In an average day, about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think it’s a good thing, it can be understandably difficult to follow. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play unless you come out in every game that is released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we did. If nothing attracts you this week, we’ve picked it up best games for pc you can play it right away and a running list of it 2021 Games launching this year.
Release: June 26th
Developer: Pixel Sprout Studios
Launch price: $ 25 | £ 19.49 | AU $ 35.95
Sun Haven looks like a clone of Stardew Valley and to some extent, it is, but this version of Early Access promises a bit more structure. Of course, it’s an agricultural simulation: You can plant and harvest all kinds of crops, while also helping the Sun Haven community grow from a backwater in a thriving country. But there’s also a structured narrative that will take you beyond the confines of Sun Haven to other cities, and if you want, fantasy-style combat can play a big part in how you play the game. It supports eight multiplayer players directly out of the box, and there are seven playable races ranging from humans to angels. Since this is an Early Access version, the main questline isn’t complete enough and more features will be added over time, but Pixel Sprout Studios expects a relatively short six months for all of this to be added.
Release: June 24th
Developer: Nerd Monkeys
Launch price: $ 11.69 | £ 9.26 | AU $ 16.65
Out of Line is a puzzle-platformer with a picturesque art style. The Protagonist San is trapped in a dilapidated old factory and needs to escape, which of course involves encounters with every strange and wonderful mechanical way of life. The game’s Steam page is unusually lean on information, but the game video above is enough to show what it’s all about: think Limbo or Inside with a sweeter art style.
Release: June 23rd
Launch price: $ 13.49 | £ 10.25 | AU $ 19.35
Here’s another typing game on the railroad, with a huge focus on traffic control and optimization. As the trailer shows, this is a little different from something like OpenTTD: Operate a representation similar to a network map, and the result is similar to seeing a subway map come to life. Last week’s release was an Early Access affair and will stay that way until “everything fits well,” but during that period you can expect new features including maneuvers and switches, script events, among other things.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
Release: June 23rd
Developer: Jankenteam, Merge Games
Launch price: $ 18 | £ 13.49 | AU $ 26.05
If you own a Sega Master System you probably have Alex Kidd in Miracle World: In Some Regions it comes preinstalled. So there’s a lot of nostalgia for this 8-bit platformer, even if it’s not aged well to say the least. This modern modification not only doesn’t look good, but adds a number of quality of life improvements, including game savings (oooh!), The ability to change invincibility (you will, trust me) and even new levels and a boss. running mode. You can also alternate between the classic graphic style and the luxurious modern portrait, which is a relief, because even if the new art is beautiful, there is a nice charm to the original.
Release: June 21st
Developer: Terius World Games
8 $ 8 | £ 5.75 | AU $ 11.60
Here’s a quiet, ruminating game about being a night watchman, that is, someone who watches at night. In particular, Imaginary makes you watch the Antarctic night, so don’t install this iron gun and gibs. Expect an atmosphere-rich experience based on “the developer’s experiences living in Antarctica for 15 months,” with a multitude of different locations to explore and disturbing but soothing monochrome pixel-art.
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