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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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denyasis 19 Dec, 2019
Noooo! Why am I poor?!?

On a side note, how is slime rancher for young kids? In particular, ones that can't read yet. I'd like to introduce them to the world of Linux gaming, but finding games for kids that young (and not so stupidly annoying to an adult) is a lot harder than I thought.

Happy holidays.
D
Salvatos 19 Dec, 2019
I can give a warm recommendation to Nowhere Prophet as well, 25% off.

I might get Hand of Fate 2 although I haven’t quite managed to beat the first one yet.
Liam Dawe 19 Dec, 2019
denyasisNoooo! Why am I poor?!?

On a side note, how is slime rancher for young kids? In particular, ones that can't read yet. I'd like to introduce them to the world of Linux gaming, but finding games for kids that young (and not so stupidly annoying to an adult) is a lot harder than I thought.

Happy holidays.
D
My own kid was able to enjoy it quite a lot, thankfully there's not a big amount of reading needed to get the basic idea down.
Boldos 19 Dec, 2019
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Steam pages not working (most of the time)... :)
Eike 19 Dec, 2019
Liam Dawe
denyasisOn a side note, how is slime rancher for young kids? In particular, ones that can't read yet. I'd like to introduce them to the world of Linux gaming, but finding games for kids that young (and not so stupidly annoying to an adult) is a lot harder than I thought.

Happy holidays.
D
My own kid was able to enjoy it quite a lot, thankfully there's not a big amount of reading needed to get the basic idea down.

I guess in that age, you should accompany your kids anyway when they are playing computer games (at least when the game is new). It's still theory for me, though. :)
denyasis 19 Dec, 2019
Sweet! Thanks my dudes! I think I might pull some OT and splurge a bit. I'd love a nice game for the kids to play, especially when it's cold out.

I agree in accompanying young children with games, but I also want to foster some independence as well. Not only in terms of playing the game, but emotionally as well (like frustration).

I think it's important to do games and other screen time together, that way I can help and more importantly provide context and talk to them about the game. But I also want them to be able to play independently. Basically I try to treat it like their train sets and other toys.


Last edited by denyasis on 19 December 2019 at 7:11 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 19 Dec, 2019
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Liam Dawe
denyasisOn a side note, how is slime rancher for young kids? In particular, ones that can't read yet. I'd like to introduce them to the world of Linux gaming, but finding games for kids that young (and not so stupidly annoying to an adult) is a lot harder than I thought.

Happy holidays.
D
My own kid was able to enjoy it quite a lot, thankfully there's not a big amount of reading needed to get the basic idea down.

I guess in that age, you should accompany your kids anyway when they are playing computer games (at least when the game is new). It's still theory for me, though. :)
Yup, you will still need to be there with them. If they can't read, at that age any games IMO should absolutely be sat with a parent to play with.
dibz 19 Dec, 2019
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denyasisNoooo! Why am I poor?!?
On a side note, how is slime rancher for young kids? In particular, ones that can't read yet. I'd like to introduce them to the world of Linux gaming, but finding games for kids that young (and not so stupidly annoying to an adult) is a lot harder than I thought.

Kids too young to read would probably find that kind of game too difficult. My kids used to really enjoy any of the Humongous Games adventures, and games similar to those such as the Brøderbund adventure games for kids (Little Monster/Little Critter, etc). The thing with games outside of those age ranges is while they don't mind watching them and spending time with you/the parent/etc, they bore quickly since the content is usually too advanced for them to follow or interact with.
Rooster 19 Dec, 2019
Half of my wishlist discounted.. My wallet is really going to hate this sale.
F.Ultra 19 Dec, 2019
denyasisNoooo! Why am I poor?!?

On a side note, how is slime rancher for young kids? In particular, ones that can't read yet. I'd like to introduce them to the world of Linux gaming, but finding games for kids that young (and not so stupidly annoying to an adult) is a lot harder than I thought.

Happy holidays.
D

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.

There is always Minecraft!
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