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Game Giveaway of the day — Toy Factory

Become the head of the biggest toy factory in the world and save Christmas!
User rating: 166 (46%) 193 (54%) 11 comments

Toy Factory was available as a giveaway on January 31, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Become the head of the biggest toy factory in the world as you race to save Christmas! Whether a patron wants a plushy pup or an adorable doll, you've got to move fast and keep ahead of the game. With dozens of thrilling levels, rockin' music, and eye-popping visuals, Toy Factory is the perfect pick-up-and-play game for any time of year!

Key features:

  • Thrilling, fast-paced levels;
  • Fun point-and-click gameplay;
  • Story and Endless modes;
  • Vibrant, colorful visuals;
  • Captivating story.

System Requirements:

Windows XP or later; 1 GHz processor; 1024 MB RAM; 128 MB VRAM; DirectX 9.0 or higher


Alawar Entertainment



File Size:

143 MB



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I added a bunch of feedback above to try and make the game less clunky:

* Have an indicator that shows which toys are being made by the machine at that time.
(There were a few times where I thought I was making a bike and a boat, but wound up making two bikes)

* Be consistent in the number of items that can be carried.
(You can carry one toy, two drinks, or three hot dogs. I'd be happy to carry just two of anything.)

* Make an upgrade option that allows her to move faster.
(Between this and only carrying one toy at a time, she can really kill a hot streak.)

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Thank you for your feedback Dawn :)

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

Think I'll pass. This looks a little too "rat-racy" to me, a little too inflexible, and uninspired in the game play sense, though not necessarily in the scenario sense. The lack of progress bars on the toy machines slightly inhibits planning, for example, though, you could easily time it for yourself. Assuming it's consistent, which is likely. The arcade machine 80s/NES 90s type of music seems appropriate to create a jangled nerves kind of feel. That will turn off some, but feel appropriate to others. I believe jgf is correct, this was designed more for the younger set. But I'm definitely one of the older set! :D Repetition is often more in a child's comfort level (though I play solitaire, so I should talk :p ).

Thanks, anyway, GGOTD and Alawar. (And Whiterabbit for his insights and hard work, of course)

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Thank you for your feedback Watcher :)

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I found the game very enjoyable, went through about 19 levels before I realized it. New challenges all the time, graphics work for the game. I liked the opening menu music but the in-game tune has to go. I think my granddaughter will love this, it builds slowly enough for her to keep up with all the activity. Runs will on Vista. Thanks Alawar and Game Giveaway crew!

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Thank you for your feedback Mr Dave.

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

I'm definitely not a fan of TMs (I get enough TM just getting ready for work in the morning), though do enjoy the Farm Frenzy and Rescue Frenzy series (could do without the bears in the former, lol). I tend to agree with the above assessment of this game, though I do not view it quite as lackluster; it's all a matter of hitting your market. I doubt this game was designed with a 62 year old grandfather in mind, but I mentioned it to a neighbor, whose daughters, aged seven or eight, loved it ("Mom! Debbie won't let me play!").

FWIW, the game installed and ran fine on my old Vista 32 system and on a Win10 laptop.

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Thank you for your feedback jgf :)

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

Cute game !!! Installed to windows 10 ...no problem :) Thanks for the great game.

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

Downloaded quickly and without any complications to my Win 10. I played the first 8 levels and had no problems with it. I haven't played a time management game for quite some time, but found it to be quite enjoyable for a bit of a time killer before heading off to church.

The music did have to go after the second level. My goodness, I don't know what they were thinking using that soundtrack over and over again. I do believe that could be used as an instrument of mental torture if one listened to it all the way during the game. I turned the music completely off and found the side effect noises alone to be funny enough.

I thought the idea of reindeer driving motorcycles with elves as passengers for you to feed was somewhat odd, but I guess it was just something to build a game around. Talk about anthromorphic though. The drivers have human bodies with reindeer heads...just strange if you ask me. But hey, at least Christmas is saved once again!

Thank you Alawar for this pleasant diversion and a big thank you once again GGAoTD team and Stephen.

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Thank you for your feedback Susan :)

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

Thank you, Merci

Ca mars bien.

I got English and the kids French, Parfait

Thx, Alawar, GGOTD team, WH & bricolou

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

Hi, Stephen! When you have the time, go through the 'intro', since it still has references to Immanitas and Farmington...

