September 07, 2012, 7:39 AM — This weeks roundup of free games are all about evolving. Thanks to a recent Ludum Dare 48 Hour game jam on the theme of evolution, this week has seen a cavalcade of great free games about the survival of the fittest.
The Highbred Pixel
The Highbred Pixel is a weird little platformer where you play a pixel in some sort of strange pixel factory. As you progress through the game your pixel evolves and you gain new abilities to help you progress. It's pretty fun, a little weird and totally free to play.
Threevolution is a puzzle game that asks you to create increasingly complex organisms by placing simple creatures on a grid so that more advanced creatures can consume simpler ones and combine into new and more complex forms. Surprisingly, solving the complex puzzle of evolution turns out to be pretty fun (at least when it comes to video games).
Finally, Evoland is a game where instead of evolving your player, you evolve the game. Basically, you collect new features to progress through the history of gaming in a Zelda-like landscape that goes from a side-scrolling monochromatic small screen adventure into a modern, lovely 2D game. It's fun and fast and a sweet drip down the memory lane of video games.