Earlier this week, music lovers, film fanatics, and art lovers of any medium mourned the passing of iconic musician, actor, and artist David Bowie, and while most may remember Bowie for his contributions to the world of music, film, and theatre, publisher Square Enix is honoring the late Bowie with one of his contributions to the world of gaming, Omikron: The Nomad Soul.
Square Enix announced through Twitter that the publisher would be providing free copies of Omikron: The Nomad Soul, a PC and SEGA Dreamcast title developed by Quantic Dream and featuring contributions to the story and concept from Bowie, which first released in 1999.
In celebration of the life and work of Bowie since his passing, Square Enix will be offering free copies of the title through its online store for a limited time. Those looking to experience one of the more interesting concepts from Bowie can go to Square Enix’s online store and use the code “omikron” to receive the game for free, with the offer valid now through January 22nd.
While Omikron is certainly the type of experience that nowadays is very much a product of its time, Bowie certainly was a bold, visionary artist unafraid to explore new, uncharted territory, and getting to play the title for free with Bowie’s songs on in the background certainly seems like a fitting tribute to a legendary artist.
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) January 15, 2016