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Thursday - August 20, 2015
Steam - Your target audience doesn't exist
Your target audience doesn’t exist
Why you shouldn’t talk about “MOBA audience”, “core gamers”, “female gamers” and instead think smaller.
What about “usual” games?
And here is the interesting thing — there is a market and audience for smaller games, otherwise Steam wouldn’t exist. Many people are trying many new games. They don’t spend hundreds of hours in one title, they’re, you know, your average gamers, you used to hear about a lot.
But there is a catch:
There aren’t many of them.
Classic “core gamers” — the ones that play most major hits or jump from indie game to indie game — are relatively rare when compared to overall gaming audience.
In fact, 1% of Steam gamers own 33% of all copies of games on Steam. 20% of Steam gamers own 88% of games. That’s even more than Pareto principle suggests.
So, to be a member of the “1% group” of Steam gamers you have to own 107 games or more. That’s not much considering how Steam is selling games at discount prices and how easy it is to obtain games in bundles.
We’re talking about 1.3M PC gamers that could fall into definition of “core gamer that buys several games per year”. And that’s including discounted games as well.
Of course we could extend it to, I don’t know, “softcore gamers” — the 20% that own 88% games. To be included you’d have to own 4 (FOUR) games or more on Steam — not exactly a huge number, right?
Let me repeat it once more, because it’s really important.
Various studies suggest that there are 700–800 million of PC gamers. It’s probably true, but it doesn’t mean much for your game. Because if you’re developing a downloadable game for Steam you’re not even fighting for 135M of its active users,
you’re fighting for the attention of 1.3 million gamers
that are actually buying lots of games.
The 1% group.
Steam - Risen Franchise Pack in Midweek Madness
The complete Risen franchise is 80% off in a midweek madness Steam deal.
Sunday - August 09, 2015
Caves of Qud - Rogue-Like on Early Access
The Rogue-Like Caves of Qud is now available on Steam Early Access.
A good overview was spotted by Watcher Silver at KillScreenDaily:
To give you some context: Caves of Qud is set in a post-apocalyptic land called Qud, it belonging to a terrible future vision of Earth in which most of our technological advances have been lost. It's a jungle-like area that is bordered by a salt desert and large mountain ranges. Mostly, it's a terrible place to be, and a worse place to live, yet there are those that do. People also travel to Qud in their droves as, inside its ancient caverns and temples, can be found valuable lost technology. There is also an ancient evil arising from these caverns but we don't have to be concerned with that right now.
In the game, the land of Qud is represented from a top-down perspective, and while it doesn't adopt the basic ASCII-style of many roguelikes, its limited graphics feel like a throwback to it. The point being that when you're looking at the screen you can't immediately read everything that is on it unless you recognize the symbols and know what they represent. Another salient point is that when moving across the land, you do so a screen at a time, which gives you four different directions to travel in, and each screen you travel into is procedurally generated as you enter.
Friday - July 31, 2015
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide - Release Date: August 26
This tactical combat strategy chess game could be interesting for some Watchers: Warhammer 40,000: Regicide will be released on August 26:
WARHAMMER 40,000: REGICIDE
Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. The game fuses multiple phases of combat with dynamic action. Manoeuvre your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies. The game offers two distinct modes:
Plan the attack and command your soldiers through two phases of combat. Open fire on your enemies, utilise tactical abilities and unleash psychic powers to crush your foes. Fight your way through violent single and multiplayer battles to destroy everything that stands between you and certain victory.
Sharpen your tactics in both single and multiplayer games based on traditional chess rules, executing brutally violent kills in dramatic battlefield terrains. Select your race and go to war online against opponents from all over the world in the fully cross-platform multiplayer mode.
This is only the beginning. The universe spans untold galaxies to conquer.
This is not just war. This is REGICIDE.
Thursday - July 23, 2015
Steam - There aren't 'too many' games on Steam @ PC Gamer
Evan Lahti (PC Gamer) has written an article about the current game-glut on Steam - a snippet citing Swen Vincke:
How small studios feel about Steam
Whatever your reaction to this trend, the people whose lives are most braided to it are independent developers and publishers. And when I reached out to them to talk about Steam, I was surprised that the majority of them are unfazed by how crowded Valve’s platform has become.
To Swen Vincke, CEO at Larian Studios, today’s Steam is simply a return to the way things were before digital distribution, but not in a bad way. “Access to retail used to determine which games we got to play, something that hampered the evolution of videogames,” says Vincke, who believes digital distribution has created “a true renaissance” in the industry. “However, the quantity of games being released now means that the new barrier to entry has become discoverability, and as a developer you need to plan from day one how your target audience will find out about your game, and ensure that your game has more reasons to be played by players than a similar game your competitor may be making. Which, if you think about it, is exactly how it’s always been. There are just more competitors now, so there’s no room for slacking. That’s a good thing, too, in my opinion.” [...]
Thursday - July 16, 2015
Sorcerer King - Released
The 4x Strategy game Sorcerer King has been released today on Steam:
Your world is about to come to an end in this new fantasy strategy game from Stardock. You’re in a struggle against the ever ticking Doomsday counter to save your world from the Sorcerer King before he can cast the Spell of Making to become a god and destroy the world. You’ll explore the land and encounter hundreds of quests along the way as you expand your kingdom, learn powerful new magic spells and choose who will be your friends or rivals. Can you last long enough for the final showdown? Can you stop the Sorcerer King?
Monday - July 13, 2015
ApoCatlypse - On Steam Greenlight
You can help this indie Action RPG on Steam Greenlight - ApoCatlypse:
ApoCatlypse is a short story about a cat which survives a plane crash.
As the only survivor of a plane crash, you wake up in a mysterious land.
Your body is mutated to some kind of humanoid cat creature.
You will meet friendly and evil mutated creatures.
Everything is different in this world, talking cats, giant mushrooms and
other things which will surprises you.
As the only creature with the strongest mutations you decide to
save this world from all evil and become a hero.
A deadly adventure awaits you...
- Beautiful world, with many things to explore.
- Collect hundreds of Items.
- Gather resources like: Ores, Wood, Herbs.
- Dig for treasures.
- Do lots of quests.
- Slay enemies with many weapons and spells.
- Changing weather, snow, rain and other effects.
- Day / Night system
- Beautiful particle and light effects.
With the included Game Editor you can Create your own:
- World with infinite size.
- Animated characters with your own graphics.
- Particle effects
- Sound effects
- Trading cards
Sunday - July 12, 2015
How To Survive: Third Person Standalone - Review @ FlareWolf
Final Score: 3.5 out of 5.
Wednesday - July 01, 2015
DungeonRift - Fun Dungeoncrawler
DungeonRift is arena-like dungeon crawl where your enemies grow and learn new perks instead of you. Every time you defeat them, the Rift will rebuild the dungeon around you and grant your enemies with more tools to defeat you.
Friday - June 19, 2015
Steam - Some things you should know about it
Sales and genres
I will start by saying that Steam’s own genre categories aren’t really useful because a lot of games have to be assigned to several genres and the list is limited. User tags, on the other hand, are a bit too vague to be used for analysis, but much more useful when you’re trying to find a game to play.
The average game on Steam does not sell really well, at least not since 2012. While we all heard about breakdown success of some big titles, it doesn’t apply to your average title. “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” has about 8.6 million users on Steam, “Grand Theft Auto V” sold about 2.2 million copies in less than a month, but how does the average game on Steam perform?
It is a bit better if you check the genre distribution with RPGs selling 55,000 copies on an average while Early Access games (that is a genre by Steam’s definition) only sell around 9,000 copies. And while free to play games look lucrative with 330,000 owners on an average, when you consider a rather optimistic conversion rate of 10 percent, you will end up with about 33,000 paying users – not really different from the average paid game on Steam.
Sunday - June 14, 2015
LISA: The Joyful slinking - Coming this summer
LISA: The Painful was the most memorable game I played in 2014 for a number of reasons, most of which related to how the game worms its way into the player's head.
