Need something to take your mind off the world right now? Every month, live-streaming platform Twitch hands out free games — and April’s batch just dropped. There are five in all, with a combined value of $102 (based on prices if purchased separately from Steam). And they really are free, though there’s one notable string attached: You must be an Amazon Prime subscriber.
You also need to have a Twitch account (it’s free to sign up), and then you’ll have to link it to your Prime account. From there, just head to the and scroll down to the Games with Prime section at the bottom.
All you have to do is click Claim for one or more of them, then they’re instantly added to your game library — and yours to keep forever. To actually play them, you’ll need either the Amazon Games App or Twitch Desktop.
Here’s the roster of freebies for this month:
- Earthlock: An indie RPG adventure for fans of turn-based combat.
- Etherborn: This looks like a blown-up version of the beloved mobile puzzler Monument Valley.
- Lightmatter: An indie puzzler that many have likened to the iconic Portal.
- Kathy Rain: A graphic adventure that reminds me of the old Sierra OnLine games.
- Turok: A remastered version of the classic 1997 first-person shooter.
Remember to check back next month when Twitch releases another batch of freebies. In the meantime, check out the.
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