We know everyone loves a free game, but no-one loves a bad one. That’s why we’ve lined up some of the best games you’ll never have to pay for, right here.

If I had to choose one word to describe Fakteur, it would be charming. The papercraft-style graphics mean the world literally unfolds before you, giving a storybook feel to the whole game. Created by a group of ENJMIN students as part of their studies, it’s powered by Unity and currently only available on Windows.

You play a postman, dropping off mail to the same four people every day. Despite its endearing style, it isn’t all sweetness and light – you learn on your daily rounds about everything from foreign dictatorships to unwanted children. Every morning, you’ll decide how to present the news being delivered – will their letters be direct and uncompromising or wrapped up in platitudes? You’ll see how the words you choose affect them through their interactions with you and reflected in the world itself. Fakteur makes you think about how the littlest changes can make a huge difference, and does it with an whimsical and memorable style.

 

Here are some more free games you should check out this week:

QbQbQb is a flash game which is basically circular tetris. With mechanics that make great use of music and interaction with the soundtrack, it’s fun, easy to get the hang of and a interesting riff on a familiar theme.

Box Life is a first-person exploration game where you’re left in a box with no instructions. You pick up abilities as you go along, and figuring out exactly what to do and how to use them is most of the fun. It’s a short game you can play in your browser, but trust us when we say you’ll play it more than once.

Waltonia is browser-based ‘Darwinian Life Sandbox’ that gives you control over every aspect of nature – from mutation rates to how friendly creatures are. Perhaps more of an interactive simulation than a game, it’s worth a look if you’re interested in how ecosystems form and thrive.

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Jenni is studying philosophy and religion, but likes to pretend her two true loves (gaming and science fiction) are totally relevant to that. When she isn't playing games, you can find her making exciting things in museums or hidden in a pile of books. You can find her on twitter @geekessays.

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