If you gave it a go and loved it, I've got some good news for you: Dingaling has announced LISA: The Joyful is making its way to Steam this summer.
It's hard to imagine where the series will go in its final chapter after the rollercoaster of gameplay and emotions in The Painful, but you can bet it's going to be both heart-wrenching and awesome.
For the uninitiated, LISA is a unique point among the current indie game scene. It's difficult to really describe the mixture of visuals, themes, music, and absolute humanity that LISA: The Painful just oozes out of its wounds. No other game in recent memory so perfectly blends the game world and gameplay so masterfully, much less a turn-based RPG.
I implore you to give this gem a shot before LISA: The Joyful stealths its way to the Steam storefront this summer. You could not do much better for $9.99, and it's an experience you absolutely will remember months down the line. I guarantee it.
Saturday - June 13, 2015
Amber Throne - On Steam Greenlight
Amber Throne should has been put on Steam Greenlight:
Amber Throne is a painted turn-based JRPG about a girl in a desert world beneath a mysterious floating castle, and her quest to reach it.
After awakening from her coffin, Arra recalls little but the last words spoken by her father, “Destroy the Amber Throne.” Looking into the sky, she finds what was once his magnificent castle is now floating in the sky, far above the world below. Arra must find a way to reach the castle before others catch wind of it, lest the powerful Amber Throne fall into the wrong hands.
Amber Throne is a traditional JRPG-styled game that focuses on turn-based battling and some light exploration. The game features a large cast of unique monsters that change stances depending on actions taken during combat, and a party with mostly hybridized roles to deal with them. Learning monster behavior is essential to reach victory. There is no mana to limit skill use, and no traditional "healer" character, letting you loosen up and use skills and items whenever/however you'd like, and making battles a little more strategic!
The game is currently in a beta state, and is relatively finished - meaning it should be near releasable as soon as it's greenlit. :)
Thank you for checking out the game. Hope you'll try it out when it's done!
Friday - June 12, 2015
Super Dungeon Run - On Steam Greenlight
Have you ever played a single player multiplayer RPG? Maybe Super Dungeon Run is a game for you...
- Super Dungeon Run is a massively single player roguelike RPG! It is designed to be accessible and addictive. It’s part Diablo, part Temple Run and part Pikmin.
- Different every time! Semi-procedural levels mean no two dungeon runs will be the same.
- Epic equipment! Unlocking new outfits and potions for your heroes will greatly improve their strength and capabilities, allowing them to get deeper into the dungeon for greater rewards.
- Deadly traps and dangerous monsters! Encounter all manner of creatures and contraptions that are focused solely on your premature demise in a variety of violent (and usually messy) ways.
- Multiple dungeon types! Discover multiple dungeons and their various inhabitants, such as the musty, mildewy cellar, or the eerie, enigmatic crypt.
- Exciting content! Complete quests for colourful characters or see how far down into the dungeon you can make it. Will you discover what lurks in the deep dark depths?
- Get loot! Make your fortune by pilfering gold from the dank denizens of the dungeon and discover valuable materials to craft upgrades for your heroes.
- Level up your party! Gain experience and stop your heroes from spectacularly dying in the dungeon… for a while anyway!
Wednesday - June 03, 2015
Steam - Refund Policy Changed
The refund policy of Steam has changed. Valve will refund for any reason within 14 days of purchase and if you played the game for less than two hours.
You can request a refund for nearly any purchase on Steam—for any reason. Maybe your PC doesn't meet the hardware requirements; maybe you bought a game by mistake; maybe you played the title for an hour and just didn't like it.
It doesn't matter. Valve will, upon request via help.steampowered.com, issue a refund for any reason, if the request is made within fourteen days of purchase, and the title has been played for less than two hours. There are more details below, but even if you fall outside of the refund rules we’ve described, you can ask for a refund anyway and we’ll take a look.
You will be issued a full refund of your purchase within a week of approval. You will receive the refund in Steam Wallet funds or through the same payment method you used to make the purchase. If, for any reason, Steam is unable to issue a refund via your initial payment method, your Steam Wallet will be credited the full amount. (Some payment methods available through Steam in your country may not support refunding a purchase back to the original payment method. Click here for a full list.)
Tuesday - April 28, 2015
Thea: The Awakening - On Steam Greenlight
A turn-based strategic survival game with some RPG elements called Thea: The Awakening has been released on Steam Greenlight asking for votes.
And so it all begins. We're in our final months of dev for Thea: The Awakening and it's an exciting journey that we are now ready to share with the community. So, if you like what you see and would like to see it on Steam, please VOTE YES and if you don't please do leave us feedback!
I also mentioned the game on our Kickstarter forum last year.
Sunday - April 26, 2015
Lord of the Dark Castle - A New Roguelike
Craze Creative Studios notified me of their game called Lord of the Dark Castle that was just launched on Steam Early Access for $4.99. Here is the trailer and games description.
Lord of the Dark Castle is a casual turn-based retro style roguelike dungeon crawler with elements of strategy. Randomized levels, lots of skills without dependencies and lots of spells to cast. Challenging Monster AI - play it smart or die. Remember: Death is Permanent!
Sunday - April 12, 2015
In Exilium - Now Available on Steam
A game I covered a few months back called In Exilium was released on Steam. So here is the games latest release trailer, and description just in-case you forgot like me.
In Exilium is a 3D, "isometric" hack and slash RPG with an emphasis on minimalistic design and player discovery. It is a simple, exploration driven experience, comprised of action based combat, character attribute customization and random item generation to accommodate many diverse play styles. There are many enemies and bosses to defeat as well as plenty of puzzles to solve and secrets to explore. There is no hand-holding throughout the game, no other characters, no mindless quests, everything must be discovered by the player. If you like RPG's and have become disenchanted with typical RPG design practices, In Exilium is for you.
Tuesday - April 07, 2015
In Verbis Virtus - A New Fantasy Adventure
In Verbis Virtus is a game for every D&D gamer who wanted to role-play a spell-caster properly by speaking the correct spell incantation to unleash your magic.
It reminds me of the Arx Fatalis spell system but is very different. So moving on the game is now available on Steam with a 25% discount till April 10th.
Use your real voice to cast spells in In Verbis Virtus, a fantasy adventure unlike any other. Step into the shoes of a wizard in search of an ancient power.
Explore a lost temple, making your way through forgotten chambers brimming with unspeakable beauty and terror. Unlock spells and use them to solve the temple’s enigmas and battle the monsters that lurk in its depths.
Built on the Unreal Engine, lose yourself in the breathtaking world of In Verbis Virtus, possibly the most unique and immersive game you’ll play all year.
Saturday - February 28, 2015
MyRPG Master - Available on Early Access
DragonHead Studio announced this week their new program called MyRPG Master was released on Steam Early Access. So here is the new video, and description.
MyRPG is a set of many editors that will help you create your 3D (MMO)RPG World. These editors are divided into 4 categories: 3D editors, GUI editors, Rules editors and Universe editors. My RPG is a tool that is able to create game universes and storylines playable solo or multi through local network or online servers.
Wednesday - February 25, 2015
Steam - A Few New Game Announcements
I was sent news today of two different games that are available on Steam. The first game is from OhNoo Studio, and is a new adventure game called Tormentum.
A nameless hero finds himself in a place between fantasy and nightmare. He doesn't remember his name nor where he comes from. Wandering through strange lands, he struggles to discover the truth about the world around him, as well as about himself.
The second game is a new JRPG game called Gurumin from Nihon Falcom.
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is a fantastic Action-RPG from leading Japanese developer Falcom (Developers of “Ys” and “Zwei” among other classics) featuring real-time combat, stunning 3D graphics, tons of fully voiced characters and mini-games , 90+ items, multiple endings, a rocking soundtrack, 35+ hours of playtime, and more.
Sunday - February 08, 2015
The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot - Released
Ubisoft has officially released their F2P RPG game The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot.
Over the past week we've shared our 2014 & 2015 road maps highlighting Mighty Quest's journey.
We first marked the end of open beta with a retrospective, highlighting the big milestones we passed on the way to the official launch of Mighty Quest.
