Last Week on Indie Steam – Manage Idol Careers and Be the Next Drone Champion

Welcome to another Last Week on Indie Steam, where I browse Steam’s daily releases to show you a few in case you missed out on something.

February has been quite the month, with lots of good games and exciting indie titles. It seems this week is all about Idols and their careers, so we’re off to a great start.

kirakira stars idol project AI – February 16 / sushi soft

kirakira stars idol project AI
Who doesn’t want to become an idol? Well, not everyone, but in kirakira stars idol project AI, you can. It’s the first Visual Novel from sushi_soft, and clearly shows cute artwork and some interesting concept. Might be what you need for those nights where you can’t fall asleep, no matter what.

Magical Diary: Wolf Hall – February 17 / Hanako Games

Magical Diary
This one has a nice mix. Dungeon Crawler with Visual-Novel and some dating simulation throw in the middle, just for fun. Character creation stands out, as you can develop your magician and start an adventure at wizardry. It reminds me of a crossover between Harry Potter, with your highschool Animes.

Besiege – February 18 / Spiderling Studios

Besiege is your physics-based sandbox building game, where fun and unexpected results are just part of the fun. With a Medieval setting and endless possibilities in the sandbox mode, if you ever thought your ideas are perhaps possible or defying gravity, here’s an excellent way to test them.

DCL – The Game – February 18 / Drone Champions League, THQ Nordic

DCL The Game
Who knew there was a champions league for drones? And here I thought drones were only good to annoy people in the parks and get some cool footage over the ocean. It turns out DCL aims for a complete experience, with original and authentic tracks, as well as a realism approach.

Skul: The Hero Slayer – February 18 / NEOWIZ

Skul The Hero Slayer
The first thing I noticed in Skul: The Hero Slayer is how there’s a little map included in the user interface. I find that super helpful. It’s not every day we see it: good pixelated visuals and what appears to be a pretty fun adventure with cool features.

NEOVERSE – February 18 / Tinogames Inc.

Neoverse is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building with stunning 3D visuals. If you like Slay The Spire, chances are, you’ll enjoy Neoverse as well. Needs an update regarding the English translation, and there aren’t any available mods or plans to incorporate these.

The Suicide of Rachel Foster – February 18 / Daedalic Entertainment

The Suicide of Rachel Foster
Daedalic Entertainment delivers some good quality games, and The Suicide of Rachel Foster is proof of such. Not entirely horror-oriented, but super intense with the perfect atmosphere. I don’t always recommend a game, but this historical thriller is a must for fans of the genre, definitely worth every penny.

KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story – February 20 / Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is a must-play for roguelike fans. The game loop of earning money by day and fighting monsters by night creates a fantastic gameplay experience. Still, some features could use some clarity, and confusing menus do more harm than good to its accessibility. Now, if you are a fan of the Way of the Samurai series, you’ll feel rewarded many times during this adventure as there are many cameos and callbacks to the series.

WORLD OF HORROR – February 20 / Ysbryd Games

If you’re not familiar with the works of Junji Ito, you should. If you already are, World of Horror is for you. Black and White, such as reminiscent of a manga, it portrays layers of horror with exciting twists in a roguelike turn-based combat.

Shining Song Starnova: Idol Empire – February 20 / Sekai Project

Idol Empire
Set your new business going and hire none others then the girls of Starnova. A cute business simulator, with a relaxing setting and simplistic visuals. Build your idol team and conquer the world, or at least, make your bank account filled. Mixing management and visual-novel mechanics with a free map mode included.

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