Five new Steam games you probably missed this week

Nantucket

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Released: January 19
Developer: Picaresque Studio
Publisher: Fish Eagle
Price: $17.99

Nantucket is a “seafaring strategy game” focused on whaling, and heavily influenced by Herman Melville’s classic adventure novel Moby Dick. The game takes place after the events of the novel, and tasks you with sailing around the world, managing your ship and crew, and presumably killing whales. It’s definitely a strategy game: you’ll be poring over stats screens and maps, rather than feeling the sea breeze in your hair, but it seems to be doing it right – with over 100 “mostly positive” reviews amassed on Steam since last week.

Primordian

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Released: January 20
Developer: Stonepunk Studios
Publisher: Stonepunk Studios
Price: $24.99

This is a serialised, VR-only, Early Access fighting game with a vibrant art style. With a focus on melee combat, you’ll also find equivalents to pistols and crossbows, but hand-to-hand seems to be the prime focus here. “The game takes place many billions of years ago in the center of the universe, the first planet that all other planets were seeded from,” reads the description. “Due to it's unusual rotation, one side of the planet is always in darkness and the other always in light.” As you can imagine, this condition gives rise to all manner of weird and wonderful wildlife, and in this game, you’ll get to beat them to smithereens.

Full Metal Furies

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Released: January 17
Developer: Cellar Door Games
Publisher: Cellar Door Games
Price: $19.99

This is a co-op action RPG by Cellar Door Games, the creators of platformer roguelike Rogue Legacy. While it can be played single-player, the focus appears to be on co-op, which can be played with up to four players both locally and online. “Work together to defeat special enemies, string organics combos to deal massive damage, and save a wartorn world that is battling itself to extinction,” so reads the Steam description. There are four different classes – a fighter, sniper, tank and engineer – with each having a range of different abilities which can be attached to their default loadouts. The Steam reviews so far have been quite glowing, so it’s probably worth a look.

Damsel

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Released: January 19
Developer: Screwtape Studios
Publisher: Screwtape Studios
Price: $9.99

Here’s an action-oriented single-player platformer, starring a lightning quick, shotgun wielding hero with no patience for vampires. It’s a more-ish, reflex-oriented affair, replete with combos and special moves and the incentive to get a high score. The protagonist Ra has a shotty, but she can also get in close and cause some hand-to-hand damage. It’s an Early Access title, but it appears that feedback and polish is the priority – the game itself seems to be intact. Whatever the case, if you’re into tough-but-fair platformers it’s worth a look. I played a bit at PAX Australia a few years ago and had fun.

Genital Jousting

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Released: January 19
Developer: Free Lives
Publisher: Devolver
Price: $6.99

You probably haven’t “missed” the fact that this penis combat sim exists (it makes for great headlines, after all), but you may not know that it launched out of Early Access last week. It’s a couch and online multiplayer game where each player is a penis, and, uh, the penises partake in various mini-games. I haven’t played the game, but it must be pretty good, because it’s sitting on a “very positive” Steam rating, based on over 3,000 reviews. Given its success, you’ll probably see a lot more games starring penises on Steam. 

These games were released between 01/16-01/22. The first page of this list is updated every Sunday and previous weeks are archived on the following pages. Some online stores give us a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Read our affiliate policy for more info.