Tripwire Interactive are the Roswell-based studio known for developing the Killing Floor series and the Rising Storm series. It also published Road Rash successor Road Redemption. And from now through Friday at 6pm BST / 10am PST, games from the above and more are on sale.
With savings ranging from 50 to 85 percent, the Steam sale can be viewed in full this-a-way (opens in new tab). For my money, highlights include Killing Floor 2 and Rising Storm. Tyler liked the former (opens in new tab), which also made its way onto our list of the best grenades in PC gaming (opens in new tab). With 67 percent off, it's going for £6.59/$9.89 (opens in new tab).
The latter, on the other hand, was thoroughly enjoyed by Evan (opens in new tab)—which we latterly awarded multiplayer game of the year (opens in new tab) in 2013. With 75 percent off, it's now just £3.74/$4.99 (opens in new tab) till the end of the week. Things have moved on some since, but Evan's enthusiasm for Rising Storm at launch really shines through here:
What an absurdly well-designed FPS this is. In a time when multiplayer shooter factories like DICE and Splash Damage have abandoned WWII, Tripwire render the period in its most ambitious form ever—on sprawling, authentic maps and with asymmetrical differences between the sides that make them more than texture-swapped clones.
I like Battlefield 4 a bunch, but when you join a Japanese banzai charge in Rising Storm (a tactic that suppresses enemies more effectively as more people join the battle choir and begin to literally yell), you realise how carefully these clever, satisfying game mechanics had to be laid into the map and weapon design.
Share your own favourites from Tripwire's Steam Developer Sale (opens in new tab) in the comments down south.