The recently launched Games on Demand for Windows
is currently having a sale on a handful of its games, including a couple of brand new releases to the service's XBLA-equivalent Games for Windows - LIVE Arcade.
The following games are currently priced at 50% off:
• Viva Piñata (PC)
And the new releases, also half-priced:
• Mahjong Wisdom (PC)
- 400 MSPEmbark on a journey through ancient China, in this classic story-filled mahjong adventure. The stunning gallery-quality art, unique game modes along with numerous other mahjong firsts, make "Tales" one-of-a-kind. As you progress from level to level a beautifully illustrated story is revealed, immersing you in an always blossoming gaming experience. Mahjong Tales takes the classic table game to another dimension!
• Osmos (PC)
- 400 MSPEnter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack. Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait. Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and more challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.
• Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey (PC)
- 600 MSPGet ready to embark with Where’s Waldo®? The Fantastic Journey, the exciting hidden object game for the whole family! Based on the popular books by Martin Handford, explorers of all ages follow Waldo on his amazing adventures through strange and wondrous lands. Waldo is somewhere in each location and it’s up to you to find him. Uncover hidden items and mysterious secrets with the help of Woof, your faithful search companion! Wizard Whitebeard and Wenda are also there to lend a hand. But remember, trouble lurks around the corner especially when Odlaw appears
• World of Goo (PC)
- 800 MSPWorld of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. The millions of Goo Balls who live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.
This deal will last until January 4, 2010
, so you'd best pick up these bargains while you can. Much like the Xbox's Games on Demand service, you can pay for these game either in Microsoft Points or straight from a credit card, in your countries currency.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Games for Windows client, then you can find more information and download options here: http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US/Live/Pages/livejoin.asp...
The client is a quick, free download, and uses the same gamertag that you do on your 360, signing in the same way you do on xbox.com. It's definitely worth downloading the client and trying out some demos at least, and testing your PC's specs out.