The Witness Free on Epic Games Store

Can I get a witness? The answer is yes, as The Witness is now available on the Epic Games Store completely free for the next two weeks. They also reveal Transistor as their next freebie, which will go live on April 18th when the free offer for The Witness ends. Here's an old trailer along with word on Jonathan Blow's puzzle game:
You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles.
These puzzles will challenge and surprise you.

You don't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you got here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There are over 500 puzzles but no filler; each of the puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist
Apr 6, 2019, 11:06
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CthulhuFan wrote on Apr 6, 2019, 01:11:
Prez wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 14:55:
That Steam has many years head start is Epic's problem, not mine.
Yup. They (Epic/Tim) will either sink or swim. If they happen to punch Valve in the nuts along the way; that's good for me as a consumer. Too bad GoG lost out in all this because they have the one true way but Valve and Steam have already POZZED PC gaming for a whole generation.

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I should add: I don't hate Valve / Steam; I just think competition is a good thing.

I absolutely agree. Valve has gotten so lazy because no one has challenged them on the digital distribution front for so long that I was thrilled when a juggernaut like Epic threw their hat into the ring. I'm just so disappointed at how terrible their service is right now. Hopefully by the time they are done with the exclusivity nonsense (Which Sweeney indicated that he himself is not a fan of) they'll have gotten their shit together and I will happily use it. Especially to support indies because they won't be buried under drek the way they are on Steam and they get a bigger cut.

That's what's so disheartening about the exclusivity deals - I feel that Epic doesn't need them to become a viable alternative to Steam. First party exclusives are perfectly acceptable but 3rd party exclusives remove consumer choice from the equation- something I consider to be anti-consumer. Without exclusivity Epic still has the clout, the know-how, the userbase, the more developer-friendly terms, and the bankroll to knock Steam off its high horse. I want Steam to improve and competition is just the thing to make it happen.
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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist
Apr 6, 2019, 01:11
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Prez wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 14:55:
That Steam has many years head start is Epic's problem, not mine.
Yup. They (Epic/Tim) will either sink or swim. If they happen to punch Valve in the nuts along the way; that's good for me as a consumer. Too bad GoG lost out in all this because they have the one true way but Valve and Steam have already POZZED PC gaming for a whole generation.

Edit:
I should add: I don't hate Valve / Steam; I just think competition is a good thing.
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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist
Apr 5, 2019, 14:55
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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist Apr 5, 2019, 14:55
Apr 5, 2019, 14:55
 Prez
 
CthulhuFan wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 09:36:
Prez wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 09:19:
See THIS is how you compete. Having a superior developer revenue percentage is how you compete. Not launching with zero quality of life features, no usability features, and lacking many of the most fundamental functions like a search function (finally added in) and a friggin' shopping cart and then strong-arming gamers who wouldn't touch your sub-par launcher otherwise with exclusivity bribes.
They need a lot of work and have a long way to go, much like steam 16 years ago, but just no. When you are trying to compete against a 2,000 lb juggernaut you kick them in the balls, cut their throat and stab them in the eye.


That Steam has many years head start is Epic's problem, not mine. One could argue that they have a huge advantage over Steam when it was brand new because there are successful templates to copy, be it Steam, GOG, Origin, or even Uplay. Valve had nothing to model after and had to create their platform blind. For Epic's service to launch in the state it did, and to still be in the state that it's currently in with so many models they could follow is inexcusable in my view. I'm not obligated to give them a pass for sucking ass just because they're the new kid on the block. At any rate, I will not use the Epic launcher until they put an end to the exclusivity garbage they've been doing. It may be working, but I don't have to help support it. With close to 15 thousand games across all digital platforms, I have plenty to keep me busy waiting for all of the bullshit timed exclusivity to time out.
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 5, 2019, 14:13
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[SC]TherMight wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 12:41:
I had to login with Firefox to get this free.
Chrome would not work no matter what I tried.
My epic login is a direct login, not one of the companion connectors like facebook or Playstation
I added the free game to my library through the Epic Game Store launcher, it went smooth as silk. Allthumbsup
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 5, 2019, 12:41
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store Apr 5, 2019, 12:41
Apr 5, 2019, 12:41
 
