We’re safe from garbage this week! Everything that landed on my Weeklong Deals list is something I’d recommend, though certainly games like Brigador and The Last Door are going to be way stronger recommendations than some of the others. Still, it’s nice to see the overall quality of the weekly offerings staying high, along with some uncommon titles here like Aven Colony.
A number of things have changed around here, as you might have noticed by the sparse website updates. I’ll be posting a big thing about that tomorrow, but I’ll spoil one of the main takeaways for you here: I have a lot more time and drive these days for streaming than writing, so I strongly encourage you to check out our Twitch channel if you haven’t yet. I’m streaming six days a week now, and hosting some really great people when I’m not on. And above all, it’s a great place to hang out with some really fun folks (and I don’t even mean myself!).
Brigador (Review) – Simply one of the best giant mech games of all time
Aven Colony (Review) – A very simple city-builder, but colorful and unique enough to warrant your attention
A Story About My Uncle (review) – Terribly charming first-person grappling-hooking adventure
Primordia (Review) – Fantastic point-and-click about a post-apocalyptic society of robots
The Last Door (Review) – My all-time favorite cosmic horror game
The Light Keeps Us Safe (Review) – Barely more than a proof of concept ultimately, but a very interesting and atmospheric one
Sanctum 2 (Review) – Big improvement over the first, and a solid FPS-tower defense hybrid
Sanctum (Review) – Still a decent attempt at the whole FPS-tower defense thing
Alwa’s Awakening (Review) – A charming retro platformer with a nice, open, metroidvania-y world
Bunker Punks (Review) – Simple but intense first-person roguelike
Sir, You Are Being Hunted (Review) – An interesting stab at open-world stealth
Miasmata (Review) – The one true hardcore walking sim and orienteering game
Cities in Motion (Review) – Chill little transportation management sim
Timberman (Review) – Chop wood! Competitively!
Shattered Planet (Review) – Great little sci-fi coffee-break roguelike
Horizon Shift (Review) – Neat little shmup with a platforming element
DON’T DIE! (Review) – Very much a mobile game in scope, but a decent little puzzler still