Weekend Download №237
Crack open your weekend with three games that should give everyone something to "weekend" about. If that doesn't work, you can stay up all night trying to figure out why we used weekend as a verb. Or writing us angry letters!
Densha (Windows, free) - Created by Field of the Wheat and translated by VGPerson, this short, surreal RPG will take you about an hour to play but offer some surprisingly emotional moments during that time. The downside is some of the puzzles don't translate to English very well, especially the last one. The solution was to include a file with the download that you'll need to refer to in order to beat the game.
Growing (Windows/Mac, free) - A simple but touching resource management game that comes straight from the heart. Your only goal in Growing is to tend to a few plants perched atop a cloud. Plant seeds, water them, move them with the shovel, and see if you can get all the plant types hinted in the diary. Creator Corey Nolan made the game as a tribute to her mother, and the soothing music certainly sets a mood.
Scary Gardener Tales 3D (Windows/Linux, free) - A 3D first person shooter-style game starring you, a rake, some skeletons, and a handful of other spooky things. Something has been messing with your flower garden, and you're not about to stand around and let it continue! Picking up some nice, simple gardening tools/weapons, you'll march around dispatching foes one by one. Quirky and short, Scary Gardener Tales 3D is a nice and simple diversion that'll make you smile. As a bonus, the game comes with full Python source!