Spotlight Sunday - Week 42 - 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 (12th October to the 18th October 2015) there's a whopping six games that I think are worth checking out; as usual there are a lot of adventure games in the mix but there's also a couple of games that seem to be reviving classic gameplay:

The Secret of Tremendous Corporation

  • Release Date: 06/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Free
A free, seemingly hand-drawn point 'n' click adventure that's meant to be a satire of the gaming industry of the future, where indie devs have all but disappeared and low quality, highly profitable, casual, freemium games are the norm. Also, considering the game title starts with "The Secret of..." and the fact the line "My name is Max Burton and I want to make games!", I suspect it's also a homage to The Secret of Monkey Island, which isn't a bad thing either.

Minecraft: Story Mode

  • Release Date: 13/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - $22.49 USD, JB Hi-Fi - $49, EB- $49.95

I was never a big fan of Minecraft ("BLASPHEMY!", you say) but I do like Telltale adventure games. Initially when hearing that Telltale were going to make an adventure game based on a sandbox game with very little background story, i.e. Minecraft, like many of you I was uttering "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!" Although after a while, I was thinking, "hell, why not? If anyone can pull it off, Telltale can." So I'm curious to see how it goes :).

Lucadian Chronicles

  • Release Date: 15/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Lucadian Chronicles seems to be an RPG game using the building of card decks as a gameplay mechanic. It already has an existing fan base on the Wii U and it's now coming to PC.


  • Release Date: 16/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Planetbase sounds like a game inspired by several older planetary base management games such as Sierra's Outpost or even Utopia: The Creation of a Nation and Fragile Allegiance. Managing what sort of colonists arrive at the base also sounds like it has elements of personnel/resident management such as the Tropico games. It sounds promising so let's hope it lives up to our expectations :).

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Dark Years

  • Release Date: 16/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
It may seem just like another point 'n' click adventure on the surface but what caught my attention about this game is that it's set in 1950s Tehran which is a very uncommon setting when it comes to the genre. The game also has an Iranian protagonist I believe and it's probably no surprise that the developer themselves are based in Iran. The game is apparently based on real events, namely Operation Ajax and the 1953 Coup D'Etat in Iran.

Rogue State

  • Release Date: 16/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
While on the topic of the Middle East, here's another game set in that region. Rogue State sounds a bit like mix of Tropico and Democracy which is why it's caught my eye.

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