6 Steam Indies on sale this week (Week 22 2020)
Guess who’s back, back again, with a list of 6 Steam Indie games. That’s right, surprising absolutely no one who has paid even moderate attention to our site. We have another new list of 6 Steam Indies on Sale this week to share with you. Once again, last week’s list still has some active deals, and a lot of older lists have games back on sale too. Another note to make is that the Games Festival Summer Edition sale starts in less than 2 weeks. However, there are still over 3 thousand games on sale now to pore through.
Styx: Master of Shadows
Kicking off this week’s 6 Steam Indies we have a stealth game called Styx: Master of Shadows. Both developed and published by Cyanide Studios, Master of Shadows is the second game set in the fantasy world established in Of Orcs and Men. However, this game is actually a prequel, taking place earlier than Of Orcs and Men. Released back in 2014 the graphics have held up quite well as it still looks quite good to this day. Gameplay-wise you’re looking at a stealth game with RPG progression and a lot of challenge. You control the titular Styx on a quest to sneak, steal, and sometimes kill in order to find out about his true origin and maybe make some cash at the same time.
If cash is super important to you as well then you’d be best picking the game up now at 90% off. However, this deal is extremely limited and will end very soon (like within hours). So if you want this one then stealth be damned, get there any way you can as fast as possible (the link below for instance).
Next up on our list of 6 Steam Indies. Ersatz is a speed-focused 2D platformer with an emphasis on electronic music. Developed by Paris Stalker and co-published by both Paris Stalker and ALL IN. This game is best experienced with a controller and one with vibration at that. Why? Well, because the game relies pretty heavily on the music or rather the music relies pretty heavily on the gameplay. As you run, jump, dash, and slam the music will try to match your pace. And with a vibrating controller, you can literally feel the rhythm. Beyond that, the game has multiple control modes and game modes including an infinite dash mode and boss rush. Because the game has bosses as well as difficult platforming sections. And a system where dashing uses energy but killing enemies with the dash restores it.
Dance on down and you pick up this one at 90% off until June 2nd. There is also a demo you can try out if you’re a bit on the fence.
What do we have here? It’s a Daedalic Entertainment point-and-click adventure game! Developed by Fishcow Studios and published by the aforementioned Daedalic. Gomo continues the long-running trend of Daedalic published point-and-click adventure titles to make these lists. However, Gomo still stands out from the other titles with one main feature. While most of Daedalic’s games focus on storytelling and dialogue, Gomo eschews the dialogue and opts for non-verbal visual storytelling. Much like a 2D version of Iris.Fall. Once again putting the old moviemaking adage show don’t tell to good use. The titular Gomo goes on a quest to save his best friend, travelling to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
You won’t need to travel that far to pick this one up. And at 90% off until June 5th now is a great time to check it out.
Continuing our 6 Steam Indies list we have Super Sportmatchen. Developed by Kaj Forell Video Game Brand and published by DANGEN Entertainment. You might remember DANGEN from some of their other games we’ve covered including Vesteria Saga, Bug Fables, and CrossCode (wait we haven’t covered that one, it’s just been on my wishlist for ages). However, Super Sportmatchen isn’t like any of those games. Rather it is an online or couch-based sports game. With up to 4 players, or a combination of players and CPU controlled bots. You can participate in all sorts of different track and field sports. But that’s not all, they have basketball, duck hunting and plenty more to try too.
As usual, this one is another 90% super deal. This deal is active until June 2nd, so make sure you set some new world records as you rush down to grab it.
Run run as fast as you can, but unless that’s 140mph it still won’t be as fast as this game. FOTONICA developed and published by Santa Ragione is a first-person one-button platformer that is all about speed. Coming across almost like a wireframe version of Mirror’s Edge. Or maybe a better way to put it is boiling down Mirror’s Edge to its simplest form. The graphics have been pared down to wireframes. The controls whittled down to just jumping. But the speed and parkour feel have been kept intact. The game has a few different modes to try out including an endless runner mode. But probably the best would be the competitive vs mode. Nothing pumps the adrenaline more than balancing your performance against someone else’s at insane speeds.
If you run super fast you can pick this one up at you guessed it 90% off. June 2nd is the end date for this sale as well.
To round out this week’s 6 Steam Indies we have Grottesco Absurdus. Developed and published by Anatoliy Loginovskikh. The game is a surreal mix of various game styles and other absurdities. It’s bright, it’s weird and it’s imaginative. A mixture of both dreams and nightmares the game will keep you guessing during it’s relatively short but jam-packed runtime. The weird visuals alone are reason enough to give this game a go. Especially if you’re into weird abstract art projects like a playable Salvadore Dali thought experiment.
This game is only 87% off, which is of course down from our usual 90% cut. But even at full price, the game is fairly cheap and the discount is still massive. You have until June 6th to work out if you want to check it out.
And there we have it. Another week is done and dusted. Check-in with us again next week for some more hot deals before the Summer Games Festival Sale starts.
One half of the YouTube brother duo, The Game Bros with Sirhc and Ar0n, Chris is a lover of games, movies and other great things you can do from home.
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