They say that true fans of the JRPG genre will love it.

The Final Fantasy-inspired RPG Earthlock is 100% free, free to keep, for Windows, in a time-limited Epic Store’s giveaway offer! Go get it! Earthlock can normally cost US$29.99!

Earthlock, formerly titled Earthlock: Festival of Magic, is an independent RPG that was inspired by Final Fantasy and other Square Enix’s JRPGs. It was developed by Snowcastle Games and initially released on September 1, 2016.

Published by Soedesco and available for Xbox One, Windows, OS X Linux, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Switch, Earthlock was met with a mixed reception from critics. At least so far, it has hundreds of slightly positive reviews on Steam and is rated 3.4/5 on GOG.

A sequel, titled Earthlock 2, was announced in July 2020, with a release date of March 2024, but you can get the first game here!


About the game

Don’t let the cute cartoonish art style fool you. This game is challenging. True fans of the JRPG genre will love it, casual players may want to look elsewhere. Invest the time, and EARTHLOCK will reward you with a depth in gameplay that will test the most strategic of players.


  • Discover Your Hero Within – Embark on a journey to save the beautiful world of Umbra, a harsh planet that stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago. What started as a mission to rescue Amon’s uncle from the clutches of an ancient cult, soon spirals into an adventure that was centuries in the making. You must bring together this group of unlikely heroes to stop the ruinous past from repeating itself.
  • The World – Explore the magical world of Umbra and discover places lost in the past to uncover the secrets of the Earthlock Artifact.
  • The Heroes – Unite this band of heroes, all with their own journeys of self discovery and venture into the world to save the planet from the growing evil within. Mix up your strategy to beat your enemies using two different stances per character, and build your characters’ battle bond to unleash powerful abilities or unique perks.
  • The Battles – Dive into turn based battles on arenas in the grand tradition to explore the depths of tactical choices needed to survive the fierce boss fights.
  • Your Own Secret Island – Take a break from adventure and escape to your own home island. Here you can harvest magical ingredients and craft weapons, helpful items and perks.
  • Grow Stuff – Gather seeds to grow amazing plants both on the island and elsewhere. Many provide necessary ingredients to make your way around the world. Some, when they ripen, in stead produce living off spring, cute little kittens and other creatures that wander about for pure enjoyment.
  • The Overworld – With plenty of stuff to do you can lose yourself in the Overworld. Scavenge for items, pick flowers, catch cute Bibis or dig up treasures to trade or take back to Plumpet Island to concoct the strangest potions and ammo giving you a leg up in your next battle.
  • The Talent Table – EARTHLOCK features a unique talent board system; a refreshing take on the classic skill tree. This board gives you complete control over your player’s strengths and weaknesses. You can swap talents on and off the board, allowing you to finely tune each character to your desired playing style. The talent board also features “Perk Talents” which you can craft and collect in the world, giving you special combat skills and abilities.
  • For the best EARTHLOCK experience, we recommend using a game controller.

If you have played EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic

Extended and upgraded, this is in many respects a brand new game. Keeping all the best parts from EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic, we have loads of new stuff:

  • Craftable weapons and equipment.
  • New abilities in the overworld.
  • Numerous new side quests.
  • New scenes, new creatures and new NPCs.
  • In addition to all the strange plants you now can grow trees to bring kittens and other cute critters into the world.
  • Treasure Maps to discover more treasures.
  • The ability to sell as well as buy stuff.
  • Loads of new animations, story additions, smarter NPCs and tweaks of every kind to make the game even more engrossing, enjoyable and replayable!



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