Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles the latest and greatest Indie games from this popular platform. Today, we will visit a paper kingdom, fight demon lords, hack into secret documents, and spread our civilization to other planets.
To start, we have a cool point-and-click adventure. In it, you will follow the story of 2 cute creatures, Pape and Tura, as they confront the monsters that are trying to destroy their paper world. The game is very atmospheric thanks to an amazing soundtrack and a unique visual style, as every scene is handcrafted. Although a bit short, Papetura more than makes up for it in terms of ambiance. If you are a fan of art, this is the game you don’t want to miss.
Untrusted is an interesting multiplayer game that’s based on social deduction. The game gives you 2 main roles. As a NETSEC, your goal is to hack the computer network and extract valuable info. As an AGENT, it’s your job to stop this from happening. To make things more complex, there are over 20 subclasses with 80+ skills, some of which are neutral and can side with both parties. All of this makes it pretty confusing from the start, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes pretty fun. In short, Untrusted is a unique game, similar to the Town of Salem, that gets more rewarding the deeper you go.
Huntdown is a retro side-scrolling shooter made in the vein of the Contra series for SNES. Set in a dystopian future, you play as a bounty hunter trying to clean the streets of his hometown. True to its roots, Huntdown is hectic and very fun to play, while also being quite challenging. There are tons of weapons to choose from and over 20 levels to shoot through. If you’ve lately been nostalgic about arcade places, give Huntdown a spin. It’s certainly among the best retro games on Steam that I’ve found in this decade.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon
Next, we have an excellent action roguelite. Set in ancient Japan, Undying Moon follows the story of the guardian of the living as he descends in the depths of hell. Here, you will fight against demon lords, yokai, and hydras in intense sword battles. As you collect their souls, you will unlock a dozen of special moves and abilities that add to the combat dynamic. Undying Moon also has a unique visual style that’s very atmospheric. All in all, this is one of the best hack-and-slash games in a while, which will appeal to the fans of the genre.
Before We Leave
Lastly, we have a relaxing colony sim/city builder made by Team17. Before We Leave tasks you with nurturing Peeps and rebuilding their civilization on a number of planets. To do this, you will have to carefully manage resources, advance your technology, and avoid mistakes of the previous generations. Before We Leave features no weapons or battles of any kind, instead, it lets you just focus on improving your society, which is challenging. In short, this is a chill and well-thought-out builder perfect for relaxing after a long day at work.
There’s never a shortage of great Indies to play. You can check our previous edition of Games on steam right here.