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Algodoo is a unique 2D-simulation software ... Algodoo is designed in a playful, cartoony manner, making it a perfect tool for creating interactive scenes. Explore physics, build amazing inventions, design cool games or experiment with Algodoo in your science classes:
http://www.algodoo.com/

http://www.algodoo.com/download/

"... Adanaxis is a space shooter like no other. It takes place in a world entirely different to everyday experience. As well as left/right, up/down and forward/back, there's another direction in space - the fourth dimension. Objects phase in and out as your craft rotates into this hidden dimension ...":

http://www.mushware.com/portal.php?sid=de4dc931fa17da2375f9bc5b1eb5e56b

Fish Fillets NG is strictly a puzzle game. The goal in every of the seventy levels is always the same: find a safe way out. The fish utter witty remarks about their surroundings, the various inhabitants of their underwater realm quarrel among themselves or comment on the efforts of your fish:

http://fillets.sourceforge.net/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/fillets/

All of the Catagories for free PC games online send you to an error message page. A 505 type message and includes a link to send you back to www.techsupportalert.com I think this site is AHMAAAZING and so grateful for the wealth of free and quality tools and entertainment but thought you should know that these links (each catagory) are not working. Thanks again for creating this site!!!! It is truly AWESOME!! Hope you fix this soon ... I am itching for a good RPG or ADVENTURE game! :) With Gratitude, Katronia from NYC

It works fine for me. Could you please check this again. 

These links appear to return a 503 error for unregistered users. Logged in, they work fine. This has now been reported. MC - Site Manager.

Thanks Katronia for pointing out. This issue has now been fixed.

I appreciate all the work it takes to keep up something like this, so don't take this as a criticism. Over HALF the download links did not work for various reasons: Site or game download is non-existent; Game is a demo only; advertising site (not the game site), etc.

Hopefully you can find a good volunteer to manage this category. :)

To keep the site running for freeware games also requires you to pay for hosting charges, freeware game developers tend to shut their sites down. But the download links will still be valid on other sites. 

If you could point out which games have non-existant homesite it would be of great help. Also I dont think I've included any Demo games in the list. Could you tell me which one?

I went through the whole list again (of the links I followed - maybe only 40 or so), so in trying to remember, this is a few of the troublesome ones I could recall:

* Penumbra - demo
* BASS (Beneath a Steel Sky) - the site has questionable security (per Firefox) and the download appears to be for the making of a game CD, so I didn't download it.
* Ben There, Dan That - same site problems as BASS and others there (gamershell.com) and it lists the download file as "BTDT_Demo.zip"
* Sudoku Cracker - Download link at site has this error: "Fatal error: Call to undefined function initdoc() in /home/webby476/public_html/subdomains/downloads/sudoku/download.php on line 4"
* Isanaki Sudoku - Following download link: "ERROR: 410 Gone" - BUT going to the home site and finding the download works.
* KSudoku - at Sourceforge. After a download, instructions say it wants you to run a "terminal" to compile the program. ???
* Fantasy Tennis - Link opens a page at aeriagames.com but no such game is found.
* LinCity-NG - "Server not found"

1. About Penumbra, although it's written as a demo, it's a full freeware version. Actually the game was created to show the capabilites of their game engine, before their commercial game  Penumbra: Overture was released, hence the name Tech Demo. I believe the game had around full 14 levels. 

2. Beneath a Steel Sky was an award winning game of 1995. It was commercial but later turned freeware. Although you need to do a few tweaks to work on modern machines. The download is for the full game itself. Gamershell is a popular site, no risks to download from there. 

3. Ben There, Dan That went freeware when it's sequel Time Gentlemen was released. It has a pay what you want policy, and the last time I played it, I think I set the slider to 0$ and the game worked fine. 

4. Sudoku Cracker  and others - I don't have those games you mentioned in this article. 

5. Fantasy Tennis - The game has been shut down, so I'll remove it from the  list

6. LinCity NG - I have updated the download link. 

Thanks for the follow up. The sudoku puzzle games were from a link in the article under "Best Free Puzzle Games" as a 'related' category. Sorry.

I''d have to go through the whole list again (of the links I followed - maybe 40 or so), but I will scan through and see if I can recall the troublesome ones, and let you know.

As far as freeware sites & freeware game creators, I always appreciate what they do and I also wonder how they have the time to do such stuff without getting paid. So I certainly understand when a game or site goes down.

I'll let you know ....

