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Three games are free on the Epic Games Store this week

After last week saw the brilliant Tacoma free on the Epic Games Store, this week there’s rogue-lite platforming, dungeon-crawling, and music from Jim Guthrie.

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After last week saw the brilliant Tacoma free on the Epic Games Store, this week there’s rogue-lite platforming, dungeon-crawling, and music from Jim Guthrie.

Another week, another raft of freebies on the Epic Games Store. Let’s just take the “people being mad about a storefront other than Steam” as read and get straight to the free games, shall we?

First up, there’s 20XX from Batterystaple, a rogue-lite platformer with more than a hint of Megaman about it. You’ll jump, fight, and dash your way through procedurally generated worlds. It also features local and online co-op for two players, and there’s even crossplay between the Epic Games Store and Steam. Maybe we can all get along, after all?

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Second is Barony, another roguelike with co-operative options. This one’s a first-person dungeon crawler with more than a hint of Minecraft about the visuals, but it’s got more in common with Daggerfall and Ultima Underworld than the blocky craft-em-up. Instead of punching trees, you’ll be punching monsters instead.

And the third game is Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, a gorgeous pixel art adventure from Capybara Games set to a Jim Guthrie soundtrack. And it’s the soundtrack that’s key, here. Superbrothers features an entire album’s worth of music from Canadian singer-songwriter Guthrie, while its musical themes are carefully woven into the game’s narrative, themes, and gameplay.

All three are available for free – to keep forever – right now from the Epic Games Store. They’ll stay that way until Thursday, August 6 2020, when they’re replaced by the brilliant Wilmot’s Warehouse.

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