Posted on June 27, 2009,

The Open File: Trine Tops off A Weekend of Demos

trine_leapThere are a plethora of playable demos for gamers to try out this week including Trine, New Star Soccer 4, The Battle for Westnoth, Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships, ArmA 2, P.U.R.E., Alien Arena 2009, Crazy Cooking and Hell Throne Lepteria as well as the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince demo featured earlier this week. There’s also a  demo out for the Axis and Allies World at War mod WW2Total.

Mac users can download The Battle for Westnoth and Warzone 2100 for Mac OS X. Linux fans haven’t been left out of the line up. You can snag the Alien Arena 2009 Linux demo.

Links and details on all demos follow the jump.

Alien Arena 2009 Playable Linux Demo and Alien Arena 2009 Playable Windows Demo – This demo lets you try out Alien Arena 2009′s fast paced, arena first-person shooter action running on the CRX engine. Alien Arena 2009 boasts of  a large community which keeps maps, models and accessories coming. The game offers Team Core Assault, a mode in which players must work together to disable their enemy team’s central metal spider, as well as the Team Deathmatch, Cattle Prod, Capture the Flag, Deathball, and All Out Assault mode or duel 1 on 1.

arma2_cockpitArmA 2 Playable Demo – Welcome to Bootcamp. This demo shows off ArmA 2, a large-scale game world with authentic and detailed modern units, weapons, vehicles and environments. You’ll receive training on the basics, parachuting, and team skills as well as getting a crash course in piloting a helicopter. Just a note here, the demo does require the latest DirectX 9 Redistributable so if you’ve been lax about updating your system, get moving soldier!

The Battle for Wesnoth v1.6.3 MacOSX and The Battle for Wesnoth v1.6.3 Windows – The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans to fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth. The full game supports single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.

Crazy Cooking Playable Demo – Crazy Cooking is a cookery simulation game. It contains 40 various tasks split into 4 levels – start out as a dishwasher, and work your way up to be the head chef! Crazy Cooking includes almost thirty authentic recipes you can try at home.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – This free Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Playable Demo will give you a taste of potion making, dueling and playing as the Captain of the Gryffindor quidditch team.

hellthrone_lepteriaHell Throne Lepteria Playable Demo – Hell Throne, the upcoming action-slasher-RPG from Hell Entertainment.The screens definitely scream Daggerfall to me. To run the demo you’ll need Physx Drivers and .NET 2.02 running.

Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships Demo – It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to discover the treasures of the sunken “Seven Virtues” fleet and find the missing artifact that the kidnappers are demanding in exchange for Bess. Work with George to hand over the ransom.

New Soccer Star 4 Demo – Start as a young footballer on a premier team or in the lower leagues. You’ll need to prove yourself on the pitch and off it, build your skills in training then show the boss what you can do on match day.

P.U.R.E. Playable Demo v. 1.2 – P.U.R.E. is a real time strategy game set in a world where Humanity is fighting the Overmind to reclaim their devastated civilization.

Trine Playable Demo – This demo lets you try out Trine’s up to 3 player cooperative play, featuring physics based puzzles and dangerous enemies. The wizard, warrior and thief must each use their unique skills to conquer these obstacles.

Warzone 2100 Mac OS X Universal Binary (no videos) – Command the forces of “The Project” in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. This real-time strategy offers campaign, multi-player and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics. – WW2 Total is a unique combination of grand strategy and shooter war game. The game is playable in the single player mode against a learning AI (Neural network) as well as in multiplayer mode over LAN or Internet. Up to eight players can control the armed forces of the axis and allies.

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