Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles the latest and greatest Indie games on this popular platform. Today, we will cover a perfect spooky platformer, creepy card game, angry Chinese fisherman, and more.
Ring of Pain
Ring of Pain is a promising roguelike card game set in a ring-like dungeon. Here, encounters will come to you as the game reacts to your every move, creating a unique experience. Dungeons are filled with imaginative monsters and music that sets up a great atmosphere. Rather than being an opportunistic holiday game, Ring of Pain has well-developed mechanics and powerful combos. You will have to pay attention to many steps ahead, or else you will meet your demise very fast. If you are looking for a unique and challenging card game, this is it.
Since Haloween is just around the corner, let’s jump into something thematical. Pumpkin Jack is an eerie platformer that follows the misadventures of the pumpkin lord himself. The game has a strong atmosphere that reminds me of MediEvil titles, and the visual style is equally compelling. Each level in Pumpkin Jack brings new mechanics to the table, and because of that game never feels stale. Bottom line, this is a great, although a bit short, title that will pull you in the spirit of Halloween.
Touhou Endless Dream
Next, we have a sweet and very entertaining bullet hell. Touhou Endless Dream gives you unique characters and a barrage of weapons and abilities to fight through dozens of intense levels and bosses. Thanks to the rogue-lite elements, each playthrough of Endless Dream is different, which adds to playability. All in all, fans of fast-paced shooters will be very pleased.
9 Monkeys of Shaolin
9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a new take on the classic beat ’em up games from Sega and SNES. In it, you play as Wei Cheng, a fisherman on a quest to avenge the death of his family. The game really brings out the atmosphere of medieval China with atmospheric music and amazing graphics. The combat is very fluid, and there are plenty of badass combos that will entertain you throughout 25+ levels.
Lastly, we have a cyberpunk shooter that has been in the works for 10+ years. G String puts you in the role of Myo Hyori, a teenager facing the perils of bleak futuristic Korea. With the help of her biosuit, she will explore the vast metropolis to slowly uncover the harrowing dystopian story.
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