Steam curation!

Some of you may have heard yesterday that Valve has unveiled a new automated suggestions system to assist with game discoverability on Steam, telling people about popular games similar to titles they’ve spent a lot of time playing.

At the same time, Steam has also received a new curation function, allowing people with Steam groups to compile lists of recommended games with short blurbs explaining what makes them worth trying. As the internet’s primary evangelist for little-known indie RPGs, I don’t think I’d be doing my job if I didn’t take advantage of this moment to recommend indie RPGs that I’ve played. To that end, here is the List of Recommended Indie RPGs!

Now, a few caveats are in order here:

  1. This list is not final; I will be adding games to it as time goes on.
  2. Some of my favorite indie RPGs are not on Steam; and unfortunately, this necessarily means that they are not available for Steam curation.
  3. I am only adding RPGs which I have played enough of–and in a complete enough state–to recommend with a reasonable level of confidence. Needless to say, games which I have not played are not going to be on this list; if you have a game you’d like me to play, please email it to me.

That’s all for now. If you have a Steam account, make sure to follow the list for my up-to-date recommendations!

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  • Alyric says:

    A couple of things, one is at least loosely related.

    First, a game you highlighted here a while back, That Which Sleeps, just began its Kickstarter. This is another game I probably would have missed without your site, and it’s one I’m really excited about.

    More on topic, I backed Planet Explorers a while back after seeing it featured on your site. It’s still in early access, but it’s on Steam. If you’re at all interested, I have a code for an extra digital copy from backing it – just let me know in the comments here, and I can send the code in an email later. Just consider it a thank you for running this site – you’ve put the spotlight on several projects I would have otherwise missed.

  • Craig Stern says:

    Thanks, Alyric! I’m glad you’re getting something out of the site. 🙂


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