Ark: Survival Evolved and Gloomhaven will be available for free on Epic Games Store for a limited period. In a tweet, the publisher said that the Jurassic era-themed online survival game, alongside the 2021 turn-based co-op dungeon crawler Gloomhaven, will be available for free on September 29, at 8:30pm IST in India. This would be the third time Ark is being given away for free on EGS and earlier this year on Steam.
Studio Wildcard redefined the survival genre by slapping players onto an island inhabited by dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. With all the bells and whistles in the space, such as item crafting, exploration, and hunting for food, the dangers were amplified, causing players to connect with or betray other survivors online. You can either hunt the beasts for food and clothing (leather) or even befriend them to use as rides, as you charge into an enemy base.
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The free listing on Epic Games Store includes the Modkit and several Ark Expansion Maps, as well as before. Ark, on Steam, costs Rs. 529. There is also a sequel to the game, which is set on a new planet and comes packaged with a single-player campaign starring Vin Diesel. The Fast & Furious star is executive producing the game, and will feature in an accompanying animated series.
Gloomhaven, the first digital adaptation of the iconic board game, is available for free this week. Drawn to the titular unforgiving realm, players learn to navigate terrifying dungeons, dreadful forests, and caves, in search of rewards. The top-down, tabletop RPG has 17 characters, all equipped with unique abilities and over 1,000 skills to master. Players use tactical turn-based combat to avoid defeating foes. Gloomhaven is also available on Steam.