. :)

There is a gift button which requires four figure codes. I don't know whether you earn these codes or they are specific to the android version of the game, maybe someone from the community can clarify this. thanks.

Clicking on the Install button opens up a web page to the developer where you can see brief reviews , information about the game and the developers address and email. and whats new (i.e. Network server updates: fast connection, friends search, Guest or Facebook login support, Play with Facebook friends and Add Google plus login. There are two buttons to the bottom left vk and f. F = facebook and vk takes you to the developers forum where you can post about the game see a public poll on the game (all in Russian). to be able to post on that page you need to create a free account.

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Finally, the game play. It's basically air hockey, which I presume most people have played at one time or another in their life so I am not going to go in depth with respect to the rules and how to play, those you can learn as you play. The game physics are fairly realistic, with Newtonian physics being well emulated (i.e For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. {third law}). To move one of your pieces, you first need to select it by clicking on it then click on it again, but this time keep the mouse button depressed then drag your mouse pointer in the opposite direction to where you want the puck to go. The further you drag away from the piece the stronger the push, their is a faint circle that appears around your piece showing you the strength of the shot.. As you become familiar with game play you will also find changing the start up positions useful for using different tactics. Overall this is a very nice air hockey simulation.

Suggestions for the Developer:

1) .... Increase the selection of playing fields to included larger fields.
2) .... Be able to leave messages to potential playing partners so that you can arrange to meet at specific times.
3) .... Have a link to Skype so that you can use the webcam features when playing with friends online
4) ... Include the number of goals you've let in by other players and have stats separated for the different modes
5) .... Have an online leader board for each mode
6) .... Create different leagues for different abilites, for example a newbie league for those who are new to the game and a veterans league for those who have played many hpurs. you could move up the different leagues by linking your stats. Scoring more points for the more difficult modes so as not to get a biased result and end up being out of your depth when playing others who have played the harder modes.

You can get the android version of this game for free from HERE or HERE


You can see a couple of videos of game play HERE and HERE.

Game System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8/.1/ 10
Pentium 200 MHZ or better
256 MB System RAM
70 MB HD space
800x600 display resolution mode or higher
High or true color highly recommended
Internet connection


A simple but well presented air hockey game that's been ported over from Android phones. Overall this is a very decent simulation, with several modes of play, including the ability to play online with friends and strangers alike.

The only downside is that there is hardly anyone online. If you have friends who play this, then you can arrange to be online at the same time then play together. Looks very promising, especially as the Newtonian physics are well emulated. I've really enjoyed playing this, both against the AI and a two player game with my daughter.
I couldn't see any discernable difference between the fastest setting (with the poorest graphic setting) and the best graphic setting.


I've included new categories to reduce the the scoring bias that is inevitable when a single person is scoring a game. Scoring will be added once I've had time to play the game.

Game play ------- 9
Graphics ------- 7.5 ( Basic graphics, but ideal for the type of game)
Audio ------- 8.5 (there is no music, just sound effects, which were excellent)
Replayability ------- 8
Originality ------- 8
Fun Factor ------- 8.5

Total = 49.5 out of 60 which equals 8.25 out of 10



If you have any problems installing or getting today's game to work please go HERE for help. I've posted most of the common problems and solutions in a FAQ thread, which you can find in the sticky section of the forums by following the above link.

If you are posting late in the day I would also suggest posting in the main giveaway forums; in the game discussion section, because I cannot moderate 24hrs a day over the weekend. I've created a thread HERE for that purpose. If you've installed the game but it doesn’t work for some reason, it should still be registered, so someone may be able to help at a later date. Unfortunately if your problem is actually downloading it, once the giveaway deadline is reached you will no longer be able to download the game unless you've already started downloading it before the cut-off. Sometimes you can still register the game after the giveaway has ended so long as you managed to start the download before the giveaway ends. I've tested this and the grace period lasts for up to 1 hour. Apart from the above instances; i.e. already installed, but having problems running the game, (with the possibility of receiving help from the community via the giveawayoftheday game discussion forum); or still downloading after the cut off period, but within the 1 hour grace period, or registering within an hour of the cut-off period. Once the giveaway period is over there’s nothing that can be done to get the game (unless its available from one of the free game sites) until the game is given away again (though that isn't always guaranteed).

It's worth checking the giveaway game discussion forums the day before the giveaways go live to see if we are getting a large sized file; this is especially important for those who have slow connections and even more so if the game is popular. We can have up to forty thousand (40 000) community members downloading over the 24 hour period, with the bulk of community members downloading in the first 12 hours of the giveaway going live, there is always a massive strain on the giveaway servers. The bigger the file size, the more community members will be downloading at any one time. Because the bandwidth is shared equally amongst all community members, downloads can become excrucatingly slow, so if you do have a slow connection, its important to start your download as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Because these games are free, the giveaway owners cannot invest in more bandwidth without compromising the whole project, so we have to be satisfied with what we have at present.

