I’m sure a smattering of Weeklong Deals is exactly what everyone is looking for in the awkward period between Autumn and Winter Sales, but they’re here and they’re not bad! The Division is a real good time for $12 and change, Necrodancer is always a solid pick, and I’ve taken this opportunity to grab Valley for a scant $2. There’s plenty more to talk about where that came from, and the list stretches out below for your leisurely perusal.
Over on Twitch things have really been taking off, thanks in part to our first Roguelike Marathon that ran last Friday. We had a huge number of people turn out to watch me die over and over again (who wouldn’t enjoy that?), and then again last night for our extended look at Cogmind. If you can make it to our M-W-F streams at 9pm PST we’d love to see you there! https://www.twitch.tv/goldplatedgames
How about yes?
Pillars of Eternity (Review) – A very solid throwback to the Infinity Engine CRPGs of yesteryear, chock full of dense writing and systems
Tom Clancy’s The Division (Review) – My pick for best loot-shooter on the market right now
Crypt of the Necrodancer (Review) – Insanely catchy and challenging rhythm-based roguelike
Screencheat (Review) – Fun little multiplayer shooter with a clever gimmick and bots
Shadowgate (Review) – A fine revival of the classic murder-castle adventure
The Silent Age (Review) – Pretty basic adventure game with a great use of time-travel mechanics
Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad (Review) – I’m starting to think this one is just always on sale, but that’s fine because it’s still funny
OK/NORMAL (Review) – Creepy, atmospheric experience in what feels like a haunted PS1 game
RymdResa (Review) – Asteroids-style space exploration roguelikes don’t get any chiller than this
Hero of the Kingdom (Review) – The original chill trading/clicking/adventuring game to relax with
Bit Blaster XL (Review) – Not a bad way to kill some time and blast some space stuff
7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat (review) – It’s weird, but this vending machine slash historical simulator has surprising depth to it
Back to Bed (Review) – A nice trippy little puzzler
FreeCell Quest (Review) – The perfect excuse to just play freecell solitaire forever and ever
Clash Force (Review) – Delightfully retro platform shooter
Omega Strike (Review) – A thin but otherwise entertaining metroidvania
Job the Leprechaun (Review) – Probably the most basic platformer I’m willing to give the thumbs-up for
Port Royale 2 (Review) – It’s definitely showing its age, but this is still one of the best trading sims on Steam
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Cities in Motion 2 (Review) – Could be the worst possible follow-up to the simple pleasures of CiM1
Diamo XL (Review) – Neat idea for an arcade game, but the mechanics just aren’t very fun
Bardbarian (Review) – Once again, neat idea, uninteresting execution
Vertiginous Golf (Review) – Pompous, joyless minigolf
House of Evil (Review) – Almost insane enough to be entertaining. Almost.
Rebons (Review) – Generic shape platformer
Deadly Traps (Review) – Generic challenge platformer
Mover (Review) – Generic game