Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles the latest and greatest Indie games from this popular platform. Today, we will talk about the best ways to get rid of unwanted evidence, talk with goats, hunt down the legendary beast, and chill on a wacky island.
To start, we have an interesting whodunnit adventure called Overboard! However, there's no mystery here, as you are the one that committed the crime. The only question is: “Can you get away with it?”. You've left a lot of clues that can get you sentenced, so it's time to play your cards right via blackmail, lying, drugging, or maybe killing a witness. What makes the game interesting is that all characters act independently, meaning each of your choices will have an unpredictable domino effect. This gives you high replayability, although the game is quite short. Ultimately, Overboard! won me over with its dark humor, comic book visuals, and the sheer amount of secrets that will keep you coming back.
Might Goose is a hectic retro shooter made by Blastmode. In it, you take the role of an uncanny bird bounty hunter that travels the galaxy to fight the Void King. Armed with dozen of wacky weapons, it's time to dismantle waves of skilled enemies, without breaking a sweat. As it's custom with old-school run-and-gunners, you can expect epic fights against bosses that take half the screen, in the vein of the infamous Metal Slug. The great funky jazz soundtrack comes as icing on the cake of this fun experience that I can recommend to everyone.
Critters for Sale
Here we have a compilation of 5 stories spanning multiple genres from surreal horror to noir. They are collected under the name Critters for Sale, which is a mix of a visual novel and point-and-click adventure. Although they are pretty different, what connects them are themes of black magic, time travel, and immortality. The actions you take in each story will influence the next, leading you to either survival or death. Ultimately, Critters for Sale is a bizarre and enigmatic experience that is quite unlike other games on Steam. I would recommend it if you are looking for something fresh, as this is where it certainly delivers.
Sludge Life is a weird open-world adventure, where vibing is of utmost importance. Set on a tiny island inhabited by idiots, your only job is to relax and vandalize the place from the comfort of your own home. Sludge Life sets up a great atmosphere from the start, although it's a bit short on the content. However, it more than makes up for it with wacky NPCs, cool visuals, and a dedicated fart button.
Skinwalker Hunt serves as a nice segue from chilling to demon killing. This is a horror hunting game that focuses on a non-linear exploration of sinister woods. In it, you take the role of a native American monster hunter whose aim is to find and capture the legendary monster that goes by the name of the skinwalker. The game is pretty suspenseful and is one of the few where you'll be glad that you got attacked by a bear. If you are a fan of Witch Hunt, this baby will be up your alley.
Next, we have Blade Assault – a 2D action platformer with roguelike elements. The game is set in a dark sci-fi world that is ruled by a corrupt military force named Esperanza. You are a part of the resistance designed to take them down, which will not be an easy task. Blade Assault has fast-paced combat and gives you a ton of skills, upgrades, and weapons with which you can dismantle your enemies. There are also numerous playable characters, each with unique powers that will come in handy. In short, this is one of the better 2D action games in a while, so I simply had to include it in this Games on Steam edition.
Life of Fly 2
Once again, it's time to jump in the head of a buzzing and often annoying little insect. In Life of Fly 2, we will experience stories of 13 unusual flies and their day-to-day challenges. This is a relaxing simulation with philosophical undertones and sweet twists that will keep you guessing. If you are looking for something that'll entertain you for a few hours, Life of Fly 2 certainly fits the bill.
Hell Architect: Prologue
With a slew of every imaginable sim, it was only a matter of time before we got one that takes place in hell. As a newbie manager, it's up to you to take care of the sinners in any way you wish. You can go for the good ol' 9 circles story or develop something even more insidious and original. Hell Architect also injects a lot of humor into its macabre environment, especially in ways in which you can torture its inhabitants. Although still in early access, Hell Architect is fresh and has a lot of potential.
Slipways takes the concept of an epic space strategy game and condenses it into an hour. In this time, you will research new technologies, establish a massive trade empire, and colonize new planets. However, the game focuses purely on the economy, removing the military aspect and often tedious micromanagement. Here, each choice has an immediate impact, often of paramount importance. Slipways manages to stay fresh for a long time, as no run is ever the same.
Lastly, we have an interesting survival-roguelike game called Muck. You are trapped on an island and the goal is simple: survive as long as you can. It's the execution, though, that is problematic. To do that, you'll have to build tools, collect resources, design armors, and weapons, and set up a base. All of this has to happen during the day, as night is the time where monsters come to play. Are you digging Minecraft? If so, you should give Muck a go.
And we are just skimming the surface. For more cool Indies, check out our last edition of Games on Steam right here.