The Epic Games Store has a new practice of offering great indie games for free for different periods of the year. Currently, Ron Gilbert’s point-and-click adventure Thimbleweed Park is completely free on the platform, and will remain so until March 7th. But the game that interests me, and probably you if you clicked on this, is the one coming after Thimbleweed Park.
Developed and published by Terribly Toybox, Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click, neo-noir mystery set in 1987. You play as five different characters trying to work in consort to solve a strange murder mystery. If you’re looking for some old school fun, this is a great choice for you. There’s plenty of exploration and puzzle-solving that fans of the point-and-click genre will love.
The inexplicably addictive and unbearably cute farming sim that is Slime Rancher is making the jump to the Epic Games Store. Starting on March 7th and running until March 21st, gamers can grab a free copy of this game too. The game is also available on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One in case you were wondering.
Slime Rancher places you in control of Beatrix LeBeau, a new Slime farmer out on the Far, Far Range. As you wrangle wild and tamed slimes, you’ll need to harvest their goop to turn a profit. Be careful though, these wiggly little devils can be quite dangerous. There’s a whole ecosystem of different slimes, each with their own unique environmental and dietary needs, and keeping them happy is the key to running a good ranch. Pink Slimes, Rock Slimes, Hunters, Tangles and many more exist in the world of Slime Rancher. The game also has some hidden depth involving agitation states and resource management that add additional bits of gameplay, it’s all really cool.