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Let's see which of the new Steam games in June where the most popular:

Trover Saves the Universe - 3D platformer action in a bizarre comedy universe from the co-creator of Rick and Morty. Released June 4th.



Hell Let Loose - Just arrived into Early Access - WWII FPS with 100 player battles and a strategic meta game including a dynamically shifting front line and resource management. Released June 6th.



Hell Let Loose - Just arrived into Early Access - WWII FPS with 100 player battles and a strategic meta game including a dynamically shifting front line and resource management. Released June 6th.



Cooking Simulator - Play in sandbox mode or take on a career in this cooking simulator with full physics and realistic ingredients. Released June 6th.



OCTOPATH TRAVELER - Eight unique and unforgettable story paths and characters with retro JRPG style and a fully developed 3D world. Released June 7th.



コイカツ / Koikatsu Party - Endless customization options and roleplaying with variety of anime companions. Note: This game is marked as 'adult only' and requires you to be signed in to view. Released June 10th.



SpaceEngine - Just arrived into Early Access - A fully science-based & photorealistic 3D planetarium that models the entire known universe, with procedural generation of the unknown. Released June 11th.



They Are Billions - Coming out of Early Access - Build and survive in this steampunk strategy game set on a post-apocalyptic planet under siege. Released June 18th.



Police Simulator: Patrol Duty - From routine traffic stops to fugitive pursuits - simulate the life of a US police officer in this open world crime simulator. Released June 18th.



Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - An exploration-focused, side-scrolling action RPG by Koji Igarashi of Castlevania fame. Released June 18th.



AMID EVIL - A retro fast-paced FPS from the producers of Dusk and creators of Return of the Triad. Released June 20th.



Steel Division 2 - Coming out of Early Access - A historically-accurate strategy game set on the Eastern Front of WWII - Strategic campaigns, real-time battles and a unique deck building system. Released June 20th.



My Friend Pedro - A violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. Released June 20th.



Muse Dash - Dance and parkour your way through to 30 original songs in this fast paced rhythm game with full Japanese voiceover. Released June 20th.


Super Neptunia RPG - A JRPG adventure with a refreshing 2D twist on the classic Neptunia series. Released June 20th.


Ring of Elysium - Coming out of Early Access - A free-to-play game with a unique take on battle royales set in an apocalyptic world with natural disasters, player abilities and grappling hooks. Released June 24th.


HARDCORE MECHA - Start a campaign or test your multiplayer skills in this 2D platformer with intense mecha combat. Released June 26th.


F1 2019 - The official game of F1 racing, featuring all the teams, drivers and circuits from the 2019 and 2018 seasons. Released June 27th.


Pro Cycling Manager 2019 - Manage your own team of professional cyclists and claim victory in over 200 races around the world. Released June 27th.


九劫曲:诅咒之地 NINE TRIALS - Just arrived into Early Access - Play as an Immortal in this refreshed battle royale experience with melee combat and RPG elements. Released June 28th.


And these were the top free releases:

Dota Underlords - Hire a crew and destroy your rivals in this new strategy battler set in the world of Dota. Released June 20th.


Ring of Elysium - Coming out of Early Access - A unique take on battle royales set in an apocalyptic world with natural disasters, player abilities and grappling hooks. Released June 24th.


Black Squad - Coming out of Early Access - Skill and strategy reign supreme in this military based FPS with a variety of game modes and unlockable weapons. Released June 26th.


Lords Mobile - Clash with 280 million other players on both mobile and Steam in a world of real-time strategy and chaos. Released June 3rd.



Wasteland Survival - Develop your own base and craft specialized supplies in this isometric post-apocalyptic survival game. Released June 3rd.



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Time to bump it again take a look at the most popular games on Steam in July:


Kubifaktorium - Mirko Seithe (Germany)
Just Arrived into Early Access. Build, manage and grow a simulated colony, while exploring vast biomes, exploiting resources and crafting complex machinery and weapons. Released July 3rd.



Godhood - Abbey Games (Netherlands)
Just Arrived into Early Access. Build your roster of followers, level up their abilities and then watch them fight in a unique new turn based auto-battler experience. Released July 10th.



Field of Glory: Empires - Ageod (France)
Immerse yourself in grand strategy while exploring the intricate and living tapestry of nations and tribes, each with their own distinctive culture. Released July 11th.



EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5 - SANDLOT (Japan)
Become an EDF soldier, battle against endless hordes of immense enemies, and restore peace to the earth in the fifth installment of this arcade third-person shooter with full online co-op. Released July 11th.



Streets of Rogue - Matt Dabrowski (United States)
out of Early Access - Fight, sneak, and hack your way through randomly generated cities in this completely insane rogue-lite meets immersive sim. Released July 12th.



Killsquad - Novarama (Spain)
Just arrived into Early Access - A Sci-fi themed ARPG experience, where you can choose your quests, level up to unlock skills and wreak havoc with a host of unique weapons. Released July 16th.



Gloomhaven - Flaming Fowl Studios (United Kingdom)
Just arrived into Early Access - This is the digital adaptation of the acclaimed board game of the same name, mixing Tactical-RPG and dungeon-crawling with plenty of replay value. Released July 17th.



GORN - Free Lives (South Africa)
Coming out of Early Access - From the developers of Broforce and Genital Jousting comes GORN - a ludicrously violent VR gladiator simulator. Released July 18th.



