Although there's still almost a week to go before the free offer for Super Meat Boy on Epic's Game Store has expired, we've learned that the next freebie coming our way is What Remains of Edith Finch, Giant Sparrow's masterpiece from 2017.
We're talking about a title often described as a clear example of how games can be genuine works of art, or at least among the closest we've come. Thankfully, if you missed it, Epic will amend that for you by making it free to download between 10 and 25 January 2019.
Note however that What Remains of Edith Finch is at its core a so-called walking simulator, even if such oversimplification doesn't do it justice. Nevertheless, the genre itself isn't everyone's cup of tea and if you're looking for a quick-paced gaming experience, you might as well look elsewhere.
That being said, What Remains of Edith Finch indeed shares many elements with the aforementioned genre but it's the delivery that sets it miles apart. Playing as Edith Finch, players are tasked with finding out what happened to her supposedly cursed family members. To do so, you will have to explore the Finch house as well as some surroundings and pick up hints and clues.
This is where Giant Sparrow's masterful storytelling really shone, as just about everything you come across is cleverly tied to the relative you're supposed to investigate in ways I'd rather not spoil here. Needless to say, pick it up - it's free and more than worth it even if it wasn't.
In spite of recent analyst predictions, Epic aren't likely to give up in their fight against Steam, and the company is picking some quite memorable titles to attract more users. The first third-party freebie to debut on Epic's Game Store was Subnautica, a gorgeous underwater survival by Unknown Worlds Entertainment, followed by Super Meat Boy, which is still free by the way.
All in all, it looks like just logging onto Epic's store from time to time is enough to build you a nice little library of games by the end of 2019, because they'll keep offering new ones every two weeks. So, stay tuned.