Twitch announces free games with Prime for August

Nvidia Jotun

Twitch Prime members will get to help themselves to another free offering of games. Twitch has announced next month’s lineup, and while it isn’t as massive as July’s Amazon Prime celebration slate, there are still some unexpected gems in the next batch.

Leading off the list for August is Jotun: Valhalla Edition, a top-down puzzle brawler about a Norse warrior named Thora who must prove her worthiness to the gods before they’ll allow her entry into Valhalla. It’s a beautiful, hand-drawn game that features fights against truly massive foes.

Then there’s Steamworld Dig, a charming Metroidvania-style platformer where you play a robot prospector named Rusty, digging deeper and deeper into the planet’s surface, looking for treasure and scrap to use to upgrade your gear.

If you enjoy free stuff, check out our massive list of the best free games for PC.

Prime users will also be getting the Wizardry bundle, which includes the RPG classics Wizardry 6, Wizardry 7, and Wizardry 8. These are older games but they hold up fairly well, and they’re absolute classics of the role-playing genre. Wizardry 8 in particular is definitely worth playing today.

Death Squared is a quirky little cooperative puzzle game about moving cute, colorful robots toward a goal. The environments get increasingly complex, and it’s a perfect title for couch co-op.

Finally, there’s Antihero, a digital board game that has players strategically running a thieves’ guild in Victorian London. As the name suggests, it’s about using the dirtiest tricks at your disposal in order to scrap your way to the top of London’s seedy underbelly.

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, Twitch Prime membership comes as a free benefit – all you have to do is link your Amazon and Twitch accounts, which you can do here. Once they’re linked, you’ll be able to redeem your free games as soon as they become available by clicking the notification crown at the top of Twitch when you’re logged in. You’ll then be able to install and play your games through Twitch’s desktop app.