Spotlight Sunday - Week 7 - 2016

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 (15th February to the 21st February 2016) there are plenty of early access games that have caught me eye such as Heliborne and The Ship: Remasted, but I'm going to keep Spotlight Sunday simple and just focus on games that are actually being released (instead of early versions of it). Consequently, there's only a couple of games I'm looking forward to this week and they're called My Name is Mayo and Californium:

My Name is Mayo

  • Release Date: 15/02/2016
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
This game is bound to grab someone's attention, the same way I am Bread or Shower with your Dad Simulator or a whole bunch of weird, goofy sounding games - I mean seriously? A game about tapping a mayonnaise jar? So I guess I'm wanting to play this game more out of curiosity than anything else. Also, one reassuring fact is that the developer, Green Lava Studios, has developed games before and the ones he's released on Steam, Fenix Rage and Dream Tale, are rated well. The developer has also taken a lot of effort in filling out the minimum system requirements such as "Graphics: Anything that can run solitaire.", the sound card requirements being "whatevs" and the Mac storage requirements being "100000 GB of available space" compared to the modest "20MB available space" for Windows.


  • Release Date: 17/02/2016
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Californium is apparently a first-person exploration game ("uh, oh. That sounds like walking simulator") where you are a writer trapped in shifting realities. And that last part is what intrigues me the most, being able to access alternate universes which means it's a science-fiction first-person exploration game, which makes it sound more palatable than your average walking simulator (and I'm hoping I'm wrong about applying that label). The game has been nominated for several awards and even won an award at the Philip K. Dick Film Festival for "Best New Media". Wait, a game winning an award at a film festival? What was a game doing at a film festival? Anyway, just like My Name is Mayo, I guess I'm just really curious to see what this game is like and if it is in fact a game at all.

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