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'Tales of the Neon Sea' Free On Epic Games Store, '3 out of 10: Season Two' Next Week

by Rainier on April 1, 2021 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT

For the next week, the Epic Games Store is offering one title for free: Tales of the Neon Sea.

Tales of the Neon Sea is a cyberpunk pixel art point-and-click detective adventure set in an indeterminate point in the future where skyscrapers and neon lights draw impressive aesthetics all throughout the cityscape.

Welcome to a world of intrigue and suspicion. In a world in which humans & robots contend with escalating tensions, mutual distrust, and where gangster felines scheme their way to the top of the food chain, you will have to harshly explore each neighbourhood in town and unveil the whole plot through intriguing dialogues with the characters you meet up with.

Welcome to the Tales of the Neon Sea!

Boasting stunningly detailed pixel art, and featuring a twisting story of mystery and suspense, Tales of the Neon Sea is an exciting new adventure from Chinese indie studio Palm Pioneer. Set in a fully realized cyberpunk cityscape, use your wits and puzzle-solving skills to determine the course of this unique tale.

Once Tales of the Neon Sea, the current free game on the Epic Games Store, has runs its course, it will be up to 3 out of 10: Season Two, which will be gratis starting April 8 until April 15, 2021.

The second season will bring five new episodes to the Epic Games Store for PC, all for free. Go behind-the-scenes of daily life for game developers, with raw, unfiltered looks at caffeine-fueled dimension hopping, gamer cred nightclubs, and other 9-to-5 doldrums. Every episode, all available on launch day, blends adventure game exploration with mini-game homages to every conceivable genre and franchise.

With a digestible runtime, scene selection, scene skip, and rewind capabilities, each episode makes it easy to follow the ongoing story of Shovelworks Studios. Where last we left the crew, new animator Midge Potter had just found a sliver of normalcy despite Pylon’s ketchup obsession, Francine’s sentient mannequins, spontaneously combusting coworkers, and Joan’s… uh, Joan. But the shadowy Parasol Agency wants Midge to sabotage the studio and ensure they never earn a review score higher than 3 out of 10.

More twists and turns wait just around the corner, and with development horribly askew totally on-track, the stakes are higher than ever. Stand against a horde of teleporting game designers in a mega-manly 2D boss battle. Twist metal in a car-battle showdown to escape a rival studio’s campus. Dance your way to victory in a rhythm-based rap battle about cows. Survive vicious murder drones in an FPS arena duel and playtest the tabletop version of… an endless endful runner?

Key Features

  • Cyberpunk noir pixel-art universe
  • Old-school point-and-click playability
  • Detectivesque exploration adventure starring Mr. Mist
  • Vibrant plot and unpredictable ending

Tales of the Neon Seais available on PC (Steam / Epic Games Store).

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