If you’re looking for a bit of spookiness as the nights draw in and Halloween approaches, developer The Chinese Room’s Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is currently free on the Epic Store; and if you’re not looking for a bit of spookiness, well, there’s some good news on that front too: Kingdom New Lands is also currently free on the Epic Store.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is, of course, the follow-up to Frictional Games’ seminal horror effort, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. However, while it retains its predecessors focus on gloomy chills, its story of a Oswald Mandus – a wealthy industrialist in the last days of the 19th century – and his vast underground factory, swaps clever systems for a more guided narrative experience.

Its scares aren’t anywhere near as effectively orchestrated as those in The Dark Descent, but it’s still a deliciously atmospheric tale of societal horror, with some truly unforgettable imagery.

“This is a game that understands that real horror comes from disempowerment, and from the unseen, unknown and unexplained,” wrote Quintin Smith in his 7/10 review back in 2013, “And on the handful of occasions that A Machine for Pigs does try something a bit different, it’s as amazing as anything in the first game.”

Incidentally, Frictional is set to return to its Amnesia franchise for the first time in a decade next week – with the arrival of Amnesia: Rebirth – and you can read some fascinating insight into the creation of its horror elsewhere on Eurogamer.

As for the Epic Store’s second free game, developer Noio’s Kingdom New Lands, it’s an expansion of the formula established by its predecessor Kingdom – which offers an unusual, but entirely engrossing blend of side-scrolling strategy and resource management, in which the goal is to parade across a beautifully drawn realm, building a kingdom along the way.

Eurogamer was rather taken with the original Kingdom when it released in 2015, and its follow-up is an even more refined, enjoyable experience.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Kingdom New Lands are free to add to you Epic Games Store library right now, and will remain so until next Thursday, 22nd October. There’s even more spooky goodness to follow, as Epic’s next free titles will be the adorable Costume Quest 2 and Bloober’s Team utterly fascinating silver-screen horror, Layers of Fear 2.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Matt Wales is a freelance writer and gambolling summer child who won’t even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.

Digital FoundryOur first look at the PlayStation 5 user interface – and it could be a game-changer

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit launches today and it’s getting in the way of people’s cats

This fantastic Disco Elysium Game Boy demake is like a trippy The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The 10 most popular stories of the day, delivered at 5pm UK time. Never miss a thing.

This site © 2020 Gamer Network Limited. All Rights Reserved. No part of this site or its content may be reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder.

Source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-16-amnesia-a-machine-for-pigs-and-kingdom-new-lands-currently-free-on-the-epic-store

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Epic Games, Kingdom, The Chinese Room, Frictional Games, Amnesia: The Dark Descent

World news – US – Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Kingdom New Lands currently free on the Epic Store

En s’appuyant sur ses expertises dans les domaines du digital, des technologies et des process , CSS Engineering vous accompagne dans vos chantiers de transformation les plus ambitieux et vous aide à faire émerger de nouvelles idées, de nouvelles offres, de nouveaux modes de collaboration, de nouvelles manières de produire et de vendre.

CSS Engineering s’implique dans les projets de chaque client comme si c’était les siens. Nous croyons qu’une société de conseil devrait être plus que d’un conseiller. Nous nous mettons à la place de nos clients, pour aligner nos incitations à leurs objectifs, et collaborer pour débloquer le plein potentiel de leur entreprise. Cela établit des relations profondes et agréables.

Nos services:

  1. Création des sites web professionnels
  2. Hébergement web haute performance et illimité
  3. Vente et installation des caméras de vidéo surveillance
  4. Vente et installation des système de sécurité et d’alarme
  5. E-Marketing

Toutes nos réalisations ici https://www.css-engineering.com/en/works/


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here