Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw, of Chzo Mythos fame (although admittedly now far better known for his ramblicious Zero Punctuation series that Nabeel somehow never fails to tweet for you guys), has decided to release, for free, each and every special donation version of his games. Quoth Yahtzee, “I have simply attained so much money from donations that I no longer have any earthly wants.”
The entire Chzo Mythos is thus available: 5 Days, 7 Days, the parser-based Trilby’s Notes and 6 Days, in this order; also free for the taking is the special edition of the nihilistic, Flashback-influenced platformer 1213 (the game that laid the groundwork for the addictive Art of Theft). All of the aforementioned games are highly recommended and I would advise everyone to take a look at these pre-fame Yahtzee gems. If you never did play these well-esteemed AGS games before, the definitive versions are now out there for the taking!
Personally, as fun as Zero Punctuation is, I’d still take the games over Zero Punc any day if it came down to deciding between the two: Let us plebeians do the talking and the real designers do the walking, eh? In the same post, Croshaw also briefly mentions that he’s working “…on a couple of ideas [for new games]. It’s just that all of my free time is gradually melting away. They’re interesting ideas, though.”