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Thanks. I didn't give it a final proof read this morning. was too tired. :)

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

you're welcome

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

Pour jouer en français
1-Télécharger et installer la demo gratuite sur cette page :http://www.zylom.com/fr/jeux-telecharger/jeux-de-gestion-de-temps/jeux-de-cuisine/toy-factory-deluxe/
2-Copier ce répertoire :"C:\Zylom Games\Toy Factory\cfg"
3-Le coller à la place de celui du jeu : "\ToyFactory\cfg"
(Vous pouvez nommer l'original "\cfg_EN" avant de le remplacer)
Bon jeu

That's not my favorites games...but i'll give it a try...

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Merci :)

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

Toy Factory:

In Brief:

A time management (TM) game with a toys and elves theme. It's an ideal entry level and family oriented TM game with cartoon like graphics.

Kindly donated by Alawar Entertainment. Thank you for this excellent arcade game, it's very much appreciated

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If you miss today's giveaway it is available free 24/7 from MyPlayCity and TooMky Games but not from Gametop.

The advantage of installing the giveaway version is that there is no chance of getting toolbars, home page changes, browser changes, and your browser is never opened to the donators web site when you close the game down, like it is if you get the game from any of the other free arcade game sites.


Toy Factory downloads to a 143 MB zip file that unpacks to a read me and a wrapped setup activation file (the orange colored file with the key symbol), plus there's a setup file with security (setup.gcd) that's protected from being hacked. This file may case some security software to alert the user to a possible malware attack, but it will be a false positive. The game giveaway team check all game giveaways for malware using several well known anti -malware suites. There has never been a game giveaway infected with malware since the project started back in Dec 2006. The installed game is 152 MB in size and is installed via the following path.

C:\Games\Toy Factory

Once installed you can delete the giveaway setup files. As with other Aklawar games given away here, there is no shortcut installed, so you will need to create one yourself by following the path above and creating one from the games executable.

The game works on Win 7 and Win 10 computers, unfortunately I can't confirm whether it works on Win 8 as I've now upgraded all of my Win 8 computers.

Endless mode
story level map

Provide Santa with lots of toys to return Christmas in the nice game Toy Factory! Are you fond of holidays? Everybody likes them because all the people can get and make presents to their friends and relatives. And it’s amazing! Christmas is the favorite holiday of all the children because it’s a perfect chance to enrich your collection of toys with new things. But what happens if I tell you that the Christmas is cancelled because the Santa’s toys’ supplies are practically empty? Let’s find a brave heart who will produce lots of toys lightning fast and save Christmas! Meet the hardworking girl Wilma, she is your savior. But she won’t be a success alone, help her and return Christmas spirits to people’s hearts again! Wilma is a heiress of the huge toy factory and her uncle was the biggest supplier of the Santa Claus, Inc., so give a good account of yourself! The reindeer and elves are here, so it’s time to start. Try not to detain them – they are in a hurry. Look through the detailed tutorial and start playing. Reindeers with elves are frequent guests at your workshop, so take their order and start making it. Launch the conveyor with toys, make them and sell to the reindeers. Be attentive and try not to miss a thing or you are to start working with the conveyor from the very beginning. At first, you can make only a bicycle or a horse-toy but later on you can get more new receipts, learn them and widen your factory. Satisfy the tiny elves by tasty soft drinks and delicious sweeties to get extra tips. Keep in mind that you are to be quick not to irritate the reindeers or you’ll stay without money. Buy various upgrades to improve your factory and speed the production up! Choose the mode and do your best to cope with the tasks: in the Story mode you will enjoy the whole story while in the Endless mode you are to show everybody how quick you are to serve all the clients. Get lots of achievements in the game Toy Factory and help Santa Claus make presents for all the children!

Edited reference accessed HERE 31st Jan 2016


You can see some Big Fish mini reviews of Toy Factory HERE, just scroll down to the middle of the page. You can also find forum discussions HERE.

The Game:

Toy Factory is from Fuel Games, a company that might be a first-time Facebook game publisher but is reputed to be the developer of PlayFirst’s excellent Chocolatier: Sweet Society. Toy Factory certainly plays a lot like Chocolatier, using a similar basic gameplay style where you manufacture goods in a factory and then sell those goods in a customized, personality store. Toy Factory has you making classic, retro-style toys and uses a retro 50s aesthetic for the entire user interface. Moreso than most Facebook games, Toy Factory is a game that looks very appealing on even the most mundane levels.

Toy Factory stumbles a bit when it comes to game play, though. While Toy Factory is very sharp-looking and suffers from virtually no problems with stability or lag, the game play is a bit lacking. Imagine Chocolatier with far less variety and you’ve pretty much got Toy Factory. Where you can make upwards of a half-dozen different kinds of chocolate in Chocolatier, Toy Factory restricts you to making two types of toys for a terribly long time (and one of them is so much better than the other, you should really just make that).

