Steam High Five: March 29, 2019 Edition

The “Next Big Thing” is not always for everyone, nor should it be. Sometimes it’s the less obvious things you encounter as you progress through whatever journeys life takes you on. Sometimes it’s good to stop and notice the less obvious. You might just find the next big thing for you. This week’s selections take to an open-galaxy adventure or allows you to construct and play your own minigolf course, pits you against creatures of the night and worse or leaves you stranded, alone, and hunted, and even takes you to yet another iteration of space where you can shoot your way through philosophical intrigue. If VR is more to your liking, revisit and influence historical wars, become a robotic construct fighting other constructs, or ride a magical death rollercoaster.

Astrox Imperium

Climb from your cryo-pod and enter the Void… Astrox Imperium is a space-based RPG that offers familiar gameplay in an open-world universe. With tons of ships, upgrades, and options, being lost in space might just be fun.

  • Developer/Publisher: Jace Masula
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $14.99
MiniGolf Maker

Build the miniature golf course of your dreams in MiniGolf Maker. Play locally or online with up to 8 players, and Share your course with the world on the Steam Workshop.

  • Developer/Publisher: Road Turtle Games
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $6.99
Creatures Inc

Creatures Inc throws you and your friends into a world infested by Creatures. Battle to survive in a valley where you can capture and tame creatures.

  • Developer/Publisher: Little Beavers Games
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $9.99
Night Catcher

You are the cop who fell asleep in his office. Waking up, you learn of some psychopath who craves for your death and informs of this through notes. Try to get out of the police station avoiding meeting the robot guard.

  • Developer/Publisher: Exsom
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $2.99

Sophont is an action-packed science fiction first-person shooter that relies on philosophical undertones as the primary focus of the plot.

  • Developer/Publisher: Sameer Hirezi
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $2.99
VR at a Glance
Final Assault

Final Assault is an action-packed, WWII themed RTS that capitalizes on the power of VR. Command massive ground battles as the skies erupt in dynamic dog fights. Combat requires quick thinking and fast reflexes. Fight the battle, win the war!

  • Developer/Publisher: Phaser Lock Interactive
  • Available on: Win | Vive | Oculus | Win
  • Price: $29.99

Think quick, but shoot quicker in this insanely dynamic wave shooter, where you operate a huge battle mech. Defend the city gates at all costs or else doomed creatures from the bottom of the post-apocalyptic hell will break through the gates and wipe the last human habitats off the face of the earth.

  • Developer/Publisher: Televisor
  • Available on:  Win | Vive | Oculus
  • Price: $14.99 ($11.24 on Steam until 4/4/2019)

MageWorks is a casual exploration Mage simulation game. With your spellbook in one hand and your staff in the other, wander the land discovering new spells and enemies. Customize your spellbook and craft your staff which can be 3D printed in reality!

  • Developer/Publisher: Earthborn Interactive, LLC
  • Available on: Win | Vive
  • Price: $1.99
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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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