I hope the above goes some way in expalining why we sometimes have really slow downloads.

It’s always worth checking out the free games sites because sometimes the games we get here are also available for free from them. MyPlayCity (MPC) has the most with over 1000 games to choose from. Today's game isn't available from MPC HERE. I've not checked the other free game sites.

If you do download any games from MyPlayCity, Gametop or the other free game sites please 'do' watch out for toolbars etc. Make sure you un-check the check-boxes during installation, and, in the case of MyPlayCity, every time you boot the game up, (this may have changed now as these free game sites tend to change the format frequently)....... I've posted links to all of the common free game sites below in the games, games games section. If you do download a game from any of these sites you do so at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for problems arising from an installation. :)

For now I won't be recommending you download games from Jenkat Games. They have changed the way you get games from their site. Diane has posted information about this over in the game discussion forums. If I have time or remember, I'll link to it. TooMyk Games are now safe to download from. They have removed the games that were suspect and have cleaned up their act. As always, you download from those free game sites at your own risk. The giveaway site is the safest site I know of where you can get free software and games. The only disadvantages with downloading from here is you have to download and install within the day of the giveaway (apart from the instances mentioned above and if and when you upgrade or buy a new computer legally you aren't allowed to transfer games given away previously, unless they are being given away on the day you upgrade, or if you've purchased a licence. :)

You just have to look at the sites track record since the game giveaway site was created back in December 2006. Zero games given away have been infected with malware, there are no toolbars installed, nor home pages hijacked or browsers changed. There is one slght annoyance, but that only occurs if a community member isn't paying attention when the final window pops up after installing a giveaway. That is the software Informer installation. some community members have complained that they were given no choice in its installation. That is not true; when the final window pops up, there are two buttons, one asking if you want software informer installed and the button to close the giveaway window down. Some community members have clicked on the wrong button, probably because they weren't paying attention. Thankfully software Informer is a genuine application, that can easily be uninstalled by the usual means. It's actually a useful piece of software, especially if you have a lot of applications running on your computer. Basically the program will list the programs that need updating, or programs that have available updates. They wont be automatically installed (thus cancelling many giveaway registrations); you have to click on individual buttons to update each program/application. :D


Games, Games, and yet more Games:

There are 442 games on sale over on Steam this week, ranging from 10% to 90% off. Also there is a Warner Bros. Publishers weekend with up to 75% off Warner titles (for example: Mad Max, Mortal Kombat X, Mortal Kombat Kollection, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, The Lego franchise, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor GotY, Batman Arkham franchise, Bastion, F.E.A.R (you can still get the F.E.A.R. bundle from Bundle stars for even less and that bundle includes all 5 of the F.E.A.R. titlesat a cost of £3.26 . I've linked to bundle Stars below), Gauntlet™ Slayer Edition, Hot Wheels™ World’s Best Driver™, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. The weekend deals include Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide. (You can play these for free with everything unlocked till Sunday 1pm PST, IMO thefirst game is still one of the best open world zombie apocalypse games available and fantastic if you play cooperatively with friends). Also included in the weekend deals is the Call of Duty franchise with up to 67% off. There's looads more in the weekly sales and the 48 hours sales to choose from. almost certainly something for everyone. :)

You can find a full list of all sale items HERE.

You'll also find some excellent deals over on the following Game sites.

GreenManGaming They usually have coupons to the value of 23% and sometimes more off pre ordered games. I've just pre ordered Just Cause 3 XL and XCOM 2 using a voucher and saved £22 on the price paid in the Steam store
Gamersgate Summer Sale
GOG (DRM free games)
GameFly (soon to be sold off)

I've removed the Desura link because the owners are bankrupt and there has been no activity on the site in months. The servers are still live (at least until Bad JoJo's subscription to the servers has ended, Bad JoJo are the owners of Desura and Indie Royale, or were until filing for bankruptcy). If you own any games via Desura I advise downloading all of the drm free games you have on that platform and on the Indie Royale site before the sites are taken down.

Free Game Sites:

MyPlayCity (over a 1000 games to choose from)

To be honest there are too many game deals around too list them all. Just visit the sites I recommend above and I'm sure you'll find something that suits you for a very decent price. If like me you prefer Steamworks games, many of the above sites also sell steamwork games.

If that's not enough, check out the Game Discussion forums HERE for details of other games either free or on deals such as the Indie Game bundles (there's over 20 of them - If you purchased all of them you'd be paying around $80 for around a thousand dollars worth of games); or check out the four day sales at IndieGameStand. you'll find the indie bundles thread HERE. The thread is outdated, but all of the links will still take you to the latest bundles.

