Weeklong Deals for 7/9/18

We’re back in business, and so are the ubiquitous Weeklong Deals! And if you’re expecting these most specious of sales to be a satisfying follow-up to the recent Summer Sale, then… I suppose you haven’t been reading these features very long, huh? There are a few notable titles kicking around below and a few I’ve no experience myself with like 20XX and the first Vermintide, but for the most part the deals are indie af. Still, if you somehow slept through the entire summer blowout and need a fix, it’s not a bad week for indie adventures and the like.

As for the schedule this week, recall that we’ll be scaling back reviews and also continuing FPSummer for awhile. To help me get back on track the Tuesday and Friday reviews will cover the eternally-adorable Princess Remedy games, and that first one’s free so go on and play ahead if you haven’t yet. Wednesday will actually be my second-ever preview, this time of a notably new and weird upcoming indie title. Thursday I’m planning on having a new entry for FPSummer, but these updates will be tentative as I want to spend more time on each of them. I’ll also be revisiting FPSummer entries that I feel I didn’t spend enough time on, and as you can see I’ve updated the list with indications of what games I consider done.

And while I’ve got your attention, my Patreon has been sitting just a few dollars shy of my next goal for awhile now and I would really like to make that happen sometime in the near future. At $30 a month I can do monthly reviews of new indie releases voted on by you, the readers, because I’d have the money to buy the game myself if the developers aren’t giving out review copies. If seeing more new releases reviewed and voting on what you want to read sounds good to you, please consider chipping in a dollar or two to make that a reality.

Anyway, back to the games!

LET’S GET BUSY

The Silent Age (Review) – Simple but solid point-and-click adventure with a fine time-travel gimmick

Hero of the Kingdom (Review) – One of the best chillout adventures I’ve ever played

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (Review) – A stand-out of the hidden object genre

RymdResa (Review) – Extremely chill space drifting roguelike explorer

Silence of the Sleep (review) – Unique horror adventure that leans heavily on character moments

LET’S GET OUT OF HERE

Bloody Trapland 2: Curiosity (Review) – Unoptimized, clunky, boring, frustrating platformer

Between Me and the Night (Review) – Surrealist adventure that can’t quite meet its own promise

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