Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles this popular platform’s latest and greatest Indie games. Today, we explore inhospitable planets, build badass mechs, fight ice zombies, and more.
The Savior From Above
Let’s kick things off with The Savior From Above – a cute sci-fi Indie that blends various genres. Here, we take the role of an anonymous astronaut that just crashed on a mysterious planet. By exploring and completing puzzles, you’ll soon start wondering if this was an accident. Although short, The Savior From Above pulled me in with a tight atmosphere and mesmerizing visual style. I’d recommend it to anyone that has an hour to spare.
Heavenly Bodies is an atmospheric physics sim/puzzler that takes place in the 1970s, right after the space race. In it, you are challenged to take care of the space station and its sophisticated equipment. During this, you’ll also need to master weightless motion, which is anything but simple. Playing solo is fun, although the real strength lies in its co-op, which is truly rewarding. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in space, Heavenly Bodies delivers an accurate representation.
Knell of St. Godhrkar
This one is for those of you looking for a strong visual novel. Knell of St. Godhrkar follows the journey of 7 protagonists who have to face their own destinies. Turns out, they are all intertwined, which makes for a complex storyline with multiple outcomes. You can also choose between diving into a particular character or becoming an observer and seeing how things would unfold without your guidance. Knell of St. Godhrkar offers plenty of drama, adventures, and mysteries to solve. But, best of all, it is completely free to play.
After the Fall
With After the Fall, fans of VR have gotten another solid multiplayer FPS to play. Taking place during the apocalypse, it’s up to you to clear out the waves of mutated undead. The game has hectic combat and gives you the option to rebuild your weapons from the ground up, which is cool. While it’s still in early access and lacks some content, After the Falls seems like a good VR alternative to Left 4 Dead.
Lastly, we have a charming black and white mech JRPG/visual novel. Wolfstride follows the adventure of 3 old partners that have decided to join the elite mecha tournament. Each of them has unique strengths that you will need to leverage if you wish to win the first place. Cowboy, your own mech, will need constant upgrades, and there are maaaany options at your disposal. Wolfstride also has an engaging story full of twists coupled with a lot of heart. In short, if you love shows like Cowboy Bebop, this one is for you.
With Games on Steam, you will never run out of awesome Indies to play. You can check out the last edition here.