Free Stuff Friday - Spooky Steam Treats

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As you'll know if you read our State of Busy Gaming 2014 piece, we're finally getting into Steam games. (Yeah, late to the party - but not so late that we don't have 400+ titles and some cool recommendations.) One of the side effects of this particular obsession is the extra codes you accumulate when buying irresistible bundles.

So here is your chance to score some great games, some of which we've talked about on the podcast!

Gone HomeShadow ManSystem Shock 2

  • Shadow Man (PC/Mac). Two codes = two winners! This third-person action game was one of our favorite dark titles on the usually chipper and bright N64. Seriously, there's some sick stuff in it - but it's pretty great if you're up to playing through. It was also one of our top nominees for a reboot in an early Busy Gamer Nation podcast.
  • System Shock 2 (PC/Mac/Linux). This is the progenitor to BioShock, and quite awesome. If you haven't played it, here's your chance!
  • The 7th Guest (PC/Mac/Linux) and The 11th Hour (PC/Mac). These games come as a set - so win one, you win them both. While a bit dated by today's gaming standards, the puzzles are fun and the acting is hilariously bad. Listen to our review of the iOS version of The 7th Guest for a taste. The music alone is worth the trip (and it's in our Steam music library so we're guessing it's included).
  • Gone Home (PC/Mac/Linux; Humble Indie Bundle gift code includes soundtrack). Billed by some as a "walking simulator," we'll take this kind of action (or lack thereof) any day of the week. It's compelling storytelling with mood you could cut with a knife.
  • I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream (PC/Mac/Linux). This is in our backlog but it's a classic horror title. You know you're curious!
  • Gunpoint (PC/Mac/Linux). Not scary per se, but a neat action puzzle game.
  • Papers, Please (PC/Mac/Linux). Not so much scary as horrifying. This instant indie classic has you step into the shoes of a customs agent and what you see (and must process) may give you sympathy for people who really do this sort of thing for a living.
  • Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine (PC/Mac/Linux). A heist game best played with friends.

Here's how to enter (and get some bonus entries!):

  • Post a comment here. SAY WHICH GAME(S) YOU ARE PLAYING FOR, IN PRIORITY ORDER. That's all you really need to do. Make sure you use a real email address. (Don't worry, we won't send mails to you unless you win, and it won't show on the site.) You may also want to white list this domain; we've had MANY would-be winners lose out because they never responded to their prize notification! If you use TypeKey/TypePad, be sure your e-mail address will be shared. No e-mail address, no prize.
  • For an extra entry, post a real comment elsewhere on the site. Our ongoing PAX Prime 2014 coverage is a good place, but any post will do. Look around, enjoy the sights and sounds.
  • Tweet this for another bonus chance to win: Win spooky Steam games from Busy Gamer Nation, the original Free Stuff Friday: http://bit.ly/1tYdSfl - Winners selected Sunday! #BGNFSF

We will draw the winners Sunday after 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. So be sure to enter at least once by then!

Please don't double post. Your comment might need approval (probably not) and it's very likely NOT to appear until you refresh the page properly (our site has a weird caching thing going on).

We do sometimes give away real prizes (the kind you get in the mail) and unannounced Instant Win prizes. For instance, we have some PAX Prime swag we're compiling into prize packs, and these are always very coveted yet you'll likely have decent odds since we're a reasonably tight-knit community. Also, your activity here might just inspire us to make that giveaway happen. Your sincerity and passion may ignite ours. So give it a little spark!

Here are a few tips since Instant Wins can happen at any time (plus you'll want to know the next time we invoke Free Stuff Friday). 1) Follow Gamewatcher on Twitter. Before we post an Instant Win, we'll give you a fair warning tweet (or the giveaway may be entirely on Twitter). 2) Subscribe to our RSS feed and set it to check for updates frequently.

20 Comments

1.

Awesome thank you for the chance! I would love to win Gone home or system shock 2 :)

2.

Some pretty sweet games on that list
1) Gone Home
2) Papers Please
3) System Shock 2

Thanks for the shot!

3.

I've already got most of these, aside from System Shock and Shadowman, so I guess that's what I'm playing for! I have no mouth and I must scream is excellent by the way, a little dated obviously, but still a great game.

4.

As always, thank you for the opportunity!

1. Gone Home
2. Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
3. Papers, Please
4. System Shock 2

5.

Thanks for the giveaway!

1) Papers, Please
2) Gone Home
3) Shadow Man

6.

thx for chance

System Shock 2
Gunpoint
Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

7.

Thanks for the giveaway.

1. System Shock 2
2. Shadow Man
3. Papers, Please
4. I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

8.

8.
Thanks for the opportunity!
1) Gunpoint
2) Papers, Please
3) Gone Home

9.

Gunpoint
Gone Home
System Shock 2

Tnks for the giveaway. :D

10.

1. System Shock 2
2. Shadow Man
3. Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

thx

PS: tweet here https://twitter.com/drizzt87/status/528677765315584001
posting: http://www.busygamernation.com/2014/09/pax_prime_2014_fighting_to_fin.html#comment-151790

11.

Speaking of being late to the party, thank goodness for Pacific Time, because I nearly missed this event. Thank you for these sweet gaming treats! I'm hoping to win one of the following games:

System Shock 2
Gunpoint

12.

I will be getting my first pc with gaming capabilities this month, it'll be nice to have something to play on it.
1. Gone Home, looks interesting and thought-provoking.
2. Monaco: I've followed this game since announcement, though I have yet to get the chance to play it.
3. System Shock 2:it's BioShock blew me away and still ranks as my favorite game of all time, digging into roots would be enlightening.
4. Papers, Please: Another must play I have yet to play.
5. Shadowman: a cousin told me to play this back in my Dreamcast halcyon days, then I forgot.

13.

Thanks for the giveaway!
1. 7th Guest / 11th Hour, - two great classics.
2. Gunpoint - looks quite interesting, nice graphics style.

14.

Thanks for the giveaway, my picks are:
1. Shadow Man
2. System Shock 2

Both are great spooky games.

15.

Cool contest, my picks are :

1) Shadowman
2) Papers Please
3) Gone Home

Thanks!

17.

Thank you for Gone Home! It also came with the OST. Rockin' the download now so I can get started tomorrow! Thank you!

18.

Thank you very much for Gunpoint! :D

And, congrats to the other lucky winners

19.

Holy crap I won!

Thanks, haven't played Shadow Man since the N64, looking forward to seeing it run on a more modern rig!

20.

Woot! Thanks for 7th Guest/11th Hour. Too cool. And grats to the other winners.

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