While the last weeks before Christmas may be busy ones, if you have some time to play games then Steam are offering two for free. Both Secret Ponchos and Sword Coast Legends are going free over the next week.
Secret Ponchos will be free for the next five days, and will also be available with 50% off until December 21. This is the perfect chance to give it a try before you decide to buy it. In other interesting news, if the game reaches a certain number of concurrent players then it will unlock rewards. These are:
- 100 players: All players get a free download of the launch trailer’s original song, “Unforgiven Few” (by popular request)
- 500 players: New music will be added to expand the in-game soundtrack
- 1,000 players: Players can pick a free skin for any Outlaw
- 5,000 players: Players get to vote on which Outlaw will receive a new skin – and they all receive it for free
- 10,000 players: The community unlocks a completely new Outlaw and free barter coins – The Gunslinger
If your gaming taste is more about dungeon crawling then Sword Coast Legends will be available from December 17, and be free for the weekend (ends December 22, 10AM PT). Following that the game will be on sale for $19.99.
While giving access to the games may be just a marketing ploy to get us to buy the games, it is still a good chance for us to give them a try. With the amount of time available, it also gives the chance to play a sizable chunk of the game.
Will you be trying out Secret Ponchos or Sword Coast Legends while they are free? Let us know your thoughts below.