Next, we outlined the road ahead, with a heads up on the exciting things coming for players to look forward to.
As we the official launch kicks off, we thought it would be cool to take a snapshot of where we are right now, and look at the degree to which the features we've introduced have been put to use by players.
Below you'll see the 2014 Road Map marked up with stats that we’ve compiled indicating how players have incorporated those features into the game.
With nearly 45 MILLION CASTLE ATTACKS, everyone clearly has good reason to beef up their defenses, and the rest of the stats give further insight to other aspects of the kingdom we love.
We'll try to update this from time to time and we look forward to doing the same with the new features coming down the line for Mighty Quest in 2015.
They also released a new trailer if you want to see the game in action.
The gates are really open now! The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot officially launched yesterday and I can tell you there was much revelry and exhaustion.
We are looking forward to a big year of building castles, defeating creatures and of course, all the looting that Opulencia has to offer.
To help kick it all off, we've created a video to celebrate the launch and to invite new players to join the adventure
Saturday - February 07, 2015
Pixel Heroes - Available Now on Steam
Pixel Heroes Release (February, 6th 2015)Are you ready for a nostalgic adventure? An adventure that'll throw you back into a time when games were young and innocent, just like you? When you were sitting in front of your tube with burning eyes and just couldn't stop playing?
Friday - January 30, 2015
Hyperdimension Neptunia - Now on Steam
Idea Factory has released Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 for the PC on Steam today, and you can buy it for half off till February 5th for $14.99.
- Previously only available on consoles, now you can immerse yourself in the zany JRPG madness of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series for the first time on PC!
- Major graphical updates let you savor the true power of these Goddesses in glorious HD!
- Battle with up to 3 characters on the field, with 3 more as support. Use them to perform special attacks, or swap them out at any time!
- Use "Plans" to customize the game - change up enemy difficulty, dungeon treasures, and more!
- Craft unique equipment imbued with one or more abilities!
Wednesday - January 21, 2015
Pixel Heroes - A RPG/Roguelike Game
Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic is a new RPG/Roguelike Game that will be released on Steam this February. Now as I usually do here is a short description, and a new video.
Back to the 1980s with Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic
Remember the golden age of roleplaying? Descending to the Stygian Abyss for the first time? Looking into the gazing eye of the very first Beholder you have encountered? Listening to the tales of bards or diving into the pools of radiance?
The time has come to revisit these wonderful memories with the upcoming release of Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic!
"Listen! The end is nigh!! Hear my words and prepare! An ancient cult has set foot in our lands! They call themselves -The Sons of Dawn- and pray to some dark elder god. They have started recruiting people for their cause all over the country. I fear that they want to try to awaken something which should be left sleeping. Something dangerous and sinister! Something that might destroy us all. Spend your last of days wisely...“
Enter the world of Pixel Heroes and prepare yourself for a thrilling RPG/Roguelike experience like you have never seen before! Explore a randomized world full of hilarious events, deadly dungeons and the weirdest NPCs you will ever meet in a game! Choose three heroes for your party and take them on a journey that will be completely different each time you start a new game. Bath in a pool of procedurally generated loot and defeat the evil forces that threaten the township of Pixton!
- Thirty unique hero classes to unlock, each with individual skills and attributes.
- More procedurally generated axes, spears, maces, swords, shields, bows, crossbows, spells and prayers than a llama has hair on its body.
- Thirteen mystic and beautifully cruel dungeons to explore. Epic bossfights waiting!
- Three campaigns to unlock, each with its own final dungeon and boss.
- Permadeath! You know you want it.
- A detailed graveyard where you can mourn your dead heroes, compare their statistics and see which of their choices led to their tragic death.
- Completely crazy NPCs, each one of them with a significant storyline that you can follow to unlock cool stuff!
- Tons of random events that you will encounter on your way, expecting you to make important choices. Will you yell at the cat like a crazy idiot?
- Many achievements and unlockables, try to get them all and become the most badass Pixel Hero in the world!
Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic is to set for release on PC, Mac and Linux on Steam 6th February 2015 and is being developed by The (wonderful) Bitfather.
Tuesday - January 13, 2015
Alphadia Genesis - Available Today on Steam
Marvelous Europe sent out information you can now buy Alphadia Genesis on Steam.
Alphadia Genesis available TODAY on Steam
Marvelous Europe are pleased to announce that Alphadia Genesis is available to download from Steam today from 4pm GMT. The retro-styled JRPG will be launching with a discounted price of €11.99/£8.79
Tuesday - January 06, 2015
Dungeon of the Endless - Game Update
Since my last post about Dungeon of the Endless last year the game has had many patches on Steam, and has been officially released on Steam last month.
Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events.
Forum member Pladio also sent me a new link for a Quill18 YouTube video preview.
Monday - January 05, 2015
Alphadia Genesis - A New Retro-styled JRPG
Marvelous Europe sent out news about a new JRPG game called Alphadia Genesis that will be released on Steam on January 12th. Here is a video and some information.
Alphadia Genesis for Steam: Available January 12th 2015!
London: January 5th, 2015 - Marvelous Europe has today announced that the charming retro-styled JRPG Alphadia Genesis will be available to purchase on Steam from January 12th 2015. Alphadia genesis is a Japanese Role-Playing Game that is perfectly suited to those who love the genre. The classic turn-based battle system, the exploration, the rich characterisation and the twisting narrative are all traits of a great JRPG, and the gameplay is wrapped in a 16-bit style which bears resemblance to classic SNES RPGs of the ‘90s.
Alphadia Genesis will launch with an introductory price of € 11.99/£8.79 and will be the first KEMCO RPG released on Steam. “We can’t wait for the Steam Community to get their hands on Alphadia Genesis” says Jonathan Nevill, Project Manager, Marvelous Games. “It’s a great game for JRPG enthusiasts to get stuck into. Good luck to those that aim to 100% the game content, and reach the TRUE ending! Pro-tip: Be prepared!”
Tuesday - December 23, 2014
Rime Berta - A New Japanese SRPG
Rime Berta is a new Japanese SRPG from developer NEXTSOFT that has just released on Steam this week. As usual here is a short video to get you interested.
Command an army of puppets in this Japanese SRPG as you hunt for a relic said to grant any wish. Livia's village is dying, and all that can help them is an ancient relic situated somewhere within a mystical tower.
If you act now you can get a 10% discount for the next few hours.
Sunday - December 14, 2014
Hardland - Release 6 Now Available
Hardland, a new open-world action/adventure RPG from indie studio Mountain Sheep, got a fairly extensive update today, with erosion-based terrain and randomized NPC's.
- The first iteration of the new erosion based terrain system (iteration 2 coming soon!)
- Brand new story generator which randomizes NPC items as well as generates character names, titles, dialogue and simple quests
- New set of younger villagers (men & women)
- Save functionality improved so that player position is now remembered and new world is only generated on request in the main menu
- New dialogue and examine camera
- The merchant has the ability to sell and buy items
- Support for item prices
- New sprinting mechanic which consumes stamina (ala Dark Souls)
- More variants of Town Guards, Forgotten Folk, Goblins Villagers and Wood Elves
- Improved Wood Elf animations and plenty of other smaller art asset tweaks
- Unique carry positions for characters and items
Saturday - December 13, 2014
Strife - Veteran Edition Remake Released
Strife, the hybrid FPS/RPG from 1996, has been remade for modern resolutions and released on Steam.
Well here's a lovely Christmassy surprise. Strife—the Doom-era game that mixed first-person shooting with first-person roleplaying waaay before Deus Ex—is now on Steam, in remastered, 'Veteran Edition' form. Despite the name, they haven't tinkered with the game to make it more palatable to war veterans, but they have (optionally) smoothed over many of its jagged pixels, restored a cut multiplayer mode, and generally ensured that Strife should be more compatible with today's mega-monitors, and with the youth of today's pixel-phobic retinas. It's also 25% off until next Friday.
