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Epic Games Store's Next Free Game is Bad North

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on Friday, November 15, 2019 - 13:00
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Rude North

The Epic Games Store continues to offer free games to as many people as possible, and there's a new game to grab this week. In addition, we know what next week's game will be as well.

This week you can grab The Messenger. The game is a 2D platformer that combines 8-bit and 16-bit gameplay depending on when you walk through portals. Depending on which version of the game you're in, the threats you encounter along the way have a chance to be totally different. You'll need to use both versions of the game to advance, making use of new skills each time. It also helps that the game manages to totally nail the look of both styles and that the process of watching the game switch from one set of graphics to another is totally mesmerizing and worth the price of admission on its own.

 

Next week's game will be Bad North: Jotunn Edition. A combination of RTS, tower defense, and roguelite gameplay styles, you'll be commanding little armies of troops and using them to fight off invaders. Your goal is to protect villages on procedurally-generated islands. The more houses and buildings you save, then more gold you earn for protecting the island, which you can then use to upgrade your armies and make the next islands easier. Of course, you also have to deal with more enemies, so you better be careful not to lose any troops in the process.

The Messenger will be available for free until November 21st. Bad North: Jotunn Edition will be available for free from November 21st until November 28th.

How do you feel about these two games? What do you think made the north so bad? Did someone give them a message asking them to be bad? This seems likely. Let us know in the comments below!

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Samuel Guglielmo

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I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.