Every week, Epic Games Store gives away free games and have given away big-name titles such as Grand Theft Auto V in the past. This week’s offerings are 2 rogue-like games. 20XX is a rogue-like action platformer whereas Barony is a first person rogue-like game with co-op. There is also Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, a 2D 8 bit action adventure game. While these are lesser known games, quite often these can be the hidden gems that players wouldn’t have otherwise discovered, so they are definitely worth claiming on Epic Games Store.
Here is some more information about each game:
If you like roguelikes or Mega Man, 20XX is for you! 20XX is a roguelike action platformer that you can play with a friend. Jump and shoot your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe! 20XX also features full co-op. Play with a friend on the couch or over the interwebs! 20XX supports 1-2 players locally or online – crossplay is supported between Epic and Steam.
Random levels: each time you play 20XX, the stages you play through will be brand new!
Permanent death: each 20XX playthrough is a self-contained life! Death sends you back to HQ, where you can buy powerful upgrades for future runs. (There’s also a Reverent Mode where you get three lives to make it through the game instead of one.)
Persistent Upgrades: as you play 20XX, you’ll earn Soul Chips, which unlock powerful Permanent Upgrades and expand the pool of items that can you can find as you play!
Get ready to tackle vicious roguelike dungeons in first-person. Barony is a blast alone, but it’s a party when you bring your dungeon-running buddies with you in cooperative multiplayer.Slay baddies, collect arcane treasures, invoke powerful spells, and tally up your death count on your way to defeating the forces of supernatural evil.Barony is a love-note to RPG classics like Ultima Underworld, System Shock, & Daggerfall, created by fans of the classics
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries, and help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.
Guide a warrior monk on a laid back adventure in a bronze age mountain wilderness, overcome battles & solve mystical musical puzzles to help The Scythian complete her woeful errand.
Explore a lavishly-painted mythopoetic storyworld affected by real-world moon phases, conceived & crafted by a representative at Superbrothers Inc.
Treat your ears to an album’s worth of original music created by the legendary composer Jim Guthrie.
This edition of S:S&S EP for the electric computer has been faithfully re-engineered by videogame wizards at CAPY to support input via the two-button mouse.
Jim Guthrie’s legendarily epic Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies is a landmark prog rock concept album from the noted composer. Jim’s compositions were named “The Best Videogame Music of 2011” by Kotaku, while Double Fine’s Tim Schafer said “The music is amazing. I want Jim Guthrie to score my life.”