Iris and the Giant is an occasionally sad roguelike card game about a young girl facing her inner demons and shattered memories as she scales a metaphorical mountain to face the raging giant at the top. I really liked the art style when I took a look at it a few years ago, and even though card games aren’t really my thing, I found it accessible and rewarding even when I was experiencing spikes in difficulty.
If you’re curious but maybe not entirely convinced, you can now grab it all for yourself, for free, courtesy of GOG’s Indie Spring Sale. just scroll down GOG front page a bit, find the giveaway banner and claim the game – you’ll need to subscribe to the mailing list if you haven’t already, but this seems like a reasonable trade-off to me.
GOG’s Indie Spring Sale is like most spring sales, except, as you might have guessed, it’s all about indie games. And there are some good deals to be made: hits known as Disco Elysium: Final Cut (65% off), Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (75% off), gray (70% off) and Sable (35% off) are plentiful, but there are also many things that are just plain cheap. The woefully underrated long trip home is $1, for example, and Aer: Memories of the Old is $1.50. Memoryan excellent “classic” point-and-click adventure, costs $2, Flower is $1, Florence is $2, and Rusty Lake Hotel (which I love) is $1.
Sometimes it seems strange to me that I can’t buy a coffee for $1, but I can buy some really good video games for that price – strange, but also really cool. In any case, GOG’s Indie Spring Sale is in effect until April 18th – the Iris and the Giant offer ends one day before that, however, at 9am ET on April 17th.