Freeplay! Freeplay! Freeplay!
June 1, 2018

There are so many great games to try here at dreamhack austin 2018, and the best part is that you can try them out for free in the freeplay area!

PC Freeplay

Didn’t bring a computer? No problem. Come take a seat in our PC Freeplay area and play any one of our pre-loaded games in our massive library. See here for a full list which includes newly released games such as Frostpunk, BATTLETECH, Vermintide 2, and more!

Arcade Freeplay

Go back in time to the games you loved growing up with our Arcade and Retro Freeplay area. Join Arcades4Home and DreamHack in some competitive events.

Friday, June 1

1pmAir Hockey
4pmStreet Fighter 2 Hyper Anniversary
9pmFan Favorite

Saturday, June 2

1pmAir Hockey
4pmSuper Mario Contest  
7pmMortal Kombat 2 Tourney
Fan Favorite

Sunday, June 3

1pmGalaga Challenge
2pmFan Favorite
3pmCentipede Challenge

All signups are in person, 30 minutes before each tourney

Fan favorites:

Snap a pic of your fan fave, share it on fb/twitter/Instagram with #TexasGamersLounge 

Arcades4Home will host the tourney for the game with the most submissions at 9pm Friday, 10pm saturday, 2pm Sunday.

VR Freeplay

VR technology is some of the most immersive technology. Come by and try out just how immersive with our HTC VIVE setups. While you’re there, jump on a Virtuix Omni or a VirZoomm to take it to the next level. As for competitive events, yup, Smashbox Arena and NovaStar Gaming has you covered:

Smashbox Arena Tournament:

8 - 3 person teams, single elimination, first team to 5.

Games take approximately 12 minutes + onboarding. 

Hour 1: Games: 1-4 (teams 1-8)

Hour 2: Games: 5-6 + break

Hour 3: Finals – games 7-9 (3 rounds for the top 2 teams, first to two) probably 30 hours final

Smashbox Arena team are supplying game keys for the winners!  

Console Freeplay

Like playing the newest, badass console games? Yeah, so do we. Due to this, we tried to bring you the best and hottest right now. So, without further ado, here is our list of picks on console:

Xbox One



State of Decay 2

Dark Souls Remastered


Pit People

Far Cry 5

Sea of Thieves

Super Mega Baseball 2

Detroit: Become Human

Laser League 


God of War

A Way Out

Yakuza 6: Song of Life

MLB The Show 18

Hyrule Warriors

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

Mario Kart 8

Kirby Star Allies

Attack on Titan 2

Bayonetta 2


Mobile Freeplay

The quality of mobile gaming is improving at a fantastic rate. We @ DreamHack have played countless hours on some fantastic titles. We picked a bunch for you to come play that we felt have taken hours of our time recently:



Clash Royale


Arena of Valor

Critical Ops


PUBG Mobile

Monument Valley 2


Homo Machina

Getting Over It

Tabletop Freeplay

Where would video games be without Tabletop? Together with Cascade games, we’re bringing you the best library and focusing on growing it more and more with each event. See here and keep refreshing. We’ll be updating the list by tomorrow with more games from companies such as Steve Jackson Games.