|Yay! Fun for less than a fiver
||[Nov. 9th, 2008|01:43 am]
I have to say that when it comes to gaming, my nerd credentials are severely lacking. Sure, I have a Steam account, but I don't live there. I just tend to play a bit of portal and some other games. I'm very very casual (although I don't go for games in the "casual market" like Peggle)... and up til now, I've very definitely not bought games directly off Steam (I like the idea of having media to install from). But a friend pointed me in the direction of a game on Steam that was going cheap. Basically it was $2.49 before taxes for a game called Audiosurf - it's a really cool little game that takes your music collection and turns it into levels for you to swish and swoosh a little spaceship on, as you gather blocks. It's like guitar hero in one way... but completely unlike it in another. Anyway, it turns out it's an Indie game, and for some reason I have a soft spot for them, especially when they're cheap. So, I bought that and Eets - also available for $2.49. I was charged about a dollar in taxes. So, when I bought it and checked my transactions... it turns out that is less than a fiver in euro, all tolled. Score!
For anyone that likes either weird music-based games (and I can imagine it getting a lot more trippy) or cute puzzle games (Eets), today (Sunday) is the last day of the offer, and is well worth looking into. You get to support the indie game industry at discount rates! (And yes, I'm very aware that that's a very anti-indie statement, but hey, they got onto Steam, didn't they?)