Spotlight Sunday - Week 37 - 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 (7th September to the 13th September 2015) there's a couple of indie titles that I'm interested in; an apparently historically accurate action game called Cross of the Dutchman and a non-conventional point 'n' click adventure called Dropsy:

Cross of the Dutchman

  • Release Date: 10/09/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Now when I heard that this game was going to be finally released on Steam I almost fell out of my seat. You see, I first heard about Cross of the Dutchman many years ago - in fact if you check out this blog post, you'll realise that this game has been in development since 2009. So six years later and we finally have a game we can play. So what interested me about this game in the first place? Well I always like media that's based on true stories, or even myths and legends, and apparently this game is about a Dutch folk legend called "Piers Gerlofs Donia". The game is set in the province of Frisia at the turn of the 16th century. During this time, Frisia is apparently occupied by Saxons and eventually Pier and a band of farmers takes the fight against the Saxon oppressors which is what the game will be all about. From early footage and screenshots, the game looks to be a Dutch, medieval version of Diablo which might not necessarily be a bad thing provided they really flesh out the story since I suspect that will be the game's main draw card.


  • Release Date: 10/09/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order, Direct - $9.99 USD
As you know, this happens to be one of the games I backed on Kickstarter way back in 2013. Since then, Jay Tholen has managed to get someone to publish the game, one that often publishes weird and wacky indie games: Devolver Digital. I hate clowns and I'd probably feel a lot like the kid in the screenshot below if I ever met Dropsy in real life, but I've had a short go of the game during the beta and it's definitely a non-traditional take on the point 'n' click adventure but in a good way. One benefit of the game is that conversations are done through pictures which means the game has the potential to transcend any language (and save on translation costs at the same time too)!

Considering the game is $9.99 USD if you pre-order the game direct, I'm guessing it's going to be about $15 AUD when it releases on Steam.

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