The Amazon-owned Twitch has been running a paid membership tier for a while now, but if you haven't been tempted to join before your head might be turned by the fact there are free games every month.
Like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold, Twitch Prime gives away free games to download and keep each month. Twitch Prime membership is included with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. If you have either, you need to link your Amazon and Twitch accounts to get the free games.
This means that access to Twitch Prime costs just £7.99 a month or $12.99 in the US. That subscription not only gets you ad-free viewing across Twitch channels, exclusive emoticons, chat options and a chat badge but these free games as well.
The company has recently announced the list of games that Twitch Prime members can download this month. We've got the info.
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The Little Acre
The Little Acre is the first free Twitch game this month on our list. It's a wonderful little single player adventure game with colourful hand-drawn graphics and a 2D vibe. This wonderfully animated indie adventure lets the player experience a one-of-a-kind magical tale that they're bound to love. Usually $12.99/£9.99, it's an utter bargain this month thanks to Twitch.
"Merging the charm of classical Don Bluth animation (All Dogs go to Heaven) with the magical wonder of a Myazaki world, The Little Acre is a stunning graphic adventure set in 1950s Ireland, which follows the story of Aidan and his young daughter, Lily. Investigating the sinister disappearance of his father, Aidan finds himself transported to a strange new world populated by bizarre creatures. Things are not helped when young Lily decides that she is going to ‘help’ and encounters her own perils along the way."
Whispering Willows is an indie adventure/horror game with a female protagonist. Your mission, playing as Elena, is to help her find her missing father by working through the levels, solving puzzles and uncovering the mysteries within the mansion. Haunting audio effects, beautifully hand-drawn 2D artwork and numerous plot twists surely make Whispering Willows a joy to play.
"Young Elena Elkhorn embarks on a harrowing journey to find her missing father and discover the secrets of the Willows Mansion. Aiding her journey is a unique amulet, she received from her father, which allows her to astral project her spirit into a ghostly-realm and communicate with the dead. Play as Elena to find her missing father, use your astral projection to solves the mansion’s tricks and puzzles, help the lingering souls and discover so much more in Whispering Willows."
Stealth Bastard is an indie 2D platformer that's unusually speedy for a stealth game and has been injected with "a syringe-full-o'-adrenaline" to keep you smashing through the levels. With 80 game levels spread over eight different worlds, Stealth Bastard is packed full of gameplay. It features numerous challenges, tricky puzzles and fun dynamic lighting system that helps you hide in the shadow from the angry bots trying to end you.
"Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! Only the fastest and sneakiest will make it to the exit without being mangled by the facility’s security systems. Will you be among them?"
Majesty Master Collection
Majesty Master Collection, also known as the Majesty 2 Collection is a fantasy RTS that's the sequel to Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. Expect real-time combat, plus all the usual resource management and settlement building.
"In the world of Majesty, you are the ruler of the Kingdom. Your rule is not absolute, however, as you face subjects that are independent and stubborn. They will need a great deal of persuasion before they carry out your wishes..."
Alongside these free games, Twitch also has a number of free in-game loot items for other games including Path of Exile, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, World of Tanks and more available this month.