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What FREE extra game can you get during May Madness
By Sam Jones - 11th May 2020Games
A different game everyday, here's what you'll get and how to get it!
May Madness is here, and we're bringing you a frenzy of incredible games on offer for a limited time only!
Featuring hundreds of must-have titles from publishers such as Ubisoft, Devolver Digital, 505 Games, Bandai Namco, Deep Silver, Square Enix, Paradox Interactive and loads more, you'll find a deal that's right for you - whether it's top-notch AAAs from big name publishers, or classic and highly-rated Indie gems.
Throughout the May Madness event, we'll be giving you the chance to pick up a FREE extra game when you spend $10 on the Fanatical Store. The games will change each day, so be sure to check back and see if you can bag an extra treat for your Steam Library.
Monday's free game
t’s time to get carried away with the deliriously fun bloody puzzle physic construction game When Ski Lifts Go Wrong. This sports sim is packed full of creative challenges and hysterical disasters!
Build chairlifts, gondolas, jumps and ramps to guide your passengers across all of the hazardous levels, whether or not they meet peril is up to you. Once you’ve mastered the slopes, you can create your own in the easy-to-use level builder where only your imagination is the limit!
Customise your very own puzzles with the slope editor; then bring it to life with the procedural mountain generation tool and your choice of scenery and settings. Combine chairlifts and gondolas in a single level to reach the highest peaks, construct the terrain park of your dreams to practice your skiing tricks or make a killer obstacle course for you and your friends to (attempt and) navigate through.
Tuesday's free game
Tharsis is a turn-based space strategy game with dice... and cannibalism!
You're put in control of humanity’s first mission to Mars, just as it's struck by a micrometeoroid storm. You must guide your crew through disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space - all while maintaining your sanity amidst cryptic signals and warnings from Mars.
Attempt to defy the odds, make the difficult decisions, and embark on the most important mission in human history. Discover the source of the mysterious signal originating from the Tharsis region of Mars - and solve the impossible questions that are key to humanity’s survival.
Wednesday's free game
In open-world first-person shooter The Signal From Tölva, you'll embark on a wild science fiction landscape, filled with danger and beauty. You must survive terrible hazards, navigate through impossible spaces, and fight an ongoing battle to control this haunted, blighted world.
Make use of a range of powerful tools to overcome your enemies and uncover secrets: hack robots to battle alongside you, equip powerful weapons, and detonate savage defense systems.
Thursday's free game
Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle is an educational game that is the ideal introductory course to the Japanese language!
This isn’t just educational software, this is a full-blown RPG specifically designed to keep you engaged. By playing along, you’re going to be introduced to the Japanese language like never before.
Learn how to read and write Japanese characters (Hiragana) at a steady pace. There’s a new set of characters to learn each chapter, and your revision takes place on the battlefield. If your knowledge is up to scratch, you’ll claim victory in exciting strategic battles.
If you’re falling behind, you also have the opportunity to revisit specific chapters and brush up on your knowledge.
Friday's free game
Your weapon is your knowledge, and your wits will be put to the ultimate test in Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders. In this adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel, you embody the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure packed with mysteries.
Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of 'ABC'. Collect information by examining suspects and paying attention to what they say, how they say it and how they feel.
Depending on the clues collected, you'll be able to make deductions and find out more about the murderer. As you draw conclusions and progress through the story, you can use Poirot's Timeline, which records all relevant events revealed during the investigation.
Saturday's free game
In action Indie title Odallus: The Dark Call, the old gods have forgotten this land. No one could save our people when darkness started spreading and collecting human souls for its army.
Rated 'Very Positive' on Steam, this classic exploration game - inspired by Ghosts’n Goblins, Demon’s Crest and Castlevania - sees you take control of Haggis, a warrior tired of fight who must wield his sword once more to rescue his son from Darkness!
Sunday's free game
Dive into a multi-layered sci-fi thriller, where dystopian reality and digital utopia are intertwined in State of Mind. Unravel a global conspiracy in a society of ubiquitous digitalism, surveillance and transhumanism, and explore a world with a rich and unique visual style, combining realistic environments with low-poly characters.
Take on the role of journalist Richard Nolan, as well as five additional playable characters - using dexterity, deductional skill and research to reconstruct Richard's past. What will the world look like after this storm, what will remain of humanity?