Showing posts with label Epic Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Epic Games. Show all posts

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Bridge Free on Epic Games Store Now

In free giveaway game of this week, Epic Games Store is offering logic-based puzzle game The Bridge for PC.

Intending to continue a popular feature of weekly free game giveaways, Epic Games is bringing more exciting titles on PC platform and being developer friendly throughout 2020 on their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store.

For this week, 2013 logic-based puzzle game The Bridge from developer/publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild is coming to Epic Store today for anyone to claim a copy anytime before January 30, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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The Bridge Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players take control of a guy who seems to be a middle-aged science professor and starts exploring into a beautiful hand-drawn worlds of quirky physics looking for a getaway after waking up from a revelation like Isaac Newton.

Contrary of many renowned games from its genre, The Bridge attempts to introduce change to your outlook at things and help you overcome many boundaries of perspective through a few twists in ways of how gravity works its charm.

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There will be times when you are repeatedly doing something over and over but couldn't make it right for overlooking some tiny details. What you are looking for may be lying right in front of you but yet, often times it will be easily missed.

When it will be time to harvest your next freebie title on Epic Games Store, you can get your hands on ultimate farming simulation game Farming Simulator 19 from Giants Software and Focus Home Interactive on January 30, 2020.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of indie platformer title Horace on PC platform for this week.

Even after fulfilling their promise of giving away free games for a year, Epic Games didn't stop offering PC titles on Epic Games Store and has confirmed earlier to continue rolling out more freebies on a weekly schedule throughout 2020.

This week, EGS has a fair-looking indie 2D pixel art platformer Horace from publisher 505 Games that is available to claim and add to your online collection of games forever before January 18, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Horace follows the story of a household robot that lives with a family for a while and bonds with its each member. In one unfortunate event, he gets separated and deactivated for a few years before he gets online somehow.

Rebooted back to a world that he couldn't relate to anymore with his family in it and so, he takes it upon himself to find them. This engaging experience of a small robot was developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn.

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There are aspects of a regular platform game with player character having some basic abilities, which expands later on. It features some jokes and quips on pop culture references that people with an enthusiasm for older days will surely enjoy.

For their giveaway of next week, Epic Games Store will serve 2013 logic-based puzzle game The Bridge from developer/publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and it will go live on January 18 to remain until January 30.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Epic Games Store Will Continue Free Weekly Games in 2020

Epic Games promises to continue trend of giving away free PC games on Epic Games Store throughout 2020.

Hitting up one year anniversary last year, Epic Games didn't even slow down on their regular wave of free games offering on Epic Games Store and is still keeps on giving stepping into new year of 2020 with no sign of stopping.

Last year, EGS had 12 days of free games initiative that ran alongside their first annual Holiday Sale. They even entered a new decade giving three titles at once, which they intend to continue on a weekly basis throughout this year as well.

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Epic Games Store Will Continue Free Weekly Games in 2020

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Already given out 73 games so far that were being claimed for more than 200 million times and are worth $1,455 in total, Epic Store is planning to extend this freebie giveaway practice to have a large part of their audience engaged.

Not only did EGS highlighted many promising indie tiles on their platform, they handed out older games from those creators to members to claim for free as part of a promotional tactics, which seemed to have worked pretty well too.

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Epic Store PC Games Revenue

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During their entire run, they attracted 108 million members to their storefront and had their valued customers spend over $680 million for PC games and $251 million of that revenue amount was used up on third-party titles.

Epic Games is determined to continue supporting developers and publishers with a friendly 88% revenue split, just as they initially started. After enabling keyless purchasing integration with Humble Store lately, there are more to come in future.

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Of course those numbers are very impressive for first year of a new digital distribution outlet but you can easily bet that a lion's share of that percentage has come from their free-to-play online shooter game Fortnite Battle Royale.

Most popular on Epic Store last year was Borderlands 3, Control, Metro Exodus, The Division 2, The Outer Worlds and World War Z. For 2020, they are planning to include Auto Chess, Godfall, Predator: Hunting Grounds and Rogue Company.

