Free Game Friday: Hook

Not only is Friday a day to celebrate the oncoming weekend, get a takeaway and go out for a couple of bevvies with your friends and family, for us here at GameSpew it’s time for #FreeGameFriday. That’s right Spewers; it’s the best day of the week.

After a hectic week dealing with familiar visitors and some pretty tight deadlines I just wanted something simple, but not easy, for our schedule on this week’s #FreeGameFriday. After browsing GameJolt for a little while I came across a puzzle game called Hook by Maciej Targoni. Whether I was pulled in by its crisp grey-on-cream colouring, satisfactory linear design or just its no-bullshit description: “Relaxing puzzle game”, I thought a puzzle might do us nicely for welcoming April.

It is as it says on the tin – a relaxing puzzle game – but it’s very clever and also a little bit addictive. The first few levels might have you brushing Hook aside with a look of sheer ridicule, but give it ten minutes. As well as its initial mechanism, it introduces a few more spanners as the levels progress, each twisting it up and making you think more and more about how to beat the puzzle. One wrong move however and you have to start the whole level again.

Yes please.

Hook 2-min

From what I understand this is just a part-version of the game. In the summer of last year, Targoni released the full version of Hook on Steam for £0.79 so if you enjoy it you know where to find more. For me, personally, I’m having fun with this little puzzler as it stands. The best thing, as always, is that it’s web-playable so there’s no download necessary. Just click the link below and start or finish your day by giving your brain a little tweak.

So let us know how you get on in the comments below, we always love to hear your views, and I’ll speak to you next week, folks.

Get Hook for free at GameJolt by clicking here!