What Remains of Edith Finch is currently free on the Epic Games Store. The offer will be valid until January 24th, 11:59 PM ET. Everybody and their mother has praised the game, and it’s fairly short. And it’s free. No harm, no foul, no matter how you slice it. I know I’ll be getting it. No, we’re not sponsored by Epic in any way, shape, or form; I just like where they’re headed with this store of theirs.
The Epic Games Store is continuing to pummel the gaming public with fairly high-profile freebies on their apparently regular, bi-monthly schedule. After the likes of Subnautica and Super Meat Boy, another highly-rated and beloved indie game is now free on the platform – What Remains of Edith Finch. Epic is definitely firing from all cylinders, and, with Steam being the cesspool that it is, I for one very much welcome a new contender to the arena.
So, what exactly is Edith Finch about? Well, as far as I can garner, it tells the story about a family through several different vignettes. Each vignette has a very distinct art style and tale to tell. Apparently, the game can kinda be classified as a walking simulator, but it does so much more, and to shove it into a category is doing both it and the public a disservice. It’s more of a puzzle-adventure game, I guess, if you really must put it somewhere. That’s as far as I’ll go when it comes to describing the game, because that’s as far as I’m willing to go in order to avoid spoiling things for myself.
Yup, I haven’t played Edith Finch yet myself, and fully intend to make use of this offer. This is how the Epic Store gets me. Make of that what you will. If you also want to get the game for free off of the Epic Games Store, head over to the What Remains of Edith Finch page on the platform. Remember, you have until January 24th before the deal expires, according to Polygon.