There’s two interesting games being given away this weekend, both of which are worth your time and attention, and since they are both being given away for free, you’ve not really got anything to lose by giving them a try.
For a limited time, abstract puzzle game Wilmot’s Warehouse is available for completely free. Available now until August 13th, Epic Game Store is giving away free copies of Wilmot’s Warehouse. The premise here is warehouse management, where you have to manage inventory in a warehouse, process incoming deliveries, and ensure that customers receive their orders in a timely fashion.
Sounds kind of dull on paper, and certainly not how I’d chose to spend my leisure time in reality, but a lovely minimalist art style, a charming presentation, and snappy controls make it appealing as a puzzle game.
There’s some elements of Tetris here, where you’re rotating different blocks in realtime to stack them efficiently, but also to keep items of the same type collected together. You’re also having to keep your customers happy by supplying their required orders in a reasonable timeframe, and process incoming deliveries so that the truck gets emptied and the driver can begin transporting the next delivery.
Here’s the developer’s description of the game:
“You play as Wilmot, a hard working warehouse employee tasked with pushing, sorting and stacking a variety of products. Over time more and more truckloads of these products will arrive, gradually filling up the warehouse. How you arrange them all is entirely up to you – organize by color, type, the Dewey Decimal System, or some wild format that only you understand – it’s all good! Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you’ll need to find the things people want quickly, in order to earn the coveted Performance Stars required for all manner of labor-saving upgrades.”
It’s playable entirely as a solo game, but can also be played in split-screen cooperative if you want to team up with a partner. However, it might be the kind of game that can generate some tension if you can’t work together efficiently.
It’s a simple 2D game, with fairly modest system requirements, where pretty much any modest gaming PC should be able to handle this game with ease.
I’ve been a big fan of Terrible Posture Games’ previous two releases, the somewhat rogueish first-person shooters Tower of Guns and Mothergunship, but they’re going in a fairly different direction with their latest game. Just released as a free download on the Epic Game Store, 3 out of 10 is a meta-commentary game, where you follow the adventures of a game development studio, trying to release a game that can achieve the modest goal of getting 3/10 review scores.
It’s a comedy that is poking fun at the trials and tribulations of game development, filled with references and in-jokes designed to get a chuckle out of anyone that’s got some passing familiarity with game development processes.
The trailer got a few laughs out of me, so hopefully you’ll find it amusing too. Right now only the first episode of five is available, but if you grab it now, you’ll be given each new episode as they release on a weekly schedule.
That’s it for freebies this weekend, with no other major gaming giveaways. If neither Wilmot’s Warehouse or 3 out of 10 tickle your fancy, maybe this weekend would be a good time to catch up on any free games you’ve grabbed but not played in past weekends.