Fez, Polytron’s perspective-shifting pixel platformer, is now free on the Epic Games Store.
Released in 2012, Fez earned rave reviews, garnering a 10/10 from Eurogamer, a 9.5 from IGN, and plenty of nines. It was also one of the subjects of Indie Game: The Movie, a Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary that focuses on indie development luminaries like Jonathan Blow (Braid), Tommy Refenes (Super Meat Boy), and Phil Fish (Fez).
Now Fez is the latest in a long line of indie freebies from the nascent Epic Games Store.
Since the Fortnite giant began giving away games for free with Subnautica in December of last year, thrifty players have been able to pick up revered indies like Enter the Gungeon, The Witness, This War of Mine and World of Goo at no cost, with no strings attached. Bigger games, like For Honor and Alan Wake, have also been free in recent months.
For perspective, I have 33 games in my Epic Games Store library and I picked up 29 of them on Epic’s dime.
When Fez became available, Epic revealed that next week’s free games will be Celeste and Inside, two of the most critically acclaimed games of the past few years.