Posts Tagged ‘Raft’

Steam Charts: Moderately Entertaining Edition

I think monster hunting is disgusting, and should have been banned years ago

Hello! Goodness me, it’s good to have you with us. If you’re reading this sentence on Steam, then I simply implore you to click through to the site to read what has been described by Simon Pulitzer as “the greatest games journalism the world has ever been blessed to receive.” Read the rest of this entry »

The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

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We’ve just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It’s a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you’ll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there.

2018 releases Jurassic World Evolution, Far Cry 5 Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Warhammer: Vermintide II are wearing some spectacular money-hats, for example, while the relatively lesser-known likes of Raft, Eco and Deep Rock Galactic have made themselves heard above the din of triple-A marketing budgets.
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Steam Charts: What The Heck Is Happening Edition

The identity of this dinosaur has been hidden for his own protection. His roars are provided by an actor.

As you stare out into the world, at the tumult and turmoil, perhaps you feel the only hope is to turn to the Steam Charts for its comforting predictability and stability. I’m sorry folks, but it’s all gone batshit crazy in here too. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: Change Is Possible Edition

Apparently they probably had big spines on their necks, making them a far less enticing prospect for slides.

“Miss, Miss, it’s so sunny, can we have Steam Charts on the field?”

“NO. Sit down and write about popular PC games in this oppressively hot room until the DAY YOU DIE.” Read the rest of this entry »

Raft’s early access is a solid and splendid survival sim

When the waves build, when the wind gathers, and the briny water sloshes over the deck of your precarious floating home, there is absolutely nothing like Raft. While the former Itch.io star shares inevitable comparisons with a few other aquatic survival sims – Stranded Deep, Subnautica, Salt – this dramatic overhaul that has recently arrived into Steam’s early access is very much its own thing. And a joyful and splendid thing it is. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: A New Hope Edition

It's arguable Raft still has a couple of bugs to fix.

Please sit down. Make sure you have a friend with you, or available on the telephone. Plunkbat isn’t at number one. Somehow, it’s something even more boring. But the rest of the charts are a splendid sight! No GTA, no CS:GO, no Witcher 3, no Skyrim! Read the rest of this entry »

Raft paddles into Steam Early Access, adds multiplayer

I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but earlier this year Subnautica managed to stir up my appetite for survival games. Which is why I’m both interested in checking out oceanic surive ’em up Raft now that it’s out on Steam Early Access, and sorry that the game’s doomed to have Subnautica mentioned before it in news posts.

This one’s been around for yonks as a free prototype on Itch (though it hasn’t been updated for a while), which John and Brendy were both big fans of. You can still play it if you like, or read on to sea what’s new with the Steam version. Or both.

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Sea survival sim sandbox Raft sets sail for Steam in May

Bad shark! Down! Give? Sit...?

Subnautica is all well and good for some, but I prefer to keep my head above water as much as possible. As such, Redbeet Interactive’s Raft is a much less stressful proposition. There may be horrible sharks trying to drag you down into the briny depths, but at least you’ve got your own little wooden island to retreat to, right? Previously free and exclusive to Itch.io, the seafaring survival sandbox is set to re-launch as a commercial title on Steam Early Access this May 23rd.

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FREE 3: Good games you can play now for $0

It’s E3 and we are now building our annual cocoon, woven together by a single thread of strong, silky videogame news. But this festival of buzzwords and bright lights isn’t for everyone. So (just like last year) we’re doing alternative coverage to calm everyone’s nerves, starting with FREE 3 – three days of three games, all of them free, which you can play instead of waiting for all the upcoming hits. Come in, come in.
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Oh my goodness, I completely love Raft

Browsing Itch.io the other day, as is my wont, I couldn’t help but be reminded about Raft [Itch.io site]. Brendan previously spotted it, and I forgot to grab it then. Proving rather popular on the platform since its launch in December, the shots immediately reminded me of my old love, Salt. But this is even more specific than that stripped down of survival sims. This is stripped to a single raft, endlessly bobbing through the sea. And I’ve loved it! Read the rest of this entry »

Free Loaders: Fend off sharks and build nets in Raft

You know that bit in Castaway, starring Tom Hanks and Fed Ex, where he’s drifting at sea in a raft and the poor football he’s been absolute best mates with for years and years croaks it in the big blue and floats away with a sad smile? Would you like to relive that moment, except instead of a friendly football your closest friend is a huge shark? And instead of floating away from you he’s travelling towards you at a menacing speed and with a vicious and unstoppable hunger for your flimsy human flesh?

Me too! Come on in. Read the rest of this entry »