As folks get ready for Chinese New Years and Valentines Day with Spring/Autumn in the air, we fly across Steam waving hello to the long-awaited launch of Rust while checking out five fresh titles. In the world of virtual reality we also dive into the Winter Olympics with a host of VR sports, what are you playing this weekend?
Desolate is a first person horror survival experience. Form a research team with up to 4 players and explore an open world filled with mysteries and unsolved questions, or do it all on your own. Developed by Nearga, published by Hype train Digital.
Available on: Windows $19.99
Wartile is a cool-down based strategy game in which you control a warband of Viking figurines in a miniature universe inspired by Norse mythology. Unravel its secrets and rein the powers of the gods.Developed by Playwood Project, published by Deck 13, Whisper Games.
Available on: Windows $17.99
From the original creators of Plants vs Zombies you ARE Octogeddon, a massive mutant octopus with one mission: DESTROY the world! Grow more tentacles and evolve each of them into deadlier and deadlier weapons until you become the ultimate eight-legged killing machine! Developed by All Yes Good
Available on: Windows $12.88
From the creators of ‘Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker’, ‘Kitty Powers’ Love Life’ is a brand new take on the community/relationship sim genre, with a very British twist. Build and run your very own village for newly matched couples, under the watchful eye of your boss, outrageous drag queen Kitty Powers! Developed by Magic Notion Ltd.
Available on: Windows/Mac $12.99
Experience atmospheric exploration game play on your journey through several breathtaking areas, from a vibrant forest to overgrown ruins and dark tunnels. Secrets await around every corner, waiting to be unearthed. Developed by Time Stop Interactive.
Available on: Windows & Mac $14.99
VIRTUAL REALITY AT A GLANCE
Lost and alone, you awaken in a barren place, an isolated temple before you. Inside, a way out… Inspired by the point and click games of the past, Snowglobe is a virtual reality take on a familiar concept. Developed by Friend Factory.
Welcome to Sprint Vector Championship Intergalactica, where the physical thrill of extreme sports meets the unhinged energy of a zany game show! Run, jump, climb, drift, and fly at extreme velocity as you race up to 8 players and battle obstacles in this frenetic VR adrenaline platformer! Developed by Survios.
A Virtual Reality Cricket Game for the HTC Vive that emerges you right in the heart of the cricketing action. You find yourself in the middle facing a variety of bowlers from fast paced seam to off spin and leg spin as you try to hit a record score and join the Honours Board. Published by Stickee.