TowerFall Ascension official artwork and logo

The Epic Games Store has recently started its massive winter sale, as well as a rather nifty holiday event. Basically, every single day until January 1st, a brand new game will be completely and utterly free to grab.

Yesterday the game in question was the RTS/puzzle hybrid Into The Breach, while today we're looking at TowerFall Ascension - a 2D fighter with a focus on local multiplayer. If that sounds like something you'd be into, simply head on over to TowerFall Ascension's store page, log into your account or create a new one, and you'll be blasting apart pixelated monstrosities in no time.

Into The Breach screenshot of the battle map

[Update]: The second day of the event has arrived, and with it a brand new free game. This time around it's the multiplayer-focused 2D action game TowerFall Ascension.

The Epic Games Store is currently running a rather hefty winter sale, and in order to get as many people to check it out as possible, they have also started an equally massive giveaway. From today until January 1st, each new day will bring with it a brand new and entirely free game to grab!

Things have started off on a seriously high note as today's freebie is Into The Breach - an excellent strategy/puzzle game from the developers behind FTL. In order to grab it, all you need to do is head on over to its store page, log into your account or create a new one, and simply claim your copy.

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator screenshot of mammoths getting bonked in the head

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is one of those games I judged completely wrong. When I first saw its goofy animations and extremely simplistic visuals, I immediately wrote it off as yet another in a long line of terrible, terrible simulator games that constantly infest the Steam storefront.

Luckily for me, I did eventually give it a try, at which point I realized that it's a genuinely fun game to mess around with and one with a pretty darn active development team behind it. TABS might look downright goofy, but it features a ton of different characters and unique interactions, and smashing wildly different things together is always an entertaining time! After all, how often do you get to pelt the grim reaper with cannon balls while raptors nibble on his shins?

Overcooked! 2 artwork for the newly released holiday update

While Overcooked! 2 already has a pretty good chunk of content to explore, I'm happy to say that the developers have decided to spice things up even further by adding a whole bunch more into the mix. The freshly added and holiday themed update brings with it five festive new levels, two new chefs in the form of Reindeer Chef and Present Head Chef, a variety of decorated enemies for the Horde Mode, and naturally, five delicious new recipes to ruin over and over again!

Best of all, the five newly added levels are inspired by the various DLC packs: one is based on Campfire Cook Off, two on Night of the Hangry Horde and two on the recently released Carnival of Chaos. So even if you don't own any of DLCs, you'll still get a pretty nice variety of locations and challenges to toy around with, all wrapped up in a bit of holiday cheer.

Don't Starve Together's Hook, Line & Inker artwork for the new fish monsters

In sharp contrast to its title, Don't Starve Together's newest Hook, Line & Inker update has brought in a whole bunch of food-related content in order to help spread the holiday cheer. The ocean has been updated with a variety of new fish to catch and cook, though you will need to use the newly added sea fishing rods and tackles in order to make it happen. And naturally, once you catch a really big one, you can use the patented Fish Scale-O-Matic to make sure everyone around you knows just how absolutely amazing you truly are.

The update has also brought back Winter's Feast, which will have you chasing Gingerpigs and hunting for the physical embodiment of holiday cheer. Sounds a little bit insane, but I suppose that's par for the course with Don't Starve. On the positive side, you'll be able to use the holiday cheer to create delicious feasts for you and your friends to enjoy!

Warhammer: Chaosbane artwork and logo for Tomb Kings expansion

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a Diablo inspired hack & slash that is all about cleaving through hordes of enemies in search of ever-increasing amounts of randomized loot. When I reviewed it at launch I found it to be a reasonably fun experience, though one with a noticeable lack of polish, especially when compared to giants like Path of Exile or Diablo.

However, since there is no better time to bring in sweeping changes than a brand new expansion, I'm happy to say that Warhammer: Chaosbane has now set its sights to the Tomb Kings land of Nehekhara where you will need to plunder ancient ruins in order to uncover Nagash's evil secrets. Here's a brief teaser trailer showcasing what all of this is like:

Shovel Knight artwork for the Treasure Trove collection

If there is any game that deserves Steam's "Labor of Love" award, it would be Shovel Knight. Despite releasing all the way back in 2014, the developers have simply refused to stop adding new and exciting content for it. 2015 brought in the Plague of Shadows expansion, Specter of Torment followed in 2017, and with the most recent release of King of Cards and the multiplayer-focused Shovel Knight Showdown, Shovel Knight is now officially complete!

Here's a brief trailer highlighting just what Shovel Knight is all about, as well as how unique each of the expansions truly is. Have a look:

Boneworks official artwork and logo

[Update]: Boneworks has now finally added save spots, as well as a new Brawl game mode that lets you challenge vast numbers of enemies.

Boneworks is essentially a VR-based physics sandbox that attempts (and generally succeeds) at making the manipulation of VR objects feel both natural and realistic. What this means is that you can change and adjust your grip on weapons to swing them differently, use objects to push or move enemies and other environmental objects, as well as climb all over the levels in a variety of ways.

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. It'll give you a pretty good idea of just what Boneworks is all about, as well as how innovative some of its features truly are. Have a look:

Artwork for Tamika in Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

Not to be confused with the upcoming Bloodlines 2, Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a newly released visual novel that tells the tale of an age-long conflict between the traditionalist Camarilla (they uphold the masquerade) and the fiercely independent Anarchs. You, a fledgling vampire in service of one of the clans, will need to figure out just what in the world is happening, as well as how to prevent the conflict from engulfing all of New York.

You can get a bit of an idea of how all of this works, as well as what the actual gameplay is like, through one of the recent trailers down below. Have a peek:

Official artwork for Deep Rock Galactic without the logo

[Update #2]: The latest DRG patch has now heavily reworked the perk system, and so far the new one seems to be a lot better.

[Update]: Just like clockwork, Update 27 has now arrived with a whole bunch of quality-of-life changes, two new enemies, and the ability to let your beard flow freely!

In my eyes, Deep Rock Galactic is the perfect example of how to handle an Early Access game. When it first launched it brought with it a decent amount of content and was mostly free of annoying bugs (the non-hostile kind anyway), after which the developers started releasing a steady stream of major updates, all the while fixing problems and adding features requested by the community.

This trend has continued to this very day as Ghost Ship Games have just recently announced all of the important additions coming with Update 27 at some point this month. More interestingly, however, the developers have also revealed that Deep Rock Galactic is quickly approaching its 1.0 version and that it will most likely be launching in the second quarter of 2020!