Epic Games Store Adds More PC Apps!
Apps launched include DRM-free indie-focused game store Itch-io; open-source web browser Brave; music and streaming radio app iHeartRadio (North America only); 2D to 3D model generator KenShape; and digital painting application Krita.
These apps join the popular music streaming service Spotify, which launched as the first app on the Epic Games Store late last year. Beginning today, April 22, 2021 at 8PM ET - June 30, 2021 at 8PM ET , a Fortnite partnership with Spotify will begin, where Fortnite Crew Members will receive three free months of Spotify service for new Spotify Premium Subscribers, limits apply.
You can expect to see more amazing apps added in the future, including our own face-to-face social network Houseparty and the Community-driven communications app Discord. Below you can find more details about the apps launched today.
itch.io is an DRM free indie focused open game store, where the developer sets their price (or no price) and controls the revenue share as well. Simply put, it’s a marketplace for hosting indie games with a ‘pay what you want’ pricing model. Anyone can quickly upload their game and then customize the game’s page.
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. It blocks ads and website trackers, and provides a way for users to send cryptocurrency contributions in the form of Basic Attention Tokens to websites and content creators along with the ability to keep the cryptocurrency they earned.
KenShape generates 3D models based on 2D pixel art drawn using various shapes. Exported models are compatible with most game engines and will allow anyone with basic drawing skills to generate high-quality 3D models for their games, or other projects.
Krita is a popular and powerful digital painting application that is already used by millions of people all over the world. Creating illustrations, comics, animations, sketches, paintings -- Krita has come with many advanced brushes that make creating art easy and fun.
iHeartRadio - Available in North America Only
iHeartRadio is a free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. With iHeartRadio, you will have access to thousands of Live Radio stations from across the country, personalized custom Artist Radio stations and playlists perfect for gaming, or any mood and activity, as well as the top podcasts and on-air personalities around. Plus, iHeartRadio All Access subscribers will enjoy all their easy-to-use on demand functionality including personal music libraries; the ability to search and play any song instantly; and the option to save and replay songs from Artist Radio stations. iHeartRadio is also the No. 1 podcast publisher globally with more than 250 million monthly downloads spanning every podcast category from business, sports, spirituality and technology to entertainment, gaming, family, comedy and true crime – and everything in between.
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