Free games: Stories: The Path of Destinies is yours to keep this weekend


You know what they say about Steam libraries, right? “There’s always room for one more.” This weekend you can pick up a free copy of Stories: The Path of Destinies and have it for keeps. It’s a charming-looking action RPG that emphasizes the importance of choices, and how these can have cascading influence on how a story develops.

Stories: The Path of Destinies plays with the idea of permadeath, and gives your character – a lively anthropomorphic fox pirate – a chance to learn and grow each time he falls in battle, or due to the unforeseen consequences of a choice he’s made. The game netted an aggregate 74 on Metacritic when it launched, and Steam users have “very positive” (85%) reviews.

Developers Spearhead Games have also created Tiny Brains, Arena: Cyber Evolution, and Omensight, which launches May 15.

I haven’t had a chance to play it yet myself, but it’s reportedly a fairly short game – perfect for staying in on a rainy weekend with.