This cool hybrid of 4X, RPG and card game is free in GOG's latest giveaway

Hey, do you want a free game? Of course you do, and GOG has a pretty good one up for grabs for the next couple of days. Thea 2: The Shattering is a turn-based strategy RPG in which players become a deity inspired by Slavic mythology.

Your job is simple, at least in theory: lead a small flock of faithful who are struggling to survive in a procedurally generated fantasy world. This noble goal can be accomplished through war or diplomacy, as an expanding empire or a roaming nomad, and solo or co-op play for up to three people.

Thea 2 was released in 2019 and since then has amassed a 3.5/5 user rating on GOG, and a "very positive" ranking on Steam across 1,500 user reviews. Unfortunately, developer MuHa Games has recently faced backlash, and a number of negative user reviews, for expressing support for Ukraine and pledging to donate all revenues earned in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine to Ukrainian charities.

Thea 2: The Shattering is free until 9 am ET on April 1 as part of the ongoing GOG Games Festival: Spring Edition, which features a range of demos for more than 50 new and upcoming games, and—of course—all kinds of discounts. The online event runs until April 4.

Andy Chalk

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.