When the Epic Games Store launched last December, they committed to give out a steady stream of free-to-keep games with very flexible periods available to claim the games. So far they have given away 11 games, including the one now available, World Of Goo. Other games previously available to keep for free include Super Meat Boy, Thimbleweed Park, Subnautica, What Remains of Edith Finch, and The Witness. There's something for everyone's taste, and the games are mostly high quality and engaging. You just can't complain.
The new title now available, World Of Goo, was recently remastered by the original developers in an effort to make the game look better on modern hardware and systems. The lead developer of the quirky puzzle game emphasized that there are no new levels, no new characters, and no new battle royale deathmatch mode in this remaster. "This is just a gentle remastering we did for fun." It was likely also made in preparation for the game's giveaway on Epic Games Store, which also might help to give him and his current studio a bit of visibility and money.
World Of Goo won its share of awards and has a 93% positive rating on Steam, plus a 90 Metacritic score, which is sure to make it seem doubly worth playing as a free game. Anyone interested in a physics-based puzzle and construction game should have a blast with it. The game will be available to claim for free until May 16, after which you'll have to pay for it.
As they give away World Of Goo, Epic also announced the next free game in the queue, which will be the narrative-driven experimental adventure game Stories Untold, developed by No Code and published by Devolver Digital. So keep an eye out for mid-May if you want to snatch another free game.
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