When the Steam Sale launched last week I was about to embark on a 3 day trip so I missed out on some of the deals while I had my compatriot Chris hunting for me while I was away. I also missed out on the weirdly addictive click battle monster game. I am now at level 532 although I can't take much credit for a game that largely plays without me being present. I attack the Steam sale as the best way to score some decent games on the cheap and I also like to explore the indie games that intrigue me and drop below 3 bucks. My first selection this year was Sir, You are Being Hunted.
Indie games like this from Big Robot get a chance to make games built on odd premises, like a future England where humans are hunted for sport by fancy Aristocratic Robots. It plays like a First Person shooter with an emphasis on stealth and scavenging as you search the countryside for pieces to repair your means of escape as well as food and weaponry. I haven't played for long but I did find a plethora of mangy boots and clubbed a robot in the back of the head. So color me intrigued to see more of this world.
Next, I scored copies of The Witcher 1 +2 as I have never played them and the buzz around the 3rd game has piqued my interest. I was just planning to get the 2nd game to play until the 3rd is on sale (53.99 is technically on sale...), but I couldn't pass up the special edition of the 1st Witcher for $1.50 in case I fall in love with the series. I might hold off jumping into these until after the Steam sale so I don't get roped into a 50 hour plus RPG when there are so many indie games to sample first.
If you have a favorite indie game to recommend that is featured in the Steam Sale let us know in the comments. And in case you aren't a PC gamer you can enjoy The Witcher on the current gen systems.