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The Steam Winter Sale is now live with a special Holiday Market

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Another year is almost up, it's getting chilly and Valve's annual Steam Winter Sale has now gone live so go warm yourself up with a toasty new game.

There's thousands on sale as always. You likely know what you're after already, I'm sure most readers have wishlists full of games ready to be picked up.

If you don't know what to get, I will suggest 10 awesome indie games on sale that no one should pass up on. Every single one of these would be a fantastic choice to add to your collection:

  1. Don't Starve Together - (includes 1 extra copy) 60% off
  2. Hand of Fate 2 - 60% off
  3. Slime Rancher - 60% off
  4. Slay the Spire - 50% off
  5. Oxygen Not Included - 33% off
  6. Dead Cells - 30% off
  7. Streets of Rogue - 30% off
  8. CrossCode - 25% off
  9. Parkitect - 25% off
  10. Baba is You - 20% off

The recently released Linux port of Life is Strange 2 is also on sale, you can get the first episode with 75% off if you want to get a taster of it. Plenty more fantastic Linux ports from Feral Interactive are worth picking up too, check them all out here.

Paradox Development Studio have supported Linux for a long time, with their games also on sale and worth picking up if you enjoy a good strategy game:

For those of you who want to try out some more games with Steam Play Proton, I can easily recommend Deep Rock Galactic which is 33% off right now and Risk of Rain 2 at 20% off. You can see all Linux games currently on sale using this link.

As a little extra, during the Steam Winter Sale you can earn Festivity Tokens when you shop and then use them in the Holiday Market. There's also some special quests to complete, to get extra tokens to spend in the market.

If you pick up anything you're really excited to try, do let us know in the comments. Our Forum is also open if you need a lengthier chat about a specific game or you need help.

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Expalphalog 19 Dec, 2019
My 6 year old adores the Pajama Sam games. Don't know if they are on sale or not but I can't imagine they are very expensive either way.
The_Aquabat 20 Dec, 2019
Anyone played Steel Division?? it's a grand strategy game? I'm looking for something similar to COH2 or Sudden Strike 4. It's a paradox game... so why not? I'm just afraid that it will be too complex. The right amount of time for a SP campaign for me would be 20 up to 50 hours.

Most reports on protondb say that the game runs fine. (at least Normandy 44)


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The_Aquabat 20 Dec, 2019
I bought Quantum Break I know from following dxvk development in github that Philip Rebohle has put some serious effort on trying to make the game run decently. imho is a safe bet, protondb comments are outdated.
einherjar 20 Dec, 2019
Quoting: F.Ultra...
If they are that small I would highly recommend GCompris, which you will find for free in most if not all Linux distributions already. My kids loved it (especially they loved TuxPaint) when they where really small.

If they are small, I recommend to play with them in real life. Kids with about 6 years really do not need to play video games. My daughter is 7 and very happy without video games and so was my son.
g000h 20 Dec, 2019
I've picked up Islanders (50% off), Pathway (40-46% off), Fate Hunters (50% off), and Captain Forever Remix (90% off) in the Steam sale. Very happy with Fate Hunters, which is a similar game to Slay The Spire. Pathway looks improved, compared to its earlier version released earlier in the year (Plus, you can get extra discount if you already own Halfway).

Hoping to generate sufficient Steam Sale Tokens to claim the 5000 token voucher, and then probably use that to get another title.
The_Aquabat 20 Dec, 2019
just realized that if you have money in the wallet that was deposited there before the sale, it doesn't earn tokens. :(


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 20 December 2019 at 3:21 pm UTC
Projectile Vomit 20 Dec, 2019
I have my eye on Parkitect! :o
F.Ultra 20 Dec, 2019
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: F.Ultra...
If they are that small I would highly recommend GCompris, which you will find for free in most if not all Linux distributions already. My kids loved it (especially they loved TuxPaint) when they where really small.

If they are small, I recommend to play with them in real life. Kids with about 6 years really do not need to play video games. My daughter is 7 and very happy without video games and so was my son.

That is not mutually exclusive, besides playing video games I taught my kids at that age to Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift (my girl that is now 18 is stronger than most boys her age).

I learnt to program basic by myself when I was 7 so I kind of have a different view of these things than you there ;)


Last edited by F.Ultra on 20 December 2019 at 6:17 pm UTC
Dunc 20 Dec, 2019
Quoting: RoosterHalf of my wishlist discounted.. My wallet is really going to hate this sale.
Everything on mine is. Ev... er... y... thing.

Help. :'(
WorMzy 20 Dec, 2019
I'm glad they didn't botch the event like they did with the summer sale.

I've already spent far too many pennies this last month or so, so I've had to padlock my wallet until payday.
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