Untitled Small Games Club - Suggest Games and Vote on What We Play

I don’t know how other people found it, but I learned about the game through a filtered Steam search that I set up and bookmarked. The search shows the top rated games that are free, don’t require VR, and support English: https://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Reviews_DESC&es_hide=negative%2Cmixed%2Cprice-above0&maxprice=free&category1=998&unvrsupport=401&supportedlang=english.

And I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but after revisiting the search and trying out freebies over the past 5+ months, I’m floored by the number free, high-quality games that’ll never see the front page of Steam.

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Sorry the poll is running late, I’ll be putting it up either late tonight or tomorrow morning. So if anyone has recommendations for games from that itch bundle, post them here and they can be in the poll for tomorrow.

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I played A Short Hike and I don’t have much to say about it so I’m not going to nominate it, but it is pretty relaxing.

I’ll suggest Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” by Squinky.

Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” is a unique and offbeat stop motion animated detective adventure game about gender and the economy. Also, all the characters frequently burst into song.

Howlongtobeat says it’s 1.5 hours.

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So here’s our options for the July game. All of these are in the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. Some are on sale currently because of itch.io’s summer sale. If anyone doesn’t currently have access, I’m happy to buy keys. So vote with your heart, not your wallet.

Name Link Price Suggested by Platforms Length? CWs
Dujanah https://jackspinoza.itch.io/dujanah £5 Superbiasedman Windows, Mac, Linux 2-4 hours Death
One Shot https://store.steampowered.com/app/420530/OneShot/ €10 idkicarus Windows, Mac 4-8 hours
Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” https://squinky.itch.io/pamplemousse $1 ztowait Windows, Mac 1 + 1/2 hours
A Short Hike https://adamgryu.itch.io/a-short-hike $8 ($6.59 on sale) ztowait Windows, Mac, Linux 2-4 hours
The Space Between https://chrstphfr.itch.io/the-space-between $6 SuperBiasedMan Windows ?
  • Dujanah
  • One Shot
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!”
  • A Short Hike
  • The Space Between

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The poll will close at the end of the weekend.

Another suggestion from the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality is Wide Ocean Big Jacket.

It’s a chill experience about camping with your aunt and uncle. It has wonderful music and genuinely funny, endearing writing. It’s only about 1.5 hours to finish and Giant Bomb recorded a Quick Look if you’d like to get a feel for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iWUz0A3HPc.

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(I have noticed that I accidentally set a 2 month poll instead of 2 days, but I will manually close it when the time comes)

A close race! But it looks like Dujanah wins. I’ll make the thread in the morning. As previously offered, if anyone doesn’t have access, I’m happy to purchase gift keys to send out.

The new thread is now up!

It’s time to vote for our August game.

Special mention that Lockheart Indigo is actually about to officially come out in literally 5 hours. It’s possible that the game will not be free once it releases, if that is the case we’ll have to pass over it for this month. Vote as if it’ll stay free, and we’ll just ignore it if necessary.

Name Link Price Suggested by Platforms Length? CWs
Dulogo https://snack.itch.io/duloga Free/PWYW Arlo Windows, Mac, Linux ?
Darkula https://www.locomalito.com/darkula.php Free gunstar Windows ?
Lockheart Indigo https://harmlessgames.itch.io/lockheart-indigo Free/PWYW blzzzrrttt Windows, Mac 3+ hours?
Curtain https://dreamfeel.itch.io/curtain Free/PWYW Superbiasedman Windows, Mac, Linux Short? Abuse
Tony Hawk’s Existential Nightmare https://black-vein-productions.itch.io/tony-hawks-existential-nightmare Free/PWYW Wazanator Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Dulogo
  • Darkula
  • Lockheart Indigo
  • Curtain
  • Tony Hawk’s Existential Nightmare

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So we have another tie! I’ll set up a new pill for just those 2 games. And this will close in 2 days…

  • Tony Hawk’s Existential Nightmare
  • Curtain

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Ok! Seems like Curtain has won out, you can see this months thread over here:

We’re running low on games for the poll, so please do post suggestions if you have any. Either games that are free or ones that require payment, as we’ll have another one of those in October.

I Get This Call Every Day is currently free.

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