Spotlight Sunday - Week 2 - 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 (11th January to the 17th January 2015) there's a couple of games coming out that I think are worth checking out; both are indie games:

That Dragon, Cancer

  • Release Date: 12/01/2016
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order but it will most likely be around $14.99 USD, Direct (Steam key) - $14.99 USD
I remember when this was a Kickstarter project back in 2014. The project successfully raised over $100,000 and it's now being released in the next few days! The game is apparently "an immersive, narrative videogame that retells Joel Green's 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay". Joel Green was the name of the child of Ryan and Amy Green, both part of the development team behind That Dragon, Cancer. I suspect this game will be an incredibly emotional roller coaster ride, especially for those who, like myself, have young children. It's for that very reason even though I think this is a worthwhile game to check out, I'm not sure if I'd be able to stomach it. Anyway, it's definitely a very unique concept and will no doubt continue to be covered by the gaming press.


  • Release Date: 12/01/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
If the movie "Interstellar" were made into a board game where almost anything goes with respect to survival (even cannibalism isn't out of the question), then you'd probably end up with a game like Tharsis. Tharsis is a turn-based space strategy game where you're in control of Humanity's first manned mission to Mars, just as it's struck by a micro-meteorite shower. You must guide the crew through the various challenges they will face and ensure at least one of them makes it to the Tharsis region of Mars alive.

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