A persistent complaint I've noticed across Steam reviews and on the game's Steam forum is talk of sluggish mouse controls, but the developers are aware of this issue and say that they've fixed it in the beta build, so maybe give that a download if you find yourself suffering from that particular problem. Tech talk aside, why should you be interested in Strife? I'll let Paul Dean's Reinstall and Richard Cobbett's Crapshoot do the talking.
Along with the reinstated Capture the Chalice multiplayer mode, automap objective markers, and a Torpedo weapon HUD, Strife: Veteran Edition adds the following stuff:
- Support for high resolutions, with proper aspect ratio.
- OpenGL for video backend to provide portability and support for vertical sync.
- Dynamic lighting and bloom
- Widescreen support.
- Ability to freely rebind all keyboard, mouse, and gamepad inputs.
- Steam Achievements
- Steam Trading Cards
Source: PC Gamer
Thursday - November 27, 2014
Steam - the Latest Holiday Sale
And now Steam's holiday sale is up. It's not quite as irresistibly wallet-busting as in previous years, but there's lots of stuff from the RPGWatch Curation List, including:
- The Last Remnant - 33% off for $6.69
- Agarest: Generations of War - 50% off for $7.49
- Alpha Protocol - 50% off for $7.49
- The Banner Saga - 50% off for $9.99
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution - 50% off for $9.99
- Dishonored - 50% off for $9.99
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 50% off for $14.99
- Might & Magic X - Legacy - 40% off for $14.99
- Endless Legend - 33% off for $23.44
- South Park: The Stick of Truth - 40% off for $23.99
- Wasteland 2 - 25% off for 29.99
- Divinity: Original Sin - 20% off for $31.99
And as usual a bunch of classic series like Geneforge and Avernum can be had for a few bucks each. Myself, I'm going to listen to the 'Watch and pick up The Last Remnant -- not a game I would normally have considered, but you guys haven't steered me wrong yet.
[Update: some of the stuff Steam has on sale is cheaper today at Greenmangaming -- in particular you can get Dishonored at five bucks instead of ten. Thanks, JDR13.]
Thursday - November 20, 2014
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 - Turn-Based RPG
A while back, Benetar tipped me off to Epic Battle Fantasy 4, a lighthearted turn-based RPG heavily inspired by Final Fantasy and other JRPG classics. Thanks, Benetar!
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and finally, save the world from the destructive Godcat.
Over 140 different enemies to slaughter, from fluffy animals to gods.
Over 170 different items of equipment, and 150 different usable skills, allowing for lots of character customization.
Lots of humor and references to video games and anime.
Inspired by 16-bit era RPGs, minus the annoying features like random battles or save points.
A mix of orchestral and electronic background music by HalcyonicFalconX. Full Soundtrack included!
25 hours of gameplay, plus Newgame+, survival and boss rush modes.
Suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers.
Tuesday - November 11, 2014
Merchants of Kaidan - A New Trading Game
Forum member Black Rune sent me information about a game that was released on Steam called Merchants of Kaidan from Indie developer Forever Entertainment S. A.
Regain your riches, restore your honor and avenge your father's murder. A challenging trading game with lots of RPG elements.
Wednesday - October 29, 2014
Tales of Maj'Eya - Expansion Released on Steam
If you are a fan of the original rouge-like game Tales of Maj'Eyal the games developer DarkGod has released a new expansion called Ashes of Urh'Rok.
Many in Maj'Eyal have heard of "demons", sadistic creatures who appear seemingly from nowhere, leaving a trail of suffering and destruction whereever they go. Their Fearscape floats far above the skies, watching and waiting, but not idly; their agents scout the land, their legions build up their forces, and their scholars develop new spells and strategies. As the barrier between our worlds begins to crack under their scrutiny, helpless Eyalites have begun to disappear, whisked up to serve as their slaves and playthings. They imbue these victims with magical powers to better survive the ensuing stresses - can you use your new-found abilities to escape the legions of Mal'Rok?
Tuesday - October 28, 2014
Forward to the Sky - Now on Steam Greenlight
Once again a game I mentioned last year called Forward to the Sky is on Steam Greenlight looking for votes. As I usually do here is a video, and game recap.
Hi everyone, thank you for your supporting! So far we've got a good start on Greenlight. 673 yes votes and 13% toward the top 100. Not too bad.
We are glad you like the game and really looking forward to bring this game to Steam for you to enjoy. :)
There are comments mentioning the Zelda feeling. We are happy and took it as an compliment. Zelda is a great game that brings a lot of fun. We do have some similar elements such as puzzling and action gameplay. You are going to find the interesting designs in Forward to the Sky as well.
At this point we are still fighting on getting noticed. And in order to be greenlit we need a lot more yes votes ( like 10k yes votes! ). Please help us spread the words to your steam friends and groups. Kindly ask if they are interested in voting yes for Forward to the Sky. That's going to help a lot!
Reveal the story of the sky tower. Forward to the Sky is a third person action adventure game in the sky tower ruin. You are going to collect all the crystal pieces to connect the story and everything will be revealed once Princess reaches the top level.
Sproggiwood - Now Available on Steam
Sproggiwood the turn-based rogue-like I mentioned two months ago is now available on Steam. Here is the trailer, and a short description of the game.
Bring civilization to Sproggiwood, a story-driven, turn-based roguelike set in a humorous world inspired by Finnish mythology. Grow your civilization and plunder procedural dungeons with six unique classes. Outsmart mischievous monsters who work together in unexpected ways. No two dungeon dives are alike.
Monday - October 27, 2014
Hardland - A New Action Adventure RPG
I was once again notified of a new game on Steam Early Access called Hardland from a developer named Mountain Sheep. Here is the usual video to get you all started.
Our vision of Hardland is to give you a procedurally generated fantasy world full of interesting characters, creatures, quests, and mysterious places. We will not dictate how you should play this game. We simply set the stage and let you tell your own story.
- The very incomplete open-world experience
- 6 training arenas to demonstrate the various features
- Items that you can use in combat, including masks to disguise yourself or enchant creatures
- Nearly all objects are destructible - including the terrain!
- Visuals inspired by stop-motion film
- Extensive modding support!
- Temporary sound effects and music
- Physics powered by NVIDIA PhysX
Saturday - October 18, 2014
Steam - Darklands and Gabriel Knight: Sins of Fathers Now Available
Darklands, an undying RPG classic from 1992, and Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition are now available on Steam. Thank you, HiddenX!
Heroic Adventures in Medieval Germany
Deep in the twilight of the Black Forest, you and your companions crouch before the robber-knight's tower. Hans, the alchemist, places his mysterious potion by the door. Ebhard the friar implores Saint Dunstan to bless your weapons and armor. And you and Gretchen grip naked long swords, praying your plate mail won't squeak.
With a thundery crash, the door explodes into fragments! You charge inside, swords and maces swinging. One guard falls beneath the power of your blade... then two more! You storm upstairs to the second floor, but there to greet you is Erhard the Red Wolf, the infamous robber-knight, surrounded by his henchmen. Hans tosses a choking potion into their faces and you quickly charge into the fray. The room echoes with the clash of steel on steel... it's a battle to the death in the Black Forest!
Prepare yourself to enter Darklands... the first realistic fantasy role-playing adventure for computers!
Saturday - September 27, 2014
Darkstone - Classic ARPG Now on Steam
Delphine Software announces that Darkstone is now available on Steam for a very cheap price of $2.49. I recall playing the game on the consoles many years ago.
THE ARPG HIT NOW AVAILABLE ON STEAM (PC VERSION)
Paris, September 25, 2014. Joystick Replay releases "Darkstone ", a precursor in Action/RPG, on Steam, the most important PC games download platform.
In 1999, " Darkstone " marked the Hack’n Slash universe on PC then Playstation. Critically acclaimed (9/10 on IGN.com, 17/20 on jeuxvideo.com) and developed by Delphine Software, the title found its public thanks to its universe, its atmosphere and the depth of its gameplay. Today, “Darkstone” is reaching the Steam video game portal in a version very similar to the original one.
