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Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon is heading to Steam this fall. To celebrate--and to put the series on players' radar--developer Ronimo Games is giving away Swords & Soldiers HD for free on Steam. The catch is that it's only available for free for 24 hours, ending on June 21, and the clock is ticking.

Swords & Soldiers HD is a cartoonish side-scrolling RTS game from 2010 that pits Vikings, Aztecs, and Chinese forces against one another in an effort to win the favor of the gods. You do so by gathering resources, building units, and using magic (along with brute force) to defeat your opponent and destroy their castle. It has a lengthy single-player campaign, as well as a number of multiplayer modes.

In GameSpot's 8/10 Swords & Soldiers review, we said, "It may not be as serious or ponderous as other RTS games out there, but don't let its appearance fool you: Swords & Soldiers is a great example of its genre, and its simple controls and abounding good humor are likely to engage even those who have never dipped their controllers into the strategy pool."

If you download Swords & Soldiers HD for free and find that you enjoy the game, you can pre-order Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon for $20 on Steam. Ronimo Games has also launched a Kickstarter to add more content to the upcoming game, with various rewards for backers depending on how much they kick in. So grab your free copy of Swords & Soldiers HD here before the price goes back up and give it a try.

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