Slime Rancher will be the next freebie on the Epic Games Store

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Slime Rancher (opens in new tab), the cutesy sim about battery farming blobs of slime, will be the next free game on the Epic Games Store.

Thimbleweed Park is currently free (opens in new tab), and it'll hang around until March 7. Slime Rancher will then replace it, and you'll be able to grab it for free until March 21.

The game is about capturing slimes, herding them into pens, force-feeding them, sucking up their plorts (poop) with a vacuum gun and selling it for a profit. "It’s the kind of horror show that has you hankering for that chlorinated chicken you keep hearing about. On the other hand: ahh, look at their little faces," Katharine wrote in her review (opens in new tab).

It sounds fun but repetitive, with a bit too much busywork. But, hey, it'll be free, so you might as well grab it if you have an Epic Games Store account.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.