The players’ task is to take up arms to help the inhabitants of the Land of Uma where the evil Draak wreaks havoc. To that end, they must find the 7 legendary crystals which will put an end to his vile doings. Players have to complete many quests, explore randomly generated dungeons, fight hordes of monsters to get the best possible equipment and the most powerful spells. Players will tread a long road before restoring peace.
To begin the action, players can choose one or two heroes among 8 available classes of characters (monks, assassins, amazons and sorceresses...) as well as the level of difficulty. When the players play for the first time, they have to start at the novice level, but once they have reached level 20, players will be able to start at master, then expert level (from level 35) and hero (from level 45). Once in the Land of Uma, player can control a character or the other as he wishes. He will switch between heros, access maps, shortcuts for spells (e.g. Resurrection or Fireball), skills (like foiling traps and finding hidden objects...) and various potions that restore the health or give magical energy.
As well as the traditional health and energy status bars, players also have to keep an eye on the characters’ hunger gauges. With a single click, they can see and do everything that relates to their characters: equip or feed their heroes with the food you buy to prevent their health from waning, check out statistics and amounts of gold, use their inventories, and customize shortcuts.
For swift mastery of the game’s basics, players can run through the tutorial before they start. The Steam version of the game has stayed faithful to the original where players explore a world that has been plunged into chaos.
To complete a game, players have to carry out eight main quests that they choose randomly among the 22 available. There are also additional quests that enable the player to collect special equipment. The positions of the enemies and objects also change from one game to the next, in order to constantly change the tactics. Players have to alternate between consecutive explore and fight phases in order to find the seven crystals scattered among the different dungeons. Confrontations enable the players to gather experience, equipment and gold – all necessary for improving their characters’ levels, increasing their powers, and buying spells and skills from local merchants.
“Darkstone” can be played in cooperation up to 8 players on local network. In this configuration, each one will control his own hero.
« Darskstone » is available on Steam (PC) since September 25, 2014.
It is dubbed in English and subtitled in English, French, Italian, German,
Spanish and Swedish.
"Darkstone" (PC on Steam)
Price : $2.49 at launch then $4.99
Weight : 600 M0
Link : http://store.steampowered.com/app/320320/
Friday - September 26, 2014
Steam - RPGWatch group
For those who were not aware of this yet, we have a RPGWatch group on Steam headed by HiddenX that you could join. With the curation feature that steam recently added, we currently have more than 100 games we can recommend and that can be found in our list of recommended games. So head on down there, to check it out.
Tuesday - September 16, 2014
Steam - More Weekly Steam Sales
Here are a few more Steam sales this week each one has a certain time limit so hurry.
Wednesday - September 10, 2014
Steam - New RPG Game Sales
Steam has a few sales on some RPGs a few of you might be interested in.
Septerra Core - 85% off for $0.74
At the very heart of Septerra lies the Core, a huge Biocomputer. Seven continents at different elevations, each with its own unique people and culture, orbit around the Core. According to an ancient prophecy, Septerra's continents will one day converge and join in orbit together on one level - this is the Legacy of Marduk, the Creator's son. The Chosen, fanatical believers in the supremacy of their own wisdom and technology, impatiently try to force the issue - causing a global catastrophe which threatens the lives of all Septerreans.
Expeditions: Conquistador - 60%off for $7.99
Conquer the New world: In the 16th Century, Spanish explorers and soldiers reached the shores of America. The search for gold, fame, and adventure drove these travelers into a treacherous wilderness where they faced hunger, disease, and dangerous predators. In their wake, the Aztec Empires lay in ruins.
The Banner Saga - 50% off for $9.99
Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II - 50% off for $19.99
It all seemed so simple: defeat the mad scientist, free the land and ride into the sunset, but sometimes the fall of a villain only opens the way to more sinister foes. So the incredible adventures continue, and Van Helsing, the famous monster-hunter returns to save the day again with the help of his charming, ghostly companion, Lady Katarina. The gothic metropolis of weird science is on the brink of destruction as chaos rules the streets and a new enemy plots revenge. It’s time to enter the dark side of Borgova and the forbidden wilderness, but beware: you are not the only one behind a mask.
And many more of course but I can't list them all.
Thursday - June 05, 2014
Steam - Updates FAQ on Early Access Games
Steam has updated their FAQ to make clear that Early Access games might not be released at all and that you should only get involved if you are excited about playing it in its current state. GamesBeat contacted Valve on this and they had this to say:
“The changes to the FAQ are intended to help set customer expectations of what may or may not happen over the course of development of an Early Access game. We frequently iterate on Steam features as we gather feedback and find areas for improvement.
“In this case, it became apparent that further clarification would help customers evaluate their potential purchase of Early Access titles. We think of Steam, Early Access, and game development as services that grow and evolve best with the involvement of customers and the community.”
Thursday - May 22, 2014
Agarest: Generations of War 2 - Steam Release
Ghostlight announces that Agarest: Generations of War 2 will be released on Steam. This is due to the success of the last two PC ports released in the last two years.
Here is the press release.
Ghostlight announce Agarest: Generations of War 2 for Steam
BRAINTREE, UK – 20/05/2014
With both Agarest: Generations of War & Agarest: Generations of War Zero both part of today’s Steam Daily Deal Ghostlight have taken the opportunity to announce that Agarest: Generations of War 2, the sequel to Compile Heart & Idea Factory’s #1 best selling JRPG Agarest: Generations of War will also be coming to Steam later this year.
Agarest: Generations of War 2 introduces several new features to the series including a new faster paced active grid-based battle system and an all new Agarest Universe to explore.
Unlike its predecessors Agarest: Generations of War 2 was never released on Xbox 360 so Ghostlight will be working with the team over at Laughing Jackal to port the PS3 version of this popular JRPG to PC.
More on Agarest: Generations of War 2
THE THIRD INSTALMENT IN THE THRILLING AGAREST SERIES!
One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light causing terrible destruction. The central continent, from where the light is believed to have originated, fell silent whilst demons began to spread throughout the world like a plague.
Sometime afterwards, a young man by the name of Weiss, suffering from amnesia, encounters the enigmatic Eva, from whom Weiss learns that he has committed the grievous sin of deicide. In order to atone for his crime, he must become the "Vessel" in which the power of the divinity he slaughtered will be stored. For it will be that power which will be used to resurrect the one whose life he stole.
For those who betray the divine will pay for their sins in the space which separates salvation and damnation, as will their progeny…
Revamped Battle System: Unlike the first two games of the series, Agarest 2 battles are fought with an engaging active grid-based battle system.
HD graphics: Enjoy your favourite characters, environments and CGs in high-definition!
Mini-games: Engage in Bathtub, Shiatsu and Massage mini-games.
New Agarest Universe: Roam freely in the newly designed Agarest Universe
Established in 2004, Ghostlight specialise in bringing the best in Japanese gaming to the PAL region. Ghostlight have released numerous JRPGs such as the Agarest series, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky and multiple entries in the Shin Megami Tensei series, including Devil Survivor Overclocked and Persona 3 Portable. Ghostlight are currently working to bring Agarest: Generations of War Zero to PC.
Tuesday - April 22, 2014
Steam - New Weeklong Sales
Well it's a new week and Steam has another batch of games on sale. Here are a few that might be of interest to some RPG players.
DARK - 75%Off for $9.99
Two Worlds Epic Edition - 80% off for $1.99
Avernum Bundle - 80% off for $2.39
Saturday - April 19, 2014
ArsTechnica - Steam Sales Figures
Jhwisner sent news about two new articles were ArsTechnica has data on Steam sales. I will post what he sent to save me time. Allow me to say thanks Jhwisner.
ArsTechnica managed to produce some apparently decent estimates of total ownership/sales totals on Steam. A few Devs have confirmed the accuracy with the author - some publicaly so. Imporant takeaways from this are pretty positive for PC gamers in general and PC RPG gamers in general.
Here's some interesting tidbits:
Skyrim - 5,942,000
Fallout: New Vegas - 2,630,232
The Witcher 2 - 1,725,513*
FTL - 1,651,734*
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - 1,368,606
*Only represents steam sales totals as DRM free versions without Steam integration are on offer on sites such as GoG.
