Recommendations from the Indie MEGABOOTH Steam Sale

The Indie MEGABOOTH Going Away (For Now) sale on Steam is running through May 12, and although it’s a fantastic sale on a bunch of great indie games, the reason for it is a little sad. Although I’ve only ever attended one gaming convention, I loved the experience, but I can’t blame anyone for wanting to take a hiatus until the state of the world is a little less uncertain.

The Indie MEGABOOTH is a traveling showcase of passionate creators working together to bring independent games to the forefront of the gaming community and conference goers’ minds. Our mission is to give thoughtful, atypical games exposure to new audiences. Since 2011, we’ve created a network for developers and creative communities to support each other and connect these dev teams with fans, publishers, and platform holders in mutually beneficial partnerships.

Without hitting any duplicates from my LudoNarracon2020 recommendations, a few games that I think are worth picking up on this sale if you feel so inclined to toss a few dollars towards some indie developers during this sale.

Reus – 75% off – $2.49

Despite being one of the most played games in my Steam library, I’m always a little apprehensive about recommending Reus. Because sadly, it’s not a very good god game, which is what drew me toward it initially.

What it is instead is a really fantastic puzzle game. If you enjoy figuring out how different elements work together, and unlocking a bajillion unlocks, you will probably enjoy playing Reus. Despite having played it for over 100 hours, I still haven’t managed to unlock everything that’s available (although, that’s probably because I keep resetting all my unlocks after taking extended breaks from the game).

It’s been cheaper in the past, and it’s been bundled quite a few times, so it might already be in your library collecting dust, but on the off chance it isn’t, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys puzzlers (and doesn’t mind doing a little out of game research or muddling through the process of discovery).

Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 – 75% off – $3.24

Although it might be hard to believe about a game that is so fast-paced, I actually find Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 to be almost meditative once I get into it. It definitely requires your full attention to complete the levels, but it also gives you practice levels and zen modes for you to work up your muscle memory without so much pressure. It’s another game that’s not for everyone, but if it’s up your alley, there’s a lot of game here.

Catlateral Damage – 75% off – $2.49

Some cats just want to watch the world burn. Oh, who am I kidding? That’s all cats! Catlateral Damage lets you be the cat, and you get to run around, knocking over anything and everything you can get your paws on. Sure, it’s silly, but it’s also weirdly satisfying.

Probably not a good fit if you don’t like cats, collectibles, or wrecking stuff, but for most people, it’s worth a pick up just to mess around with.

Star Crawlers – 90% off – $1.99

I can’t say too much about this one yet, as I just picked it up myself, but after an hour or so I can say that it’s a solid little sci-fi dungeon crawler being sold at a fantastic price. It’d been on my wishlist for a very long time, and I couldn’t resist the deal.

It’s got a first person perspective, grid-based movement, and two different types of combat. Although you’ll have plenty of things to stab or shoot, you also have to keep up with your hacker deck, which is a secondary sort of combat necessary to progress through the story.

With multiple classes and difficulty levels, it looks like it could be pretty replayable, but it’s got a pretty lengthy story, and you could easily get upwards of 50 hours for your $2.

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