Weeklong Deals for 8/30/21

What’s this?! Is our venerable website alive once more? Could the clickety-clack of typing at last be returning to the halls of GPG? It is, and it could, because we’re back! I’ll have more to say on the matter later this week, but the short version is that all the chaos of quarantine, distance learning, moving, and work appear to finally be behind me, and so I can return to what matters most… picking decent games out of a sprawling list of kit-bashed deals.

To be fair, I’m not the only one who’s been slacking lately. Steam itself has decided to stop advertising the Weeklong Deals in almost any capacity, choosing to hide the link behind one of its many store tabs. But a reviewer never forgets, and I have clung to this link tenaciously. We’ve even been using for our new Wheel of the Week streams, where I let viewers pick specious Weeklong Deals for me to play on our Twitch channel.

Now then, enough talk! There are deals to be had!

YEA

Grim Dawn (Review) – I’ve just recently returned to this, and I can confirm it is my all-time favorite ARPG

They Are Billions (Review) – Solid, stylish RTS zombie survival, just perhaps a bit too challenging for most

Nova Drift (Review) – A brilliant roguelike take on the Asteroids concept

Spirits Abyss (Review) – Colorful and confounding roguelike platformer

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (Review) – Incredibly creative 3D adventure game with tons of secrets to uncover

Big Pharma (Review) – More puzzler than management, but enough of both to keep me hooked

Dead Effect 2 (Review) – I realize now this is a very mobile take on a zombie arena FPS, but it’s novel enough

Anodyne (Review) – Lovely Zeldalike with some very creative locales

Hero of the Kingdom (Review) – The original chill trading adventure, highly recommended

Cities in Motion (Review) – Charming, chill management sim about providing buses and trains to cities

Nihilumbra (Review) – Quality puzzle platformer with a neat painting mechanic

Straimium Immortaly (Review) – I barely understand what’s happening in this roguelike shooter, but I like it

Kautic – The Bald Wizard (Review) – Pretty interesting indie platformer adventure

RymdResa (Review) – Chill, quirky universe exploration with a roguelike layer

Schein (review) – Neat puzzle platformer with a tricky light mechanic

NAY

Neverending Nightmares (review) – Creepy aesthetic wasted on tedious gameplay

Dead Effect (Review) – Boring, uninspired zombie shootin’

INFERNIUM (Review) – They were clever enough to come up with survival horror puzzle Pac-Man, but not enough to make it good

Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age (Review) – All style, no substance

Tech Corp. (Review) – Got off to a promising start in Early Access… and then was abandoned

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