Second article contains an expanded top list - expanded to 100 games (page 2 of article)
Friday - April 18, 2014
Agarest: Generations of War Zero - Released
Stem announces that Agarest: Generations of War Zero is now available. The game is a prequel to last years Agarest: Generations of War.
Now Available on Steam - Agarest: Generations of War Zero
Agarest: Generations of War Zero is Now Available on Steam!
From the void, the gods of darkness and light created Agarest, a most perfect and divine world. As the generations passed, paradise sadly fell to the ravages of time. War darkened the skies and Agarest soon became a torturous hell as the gods divided and immense armies clashed, desecrating the once beautiful land…
Sunday - March 09, 2014
Steam - Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
Steam announces that the Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land RPG is now available for a low price of $4.99. Here is a video and some game details.
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is Now Available on Steam!
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Developed in conjunction with Chaosium and based their multi-award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Set in the midst of World War One, the game pits your team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, one older than humanity itself... Can your team of investigators keep their grip on sanity long enough to stop these diabolical plans?
The game features:
- Full 3D graphics with high quality textures, images and effects.
- Select from a range of authentic period weapons, equipment, armour, skills.
- Build your team up to match your gaming style; will you shred your foes with massed rifle fire or blast them with powerful spells gleaned from forbidden tomes? It's your choice!
Call of Cthulhu was originally the title of a novella by cult American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) which has, since it was published in 1928, captured the imagination of generation after generation of fans. Returning to the horror from Lovecraft's original 'Reanimator' set during the dark days of WW1, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land draws the player into a nightmare world where the terror of mustard gas and trench warfare are but a foretaste of what is to follow.
Wednesday - February 05, 2014
Agarest: Generations of War - 50% Off on Steam
Steam announces that today's daily deal is Agarest: Generations of War.
At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.
Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again…
• Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
• Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system
• Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
• Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes
Friday - January 10, 2014
Steam - Realms of Arkania Trilogy
Well this came as a surprise today it seems Steam is now selling all three classic Realms of Arkania games. Here are the details.
Now Available on Steam - Realms of Arkania Classic Games
Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic, Realms of Arkania 2 - Star Trail Classic, and Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic are Now Available on Steam!
The Realms of Arkania games (Blade of Destiny, Star Trail and Shadows of Riva) deliver a prime example of the classical European fantasy universe. Based on Germany's most popular pen & paper role playing game, it was also the first German computer RPG series to get widely recognized outside of its home country. To this day it holds a stable hardcore fan base that loves the games for their comprehensive adaption of the pen & paper ruleset and the believable medieval fantasy setting.
Monday - January 06, 2014
Steam - Interview @ Washington Post
The Washington Post has an interesting interview with Gabe Newell about Steam, and what makes Valve tick.
Valve is one of the most successful video game companies in the world. The firm's online game distribution and multi-player platform Steam has 65 million users. At next week's CES conference, the company will announce hardware partners for one of its most ambitious undertakings so far: a line of gaming console alternatives running on the company's linux-based Steam OS.
What makes Valve so successful? In November, I sat down with Valve CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell in the gaming company's Bellevue office for a feature story. Newell argues that attracting and retaining talented programmers and designers is key to the firm's success, and explained the company's strategy for doing that. This interview, the first of a two-part series, has been lightly edited for length.
Saturday - January 04, 2014
Steam - DDoS Attacks by Troll Group
Steam was attacked by a trolling group who keeps DDoSing the service. It seems they are attacking other sites also, and Arstechnica has the news on what's happening.
The servers for Steam, Origin, Battle.net, and League of Legends were brought down temporarily overnight by apparent DDoS attacks that seem to be related to a swatting attack on an individual known for streaming games. All of those services appear to be working normally as of this writing.
A hacker group going by the handle DERP Trolling claimed responsibility for the Origin attack on Twitter, saying it used a "Ion Cannon" DDoS tool it's calling the "Gaben Laser Beam," after Valve founder Gabe Newell. DERP claimed responsibility for similar attacks on Battle.net, League of Legends, World of Tanks, EA.com, and more earlier this week. Meanwhile, a pair of Twitter users are claiming responsibility for last night's attack on Steam.
All of these efforts to take down various games and platforms seem to be related to a swatting attack directed at YouTube user PhantomL0rd. A thread on reddit lays out how those attacks advanced from targeting the games PhantomL0rd was playing (and monetizing through ads) to more personal harassment after his address and details were released online. In a recent stream, PhantomL0rd reported on being handcuffed after having police called to his address.
DERP, for its part, denies being part of these more personal attacks on PhantomL0rd. The group's Twitter includes a phone number where users can apparently call or text in requests for sites to be targeted by these DDoS attacks, suggesting that it may be simply pointing its software at locations suggested by others.
Thank you jhwisner for sending in the link.
Wednesday - January 01, 2014
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 75% Off on Steam
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.
The original XCOM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth.
You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.
Monday - December 30, 2013
Steam - Yes Even More Sales
Steam continues to discount select games, and as usual here a few that might interest you. As with the other sales you should have a day left untill the deal ends.
Mass Effect Collection - $9.99
Sunday - December 29, 2013
Steam - More RPG Sales
Steam continues offering more games with a huge discount. Here are three more RPGs for everyone, and you have at least a day left to buy them.
Behold Torchlight, a fresh new Action RPG franchise developed by Runic Games. Torchlight is being developed in Seattle by a veteran team composed of the designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, and Fate. Our team has spent many years honing and evolving this unique style of gameplay.
The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands!
Torchlight II captures all the flavor and excitement of the original game - while expanding the world and adding the features players wanted most, including online and LAN co-op multiplayer. Torchlight II is fast, fun, and filled to the brim with action and loot. Adventure solo or online with your friends!
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.
Thursday - December 26, 2013
Steam - More RPG Daily Deals
Steam has a few more games on sale that are well worth a look.
Wednesday - December 25, 2013
Steam - More Steam Sales
Steam has a bunch of games on sale once again. Here are a few I think might interest some of you. I know the last two cost more, but both games are worth it.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - $7.99
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition - $16.74
Shadowrun Returns - $8.99
FTL: Faster Than Light - $3.39
State of Decay - $9.99
Dishonored - Game of the Year - $23.99
Skyrim - Legendary Edition - $35.99
Monday - December 23, 2013
Steam - Various RPG Sales
Steam has a bunch of RPG games for 75% off for the next 40 hrs. Here are some links to a few games that I think might interest a few of you.
Dragon Age: Origins - $4.99
Sunday - December 15, 2013
NEO Scavenger - Now on Early Access
NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. And with each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. Choose your starting abilities carefully, because they and your wit are the only tools you have in the apocalypse!
Friday - December 13, 2013
Fate - Now Available on Steam
The classic ARPG Fate is now available on Steam for 40% off.
Play (or Re-play) This Classic Dungeon Crawler!
During the golden days of action RPGs, FATE was a powerhouse, winning runner-up for PC Magazine’s Role-Playing Game of the year. Popular enough to spawn 3 sequels, this was one of the premier dungeon crawlers of its time. Now is your chance to enter the legendary town of Grove and experience the original for yourself!
Hello, traveler. Journey to the outskirts, where the Old Wood meets the Dungeon Gate. Battle vicious creatures, collect unique weaponry, learn powerful spells and glory will be yours.
Rise and test your worth! Step forward and determine Your FATE!
- NEW Steam Trading Cards – Fans of old (and fans of new) can enjoy this never-before-seen art!
- NEW Steam Badges – 6 levels for you to collect, hoard and show off.
- NEW Steam Emoticons – Oh, you’re old school all right, throw a little FATE into your chat to prove it.
- NEW Profile Backgrounds – FATE up your profile with these beautiful works of art made especially for Steam players.
- Gameplay – It’s quick, immersive and classic.
- Procedurally generated levels – Explore limitless caverns, dungeons, mines and tunnels. What will you find?
