Square Enix has paid a fitting, gaming tribute to David Bowie, by releasing Quantic Dream’s 1999 cult hit Omikron: The Nomad Soul for free. Bowie is credited with input on the storyline and design, and appears both in the game and on the soundtrack.
“I have many things to tell you and very little time… I come from a universe parallel to yours. My world is desperately in need of your help. Only YOU can save us.”
This is a limited-time offer, with Omikron available via the Square Enix Europe Store as a free PC digital download from 9am GMT Friday January 15 until 9am GMT Friday January 22 (What’s that in my timezone?) – or until stock runs out. Don’t get greedy, the offer is also limited to one download per customer. If you’re not in a region covered by Square Enix Europe (which includes Australia and New Zealand), there will be a “slightly different process” for other parts of the world.
Responding to the desperate pleas of a mysterious character from another dimension, your soul must enter the dark and futuristic city of Omikron. This heralds the beginning of an epic adventure through an increasingly strange and dazzling parallel world, trying to solve the many puzzles that prevent you escaping alive. Think, fight and interact with the immense gaming environment to defeat the menacing demons that have tried to trap you.
To grab your copy, you’ll need an active Square Enix Store account (it’s free to sign up), and the game will be delivered as a Steam activation code “within 48 hours” of your order being processed.