If you love games that emulate a job or a hobby, this is the event for you. Steam Simfest: Hobby Edition is live until April 4.
Another event for you to jump in, find some demos and there's plenty of discounts on games that are already available too. During the last few days of the event (April 1 - 4), there will also be a whole bunch of official talks and discussions taking place which will be live on the event page and likely directly on game pages on Steam.
Not all games are on sale though, the event as a whole is just to bring attention to some of these games and help developers find a bigger audience.
Some of the games on sale that I found to be interesting include:
- Motorsport Manager - 85% off
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 - 75% off
- Two Point Hospital - 75% off
- Megaquarium - 60% off
- Transport Fever 2 - 50% off
- Project Hospital - 40% off
- Escape Simulator - 20% off
One of the highlighted games, PowerWash Simulator (not discounted), seems quite amusing in a weirdly satisfying way. As the name suggests, it's all about washing away the dirt to get that sparkly finish. It runs great with Steam Play Proton on Linux and it's Steam Deck Verified, so here's a quick look at it running on Deck:
It's thoroughly odd how you can get so easily lost in such a game, it completely absorbed my attention. This might be my new favourite game to play on Steam Deck.