Atari has decided to give away free game codes of Minimum, their new action, arena-style, hybrid, crafting shooter. The game is currently in Steam's Early Access but let's be honest, if you have a chance to get a free game code, what's there to lose? Well, there is your time... and a bit of your dignity... and maybe some food, sleep and some time at your job. But those things are completely overrated anyway.
Regardless, you're here about the “free” stuff and your main concern is whether or not a free game is worth the process of finding out how to get your hands on one of the Steam codes. Well, first up you'll probably want to see what you're getting yourself into and the best way to do that is to see a trailer of the game, which you can view below.
So in case the trailer doesn't properly explain to you what you just watched, I'll break it down for you like this: it's an arena shooter that features all the twitch-skills gameplay that you used to enjoy from games like Quake and Unreal Tournament (well, before both of them became watered down, neutered, AAA cash-in titles like Quake 4 and Unreal Tournament 3, which promptly caused them to become forgotten).
The game also shares a lot of similarities with Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall, as you can see the two big titans clashing in and around the combat environment, giving players plenty to play around with that extends above and beyond the standard run-and-gun gameplay featured in most other games.
The crazy part about it is that you get way more content in Minimum as opposed to Titanfall simply because the game's core mechanics have been finely tuned around emergent player interactivity. What does that even mean? I'm talking about customizing your character and your weapon(s) the way you see fit.
Very much like Blade Symphony or Minecraft or Ace of Spades, Minimum encourages players to explore and expand the core content to fit their needs. This means bigger, better and badder weapons, as well as upgraded and improved killstreaks and even more powerful titans. In fact, the game's Steam reviews seem to perfectly explain the highlights of Minimum a lot better than I can, you should check them out right here while I take a moment to chow down on some Doritos™ and Mountain Dew®.
$5 check from the Dorito Pope? No? Okay... I understand, the economy and all that jazz.
Anyway, if you want a free Steam code and all the pimping of this game has caused you to go into a stir frenzy because you seriously want to get your hands on this game, feel free to pay a visit to our official Facebook page where we'll be handing out free Steam codes.