DEEEER Simulator by Gibier Games and PLAYISM is just your average everyday deer game. Players can spend their days enjoying a nice, relaxed frolic with the other animals in town or relieve some stress by absolutely destroying everything around them. One thing is for sure, the game doesn’t take itself very seriously, so check out the video below to see DEEEER Simulator in action
Happy Game by Amanita Design is a brand new psychedelic horror adventure starring a little who falls asleep to a horrible nightmare. Players must solve deeply disturbing puzzles to help him endure and escape three unforgettable nightmares. With its disturbing visuals and audio by Czech freakfolk band DVA, Happy Game certainly makes an impression. Take a look at the video below to see some of the puzzles in action
Unpacking is a game about taking things out of boxes and arranging them in rooms. While the concept is incredibly simple, it is very satisfying to play, and the beautiful pixel art visuals and soothing soundtrack enhance the experience even more. Although not exactly challenging and relatively short, Unpacking is a game that definitely leaves a lasting impression.
Gameplay: Very relaxing, but some rooms are more fun than others to unpack.
Graphics: The pixel art style is beautiful.
Sound: The soundtrack is very relaxing, and the sound effects are just as good
A Little Golf Journey by Okidokico and Playtonic Friends is a relaxing adventure golf experience played on beautiful diorama courses. Players are challenged to bring color back to the world as they complete golfing challenges on 100 holes split across ten stunning courses. Along the way, players can also unlock secrets and discover mysteries. Check out the video below to see four of the levels in action
Unpacking by Witch Beam and Humble Games is part block-fitting puzzle and part home decoration game as it invites players to unpack boxes and fit the contents into new homes. It is very much a meditative experience due to a lack of timers, meters, or scores, but the unique gameplay offers a glimpse into the life of a character who is never actually seen. The video below features the first two levels in the game and highlights the pixel art visuals, zen puzzle gameplay, and soothing soundtrack
Model Builder by Moonlit S.A and Green Man Gaming Publishing is a game all about assembling and customizing different types of models. The assembled models can also be customized and displayed on virtual shelves. Players can learn the secrets and mechanics of modeling craftmanship by playing the career mode or enter the sandbox mode to do things their own way. Check out the first look video below to see both modes in action
Moving Out by SMG Studio, Devm Games and Team17 is a ridiculous physics-based moving simulator. The story mode can be played solo, but up to four players can team up for local co-op action to test their skills and friendship. From sleepy suburbs and frenzied farms to haunted houses, virtual reality and lands beyond the challenge increase as your reputation grows. As part of the Steam Week Long Deal, the game is currently 60% off until 25 October 2021, so check out the video below to see a few of the missions in action
NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 Steam Edition is an excellent retro compilation, especially for fans of SNK’s handheld fighting games. This collection is stacked with classics but lacks SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, which was included in the Nintendo Switch release. Nevertheless, there are hours of entertainment here, and the presentation is top-notch. If you are a retro fan or loved the original hardware, you will definitely appreciate this compilation.
Gameplay: Lots of great fighting games, but the other titles are great too.
Graphics: The games obviously show their age but still look great for what they are.
Sound: Limited by the original hardware, but not bad overall
Pretty Girls Breakout! is an anime-themed take on the popular Breakout genre and features a selection of girls, all with different costumes to unlock. The gameplay is essentially the same as traditional Breakout games, with the exception of not just moving a paddle left and right, but controlling a little character who can swing a paddle at incoming balls and projectiles. It’s not a very long game, but it is affordable and offers a relaxing way to kill some time.
Gameplay: Very straightforward, but later levels can be challenging.
Graphics: The character sprites are beautiful, and the visuals are very colorful overall.
Sound: A decent selection of tunes and sound effects
Embr is a frantic multiplayer title where players must fight fires and save clients from burning buildings. While it can be played solo, it’s clear that the game was designed for groups of four. Things start out relatively straightforward, but as players progress through the three districts, the missions become a lot more convoluted. This might annoy players looking for a straightforward firefighting game, but the large levels filled with traps and puzzles do keep things interesting. Embr does have some rough edges and can do with a bit more polish in its current state, but overall it is a lot of fun.
Gameplay: An absolute blast to play with friends and plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more.
Graphics: The visuals are simple but fit the over-the-top style of the game.
Sound: Decent sound effects and a nice jazzy soundtrack to accompany the chaos