Spotlight Sunday - Week 26 - 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.

This week (22nd June to the 28th June 2015), the Steam Summer Sale is coming to a close and it's probably not surprising that many games are starting to be released again. There's five games I think are worth taking a look at: all of them indie titles:

Interstellar Rift

  • Release Date: 23/06/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
This game is still in Early Access but it looks kind of interesting - more interesting than the game Space Engineers. While I've never been a big fan of Minecraft clones, science fiction ones tend to pique my interest, especially ones where you can get to design your own spaceships. Unlike Space Engineers which seems more similar to Minecraft, it seems you can design some pretty swish ship interiors in Interstellar Rift and the developers are promising heaps of features in the future. If only they'd allow you to apply some textures/paint to the ship exteriors to make them stand out a bit more.

Her Story

  • Release Date: 24/06/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order, Direct - $4.99 USD
It's a rarity to find games that use Full Motion Video (FMV) nowadays, at least not in the sense it was used during the mid-1990s, but here we find a game that is all about reviewing videos - police interviews with a woman to be precise. Apparently you're meant to perform your own background checks based on clues you'll come across while watching the videos, which is definitely a unique experience when it comes to video games but the big "if" is if there is anything more to the game or if it's just a bunch of videos with some limited interactivity that barely meets the requirement of a game. I guess we'll know next week!

Pizza Express

  • Release Date: 25/06/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Before I go any further, if you're turned off by retro games, then stop reading! Otherwise, Pizza Express might be a game you want to check out, especially if you want to play a game about restaurant management but with a bit of "dynamic and unpredictable story, featuring subplots and alternate endings" on the side.

As an extra bonus for those wanting to know what you can develop with game creation software, this game was developed using Game Maker Studio by one man!

Lethis: Path of Progress

  • Release Date: 25/06/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Ah the City Builder genre! No, I'm not talking about the likes of SimCity/Anno/Tropico but does anybody remember those games by Impressions (now known as Tilted Mill) like Caesar, Pharaoh or Zeus? Well Lethis: Path of Progress reminds me of these classic games and that's not a bad thing! If you're looking for an old school City Builder with a Steampunk setting then this game might be right up your alley.


  • Release Date: 26/06/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order, Direct - $9.99 USD
At first glance this looks like another "walking simulator" (and as you know, I'm not too big a fan of them) but this Early Access game seems to be a bit different. The game's "powerful Storyteller engine watches everything you do and changes the experience to suit" and various moments of your life will "differ radically based on what you choose to do". One of the most striking features though is that the game's stark black and white environments will slowly be filled in with colour depending on your actions, which I can't say I've ever seen done in a game before. Definitely one to keep an eye out for in terms of something completely different.

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