STEAM HIGH FIVE: A Break Before The Holiday Storm

STEAM HIGH FIVE: A Break Before The Holiday Storm

Ah, mid-November. Lovely fall weather, Halloween shenanigans are firmly behind us, nothing to do but sit back, relax and enjoy Thanksgiving… Oh, snap! Thanksgiving, the harbinger of the holiday season. Not to mention those of us that are attending or have family attending schools of all shapes and flavors will be facing the stress and trauma of midterm exams. On second thought, forget relaxing. Let’s focus instead on blowing off steam, by visiting STEAM. As always, there is a constant stream of games of every type making use of the STEAM vehicle, and for those of us who will inevitably end up chewing on the lint in our pockets for sustenance, we’ve highlighted a few inexpensive or free titles to help prepare you for the holiday mayhem.


Super Seeker is a “hide & seek” multiplayer game, where one team can disguise themselves as Props of the environment, meanwhile the other team has to unmask them and shoot them down before the timer hits 0.

  • Developer: Ennui Studio
  • Publishers: Webble Games, Kwebbelkop
  • Available on: Win $2.99

Hexen Hegemony is a TPS (Third Person Shooter) game that makes it possible to fight against other witches with hundreds of different magic combinations. Enjoy team strategy, competition and spoils in 4 vs 4 matches. Remember; winners take everything on the world of Hexen.

  • Developer/Publisher: Simurg Games
  • Available on: Win $9.99

After a distress call was received from Hyperion Base you have been sent out to secure and reclaim this advanced research facility. Discover what project A.N.D.R.O.I.D really is and what happened to the team that was stationed there.

  • Developer/Publisher: Julian Stables
  • Available on: Win Free

Take control of Hodge the cat in a brand new, stand-alone prequel story in Another Sight – Hodge’s Journey. Tackle new platforming challenges using Hodge’s nimble feline skills to solve puzzles and mysteries as he travels between the world of dreams and the world of the real.

  • Developer: Lunar Great Wall Studios
  • Publisher: Fish Eagle
  • Available on: Win Free

Easy to learn but hard to master, Badminton Warrior provides a classic challenge that focuses on reflexes, timing, and problem-solving. Clear, drive, and smash your way through unique, sports-themed levels to face the ultimate evil, the Bellighost.

  • Developer/Producer: Milpitians
  • Available on: Win DEMO

Salsa Virtual teaches you salsa partner dancing with virtual reality. Learn the basics in the comfort and convenience of your own home, and be ready to hit the floor dancing when you try it in the real world.

  • Developer: Dance-Virtual
  • Publisher: Miragic Labs
  • Win/Vive/Oculus/WinMR 19.99

Play the VR first table football simulator and feel close to real-world foosball sensation or… have fun with exploding balls! It’s all up to you. The advanced physics ensures correct ball behavior while smart AI delivers a fair dose of a challenge to keep you entertained.

  • Developer/Publisher: Coduar
  • Win/Vive/Oculus/WinMR 16.99

Zero Caliber is a military FPS developed exclusively for VR. Customize your weapons on-the-fly, fight alongside your friends in Co-op (PvP coming soon!) and use your tactical skills to accomplish the mission: saving humanity! Engaging story, realistic weapon handling and physics in an immersive environment!

  • Developer/Publisher: XREAL Games
  • Win/Vive/Oculus/WinMR 24.99
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A veteran gamer and story-hunter with a derivative digital-action addiction who endeavors to slake his hunger with every idle moment he can find… unless his kids are home. Then he’s just Dad.

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