Game Downloader for Windows, downloads over 100 free games

To download games you have to visit the official website, and then download the desired games. There was no great way or an alternative to discover the free games you were not aware of. Giving special importance to this, the developers at SourceForge have developed a small utility by the name ‘Game Downloader’. It is an open source download client with a server-side library of games, to download open source, indie or freeware games.

On start-up, the Game Downloader looks for and reads the Settings.cfg, Downloads the categories.cfg and randomly selects a game in a random category.

The ‘Category’ section, which is the first section of the main window, then grants access to a drop-down list via which a user can choose a game category. This includes,

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Arcade
  4. Board games
  5. Card Games
  6. Fighting
  7. First Person Shooter
  8. Music
  9. Puzzle, Racing and much more.

After selecting a particular category, ‘Games’ section below it gets populated automatically with a list of games. Once a game is selected, Game Downloader displays an in-game screen-shot along with a description of the game. Note that a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ flag indicates whether the game has multi-player alternative or not.

At the end of the window, below the description are links to the game developer’s website, download option, etc. by default, the downloaded game installer is saved under ‘Downloads’ but can be changed to some other location.

Features of Game Downloader

  • Multiple Categories for games
  • Free and open source project
  • Lightweight and portable application
  • Supports 100 or more games to download
  • Games are added and updated every week
  • Customizable, user-friendly features
  • Installer for the PortableApps platform.

As the name suggests, Game Downloader is a useful program to download 100 or more games of your choice.

To download Game Downloader visit – https://sourceforge.net/projects/dev-fire-gd/. UPDATE: Things appear to have changed now. It continuously give out Unable to connect to server error. Also, read comments. Go here to check out some free games.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

4 Comments

  1. Tim H., Dev-Fire

    Thank you for sharing your interest in our project. I read your article, and appreciate you taking the time to spread the word about the Game Downloader.

    I have found that the most common problem people are experiencing, is opening the Settings window.

    Opening The Settings Window: Right-click on the program’s icon in the “task tray” or “notification area” and click on settings.

    If you receive one of the information messages listed below, when starting the Game Downloader, Right-click the category drop-down list, then click on Reload.
    “The operation has timed out”
    “The remote name could not be resolved:
    ‘dev-fire-gd.svn.sourceforge.net’”

    More information here.
    wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dev-fire/Game_Downloader

    Thank you again, if you have any further questions, suggestions, etc. please email us at dev-fire@gmx.com

  2. Rongku

    there are similar sites (not utilities) – download dot com / brothersoft etc etc… not sure about the purpose

  3. Dev-Fire

    Game Downloader 2.5 is out now 😀

  4. hemant saxena

    thanks for sharing the informaion, tim!

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