Not long ago, GamerTell alerted you to the existence of The Free Bundle. It was like the Humble Indie Bundle and its copycats, only every game in it was free and you were only guaranteed Windows copies of each game. Well, now we’re letting you know about The Free Bundle 2. The bundle is back and might be even better than ever. Unless you only own a Mac. Then this bundle is inferior as only one of the games is available for both Windows and Macs.
Anyways, let’s look at The Free Bundle 2. This installment has a rather healthy assortment of games. There’s a racer named Zineth (Windows, Mac) which looks like something out of TRON or some other futuristic story from TheArcaneKids. There’s also a cooperative, competitive brawler called Blitz Meet (Windows) from Todd Luke that involves a group of people getting together, divying into teams and trying to ensure one side’s members are all defeated by a horrifying monster. But, consider these two games to just be an appetizer. It’s the next three games that seem like something special.
The first is Mad Father (Windows), a translated, Japanese horror game about a little girl whose house has been filled with vengeful, undead monsters. It’s the only entry in The Free Bundle 2 I’ve actually heard of via various Let’s Plays and it is supposed to be genuinely scary. There’s also the acclaimed A Nation of Wind (Windows). It’s probably the best known game in this bundle and involves maintaining a country while also taking part in airship battles. Finally, there’s a game Don’t Starve players might enjoy called Under the Garden. That one’s a sandbox survival game in which you just have to survive.
I have to admit, I’m most captivated by Mad Father. Ever since Yume Nikki, I’ve had a thing for Japanese indie horror games that act like RPGs and that’s exactly what Mad Father is. That, and it seems really creepy that this adorable little girl is so devoted to her father that even though he’s a crazy scientist and the dead bodies of the people he’s experimented on are coming to life and roaming the house looking for him, little Aya is still determined to save him. That’s so cute!
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