10 free indie games to explore on PC

There are lots of free and attractive productions on the internet and they can be difficult to sort through. For this reason, today we offer you a small and popular selection of often unrecognized titles and brief experiences that you need to discover and that only require a small download. This list is of course not exhaustive; You are free to share your suggestions in the comments.

Dr. Langeskov, the tiger and the terribly cursed emerald: a whirlwind raid

If you’ve enjoyed the unique adventure The Stanley Parable, this little production by the same designer, William Pugh, shouldn’t leave you indifferent. Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist inherits a very long name for an experience of only about 15 minutes (although it is advisable to repeat a few more games). From a first-person perspective, the player is doomed to follow in the footsteps of a robbery genius who has gone through countless misdeeds. But the scenario will not be able to take its course for technical reasons, and it will be behind the scenes of production before the game starts. The narrator does not hesitate to break through the fourth wall and explains to you that someone is already taking the player’s place and that it is necessary to wait for it to finish. And since you are here, you can also help the studio that most of the employees chose to go to. Note that the title benefits from French subtitles. Anecdotally, there we find the voices of comedian Simon Amstell and those of the characters of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland. Release date: December 4th, 2015 Download Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist on the Page by Crows Crows Crows, the studio of William Pugh, you will also find other little experiences completely free and original. Trailer from Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

If on a winter night, four travelers

The point-and-click storytelling adventure If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers was released in early March. The backdrop was introduced during a masked ball aboard a train in the late 1920s. Four main characters animate a dark story that is immersed in a time shaped by fascism. Carlo awaits the arrival of his secret lover Patrick from his luxurious hotel room in Rome. The widow Lady Winterbourne, for her part, receives letters from suitors every day in her manor for her immense fortune. Dr. Jordan Samuels is constantly belittled by his colleagues and takes refuge in the occult sciences. He must prepare to face the Guardian of the Threshold. After all, Laylah, tired of her daily routine, intends to break the instructions of her bosses. The title of this game, developed by Laura Hunt and Thomas Möhring, refers to a novel by Italo Calvino, If On A Winter’s Night, A Traveler; A complex story with Mise en Abîme and a second-person tale published in 1979. The adventure of this game, already praised by some critics, should keep you busy for just over an hour. March 2021 Download If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers Trailer de If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers

Grimm’s cave

The freeware role-playing game Grimm’s Hollow was designed by Ghosthunter and currently occupies a place in the top 10 of the 150 best Steam games of all time with the RPG Maker tag. We follow the adventures of Lavender, a young heroine who wakes up one fine morning in the midst of a crowd of skeletal strangers. Grimm, the leader of this rather suspicious small group, informs her that she is dead and has been reborn as the Grim Reaper. This role now accuses her of pushing back the ghosts in order to send them into the afterlife. It’s about exploring Hollow, the central city of the game, chatting with its residents, buying groceries, but above all fighting ghosts in order to gain experience and skills. In the same way Lavender wants to find his brother Timmy, who is also trapped somewhere in this nefarious world and turned into a ghost. Release date: October 30, 2020 Download Grimms Hollow Trailer from Grimm’s Hollow

A raven monologue

A Raven Monologue is a very short adventure from Studio Mokijen that tells the story of a raven who cannot croak and its interactions with residents of a small town. An experimental title that only lasts a few minutes but has been particularly well received by the players, especially for artistic direction of the most attractive and beautiful narrative. The Indonesia-based Mojiken studio also gives you the opportunity to find a whole bunch of small, neat productions on the Steam platform at cheap or free prices such as Banyu Lintar Angin – Little Storm – or the prologue of A Space For The Unbound, each tracing the more or less atypical everyday life of young Indonesian brothers and sisters. Release date: January 12th, 2018 Download A Raven Monologue Trailer de A Raven Monologue

Burning daylight

In Burning Daylight, the player wakes up naked in a slaughterhouse with a strange tattoo on his chest, the only reminder of his identity. The goal will be to survive in a strange dystopian society and uncover the secrets of its creation. What is left of human society lives here in mega-infrastructures. From low slums to busy streets, you have to solve some puzzles around an environmental narrative, activate mechanisms or even manipulate objects. A small title developed by a group of Animation Workshop (TAW) students in Denmark. Aesthetically, the Gamasutra team says that they were inspired by the works of Simon Stålenhag and Ian McQue. As for gameplay and silent storytelling, she of course quotes Inside.Release Date: April 19, 2019 Download the Burning Daylight trailer from Burning Daylight

The bleak hope

If you didn’t know the popular The Desolate Hope, its designer’s name might ring a bell: it’s Scott Cawthon, best known for his horror franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s. In 2014 he offered us this game for free, which sets its framework on an unknown planet on which an abandoned structure rests. The Lun Infinus Station was designed to investigate the possibilities of human habitation in the event the earth ever becomes uninhabitable. But the project was abandoned and the last transmission from the blue planet was over thirty years ago. The station contains five computers, the Derelicts, built to formulate colonization plans based on thousands of hours of simulations. These have gotten pretty weird now, and a mysterious computer virus has popped up in them. Coffee is the last occupant of the premises; This little robot tries to keep the shelter and the wreckage operational and most importantly bypass the virus and its attacks. There are different styles of play at the rendezvous: platform or dungeon crawler in simulations and RPG during battles. Original Release Date: May 5, 2014 Download The Desolate Hope

Isle of Ewe

In Isle of Ewe, a third-party adventure game, the player is asked to “carry sheep, throw sheep, stack sheep, save sheep and use them to solve puzzles”. In the search for a specific Ramsey, a heroine named Belle will face a series of platform, puzzle, and collecting challenges to get the deceased home safely. From start to finish, she is supported by her precious flock of sheep with unusual skills. During her journey, she will also be able to acquire new skills in order to achieve her goal. A free and colorful title brought to you by the small team of seven people at No Ewe Productions studio. Release Date: March 2, 2020 Download Isle of Ewe

We went back

The horror game brought to you by the Dead Thread Games team, We Went Back, unfolds its science fiction story on board an abandoned lunar station. The player slips into the skin of a character who awakens from his cryogenic sleep and finds himself in an excruciating time warp. He must try as best he can to escape an environment that changes over time. For a lifespan of 30 to 50 minutes, this title with the door closed asks you to find clues to get your hands on the station’s only exit door and survive the atrocities on the premises. Here you cannot defend yourself, you can only walk, examine objects and take photos of others, for example to recover a password. Release date: April 3, 2020 Download We Went Back

Atma

Atma, an action-adventure game in pixel art, invites us to follow the journeys of Shaya, the keeper of the balance between the world of the living and the dead. She will find herself in a terrible dilemma when her late fiancé Atma asks her to help her while he is wandering elsewhere without ever being able to find peace. Will she bring him back to herself by breaking her oath? By invading her psyche, Shaya will attempt to steal fragments of memories shared between and her lover’s relatives. This journey to the resurrection developed by Team Atma leaves you alone to decide on the outcome. The game offers you a dungeon where you can test your learning and solving skills. In the end, you will have to face a boss who will ask you to use all of the mantras learned during the adventure. Release Date: July 10, 2019 Download Atma

SKY

SKYE invites you to explore the skies of a world inspired by the Western Isles, a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland. During a relaxed game session, the player is invited to fly over these locations, but also to land his aircraft somewhere on the water to visit the local port and collect quests there. The latter challenge is navigating ships, following other planes, collecting goods, and getting the best times in races. Of course, you can also take a guided walk at your own pace and collect collectibles scattered everywhere. This game was developed by a team of third year students from Breda University of Applied Sciences. Release date: June 18, 2020 Download SKYE