Another week, another game that’s free to grab on the Epic Games Store. Don’t expect me to test them every single week, while I did recently mention the availability of War Pips and Rise of Industry since those interested me in the first place. I happened to also know of the latest free offering, Call of the Seas which is why I am covering it again today. That was a game on my wishlist and since it’s free right now on the Epic Games Store I went ahead and grabbed it. The question was simply whether it would work well on Linux or not, and while it did complain of missing C++ libraries in the first place, it received an update a few days ago and re-installing led to the installation of said libraries during its first run. So, if you use Heroic Games Launcher it’s going to be very close to painless. I used WINE-GE-Proton7-37 and the performance was pretty much flawless as you can see in this video I captured:
I have only played it for about 30 minutes, and as expected it’s a first person adventure/puzzle solving game - yet very well made - visuals are very pleasing, the voice over is convincing, and the beginning makes you want to go further - whether the game gets really repetitive or tedious at some point is entirely possible, but so far I want to spend more time in its world.
It’s only going to be free for another day or so - if you are interested, don’t want too long to grab it!