- Economy - Buy and sell items… or try your luck with shopkeeper!
- Pet - Choose a dog or cat and evolve it into more and more powerful creatures. Rawr.
- Street Cred – Up your gamer street cred by playing this classic game and show those hipsters what for!
Thursday - December 12, 2013
Steam - Arcania & Gothic Pack for 75% Off
Steam is offereing a complete Arcania + Gothic Pack for 75% off.
Buy Arcania + Gothic Pack
WEEK LONG DEAL! Offer ends December 16th
Items included in this bundle
ArcaniA - $4.99
ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif -$3.74
Gothic 1- N/A
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Enhanced Edition -$2.49
Gothic II: Gold Edition - $2.49
Monday - December 09, 2013
Ravensword - Now Available on Steam
Steam announces that a new RPG called Ravensword: Shadowlands is now available for purchase. Now before we get the usual complainers the game is a phone port.
From the award winning studio that brought you Ravensword: The Fallen King and Aralon: Sword and Shadow, comes Ravensword: Shadowlands.
After the fall of Ravengard, the world descended into chaos. The Kingdom of Tyreas stood alone against a sea of dark elven invaders. The Ravensword was lost, and the dark times began. As a descendant of an ancient line of kings, you alone have the power to wield the Ravensword again and restore that which was lost.
Thursday - December 05, 2013
Final Fantasy VIII - Now Available on Steam
Steam announces that the classic JRPG Final Fantasy VIII is now available for purchase.
Now Available on Steam - FINAL FANTASY VIII
It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army soldier…
Meanwhile, a sorceress manipulates the most powerful men in Galbadia. Will Squall and his party succeed in defeating this maniacal sorceress and saving their world?What part does the mysterious Laguna play? Only you can decide what happens next, as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns...
Tuesday - December 03, 2013
Wasteland - 50% off on Steam
Steam is selling the original Wasteland for 50% off for the next 15 hours.
For the first time in over 20 years, we are heralding the return of a much loved piece of gaming history with the classic RPG, Wasteland!
Mutants. Again. Even more than there were last time: they seem to materialize out of the very grains of the radioactive desert sand. Venomous yellow eyes. The black gunmetal glint of Uzis as they close in for the kill. There's nowhere to run, and nothing to rely on but your MAC 17 machine gun. What a way to save the human race.
The year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all out nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union turned vast swaths of the Earth into a hellish wasteland where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants - always mutants. You are a Desert Ranger, one of a band of stalwart lawmen born from the remnants of a U.S. Army detachment who survived the nuclear holocaust by holing up in a maximum security prison. You may wear ragtag uniforms and carry make-shift weapons, but the Desert Rangers are the only law left in what was once the American southwest.
Now something more secretive and sinister than the usual roving bands of mutants and raiders is menacing humanity, and it's your job to investigate. Recruit the help you need, follow any leads you find, but beware. The wasteland is lawless desert and a lonely place, and the choices you make will shape the world around you. Better choose wisely. Your life depends on it.
- The godfather of the modern post-apocalyptic cRPG
- One of the first reactive and immersive worlds that delivered persistent consequences to player choices
- Featuring toggle-able modern updates such as new paragraph voice over, new music tracks and updated portraits. Play in classic mode to get the original experience
- Awarded "Adventure Game of the Year" in 1988 by Computer Gaming World
- Contains backstory and tie-ins to its long-awaited direct sequel, Wasteland 2, coming soon for digital download through Steam!
Friday - October 25, 2013
How to Survive - A Zombie Hack & Slash Game
How to Survive is a new Hack & Slash game developed by 505 Games. It's now available on Steam for 30% untill October 31st.
You're shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive?
Collect the pages of a Survival Guide and figure it out, of course! Find food, water, and shelter before you perish. Uh oh, is it getting dark? Figure out how to get through the night! While you’re at it, gather up some of this awesome stuff and piece together over 100 handmade weapons and tools—from shotguns to Molotov cocktails. Now you can defend yourself and your friends like a boss!
• Choose one of the three playable characters, each with different characteristics and skill trees.
• Explore four islands filled with unique flora and fauna and a variety of abhorrent monstrosities.
• Collect “Survival guide” video chapters to learn tips that will save your life!
• Play with a friend offline through the story mode or go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges..
• Try the “Iron Man” difficulty for a demanding hardcore game experience.
Steam - Deep Silver Weekend Sale
Steam is having a new Deep Silver Publisher Weekend sale with a variety of games that might interest a few watchers.
Includes 6 items: Dead Island, Dead Island Ripper Mod, Dead Island Riptide, Dead Island: Riptide - Fashion Victim, Dead Island: Riptide - Survivor Pack, Dead Island: Ryder White DLC
Includes 4 items: Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, Metro: Last Light - Ranger Mode, Metro: Last Light - RPK
Includes 5 items: Risen, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Risen 2: Dark Waters - A Pirate's Clothes DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Air Temple DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Treasure Isle DLC
Includes 3 items: Sacred 2 Gold, Sacred Citadel, Sacred Citadel: Jungle Hunt
Saturday - October 19, 2013
Anachronox - Now Available on Steam
Steam annouces that Anachronox is now avaiable for purchase. Don't forget it's also available on GOG for those that hate DRM.
Anachronox is Now Available on Steam!
Join Sylvester "Sly" Boots and Stiletto Anyway as they trek across six bizarre planets investigating a galaxy-crushing mystery, searching for artefacts from an extinct alien race and unlocking the secrets of a powerful, advanced technology. It's your turn. PICK YOUR POISON.
Wednesday - September 18, 2013
Agarest: Generations of War - October Release
The Steam page for Agarest: Generations of War announces the game will be released on October 3, and you can get 20% off if you pre-purchase it.
Agarest: Generations of War will be released on October 3rd, 2013. Until then, users who pre-purchase receive a 20% discount as well as seven free DLC packs. The DLC packs will be for sale individually at launch.
About the Game
At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.
Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again…
• Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
• Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system
• Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
• Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes
Tuesday - September 10, 2013
Steam - Wizardry 6, 7, and 8 Now Available
Steam announces that Wizardry 6, 7, and 8 is now available.
Three Classic RPGs Now Available For All Desktop Adventurers
One of the greatest fantasy role-playing series in gaming history comes to Steam today with the release of three games from the Wizardry franchise. The final three epic PC adventures from a series that spanned two decades that entertained millions of gamers are here, thanks to the work of Night Dive Studio – a company dedicated to reviving and restoring access to classic games from the past.
The re-release of Wizardry VI, Wizardry VII and Wizardry 8 follows on the heels of Night Dive’s spring release of System Shock 2, the first classic RPG that they chose to make available to modern audiences. Now you can play some of the most celebrated fantasy role-playing games ever released, all built on the old ideas of party composition, fiendish puzzles and deadly random encounters.
Friday - September 06, 2013
Steam - Focus Publisher Weekend
Steam announces the Focus Publisher Weekend. It's a good chance to buy Game of Thrones and Mars: Wars Logs.
The Focus Publisher Weekend has begun!
Now through Monday*, take advantage of great deals on Focus titles or save big on the Focus Special Pack.
Other great deals include:
Mars: Wars Logs, 50% off
Game of Thrones Bundle, 75% off
Wargame Franchise Pack, 60% off
Cities XL Platinum, 66% off
Friday - August 30, 2013
Steam - Memoria Now Available
Steam announces that Daedalic Entertainment's Memoria is now available for 10% off.
Memoria is Now Available on Steam and 10% Off!
Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend. The game combines point & click gameplay with unique magic skills.
Sadja, a Southern princess, has an unstoppable desire to become the greatest hero in history – by joining and succeeding in the biggest war Aventuria has ever seen: The war of the Mages, fought in the middle of an uninhabitable desert.
Bird catcher Geron lives almost 450 years after the Great War. Geron’s eternal love, Nuri, has been turned into a crow by an evil curse. To give her back her human form, Geron needs the help of the mysterious merchant Fahi, who has magical powers. But Fahi is only willing to help Geron if he agrees to solve a puzzle which Fahi has seen in his dreams. The quest for answers soon leads to a chain of events that connects both Sadja's and Geron's stories, threatening to turn the present into a grim reflection of a long forgotten past.
