It is time for yet another Steam Game Festival – running from February 3 (so yes, it is already live!) to February 9. Participating (indie) developers are letting you play a demo of their upcoming game!
I looked at the genres that I like (skipping horror, for example) and ended up with 17 games that I want to take a look at. Or, more accurately, 16 games plus Dorfromantik. I already own the prototype on itch.io and played the demo there and assume that there isn’t much difference to the one on Steam now. When looking through the lists of games, I also couldn’t find any that were featured in the previous festivals even though they haven’t released in the meantime (like “To the Rescue” or “Going Medieval”).
Once I’m done, I will be reporting and sharing my impressions about these games, or some of these games, at least. I will not write about the ones that I ended up disliking too much because I don’t want to give negative advertisement for games in development – unless I think it’s a game you should stay far away from! In that case, I’d give you my subjective warning.
Here is the list, in no particular order. I am glad there’s a weekend coming with not much to do for me and since I’ve regained some of my energy lately, I can also spend some time playing games again!
- Ring of Fire
- Detective from the Crypt
- Nine Noir Lives
- Dr Livingstone, I presume?
- Intergalactic Pawn Shop
- Peachleaf Pirates
- Festival Tycoon
- Zen World
- Weltreich: Political Strategy Simulator
- Sphere: Flying Cities
- Distant Kingdoms
- Alchemy Emporium
- The Invisible Hand
- The Commission 1920: Organized Crime Grand Strategy
- Potion Craft
Even though I probably chose more games than I can realistically look at, I still get the feeling that I overlooked something really good…