Tagged: Epic Games

Hey folks who came here looking for Submerged, grab Submerged: Hidden Depths free through Sept. 8th

I don’t normally make a habit of posting discounts or freebie alerts; no one will ever top Wario64 on that front. But considering that my posts about Submerged and its coded language remain some of the most popular on the site, I thought this might be worth sharing:

The unexpected follow-up to the 2015 original — Submerged: Hidden Depths — is free on the Epic Games Store right now until September 8th!

I hadn’t picked it up yet myself so I immediately jumped on the offer. Here’s hoping that maybe before the end of the year I actually fire it up. Thanks Epic, for the offer. I sure hope it works out in favor for Uppercut Games in the long run.

Six Years later, Fortnite still looks really great

All jokes aside about Fortnite’s prolonged development cycle — it was first announced in 2011 at the long-gone VGAs — the game still looks super appealing to this day. Epic finally put a date on the game last week and have spun up the PR machine leading up to its oh-that’s-soon July 25th release.

We’ll surely see a demo coming out of E3 but for now the trailer above pretty much has me sold. It was originally pitched as Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead but the mazes of traps on display recall gleeful memories of Orcs Must Die. I also seem to remember the forts being pretty small the last time I saw the game in action. Now we’re talking about bases so big you can use boost jump pads to launch around inside them. Designing and defending something of that scale should be hilarious, and then sad, and then hilarious again.

All told, I’m still not sure I’ll buy it, even at the Standard Edition price of $39.99 but, umm, I’m glad it’s finally happening. Those more dedicated than myself can spend up to $150 for various “limited edition” bonuses if you pre-order on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC before the launch.