Free Bytes: Big Pixel Zombies


“It may come as a surprise that sometimes unholy flesh eating denizens of hell can be so damn cute and disarming. While the concept of blowing the crap out of swarms of hungry zombies in a fight to stay alive amidst a world-ending undead apocalypse has been worn out heavily in the past few years, Big Pixel Zombies makes the same old formula irresistibly charming and fun again. It’s tough not to laugh at the grisly zombie faces painted on the large moving blocks that lumber towards your, presumably in an effort to eat your pixilated brains.”

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Free Bytes: Mirage


“If you’ve ever had a freaky craving to suddenly fire shards of broken glass at weird bags of pulsating meat, then hoo boy do we have the right game for you. Many travels through the darkest, most obscure nether reaches of the freeware indie gaming world have unearthed some strange and beautiful projects, but scant few are as beautiful and creepy as Mirage. As far as we can tell, you play as a boy who fell in love with some girl, touched a magic mirror to peep her bodacious beauty, and then wind up cursed for being naughty. You’re suddenly trans”

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Free Bytes: Space Disposal


“This one is for those from the “safety is for wimps” school of thought. Imagine this: instead of taking out the space trash the normal sissy way, why not concoct a scheme to get rid of your garbage using the most potentially dangerous and lethal means possible? That’s the order you’ve been given from your higher ups, as the new garbage commander in Space Disposal. Apparently, getting the job done is so much more fun when there are countless lives at stake, including your own. “

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Free Bytes: Small Worlds


“Even the most microscopic worlds are worth exploring. Nothing proves that point quite like Small Worlds — a game that has no enemies, no power-ups, no traps, no clear goals, and no story. It’s a game that’s simply about exploring the unknown and uncovering the mysteries found therein. Oddly enough, that core premise is enough to draw you voraciously through the short adventure in its entirety and leave you craving even more beautifully pixilated landscapes to venture through when it’s all over. “

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