Next week's giveaways also announced.
Obductiᴏɴ ᴀɴd Offwᴏʀld Tradɪɴg Compᴀɴy ᴀʀᴇ availᴀʙʟᴇ ꜰʀᴇᴇ ᴏɴ tʜᴇ Epic Gaᴍᴇs Stᴏʀe ꜰʀᴏᴍ ɴᴏw ᴜɴᴛɪʟ July 23. If ʏᴏᴜ've alʀᴇᴀᴅy ɢᴏt Offwᴏʀld Tradɪɴg Compᴀɴy ɪɴ yᴏᴜʀ Epic library ɪᴛ's probably ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ tʜᴇ ɢᴀᴍᴇ wᴀs ᴏꜰfeʀᴇᴅ ᴀs a ꜰʀᴇᴇbie lᴀst yᴇᴀʀ, ʙᴜᴛ Obductiᴏɴ ɪs a ɴᴇᴡᴄᴏᴍᴇr—ᴀɴd a deᴄᴇɴᴛ ᴍᴏᴅᴇʀɴ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴏɴ tʜᴇ Myst templᴀᴛe. As ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs, ɪꜰ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀᴅᴅ tʜᴇm ᴛᴏ yᴏᴜʀ library tʜɪs ᴡᴇek, ʏᴏᴜ'll ɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴋᴇᴇᴘ tʜᴇm ꜰᴏʀᴇᴠᴇʀ.
Offworld Trading Company is a 2016 strategy game our reviewer described as a "pitiless management sim about exploiting people, prices and planets." It's a moreish story generator with a pretty steep difficulty curve, but it'll definitely keep you busy until the next free drop arrives. Obduction is a first-person puzzle game and the spiritual successor to Myst. It's a nice evolution of that classic, shedding some of the annoyances and adding some cool ideas.
Next week's Epic Games Store free games are Defense Grid: The Awakening and Verdun— the former is a detailed tower defense sim, while the latter is a World War 1 first-person shooter with a focus on authenticity.
These are the latest in what is now hundreds of giveaways on the Epic Games Store. To see what's come before and what's coming soon, check out the Epic Games Store free games list.