Conarium is on offer to claim for free on the Epic Games Store this week, taking the place of ABZÛ and The End is Nigh.
A first-person adventure horror title, Conarium takes its inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness, originally published in 1936. It's set after the events of the novella and follows the story of four scientists on an Antarctic expedition. Here's how the Epic Games Store describes the title:
You, as Frank Gilman, open your eyes inside a room filled with strange, pulsating noises. Patterns of lights executing a Danse Macabre on the walls is presented by a queer device on the table. Having recalled nothing other than that you’re in Upuaut, an Antarctic base located near the South Pole, you find the place deserted and have a distinct feeling of something being terribly wrong. Somehow knowing that your memories cannot guide you enforces a strange feeling of vulnerability, a familiar yet alien sensation of being a part of a peculiar whole... Soon you will discover that having used the device during the expedition, you have died but then returned subtly changed, speaking of strange memories and of strange places. You have lost something important or gained something sinister...
Epic Games Store is offering the title at no cost for players on Windows, though it's worth noting that it is also available for macOS and Linux via Steam, where it is priced $19.99 at the time of writing. Also available on Steam is the game's soundtrack, priced at $2.99. Here are the minimum requirements for the game:
OS: Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
Processor: 3.60GHz Intel Core i3-4160
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/570/670, ATI Radeon HD 5870/5850 (DirectX 11)
Storage: 8 GB available space
Additional Notes: Using an AMD Crossfire setup might result in performance issues. 4:3 Resolutions are not supported
If you wish to claim Conarium, here’s its store page. It will be free to claim until September 19. As for next week, Epic is keeping to itself what it will be giving away, but the teaser hints at a bundle of Batman titles.