Memoria combines classic point & click adventure gameplay with the features of The Dark Eye, one of the most successful RPG universes known in the fantasy world. Point & click adventure game puzzles get a unique twist by adding magical features – and a wise, talking staff. Over eight chapters, players control both Sadja’s and Geron’s fates, involuntarily interacting with each other and bridging over 500 years of time. Each chapter in Memoria features opulent graphics, epic locations, a thrilling fantasy crime story and a unique puzzle design that differs from chapter to chapter.
Friday - August 02, 2013
Steam - Quakecon Pack Sale
Steam is having a new sale in honor of QuakeCon 2013. You can buy all 20 of Bethesda's and Id Software games for $90. Or if you prefer you can buy them separately with up to 75% off. The deal lasts till August 5th.
Sunday - July 07, 2013
Realms of Arkania HD - Pre-Purchase Now On Steam
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and is 20% off before July 30th!
Old school RPG at it‘s best – for the Fans of REAL RPG games!
Get ready to return to Thorwal, one of the oldest cities of Aventurien. Make sure your wits are sharpened before walking down the small alleys of Thorwal and Prem, and prepare to stop the Orcisch threat while creating a mighty alliance between nations. Featuring a complete visual reimagining along with a comprehensive overhaul of every aspect of the gameplay, Realms of Arkania – Blade of Destiny is set to captivate a 21st century audience of new and old fans alike.
Friday - July 05, 2013
Final Fantasy VII - Now Available on Steam
Steam announces that Final Fantasy VII is now available on Steam for $11.99.
The RPG classic Final Fantasy VII is Now Available on Steam!
In Midgar, a city controlled by the mega-conglomerate Shinra Inc., the No. 1 Mako Reactor has been blown up by a rebel group, AVALANCHE. AVALANCHE was secretly formed to wage a rebellion against Shinra Inc., an organisation which is absorbing Mako energy, destroying the natural resources of the planet. Cloud, a former member of Shinra's elite combat force, SOLDIER, was involved with the bombing of the Mako Reactor.
Can Cloud and AVALANCHE protect the planet from the huge, formidable enemy, Shinra Inc.?
Wednesday - June 19, 2013
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters - Early Access
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters the action/RPG from American McGee and Spicy Horse Studios is the newest game to offer early access on Steam. The cost for early access is $9.99.
Today, Akaneiro launched on Steam’s Early Access program. This is critical milestone for us; something we had been working towards completing for several weeks now and we’re all very proud to have made it. Launching Akaneiro through the Early Access program has been a controversial decision, for in doing so we have made the game available at a cost of $10. This $10 gifts the player with $30 of in-game items, but as a game that it available elsewhere as free-to-play it has garnered more than a few questions.
Why $10? Our initial launch of Akaneiro across our SpicyWorld platform and Kongregate, though successful, simply hasn’t provided us with the necessary feedback to prepare the game for the next stage, for crafting and co-op. When Valve discussed placing Akaneiro in the Early Access program, we saw this as an opportunity to leverage the experience of the Steam community before opening the game to a wider audience.
What about Kickstarter backers? As a Kickstarter backer, you’ve already “paid” for the game once. We’re not going to ask you to pay a second time. If you wish to play Akaneiro on Steam now, e-mail Ophelea and she will provide you with the necessary key.
Can I transfer my account from SpicyWorld/Kongregate? No. This is simply not possible as it breaks the Terms of Service with Valve. We cannot move account information from one platform to another.
What about Groupees participants? If you are a Groupees beta tester and wish to receive your free Karma for beta testing, please contact Ophelea and she will provide you with the necessary key.
Sunday - June 02, 2013
Folk Tale - Early Access
Games Foundry announces their two-year long project has finally hit Steam Early Access. Folk Tale is a beautifully imagined sandbox fantasy city-builder with you at the helm of your own great kingdom of peasants.
Folk Tale is a sandbox fantasy city builder strategy game in which you lead a ragtag band of peasants in growing a small settlement into a thriving market town, while the dastardly Slavemaster Urzal and his minions plot your downfall. Sound the rallying call and head out into the wilds with parties of heroes and fight back the tide of evil in a game of endless possibilities.
Rule with tyranny and oppression, or liberalism and justice. Play as a merciless expansionist hell-bent on destruction, or as a gold-hoarding mercantilist who'll sell their own grandmother. With random events and dynamic story, in Folk Tale you never know how the story will unfold.
Folk Tale for PC, Mac and Linux is developed by indie collaboration studio Games Foundry. Our small team spans 15 time zones and is yet to meet face to face, but talk every day to bring you a refreshing and exciting break from conventional gaming.
Saturday - May 04, 2013
Steam - Star Wars Weekend Sale
Steam has a Star Wars sale going on for the weekend. Individual Star Wars titles are on sale for 66% off and a Star Wars Collection bundle is now 50% off.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - $3.39
Star Wars: Dark Forces - $1.69
Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack - $6.79
Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Outcast - $3.39
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 - $1.69
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - $3.39
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith - $1.01
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - $3.39
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 - $3.39
Star Wars Republic Commando - $3.39
Star Wars Starfighter - $1.69
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes - $6.79
Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition - $6.79
Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 - $6.79
Monday - April 22, 2013
Steam - Eight Steam Greenlight Games You Should Support
RPGsite has put together a list of RPG's on Steam Greenlight. Some of the games seem interesting but others I leave it up to you to decide.
Don't let anyone tell you that there are a lack of RPGs on the PC. There are plenty out there - you just have to find them and support them. Take for example Steam Greenlight. It's a service from Valve where developers try and get their games on to their digital distribution platform by courting interest from the community. In order to do so, viewers decide to rate a game up or down based on the content the creators share with them. Those that meet a certain threshold of votes are then filtered by Valve to determine what games are appropriate enough to be on their service, and then they help the developers bring their titles to the online market.
The other day I decided to take some time and look through what games were attempting to make their way through the process after Ghostlight Games was able to successfully greenlight Agarest: Generations of War for Steam (so look for that to be coming soon). What I discovered was a good variety of games, each with their own interesting design decisions and strong talent that shows off just how impressive the indie community has been as of late. I present to you eight of those games that I felt are worth checking out and support.
Thursday - April 18, 2013
Steam - 18 Titles Greenlit Today
Steam has announced a new batch of Greenlight games today. Among those some Watchers might be interested in a few.
Agarest: Generations of War - This Japanese role-playing strategy game quickly shot up the charts and will now add to the small but growing number of Japanese RPGs on Steam.
Battle Worlds: Kronos - This richly-colored turn-based strategy game blew through its Kickstarter goal and jumped quickly up the Greenlight charts with votes of excited strategy fans.
City of Steam - This free-to-play action RPG received a lot of visibility and votes from their beta at the beginning of the year, and now look forward to running another beta soon.
Dead State - In less than a month, this survival RPG has jumped up the charts with enthusiastic support. Plus, the game blew past their Kickstarter goal in the summer of last year, securing an incredible 10,096 backers.
Elsword - This free-to-play, action RPG uses classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up gameplay mechanics and has captured the votes of existing fans and potential new customers alike.
Wednesday - April 17, 2013
Sacred Citadel - Available On Steam
Sacred Citadel the Action game inspired after the Sacred RPG's is now available on steam.
Sharpen your axe, string your bow, brew your potions! Ancaria needs heroes like you. Grab your friends to join the resistance! The once peaceful land of Ancaria is in grave danger. The evil Ashen empire has enslaved its population and is using the orc-like Grimmoc to wipe out the Seraphim, who swore to protect it.
Thursday - November 22, 2012
Steam - Autumn Sale
Yesterday the Autumn Sale of Steam has started. Each day until next week 6 games are on sale with a discount, like X-Com Enemy Unknown with is 33% cheaper. In addition Of Orcs and Men is still available for 5 more hours in a flash sale with a 50% discount.