More Excellent Freeware Games

Ah, yes, freeware games. How we all love them, don’t we? Even more so when they are of the indie persuasion, brimming with quality, polish and innovation. You know, just like the following seven offerings that have been hand-picked for you quality gaming entertainment. There’s something for everyone mind; enjoy!

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Curt Hartung: CCP

I spent over a year plumbing this game right after its release, on my apple //c, from start to finish, with no internet or cheat guides or outside help. The minimalist graphics and rich sandbox-like content allowed me to become a part of the story in a way that no other game ever has.

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Wes Platt: Fallen Earth LLC

Ultima IV was the first open-world style game that I ever played that gave me a real sense of control over the destiny of the character from the start. The player answers a series of ethical challenges to determine the personality of their character. That really spoke to me from a design perspective, because it offered immediate opportunities for replayability and gave the player unprecedented control over how their character evolved in a computer game.

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Martin Brouard: Frima Studio

Ultima IV was a revolution for me because it had such an epic scope for an RPG at the time. I remember spending a whole summer building up my party and travelling through Britannia’s many cities and dungeons to attain perfection in all 8 virtues. The music was just so awesome that I still find myself humming it from time to time almost 25 years later…

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