Get MudRunner for Free

Mudrunner is now available for free on the Epic Games Store, offering the chance to spin your wheels in Saber Interactive's off-roading game at no cost. This can be yours to keep if you grab it between now and next Thursday. At that time they will begin another giveaway, which they announce will be Cave Story+. Here's more on MudRunner:
MudRunner is the ultimate off-road experience putting the players in the driver seat and dares them to take charge of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme Siberian landscapes with only a map and compass as guides!
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 28, 2020, 13:54
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Nov 28, 2020, 13:54
 
It is worth noting the 3 free DLC items are always free, so anyone that misses them during the week that the game is free can go back at any time and add them.
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Nov 28, 2020, 01:10
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Nov 28, 2020, 01:10
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 28, 2020, 00:24:
While this is not a BAD game, I beg you to get Snowrunner while it's on sale instead. Snowrunner is to Mudrunner what Witcher 3 is to Witcher 1.

Snowrunner is a bigger and more complex game. I enjoyed it, but I started to find the puzzle and micro managing aspects quite tedious after a while. eg: you need to find lumber, concrete blocks and pipes. Oh but the bridge is out so first you need concrete slabs and I beams, oh, but they're on the other side of a rockfall, so you need to deal with that first. And you spend half the time looking for trucks, or truck parts, or how to get an abandoned truck out of a bad place. And you have to save money for upgrades, and then sometimes make tedious part choices. The list of tires alone is daunting. There's a whole wiki with traction ratings for the tires.

I really just like to go into a zen mode and drive stuff around, and just enjoy the driving challenge without the other complexities, so I'm enjoying Mudrunner.

My feeling is that the original designer wanted a simpler game, while the publisher (who broke off and did Snowrunner) wanted something more complex, and thus they parted ways.

My recommendation would be to play this game first, since it's free. If it whets your appetite but you want a deeper game with more variety, a micro management track, doing jobs to grind for money, and RPG aspects (as in finding or buying equipment to improve your vehicles) then move up to Snowrunner.

Some points:
- Mudrunner starts with decent vehicles. Snowrunner starts you with crap vehicles you need to upgrade by finding parts and spending money you earn from jobs.
- Mudrunner has a muddier (pun intended) brown/gray look to it with dim lighting. They use haze/fog to, probably, keep the distance drawing down which makes it easy on GPU hardware, and adds a touch of mystery when you can't see what's over the next hill. Snowrunner is bright and colorful and has a huge visual range. It's definitely prettier.
- To me, subjectively, I like the physics in Mudrunner slightly better. Handling, balance, and traction feels a bit more intuitive. I notice a much bigger difference in traction playing with the range of low gears than I do in Snowrunner.
- The trees in Snowrunner are FRAGILE. Seriously. It's annoying how easy it is to break or uproot a tree with your winch, while in Mudrunner they are much sturdier. I also like the way the winch works in Mudrunner better. The winch in Snowrunner has always been a bit wonky.
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 28, 2020, 00:24
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Nov 28, 2020, 00:24
 
While this is not a BAD game, I beg you to get Snowrunner while it's on sale instead. Snowrunner is to Mudrunner what Witcher 3 is to Witcher 1.
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 20:43
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Nov 27, 2020, 20:43
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 11:13:
Be sure to grab the three free DLCs while you are at it...
I didn't notice them when I initially grabbed the main game so thanks for that Mr. Tact Happy
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Nov 27, 2020, 15:31
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Nov 27, 2020, 15:31
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 14:47:
Sometimes I think a good little side business would be to register a bunch of emails and get all these free games everywhere and then a year in and longer just start selling them. One may say it's against their eula, fuck their eula, I give my users/passes over the to buyer, who they hell's gonna police that. Like who's going to police my will based accounts when I pass? I dunno, seems like possibly an easy way to make some side money.

AAAAAND that's why we can't have nice things.
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 14:47
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free Nov 27, 2020, 14:47
Nov 27, 2020, 14:47
 
Sometimes I think a good little side business would be to register a bunch of emails and get all these free games everywhere and then a year in and longer just start selling them. One may say it's against their eula, fuck their eula, I give my users/passes over the to buyer, who they hell's gonna police that. Like who's going to police my will based accounts when I pass? I dunno, seems like possibly an easy way to make some side money.
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 14:29
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Nov 27, 2020, 14:29
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 14:24:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 13:54:
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 13:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 11:13:
Be sure to grab the three free DLCs while you are at it...

Thanks! I didn't know they were also available.

My thanks as well! Missed that.
Quadruple Thanks
I missed them to.

Same, although I don't feel quite as bad overlooking them now, as apparently 90% of Bluesnews did.
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 14:24
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Nov 27, 2020, 14:24
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 13:54:
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 13:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 11:13:
Be sure to grab the three free DLCs while you are at it...

Thanks! I didn't know they were also available.

My thanks as well! Missed that.
Quadruple Thanks
I missed them to.
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Nov 27, 2020, 13:56
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Nov 27, 2020, 13:56
 
Epic thanks me for my purchase. I can't help think "Thanks for Nothing".
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 13:54
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free Nov 27, 2020, 13:54
Nov 27, 2020, 13:54
 
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 13:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 11:13:
Be sure to grab the three free DLCs while you are at it...

Thanks! I didn't know they were also available.

My thanks as well! Missed that.
"It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.” - Billy Graham (1981 interview)
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 13:28
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free Nov 27, 2020, 13:28
Nov 27, 2020, 13:28
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 11:13:
Be sure to grab the three free DLCs while you are at it...

Thanks! I didn't know they were also available.
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 11:13
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Nov 27, 2020, 11:13
 
Be sure to grab the three free DLCs while you are at it...
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Nov 27, 2020, 10:37
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Nov 27, 2020, 10:37
 
Also happy to see this as a freebie. I've enjoyed playing Snowrunner, and some peeps on Reddit say that some things are better implemented in Mudrunner.

BTW: This game and Snowrunner are both sequels to Spintires, but the lead programmer/designer had a falling out with the publisher after Spintires. He got to keep the rights to the Spintires name and some of the code, so this is his game and Snowrunner was written by the publisher. So there are a lot of similarities.
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Re: Get MudRunner for Free
Nov 27, 2020, 01:45
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Nov 27, 2020, 01:45
 
Cool, I've wanted one of these Spintire/MudRunner/Whatever the Other Version Was games for awhile, but couldn't justify spending money on something I'd probably only end up playing for 10 minutes. I'm cheap, I know.


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Nov 26, 2020, 16:51
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Nov 26, 2020, 16:51
 
It's amazing what you can do with a Brunton and map.
And they never need recharging.
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