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Free French Video Games to Help You Stay Inside

Vectronum - Ludopium / ARTE

If you have already watched all Netflix series, read all those books you bought but had not read yet, now is the perfect time to play videogames! French entertainment companies Ubisoft and Ankama make some games free for a few days. You can benefit also from discounts on your favorite platforms. We picked the best French video games and applications you can play for free right now. Enjoy!

If you try to keep your children busy  

Oh! The magic drawing app by Louis Rigaud and Anouck Boisrobert

It all starts with ten colored shapes sliding on the screen. Suddenly, a few strokes of a pen turn them into funny or poetic drawings. As if by magic, a tree grows, a cat meow, a little girl starts to dance…

3-6 years old

Available in English and French online, on Google Play and Apple Store


 

Once upon many times by Valentin Gall et Olivier Castille

In “Once upon many times”, the young reader is the author of the story: he/she chooses the cast, the main character, the different points of view, the confrontation of narratives, etc. To play and (re)play for bedtime stories or educational activities!

4 years-old and over

Available in English and French on Apple Store


 

Rabbids Coding by Ubisoft

Rabbids Coding presents the ideas and concept of learning how to code. Players are tasked with cleaning up a spaceship overrun with Rabbids. The easy-to-understand menu and user interface encourage experimentation and learning at a comfortable pace.

8 years-old and over

Available in English and French on PC via Uplay

If you are looking for other adventures than exploring your own apartment

Child of Light by Ubisoft

Set in the fantastical, watercolored world of Lemuria, Child of Light stars Aurora, a princess on a quest to save her kingdom with the help of a mystical companion named Igniculus. Throughout her journey, Aurora will recruit a colorful cast of allies to join her in the fight, confront enemies in turn-based combat, upgrade her team's skills and gear to take on bigger challenges, and solve puzzles to progress through the world.

7 years-old and over

Available in English and French on PC via Uplay (Free from March 24 to March 28)


 

Dofus by Ankama

Dofus is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Head out on a quest to obtain powerful dragon eggs, the Dofus, in a universe of heroic fantasy and offbeat humor. Create your own hero in one of the 18-character classes available. The gameplay of each class is unique - which can come in handy when you join forces in a Guild.

12 years-old and over

Available in English on PC via Dofus website


 

A Blind Legend by Plug In Digital and Dowino

A Blind Legend is the first-ever action-adventure game without video – where ears replace eyes! Discover the original, innovative sensory experience of binaural 3D sound.

12 years-old and over

Available in English on Google Play or Apple Store

If you miss nature, fresh air and dream of new landscapes

Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac by La Poule Noire

Join 40-something eccentric outcast Edgar as he sets out to Boulzac to save his beloved squash alongside his trusty hen, and instead uncovers an unearthly secret at the heart of the city. Edgar is a comic narrative game set in a weird and rich universe. The action takes place in a small city, reminiscent of the French countryside with its share of cliché and fascinating characters.

Available in English on Itch (demo). Check each day Edgar’s Twitter account to win free “quarantine keys” for Steam


 

Janga by Concrete Games

Janga is a 360° gardening game in space: explore a colorful open world that defies the laws of gravity, create mountains and rainforests with surprising properties, travel with your ice bridges, crossbreed dancing plants to discover hundreds of absurd combinations like a mad biologist.

8 years-old and over

Available in English on PC via Itch or Steam (demo version)


 

Mu Cartographer by Titouan Millet

Mu Cartographer is a contemplative game experience which combines aesthetic sandbox and experimental treasure hunt. Manipulate an abstract machine to shape and explore colorful landscapes, and find the mysteries hidden in a shifting world.

6 years-old and over

Available for free (for a limited period of time) on Itch

 

If you like graphic design games

Vectronom by Ludopium and ARTE

Vectronom is a rhythm-based 3D platformer played in isometric view. Obstacles in the levels change in sync with the music, forcing players to memorize patterns and solve environment-specific riddles while moving to the beat of the music.

3 years-old and more

Available on Steam (free demo)


 

The Unic by Lozange Lab

The Unic is an observation mobile game which should thrill any pattern and design lover. Whether you know what polka dots, tartan, argyle or gingham are, get ready to enjoy yourself in this fresh, highly colored and delicately crafted game!

3 years-old and more

Available in English on AppStore and Google Play


 

Fragments of Euclid by NuSan

Fragments of Euclid is a game about exploring and solving puzzle in a mind-bending environment inspired by Maurits Cornelis Escher. Enjoy the peaceful mood while trying to understand this strangely connected world.

7 years-old and more

Available in English on Itch

Last but not least: If you think life is strange

Life is Strange by Don't Nod Entertainment

Life is Strange is an award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.

17 years-old and over

Available in English on Steam and Xbox. Play the first episode for free and get 80% off on the complete game.

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