I hope you remembered to choose up Costume Quest and SOMA totally free from the Epic Video games Retailer, as a result of for those who did not, you missed your likelihood. The excellent news, because the outdated saying goes, is that when one window closes, someone throws a giant rock by one other one, and so it’s that Nuclear Throne and Ruiner are actually up for grabs for the week.
Vlambeer’s Nuclear Throne is an outstanding top-down roguelike shooter about mutants doing high-explosive battle for the titular throne. It is just a few years outdated now, however one of many benefits of retro-style graphics is that they have a tendency to age effectively, since they’re successfully pre-aged at launch—and it is remaining replace was truly simply launched close to the top of 2017, solely a few years in the past.
The second choice, Ruiner, can be a top-down motion sport, however bears a much more fashionable visible model, with a coloration palette that “reaches deep into the cyberpunk spectrum of neon-hued primaries and oversaturated artificiality.” It is a completely different form of violent expertise—a katana relatively than a Dushka—however the backside like is identical: Kill till you die.
Nuclear Throne and Ruiner are yours for the taking from the Epic Video games Retailer till November 14. Subsequent week’s freebie would be the retro ninja platformer The Messenger.