Free Games with Twitch Prime
Twitch made a big announcement with its service Twitch Prime yesterday. The team said that moving forward they will giving Twitch Prime members free games every month starting with this one. They got good feedback on promoting popular indie games as well as some bigger titles and this month has a lot of good options to choose from. The best news is that they are yours to keep. You do not have to give them back at the end of the month with is amazing.
The games being made available this month are Superhot, Shadow Tactics, Tales from Candlekeep, Oxenfree, and Mr. Shifty. All of these games will be made free for Twitch Prime members starting tomorrow Mar 15! This is a very cool deal if you already have Twitch Prime and even more motivation to get it if you don’t already have it. Let’s go over what these 5 games are about so you can see what they are all about.
Superhot is a different take on the FPS. What kind of reminds me of the V.A.T.S. system in the Fallout series is pushed to the extreme in this game. Time only move when you move. You must plan your next steps carefully and strategically play out each fight with precision and creative maneuvering. Once you move the chaos begins with every move planned being carried out and the enemy responding in kind.
Shadow Tactics is a top down Real Time Tactics game which almost reminds me of commandos from way back in the day. You control a team of 5 Specialists that have different abilities and can be played strategically in certain situations. It is stealth based but the enemy can be defeated in many ways, so let your imagination run wild with all the possibilities. It takes place in 1615 in Japan and it is your job to protect the new Shogun who has brought peace to the nation from his enemies by using sabotage and assassination. Have fun!
The next game is Tales from Candlekeep. This is an adaptation of the latest D&D Adventure System Board game brought to the digital world. It is a co-op game which has you take on the Tomb of Annihilation. It is a turn-based game that will have you navigate the world that is created for you just like playing the board game in the digital world.
Oxenfree is a single player game that is named after the game you used to play as a kid, Olly Olly Oxenfree. It is a walking talking game with an interesting story. Unlike most games where your interaction with NPC’s is stale and literally stuck in one spot making you walk up to them and interact, the flow of Oxenfree allows movement and story to happen simultaneously. Its is very refreshing to see such a small studio produce something this interesting. It goes from a fun party on the beach to your coming of age story that has some supernatural twists. Definitely play this game. Its Free! (with Twitch Prime of course).
The last game on the list is Mr. Shifty. This is a 2.5D top down perspective in which you play as Mr. Shifty who is a thief attempting to steal a Plutonium Core in a secured facility. You character is almost like Nightcrawler from X-men, where you teleport short distance to close in on enemies or to avoid their attacks. It is very fast paced and you need to plan your moves carefully. The gameplay looks very fun and the art style is nice to look at.
There it is! Go out and have fun with these games and enjoy them if you have Twitch Prime. This is also going on for the month of April and we will post another article talking about the 5 games being released then. Twitch Prime is adding more and more features all the time adding more value. I hope you enjoyed this quick breakdown and hopefully you get to enjoy these titles!