Potawomi - use your wits and divine power over the element of fire to solve puzzles and defeat malevolent enemies. Retrieve the sacred flame before the world collapses:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/potawatomi#.VTdluCkWC5t

 

Void - explore the crumbling ruins of an ancient manor by manipulating portals into the past in this first-person puzzle game with a unique time-traveling mechanic:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/void#.VTdluCkWC5t

 

Twisted - play through 10 epic levels in this colorful, 2D platformer - devouring dragonflies, dodging killer bees, and using your color-changing ability to adapt to the hostile alien environment:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/twisted#.VTdluSkWC5u

 

Arc is a competitive multi-player racing game set in a mythic SciFi world. Players race through deserts and alien constructs on a distant planet under the blue glow of an alien sky, attempting to out-maneuver their opponents and complete the race. Your driving and shooting skills will be challenged in this beautiful, alien environment:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/arc#.VTdnApNIG1k

 

Flickers is an abstract, atmospheric, timing-based 2D platformer following the journey of the player from the heart of a dying flower through a world blanketed in perpetual twilight. Jump between hovering sparks called "flickers" as you make your way through painterly environments to reach the moon and transform the world around you:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/flickers#.VTdnY5NIG1k

 

Leshy is a 3D platformer in which you control a sphere with size-changing powers. Shrink and discover worlds within worlds:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/leshy#.VTdoKZNIG1k

 

Blockhead - overcome a series of increasingly difficult and dangerous trials by manipulating your environment one block at a time:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/blockhead#.VTdoIpNIG1k

 

Base Invaders - use traps to protect your tower from hordes of dim-witted invaders in this cartoony, action-oriented strategy game:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/base-invaders#.VTdo8pNIG1k

Unturned is a sandbox game in the emerging multiplayer apocalypse survival genre:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/304930?

 

AdVenture Capitalist:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/346900/

 

Iris is a 2D side-scrolling adventure platformer that tells a story about Iris traveling to an exquisite world, Chromaland to save her sister:

http://irisjourneygame.wix.com/iris

"... Set in the 16th century, Pioneers is an atmospheric turn-based exploration/adventure RPG where you lead a party of travellers in search of treasure-rich temples, new tribes and ways to go down in history - ways to go beyond the horizon. To achieve all that you complete quests building up your reputation to become a sought out explorer by kings and commoners alike ...":

http://eigen.itch.io/pioneers

 

O-Inari Origami is a game about a paper fox in a paper world:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=22357

 

Dungelot:

http://dungelot.com/

 

CrossCode - A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future:

http://gamejolt.com/games/rpg/crosscode/47920/

 

Corrypt:

http://mightyvision.blogspot.com/2012/12/corrypt.html

Red Crucible  - first person shooter:

http://rocketeergames.com/site/rcf

 

The Knobbly Crook: Chapter I  - The Horse You Sailed In:

http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/the-knobbly-crook-chapter-i-the-hors...

 

Spacejacked (Endless Mode):

http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/spacejacked-endless-mode/50894/

 

WizardWizard is a challenging and addicting platformer with tight controls and simple mechanics:

http://crateboy.itch.io/wizardwizard

404Sight is a free game made in support of net neutrality. It’s a 3D playground runner influenced by parkour running with the addition of a special ping ability that reveals areas that can speed the player up or slow them down:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/361630/

Dust Racing 2D (Dustrac) is a tile-based, cross-platform 2D racing game written in Qt (C++): http://sourceforge.net/projects/dustrac/
"... Voxelands is a sandbox construction game based on Minetest, which was inspired by earlier "voxel world" games such as Infiniminer. Gameplay puts players in a fully destructible 3D game world where they can place and dig numerous types of blocks, items and creatures using a variety of tools. Inside the game world players can build structures, artworks and anything else their creativity can think of on multiplayer servers and singleplayer worlds across multiple game modes ...": http://voxelands.com/
Littlewargame is an HTML5 Real-Time-Strategy game with multiplayer mode and a map editor: http://littlewargame.com/
"... Against explosive firepower, bitter cold, and dizzying heights, Fork Parker must outwit a group of no-talent game developers ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/339120/ Pacapong - Pong + Pacman + Space Invaders: http://ludumdare.com/compo/minild-58/?action=preview&uid=34953
Aero Chimera - a vertical arcade shoot'em'up with excruciating difficulty level and easy scoring system: http://sas.itch.io/aero-chimera Off Peak - a short first-person adventure game: http://cosmoddd.itch.io/off-peak
"... Mibibli's Quest - It's been called "Mega Man + Space Funeral," and that's probably as good of a description as anything I could come up with. It includes over 20 painstakingly-made levels each with their own themes, enemies, bosses, and gimmicks ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/mibibli-s-quest/45676/
"... Echoes+ is an intense retro action space shooter created with App Game Kit 2. It will test your reactions and concentration levels to the max ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/338000/
Elevator Saga - the elevator programming game: http://play.elevatorsaga.com/

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