2 Games You Can Play for Free, this Weekend Only (Bonus: Total War Weekend on the Humble Store)
Article by George Norman
On 14 Jul 2017
The week is almost over and you’re excited to go home and play video games all weekend long. But... you don’t want to play any of the games you already own and you don’t want to spend any money on buying something new. Well, since you’re not exactly sure what to play, let me throw a few suggestions your way.

Steam currently has two "free weekend" deals to offer: Disc Jam and Battlerite. You can play these games for free until Sunday, July 16, at 1PM Pacific Time. And if you’re a fan of the Total War franchise, the Humble Store is offering discounts of up to 75% as part of its Total War Weekend promo.
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UPDATE
: Jotun:Valhalla Edition is completely free on Steam until July 17.

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1. Disc Jam



Disc Jam is a third-person fast-paced action-sports game that combines elements of air hockey and tennis. You can play by yourself, in a 1-vs-1 game, or you can team up with a friend and take part in a 2-vs-2 match. During each match you’ll have to catch & throw a glowing disc while defending your end zone – you know, just like playing air hockey. Disc Jam differs from air hockey by letting you unleash various types of abilities, depending on what character you selected from the game’s roster.

Did you know that High Horse Entertainment created this game as a means to stress-test its network code? After working on the game for 8 weeks, the developer decided to bring it to IndieCade 2015 and let people give it a try. Encouraged by the positive response, the developer decided to turn Disc Jam into a proper game.

If you want to give Disc Jam a try, you can play the game for free until Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. And if you like the game and decide that you want to play it for longer, you can buy it for a 50% discount. The game is priced at $7.49 instead of $14.99 until Monday, July 17, at 10AM Pacific time.



Disc Jam – Quick Facts
  • Game type – fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic combination of air hockey and tennis.
  • Release date – March 2017 for PC on Steam and PS4.
  • Price – regularly priced at $15 on Steam. Discounted by 50% until July 17.
  • Reviews – Very Positive overall rating on Steam.
  • About – Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone. An exciting blend of strategy and skill, this arcade-inspired title boasts a zany roster of characters to compete with friends both on the couch and online.
Learn more about Disc Jam.


2. Battlerite



First things first: although this game has been around since September 2016, it still carries the Steam Early Access tag. So if you’re not okay with that, move on. But if the Early Access badge doesn’t scare you, then here’s what you need to know: this is a team arena brawler action video game that focuses on PvP combat. Pick your champion, enter the arena, and fight side by side with teammates in 2v2 and 3v3 matches that will put your timing, precision and skills to the test.

PC Gamer says that "Battlerite is the best teamfight you’ve ever had, over and over." Kotaku says that " Battlerite is accessible, frantic, and a really great time.” And Rock Paper Shotgun says that "if you you’ve ever enjoyed a teamfight in a MOBA, I can guarantee you’ll get a kick out of Battlerite."

The Battlerite free weekend is available until Sunday, July 16, at 1PM Pacific Time. Should you decide that the game is worth your money, you can get it for a 33% discount, discount that is available until Monday, July 17, at 10AM Pacific Time. The game is priced at $13.39 instead of $19.99 until Monday.



Battlerite – Quick Facts
  • Game type – team arena brawler action video game.
  • Release date – September 2016 as a Steam Early Access Game.
  • Price – regularly priced at $20 on Steam. Discounted by 33% until July 17.
  • Reviews – Very Positive overall rating on Steam.
  • About – Engage in adrenaline-fueled 10-15 minute battles with a powerful competitive feeling that will enthrall any player who enjoys getting good. It doesn’t matter if you are a veteran or a rookie on a rampage, all champions have the same fighting chance. Battle side by side with teammates to the sound of the roaring crowd in vibrant, colosseum-style surroundings. This is the purest form of PvP arena fighting.
Learn more about Battlerite.


Bonus – Total War Weekend on the Humble Store



The Humble Store is currently running a Total War Weekend promo, offerindg discounts of up to 75% on many games from the Total War Franchise. Warhammer is 66% off, Napoleon is 70% off, Attilla is 75% off, and more. Go check out the Total War Weekend page to see all the games that are on sale.

And if you’re a Capcom and/or Dead Rising fan, you might also want to check out the Humble Capcom Rising Bundle. For a mere $12 you could get 10 games, including Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition, Devil May Cry, and Resident Evil HD REMASTER.


UPDATE – Jotun: Valhalla Edition Completely Free



Thunder Lotus Games is celebrating the launch of their new game, Sundered, by offering Jotun: Valhalla Edition completely free. Get the game anytime until July 17th at 10am Pacific and it will remain in your Steam library permanently.

"Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology.In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Impress the Gods!"




Tags: free weekend, video game, Disc Jam, Battlerite, Steam, Humble Store, Humble Bundle, Total War
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