Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Epic Games is bringing their own gaming storefront to Android

Epic Games is bringing their own gaming storefront to Android

So far, only three games from other developers are available, but Epic plans to expand the list quickly.

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KitGuru Says: The Epic Store is shaping up to be more than just a competitor to Steam, potentially offering features absent from its rival. That means that developers get 70% of profits while game and app stores get 30%. Subnautica, an underwater survival game, is now $24.99 on Steam, but Epic Games will give away free copies from December 14th - 27th. Even with its generous revenue split for developers, competing with Steam is going to be an uphill battle for Epic Games. Only five additional games are available for purchase right now with more being listed as "coming soon".

The first of those timed freebies will be Subnautica, which will be available from December 14 to December 27, followed by Super Meat Boy from December 28 to January 10.

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The Store has its own Mod Editors section that users can download to their devices, and a section for Unreal Engine which users can install as well.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. "More importantly, we think what we can build while taking your feedback into account will be much better than if we were to work in relative secrecy until it was done". Still, free games is always attractive and it will certainly increase sign-ups for the Store when the promotion starts. Epic employee Sergey Gaylonkin has stated that his time gathering data as SteamSpy has proven useful in designing the store, enabling the company to eventually "give developers way more information about their games than SteamSpy ever could". That's why Epic Games is making them an offer they might not be able to refuse.

Of course, Epic Games' store has a long way to catch up with Steam's catalog.

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