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OnLive Weekend Indie Game Giveaway Continues

Oh Esther.

OnLive might have had its troubles recently, but that hasn’t prevented them from continuing their great indie game promotion. For this weekend only, gamers can grab a collection of indie titles including the acclaimed Dear Esther and Lume for free. The full list is:

  • PoP – Methodology Experiment One
  • Lume
  • Dear Esther
  • Defense Grid Gold

All you need to do is visit OnLive’s Facebook page and follow their redemption links, a process you’ll have to repeat for each of the four games.

Source: Facebook/OnLive Via Eurogamer.

  1. Dazbobaby
    Since: Aug 2010

    Dear Esther is beautiful, it’s also pretty limited and clunky. But it’s something special too.

    Comment posted on 25/08/2012 at 11:52.
  2. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Tried to redeem it, but it turns out when I first registered when it was launched to secure my username, I signed up to the US version. So I’ve redeemed them to my US account, but does anyone know if I can change the region settings? Google doesn’t seem to through anything useful up.

    Comment posted on 25/08/2012 at 13:30.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      You never used to be able to. Can just create a UK account which was their advice ages ago. :(

      Comment posted on 25/08/2012 at 13:35.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        Yeah, I guess I’ll have to come up with a new handle or something :\

        Comment posted on 25/08/2012 at 23:08.
    • hazelam
      Since: Feb 2009

      i don’t think there is a way at the moment, i looked into it, but from what i’ve read on forums and the help pages on the Onlive site seem to confirm it, you’ll be logged into servers closest to you no matter where your account is, so if you have a US account that you access from the UK you should still log into the UK servers.

      “At this time, the full OnLive Game Service is enabled for these service regions: US (contiguous United States, excluding AK, HI) and UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and BE (Belgium), so if you travel too far outside these regions, you’ll eventually reach the point where you can’t play games. As OnLive continues to open up international locations, you’ll automatically connect to the closest data center and be able to play games almost anywhere.”

      i think account origin only really matters when it comes to billing, for something free like this that shouldn’t be an issue.

      Comment posted on 25/08/2012 at 18:22.
      • skibadee
        Since: Oct 2009

        that is the only places they were & it costs 5 million a month to run can not see Onlive being around for much longer.

        Comment posted on 25/08/2012 at 19:34.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        A sizeable amount of that would have been servicing debt from their no-doubt enormous start-up costs, building the centres & infrastructure and other one off start-up costs, as a new company doing some sort of financial ‘scam’ to avoid bankruptcy they’d probably be debt free.

        Not saying they’ll be around for long though, not unless they’ve got a plan to massively grow their user-base.

        Comment posted on 26/08/2012 at 19:14.
  3. jtomlinii
    Since: Oct 2008

    I just played Dear Esther. It’s one of those types of media that draws upon sophisticated dialogue to make it stand out. At first, it sounded like sophisticated gibberish, but after awhile, things made more sense. It’s pretty hard to follow a story when the beginning is a mystery. Dear Esther like being on a ride that has stuff doing things all around you, except you control the ride. I can’t say this is a video game, key word “game.” There’s no winning or losing or any scoring system. Once I shifted the idea that this isn’t a game, but rather an exploration, I found it intriguing. It’s a nice experiment that begs to be built upon.

    Comment posted on 25/08/2012 at 23:29.