The Epic Games Store has revealed its next free game, in the form of Giant Sparrow's high-regarded What Remains of Edith Finch. The game will be available free from the store between January 10-25, and follows similar offers for Subnautica and Super Meat Boy (the latter is still available, in case you've yet to snap it up).Andy loved What Remains of Edith Finch when it launched back in 2017. "Touching, sad, and brilliant; a story worth forgiving the limited interactivity to experience," he wrote in his 91% score review. As with the previous two free games, once you've claimed it on the Epic Games Store it's free to keep forever, providing you grab it while the offer lasts. … [Read more...] about What Remains of Edith Finch will be free on the Epic Games Store next week
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In keeping with its newfound tradition, the Epic Games Store is giving away yet another title. The What Remains of Edith Finch free giveaway will start on January 10 and run until January 25. However, the next free title has not yet been revealed. Epic has already given away a few games since the store’s launch in December 2018. Subnautica, the underwater survival game, was the first free title and Super Meat Boy, the classic 2010 platformer, is the current giveaway. You only need to download the Epic Games Store launcher to claim them. This is a stark contrast to the PlayStation Plus free games and Games With Gold on Xbox Live that require subscriptions. What Remains of Edith Finch is a walking simulator from developer Giant Sparrow that came out in 2017. It features the titular Edith Finch as she walks through her family’s home and encounters their stories that you play through. What Remains of Edith Finch was praised for its inventive and mechanically infused … [Read more...] about What Remains of Edith Finch Free Next Week on Epic Games Store
What Remains of Edith Finch has a story that will stay with you for a long time. Small tableaus of the lives of the Finch family. Much like Gone Home you start at your old family home, but this time you uncover how a lot of your family died. Cheerful, I know. However, with each new story you learn a little more about the family members you never met, or the ones you knew all-too-briefly. After its release in 2017, it won an incredible amount of awards (including one of our old “recommended” badges) and had its praises sung so highly only cats could hear them. Its rich story and incredible atmosphere place it as one of my all time favourite games. If you didn’t know by now, I love story-driven gems. There are loads of really smart moments where it pulls itself away from usual walking simulators, that useful but reductive term we’re all so hesitant to use. You learn of a family member’s death through a comic book, another through a scene played out in a … [Read more...] about Have You Played… What Remains of Edith Finch?
Edge magazineThe authority on videogame art, design and play, Edge is the must-have companion for game industry professionals, aspiring game-makers and super-committed hobbyists. You can subscribe to both the print or digital editions here. Edge 320 features Shadow of the Tomb Raider on the cover, and it's available now. Welcome to the third guest article from Edge on PC Gamer, where we'll occasionally feature PC gaming-based articles from the long-running magazine's recent history. This was originally published in Edge 309 in July 2017, and is republished here with the Edge team's permission. Like all good stories, it started with a shark in a tree. Giant Sparrow had begun developing its debut, The Unfinished Swan, with nothing more than what writer/director Ian Dallas describes as “an abstract but describable goal”. For that game, Dallas hoped to create a sense of awe and wonder; this time he was hoping to evoke “the sublime horror of nature”. … [Read more...] about The making of What Remains of Edith Finch
My grandmother died last December. It turns out grief is weird. Very slow, and very weird. It doesn’t feel like my grandmother is gone most of the time. Our brains must do that to protect us, because grief flattens you when it finally hits. I last visited her in Vermont, during an unseasonably warm October. We tore apart a rotten tree stump in her garden using ski poles. She told me she would live for a few more years. She had a stroke and passed away a month or so later. I spent December ping-ponging around the East coast. One weekend I was in Boston, doing a vigil in the hospice while she was in a coma. Then back to New York to edit silly videos for YouTube. Now to Vermont for the funeral. Then back to New York, to sink into the chaos of Polygon’s Game of the Year work. One of the stranger parts of this job is the need to deal with major life events while also being really stressed out about video games. Sometimes that’s a relief. Instead of dwelling on the memory … [Read more...] about What Remains of Edith Finch and losing someone you love