Usually Epic Store releases one free game a week under their weekly free game promotion. Next week, July 25, Epic will release two free games at the same time. These games are Moonlighter—which, incidentally, was part of the July Humble Monthly Bundle— and This War of Mine.
Why two games next week? One of the games, This War of Mine is a M-rated title. This would prevent parents who have parental controls enabled on their Epic Client from benefiting from the Epic free weekly promotion.
Thus, Epic Games have taken the decision that any time a game is M-rated or PEGI-18 an alternative accessible game to players of all ages will be made available.
Moonlighter is an action RPG game in which players manage their shop during the day and head out exploring at night. Profits from shop keeping allow the player to upgrade the town and add services like a Blacksmith. Loot can be gathered during the night when the player explores dungeons and battles hordes of enemies.
This War of Mine
This War of Mine is a war-survival game inspired by the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. You control a group of civilian survivors with the goal of surviving by collecting materials to help the survivors eat, sleep and stay healthy — sometimes having to make difficult decisions.
Parental Controls on the Epic Store
If you would like to enable parental controls, the Epic Games Store offers the ability to use your PIN to restrict purchases and access to content based on ratings. The following instructions are from Epic Games.
How to set Parental Controls in the Epic Games Store
There are two paths to open your account settings:
From the Epic Games Store Launcher:
- Open the Launcher and login.
- Click on your account name in the bottom left corner.
- Select “Manage Account”.
From the Epic Games Store Website:
- Go to the Epic Games Store Website.
- Login in the top right.
- Hover over your account name.
- Select “Account”.
- Once on the Manage Account/Account page scroll down to “Parental Controls”.