First post, by MrFlibble
I hope no one minds if I make a topic for random free stuff that I come across and don't have the time to document properly. I used to keep a similar thread in the dosgames.com forum but it eventually restructured itself into this and I stopped updating it.
This thread is totally not about any temporary free giveaways, or free games available from online game stores. At this point I'm mostly interested in DOS games, be it originally freeware projects, or liberated titles that were initially sold in some form or other. Shareware stuff is also OK if it's playable and/or interesting enough (i.e. if the shareware version is playable enough to hold on its own as a game, not a limited demo).
A similar endeavour can be found here but it is not frequently updated these days.
So here's some of the stuff I stumbled upon recently. Individual games:
- Flynn Sprint -- this was originally a shareware game, I found the full version by simple Googling at SourceForge. The author, Victor B. Putz, uploaded the registered DOS game but not the source. I contacted him and he confirmed that the game is free to distribute.
- 3D Pulsoid -- an Arkanoid/Breakout clone from Ukrainian devs, made in 1998. It was marketed as shareware by Ultisoft (a company focussed on Slots type games but they also published other stuff too) and is based on the earlier game by the same authors, simply called Pulsoid. You can get the 3D Pulsoid reg key from their site along the latest version.
- Biprolex+ -- a Russian Tetris/Arkanoid hybrid.
- Cosmic Ambush -- Space Invaders type game from a Swedish team.
- Battlelords -- a turn-based strategy in the vein of classic Empire.
Developers with several free games:
- Paul Panks' page -- some interesting DOS projects, including a neat looking RPG (incomplete but with source) and a roguelike.
- Dod-G Pos-E -- a UK team that made quite a few games of average quality. Attempts to market them via Ultisoft apparently were not successful. They had several sites, two with working downloads:
- Piste Gamez -- a Finnish team.
- Georg Rottensteiner's page -- this one was suggested to me by 486player. Has several clones of popular games like Super Mario Bros., Atomix and Puzznic.
Kitchen sink stuff: