This used to be a dead time of the year for game releases. We’d have a couple that just missed the Christmas window releasing in January and then nothing until the end of the first quarter.
Medieval Engineers — Early Access — From the Space Engineers company only more grounded. It’s sounds like it’s still in a raw state, but if you’re interested in helping to shape the game, it’s 25% off for launch.
Frozen Cortex — I mentioned this one, and it’s a full release. It’s from the Frozen Synapse team and brings you the sport of the future. It’s not American Football (really).
Total War: ATTILA — I’m not sure why Attila must be all caps, but you can guess it’s about the fall of the Roman Empire from Creative Assembly. Hopefully a bit less buggy this time.
Offworld Trading Company — Early Access — Soren Johnson made Civ IV. He gets a lot of leeway from me. It’s like the classic trading empire games only it’s set on Mars.
Sunless Sea — The tag line is: Lose your mind. Eat your crew. Die. It’s a Victorian, Fallen London, Lovecraftian, steam ship, trading and exploration game.
Deathtrap — Neocore takes the Tower Defense section from Van Helsing and spins it off into its own game. It also has a strong Coop component.
Darkest Dungeon — Early Access — It’s a gothic roguelike RPG that has a strong Lovecraft influence. It’s hard to succeed when your party is going insane.
Grey Goo — What? An actual RTS release that’s not Tower Defense or from Blizzard? It’s true. There are three factions that play decidedly differently. It’s also a bit more focused on the big strategic picture than on micro. Of course, I’m a sucker for Petroglyph games.
There were also a bunch of HD remakes released that I’ll pick up someday They include Farhenheit, HOMM III, Seven Kingdoms II, and Grim Fandango. I guess it’s a great time to be a gamer. I just wish I had more time to play.