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Indie Steam Sale (31st Aug – 7th Sept) – What to Check Out!

Indie Games on sale, some as low as £5 per game. Check out our recommendations!

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Seven indie game publishers from across the world have come together to create The Indie Houses. A collaborative initiative with hopes to promote an environment to share knowledge between publishers rather than compete.

What does this mean for players? Well it means a fantastic collection of indie games are available and proudly on display in the Steam Store. 

From the 31st of August til the 7th of September, gamers of all sorts can try out some new and old indie games from all publishers all over the world.

Many of the featured games have even been specially released as part of this event.

Indie games are a fantastic way to see what individuals are capable of when it comes to creating games.

It’s not uncommon for indie games to be breath-taking to look at and enjoy. Some are centred on more down-to-earth themes or simply escaping reality for a moment to enjoy fictional characters and fictional worlds.

I’ve rounded up a couple of indie games that are all below £10 that we think you’ll enjoy. All of our recommendations are available now to download! But we highly encourage you to have an e-wander around the Steam Store to see if anything catches your eye that we might have missed.


Spinch (£7.97)


We start off our list of recommendations with the most bright and psychedelic looking game in the entire Steam Store!

Spinch is a 2D platformer by award-winning Canadian cartoonist, Jesse Jacobs.

In this game, you take on the role of Spinch, a hyper-agile organism consumed by the quest to rescue a litter of its missing offspring.

If you’re a fan of Cuphead, we’re certain you’ll enjoy this kaleidoscopic adventure!


Find Spinch here!


Townscaper (£4.79)


Next up, we have one of my personal favourites. If you’re the type of gamer who sometimes needs to decompress after a long day or a particularly frustrating game, Townscaper is just the thing.

All you do is build a town, with minimal controls and simply point-and-click mechanics, you’ll be surprised by how quickly you can create a gorgeous and serene little sea-side town.

Townscaper is a relaxing sandbox game by Oskar Stålberg.


Find Townscaper here!


Lake (£15.99)


Okay, I know I said all of these recommendations would be below £10 but I promise you, this one’s worth that little bit more.

Lake is a stunning story rich adventure game where the visuals and the cozy atmosphere is sure to draw you in.

You play as Meredith Weiss, a woman who takes a break from the big town to deliver mail in her hometown. If you’re a fan of slice-of-life stories and beautiful environments, this is just for you.

Lake is a game developed by Gamious.


Find Lake here!


Beasts of Maravilla Island (£6.47)


Beasts of Maravilla is another stunning game, with gorgeous environments and truly creative monster designs. This is one of the games for those gamers who enjoy a relaxing but intriguing experiences. With exploration, collections and photography being the focus of this game.

You play as an aspiring wildlife photographer in the hidden jungles of Maravilla Island. You get to explore a mysterious island and solve puzzles to find the amazing creatures of this island.

Beasts of Maravilla is a game made by Banana Bird Studios, LLC. 

If you’re a fan of Pokemon Snap, you’ll be a fan of this!


Find Beasts of Maravilla here!


Monster Prom (£2.87)


A real steal on this Steam Sale is Monster Prom, it’s such a fun and hilarious game to play. Either on your own or with your friends, you can entice and romance ghosts, demons or werewolves and take them to prom!

One of the most endearing parts of this game is just the sheer amount of love that went into it. With brilliant art and great writing, Monster Prom is a treat for anyone who’s a fan of dating sims.

Monster Prom is a comedy dating sim by Those Awesome Guys.


Find Monster Prom here!


And more…


There are so many more games in the Store now that could be your next favourite and I implore you to check it out here!

Content Creator / Staff Writer AT WEPC

Maya Hutchinson

Although Maya grew up and lived among the F1 cars and beaches of Monaco, she spent more time indoors playing on her Xbox 360. As she grew up, so did her love for games, particularly narrative-based games. She loved games that told a story or got her attached to characters. Now, Maya writes both articles about the latest games but also is writing her own novel. She one day hopes to be writing for games herself, especially fantasy RPGs!