Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles the latest and greatest Indie games on this popular platform. Today, we talk about what makes a perfect rally game, tales from mysterious Scarlet Hollow, and a cool synth-wave parkour.
The Imagined Leviathan
To begin, we have a unique take on the horror genre. The Imagined Leviathan is a poetic survival game set in a futuristic Britain, which has turned into an arctic wasteland. You play as a messenger on your way to Steel Henge where you need to deliver a warning for the future generations. This is a short but intense game, where evil lurks just slightly out of reach.
Art of Rally
Art of Rally is a racing game that brings you back to the golden era of the rally- the ’60s. You’ll immediately notice its beautiful visual style, but don’t let it fool you into thinking this is a casual game. There’s a lot under the hood, starting from authentic handling and dozens of iconic cars that show that devs really know what they are doing. Art of Rally is hard to master, but also satisfying to play, which is a balance difficult to achieve. It’s definitely one of the best racers of 2020.
Next, we have a promising episodic visual novel called Scarlet Hollow. The game is set in the Appalachian mountains and is an interesting mix of horror and adventure where all your choices matter. From the offset, Scarlet Hollow manages to weave an intricate plot and create a rich atmosphere. Combine this with amazing hand-drawn visuals and you are left with a smart spooky adventure that’s out right in time for Halloween. Lastly, Scarlet Hollow is completely free, so you risk nothing. A charmful introduction to a promising episodic horror novel Steam
Finally, a sequel to the popular roguelike platformer is out. Spelunky 2 places us on the Moon, where our wacky explorers will look for hidden treasures and family members. It has improved in nearly every way: a bigger world, dozens of new NPCs, mounts, and more mysteries. Spelunky 2 is still as unforgiving as the original, so you will need to sharpen your reflexes to get the most out of it. If you are a fan of Spelunky, you don’t want to miss it.
We will conclude a list with Cyber Hook – a cool retro parkour game. This is a fast-paced platformer placed in a vibrant world where every move counts. In it, you will blast enemies and use a grappling hook to move through 70+ complex levels. There are multiple ways to finish levels, so you can get creative. All in all, Cyber Hook is an addictive parkour experience that combines style with substance.
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