Steam is hosting a holiday sale through January 3rd, with some titles discounted as much as 80% off! I picked up a couple of indie games during this sale (and might grab a few more at these prices). The first title I picked up was Samorost 2, and it only cost $2.49. That’s still a little steep in my opinion, seeing as over half of the game is available for free on the web. But the title is a fun, cute adventure style game set in a very imaginative world.
The second title I picked up is by the same crew, and is called Machinarium. This game is much more substantial, and has a number of very difficult puzzles (I’m currently stumped on a few of them). The artwork is fantastic, the soundtrack is highly enjoyable, and the characters are adorable. There’s no dialog; each character speaks using a thought bubble. But the stories they tell are amusing. It’s hard not to fall in love with these characters, much in the same way I did with the Pixar movie WALL-E.
Be sure to check out the Steam store before January 3rd. There are some terrific discounts on some great games, so now’s the time to pick them up!