Steam High Five: March 1, 2019 Edition

Spring is essentially here and the year is marching quickly toward summer. Can you feel it coming? Remember when summer was synonymous with freedom and exploration, and of course, the magic of the unknown. Does it have to remain a nostalgic rumination? Certainly not. This week’s selections seem to consist of a large serving of space adventures and a side of fantasy investigations. Of course, we have a great deal of shooting things in the mix, but that’s almost a given.

Hades’ Star

A unique space strategy game where thousands of players participate in one shared galaxy.

  • Developer/Publisher: Parallel Space Inc
  • Available on: Win | Mac
  • Price: Free
Deep Hole

“What kind of world is extending beyond that hole?” A 3D exploration Jetpack Akushi game that points to the lowest layer of a vertical hole cave that can not be seen at the bottom, depending on the situation.

  • Developer/Publisher: AMG Games
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $2.99 ($2.48 on Steam until March 7, 2019)
Space Engineers

Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration, and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses, pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive.

  • Developer/Publisher: Keen Software House
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $19.99 (15.99 on Steam until March 4, 2019)
Trident Barrage

A shooting game, in which the hero is taken from the modern world and flung into a fantasy world. Use weapons such as assault rifles and magic.The key to conquering this game is to be able to properly use the 3 different properties of fire, ice, and lightning.

  • Developer/Publisher: AMG Games
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $2.99 ($2.48 on Steam until March 7, 2019)
The Secret Order 7: Shadow Breach

There are dark secrets that have an annoying tendency to crawl back into the light, escaping oblivion. But there is also Sarah Pennington, the most skilled agent of the ever-watching Secret Order, who is there to face them.

  • Developer: Sunward Games
  • Publisher: Artifex Mundi
  • Available on:  Win | Mac | SteamOS/Linux
  • Price: $14.99 ($11.99 on Steam until March 7, 2019)
VR at a Glance
NightStar: Alliance

A modern twist on arcade shooters realized in VR. SHOOT. DESTROY. EQUIP. REPEAT. Command a heavily armed battlecruiser as you forge a fleet capable of stopping the enemy A.I. that has decimated mankind. Only with this alliance can you hope to bring humanity back from the brink.

  • Developer/Publisher: Tiny Leviathan Studios
  • Available on:  Win | Vive | Oculus | Win
  • Price: $9.99
Astronest VR

Astronest VR is a VR online tactical shooting game. In combat with the Allied and Newcomers colonies, board the fighter and defeat the enemy.

  • Developer/Publisher: AN GAMES Co., Ltd
  • Available on:  Win | Vive | Oculus
  • Price: $9.99
Dino VR

SF Fantasy genre game that suppresses dinosaurs that have been transformed to mutant types by terrorist groups. release scheduled for February 2019!!

  • Developer/Publisher: K3I
  • Available on: Win | Vive
  • Price: $19.99

 

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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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