STEAM High Five: Shaping a Fantastical Year

The second week of the new year ends with another plethora of new worlds, stories, and adventures for us to experience, and I’m still catching up with last year! The year is looking bright and is chock-full of title releases that have the potential to be amazing. Let’s hope some lessons were learned from previous years; and in the meantime, don’t forget about the indie flood of gems that have been so consistently prevalent, or the sudden flood of medieval fantasy VR games.

CHRONO GHOST

You are the Chrono Ghost, you must progress through challenging levels using your newly acquired abilities. As you progress, your adventure becomes considerably more demanding. There are many secrets to discover on your journey. Go forth and find them. hurry, time is running out!

  • Developer/Publisher: NITETIME Studios
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $9.99 ($8.99 on STEAM until 01/11/2019)
TERRIBLE BEAST FROM THE EAST

The Terrible Beast From The East is an Online 2D Adventure RPG where you must fight invasions of monsters together with friends & strangers in order to save the last human city!

  • Developer: Sleeping Hero
  • Publisher: SakuraGame
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $1.99 ($1.19 on STEAM until 01/10/2019)
BRIGHT MEMORY – EPISODE 1

《Bright Memory: Episode 1》is developed by an independent game developer FYQD in his spare time. Travel to the sky of land to prevent SAI from digging out the secrets of the rebirth of ancient creatures. This is a war between future science and ancient civilization.

  • Developer/Publisher: FYQD Personal Studio
  • Available on: Win
  • Price: $6.99
AWAKE – DEFINITIVE EDITION

It was supposed to be a romantic trip… but turned into a brutal murder scene. When Marc and Caroline planned their romantic getaway, they didn’t know that it would turn their lives into jeopardy. Can you find a way to prevent this terrible crime and put the murderer to justice?

  • Developer: Storyyeller Games, Of The Beaten Track
  • Publisher: Schreihals Interactive
  • Available on:  Win | Mac | SteamOS/Linux
  • Price: $2.99 ($2.09 on STEAM until 01/20/2019)
UNSUNG WARRIORS – PROLOGUE

Unsung Warriors is a 2D action-adventure game set in Iron Age inspired Europe. Fight your way past enemies and traps, while exploring the secrets of an ancient crypt.

  • Developer/Publisher: Osarion, Mountaineer
  • Available on: Win | Mac | SteamOS/Linux
  • Price: Free
VR AT A GLANCE
TOWERHEX

Battle monsters, learn the basics of magic and protect the Fantasy World from the forces of evil.

  • Developer/Publisher: TowerHex Games
  • Available on: Win | Vive | Win
  • Price: $9.99
BE A LORD

Easy entertainment for everyone. Kill enemies in a fantasy world.

  • Developer/Publisher: VR Entertainment
  • Available on:  Win | Oculus
  • Price: $4.99 ($2.99 on STEAM until 01/21/2019)
TRICKSTER VR: CO-OP DUNGEON CRAWLER

A procedurally generated fantasy adventure, starring floating islands, epic loot and a horde of orcs! Try your skills against orcish combat expertise, ancient magic and ragtag airships!

  • Developer/Publisher: Trickster Games
  • Available on: Win | Vive | Oculus | Win
  • Price: $12.99 ($11.04 on STEAM until 01/22/2019)
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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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