This is a thread for free games that can be downloaded, leaning moreso on informational than chatty.
I think it could be good to have some more informational threads.
Does not necessarily have to be open source or a clone of another existing game.
If you have a game you'd like to add, please post the link in this style [GAME NAME ] ( LINK HERE) no spaces between the bracket types, use 4 # to make it a mini header and give a description below, feel free to add details about your history with it too 😄
Games on this list cannot require any launchers.
Edit: Adjusted so now any launchers must be highlighted as so under the name:
Launchers are highly discouraged
I will edit this post as I find/remember other games
Open source clones of games are available here at this site:
This was THE game for me when I was 11 or so. I played and modded it to hell and back, Great fun game with tons of content. Available on practically all Operating Systems
Older Versions here, 2.1.25 was the last version pre-rework
There are also many other mods such as srb2 Persona and SRB2Infinity, available on the forum
A mod/total conversion of the above SRB2, but turning it into an online kart racer. Features many mods and characters too. An easy recommendation
These two have been put together as MineClone is a mod for minetest, but is usually a go-to for people playing it.
Survival Sandbox game, similar to Minecraft.
Open Source block building game, is available on Windows/MacOS/Linux and even Android
This is a game similar in vein to Vampire Survivors, but themed around HoloLive VTubers. I have not personally played it yet, although i've heard nothing but good things. Seems to be a download and play game, and its free so it fits.