Another good chance to discover some new games is the Steam Mystery Fest, live now until February 27th with lots of discounts.
This event also has a big Steam Deck category filter this time too, making it that little bit easier to find the games you want if the Steam Deck is you preferred platform. However, to see Deck compatibility ratings you need to hover, and then click a button to see — not ideal. When you scroll down there's also various other filters like operating system, sub-genre and more. Not every featured title is discounted though.
Valve also made another fun trailer for the event:
Some choice picks for you (all Linux Native):
- The Hex - 80% off - "In a creaky old tavern, in a forgotten corner of the video game universe, a storm is raging. The barkeep gets a patchy phone call. It's hard to tell what the caller is saying, but this much is clear: someone in The Six Pint Inn is planning a murder."
- The Darkside Detective - 65% off - "The complete season one collection of this multi award-winning comedic serial adventure sees Detective McQueen and his sidekick, Officer Patrick Dooley, investigating cases plaguing Twin Lakes and its colorful citizens. Point at everything in sight, click around mysterious and eerie locations, and use your wits (or borrow a friend’s) to lay these cases to rest!"
- Kathy Rain: Director's Cut - 60% off - "Kathy Rain: Director's Cut is a re-imagining of the classic 2016 point-and-click detective mystery set in the '90s."
- Scarlet Hollow - 25% off - "Scarlet Hollow is an immersive horror-mystery with sharp writing, impactful choices, and meticulously hand-drawn art from award-winning graphic novelist Abby Howard."
Out for some Steam Deck goodies? Here's a couple of Deck Verified titles discounted that look good:
- Call of the Sea - 50% off - "Call of the Sea is an otherworldly tale of mystery and love set in the 1930s South Pacific. Explore a lush island paradise, solve puzzles and unlock secrets in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition."
- Pentiment - 25% off - "Step into a living illustrated world in a time when Europe is at a crossroads of great religious and political change. Walk in the footsteps of Andreas Maler, a master artist who finds himself in the middle of murders, scandals, and intrigue in the Bavarian Alps."
- Beacon Pines - 20% off - "Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate!"
If you pick up something you think is a good deal, be sure to let other readers know in the comments.