Not sure if this is a temporary or permanent giveaway.
Note: It is “no longer available” on the Steam store, but here is the steam page, where some of the reviews are very complimentary making it sound like an interesting game:
I’m not sure why that link will not work here. Try this (the page loads for me):
store.steampowered DOT com/app/868060
It has been retired and removed from sale on steam. If it was at some point free it was either a mistake as they changed status on packages offered or highly temporary.
Greeting Friends and Players! Giant Space Monster is no more, and we're no longer able to maintain and update the Immortal Darkness game on Steam. After 4 great years, it is time to retire the game and move on. What does this mean to you, as a...
Thanks for the link to the website. I downloaded it and threw it through some virus programs and it looks safe.
The site even links to the developer’s small blog explaining why it is free. Hint: The game was ignored, they went bankrupt, and he decided to retire instead of continue.
It’s a bit sad. But he really wants people to play the game.
2023 marks my 40th year in the games business, making games pretty much continuously since 1983. Yes, I'm old. To mark this auspicious occasion, I'm hanging up my debugger and retiring from game dev (yeah, right). Obviously I'm still gonna mess...
That makes very little sense to me. Why would you stop distribution through steam where you don’t pay for hosting or bandwidth and make it available for free only on your own site where you do have to pay for those things?
You could just make it a free game on steam and accomplish the same things without incurring any costs.
well, he also drives some traffic to his site and promotes it in the mean time, which he wouldn’t succeed as well on by giving it away on steam
The old Samsung nevah lets me download direct to SD card but it’s a neat find