Most people tend to give a pass to Early Access games. Undoubtedly it’s a bit of a risky investment as the game is still in development and you wouldn’t want to waste your money on something that isn’t complete. But you are involved in the development process, watching the game evolve and contributing to updates and even content.
There are many indie games have gotten their start this way can you imagine a world without Don’t Starve or Darkest Dungeon? So before you skip the Early Access titles this Steam Sale check out our list.
Note: All games are part of the Steam Summer Sale which will be happening until the 4th of July.
Youtubers Life by U-Play Online
Who cares about saving the planet from destruction or killing a bunch of zombies, we need a game that highlights the struggles of true life. Turn yourself into a huge internet sensation, in a way that you never could IRL with Youtubers Life. In a way too real setting this career sim begins still living with your parents as you attempt to build a successful YouTube channel. Cobble together your homemade videos, upgrade your tech slowly and become one with the corporate machine as you try and raise enough money to move out. But you have to balance this with the mundane obligatory life things such as studying, eating and napping.
Slime Rancher by Monomi Park
Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. Slime Rancher is a first-person, sandbox experience where players will solve problems and survive through mastery of their vacpack: a vacuum/cannon/backpack that can vacuum up and blast out anything that isn’t nailed to the ground. Amass your fortune through the profitable business of slime ranching.
The Last Leviathan by Super Punk Games
The Last Leviathan is a physics-based, ship building and destruction adventure. You construct battle ships to crush your adversaries and massacre the monsters you encounter around the ancient seas of Middenhir. On your voyage to uncover where The Last Leviathan lies you will discover a world full of rival ships, mythical monsters, wrecked flotsam, physics-puzzles and hidden treasures. There are four different game modes to choose from: Creative which is a non-hostile sandbox, Versus as the name implies, Events are challenges which are added over time and Voyage which lets you build, sail, navigate and battle across the seas.
Catch Me by ZuoBuLaiGame
Catch Me is a strategy game that requires stealth and defense at the same time. You play as the leader of a group of magician thieves. You plan everything from behind the curtains. The latest stealth thief game is nothing like you’d picture circa Assassin’s Creed or Square Enix’s Thief. Instead this bright art style is intermingled with a 1940s America vibe which mingles a sort of thivery and tower defense gameplay. You can steal from other player’s bases as well as construct your own maze and traps to keep out other thieves from stealing your goods.
Lost Castle by Hunter Studio, Another Indie
Lost Castle is a tough-as-nails, cute as hell rogue-like brimming with magic, mystery, and… human sacrifice. If you’re a fan of beat’em up games Lost Castle has plenty of hacking, slashing, and blasting content for those of you brave enough to enter. The Lost Castle is full of traps, monsters, and devious bosses waiting to ruin the day of your unsuspecting hero. You’re going to need to master the game’s various weapons, study its bosses, and avoid its numerous pitfalls if you want to reach the final stages and unlock the secrets of the mysterious castle and its devious denizens.
7 Days To Die by The Fun Pimps, Telltale Games
7 Days to Die is an open world, voxel-based, sandbox game that is a unique mash up of First Person Shooter, Survival Horror, Tower Defense and Role Playing Games combining combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth. Another survival game you play a survivor trapped in the savage zombie infested world of Navezgane County Arizona. Nobody knows for sure if it was the radiation, the biochemical weapons or an act of god but an unknown virus soon transforms the surviving humans into an army of the animated dead, acting as a single-minded being. Fight to survive and search for the truth behind what really happened.
The Long Dark by Hinterland Studio Inc.
The Long Dark is an open world first-person survival simulation that emphasizes quiet exploration in a stark, yet hauntingly beautiful, post-disaster setting. The picturesque Pacific Northwest frames the backdrop for the drama of The Long Dark. You play as Mackenzie who has crashed his plane into a mountain forest, stranded far from civilization. Lost, wounded and alone with nature and the elements against him, he’ll need to band his survival skills to last long enough to understand what he has witnessed.
There are a ton of amazing games in Early Release. Let us know if you bought any of them and what you’re most looking forward to be fully developed.