The holiday sale on Steam is hardly the best time to release your little game. Unless you’re selling like hot cakes, you’re not going to come anywhere near the front page. So, here’s all the most interesting-looking games released from December 17-January 2, during Steam’s 2014 Holiday Sale.
Verde Station – $9.99
Runes of Brennos – $4.99 – Early Access
Looks like a more fleshed out version of Artix Entertainment’s Bladehaven, only with spells this time instead of swords. Features online multiplayer and an “exciting single player campaign!”. Steam reviews: None.
The Repopulation – $39.99 – Early Access
Another intriguing MMO going for the whole hardcore open-ended, PVP, economy, freedom, sandbox thing like Darkfall. This one looks pretty neat, with two modes, Action and RPG, to switch between, and seemingly complex progression systems. Steam reviews: 100%.
Dwarf Tower – $2.99
SilverQuest: Gaiden -$5.99 – Early Access
Into Blue Valley – $9.99
Interesting-looking game set to look like a found-footage movie (I know, but the video looks pretty decent. And all the shaky cam is the fault of your shit mouse!). I’m honestly pretty intrigued by this store page, and I’m very interested to know what’s going on in Blue Valley… for whatever reason. Steam reviews: 100%.
sZone-Online – $0.99 – Early Access
The Way Of Life – Free – Early Access
Star Nomad – $3.99
Xyson – Prelude – $29.99
…another apocalyptic MMO. This one is a little weird, as it describes itself as an “apocalyptic fantasy”. It also seems to have the whole living breathing economy thing going on, and players can “create the world they want to live in”. Steam reviews: 83%.