Epic's next free game is a big mystery

The Lion's Song
(Image credit: Mi'pu'mi Games)

The Lion's Song "is a thoughtful and beautiful point-and-click game," Pip said when she selected it as her personal pick in our 2017 Game of the Year Awards: Its sepia-toned tale of people struggling with the challenges of their chosen disciplines "offers a set of complex, harmonizing stories about human creativity and flaws which bubble and fizz within their ascetic aesthetic."

It's high praise, but not the sort that resonates with everyone. But if you find yourself intrigued and would like to know more, you can now claim it for free on the Epic Games Store. It's yours for the taking until May 20, and if you dig it you can also pick up developer Mi'pu'mi Games' newer release The Flower Collectors—which by the way is also very good—for half-price. That offer is open to all owners of The Lion's Song on the Epic Store, even if you owned it before the giveaway, and also expires on May 20.

It's a good pickup (even though the odds are very good that I'll never actually play it), but even more intriguing is next weeks' game, which is—quite literally—a mystery. That could be a sign that something big is in store: On May 14 last year, a mystery freebie on Epic turned out to be Grand Theft Auto 5, a giveaway that absolutely demolished the store. Hopefully things will go a little more smoothly this time.

Looking for more free games? Be sure to check out our lists of best free PC games, best free games on Steam, best browser games, and all the free games you can grab right now.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.