Next week’s free Epic Games Store title has been announced.
DARQ: Complete Edition will be free to download from October 28 until November 4.
The game tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who finds himself in the middle of a lucid nightmare.
“While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world,” according to DARQ’s product description.
DARQ will replace first person horror adventure Among the Sleep – Enhanced Edition, which normally costs £13.99 but is currently free to download until October 28.
The company has been giving away free titles on a weekly basis since the marketplace launched, including 103 games in 2020, collectively worth $2,407 based on US prices. Epic said users claimed over 749 million free titles last year.
On Wednesday, Epic announced it had signed publishing deals for original titles from independent studios Eyes Out and Spry Fox.
The legal battle began in August 2020 after Epic moved to circumvent platform fees with a new direct payment option in Fortnite, leading to the game’s removal from Google Play and the App Store.
Epic is reportedly considering making a Fortnite film as part of wider conversations about the possibility of launching an entertainment division focused on scripted video programming.