Epic Games‘ Jill of the Jungle trilogy of old-school platformers arrives on GOG for free, accompanied by a small sale of the company’s catalogue titles.
Epic Games might be best-known for Unreal Tournament and obviously the UnrealEngine in its various versions, but back in the shareware days, platformers published under the different name Epic MegaGames were all the rage, with Jill of the Jungle starting it all. Comprised of three episodes, Jill of the Jungle, Jill Goes Underground, and Jill Saves the Prince, these are about an Amazonian woman who has to make her way through levels by fighting monsters with various weapons, finding keys to open entrances to other parts of the big levels, and solving a few puzzles along the way. What sets the game apart from others is that she can transform into and switch between different creatures with unique abilities.
The game might not look like much today, but considering it was released in 1992, the animations are still quite nice and the soundtrack is pretty catchy as well. Whoever wants to check out where Epic Games came from and what’s so special about classic shareware platformers, can do so by downloading the Jill of the Jungle trilogy for free.
The exclusive GOG release is also celebrated by price reductions of the following Epic MegaGames/Epic Games titles:
I already wrote about the Jazz Jackrabbit releases a while back, and I can highly recommend the fast-paced action-platformers I remember fondly from my childhood, while the FPS classics are also quite good, even if they don’t look as groundbreaking today as back in the days. Still, they offer some nice sci-fi atmosphere with gory shoot-outs.
The Jill of the Jungle trilogy isn’t a free limited time offer, but the other discounts will only be valid until tomorrow, November 5th, 11pm UTC.
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