The latest IndieGameStand game is called Zotrix an arcade space shooter inspired by early shooter games on arcade machines from 80's and early 90's. Designed for all generations it contains missions with nice and colorful enemies while focused on the arcade element of the gameplay.

You dive into deep space escorting a cargo ship from your fleet. Quickly you realize you're within the boundaries of enemy territory. Chains of enemy ships are lining up one by one while you perform maneuvers to clear the perimeter and avoid being cleared out yourself. Victory doesn't come easy as you have to earn every single space credit out there fighting in over 50 missions.

By clearing your mission objectives, reward is coming to your account and you're ready to upgrade your ship with decoys, shields, laser boosters and much more. You can even buy a new, better fighter. As you progress, you will get engaged in trading earned resources such as cobalt, nickel, palladium and others in trading room every space station features.

Build your strategy by carefully choosing routes from your space station towards another and have your take in every mission. Each mission will pit a challenge in front of you and most of the missions will get you to face a bigger and badder alien ships.

You can get the game for $0.99; pay over the average to get a set of wallpapers. (The price at the time of writing was £1.43 and rarely goes above $2 unless the bonus content includes a second or third game). The deal ends Wednesday 23rd Sept 2015 5am (GMT)

The latest DIG game is Final Dusk a combination of puzzle and action game. Each level consists of two distinct phases. First you need to manipulate the environment using multiple powers to create a safe path for Vampire Princess Mina. In the second phase you need to actively protect Mina on her way to her goal. As you advance you'll discover new locations and learn new powers which you must combine to be able to complete each level and learn the story of the princess and her beloved kingdom.

A wicked curse has fallen on the people of the Kingdom of Vempire - everyone has turned to stone! It's up to Mina, the vampire princess, to travel through her kingdom to the evil witch's tower to reverse the curse.

- 80 levels
- 4 different powers, each with two modes
- Hand-crafted, logic and action-based puzzles
- Multiple ways to solve the puzzles
- Challenging bosses
- User-friendly interface
- Funny and interesting story
- Lovely manga art style
- Beautiful 2D animations
Pay £0.99 for the game or you can get two keys if you pay more than the average of $1.41 (at the time of writing ). One key to share with a friend or family member perhaps? You'll find that deal HERE. They also have five bundles of several games that'll cost you less than $1.50 each HERE (DIG Bundles 38, 39, 40, 41 and re-bundle 8). You get Steam keys for all of these games.
The single game deal ends just after Midnight Sunday 20th September and will be replaced with the first in the Postal series, games later in the week and early next week are Pitri 1977 and Escape Machines.

Most of the bundles available retail for around $5 give or take a few dollars (apart from the Daily Indie bundles that only cost $1.49 for six games), but you can pay as little as a dollar for some. There are some excellent bundles out at the moment. Check out the following:

Groupees (5 bundles)
Indie Gala (? bundles)
Humble bundle (2 Bundles)
Indie Royale (this bundle is no longer live)
Bundle Bandits (0 bundles)
Blink Bundle (0 bundles)
Play Injector (0 bundle)
Get Loaded (0 bundles)
Games Rage (0 bundles)
Flying bundle (0 bundles)

The free game from Origin has changed from Zuma's Revenge to one of Command & Conquers later games Red Alert 2 plus you get the expansion Yuri's Revenge. This is another AAA game, well worth having if you are into strategy war games.

The world erupts in conflict as Soviet forces invade American soil in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. Time travel has helped to eliminate the German threat, and now the Soviets are expanding into the West unchecked. You are the Supreme Commander. Arm yourself to the teeth with top-secret technologies and lead the Soviet or Allied troops to victory.
Plus, defeat an army of mind-controlled Soviet forces in the expansion Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge.

Game Features:

Many ways to play. Lead Soviet or Allied forces in a gripping single-player game or a Skirmish game, where there's no particular objective other than destroying everything else on-screen. Who will win the war for world domination?
No need to play nice. You'll need to pull out all the stops if you're going to win this war. Thankfully, you've got a well-stocked arsenal of legitimate and illicit technologies from Prism Tanks and Terror Drones, to Psychic Mind Control devices and Soviet Cloning Vats. Use them.
Deliver the fury. Dominate land, air, and sea battles with the help of over 80 units and structures. Plus, you'll benefit from a enhanced veterancy system that turns newbie forces into battle-hardened war machines -- and brings you closer to victory.

Check it out HERE.

You do need a free Origin account and install the Origin client to get these free games. Once you've installed the Origin client and signed into your account select 'On the house' from the 'Free Games' drop down menu. Then select download now. The game will then be registered to your Origin account permanently.

A Request for help:

Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of 'potential' cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

Please leave some feedback once you’ve checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment, and a big thank you to immanitas games for sharing and to the game giveaway team for getting these games.


Whiterabbit aka Stephen

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