Devolver Digital and Epic Games have today surprise dropped Sludge Life on the Epic Games Store, all for the grand price of “free”.
Described as a “first-person jaunt through a polluted island full of cranky idiots”, Sludge Life is a collaboration between Terri Vellmann and Doseone that is all about vandalising in low-poly madness, and it looks like just the bit of weirdness you might need in the middle of all “this”.
It even has a button just for farting. The gaming industry has gone beyond what we once thought it capable of.
Here’s a trailer, which you should not watch if you haven’t been taking your vitamins.
And the synopsis:
“SLUDGE LIFE is a first-person / open-world / vandalism-centric stroll through a polluted island full of cranky idiots and a vibe so thick you can taste it.
“Roam a tiny island stuck on a sludge covered planet as an upcoming tagger GHOST set on staking their claim amongst the graffiti elite. Traverse the corporately branded landscape, chat up other taggers, and discover secrets and idiots along the way.
“Will you become the king of the island and tag every open inch, infiltrate sludge-pumping corporation GLUG to find a way out, or just take it all down in flames with you?”
No news on the Switch version of Sludge Life at this time.
While this did launch as a surprise (the game didn’t even have a release date, last we checked), it shouldn’t be a surprise that Epic is giving away something free again. They’re also giving away Civilization VI for nothing, and even released a brand new game, Totally Reliable Delivery Service, for completely free.
All you need to do is to make sure you have an Epic Games account and the necessary launcher, and then also have 2FA enabled to access Sludge Life. The Epic Mega Sale is going on right now as well, giving you huge discounts on some huge hitters.
Devolver, meanwhile, have a lot else on their agenda for the future. Disc Room, Serious Sam 4, and Carrion are just a few of the things they have in the works. Hotline Miami was even referenced in a recent State of Play for The Last of Us: Part II, though we will still never get Hotline Miami 3. Sorry.