14 amazing games to fill your Steam wish list this holiday

Welcome! that it Independent Atonement Day once again! The day all Americans put aside their differences and united to celebrate the joy of independent game development. Since the Founding Fathers played their first game world of gooand this celebration was celebrated by every American according to law. Our legally recognized contribution to the event is the list of little-known indie games that you are very likely to be buying or wishlisting in a few moments.

always with indie binance or EndegdonUnless otherwise stated, I have not played the games listed below. insert them across My Twitter call For suggestions for unrecognized indie games, randomly selected (qualified) from responses. However, each one seems like it could or should be great. So, let’s get started!


As it happens, I’ve played a whole bunch of hellscreenDoom-like early access where you have the added bonus of a rear-view mirror and the ability to shoot backwards. It’s incredibly fast, with the bonus that if you move forward while shooting, you do twice as much damage. Shoot backwards while moving forward and you’ll do 4x damage! He’s very agile, but he could definitely do with more dynamic enemies.

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If this can avoid being sued in the Gamma Quadrant by Paramount/CBS, it might be Star Trek: Bridge Crew for the new decade. Spacecraft Simulator It promises a fully simulated “Magellan-class Deep Space Exploration Vehicle” that you can explore and navigate at your leisure, then fly around what they claim will be a “scientifically accurate” Milky Way. It looks bloody cool, if they can pull it off. There is a demo if you want to check out how it is formed.

Spacecraft Simulator


While the title may sound like the most beautiful thing I can imagine right now, the game itself is made of heavier stuff. This is a collection of short stories on the topic of men and their relationship to mental health. And he is – my God – right there with the most important discussions we need to have. Beautiful, monochromatic line art can be the appropriate way to broach the subject, as long as it is handled with great care and, hopefully, a consultation with mental health experts.

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It is scheduled for release in the fall of 2023. Somnipathy is a pixel-based point-and-click horror game that’s a genre description I haven’t read in a long time. It’s about helping a character named Aggy survive “terrifying sleep-disorder-themed dungeons,” the store page says, which sounds terrifying if you’re tired like me.

Please, I beg developers Tearcell Game Studio, get rid of those awful, barely legible fonts that appear in so many screenshots, so that the game can be properly enjoyed when it comes out later this year.

Tearcell Games


If you accuse me of only listing this game because of its title, you’d be absolutely right. However, despite this, it has been on sale for the past couple of years, and has received almost no attention and one insignificant Steam review. (positive!)

I just swiped right in, and it’s crazy like a box, and it just kept running in the top left corner of my screen. It is about being a student who is required to write a group report on Gandhi, Churchill and Wray, through the medium of 4X Postcolonial Strategy. I had no idea what was going on, but then I never did civilization also. But it seems to take a stand against nationalism and encourage a non-violent path through history.

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With the most amazing and weird voiceover, craterThe trailer shows what looks to me like a cross between, er, Vampire survivorsAnd The sands of time, and a survival base builder. Yes! There are waves of enemies, undo time mechanics, and a base that is constantly growing and improving. Oh my God, it would be cool if all of this came together.

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LJF Games

I played fast with SmooshiAnd it’s just wonderful. A game about being a mushroom, trying to find your way home after being kidnapped by a bird! On your way to meeting loads of cute characters, solving environmental puzzles and doing a whole bunch of learning about different types of fungi!

It was released last month, but hasn’t gotten the press coverage it deserves, and I’m also guilty of not yet writing a review for buried treasure.

Mooney Studios


Owlskip Enterprises has been producing some great games over the past few years, most of which are based around solving puzzles by searching for documents and recordings from different eras and genres of music. with killer way, developer Tim Sheinman absolutely twists the swerve, with its card-based tower defense game. You build and defend your dungeon and try to bring a dark lord into existence to start the Age of Reckoning. which I call “Thursday”.

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Death without stages It is a neat and elegant looking platform game where everything is centered around the dash. Dashing lets you skip walls or obstacles, and create your own creative paths to the exit of each level, with the end goal of chipping away picoseconds from your best times, and those of everyone else’s. It should come out in the fall.

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Yet delight PowerWash emulatorI’m willing to give all housework a chance. Lev Bellows Mann It makes you disturb your neighbors at 6am on a Saturday, but then things seem to take a strange turn.

I love what it’s like to mix pixels and 2D assets, in a leaf-blown game that seems to veer from suburban neighborhoods into outer space.

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Unbound Creations


We’re not completely short of games about restoring color to a gray world, but I nonetheless get elated every time I see it. then Goodbye North He takes it a step further by making it a story about a young woman and her border collie dog, in which she plays the part of…a dog. It sounds too frank, too sweet, and even blasphemous. Although it is not meant to be by the dog.

Mooney Studios


If you want to trick me into immediately wanting to play your game, make it look like this advanced wars But it’s also massive. It’s a turn-based tactic game, offering PvP and PvE co-op, but most of all, it has pixel art that I want to embrace.

Hopefully this year.

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The “tactical rogue robot warfare” immediately makes me suppose,Vampire survivors clone,” however The dungeon is below It looks like something very Different. This is more of a blobber type game (shout out to your fellow oldies), delving into dungeons with a cast of characters, and seeing just how deep you can get with the gear you collect. In fact, it reminds me of Glory pixel dungeon From the good old days of Android gaming.

Released in 2020, it is still updated regularly, and I am installing it now.

Good games play

Every once in a while, I’ll look at game screenshots and instantly miss them My wonderful father. kingsbloodan RPG of dungeon exploration, quest-solving, and inventory-gathering that feels like a game he owns lovable. Although he was also blown away by his “autochess” battles, because if it wasn’t a game concept designed before 1989, it couldn’t be completely trusted.

However, I will check this one out in his honor, because he looks cool. It was released just two weeks ago.

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