Spotlight Sunday - Week 13 - 2015

Spotlight Sunday is a way for Choicest Games to feature PC games that are scheduled for release on the following week - games that we consider worthwhile checking out.

The regular readers to this blog may have noticed that I missed the last Spotlight Sunday meaning I didn't go through all the PC games that Week 12 of this year had to offer. Sorry about that! Anyway, at least I remembered to do it this time and for this week (23rd Mar to the 29th Mar 2015) there's a couple of games I think are worth checking out (despite no concrete release dates yet, save for the fact they should be released next week):

Space Colony: Steam Edition

  • Release Date: Next week
  • Availability: Steam (pre-order not available)
I remember playing the original game Space Colony as if it were yesterday... except yesterday happens to be 12 years ago (2003). Yikes! Anyway back then I fondly remember the game as a decent blend of The Sims with real-time strategy: which was great, since one problem with The Sims was that those of us that felt like playing a campaign with a set of goals and objectives weren't going to get it in a sandbox dollhouse simulator. Games like The Sims Medieval would realise this but before that we had games like Space Colony to play with. As the name suggests, you get to run a space colony where you mine resources, build structures and defend your base against aliens. However, you'll have to contend with your crew getting along with each other in order to complete your objectives. Each character has different likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses - the challenge is consequently two-fold in that you have manage your crew's feelings as well as actually manage the base proper.

Anyway, the Steam Edition I think is a repackaged version of a HD edition of the game that was released a couple of years back (and is available on GOG); it apparently upped the graphics to high resolution and also added several more bonus campaigns. The Steam Edition seems to offer similar except you get the whole Steam shebang with respect to Trading Cards, Achievements along with Steam Cloud and Steam Workshop support. Anyway it was a fun game from what I remember so definitely one to look forward to.


  • Release Date: Next week
  • Availability: Steam (pre-order not available)
Here's another of those games I never realised started off like as a Kickstarter project. Ironcast apparently managed to exceed the modest goal of £10,000 in October last year, and only a few months later we're seeing the game coming to Steam. The game has a lot of promise since it seems to be adopting the Puzzle Quest formula of incorporating match-3 puzzle gameplay to another genre, in this case strategy and role-playing. The game is set in a steampunk version of Victorian England where you pilot mechs called "Ironcasts" against enemy Ironcasts in the defence of the British Empire. It actually looks like a really good concept and I'm a big fan of games with steampunk settings so provided the price is right, this could be one to look out for.

So are you interested or excited about any of these PC games being released next week? Which games are you looking forward to?