Space station mystery-adventure Tacoma is free on the Humble Store

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The sci-fi mystery adventure Tacoma is really good stuff. It's from Fullbright, the developer of Gone Home, and that pedigree shines through: "While a lot of sci-fi from that [1970s] era has a cold, nihilistic view of mankind’s place in the universe, Tacoma has a heart," Andy K. wrote in his 84/100 review. "As a game about piecing together a story, it’s immensely rewarding." 

If that sort of critical applause doesn't convince you to try it, maybe this will: It's free right now on the Humble Store. Until March 24 (or while supplies last), just go here (opens in new tab), click where it tells you, and they'll hook you up. Interestingly, while most Humble giveaways come as Steam keys, this one is DRM-free, meaning you'll download, install, and run it as a standalone program. You might even want to burn it to a DVD. Just like the old days! 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.