Today it is time again. The free games in the Epic Store will rotate through. There are three free games available to you this week, which is why we will clarify in the following text for whom the free offer is worthwhile.
To get it straight: The three games are highlights for fans of point & click adventures – namely Deponia: The Complete Journey, Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth and The First Tree.
All you need to have access to the offer is an Epic account. You can then download the three free games from the Epic Store as usual. The offer is available to you from April 15-22, 2021 to disposal.
These three games are now available for free on Epic
Deponia: The Complete Journey
Genre: Point & Click | Developer: Daedalic Entertainment | Platform: PC | Release: July 08, 2014
Deponia – Ingame-Trailer zum Adventure-Bundle »The Complete Journey«
What kind of game is Deponia? Deponia is probably one of the most famous Europe point & click adventures. In the game you take on the role of the chaotic protagonist Rufus, who tries to escape from the junk planet Deponia. Due to his clumsy nature, the plan is anything but expected. Armed with your mouse pointer, you have to click through the colorful world, solve puzzles and enjoy the weird humor of the game.
Deponia: The Complete Journey contains the first three parts of the Deponia saga and combines them into a closed adventure. The latest sequel Deponia Doomsday is unfortunately not included here. But there are still a whopping four hours of developer comments on top, new gameplay features, hidden collectibles, Linux support and more.
Who is Deponia suitable for? The game is primarily for puzzle fans and players who like it a little quieter. Even for people who have already gained Deponia experience, The Complete Journey with its additional content should create a new approach to swing into the role of Rufus again.
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Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth
Genre: Point & Click | Developer: Daedalic Entertainment | Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android | Release: 15. August 2017
The Pillars of the Earth – Launch trailer for Ken Follet’s bestselling game
What kind of game is the Pillars of the Earth? This is a video game adaptation of the international bestseller novel “The Pillars of the Earth”. The game takes you to medieval England in the 12th century. As in the book, the focus is on the builder Tom Builder, who wants to build a cathedral in the fictional city of Kingsbridge.
However, you do not slip into the role of Tom, but take turns in control of three people from his immediate environment. Jack, Aliena and Philip are very different in their social status and each take a different look at what is happening. In addition, the game impresses with beautifully drawn characters and atmospheric background graphics.
Who is The Pillars of the Earth for? Unlike in most point & click adventures, you won’t be confronted with classic puzzles in the game. This is mostly about the dialogues and decisions you have to make. The latter have a significant effect on the further course of the game and even make it possible to deviate from the novel. Therefore, the game is not only recommended for history lovers, but should also be interesting for readers of the book.
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The First Tree
Genre: Adventure | Developer: David Wehle | Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android | Release: 15. August 2017
The First Tree – Gameplay-Trailer zum PC-Release
What kind of game is The First Tree? Similar to a Firewatch or Journey, The First Tree wants to pick up the player on an emotional level. The game is about the young man Joseph, who wants to get in touch with his father again. Joseph wakes up from a long dream in which he was a vixen and begins to tell his girlfriend about it.
You take control of the vixen and cross a colorful dream landscape, which is kept in an atmospheric low-poly look. On your way you will find memorabilia, which are little anecdotes between Joseph and his father. Joseph retells these stories and accompanies you through the whole game.
Who is The First Tree for? On the official site the game is recommended to all Journey, Gone Home and Firewatch fans. In this game, the main focus is on the story. The actual gameplay is a bit meager and is made up of simple platforming passages. Since the game is only two hours long, it can be played and ended comfortably in one evening.