Great mortal platform player Super Meat Boy is free to continue at Epic Games Store if you take it now. This is the second of the freebies that lure people at Epic's new store since its launch in December 2018, after Subnautica (and if the carrot doesn't work, there's always the pin for exclusive games). For now, hey, if you install Epic's client and register an account, you can get Team Meat's ace platform player for free.
Many of the youse will probably have nabbed the Super Meat Boy in one of the many, many sales and bundles it has star games in, but if not, hey: that's good. Teensy tiny levels filled with deathtraps and a fantastic replay view showing your dozens of failed attempts when you finally complete a level.
Radiocarbon dating to several Alienware laptops recently upgraded in the Mojave Desert, suggests it may be the first independent video game, although some mythologists believe the famous "Lost Lenovo of Lochearnhead" contained evidence that Braid was first.
If you want it, beat the Epic Games Store and take it by 1
Epic is planning to give away one free game every fourteen to the end of 2019. They have said they fund these gifts, not the devs. Epic has to put a large amount of money into the store's launch, between giveaways and hot scloos. I'm curious to see what effect it may have over 2019, whether it will shake things up or sink like other stores that have tried to take on Steam. Fortnite has put Epic's client on squillions of PCs, but the store is still barebones, with a sleek directory and little extra context or content beyond basic marketing materials. But with Fortnite's reach and Epic, only 12% of sales (compared to Steam's 30% launch rate) are likely to interest some major developers.
Super Meat Boy's follow-up, Super Meat Boy Forever, is one of the games launched as an exclusive epic store. It is due there this year, then it will hit steam in 2020.