Indie Steam Train: March 2nd, 2017

Check out this week’s hottest lineup of indie games on Steam.

Welcome back to the Indie Steam Train, a weekly roundup where we highlight some of the coolest indie games available on Steam. If you’re looking to get caught up on the latest indie releases, or are simply browsing for suggestions on which games to add to your Steam library, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

We scoured through Steam and narrowed the list down to a few select indie games we think you should check out on Steam!

Stories Untold

We’ve talked about this text-based horror game briefly in the past, but now that it’s officially up for grabs on Steam, we felt it was only right to delve a little deeper. Stories Untold features a Stranger Things vibe with its retro 80s setting and clever storytelling.

In the game, you explore four different interconnected stories, each offering new insight into the mentality of the main character. While largely based on text input, the game also serves up a fair share of puzzles and exploration to keep things interesting. If you’re a fan of classic, stripped-down horror, you’ll definitely love Stories Untold. Buy Stories Untold on Steam.

Desync

Desync is an interesting first-person shooter with a futuristic Tron aesthetic. In the game, you’ll have to come up with unique combos and attacks to take down a wide variety of opponents. Each weapon you come across has multiple different fire modes, giving everything a sharp edge of variety.

Desync is challenging, though not exactly as punishing as Superhot, helping the game balance right in the middle. If you’re a fan of strategic FPS shooters that boast creative environments, this game will make you feel right. Buy Desync on Steam.

Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight by Team Cherry is a charming 2D platformer with a bit of Metroidvania-style gameplay and dungeon crawling thrown in for good measure. In the game, you’ll investigate a ruined kingdom that lies deep beneath the town of Dirtmouth.

Upon entering the game's foreboding caverns, you’ll encounter a mixture of strange creatures and friendly bugs. Visually, the game feels like a mixture between a dark Studio Ghibli concept and the strange, but enjoyable world of The Binding of Isaac. If you’re a fan of 2D platformers, Hollow Knight is a worthy adventure well worth embarking upon. Buy Hollow Knight on Steam.

For The King

For The King is a quaint RPG tale about a kingdom in upheaval following the death of its King. Assigned to protect the kingdom against a looming threat by the Queen, you and your makeshift party will have to work together in honor of the fallen King.

The game allows you to play either single-player, local, or online co-op and blends elements of tactical strategy, JRPG story mechanics, and roguelike gameplay. If you’re seeking a new quest, you’ll find a worthy one to be had in For The King. Buy For The King on Steam.

Blackwake

Personally, we feel there aren’t nearly enough pirate games on the marketplace. Fortunately, Blackwake has risen up on Steam to fill the void, and boy does it do a wonderful job! At its core, Blackwake is a multiplayer FPS game where you and your crew must work side-by-side to emerge victorious in a series of intense naval battles.

If you’ve ever played Guns of Icarus, Blackwake feels relatively similar. You’re tasked with not only battling enemy players, but also keeping your vessel in tip-top shape. If you’re looking to duke it out on the high seas, grabbing a copy of Blackwake is an absolute must. Buy Blackwake on Steam.

What do you think of this week’s highlighted indie games? Are there any games you’re looking forward to on next week’s list? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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