Twitch is the rapidly-growing video game streaming service, of course, which airs esports competitions and lets people showcase their gaming skills to potentially many thousands of viewers.
Don't want to watch someone else play video games? Fair enough – but Twitch has something else on tap that every kind of PC player can get behind: free games. If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, then you automatically have access to Twitch Prime. It's a service that eliminates ads from videos, lets you grant free monthly subscriptions to support streamers, and now includes several free games each month.
Even if you'll never use the streaming service, all Amazon Prime subscribers should snag the free Twitch Prime subscription and download these free PC games from the Twitch desktop app; they're yours to keep forever. And if you do love and use Twitch, then Prime and its myriad goodies is just the cherry on top. The selection changes monthly, so we'll keep this space updated as new games arrive.
Free PC games in March 2019
This clever platform-action game sees you slithering around terrain, but a snake doesn't control the same as a person or bipedal cartoonish mascot. Instead, you'll need to coil around things and weave your way around branches to climb. It's a cool twist on a familiar formula.
Multiplayer pinball, you say? Yes, indeed: Kabounce puts you in command of a single ball entering a battlefield of bumpers, ramps, and other balls. Racking up a high school is still important, but you'll do so in part by smashing into other live players.
The King's Bird
This speedy platformer is all about momentum, as you zip through an array of distinctive kingdoms while sprinting, leaping, and evading hazards. It has a real ethereal beauty to it.
Star Vikings Forever
Star Vikings Forever looks a fair bit like Plants vs. Zombies, only you command the attackers this time around. With plenty of unit types and a great cartoonish aesthetic, this puzzle role-player could be a fun diversion.