Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Crashlands have been announced as next week’s free Epic Games Store titles.
Originally released in 2010, Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first-person survival horror game with a Metascore of 88 on review aggregation site Metacritic, based on 44 reviews.
Released in 2016, Butterscotch Shenanigans’ Crashlands is a story-driven crafting ARPG with a Metascore of 78 based on 10 reviews.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Crashlands will replace For the King, which is now free to download (normally £15.49) until April 30.
Developed by IronOak Games and published by Curve Digital in 2018, the PC version of For The King has a Metascore of 79 based on 11 reviews.
“For The King is a challenging blend of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements,” reads its Epic Games Store listing. “Each playthrough is unique with procedural maps, quests, and events.”
The Epic Games Store’s weekly free game promotion, which launched alongside the storefront in December 2018, will run throughout 2020.
Epic Games recently launched its own publishing label with upcoming projects from Remedy (Control), Gen Design (The Last Guardian) and Playdead (Inside). Epic Games Publishing will offer “the most developer-friendly terms in the industry” so that creators can “focus on making great games”, the company said.
The terms of its publishing deals include full creative freedom and IP ownership for developers. Epic will front all development costs and share profits 50/50 once these costs have been recouped.