I had to login with Firefox to get this free.
Chrome would not work no matter what I tried.
My epic login is a direct login, not one of the companion connectors like facebook or Playstation
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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist
Apr 5, 2019, 09:36
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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist Apr 5, 2019, 09:36
Apr 5, 2019, 09:36
 
Prez wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 09:19:
See THIS is how you compete. Having a superior developer revenue percentage is how you compete. Not launching with zero quality of life features, no usability features, and lacking many of the most fundamental functions like a search function (finally added in) and a friggin' shopping cart and then strong-arming gamers who wouldn't touch your sub-par launcher otherwise with exclusivity bribes.
They need a lot of work and have a long way to go, much like steam 16 years ago, but just no. When you are trying to compete against a 2,000 lb juggernaut you kick them in the balls, cut their throat and stab them in the eye.

Picked this one up and played for a few hours, surprisingly fun and the puzzles can get quite tricky and you have to get creative. Very fun even if it's frustrating at times. The graphical style is pretty nice also, I like it.
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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist
Apr 5, 2019, 09:19
Prez
 
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Re: Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist Apr 5, 2019, 09:19
Apr 5, 2019, 09:19
 Prez
 
See THIS is how you compete. Having a superior developer revenue percentage is how you compete. Not launching with zero quality of life features, no usability features, and lacking many of the most fundamental functions like a search function (finally added in) and a friggin' shopping cart and then strong-arming gamers who wouldn't touch your sub-par launcher otherwise with exclusivity bribes.
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Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist
Apr 5, 2019, 03:28
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Epic and Tencent are on my blacklist Apr 5, 2019, 03:28
Apr 5, 2019, 03:28
 
No and no. I will not submit to these evil bastards. Take that bribe money and shove it.

You can just watch a walkthrough on YT.
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 5, 2019, 01:20
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Apr 5, 2019, 01:20
 
MeanJim wrote on Apr 5, 2019, 01:06:
I already have this on Steam, but I've been grabbing the freebies anyway. This time it's not working. It pops up "Loading your order..." but never takes me to the checkout screen like before.

I've had the same issue. Had to disable trackers blocking for it to work. Go figure...
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
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I already have this on Steam, but I've been grabbing the freebies anyway. This time it's not working. It pops up "Loading your order..." but never takes me to the checkout screen like before.
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Apr 5, 2019, 00:37
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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 4, 2019, 20:12:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 4, 2019, 20:04:
Very great game.
Wish there were more like it.
(there are a tiny few, and I've played them)
The Talos Principle was probably one of them.

Yep
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Apr 4, 2019, 23:39
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No idea what the Witness is, but Transistor (coming in 2 weeks) is a seriously good game.
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 4, 2019, 22:46
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No way.
The worst criminal in human history, undeniably. There has never been a figure in political history, so dedicated to destroying the prospects of organized human life on the planet, in the near future.

Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 4, 2019, 22:35
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Apr 4, 2019, 22:35
 Cutter
 
I'd like to grab this but nope.
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 4, 2019, 21:20
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I remember I did play this game. If I remember correctly, I finished/solved around 95% of it. But I'll be damned if I remember the ending. Maybe I should do it again...
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 4, 2019, 20:12
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Sepharo wrote on Apr 4, 2019, 20:04:
Very great game.
Wish there were more like it.
(there are a tiny few, and I've played them)
The Talos Principle was probably one of them.
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What is the Epic Games Store and can you eat it?
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Very great game.
Wish there were more like it.
(there are a tiny few, and I've played them)
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 4, 2019, 19:51
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That island looks very similar to the Myst island, especially the mountain area in upper-right corner.
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Re: The Witness Free on Epic Games Store
Apr 4, 2019, 19:42
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cool, snagged
thanks op
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