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Story mode2

In Chocolatier, there was a good reason to make many different types of chocolates. Most customers had definite preferences and would only want to buy certain things. A well-balanced store needed to sell many different types of chocolate, not just whatever was optimal. The kid customers in Toy Factory are far less choosy and simply don’t seem to have any preferences. Instead it feels more like every customer is definitely going to buy something from your store if they bother to enter at all.

The main feature available in Toy Factory that Chocolatier lacked is the ability to decorate your toy factory. Your chocolate factory in Chocolatier only offered decorative chocolate-making machines. In Toy Factory, you can decorate the floor and walls of your factory with basically the same extensive library of options available for your store. Basically, you can use the Toy Factory factory customization to build something akin to the over-the-top toy factory from the Robin Williams film Toys. That’s a nice touch that’s exactly what should be available in this sort of game.

Toy Factory is not a bad game, but it would be much better if you could customize your avatar a bit more and sell a broader variety of toys. That said, not everyone likes chocolate, and some players may find the toy theme or Toy Factory’s visuals appealing for their own sake. Viewed on its own merits, Toy Factory is fun if not engrossing, but its game play is solid enough that it’s a game that could easily improved upon in future updates if more content is added.

Edited reference accessed HERE 31st Jan 2016

So Toy Factory is a click-frenzy type of Time Management game, which is considerably pretty rare in today's casual games market. Christmas is just around the corner, but somehow this year, Santa workers cannot possibly work fast enough to meet their quota. In Toy Factory, you need to assist Wilma, in building her own toy factory, help Santa and keep the children's dreams alive. Surely, Toy Factory is not the first 'save Christmas' type of Time Management games we have played before - but still, it is not as populated as all those restaurant and farming types.

The game play in Toy Factory is quite unique. Your customers will arrive on the belt at the bottom of the screen, it is then your job to drag the customer to an available parking lot, wait for their vehicles to park and seat the customers at the tables. Once that is done, you can lighten the mood of the customers by offering them their chosen beverages or snacks and fulfill their toy orders before their patience runs out. There is a variety of customers types in Toy Maker, ranging from young to old, and each type has different attitude, and strangely, different vehicle speed. The senior's vehicles are painfully slow, for instance. Additionally, there is a huge catalog of toys to choose from; dolls and robots to rocking horses and musical instruments. Each toy needs a different machine to produce, and the machines can be upgraded in the shop.

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level 2 completed

Considering all the game play features we have mentioned, you would probably think that Toy Factory is a blast to play. Unfortunately, it does not lived up to its potential. Toy Factory is a very old-fashioned game, the controls are a little awkward and the pace is annoyingly slow. The game does not even support widescreen monitor, and we thought it is 2015 already.

The levels are not particularly challenging; but in order to get all of them to reach Expert, some strategies might be needed. The game featured three locations with little variations, along with 60 levels. The game features are fairly limited that the game gets boring very quickly.

Well, as for the graphics - they are not as great as they could be. The graphics involve some 3D-elements and lots of vibrant colors; however, Toy Factory looks unavoidably cheap and unattractive. Plus, the way the characters animate is laughable also. On the music side, Toy Factory is horrible. The background music is an electronic tune that is extremely repetitive - it is so distractingly upbeat that we needed to turn it down.

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Toy Factory has you saving Christmas in the most tedious way possible. With unimpressive graphics, clunky game play, and a weak story line.

Edited reference from All About Casual Games, accessed HERE 31st Jan 2016

Video and Images:

...........Video footage may contain SPOILERS.......

You’ll find a video of Toy Factory game play HERE. You can also see a slide show of 40 images HERE - (the images are in no particular order).

Storyboard 1
Storyboard 6

If you don't like the in game music you should be able to change it by swapping the appropriate files for ones you prefer. You would have to rename the files you were going to use though the music files are the MP3 so there would be no need to convert the files, just dig out some of your favorite music.

If you do decide to change the music I would suggest you keep a backup of the original music. You can find the music files via the following path:

C:\Games\Toy Factory\snd\x.mp3 (where x = music_cafe02, music_cafe03, gazingo, cherry, and band)

The latter 3 tracks are actually all the same music, but with different names.

System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
CPU: 1.0 GHz
RAM: 1024 MB
DirectX: 9.0
Hard Drive: 161 MB

Story mode difficulty
Story mode level 1 start

If you like Time Management games this should be okay to download. It seems like an entry level game that's rather weak in places, but for aficionado's of TM games it's another one to add to your library though it may be too easy for those who consider themselves expert TM game players. Still, it's cute and has all the right elements to make for a family oriented game, especially if you have younger children, who will love the cartoon like graphics.

