6 Steam Indies on sale this week (Week 6 2020)
Another week passes and more sales are going on. Last Week’s Sale may have a few games still discounted, however, there are still a ton of great games offering significant discounts to add to the list. Here are another 6 Steam Indies on sale this week.
DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale
First of all on our list of 6 Steam Indies is DON’T GIVE UP A Cynical Tale. Developed by Tristan Barona and published by Taco Pizza Cat Games. DGU is a comical RPG about social interaction, personal growth and confronting your inner demons. The game places you in control of a game dev trying to find success in life, which is a fairly meta concept. But the best art generally comes from the artist putting themselves into their work. Mixing bright and funny with dark and serious. And throwing it all together with a real-time action RPG battle system. The battle system also looks similar to a rhythm-based game, which gives it another level. DGU is also a relatively recent game, being released in September of 2019.
At 90% off until February 16th. If you were thinking of checking out this game, DON’T GIVE UP!
Next up, continuing our list of 6 Steam Indies is TimeLock VR. Developed and published by Whale Rock Games. As the name implies TimeLock VR is a VR game and will require a VR headset. The game itself is an escape room with action elements and a time-control mechanic. In TimeLock VR you play as a Time Agent, which gives you abilities such as slowing down time, rewinding time and even sending items into other timelines. Each quest in TLVR was designed with the time-control mechanics in mind so you’ll need to think in 4-dimensions to beat the game. As far as the action elements go, you’ll also have access to a range of weapons to fight enemies and even bosses. TLVR is a real merging of ideas and has been well received since its 2017 release.
Another 90% off, the game is on sale until February 19th, and there’s no way to rewind if you miss it.
Super Destronaut DX
Super Destronaut DX is an old-school arcade type game. Developed by Petite Games and published by Ratalaika Games. The game is heavily inspired by Space Invaders and feels like a modern update to the classic game. You have colors, a lot of neon colors, and a background filled with all sorts of effects, on top of that screen you also have more effects. So actually rather than a modern Space Invaders, it’s probably closer to an 80’s inspired Space Invaders. There are challenges to take on in the game, which roughly take an hour or two to beat. But where the game shines is the infinite nature of the gameplay. Your true challenger is the Score Board and trying to rack up the highest scores possible in true arcade fashion.
The game also contains a two-player mode, so you can work with or compete against a friend, further increasing the replayability. You can also pick up upgrades to change your ship’s ammo types between lasers, rockets, bombs, and others.
At 90% off until February 15th if you pine for the days of the arcades, why not add Super Destronaut DX to capture the feeling once more.
Oneshift is developed by Mazen Games who also handle publishing duties in association with Grab the Games. The game is a puzzle-platformer using a range of interesting mechanics. In Oneshift you can run and jump as per most platformers, what sets it apart though is the ability to freeze time by pausing. When time has been frozen you can swap between different platform formats in order to reach previously inaccessible places. But only one platform set can be active at a time so in order to avoid falling back to the start (or to death in some levels), you have to make blind jumps and change the platforms in the air. It’s a very interesting and fun idea that gets increasingly complex with the later addition of world rotation and the sheer amount of obstacles.
At 90% off until February 15th this is the lowest price for the game so far. So if you’re interested in a puzzle-platforming hybrid, Oneshift is well worth looking into.
A retro shoot-’em-up filtered through an age of internet addiction and bright lights. Shooting Stars! is developed by Bloodirony and published by the prolific Daedalic Entertainment. Somewhere between a shoot-’em-up and a bullet hell, Shooting Stars! is jam-packed with references and memes. The story of the game is that you are saving the planet from Aliens, although the Aliens have mostly taken the forms of pop-culture figures. You also wield a laser-kitty so there’s that…fun retro graphics, upbeat retro music. A world of sillyness awaits those brave enough to shoot for the stars or shoot at the stars in Shooting Stars!
Another 90% discount that lasts until the 21st of February so you have some time to make up your mind. But for such a small price the risk is ultimately pretty low.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014
So to close out this week’s list of 6 Steam Indies, we have Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Developed by PlayWay and Red Dot Games, and published by PlayWay as well. Car Mechanic Simulator is as the name implies a simulation game where you play as a car mechanic, fixing cars in your very own auto shop. Order parts, including second-hand parts to keep costs down. Perform over 120 different repairs on 8 models of cars including SUV’s and even Limousines. If you have an interest in cars and enjoy looking at the components but can’t afford to buy them in real life PlayWay have you covered here.
At 90% off until February 15th Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is the cheapest way to fix a car around.
So there we have it, here are your 6 Steam Indies on sale this week. As a side note most of the Daedalic point and click games covered a few weeks ago are back on sale as part of the Giant Daedalic Bundle, with a total of 14 games at 90% off until February 21st.
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