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Space detective game 2000:1: A Space Felony is free to keep this week

Last year National Insecurities, creator of Disorient on the Murder Express, released a game about a clumsy detective investigating space murders. It's called 2000:1: A Space Felony, somewhat confusingly.

You're sent to a ship called the Endowment to figure out what's gone wrong, finding the bodies of astronauts and gathering evidence to present to an AI called MAL. It's a game of floating around in zero gravity taking snapshots while MAL says funny stuff, and it's pretty good.

This week, to celebrate the annual German convention Gamescom, 2000:1 is free to download on itch.io. You can choose to make a donation if you feel guilty about getting it for free, and either way it's yours to keep forever.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.