Top 6 Deals Steam Lunar New Year Sale 2020
So normally we release Steam sale lists weekly, such as last week’s article. But with the relatively short Steam Lunar New Year sale, we figured it would be best to run it ASAP. Without further ado, here are a few amazing indie deals on Steam out of the current 26,700~ games on sale.
Pikuniku is an absurd puzzle/platformer game. Developed by a small team
Arnaud De Bock, Rémi Forcadell, Alan Zucconi, Calum Bowen. And published by Devolver Digital. The game is bright and cheerful in appearance. But maybe not is all as it seems under the surface? It’s not a particularly long game with an estimated campaign length of 4 to 5 hours. But the game does boast a cop-op mode and a replayability factor too. Overall it looks like a lot of fun, filled with fun quirky characters, as well as a dystopian conspiracy story to boot.
Pikuniku also holds the distinction of being the first game on one of these lists to exceed the 90% off sale figure. That’s right, it’s 92% off, which is a small price to pay for a fun and inventive game.
Zombie Night Terror
Developed by NoClip and published by Good Shepherd Entertainment. Zombie Night Terror is a 2D strategy/puzzle game. Essentially the game is like the old Lemmings game. However, instead of Lemmings, you have Zombies. And instead of getting the lemmings to the end you wipe out humanity. The game uses pixel graphics in mostly grayscale, however key items such as glowing green zombie goop and red blood appear. The contrast between these really makes them stand out. Which works both as a stylistic and functional choice. Regardless of your preferences for visuals, the gameplay and mechanics are solid all around.
At 90% off now is a great time to try and wipe out humanity.
Developed by Tequila Works and QLOC. With publishing by Grey Box and Six Foot. Rime is a 3D exploration/puzzle adventure. Taking place on a beautiful unknown island, with wildlife and ruins. We did a full review of this game you can read here. Which should tell you if the game is for you or not. Personally though I really love this game and seeing it on sale at such a steal is exciting. Rime is very atmospheric, requires some brainpower. And has an emotional narrative well worth exploring.
At 90% off, visiting this deserted island is far cheaper than any cruise you could find (unless you work on the cruise line I guess).
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Serious Sam is a franchise that has been around for 19 years at this stage. The first game aptly titles Serious Sam: The First Encounter was released way back in 2001. Serious Sam is an old-school FPS game series taking inspiration from Doom and Quake, and notably with the one-liner spewing hero, Duke Nukem. So why would I list 3 instead of 1 here when both are on sale? Well because BFE stands for Before First Encounter. It may be the third game in the franchise but cannon wise it’s a prequel.
It’s also 90% off as opposed to first encounter’s 85%, although their different pricing points mean you could still pick up the first one cheaper. You could also shell out for the whole bundle if you’re interested, with 84% on 12 items.
A relatively new game for this list (released in 2018). Q-YO Blaster is both developed and published by Team Robot Black Hat. The game is a horizontal shoot ’em up or “shmup”. So basically you’ll be flying a ship left to right shooting enemies and avoiding enemy fire. The shmup genre is also sometimes known as bullet-hell, and that is for a good reason. Sometimes the screen will be so covered in enemy fire it’s virtually impossible to actually avoid it. But with a variety of ships and special abilities, Q-YO Blaster looks like it will still be fun to try. Players have warned of the relatively short game time, which is fairly standard for the genre really. As is standard of the genre most playtime will come from repeated play on higher difficulties with the various ships.
At 90% off it looks worth checking out for fans of the genre. The art style and co-op play are also selling points for the game.
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is developed by Pocket Trap and published by Modus Games. Billed as a Beat ’em Up game, it’s less like Double Dragon and more like the above Q-YO Blaster. Your character (or characters as the game has a two-player option) will run automatically to try and keep up with the moving screen. Your objective is to survive by avoiding and destroying the incoming enemies. With a range of weapons and geat to unlock and equip, Ninjin has some light RPG elements to differentiate itself further. Fast-paced, action-packed, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is a humorous little game that requires a lot of skill at higher levels.
At 90% off, it seems like it might be the right time to be a ninja and get those carrots back.
Steam Lunar Sale
So there we have it, 6 awesome indie titles currently on sale. But get in quick because this sale only lasts a few days. (Sale ends January 27th).
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