For those who’re within the temper for some free video games, Younger Horses has them: The developer of Octodad and Bugsnax has launched a collection of 4 “smaller aspect initiatives” on Steam, and it is giving all of them away for nothing.

Naturally, the video games within the Younger Horses: Free Vary assortment aren’t the biggest-budget or most highly-polished video games of all time. However you additionally do not need to pay for them, and let’s be sincere, that goes a good distance. As Younger Horses mentioned, “It is free, so there’s solely so disenchanted you will be!”

With expectations appropriately managed, the little mini-games look probably enjoyable, or a minimum of cute and foolish sufficient to be briefly entertaining. In addition they make for an fascinating look again on the indie studio’s historical past, extending again to the times earlier than it even existed. 

Here is the rundown:


The ant colony you reside in acquired knocked off the shelf and smashed open on the ground. Now the Queen is lacking, and the ants are ravenous. Your mission: Scour the lounge and discover meals!

“This game is a tech demo we made to assist us get used to the Unreal 5 engine. It turned out properly sufficient that we thought followers would possibly take pleasure in enjoying it (however not so properly that you just would possibly take pleasure in paying for it…)”


You’re the Antbassador, a large human finger with a high hat, who should enter a busy ant colony to make peace with the Queen. There’s only one drawback: You are large and cloddish, and liable to squish your hosts. An excessive amount of of that and you will trigger a global incident!

“Again in 2014 whereas freshly completed with Dadliest Catch, a portion of the Younger Horses staff determined to take part within the Ludum Dare game jam #30. The theme for the jam was ‘Related Worlds’, which we interpreted pretty loosely. Over the course of 72 hours, we conceived and developed Antbassador utilizing the Horsepower engine. To our delight, Antbassador took first place within the jam, scoring extremely in innovation, humor, and enjoyable!”


Open the Charmr app, swipe right, and cruise the membership on the lookout for potential dates to coil up with. The higher your compatibility, the upper your rating. How does a snake hold a smartphone in her hand? Hey, I am a information man, not a biologist.

“Again in 2015 we took a break from growing Bugsnax to attempt our hooves at Ludum Dare game jam #34. The 2 themes for the jam had been ‘Two Button Controls’ and ‘Rising’. Over a busy 72 hours, we developed Snakedate utilizing the Horsepower engine. It was a modest success, scoring third within the humor class for the jam!”

Octodad (Scholar Version)

Octodad is a game about an octopus masquerading as an everyday, on a regular basis human, battling the mundanities of employment and fatherhood in a physique with eight tentacles and 0 bones. Being a cephalopod actually has benefits, but when his household figures out the reality, “it is game over for Octodad!”

That is the unique model of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Younger Horses’ very first game, which debuted to typically optimistic evaluations (though we did not notably look after it) in 2014.

“That is the game that began all of it! Octodad was made earlier than the founding of Younger Horses by a bunch of scholars at DePaul College. Our purpose was to enter the Impartial Video games Competition in 2010 (we did enter, however we did not win). Octodad made a large enough splash that we determined to take our probabilities and begin an organization to develop a industrial sequel!”

These are everlasting freebies, so there is no rush—seize them whenever you need them. However possibly drop Younger Horses a thank-you on Twitter after you do.