Epic Goes Sci-fi with This Week’s Free Games
Epic Games Store is going with two very different types of sci-fi titles for its free giveaway this week.
First is Obduction, an adventure game from the studio behind Myst. The game sees the protagonist being taken by an organic artifact across the universe, bringing them to “an alien landscape with pieces of Earth from unexpected times and places”.
“The strange worlds of Obduction reveal their secrets only as you explore, discover, coax, and consider their clues,” explains the game’s description. “As you bask in the otherworldly beauty and explore the enigmatic landscapes, remember that the choices you make will have substantial consequences.”
The other freebie is Offworld Trading Company, a strategy game set on a colonized Mars. Described as an “economic RTS”, the game sees players picking one of four starting corporations and trying to dominate the market. Instead of building bases and armies, you’ll have to worry about acquiring the right resource, deciding what goods to build and sell, how to handle the underworld, and buying stocks. The game promises a dynamic single-player campaign with multiple CEO types, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to eight players.
Obduction’s EGS page is here, while Offworld Trading Company’s is here.