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Epic Store Most Popular Games in 2019

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Support for cross-platform play across Android, iOSMacNintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation and Xbox systems were limited to Fortnite only. Currently, Dauntless from developer Phoenix Labs has the same features as first third-party game.

Epic Games plans on working more on cross-platform games in near future that are coming in 2020. More timed exclusive titles will head over to Epic Games Store as well, which means they will probably sneak onto more Kickstarter projects.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fortnite Getting New Creative Mode Liferun

Epic Games to add new Creative mode game Liferun for Fortnite, which will debut shortly at PAX South.

Aside from its lesser known survival-shooter game mode Save the World and free-to-play battle royale, Fortnite added a Creative mode in late 2018 that allows players freedom to freely build arena and even new games modes.

Reportedly, developer/publisher Epic Games will include a new Creative mode titled "Liferun" for Fortnite where people will get busy saving lives instead of getting kills and it will be first showcased shortly at PAX South 2020.

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Fortnite Getting New Creative Mode Liferun

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Players will be taking on roles of heroic Red Cross workers and race to save lives in golf carts through maps in four different missions. In a recent partnership with International Red Cross, this mode is developed by Team Evolve.

Liferun gets officially revealed between January 17 and January 19 at PAX South, San Antonio, Texas. Renowned streamers DrLupo, Lachlan and ONE_shot_GURL will be right there to play the game directly from convention.

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On Twitter, user ShiinaBR has shared some images from upcoming brand-new custom game mode "Liferun".



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Epic Games have yet to announce whether or not Creative mode Liferun will be a limited time collaboration/crossover event or here to stay as a permanent addition to Fortnite but we can expect it to last for a few weeks at least.

While some players are whining about Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2 being too long since it will run until February 2020 and no content update coming before next season, a new Creative mode is actually a breath of fresh air for many.

Sundered: Eldritch Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering PC version of Sundered: Eldritch Edition in free giveaway game of this week.

Originally, Epic Games have announced to offer turn-based strategic role-playing game For The King for this week a day after revealing of their freebie lineup of New Year 2020 but then they backed out afterwards for some unknown reason.

Later on, Metroidvania title Sundered: Eldritch Edition from developer/publisher Thunder Lotus Games was revealed to be latest free games on Epic Games Store for PC platform, available now to claim before January 16, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Sundered: Eldritch Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Sundered explores a narrative full of Lovecraftian horror elements that are centered on a woman named Eshe. Her journey throughout the game is all about embracing or defying an ancient eldritch power by a mysterious force.

Due to its roguelike nature, no area pattern is the same once your character dies and any amount of enemies can spawn randomly at any time. However, death doesn't punish you too severely to try out a different approach next time.

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Eldritch Edition features new areas to wander around, brand-new boss to fight off, quest chain that serves unique rewards and all updates. It also comes along with local co-op play support that lets you join with up to four-players.

Epic Games Store already revealed one of the best platforming adventure games from last year, Horace for giving away next week. This critically-acclaimed title will become available from January 16 and will remain up until January 23, 2020.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Fortnite is Highest-Earning Video Game of 2019

Even after seeing a 25% less profit than last year, Fortnite of Epic Games remained a top-earning game of 2019.

For past few years, developer/publisher Epic Games has been dominating video game sphere with their free-to-play online battle royale game Fortnite as well as its own genre by competing with titles like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Fortnite Battle Royale still remains the highest-grossing games of 2019 when it comes to overall revenue, even though it has seen a drastic 25% downward trend in profits compared to previous year, according to a recent report from SuperData.

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Fortnite is Highest-Earning Video Game of 2019

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In a recent review of digital gaming space, Neilsen Company SuperData revealed that Fortnite took top spot in profit charts for second year in a row by generating $1.8 billion revenue despite seeing a 25% decrease from $2.4 billion of 2018.

Due to their approach to overly popular battle royale genre with a free-to-play business model, Fortnite has appealed to many people. Epic Games also hosted high-profile eSports events to heavily promote their pride jewel to a mass audience.

