Spotlight Sunday - Week 8 - 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.

So which games do I think are worth checking out next week (16th Feb to the 22nd Feb 2015)? There's only two this week but here are my picks:

Hand of Fate

  • Release Date: 17 February 2015
  • Availability: Steam for $24.99 USD
Hand of Fate has been around for awhile now. You may have noticed that it entered Steam Early Access back in July last year. You may have known about the project even earlier if you happened to be one of the game's 1,395 Kickstarter backers (yours truly included). Why did I decide to back the game? Well it was probably the first serious attempt at a game by an Australian developer that I saw on Kickstarter and it seemed to have realistic goals (despite the very modest $50,000 funding target). Anyway, in a recent Kickstarter update, the developers have announced that they're aiming to release the game on the 17th February 2015 which I guess means it will finally be rid of the Early Access label. The game advertises itself as a mix of a rogue-like/card deck-building/action RPG game (yes, I know "RPG game" translates to "role-playing game game" but whatever) which is an interesting mix and it sounds like the sort of game that could be very accessible and easy to learn, but difficult to master. Hopefully I'll get some free time next week to give it a shot!

This guy's way more intimidating than the King of Hearts

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora

  • Release Date: 20 February 2015
  • Availability: Steam (Not available for pre-order), Direct for $15.00 USD ($30.00 USD for Deluxe)
Not quite sure why I'm interested in this game but it's definitely got a catchy title. It may have something to do with the fact that it seems to be inspired by film noir or that the protagonist is a super sleuth. Whatever the reason I think it's one worth looking out for, especially those with an appreciation for lo-fi 3D titles or ones who love mystery games.

A cat wearing a fedora as a sidekick? Neat.

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