6 Steam Indies on Sale this Week
So the Winter Sale might be over and most games have returned to their normal prices. But most doesn’t mean all. If your New Year’s resolution was to save money and play more games, we’ve got you covered. Here are 6 Steam indies that still won’t break the bank.
6 Steam Indies
Bad Dream: Coma
First up on our list, is Bad Dream: Coma by Desert Fox and Ultimate Games. A minimalistic Point and Click adventure game. The game uses a unique hand-drawn style to its artwork and still manages to harbor a creepy feeling that manages to elude some realistic-looking horror titles. More about atmosphere than jump scares and focusing on existential horror over the more visceral variety. As mention in the games bio, you can’t die but you can suffer greatly. On sale until the 18th.
Far less horrifying than the demented dreamland is the price tag. With a 90% discount, your wallet won’t be too scared of Bad Dream: Coma.
Another game with a colon in the title, Ubermosh: Santicide is the sixth volume in the Ubermosh series. While I would normally recommend checking the first out, the sale on that one will likely be over before this article goes up. However, Santicide’s sale will be active until the 17th giving you more thinking time. Like the rest of the series, Santicide is made by Walter Machado, who both develops and publishes the games. The actual gameplay is a top-down twin-stick shooter. But you’ll mostly be using a sword instead of shooting (shooting is an option though). These games are pretty rough especially at later stages and should prove to be a welcome distraction for fans of the genre.
This one is also at 90% off and much like Bad Dream: Coma, the full price isn’t that high to begin with. At the time of writing the entire collection is on sale, however as per the previous note that will likely have ended by the time you read this.
The Way is an action/adventure game that harkens back to classics like Another World. Developed by Puzzling Dream and published by PlayWay and familiar name Ultimate Games. As I mentioned before the game is a lot like Another World, like a lot. The updated 20th-anniversary version of Another World with refined pixel art is a really good comparison for The Way. If you enjoy difficult puzzles, have good memorization and reflexes and feel like a sci-fi journey to save your deceased wife sounds interesting to you then now is a good time to check it out. Sale is on until the 19th.
90% off on this one as well.
Escape Doodland is a 2D platformer where you run from giant horrific monsters and dodge everything that gets thrown at you. Developed by
fluckyMachine and published by Ultimate Games as well. Escape Doodland is notable for the amazing hand-drawn art style. But as cute as the game looks, it’s also incredibly hard. Each level you control your Doodler and run as fast as you can from the monster, trying to dodge all sorts of enemies and attacks while making precision jumps. Like Super Meat Boy and many other games, Escape Doodland is more reason to not judge a book by its cover. On sale until the 18th.
Escape Doodland is currently 90% off so even if you get stuck on the first level it’s a small price to pay for the wild art on display.
Airscape – The Fall of Gravity
A super-fast action platformer with a focus on gravity hence the name. Developed by Cross-Product and published by Senpai Studios. You control a deep-sea octopus kidnapped by a mechanical alien race. Airscape makes good use of physics for some mind-bending puzzle platforming hybrids. For pure platforming and tight responsive controls think Super Meat Boy. For physics-based tomfoolery take certain aspects from some later Mario games and honestly a whole lot of features that feel undeniably Airscape. Sale lasts until the 17th.
Another 90% off of a fairly small price tag makes this game another great choice for the gamer on a budget.
Lastly, on our list, let’s throw in some multiplayer fun. Bouncy Bob is a multiplayer game with a one-button control scheme. While it is a multiplayer game it does have a single-player option as well, but it shines most when played with a group. And thanks to Steam Remote Play your group doesn’t even have to be limited to your couch. A deceptively simple game, Bouncy Bob has your character (default Bob), rocking back and forth. During their rocking motion, you can press your button to launch the character. Launching them can be done to protect yourself, attack others and collect items, but it’s all about timing. On sale until the 18th. Bouncy Bob is developed by All Those Moments and published by once again Ultimate Games.
With 90% off Bouncy Bob is one of the cheapest ways around to have some fun and lose some friends.
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