Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles the latest and greatest Indie games on this popular platform. Today is all about adventure, ranging from ancient India to sci-fi Chinatown, and even the afterlife.
To start, how about an atmospheric action-adventure set in ancient India? In it, you will play as Raji, a young girl who is destined to fight off the demonic invasion and save her brother. Luckily, the gods are on her side and have granted her powers that will make this quest easier. Raji: Prologue shows artful and cinematic gameplay coupled with an intriguing story that is ticking all the right boxes.
URUZ “Return of The Er Kishi”
We move from India to Turkish mythology, by which this game is heavily inspired. URUZ puts us on another epic adventure where you will explore ancient ruins and fight off monsters and spirits. The game has a vivid hand-drawn pixel art which gives it a distinct visual style and a strong story inspired by the old Turkish storybook. If you are a fan of platformers, epic music scores, and love to learn about different cultures, URUZ is something you might not want to miss.
The Solitaire Conspiracy
Did you really put in Solitaire? What’s next, a cutting edge rendition of Tetris? Fear not, as The Solitaire Conspiracy is far different from what you might expect. It’s a twist on the popular card game, with a cheesy but engaging story set in the world of espionage. In short, your goal is to form an alliance with spies with a common goal of defeating a criminal mastermind. Each crew’s mechanic is a bit different, so you will need to think strategically to get the best outcome. All in all, The Solitaire Conspiracy is a solid card game with a good atmosphere and kickass music. What more do you need?
I am Dead
I am Dead is a relaxing puzzle game that explores the concept of the afterlife. You play as Morris Lupton, a museum curator of Shelmerston island that has recently deceased. Along with his dog Sparky, he will have to explore the mysterious island to prevent a volcanic eruption and save his home. I am Dead is full of charming characters and is one of those games that stays with you for a long time after you’ve finished it.
Chinatown Detective Agency: Day One
To finish this week, we have an introduction to a cool noir tale. Chinatown Detective Agency is a pixel art adventure set in futuristic and chaotic Sydney. You play as Amira Darma, a novice private investigator that’s about to unravel a worldwide conspiracy. So far, the prologue has set a strong atmosphere where each of your choices matter. The gameplay mechanic is also great, so if you are a fan of noir detective stories, this is the one you don’t want to miss.
Didn’t find what you are looking for? Check the last edition of New Games on Steam for more hidden gems.