0.A.D.

When it comes to free real time strategy games, 0AD by Wildfire Games is one of those that stand out. Although under heavy development, the game is already very playable. Like other RTS games, you have to manage resources, build an army and manage an economy. There are six civilizations: the Carthaginians, Romans, Celts, Hellenes, Persians and Iberians. Each one has strengths and weaknesses. When you play the game, the resources are displayed at the screen bottom. The mini-map is at the left. To select all units nearby, double click. You can assign units to perform tasks like building structures. Of course you can order them to attack the enemy.

All Else Fails: Ruins Punk For Everyone

Metal punk group, All Else Fails is a four piece crew that hails from Toronto, Canada. Handing out their latest energy-filled album absolutely free, the band is making sure that their fans get only the best. Ruins Punk for Everyone is a cover album that sees the band taking 9 of their favorite tracks and performing it their own way. This is the third release for the band, their first album, Against the Darkening Sky was released back in 2009. Their follow-up record, The Oracle , What Was, Is, and Could Have Been, came two years after. Both albums are available for purchase at BandCamp.

John and Joe

A sure heart-melter, John and Joe shows an emotionally moving story of a father... told in a unique way. This short animation is based on the real recollection of John Vigiano Sr., a retired New York City firefighter who loses both of his sons in the September 11 attack at the World Trade Center. It was directed by The Rauch Brothers and was produced by Lizzie Jacobs and Mike Rauch.

Thomas Prime: The Night & Day EP

Thomas Prime has made an appearance in the blog before, although not as a solo artist but instead as part of the Cult Classic Record compilation, Friends and Family. This time around, Prime isn't only bringing his cool name to the fore, instead he's delivering an exciting and smooth R&B, jazz- tinged record. The Night & Day EP features 7 instantly likable cuts that seem programmed to impress without much effort. It's a collaboration record that sees Thomas working with artists like Awon, Dicap, Landon Wordswell, The 49ers and Formo Sir among others.

Life360 Family Locator

Always yearned for an app that could help you keep a track of your loved ones who do not have an access to a smartphone? Well, your prayers have just been answered with the Life360 Family Locator app for Android and iOS. This app very conveniently helps users to keep track on the location of their family members around the world giving periodic information about safety points and threats nearby, SOS alert. Functionality at its best is the mantra of this particular app. Created by Life360, this developer has a forte in developing family oriented app and looking at the download numbers, the app seems to be on a high-priority list for many. F

Renard: Robot Brainstronaut Blastoff!!!

If you like techno, video game references, and ridiculously vibrant art covers, Robot Brainstronaut Blastoff is the prescription music you need to take. Produced and made exclusively by Renard (just one of his few aliases) through his personal, independent record label LapFox Trax, this Canadian electronic music extraordinaire sequences and mixes his tracks using state-of-the-art programs and equipment.

Jurassic Park Builder

Jurassic Park Builder by Ludia is based upon the popular film series. If you ever wanted to build your own park with dinosaurs, this is your chance to do it for free. The game setup is similar to that of Tap Zoo and Farmville. Here you have to build a park for dinosaurs. The objective is to make money and manage the resources. The dinos make you money that have to be collected, and you than have to use the income to buy vegetables, meat and other necessities. If the animals are well taken care of, they will grow and attract more visitors.

Magic Man: Real Life Color

Dreamy and magical seems best fit to describe Magic Man. Partners in crime, Sam Lee and Alex Caplow join together to create a beautiful mix of simple indie synth pop tracks that at parts will lull you to sleep and also perk your day right up. Real Life Color is their debut compilation. According to the boys, "the songs were written at several different locations in France, including a chateau, a farm, a circus festival, and a beach cottage and brought back home to the states for further recording and editing (most of which was done in small dorm rooms and transmitted between band members with the aid of the world wide web)."

MusicBee

MusicBee is a music management application. It comes with all the basic features you need to arrange your audio collection. It also throws in a lot of useful extra features without compromising its ease of use. If your audio files are in the thousands, this organizer is worth a look. The main advantage of MusicBee is the simple interface. Your tracks are situated in the middle of the screen. The left panel has a list of folders, reminiscent of other media players. One of the best features of the program is it can locate information about albums.