Epic Games launched its own digital game storefront back in December, and to celebrate its first year in business, Epic is giving away a free game every two weeks. The latest free PC game is available now from the Epic Games Store: Slime Rancher, a charming first-person game set on a distant world known as the "Far, Far Range" where you collect cute, colorful slimes, grow crops, and harvest resources.
Essentially, you're in charge of feeding the slimes, which then produce "plorts" that can be exchanged for Newbucks, the in-game currency you use to purchase various upgrades for your farm. You can also experiment to create new slime types–but sometimes your slime creations may turn deadly. With a wild and vivid open world to explore and a slime farm to run, there's plenty to keep you entertained in this creative sandbox game (which is also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4).
Slime Farm, which normally sells for $20 on PC, is available for free in the Epic Games Store until March 21, when it will be replaced by Epic's next free giveaway, Oxenfree, a supernatural mystery game from Night School Studio. To claim the free download, all you have to do is create an Epic account. It's worth it to keep the account, as Epic already has a track record of offering unique, high-quality games, with past freebies including gems like What Remains of Edith Finch, Subnautica, Thimbleweed Park, and Axiom Verge.
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