The first-person narrative adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch, will be free for two weeks from the 10th to 25th of January on Epic Games Store. This will be the third title offered for free by the service and the trend will be continuing for the rest of the year in an effort to promote greater interest in the store.
As the game is not yet available on the Epic Games Store, here’s an overview of the title, via its steam page:
Winner of Best Game at the 2018 BAFTA Game Awards, as well as Best Narrative awards at the GDC 2018 Choice Awards, 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards, and The Game Awards 2017, What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state.
As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day.
The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the Finches themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member’s death.
Ultimately, it’s a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.
What Remains of Edith Finch has been basked in praise ever since its release, from both fans and critics alike, with the majority of it being directed at the title’s beautifully heart wrenching tale. It has also been the recipient of a number of awards.
The game is currently available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.