Cube World official artwork with logo

The colorful and voxel-based RPG Cube World managed to garner a sizable amount of excitement back in 2013 with the release of its very first alpha build. However, despite the positive reception, the development on Cube World was seemingly halted the very same year. With no communication from the leader developer 'Wollay' and the game itself being pulled from storefronts, Cube World's fate looked to be sealed.

As such, you can imagine the surprise when Wollay recently appeared and not only announced that development on Cube World is still ongoing, but that the full release is just around the corner. He wasn't joking either, because after years and years in development, Cube World has now officially launched onto Steam!

Celeste official artwork without the logo

Celeste was originally going to get a couple of new levels in early 2019 in order to celebrate the momentous 500,000 copies sold milestone. However, as the developers continued to work on the free DLC, it quickly became obvious that this one is going to be a little bit more than just a "couple" of new levels. 

If you're now wondering just how much the project ballooned out of control, you might be shocked to hear that Celeste's free Chapter 9 update has just arrived with over 100 new levels! Naturally, these aren't fully-fledged and absolutely gigantic levels, but rather screens filled with puzzles and obstacle courses. Even so, there is still a ton of new content to mess around with!

Blasphemous game artwork without the logo

After an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign and a fair few years in development, the highly challenging action-platformer Blasphemous has now finally made its way to both PC and consoles. It brings with it a wide-open world filled with enemies to beat up and bosses to endlessly die against, a combat system that's all about dodging blows and striking when the time is right, and as you might imagine from the name alone, plenty of gore and twisted imagery.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what sort of atmosphere Blasphemous is going for, through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's certainly a unique one:

Slay the Spire official artwork for The Watcher character

After a couple of little teasers, Slay the Spire's fourth playable character has now made its way to the Open Beta. Simply head on over to your Steam library, right click Slay the Spire and go into properties, and from there all you need to do is change to the beta branch in order to see just what The Watcher has to offer.

As you might imagine given The Defect and its abilities, The Watcher is quite a unique and interesting character, and one that will likely take you a fair bit of time to properly figure out. She's all about planning ahead and carefully moving between different stances, with the two basic ones being Calm and Wrath. The first one allows her to build up energy, while the second one gives her double damage but also makes her take double damage in return. Using these stances well is going to be rather tricky, but there is some serious potential behind them!

Cube World official artwork and logo

[Update]: Cube World has now finally released in full, though the reviews are unfortunately a bit mixed.

Cube World is a colorful, voxel-based RPG first released as an alpha all the way back in 2013. However, due to a variety of issues, Cube World's development seemingly ceased the same year, and eventually it even became unavailable for purchase.

With the lead developer's lack of communication and no substantial updates, Cube World was thought to be an abandoned project. With that in mind, you can imagine my surprise when I opened up Twitter and saw a brand new announcement stating that Cube World is not only alive and kicking, but also ready to release in the near future!

Celeste official artwork without logo

There have been quite a few giveaways over the past two weeks, but if you're still itching for something new and interesting to play, you might be glad to hear that both Celeste and Inside are currently free to grab. Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, snatch yourself a copy, and you'll be playing in no time.

That said, there is a bit of a time limit you'll need to keep an eye on. Celeste and Inside will only remain free until September 5th, after which the giveaway will switch over to The End is Nigh and ABZU. However, you don't need to install the games or do anything special to secure yourself a permanent copy - just unlock them for your account and you'll be able to play them whenever you want.

Overcooked! 2 artwork and logo for the Carnival of Chaos DLC

If you've managed to complete everything Overcooked! 2 has to offer, and you've somehow held onto your friends despite all of the chaos, then you'll be glad to hear that there are even more maps coming! The third part of the Season Pass, the Carnival of Chaos DLC, has now been pinned for a September 12th release date.

No details have been given just yet, not even a number of maps, but you can at least get a little bit of a sneak peek at them through the recently posted teaser trailer. Have a gander:

Re:Legend official artwork and logo

Re:Legend is a charming RPG that combines monster raising with farming, fishing, and naturally, village-building. It was originally supposed to arrive in June of 2018 for PC and consoles, but was unfortunately delayed over and over again.

Thankfully, the long wait is now almost over as Re: Legend will be heading over to Steam Early Access on August 30th! Here's a brief trailer highlighting just what sort of cuteness you can expect to see:

Spelunky 2 screenshot of a prim and proper Walrus

Spelunky 2 was originally supposed to arrive in 2019, but it would appear that the estimate was a bit overambitious. According to the latest announcement, Spelunky 2's release date has now been pushed back to 2020, though no exact date has been given just yet.

"Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to get to release Spelunky 2 this year," reads the brief update. "Development is still going well and we're not far off target, but the density and detail of the game is demanding more time."

Official artwork for the puzzle-platformer Fez

If you're looking to take a break from all of the action and play something that's a bit more relaxed, you might be glad to hear that the indie puzzle-platformer Fez is currently free to grab. Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, go through the brief 'purchasing' process, and you'll be flinging yourself straight into pits in no time.

As always with these types of giveaways, there is a bit of a time limit you'll need to watch out for. In other words, just make sure to grab Fez before August 29th, after which you'll be able to play it whenever you want.