Play it now – Gondola

play-it-now Gondola 1.1 is simple and attractive enough, though initially I found the gameplay somewhat daunting. Once I picked up the basic ideas, though, I was able to breeze through it, and it became rather a fun little casual game.

The core gameplay of Gondola involves the transportation and sorting of coloured shapes, by placing sorting stations on islands, and running ski-lift-like conveyors between them. You begin with an initial allotment of cash for construction and only receive additional funds when the correct things are delivered to their correct destinations. Actually, that’s more fun than it sounds.

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Play it now – 2K Huge Games Pack

Play it now! If the Meridian4 games pack doesn’t turn you on (and face it, it might not), Steam’s got the 2K Huge Games Pack.

That’s Sid Meier’s Civilization® IV, Sid Meier’s Civilization® III Complete, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Shattered Union, Prey, CivCity: Rome, Civilization IV®: Warlords, Sid Meier’s Railroads!, Railroad Tycoon 3, Railroad Tycoon II Platinum, X-COM: Terror From the Deep, X-COM: Apocalypse, BioShock™, X-COM: Interceptor, X-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: Enforcer, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich, and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization.

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Play it now – Meridian4 pack

Steam is having a sale at the moment on Meridian4 games, offering the complete Meridian4 pack for US$25.

That’s 14 games (including their new title, Chains), working out to about US$1.80 each.

Personally, I find Meridian4’s games to be something of a mixed bag (Vigil – Blood Bitterness, for example, completely fails to grab me), but even so, this still feels like a reasonable deal. It’s not hard to get 2 bucks worth of gaming value out of even a fairly poor title, and if you find something good in the bundle, that can more than make up for some duds.

That’s worth considering, in my opinion.