6 Steam Indies on sale this week (Week 24 2020)
So it seems I was a little off about when the Steam Summer Games Festival begins. My bad. It actually starts on the 16th of June so it is technically next week. However, as always there are still more games on sale to talk about. There are last week’s games. And enough ones we haven’t covered yet for this week’s 6 Steam Indies on sale.
Kao the Kangaroo Round 2
Starting this week’s list of 6 Steam Indies we have Kao the Kangaroo Round 2. Developed and published by Tate Multimedia, Kao is a 3D platformer very heavily inspired by Crash Bandicoot. I mean, for one thing, the main character is an Australian animal. But more than that the basic look and design of the game is very early PS1. However, the original Kao game was actually on SEGA Dreamcast, and the original release of Kao 2 was Xbox, Gamecube, and PS2. But regardless of that, the game is still a fun little adventure starring a kangaroo, jumping, fighting and most importantly collecting things over a few varied little worlds.
The team at Tate Multimedia have announced a new game in the franchise. And because of that, they are offering this game for 100% off, that’s right free to add to your library and keep. But only until the 14th of June.
Jack N’ Jill DX
A relatively simple little platformer is up next for our 6 Steam Indies list. Developed by Rohan Narang and Ratalaika Games. Jack N’ Jill DX is a simple little game with a one-button setup (just jumping). The aim of the game is simple, reunite Jack with Jill (or vice versa). However, it’s not as simple as it sounds, while you can only jump (movement happens naturally), there are things to consider, like collecting a powerup that has you somewhat fly like Flappy Bird. The game also uses a very classic Gameboy style visual design, sort of like Awesome Pea 2. Beyond the main 140 levels (split into groups of 20 over 7 worlds). There are also mini-games you can play, which provide in-game currency used to purchase upgrades and cosmetics.
There is a lot of little fun things packed into this game, and at 90% off the value looks even better. But the sale is only on until June 20th.
Developed by Wobblyware and Ratalaika Games, and published by GrabTheGames and Ratalaika. You might remember this game from a full review we ran a while back. But the basics are, you play as a hero, enter the devious dungeon and try to progress as far as possible. Collect money to buy upgrades. Find secrets. Make some crazy jumps. Kill some devious foes. Tackle some epic bosses. It’s a solid game that is quite enjoyable. In fact, I would say it’s worth playing even at full price. So this discount is really an amazing deal for fans of the action-platformer genre. There are even RPG quests and procedurally generated dungeon layouts to really maximize the playtime.
At 90% off until the 20th of June, this one is a big recommendation from us.
Cosmic Star Heroine
Cosmic Star Heroine is brought to us by the fine folks at Zeboyd games. They handled both development and publishing (and are also the team behind games like Cthulhu Saves the World, Breath of Death VII, and two of the Penny Arcade games. You may have gleaned two things from those titles, Zeboyd are fans of classic JRPG’s and they love injecting humor into their games. CSH is no exception to either. However, this time the game feels more inspired by Chrono Trigger than Final Fantasy or Breath of Fire. You’ll travel through three planets, meet quirky characters (for a total team of 11 usable heroes), and much more. The game has been praised for its retro look, classic meets modern gameplay, and its awesome soundtrack.
At 90% off until June 16th, now is a great time to step up and save the cosmos!
Next up on our 6 Steam Indies list, we have Football School. Developed and published by Raptor Claw Games, much like the above game the team have found a niche they enjoy. However, for Raptor Claw Games it seems to be management/simulators. Seeing as the team has released Boxing School, Gladiator School, and slightly off-trend naming wise, Gamer Career Tycoon. While the game might seem like a sports game, it is actually more of a management game. You’ll create a club, hire players, work out their training routines, manage fans and income, upgrade playing areas, and more. But you do have some control over the matches that are played. You don’t directly control players but you can devise tactics for them to follow. And it’s far less realistic than this all sounds.
If you want to make a Football club on a serious budget than at 90% off until June 16th, this one might be for you.
And finally, rounding out this week’s 6 Steam Indies. Ember is developed by N-Fusion Interactive and published by 505 Games. Ember is a Diablo-like RPG game with real-time combat and a tactical pause option. A labor of love completed over 10 years, with 70+ quests, 65+ combat skills, 20+ handcrafted locations including dungeons, and more. That’s a lot of numbers, and we’ll throw a few more at you before this is done. Set in a fantasy world that was shrouded in darkness until the “embers” illuminated the lands. But such a precious resource will inspire the greed of man. Thus began the war for embers. The game has a story with roughly 15 hours of playtime, and 30+ hours if you want to complete everything.
And finishing this up with some final numbers, the game is 90% off until June 16th.
And that is another 6 Steam Indies on sale this week. Join us next week when the games festival has actually started (again my bad on the dates there).
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