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The RPS Bargain Bucket: All Play

You came here looking for the cheap games, yes? Well you are in luck because that is what is here. I’ve been a little out of touch the past few days because it was sunny so I decided to escape the URBAN HEAT ISLAND that is our Nation’s capital, and went to hang out in the pub and by the beach in Brighton. But I have heard that there is some sort of sale on at the moment. Is there a sale on? I best check to find out.FTL – £1.40/€1.62/$2.12
Apply coupon “Gooncave”. This is from Amazon US, so you’ll need to enter a US billing address. Registers on Steam.
Probably the best Star Trek game. FTL is a roguelikelike about getting beaten and beaten and beaten into submission by obtuse game systems, until gradually you start to understand them. Over time, you slowly learn elegant strategies to increase your chances of survival, as you captain a ship and a ragtag crew in a quest to get from one side of the galaxy to the other, in order to deliver a message that will save the day. On the way, you need to managing the sometimes conflicting tasks of upgrading your ship with new equipment and weapons, repairing battle damage, keeping fuel in the tank, and keeping your crew alive. It’s ace, and it held me for over 200 hours whilst I unlocked everything. Astonishing value at this price.

Hotline Miami – £1.40/€1.62/$2.12
Apply coupon “Gooncave”. This is from Amazon US, so you’ll need to enter a US billing address. Registers on Steam.


The Walking Dead – £3.52/€4.07/$5.31
Apply coupon “Gooncave”. This is from Amazon US, so you’ll need to enter a US billing address. Registers on Steam.
Telltale’s Zombie Story-em-up for not very much money. Here’s wot John thought of the first episode:

As with the majority of zombie fiction, it doesn’t attempt to do anything original. It’s a small group of survivors, each with their own quirks, trying to defend temporarily safe locations, while arguing with each other. But as is the point of the genre, it’s not about the undead outside, but the nature of the humans still alive, and here it succeeds. Relationships, the danger of sharing too much in a tense situation, individual values, and the confusion of previous concerns in an utterly different world, all play out pretty well.

More here, and thoughts on subsequent episodes from Adam here and here.

Geneforge Saga, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, Avernum: First Trilogy – Pay What You Want
Registers on Steam. Pay more than the average price and also get Avernum: Escape from the Pit & Nethergate: Resurrection.
This is a hell of a lot of game. THhis humble weekly bundle is bursting at the seams with old school RPG goodness. Here’ John’s take on Avernum: Escape From The Pit:

Stats are pleasingly simple, but open to huge variation. Mages and Priests have a great arsenal of spells. Inventories are enormous, and there’s no weight restriction on anything you’re not actively equipping – and a junk bag lets you keep things uncluttered while still hoovering up loot to sell at the next town. Combat is frequent and turn-based. The lengthy descriptions and interesting conversations are detailed and often witty. It’s all there.

More here, and comerade Cobbett’s thoughts on Avadon: The Black Fortress here.

Deal of the week
The Steam Summer Sale
You know, Steam are still the fiercest animal in the jungle when it comes to putting on the most frequent and noteworthy discounts and sales, but their big annual sales are starting to all look a bit samey. This year’s Summer sale hasn’t featured very many headline grabbing discounts, and many of the discounts on hot games have been matched or beaten by their competitors recently. The first three games featured in the bargain bucket today are also in the Steam sale, but Amazon have managed to offer better prices. There’s still a huge selection of fantastic deals, and who knows what might come up between now and the end of the sale, but if you watch these things as closely as me, you might have also felt Steam has lost some of it’s edge. If you prefer browsing everything in the sale in one place, I’ve got this post on SavyGamer for you.

Also of note:
Rise of the Triad & The Apogee Throwback Pack – £8/similar price in other currencies. Apply coupon “GMG20-F202F-UI40F”.
The Cat Lady – Pay What You Want

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