You can play around with the Epic Store application without account; just click on sign-in later to browse what the Store has to offer without signing in. That last title is the new project from Supergiant Games, and it's available in early access exclusively on the Epic Games Store.
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. I've got a strong suspicion (and semi-legit sources) that epic wants creators to build things for their games and be able to sell it.
Epic said it would charge less commission for listing games, so more cash would be returned to developers. Being as transparent as legally possible with both developers using the platform and the general public continues Epic's stance against abuse of the market, something which Gaylonkin has stated was made possible by Valve's secretive stance. But several of the other games listed are still headed to Steam, as far as is known.
Overseen by Wizards of the Coast, which created the game, these will let players of the physical card game and its PC equivalent compete for a slice of a $10m (£7.8m) prize pot.
The "much more generous offering" had sparked interest among independent developers, wrote Dustin Bailey on the PCGamesN website. Even with its generous revenue split for developers, competing with Steam is going to be an uphill battle for Epic Games.
During The Game Awards 2018, the Epic Games Store officially launched and while the selection of games on the service is limited at the moment, there's a good mix of games available right now and plenty more to come down the line. At its most popular, about 8 million people were playing the game at one time.