I don't particularly like TM games, but I didn't find this game as nerve wracking as some TM games I've played and was even able to get three gold stars in each of the levels I played, (though I did choose the easiest mode, of which there are three); so, if you are not usually a lover of TM games due to their usual stress or tunnel syndrome inducing game play this may be one of those exceptions that you may actually enjoy playing. The only way to find out is to download and boot up! :)


Game play: 7
Graphics: 6.5
Audio: 7
Replayability: 6
Originality: 6
Fun Factor: 6.5

39 out of 60 = 6.5 out of 10

Story mode level 1 tutorial
Story mode level 1 tutorial7


If you have any problems installing or getting Toy Factory working, 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 do find any other fixes please post them in the FAQ's thread an I'll incorporate them into the thread when I have time (I always attribute fixes posted by the community to the member who posted them. Thank you.

If you think the game is infected - IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

For those of you who are getting hits by your anti malware suites; it's because they are picking up the Themida based protection, which was put in place to protect the game from unscrupulous community members that were hacking the giveaway wrapper which then gave them unlimited access to a registered copy of the game, which was being put on peer to peer sites. Some community members were even uploading video tutorials on You tube telling you how to do it yourself.

Themida based applications are sometimes seen as a threat by anti-malware. I can assure you this game and hundreds before, that have given community members cause for concern have been totally safe. The game giveaway team have managed to secure well over a thousand games for us since they first started giving away games back in late 2006; firstly via the main site (Oct 2006), then via the game giveaway site (early December 2006). There has never 'ever' been an infected game given away.

If you are able to configure your anti-malware suite to allow the 'seemingly offensive' file through security, the game should then install normally. if you can't, or don't know how to, then the other way would be to temporarily turn off your protection. You do so at your own risk, but please do take into account what I've already said above; in a nut shell, every malware occurrence reported here since the game giveaway went live in Dec 2006 have been false positives due to overly sensitive anti-malware suites.

It would be against the giveaway teams best interest to allow such an occurrence as it would destroy their good standing with the big search engines and I'm sure many who have frequented this site for a long time would leave. The giveaway team use several anti-malware suites to test every game given away here.

Another thing to consider when you think the game is infected, if it really was, there would be hundreds of community members posting about the infection; we rarely more than a few posts for any particular game; though, since the gcd file that contains the Themida code was introduced in 2012 I have seen many more community members reporting infections due to the Themida based code found in the giveaways wrapper protection. However, out of the thousands of downloads each week, those numbers are insignificant and supports the fact that the results they are getting are actually false positives. They have always been proven to be so.

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 today's 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 (I usually post a comment about approximately how large a file is if it's likely to cause problems for those with slow connections; however, if I'm particularly busy I may neglect to do this). It 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 (if the game is popular), 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 among all community members, downloads can become excruciatingly 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.

A download manager can help speed the download up and also protect the download in case of an interruption. There's nothing as frustrating for those with really slow connections to have the connection break after an hour or so, then have to start from the beginning again. I would ask community members if you do have decent bandwidth please avoid using a manager as it does add to the number of downloads occurring at any one time, for example some download managers will download your requested file in up to 32 packets simultaneously, that effectively will take 32 download spots, thus slowing down everyone's download speeds. For those with slow downloads (due to having a slow connection e.g. a 2MB Broadband connection or less) I would advise using a download manager if the file is larger than around 200MB. My broadband connection is 100MBs, so I don't need to use a download manager, (I do have one called Internet Download Manager, but don't use it when downloading files from the giveaway site). For me a 1GB file usually downloads in about 1.5 minutes or less. My connection is quite a long way from the provider so it is slowed a little, but is still quite good at a download speed of around 12 to 14 MB's per second.

I hope the above goes some way in explaining 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 1400 games to choose from and TooMky Games is highly recommended as well, though sometimes Gametop will have the game when the others don't. Today's game is available 24/7 from MyPlayCity and TooMky Games.

If you do download any games from these 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 not downloaded any from these sites in ages so can't confirm whether they have changed....... I've posted links to all of the common free game sites below in the 'games, games and yet more 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 recommended here. :)

The gamegiveaway site is the safest site I know of where you can get free software and games. (BitsduJour is also great for free applications). The only disadvantages with downloading from here is you have to download and install within the day of the giveaway 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 again after you upgrade, or if you've purchased a license. :)

You just have to look at the sites track record since the game giveaway site was created back in December 2006. No games given away here since the inception of the gamegiveaway site have been infected with malware, there are no toolbars installed, nor home pages hijacked or browsers changed. There is one slight annoyance, but that only occurs if a community member isn't paying attention; i.e. when the final window pops up after installing a giveaway, called 'the Software Informer' installation window. 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 546 games on sale this week, with a new batch of games to come on Monday. You can find all of the games on sale HERE. I won't bother listing any of the games, but it should be worth visiting as there are games for all tastes. Of course you do need to install the Steam client, but IMO it is well worth it. There are lots of free games (not just free to play online games) available plus there are always games on sale. You'll often find other game distributors will sell games with a Steam key and most of the bundled games on sale usually come with a Steam key as well.