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Moreover, collaborations with major franchises like Avengers, Batman, John Wick and Star Wars has drawn more players to the game. Lately, Fortnite premiered brand-new footage The Rise of Skywalker ahead of its theatre release.

During these limited time crossovers events, bundle of themed cosmetic items and Battle Passes are sold through in-game digital storefront known as Item Shop that players can pick up spending real-world money, thus generating revenue.

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Other free-to-play games generating a billion dollar revenue are Dungeon Fighter Online, Honour of Kings, League of Legends, Candy Crush Saga, Pokémon Go, Crossfire, Fate/Grand Order, Game for Peace and Last Shelter: Survival.

Although AAA-title release number is reduced, heading over to mobile platform has been a successful move for major publishers. Both Call of Duty: Mobile and Mario Kart Tour were able to offer experience of their console counterparts.

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Fortnite Crossover Events

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Two highest-grossing games of 2019 were FIFA 20 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, earning $786 million $645 million respectively. In comparison, free-to-play titles have earned so much more than these annual blockbuster series.

Most of those titles made it to the top due to their accessibility to players on PC, consoles or handhelds. In spite of taking a 5% dip in 2019 for year-over-year contrast, premium game revenue has totaled to a whopping $18.9 billion.

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Epic Games has done a great job in keeping Fortnite Battle Royale still relevant to have players engaged and invested. Many of their seasonal events and regular content updates are what drawing its player community across all platforms.

Last year, entire world of Fortnite was sucked into a black hole for few days nearing end of Season 10 and everything returned shortly afterwards introducing Chapter 2 of the game, signaling to continue a triumphant run in 2020 as well.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Darksiders, Darksiders 2 and Steep Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of Darksiders, Darksiders 2 and Steep for PC platform until January 9.

Continuing twelve days of non-stop free games giveaway at the end of 2019 and more that started during annual Holiday Sale, Epic Games has welcomed New Year of 2020 by bringing more titles for PC platform on Epic Games Store.

Joining today on Epic Store are three great titles; Darksiders, Darksiders II and Steep that would be accessible to claim for another nine days. So, be sure to check all of them out as soon as you can and add to your ever-growing online library.

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Darksiders, Darksiders 2 and Steep Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Play as first Horseman of the Apocalypse, War and cancel end of the world in Darksiders Warmastered Edition. Appointed by Charred Council, he arrives at kingdom of man upon sensing of end times only to find it as a ruse.

Then continue from where War left off as his brother Death and clear his name in Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. Riding on his horse Despair, the most feared among all Horsemen embarks a journey to uncover a grand conspiracy.

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Also don't forget to pick up standard edition of open-world extreme sports game Steep from developer/publisher Ubisoft. Grab your skis and snowboards to steer through mountain Alps this winter season for an unforgettable experience.

Epic Store has previously given up two games bundle consists of six titles with Batman Games Collection in September 2019. This time, they have tripled down on freebies and are available to claim before January 9, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store wraps up 12 days of free games giveaway by offering a free of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.

Though Epic Games originally announced to offer at least one freebie title on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store for each day until yearend, they seem to have extended that giveaway period until New Year of 2020.

Joining in on board is platform adventure game Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair by developer Playtonic Games and publisher Team 17, which came out only months ago and is now available to claim for next 24 hours at Epic Store.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Free on Epic Games Store Now

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You will be playing as a male chameleon named Yooka who is accompanied by Laylee, a female bat in a classic 2D side-scrolling action. However, instead of rehashing old formula, the studio has taken a modern approach for a sequel.

For completing each of its 20 uniquely different stages, players receive an extra hit point to finish Impossible Lair. This completely eliminates your need to go through all stages to face evil Capital B but you would probably want to do it anyway.

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Impossible Lair actually improves upon overall mechanics of the series and its respective genre. Its beautiful design and gameplay concept is quite a blast but having no check-point within the game could be a real bummer sometime.

Right after wrapping up with 12 days of free games program with their latest title, Epic Games Store is seemingly getting back to their previous schedule of giving away weekly games for PC, starting with Darksiders II and Steep.