The year started off pretty slowly but releases on Steam are quickly picking up. A handful of new games were pushed onto the storefront alongside some existing properties and overall it's a pretty indie-focused bunch. There were also a few pieces of non-gaming software submitted, but those won't be listed here.
Here are the (non-Early Access) titles that came out this week on Steam:
A-Men - $11.99
"A-Men is a puzzle platformer with a very specific and slightly oldschool vibe. The title was created for hardcore players, who like being challenged by a game, but will also appeal to gamers, who feel nostalgic. A-Men was inspired by classic, well-known titles, such as Lemmings and Lost Vikings."
Blackguards - $35.99
"What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armor, but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards, a new turn-based strategy RPG, explores this very question. You will discover over 180 unique hex-based battlegrounds within a dark and mature story of crime, drugs, and murder."
Blast Em - $7.49
"Protect the universe from the evil Alien robots terror-bent on eliminating the Earth and all of Humanity! Take control of the ship and blast the hell out of anything that moves and if it doesn“t move – blast it anyway to be sure. Collect coins to get points and use those points to get power-ups."
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 - $14.99
"Have you ever wondered what“s it like to own a mechanic workshop? Now you can check that out! Car Mechanic Simulator gives you an unique chance to see what“s going on behind the scenes of a car workshop. Deal with customers, order and repair car parts to mount them in various car models. A must have for all car maniacs."
Glacier 3: The Meltdown - $8.99
"Since the press discovered multi-billionaire Bob Slayer“s best kept secret, the illegal Glacier Races, there are more applications than ever before for this deadly, crazy race. New contenders have entered the race, their vehicles are faster, stronger and equipped with new, experimental kind of weapons."
Gridiron Solitaire - $9.99
"Inspired by classic games like TV Sports Football, Front Page Sports Football, and Fairway Solitaire, Gridiron Solitaire combines football strategy with a solitaire-style card game for a new sports game experience. Lead your team to the Gridiron Bowl Championship!Features a game world with almost unlimited depth."
Guise of the Wolf - $10.49
"The game is a first person Gothic action adventure game set in the medieval kingdom of Uhorsko. You play Dominik, a young alchemist summoned to protect the kingdom from a ravenous beast. Dominik's goals soon change as he discovers he has been bitten, and cursed to become the very thing he has set out to stop."
Hitman: Contracts - $6.99
"Enter the world of a HITMAN - a world of crime, sin and greed. Delve into the mind of Agent 47 and encounter his greatest adversaries, completing the work that made him so brutally efficient and shaped him as an assassin. Eliminate your targets by any means necessary. There are no rules... only the contract, signed in blood."
Hyper Fighters - $8.99
"Hyper Fighters brings back the rail shooter as you know it from the arcade: fast, explosive, addictive, and easy to learn: but so hard to beat the number one highscore! Fourteen trigger-happy arcade-fun stages are now available for one or two players: Shoot dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of enemies out of the sky and water..."
Insurgency - $13.49
"Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience."
KAMI - $3.39
"KAMI is deceptively simple: fold out coloured paper to fill the screen in as few moves as possible. Relaxing and easy to pick up, you'll soon find yourself deep in contemplation to perfect each puzzle. Created by State of Play, famous for their handcrafted aesthetic, KAMI has been created with real paper in an elegant Japanese theme."
KickBeat Steam Edition - $7.99
"From indie pioneers Zen Studios (makers of Pinball FX2 and CastleStorm) comes KickBeat, an innovative rhythm game with a Kung Fu theme, featuring fully 3D characters and high-energy music! You can use your own music to create custom KickBeat tracks, allowing you ultimate replayability!"
Might & Magic X - Legacy - $24.99
"Might & MagicÂ® X Legacy is an authentic solo experience in the classic first-person RPG genre. Create and lead your group into an exciting open world and battle mythical powerful creatures while collecting ancient magical treasures!"
Paper Sorcerer - $4.99
"Paper Sorcerer is a stylish single player turn based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles. Fight with the skills and spells you've learned in a battle system that emphasizes strategy over grinding. Assemble a party of monsters and dark creatures to fight alongside you."