Free Game! Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on Epic Games Store

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is free February 3rd—10th, 2022!
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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, it’s Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, a re-imagined platformer with an over-world that’s just as fun and detailed as the main levels themselves!

If you’re hankering for something bright, fun, and yet still challenging, this is absolutely the game for you. While the original Yooka-Laylee offered an impressive and colorful open world experience, the sequel makes great strides at creating a platformer experience that will feel nostalgic and fresh at the same time.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a brand-new platform adventure from some of the key creative talent behind 'Donkey Kong Country'. With their arch-nemesis Capital B up to no good the buddy duo needs to spring into action once again to save the day!

Yooka and Laylee return for a platform hybrid adventure Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform adventure from Playtonic Games! With their arch-nemesis Capital B up to no good, the buddy duo needs to spring into action once again to save the day.

To thwart his evil plan of using a “Hivemind” device to enslave an entire kingdom of bees, our heroes need to take the fight to Capital B’s “Impossible” Lair. Things look tough, but with the help of Queen Phoebee and her Royal Beettalion , Yooka and Laylee might just have a chance!

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There are so many games out there that try to challenge the conventions of their particular genre that we can sometimes forget how much fun an excellent side-scrolling platformer can be. This game totally brings me back to my roots as a gamer, with Mario and Donkey Kong, but it still manages to feel fresh and lovely.

There’s a joyous innocence in the game that I adore, from the brightly colored world to the witty puns around every corner; Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is magical.

Overworld offers two games in one!

Between 2D levels, there’s a sprawling 3D Overworld to explore! Find over 60 Tonics nestled within every nook and cranny as you journey through an exciting assortment of environments. Take on Pagie challenges to alter the terrain, meet weird and wonderful characters, and uncover secrets to change the nature of 2D levels!

Other games by Playtonic
Other games by Playtonic

Playtonic is an independent videogame developer, who branched out into the realm of publishing in early 2021 with Playtonic Friends. Their ethos as a company is to create and publish fun and exciting games for everyone.

If you’re looking for some of the sweetest retro-inspired games around, look no further than what’s produced by Playtonic. They’ve got a wonderful fun-centered ideology backing their game design and publishing efforts, and they’ve got a growing collection of re-imagined platformers, RPGs, and more. If you’re looking for something a bit more hardcore, they also published BPM: Bullets Per Minute, an epic action shooter where you play as a Valkyrie to defeat an ancient enemy.

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What’s so spectacular about BPM is that it’s a rhythm game, meaning that everything you do happens to the beat of an epic rock and roll soundtrack.

What is the Epic Games Store?
What is the Epic Games Store?

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 Logo
Epic games Store

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).

Epic indie game Cris Tales is free February 24th to March 3rd, 2022!
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It’s Thursday, and that means it’s free PC game day over at the Epic Games Store!