You'll 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 pre ordered lots of AAA games from GMG and saved up to 25% off the pre order prices you find on Steam.

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 many 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:

Toomky Games
MyPlayCity (over a 1000 games to choose from)
FreeGamePick (I've been told by Diane that FreeGamePick games tend to revert to demo's, can't qualify this tohugh as i don't download from FreeGamePick anymore.

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 Toby: The Secret Mine
A challenging puzzle platformer inspired by games like Limbo or Nihilumbra.

A peaceful way of life in a small village in the mountains was thrown into disorder. Someone has kidnapped most of it’s residents. A couple of brave hearts tried to rescue their friends but none of them has returned. Little Toby didn’t want to just sit and wait so he decided to find them by himself. He went to the near deep forest but he soon realized this is just a beginning.

Go with Toby on an eerie adventure in a dark and creepy world full of dangerous situations, enemies and challenging puzzles.

- Various Beautifully handcrafted Environments
- Lots Of Different Puzzles
- Many dangerous and challenging traps and enemies
- Controller support

You can get the game for $1; pay over the average to get a map of the game, a prototype game and sourse code for Hadean Lands.. (The price at the time of writing was $1.81). The game includes a drm free download.
The deal ends Wednesday 3rd February 2016 5am (GMT)

The latest DIG game is Ampersand

Ampersand is a furiously fast paced racing game, with futuristic vehicles and environments. Select from multiple crafts, with varying stats and abilities, collect power-ups and drive with skill and precision to come out on top!

Pay £0.99 for the game or you can get two keys if you pay more than the average of $1.08 (at the time of writing ). One Steam 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 49, 50 & 51, reBundle 10 and DIG Greenlight Bundle 4 and 5 ). You get Steam keys for all of these games apart from the DIG Greelight Bundles. If any of those games are added to the Steam store you will get a Steam key, in the mean time, you can download DRM free copies.

The single game deal ends Midnight Sunday 31th Jan 2016 and will be replaced with a new game.

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. I highly recommend the first four sites as they regularly change their bundles, at least weekly. Bundle Stars is the most prolific, usually with at least 10 bundles, but sometimes a lot more. some bundles stay for months, others for only a few days. I also recommend buying the Greenlight bundles as you will get quite a few being Greenlit and save a large amount of money on newly released games. I reckon at least 75% of the games from those bundles have been Greenlit since I purchased my first Greenlight bundle. (I've bought at least 50 bundles with only Greenlight games and they have never cost more than $3 to $4 per bundle, with savings up to 90%. The flying bundle is the only one that will inform you when a game has been Greenlit and will send you your Steam keys, the rest you have to check your accounts page to see if they have added Steam keys. sometimes it may take several weeks after the game has been released before you get your keys, but generally its either the same day or a few days at the most.

Bundle Stars (26 bundles)
Groupees (3 bundles)
Indie Gala (5 bundles)
Humble bundle (2 Bundles)
Indie Royale (this bundle is no longer live)
Blink Bundle (0 bundles)
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The free game from Origin is Jade Empire: Special Edition (Highly Recommended). This game may change soon as it's been available for almost two months now.

Step into the role of an aspiring martial-arts master and follow the path of the open palm or the closed fist. In this multi-award-winning action-RPG, your choices and actions will determine the fate of the entire Jade Empire. Will you prevent the destruction of this beautiful land, or will you crush it beneath your heel? Are you a warrior who uses his strength and fighting mastery to bring peace, or will you instead use your power to bring pain and ruin?
The choice is yours.

Game Features:

The Original Award Winning Jade Empire
An incredible, engaging story that makes you the noble hero or the treacherous villain!
A wealth of fascinating characters to interact with.
Beautiful, mysterious lands to explore, discover, and save...or conquer.
A rich blend of role-playing and exciting real-time combat.
New monsters and enemies.
New fighting styles.
Customizable, intuitive controls including support for game-pads and keyboard/mouse.
Increased graphics resolutions and new visual effects.
Improved combat AI and difficulty levels.
New world map interface.

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 Alawar Entertainment for sharing and to the game giveaway team for getting these games.


Whiterabbit aka Stephen


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