Time for free games from Epic Store again! You have until 8 October 2020 to download Pikuniku. Last week, Epic Games gave away [i][i][i]RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: The Complete Edition[/i][/i][/i].
There's still time to download the previous week's titles; you have until 17:00 South African Standard Time (SAST) to get 'em free. The upcoming freebie will be available until 1 October 2020.
Available from Epic Games Store — 1 to 8 October
Pikuniku, which was developed by Sectordub and published by Devolver Digital, is an adorable dystopian adventure indie game. Your mission is to help "peculiar creatures overcome struggles".
While doing so, you will also uncover a deep state conspiracy… Intriguing. Pikuniku was designed by Rémi Forcadell, Arnaud De Bock, Calum Bowen & Alan Zucconi and could very well be the next Fall Guys.
Pikuniku. Image via Devolver Digital.
Fall Guys, for those who might not have visited the vastness of the Internet recently, is a wacky obstacle course in the form of a online multiplayer game where you take control of a cute bean.
The SouthAfrican.com's Smangaliso Simelane explains that Fall Guys is "less about skill and more about simply having fun".
"It's hard not to enjoy the absurd obstacles, vibrant visuals and funny beans. The beauty of Fall Guys is that even when you lose (which will happen quite often), it is hard to get mad because the world of Fall Guys is so goofy and colourful".Smangaliso Simelane
But enough about Fall Guys, back to Pikuniku!
Watch: [b]'[b]Pikuniku'[/b] trailer[/b]
Martin Robinson from EuroGamer describes it as a "brillainty breezy, genuinely funny puzzle platformer" with a strong influence of Keita Takahashi's work.
Pikuniku manages to pack a fair few surprises in its short running time. There's a decent basketball mini-game, a rhythm action diversion and a handful of boss encounters complete with their own punchlines, and the pacing of it all is pretty much perfect.Martin Robinson, EuroGamer
Download it from the Epic Games Store before 8 October 2020, at 17:00 SAST, for free.
Previous deals from the Epic Store
'[b]RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition'[/b]
[i]RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition, which was developed by Frontier Developments and published by Frontier Foundry, is a strategy simulation game where you build the "park of a lifetime".[/i]
"Rediscover the critically acclaimed rollercoaster simulation bestseller. Feel the thrill of a genre-defining classic, complete with two huge expansion packs.Frontier Foundry
According to Frontier Foundry, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 "gives you the tools and freedom to build the amusement park of your dreams". Moreover, you control everything, from the finances and services to shops and staff.