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My Game Collection

I collect computer games. At least, that's how I consider it, given that I still buy these things, get enthusiastic about it, but hardly have time to play them. So far I bought over 1000 computer games. In general, I seem more willing to pay for computer programs than most other people. So far, I own 275 (non-game) computer programs.

As of March 2017, my Steam library contains over 550 games, my Gog library just under 150, and my Humble Bundle library over 220 games. My first computer game was SimCity, which I got for my 16th birthday in july 1991, followed by the adventure game Loom a year later. In general, I like adventure, simulation, strategy and puzzle games. I don't like arcade games, platformers, or card games.

All-Time Favourites

My favourite games over the years are:

  • Bolo (1987), the first multiplayer game I played, written by Stuart Cheshire, nowadays one of my computer network heroes.
  • Loom (1990) (one of the first visual adventure games, by Brian Moriarty). Re-released on Steam in 2010.
  • Glider (1991), a non-violent arcade/puzzle game. Re-released for iOS and Mac OS X in 2011-2014.
  • SimCity 2000 (1993) (an open-ended building simulator)
  • Myst and Riven (1993, 1997), immersive, tranquil, 3D-rendered adventure games by Cyan. Obduction (2016) and Zed (2017) are recent adventures, made by some of the same people, with a similar atmosphere.
  • System's Twilight (1994) a puzzle story. Re-released as freeware in 2000.
  • Avara (1996), a multiplayer shooter. A bit simular to present day Robocraft (2013), build your own robot and battle with it.
  • WarCraft 2 (1996), a real-time stratgy game
  • Railroad Tycoon 2 (1998), a railroad simulator.
  • Escape Velocity Nova (2002), a space trading and exploration game. A recent, more playable, and free clone is Endless Sky (2015), which has a pretty good storyline.
  • Civilization IV (2005).
  • Darwinia (2005) (a real time tactics game, which reminded me a bit about Lemmings). Still available from Steam.
  • Machinarium (2009) a puzzle adventure, and Tiny Bang Story (2011), an hidden object adventure, enjoyed by my children. Both are relaxing non-verbal hand-painted adventures, although Machinarium is a lot harder to solve.
  • Minecraft (2011), a sandbox exploration, survival and building game.
  • Creeper World 3 (2013), a real time strategy, a bit of a reversed tower defense game.

Giveaway of Duplicates

Like every collection, I have duplicates, mostly because I bought a couple of Humble Bundles. If you are interested in any of the computer games listed below, please contact me, and I'll give them away to you for free. Nearly all distribution is done by Humble Bundle, Steam, or Gog, which means you need an account at either of these Game Distribution Platforms. Titles preceded by an asterisk (*) are those I recommend, or have paid for. I usually only hand these to people I know in real life, but you can always ask.

If you see a title you care for, drop me an email. My email address can easily be found on this website.

Rec'd Name Distribution Platforms Preview
7 Grand Steps Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
2064: Read Only Memories Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Back to Bed Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
* The Beginner's Guide Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Binary Domain Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
The Blue Flamingo Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
* Botanicula Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
* The Bridge Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
* Broken Age Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Choplifter HD Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
* Civilization V Complete Pack (including Sid Meier's Civilization V, Gods and Kings, Brave New World, Scrambled Continents Map Pack, Scrambled Nations Map Pack, Explorer’s Map Pack, Wonders of the Ancient World, Civilization and Scenario Packs (Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II), Denmark - The Vikings, Inca, Korea, Spain, Polynesia), Cradle of Civilization - (Americas, Asia, Mediterranean, Mesopotamia)) Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Cosmonautica Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
* Day of the Tentacle remastered Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Devil Daggers Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Disc Jam Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Eisenwald: Blood of November Humble Bundle, Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Evoland 2 Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Fistful of Gun Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Frog Climbers Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Frozen Cortex Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Frozen Synapse Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Gods Will Be Watching Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
GRAV Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Guacamelee! Gold Edition Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition Humble Bundle, Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Guilty Gear XX Λcore Core Plus R Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Guns of Icarus Online Collectors Edition (inlcuding Costume Pack, Soundtrack) Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Guns of Icarus Online Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Her Story Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
* Hexcells Complete Pack (Hexcells, Hexcells Plus, Hexcells Infinite) Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Human Resource Machine Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
HuniePop Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Jøtun Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
The Journey Down: chapter 1 Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
The Journey Down 1 + 2 Bundle Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Kholat Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Legends of Eisenwald Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Little Big Adventure 2 (Twinsen's Odyssey) Gog macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Luna's Wandering Stars Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Magicka 2 Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Mushroom 11 Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Octodad Dadliest Catch Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Oozi: Earth Adventure Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Out of the Park Baseball 17 Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Overture Humble Bundle, Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Pressure Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Psychonauts Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Puzzle Agent Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Puzzle Agent 2 Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Randal's Monday Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Road to Ballhalla Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Rocket Riot Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Sakura Angels Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Sakura Fantasy Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Sakura Spirit Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Sam & Max: Season 1 (including Culture Shock, Situation Comedy, Mole, Mob and Meatball, Abe Lincoln Must Die!, Reality 2.0, Bright Side of the Moon) Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Sam & Max: Season 2 (including Ice Station Santa, Moai Better Blues, Night of the Raving Dead, Chariots of the Dogs, What's New Beelzebub?) Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
The Secret World Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Spintires Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Spirits Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
The Stanley Parable Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Stronghold Crusader 2 Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Super Hexagon Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
The Swapper Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Tales Across Time Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Telltale Texas Hold'em Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Torchlight II Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Trine 2: Complete Story (including Goblin Menace, Dwarven Caverns) Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Vertiginous Golf Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Victor Vran Steam macOS, Windows, Linux capsule_184x69.jpg
Void Destroyer Humble Bundle & Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
The Walking Dead: Season 1 Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Steam Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
World of Goo Humble Bundle, Steam macOS, Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
X-COM: Complete Pack and Civilization V: Gods & Kings extension Requires Civilization V base game! (including X-COM, X-COM: Apocalypse, X-COM: Enforcer, X-COM: Interceptor, X-COM: Terror From the Deep, X-COM: UFO Defense, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Nations Map Pack, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Continents Map Pack) Humble Bundle, Steam/Steam Mac OS (Civ V only), Windows capsule_184x69.jpg
capsule_184x69.jpg

So far I have given away 15 games. There are 80 games still available.

Gone are: Lumino City, Hack 'n' Slash, Robocraft Unleased Bundle (2x), Contraption Maker, Dirty Bomb, War of the Vikings, Mini Metro, Humble Firaxis Bundle (Civilization III, Civilization IV, Civilization V, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Starships, Pirates!, Ace Patrol, X-COM, XCOM: Enemy Unknown), Lux Delux, Europa Universalis IV, Introversion complete pack (Darwinia, Multiwinia, DEFCON, Uplink), TIS-100, Her Story, Infinifactory.