STEAM - Summer Sale 2019

I bought Battletech, A Hat Full of Sky (edit: oops, I meant A Hat in Time…Sorry Terry!), Subnautica and an expansion to Euro Truckers 2. And I can’t play any of them yet because i still have to finish my PhD first… Damn!!!

Squad is 50% off! Incredible multiplayer shooter.

Hitman 2 is 60% off. If I only have the Paris level from the 2016 release will the legacy pack DLC give me all the other levels from the first one?

I wholeheartedly recommend Supraland!


As the sands of time fall, Steam sales come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the sale that gave it birth comes again… There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Steam sales.

Stars in Shadow is a beer and pretzels 4x that is worth a try. I played a couple of complete games (rare for me with a 4x) but then didn’t feel compelled to go back. Worth it at the sale price, no doubt.

Been there. Good luck with that - the final push is the worst but then it’s over!

Stars in Shadow is still being worked on. It’s a simple but solid cross between MOO2 and SotS. It has a number of neat streamlining decisions. I like it a lot, but could stand a bit of tech and ship balancing still.

If you want a modern, characterful MOO2, get this.

Yep , you want this :

I can’t believe the Steam servers are still fucking struggling.


I see that Paradox is trying to make its own play - it’s pretty clear that the mark downs for Paradox stuff on Steam are limited compared to Paradox’s sale. Paradox looks like its trying to ween people off of Steam to come to Paradox directly. Will be interested to see where this heads.

Which is hilarious, speaking as a long time Paradox fan. First, they made Gamersgate, and lots of us got our Pdox stuff from there. Then, they cancelled all support for non-Steam versions and forced all their fans to Steam. Now they want to try to move us to use a store they own again.

On the one hand, obviously I’d prefer my games not be tied to a client, obviously I’d prefer more money go to the devs etc. On the other, they’re only in this situation due to their own flakiness and I’m not sure I trust them on this point.

Uh… do you mean A Hat in Time?

hehe… Yeah, I was rather curious to find out that another Pratchett game had been made!

I am trying to stay cheap this time and I picked up: Firewatch, Everspace and DisplayFusion.

I almost bought Fight N Rage, and then discovered it waiting for me in my Humble key pile. And I actually played it last night! The mechanics are solid, a nice blend of traditional beat-em-ups and fighting games, and there’s a bunch of unlockables to keep you coming back. Recommended if you’re into beat-em-ups and aren’t turned away by a bit of… fan service (Gal’s sprite is rather bouncy).

Dawn of Discovery/Anno 1404 is in my cart right now; I figure that isn’t going to end up in a Humble Monthly and is safe to pick up before next Friday.

Any examples? I spot-checked a couple of games, and the discounts were the same. The only thing is that the Paradox store shows the discounts in a misleading way for games with digital trinkets. So e.g. for Battletech it’s showing a base price of 39.99 but a discount price of 4.42. Wow! But that’s actually the base price of the game, and the sale price of some digital deluxe content. The discounted price of the game is a more sensible 13.60.

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Oh wow, yes, ofcourse! I guess Terry Pratchett’s work is having a profound and lasting impact on me… :-)