Spotlight Sunday - Week 23 - 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 (1st June to the 7th June 2015), we have a couple of games that we wish to place under the spotlight, both are sci-fi games (although one uses the term very loosely):

Duck Game

  • Release Date: 04/06/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
So when I mentioned that one of the games to feature today uses the sci-fi label very loosely, this is the one I'm talking about. Duck Game is apparently set in an alternate timeline 1984 where ducks run wild fighting each other for glory. The game looks like a mix of Worms, Super Mario Bros. and Quake deathmatch considering the array of ridiculous weapons you can use (saxophones?) and the fact it has online multiplayer. The game also has local multiplayer too if you're into that sort of thing. Anyway, looks like it could be fun.

And I promise you that this track was most definitely not going through my head at the time.

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy

  • Release Date: 04/06/2015
  • Availability: Direct - $4.99 USD, Steam - Not available for pre-order
While the trailer doesn't show much (so we've only got the screenshots to go on) this games looks promising. It basically looks like a modern take on Homeworld but apparently there's another layer to the game since you're able to lose battles but still win the war, at least that's what it seems like (the game apparently promises a "branching story"). Your actions are also measured against a "War Scale" which determines if your command will be "a legacy of tactical bombardments, or aggressive and reckless assaults".

As an added bonus I found out this game is being made in my neck of woods - it seems the developer is only a couple of suburbs away from where I live! So if you want to support a Western Australian developer, be sure to check the game out.

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