Hurrican is a side scrolling Metroid style shooter based on the old Turrican game series. The original in the Turrican game series was developed for the Commodore 64. Hurrican was developed by Poke53280 and claims to have nine action packed levels. They also have instructions available for creating your own levels for the game.
Archive for September, 2007
Launch of the Freeware ”BMW M3 Challenge“ Game
Automobile fans can experience what driving the BMW M3 Coupé actually feels like for the first time in a simulator at this year’s IAA
Darmstadt, September 11, 2007 – Today 10TACLE STUDIOS AG and the automobile manufacturer BMW are pleased to introduce the freeware game “BMW M3 Challenge” developed by the racing specialists Blimey!Games at the international automobile trade fair IAA. Now all PC car racing game fans can enjoy the excitement of racing the new car model around the Nürburgring for a few rounds – it isn’t just for interested trade fair visitors anymore.
The virtual sports car, which packs 420 horsepower under its hood, can be downloaded for free at www.m3-challenge.com or installed from the CDs/DVDs included in trade magazines. “BMW M3 Challenge” and its four different playing modes will provide plenty of opportunity for determined practice for the soon starting worldwide online competition where talented drivers can register on the official homepage. Up to 1000 drivers will compete against each other to prove their racing skills. The candidates will participate in more than 100 races according to the “shoot-out” method, which sends the best of them to the next race, and on to the next, etc., which become progressively more difficult. The length of the races will vary between 5 and 25 rounds. The thrilling live finale will then crown the best of 14 finalists as the victor. Exciting prizes await the “M3 Challenge World Champion”.
The authentic racing feel of the “BMW M3 Challenge” is based on the international game success “GT Legends” award-winning technology, which was customized to duplicate this year’s M3 model in collaboration with the BMW engineers. The car’s performance, sound effects, visuals and the detailed reproduction of one of the most demanding racetracks in Europe, the Nürburgring, provide a thrilling, realistic test drive experience of the new sports car under racing conditions.
To celebrate the Command and Conquer 12th Anniversary, Electronic Arts is releasing a full version of the original Command & Conquer for free.
From the site:
Thanks largely to the efforts of our loyal fans whom continue to sustain and grow the Command & Conquer community, Command & Conquer has become a legendary franchise and it’s time to celebrate its birth once again.
In order to give back to the fans for over 12 years of devotion we are putting together a 12th Anniversary celebration during the month of September. However, as any Command & Conquer fan knows, the true party starts today, August 31st, which marks 12 years since the original Command & Conquer launched way back in 1995.
To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!
File planet now has the full versions of these three great Ubisoft PC games now available for free:
As with many other free models these days, they are "ad supported". But hey, that’s what makes them available for free and a small ad here and there won’t bug me as a trade off!!