Five new Steam games you probably missed this week

Soul at Stake 

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Released: June 26
Developer: Chongming Studio
Publisher: Chongming Studio
Price: $17.99

Soul at Stake is a 1v4, assymetrical multiplayer horror game in the vein of Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th. Launched into Early Access last week, it boasts an “oriental-themed” setting, and features four players who must gamble their souls in order to both win a lot of money, and banish the devil that’s pursuing them. There are four varieties of gambler (the “4” in the 1v4) and three types of devil, and each has a unique skill. Meanwhile, the game currently has three maps, and six items. The studio expects to stay in Early Access for 6-12 months, with the final version promising more gamblers and devils, daily quests, balance tweaks and much more. It’s currently got a “mixed” rating on Steam, but over 500 have reviewed it and, after all, it is in Early Access.


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Released: June 27
Developer: frecle ApS
Publisher: frecle ApS
Price: $19.99

Youropa is a fun looking 3D platformer starring a strangely proportioned… marshmallow person? I’m not sure what the playable creature is, but they’ve been tasked with navigating a warped airborne city, torn apart by some catastrophe. Thankfully, the playable creature has suction cup feet, meaning every surface can be walked on. This is both convenient and hugely disorienting, but it’s disorienting in a thrilling way. There’s a fairly big focus on puzzles here, so don’t go in expecting a reflex-oriented twitch platformer. Even so, the art style is attractive and the concept neat. It has a level editor, too.

Starlight Drifter 

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Released: June 30
Developer: Dharker Studio
Publisher: Dharker Studio
Price: $12.99

Just launched out of Early Access, Starlight Drifter is a sci-fi RPG with both visual novel and open-world exploration elements. Once you’ve created your character you’ll mosey around space, exploring the galaxy and recruiting new crew members along the way. Importantly, you’ll be able to romance these crew members. Now you’re interested! The game is non-linear and there are “dozens of different events and storylines to explore in your own time”, as well as multiple endings. It’s got a pleasant Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic, though I can’t remember any Saturday morning cartoons with romance in them, thankfully.

Dream Alone 

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Released: June 28
Developer: WarSaw Games
Publisher: Fat Dog Games
Price: $9.99

Dream Alone is a horror-themed 2D platformer, which mixes both twitch and puzzle elements. Some kind of plague has befallen the playable character’s village, prompting a visit to a mythical sorceress known as Lady Death. Despite her name, she’s meant to be able to help. Apparently the majority of the levels in Dream Alone have alternative reality versions, which I’m guessing are harder varieties. Whatever the case, this is the most promising looking platformer of the week, and looks like a pleasantly focused, story-driven experience.

Ultimate Custom Night 

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Released: June 28
Developer: Scott Cawthon
Publisher: Scott Cawthon
Price: Free

...and you probably did hear about this game, since it belongs to the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, but it’s worth mentioning again because it’s awesome and free. If you’re a fan of the classic FNAF survival horror experience, this lets you create your own playthroughs. You can choose from every character featured throughout the FNAF series, plonk them in the levels, set their difficulty, and then… feel scared. Even if you’re not into FNAF, it’s worth checking out. 

These games were released between 06/25-07/02. 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.  

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.