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The Free Webgame Round-Up

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Continuing last week's (opens in new tab) theme of games either disappearing or not working by the time I come to try them, I wasn't able to play Cookie Clicker (opens in new tab) in time for this week's roundup, but I've just had a quick go and it's bloody wonderful in a Candy Box/A Dark Room sorta of way. So play that! But also stick around for another collection of cracking confectionary, which this week is brought to you by the letter, I dunno, Q. Enjoy!

BNKR by Piter Games

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A Machinarium-esque adventure game set in a world populated by robots – a world that used to be ours, by the way. BNKR is rather beautifully drawn, a little scrappy in all the right places, and rich in world-building and atmosphere.

Time Flies Straight by mrspeaker

Play it online here.

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Remember the recent Ludum Dare (opens in new tab) and its '10 seconds' theme? mrspeaker takes it in a more scientific direction, using a floating Carl Sagan – is there any other kind? - to explore “mushy” fractal time, on your quest to claim a couple of extra seconds and grab a mystical orby thing before you die. Just...wow. (Via Indie Statik (opens in new tab) )

The Silver Gymnasium by Will Sheff and Benjamin Miles

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Created as a tie-in, or a companion piece, to Okkervil River's upcoming album The Silver Gymnasium (they're a bit like The Arcade Fire), this identically titled game is an episodic 8 bit-style adventure game set in frontman Will Sheff's New Hampshire hometown. He teamed up with Eyes and Ears' Benjamin Miles to make it, and the result is a neat, nostalgic little adventure with an Earthbound vibe. (Via Stereogum (opens in new tab) )

Discoverie by Ben Weatherall and Matthew Hall

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An oddly serene first-person crossbow-'em-up featuring procedural generation (check), an exceptional lighting engine (check check) and even Oculus Rift compatibility (check check check). Discoverie was also made in just seven days (opens in new tab) , which is bloody amazing considering the above. There are several wonderfully weird enemies to discover in the game's sizeable dungeon, your journey accompanied by an extremely peaceful, perfect-for-Sunday soundtrack. Lovely stuff. (Via IndieGames (opens in new tab) )

The Juno Incident by Steve Salmond

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Another excellent, technically impressive 7DFPS entry, this time set on the moon. It's a survival shoot-'em-up on a Super Mario Galaxy-style spherical environment – only instead of fighting goombas you're gibbing zombified astronauts, who explode in a satisfying shower o' chunks. (Via IndieGames (opens in new tab) )

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.