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Epic Games launches its store with indie-heavy sizzle reel


 

Epic Games has launched its developer-friendly rival to Steam with a indie-heavy sizzle reel.

The lineup on the Epic Games Store so far is limited, as Epic said it would be when it recently announced its digital store, with 18 games that are either out now or “coming soon.”

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Supergiant’s new game, Hades, is available in early access. Hades is an isometric, hack-and-slash rogue-like with a Greek mythology bent and a beautifully illustrated art style.
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek is a prequel to the viral stealth-puzzle-horror game. Play games of hide and seek with your brother in a dramatic examination of what happened to the Neighbor’s family prior to the events of the first game.
  • Ashen is an action RPG from A44 that just launched today and is already drawing comparisons to Dark Souls. Explore the game’s open world and find new characters that can aid you on your trip, all while trying to guide survivors back to your settlement, where you can upgrade items and create new weapons.

That’s pretty much the extent of what’s available right now on the Epic Games Store, though there are several new games that scheduled to launch soon. Darksiders III, Coffee Stain’s factory-builder Satisfactory, and Saber Interactive’s World War Z are just a few of the games you can expect to launch on the Epic Games Store. The PC version of Journey will also be available when that launches. Obviously, Epic titles like FortniteUnreal Tournament, and Shadow Complex are also available.

Here are the rest of the titles that will be available soon:

  • Outer Wilds
  • Subnautica
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
  • Maneater
  • Genesis Alpha One

What’s really interesting is that the Epic Games Store will have its own free game program that will offer a new game every two weeks. First up is Subnautica, which will be available for free from December 14th to December 27th. After that, Super Meat Boy will be free from December 28th to January 10th, 2019.

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Epic Games launches its store with indie-heavy sizzle reel

The Epic Games Store is off to a strong start with some interesting indie titles and a free games program right off the bat.

By Michael Goroff | 12/7/2018 02:00 PM PT

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Epic Games has launched its developer-friendly rival to Steam with a indie-heavy sizzle reel.

The lineup on the Epic Games Store so far is limited, as Epic said it would be when it recently announced its digital store, with 18 games that are either out now or “coming soon.”

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Supergiant’s new game, Hades, is available in early access. Hades is an isometric, hack-and-slash rogue-like with a Greek mythology bent and a beautifully illustrated art style.
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek is a prequel to the viral stealth-puzzle-horror game. Play games of hide and seek with your brother in a dramatic examination of what happened to the Neighbor’s family prior to the events of the first game.
  • Ashen is an action RPG from A44 that just launched today and is already drawing comparisons to Dark Souls. Explore the game’s open world and find new characters that can aid you on your trip, all while trying to guide survivors back to your settlement, where you can upgrade items and create new weapons.

That’s pretty much the extent of what’s available right now on the Epic Games Store, though there are several new games that scheduled to launch soon. Darksiders III, Coffee Stain’s factory-builder Satisfactory, and Saber Interactive’s World War Z are just a few of the games you can expect to launch on the Epic Games Store. The PC version of Journey will also be available when that launches. Obviously, Epic titles like FortniteUnreal Tournament, and Shadow Complex are also available.

Here are the rest of the titles that will be available soon:

  • Outer Wilds
  • Subnautica
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
  • Maneater
  • Genesis Alpha One

What’s really interesting is that the Epic Games Store will have its own free game program that will offer a new game every two weeks. First up is Subnautica, which will be available for free from December 14th to December 27th. After that, Super Meat Boy will be free from December 28th to January 10th, 2019.

Read More


About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.