We’re back with our weekly Friday freebie summary of all the games you can play completely free this weekend, whether it’s free newcomers, free weekends, freebies, or the weekly range of freebies for the Epic Games Store.
Next Up Hero
Visit the Epic Games Store and grab one of this week’s two freebies. First, we have the Next Up Hero 2018 from Digital Continue. It may not have the popular appeal of the latest giveaways in the Epic Games Store (few games can keep up with GTA V), but Next Up Hero is nothing to make fun of and offers barrels of carefree dungeon-crawling fun.
Next Up Hero is a gauntlet-style dungeon crawler with hand-drawn heroes that can be hacked, cut, shot, tumbled, boomed, sprayed, and exploded through ventures. Choose your hero (and / or invite a friend to co-op) and roll dungeons, equip yourself and maximize your stats against the hideous monsters known as the “Neverending Lament”. “
Tacoma from developer Fullbright and the storytelling team behind Gone Home and BioShock 2: Minerva’s cave accompany Next Up Hero on this week’s giveaway from the Epic Games Store.
Examine an abandoned space station as an interactive investigator. You get information from animated AR scenes to understand what happened to the crew. Each time you play through, you will be reset for two to five hours, depending on how thoroughly you research. A multi-path story system ensures that each session is different from the previous one.
Each crew member has a story that the player has to put together by examining objects, reading notes and messages and delving into their inner thoughts. Tacoma is set in 2088 and Fullbright has done well to create a compelling fictional universe that represents mankind’s expansion into near-Earth orbit.
“An abandoned space station. A mysterious AI. And you. The crew of the Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma went about their daily lives when the catastrophe plunged them into chaos. Discover what fate awaits you in Fullbright’s bold and innovative successor to Gone Home. “
Remember to claim both before the next Thursday, July 30th, at 4:00 p.m. BST / 8:00 a.m.PT and add them to your Epic Games Store account. The games are yours forever.