6 Steam Indies on Sale This Week
Last week we covered 6 Steam Indies on sale, which are still on sale now. But, there are still a ton of other games on sale so here are 6 more to check out.
6 Steam Indies
The Last Tinker: City of Colors
A bright and colorful action-adventure game leads this week’s list of 6 Steam Indies to check out. The Last Tinker: City of Colors is developed by Mimimi Games and published by Daedalic Entertainment. This game may look more like a Crash Bandicoot or a Banjo-Kazooie style 3D platformer. However, with no jump button and a focus on combat and puzzle-solving with parkour climbing, it’s somewhat closer to the Zelda games. The game has a fairly short run time (estimated 7-9 hours), but with easier puzzles and Batman-inspired combat, it would be a nice family game for a younger gamer or an older one that just wants to relax.
With a 90% discount currently until January 24th. The Last Tinker would make a fine addition to a casual gamer’s library.
Not to be mistaken with indie hit VVVVVV, VVVVV is an action-platformer game. The name may sound like it’s trying to cash in on the success of the gravity shifting hit title, but it may just be a coincidence as VVVVV is a solid game in its own right and doesn’t have the gravity gimmick at all. In place of the gravity shifting, you have a variety of weapons and areas to explore. In fact, VVVVV actually has more in common with a Metroidvania game than the more reflex-puzzle based VVVVVV. Graphically it is a retro pixel art style that has been popular seemingly forever. Both developed and published by BekkerDev Studio.
Another 90% off on this game, you can pick up VVVVV for so little it’s worth trying out for fans of old school action-platforming. On sale until January 20.
An arcade-style racing game. It’s off-road and contains a bunch of supercars souped-up for off-road action. A relatively new release still (23rd of July 2019), both developed and published by Falcon Interactive. The name of the game is racing (well it’s Arizona Derby but derbies generally indicate cars). There are unlockable tracks, and cars, new parts for your cars too. But, that’s not all, you can customize the color of your cars (like most games) and the license plate (less common). The game also notes an interesting risk and reward idea, you can select a driver and during the race, you can actually get out of the car, pick up loot that is airdropped around and then jump back in the car for extra XP and cash. But, you only get to keep them if you win the race (or place second or third).
The graphics are pretty nice on this one and at 90% off it’s worth checking out for racing enthusiasts. On sale until January 18th.
Up next is another racing game. But this one is far more cartoony and silly than Arizona Derby. More of a Mario Kart/Sonic All-Stars etc. cart racer than a serious realistic Need for Speed or Forza type game. You select an elderly person and try to literally outrun death on a mobility scooter. It’s a fun and silly concept which the devs have put a lot of imagination and love into. Speaking of the devs, this game is both developed and published by Milky Tea Studios. There have been complaints of the player base being pretty non-existent. But with local multiplayer and Steam’s Remote Play allowing you to bring in friends from anywhere, I don’t see it as too much of an issue really.
Again the magic number of 90% off until the 26th of January means you’ll have plenty of time to make the choice before death catches up to you (hopefully).
We Are The Dwarves
A real-time tactical adventure game starring three Dwarves. Developed and published by Whale Rock games. The concept of We Are The Dwarves is that you control 3 Dwarven astronauts and lead them through a monster-filled world. Each of the Dwarves has a different specialty, Smashfist is your warrior type, heaving hitting and tanky. Forcer is your ranged unit who can hang back and support Smashfist from afar. And lastly, Shadow is your rogue type, hiding and striking to pick off enemies and tip the scales in your favor. As an RTS game, you can select your Dwarves individually and have them perform actions to work with the group as a whole.
Yet again this one is 90% off and the sale lasts until the 22nd of January.
The Silent Age
A classic point-and-click adventure game. Developed by House On Fire and published by Meridian4. The Silent Age that is available now is actually a remastered version with higher grade (but still minimalistic) art, voice-overs, and achievements. The Silent Age tells an interesting story complete with time-travel. Travel between the groovy 1972 and the apocalyptic year of 2012 (I must have missed it). 10 chapters and a host of interesting characters comprise the game. With classic point-and-click puzzles that require the use of specific items in specific locations. The story is quite short (around 3 hours) but it’s very engaging for that time (which is still like watching 2 movies or so).
Once more 90% off on this one. The sale ends very soon on this one so get in quick (however, it does go on sale from time to time so if you miss it you can add it to your wishlist and wait for the next one).
So there we have it, 6 Steam Indies on sale this week. Be sure to check back for more content.
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