Weekend Download №252
That's it. Stay calm. It's just a handful of free games to keep you entertained for the weekend. It's not like someone's going to run at you with a knife in the kitchen or a ninja will leap out at you from behind a tree.
Calm Time (Windows, free) - A collaboration between indie game creators known for their horror titles, including Ivan Zanotti, creator of Imscared: A Pixelated Nightmare, Calm Time is anything but what the name suggests. This 3D horror game sets a somber mood and starts with an innocent house party that soon turns into something bloody and disturbing. Calm Time turns you into a killer, whether you want to or not, and sends you throughout the mansion hunting down guests one by one, all while trying to stay calm. A surprisingly chilling experience.
All the King's Men (Windows, free) - Created by Kyle Pulver, this short defense-style arcade game is all about protecting the dude in the nice hat. The king walks along the path while ninjas and archers spring out from the trees. By taking control of soldiers and controlling them as one big group, you can head off attacks and keep the king safe while he goes on his stroll through the meadow. Three levels of difficulty, one level of kingly stupidity.
Artibeus (Windows, free) - You're a fruit bat, and boy do you love to eat fruit. Grab all of the yummies on each screen, speeding your fine self up with each nom. Lots of bad things float around in this castle, including eyeballs, skulls, and stabby swords. But you can avoid them with your bat-like reflexes, and a few power-ups give you a boost, too. A simple but extraordinarily enjoyable arcade game.