Action-adventure Axiom Verge is now free to download from the Epic Games Store.
From now until February 21st, 2019, PC owners can head on over to the Epic Games Store, sign up for a free account, and download the game. As with previous free titles from Epic, once downloaded, the game can be kept forever.
Luckily, players who pick up Axiom Verge now won’t have to deal with a crashing bug that was present in the game when it arrived on the Epic Games Store late last week. According to creator Tom Happ, all references to “Steam” in the game files were removed for the Epic Games Store launch, however, this included a sound file called “Steam.xnb,” which caused the game to crash when it was supposed to be played. This issue has since been fixed.
For anyone missing Steam.xnb from the Epic store, please go to AV in your library, click the gear icon, Verify, then Update.
I was thinking it being Epic and all, I shouldn’t include valve’s dlls and such, so I excluded all files with “Steam” in the name… oops.
— Tom Happ (@AxiomVerge) February 7, 2019
The game was originally released in 2015 and follows the story of a scientist who wakes in a mysterious, alien world after a lab accident. Players must explore this large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets.
Epic Games also revealed that adventure game Thimbleweed Park will be the next game free game on the Epic Games Store from February 21st.