Two Free Games! Dead by Daylight and while True: learn() on Epic Games Store

Dead by Daylight AND while True: learn() are free December 2nd to December 9th, 2021!
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Each week, check out my latest article for the new hit game or add-on released for free from the Epic Games Store! This week Epic has two awesome games up for free release: Dead by Daylight and while True: learn(). It would be hard to find two more totally different games, I think, which makes this a fun pack to explore for a wide range of gamers.

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught and killed.

In while True: learn() you play as a coder who accidentally found out that their cat is extremely good at coding, but not as good at speaking human language. Now this coder (it’s you!) must learn all there is to know about machine learning and use visual programming to build a cat-to-human speech recognition system.

The Epic Games Store has been around for a while, the lesser-known alternative to Steam, the nearly-ubiquitous platform for game purchases since it launched in 2003. But, where Steam originally existed and launched to promote Valve games, Epic Games Store launched in 2018 and quickly rose to success on the Fortnite franchise. At the time of Epic’s launch, Steam took a dramatic 30% cut from the sales of video games through their platform! This hurt both game designers and users, just wasn’t very nice. But the folks behind Epic realized something excellent: they could take a much lower cut and still have a profitable business. This led them to fast domination of the indie market, as small publishers flocked to the far better terms offered by Epic.

Mega Discounts

Epic Games Store offers some seriously incredible discounts on a regular basis, in addition to all the normal discounts one would expect on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the usual holidays. But the most exciting is their weekly free game or add-on, which simply harpoons all competitors.

When I first heard about this free game, I thought that can’t be real. They must only offer tiny indie games. Not at all, dear reader. Not. At. All. Epic frequently lists unbelievable A-lister games on their weekly deal, as well as sometimes offer two free games instead of one. In addition, just because a studio is smaller doesn’t mean the games it makes aren’t impressive. I’ve picked up some of my favorite new games, for free, from this platform, and most of them have been made by smaller studios (or as side-projects for teams from big studios).

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Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught and killed.

Have you ever wanted to live within a classic Slasher horror film? Well, now you can. As one of the four survivors you need to work together to find and repair power generators that allow them to escape from the nightmarish hunting grounds. For the killer, the goal is clear: hunt down the survivors before they can escape. But there are some fun twists, such as the limited 1st-person perspective for the killer, that make the game feel unique and adds to a great sense of horror themed tension.

Dead by Daylight has been out a few years now but it keeps releasing new content and manages to continue internal updates that keep things interesting. Random matches with other players aren’t always instantiates online, but there is a large enough playerbase to make it possible to find a party within a few minutes.

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Behaviour Interactive has developed and produced a number of games over the years, including Fallout: Shelter and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. While they mostly develop mobile and console games, they clearly understand how to create a game that works well across multiple platforms.

while True: learn()
while True: learn()

In this game, you play as a coder who accidentally found out that their cat is extremely good at coding, but not as good at speaking human language. Now this coder (it’s you!) must learn all there is to know about machine learning and use visual programming to build a cat-to-human speech recognition system.

I absolutely adore games that allow you to do explore something real. Sometimes, that means engaging with a storyline that stirs the soul, other times it means learning a new skill or coming to understand the world in a new way. Ludeon.io (the studio behind while True: learn() desires to make games that help people learn about the world, all while being deliriously fun.

In this, they succeed in high degree. Their games all work to help players understand the world, learn skills from cooperation and teamwork, to actual coding, and they are constantly pushing the envelope of what games can be in the modern age.

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Luden.io makes games that serve as learning enablers. They believe in a future where education is focused on helping people find their true passion and their games are here to let players have fun, learn by experimenting with different topics, and deep dive if they feel interested.

Similar Games
Similar Games

Among Us

This game got popularized recently, in part because of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez streaming herself playing it for hours on end! If you like the fun and danger of not knowing who the killer is, this game will absolutely provide that—and it will do so without the over-the-top violence of Dead by Daylight (but still with a wee bit of gruesome death).

SHENZHEN I/O

Another great logic game with a bit of a silly theme, SHENSHEN I.O features a wide variety of puzzles and uses the Assembly language to help you understand actual coding! Build circuits using a variety of components from different manufacturers, like microcontrollers, memory, logic gates, and LCD screens. Write code in a compact and powerful assembly language where every instruction can be conditionally executed.

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Each week, check out my latest article for the new hit game released for free from the Epic Games Store!