Obduction and Offworld Trading Company are free on the Epic Games Store this week

Obduction and Offworld Trading Company are free on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store has put on offer Obduction and Offworld Trading Company to claim and keep for free as this week’s giveaway, taking the place of Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead and Ironcast.

Obduction is a first-person sci-fi title developed by Cyan Worlds. Originally released in 2016 following a Kickstarter campaign that successfully raised $1.3 million, the game is a spiritual successor to Myst (1991) and Riven (1997). It also supports VR. Here’s how the Epic Games Store describes it:

A sci-fi adventure from Cyan, the creators of Myst. Abducted far across the universe, you find yourself on a broken alien landscape with odd pieces of Earth. Explore, uncover, solve, and find a way to make it home.

Offworld Trading Company is a sci-fi RTS title set on Mars, focusing on raging economic warfare through sabotage, hostile takeovers, and various other menacing ways. Supply and demand fluctuate constantly, and players must extract resources and gain majority stake in every offworld trading company in the game. Here’s how the Epic Games Store describes it:

Mars has been colonized, and Earth's corporate titans fight to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV Lead Designer, Soren Johnson.

Epic Games Store is offering Obduction for Windows and macOS and Offworld Trading Company for Windows, however the latter is also available for macOS via Steam where it is priced $29.99 at the time of writing. Here are the minimum requirements:

Obduction Offworld Trading Company
Windows
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500 equivalent or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Direct X: DirectX 11
  • Graphics: GeForce 660 GTX w/1GB / AMD 7700 series w/1GB equivalent or better
  • For VR: NVIDIA 970 or AMD 480 (equivalent or greater)
macOS
  • OS: Sierra 10.12.4
  • Processor: Intel CPU capable of 4 or more threads
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Iris 5000 & 6000 family w/1 GB VRAM or better. Most Macs from 2012 on.
  • Other: MacOS 10.12.4 or later is required to play Obduction. Any MacOS versions prior to this may result in random crashes. Metal support required.
Windows
  • OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870 / Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • DirectX: 11
  • Storage: 2 GB

If you wish to claim Obduction or Offworld Trading Company, you can find them here. They will be free to claim until July 22, which is when Epic will put on offer Defense Grid: The Awakening and Verdun for its next giveaway.

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