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Rush for Gold: Alaska Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Rush for Gold: Alaska

The gold rush is on...will you catch the wave?
User rating: 13 (81%) 3 (19%) 8 comments

Rush for Gold: Alaska was available as a giveaway on January 20, 2018!

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Who says the time of the great gold prospectors has passed?! You have an opportunity to be one yourself! Explore locations for gold and other useful resources, protect your workers from wild animals and robbers and build the town of your dreams in Rush for Gold: Alaska!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.0 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 253 MB





File Size:

177 MB



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Rush for Gold
In Brief
A time management game themed around the time of one of the great gold rushes of the 18th century.
Rush for Gold: Alaska downloads to a 16.5 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set up file and a read me). Those with multiple hard drives are able to save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Rush for Gold - Alaska
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop. three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window):

Make Alaska a thriving place of your dreams in the game Rush For Gold: Alaska! Your family business has gone bankrupt, and your parents are in very dire need of money. Take a long ride on a train to the state of Alaska in search of piles of gold! Help rebuild towns, hire and feed your workers, and mine all the gold you can carry! Be careful, there are sure to be obstacles in your path. Overcome anything that stands in your way, and grab up the precious gold in Rush for Gold: Alaska! Family troubles are always hard, and overcoming them can be extremely difficult. When the bankers came knocking, and the doctor bills started piling up, your family was all but torn apart. The great trip to Alaska can be the saving grace for your entire family, or it could be a complete waste of time. It is up to you to make sure the gold comes back home! Build, fight, and trade your way to the top! The gold rush is on...will you catch the wave?
Edited reference accessed HERE. 20th January 2018

The Game:
Apart from Hidden Object Adventure games that have flooded the casual games market over the last several years; another genre that seems to be equally popular is Builder Time Management games. Unlike Hidden Object games, these Builder games are quite like each other and so, it is very difficult to make the game unique, however, Rush for Gold did a great job on that subject.
Rush for Gold features a rather fresh story about finding gold in Alaska; at least it is not about rebuilding another kingdom or tribe or whatever. What’s better is that the story stays with you throughout the game and it is being told through a few dialogues between levels.
Rush for Gold: Alaska starts off with an innovative, Hidden Object mini-game where you are at the train station and the passengers seem to have lost their ls; we wish the developers would add more of this kind of levels in the game though. Despite its unique first level and the original theme, the main Builder gameplay of this game is not very unique. It is also feel pretty repetitive as in every levels, you have to complete similar tasks – some puzzles or variations between a few levels might sound like a good idea.

Anyway, the visuals in Rush for Gold are gorgeous and one of the best we have seen in a Builder game. All characters look nice, scenes are detailed, colours are vivid and very beautiful. The music is also well composed as well as the sound effects.
Rush for Gold has all of the features we are looking for in a good Builder game from the ability to assign tasks without the need of waiting for the workers to complete their jobs, the workers also do not need to go back to their Homebase before starting a new job. We must say that Rush for Gold is quite a challenging game especially if you want to achieve 3 gold stars in the Advanced Mode; these stars are important because they can be used to buy decorations for the village. Luckily, there is a Relaxed Mode you can choose to play if you do not want to get all stressful because in this mode, you will always get 3 stars no matter how long the level took you.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by All About Games. Edited by Whiterabbit-uk 20th January 2018.
Other Reviews and Videos of Rush for Gold: Alaska:

You can see Big Fish community reviews of Rush For Gold: Alaska HERE and more information via the Steam Community HERE. There are several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
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If the giveaway doesn't grab you, then please move on to the next giveaway, or check out the forums HERE, HERE and HERE, where a few members of the community post details of various free games and free game sites as well as links to various indie bundle sites etc. you never know, you may find something that really interests you.
If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE; or If you prefer to purchase the game you can get it HERE via Big Fish Games, or via Steam HERE
Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Rush For Gold: Alaska 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 whitelisting the setup.gcd file. In the almost 11 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
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away Rush For Gold: Alaska and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
If Rush For Gold: Alaska doesn't interest you, but you still hanker for something new to play, you'll find details of some game deals whether they be sale items, indie bundles or games being given away for free HERE (I've not updated the thread in a while, but most of the links still take you to the latest deals).
The rest of the information that used to be posted in the game review can be found in the forums HERE. Finally, check out Delenns threads for details of other free games and offers HERE and eslewhere in the game discussion forums HERE, (usually on the first page of the game discussion forums).

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

Downloaded well and opened easy! Game play is very easy! The graphics are very good, love the water!
Play becomes repetitious and is not challenging. Or rather the challenge is to wait for trees and bushes to regrow,
thus very boring. Perhaps adding another element or more interaction in between would help. Thanks for another good game! Have a great rest of the weekend! Lee

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

Thanks. Looks good Windows 10 x64 Pro. Enjoy this style and user comments helped encourage d/l. Like idea the character doesn't needed to return home each trip. Nice graphics too.

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

I really love that there is a relaxed mode -- I play games to relax and take it easy, I don't need extra stress. Also the graphic are clear and the various resources can be clearly told from each other. Definitely will be spending more time digging for gold!

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

Thanks for this game, I do like the graphics and the gameplay, but playing more than a few levels is a bit boring, as it repeats itself a lot.

Nonetheless it will be keeper for the few lost moments.

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

If you enjoy the genre, you'll enjoy this one. It doesn't stand out particularly - the features and tasks and challenges are quite familiar. The graphics are good, the gameplay is solid. Even in the first levels it can be challenging to get 3 stars in the advanced mode which I find a bit frustrating. I think the early levels should be easy while you get used to the rhythm of the game and get harder later on.

I like that you just mouse over a resource to collect it, and that the workers don't have to run back to the base each time. It's a keeper for me. Won't be a favorite but I'll come back to it for a change of pace.

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

After playing it some more I find something else frustrating. It can be really hard to know where exactly you stand. In the timed mode, unless you have a phenomenal memory and can keep multiple arithmetic sums going on in your head, you have to keep guessing and clicking to know where to send the workers. I'm not so sure that I will keep this.

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

Ich bekomme keine Mail mit dem Downloadlink, beim anderen Spiel auch nicht.

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