Hello everyone! AngelWolf, your NWC Gaming LAN curator, here to tell you about all the new games that will be added this year. One thing I learned from last year’s LAN was that more people wanted to play single-player games.  I searched high and low on the internet, compiling a list of free adventure games that I had played in years past. On top of this, I was given a small budget to buy a few more games from GOG.com during the past winter sale, and thanks to their generous licensing agreement, I can also add GOG games from my own personal library. Come visit us at our new location in Maxi’s!

Free Games:

Brutal Doom – The original ‘90s shooter, cranked up to 11 with lots of red pixels.

Mega Man 8-Bit DeathMatch – Someone took the Doom engine and turned it into a colorful 3D representation of the original NES classics.  Mega Man and every robot from the original series are in there.

The Marathon Trilogy – Long before Halo, Bungie made a trilogy of shooters exclusively for the Mac.  They made it freeware and released the source code, so someone made a PC version.

King’s Quest 1, 2, 3 – Fan-made VGA remakes of classic Sierra point-and-click adventures.

Maniac Mansion Deluxe – Fan-made VGA remake of a classic LucasArts adventure.

Quest for Glory 2 – Fan-made remake.

Heroine’s Quest – Original game in the style of Quest for Glory, with a female protagonist.

Mental Repairs, Inc. – In the future, machine AI requires psychological soothing. It’s up to you to repair a depressed coffeemaker and a photocopier with low self-esteem in a high-tech office.

Sam And Max Episode 104 – Cartoon hijinks ensue as Sam & Max, Freelance Police, take on a semi-fictional President of the United States in this 2007 adventure game.

Beneath a Steel Sky – A classic cyberpunk, sci-fi adventure game set in a dystopian future.

The White Chamber – A sci-fi adventure game with some horror elements. A girl wakes up on a spaceship with no memory of how she got there.

Cayne – Another sci-fi horror adventure, involving a pregnant woman waking up in a creepy facility.  Where is she? Why is she there? And why do they want her baby?

Yahtzee’s Adventure Games – Zero Punctuation’s satirical game reviewer Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw once made a series of adventure games about a thief named Trilby.

Slender: The Eight Pages – The original indie horror game.  Collect 8 pages in a spooky forest while being stalked by a creature that kills you if you see it.

StarCraft – Blizzard’s original space real-time strategy game is now free, and we have it!

Enclosure – A creepy adventure in a haunted research base in Antarctica.

Flight of the Amazon Queen – An adventure game in the style of Indiana Jones.

FEAR Combat – The free, multiplayer component of FEAR, a shooter about a supernatural cleanup crew and an army of psychically controlled clones.

Bendy and the Ink Machine demo -This indie game demo is a first-person adventure about an animator being stalked by his own creation, an early 1930’s cartoon character.

Paid for games:

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – Two brothers must work together, journeying across a fantastical land to find medicine for their sick father, in this cartoon adventure.

Dungeon Keeper 2 – A building game where you get to be the bad guy. Carve out dungeons and populate them with monsters to keep those goody-goody heroes away from your gold!

FTL – Advanced Edition – Micromanage the crew of a starship as you attempt to deliver a message to headquarters in this randomly generated game of strategy and resource management.

Thief Trilogy – A series of first-person stealth games, where you play as a master thief named Garret in an atmospheric medieval world with steam technology.

Outlast – An anonymous email leads an investigative journalist to Mount Massive Asylum to get the scoop on the shady corporation that runs it.  He ends up trapped in a horrific nightmare in one of the scariest video games ever made.  (ADULTS ONLY, during night gaming)

The Dig – A classic LucasArts adventure about 3 astronauts who get whisked away to an alien planet and must unlock the mysteries of an alien archaeological dig in order to get home.

Monkey Island 1 & 2 – The classic LucasArts adventures of Guybrush Threepwood, a bumbling pirate searching for treasure and his true love in these pirate comedy adventures.

Loom – Another LucasArts fantasy classic from the ‘90s about the weavers of fate, which allows you to use musical notes to cast magic spells.

Free Gifts:

Hard West – A randomly-generated western survival adventure.

Oxenfree – Side scroller about teenagers uncovering a mystery in a small town.

Curator loaned:

Back to the Future – Picking up from the end of part 3, this adventure has Marty travelling back to the prohibition era and teaming up with a teenage Doc Brown.

Game of Thrones – An episodic adventure based on the TV series, it follows members of the Forrester house immediately after the Red Wedding.

Clive Barker’s Undying – Horror author Clive Barker wrote the story for this spooky shooter.

Grim Fandango Remastered – An adventure, based on the Mexican afterlife, about a Grim Reaper/travel agent who uncovers a conspiracy to steal souls in the land of the dead.

Jade Empire – A martial arts role-playing game set in mystical Japan.

Syberia – An adventure game about a reporter uncovering the mystery of a dead toymaker in Syberia.

Walking Dead: Michonne – A 3-episode miniseries adventure game based on the comic book character.

System Shock 2 – A spooky shooter set on a spaceship infected by an alien virus and a rogue AI.

Darkwood – A spooky top-down survival adventure in a dark forest that won’t stop growing.

Fran Bow – A creepy indie adventure about a little girl living in an insane asylum with a very Tim Burton-ish art style.

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