Nothing draws people in like free stuff, and the Epic Games Store is giving you a great reason to visit by giving away a free game every two weeks. First there was Subnautica, then Super Meat Boy, and from now until January 24 you can grab What Remains of Edith Finch at no charge just for using the Epic Games launcher. That's an amazing value, considering that Edith Finch is one of the best first-person stories since Gone Home, and we ranked it highly among the best games of 2017. Redeeming your free copy is as simple as downloading the Epic Games Store client to your PC and clicking a few buttons.You play as the titular character in What Remains of Edith Finch, visiting your abandoned childhood home that once housed every member of your family tree. It's no ordinary house, either: each generation built atop the rooms of their ancestors until the residence became a precarious tower full of hidden passageways and locked-away secrets. With Edith narrating her strange trip down memory … [Read more...] about The latest free game from Epic Games Store is the wondrous What Remains of Edith Finch
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Between now and January 10, you don't have to spend any money to get one of the best platformers of the decade. The Epic Games Store is giving away free copies of Super Meat Boy to anyone with an account. And if you don't have an account, signing up is free. All you have to do is sign in, claim the game, and you're good to go. The only catch is that you'll need to use the Epic Games Launcher to play it.Super Meat Boy is an ultra-challenging side-scrolling platformer that stars an anthropomorphic slab of meat. Your job is to navigate the fragile hero through dozens of stages that are filled with obstacles like saw blades, shards of glass, and piles of deadly salt. It's a tough game, but the levels are mostly short, and you respawn instantly.In GameSpot's 9.5/10 Super Meat Boy review, Tom McShae wrote, "It's impossible to point to just one element that makes Super Meat Boy such an extraordinary game. From the intense-though-always-fair difficulty and the inspired level design, to the … [Read more...] about Get Another Free PC Game From The Epic Games Store
The Epic Games launcher — the client used to distribute battle royale megahit Fortnite — relaunched last night as the Epic Games Store, a new entrant in the PC gaming digital distribution landscape, with an enticing offer. While users may be very likely to have a copy of the free-to-play Fortnite in their new library on day one, Epic is looking to accelerate the growth of players’ collections by offering a free game every two weeks, beginning with Subnautica on Dec. 14, followed by Super Meat Boy on Dec. 28. Offering free games to help grow a digital game library, in addition to mitigating the difficulty of asking players to split their collection across multiple PC gaming ecosystems, has become something of a table-stakes strategy these days. Epic is hoping to use its massive Fortnite-fueled install base and some developer-friendly terms to propel its platform into the rarefied space currently dominated, though not exclusively, by Valve’s Steam platform. … [Read more...] about Epic Games Store will offer ‘a free game every two weeks’ — how does that stack up?
The Epic Games Store is live. Following an announcement at The Game Awards 2018, Epic Games launched its digital storefront which aims to compete with Steam, GOG, Origin, Uplay, and the host of other digital retailers. The difference between the Epic Store and other digital storefronts, though, is in the percentage of profits that go to the developers of games sold through it. As previously reported, Epic will take only 12 percent of profits from the sales of games through its store, leaving 88 percent as profit for developers. The Epic Games Store is open to developers who use any engine, and games made using Unreal Engine will not be subject to the standard 5% royalty for commercial use. Epic Games released the list of confirmed games that would be sold through its storefront, and though it’s a short list right now, it looks like some quality titles have already pledged. The list right now is: Ashen by A44 and Annapurna Interactive (Available Now) Darksiders III by Gunfire … [Read more...] about Epic Games Store Launches. Here’s the Available Games List
Epic Games announced that it will soon launch its own digital storefront, with the first wave rolling out on Mac and Windows before broadening to Android and other platforms later in 2019. There will be a “hand-curated set of games” available to purchase when the store first opens in the coming weeks, and that catalogue will expand throughout the year. Buyers will be able to access it either online or through the Epic Games launcher to purchase games, but everything else will be handled through the proprietary application. Fortnite players are already users of the launcher, as Epic Games makes its games exclusively available through it. That will continue. Epic also said it will not institute any required DRM on games sold through the store. But what’s most novel is how Epic Games plans to work with developers who sell their games through its storefront. In a blog post on the Unreal Engine website, Epic detailed the profit margins for developers first and foremost, … [Read more...] about Epic Games is launching its own store, and taking a smaller cut than Steam