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.
This week’s Free Game Friday has been graciously surrendered by the beautiful Emily in order to allow me, Becca, a quick moment to talk about one of the silliest free games I’ve played in the last couple of weeks. 90 Second Portraits is a super creative speed painting game by Tangram Games. In this game, you’ve basically been hired as a freelance artist to paint portraits of passers-by. The catch is, you guessed it, you only have 90 seconds for each portrait.
90 Second Portraits is a little more complicated than it probably sounds. When people – or dinosaurs, or aliens – come into your “gallery” you have to immediately start painting if you plan to get it done in time. You are given three painting tools: a large brush, a small brush, and a paint bucket which paints a large portion of your canvas making it great for doing the background. The money you make from each painting is based on accuracy and the amount of time that it takes you – up to that 90 second mark of course.
What makes 90 Second Portraits really tough is having to mix the colours yourself. You’re given a few of the base colours like black, white, blue, green, but to really get the right colours you’re going to have to spend time mixing them together. This is where you can really eat up the time that you could be spending making your beautiful work of art.
90 Second Portraits is a great game to play with your friends, although it isn’t technically multiplayer. What I mean by this is that if you and a few friends all have 90 Second Portraits downloaded on your PCs, I recommend you all start painting at the same time and compare your paintings at the end. This allows you to compete not only against the clock, but against each other. And if one of you manages to get done early, you can spend that time dancing to the incredibly catchy music. It’s great fun all around!
So if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, click the link below for some great fun and don’t forget to let us know in the comments how it turns out, or tag your beautiful creations on Twitter with the hashtag #FreeGameFriday, we absolutely love hearing from you! Here’s to a great weekend!