Nowhere Prophet - Sharkbomb Studios (Germany)
From strategic tactical combat to careful deckbuilding - embark on a rogue-lite pilgrimage through a strange, broken world. Released July 19th.



Swords & Souls: Neverseen - SoulGame Studio (France)
A unique RPG where leveling up takes skill. Create, train and upgrade your character as you battle across the lands to foil an evil witch's plans. Released July 22nd.



DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation - Idea Factory, Compile Heart & Sting Entertainment (Japan)
Show the Spirits the power of love and save the world in this romantic visual novel from Idea Factory. Released July 23rd.



Automachef - Hermes Interactive (Argentina)
Design and build automated kitchens of the future as you solve puzzles, manage resources and watch your genius come to life. Released July 23rd.



Iratus: Lord of the Dead - Unfrozen (Russia)
Just arrived into Early Access - A turn-based tactical roguelike RPG set in a dark fantasy universe. Lead an army of undead on a quest to reach the surface world and bring death to the mortal realms. Released July 24th.



LOVE³ -Love Cube- - NEKO WORK H (Japan)
A fully voiced and animated Live2D visual adventure with an original soundtrack and brand new art by the popular IshiKei. Released July 25th.



Wolfenstein: Youngblood - Machine Games (Sweden) and Arkane Studios (France & United States)
Join a friend or play alone to experience Wolfenstein with modern online co-op, an open-ended experience and an original synthwave soundtrack. Released July 25th.



The Blackout Club - Question (United States)
Play alone or with friends in this first-person psychological horror adventure, where you play as teenage friends investigating a monstrous small-town secret. Released July 29th.



Oxygen Not Included - Klei Entertainment (Canada)
Coming out of Early Access - Master science, overcome strange new lifeforms and harness incredible space tech in this space-colony simulation survival hit. Released July 30th.



Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Prophecy - NeocoreGames (Hungary)
Take on the role of Inquisitor and embark on a massive campaign in this grim and atmospheric ARPG set in the Warhammer universe. Released July 30th.



Kindergarten 2 - Con Man Games and SmashGames (United States)
The long awaited sequel takes you back to Kindergarten for all new adventures with new characters and familiar murderous humor. Released July 30th.



CUSTOM ORDER MAID 3D2 It's a Night Magic - KISS (Japan)
Customize and manage all aspects of the luxurious Empire Club bar and hotel, including the three resident maids. Released July 31st.

And these were the more popular free releases:


New Frontier - Free Reign Entertainment (United States)
A PVP online survival game set an alternate reality version of the Wild West. Build, fight and forge alliances to win The West. Released July 25th.



Dead Frontier 2 - Creaky Corpse Ltd (United Kingdom)
Online survival horror at its darkest. Level up your character and scavenge for scarce resources, trade with other survivors in a realistic economy and battle it out in gripping PVP combat. Released July 15th.



Supremacy 1914 - Bytro Labs GmbH (Germany)
Choose your superpower during World War I and wage war with up to 500 other opponents in this real-time grand strategy epic. Released July 16th.



The Orville Interactive Fan Experience - Messy Desk Interactive (United Kingdom)
Step aboard the USS Orville (ECV-197), the Planetary Union's finest mid-level exploratory class cruiser. Every room on every deck is recreated with painstaking accuracy. Released July 23rd.




RED HOT VENGEANCE - Bros Before Giraffes (United States)
A twin-stick shooter featuring a unique art style, challenging level designs and a suite of weapons. A complete map editor is built-in for players who want to create even more challenges. Released July 11th.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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Did you send out the invitations, @JEMC?



Not yet. I've done the wall thing but I told I'd wait until next week to ask CGI (or another mod) for permission to message everybody. And I'll do that tomorrow.

But the truth is that some of the regulars of this thread (raven, teeqoz, caffeinade) have left the site or only come every now and then, and others don't seem to be interested in taking part this year for some reason.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Sorry for the delay, was out of town visiting family for Christmas. I've done the secret santa for several years now, would be remiss to skip out.

ETA: May have gotten more traction in a different section. 



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outlawauron said:

Sorry for the delay, was out of town visiting family for Christmas. I've done the secret santa for several years now, would be remiss to skip out.

ETA: May have gotten more traction in a different section. 

Thanks for joining.

Yes, it could have been more popular in the Gaming Discussion section, but given that this is a PC only event and that it's always been in the PC section, it made sense to post it there.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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JEMC said:
outlawauron said:

Sorry for the delay, was out of town visiting family for Christmas. I've done the secret santa for several years now, would be remiss to skip out.

ETA: May have gotten more traction in a different section. 

Thanks for joining.

Yes, it could have been more popular in the Gaming Discussion section, but given that this is a PC only event and that it's always been in the PC section, it made sense to post it there.

I moved it to gaming discussion nonetheless. Hopefully we get some more people to join.



Signature goes here!

Too bad the PSStore and the Nintendo eShop still have no gifting option. Otherwise we could add PS4 and Switch users.

But we could include Xbox gamers.



Conina said:
Too bad the PSStore and the Nintendo eShop still have no gifting option. Otherwise we could add PS4 and Switch users.

But we could include Xbox gamers.

That could be an option. Next year. When someone else does this thread.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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Ok, I've gone to CGI and has given me permission to send a message to the whole site using the all function (if it still works, of course). This is what I posted on the walls of those who I've reached to so far:

Greetings, and sorry for disturbing you.

In case you weren't aware, this years PC Secret Santa thread is open. Here's the link, in case you're interested in joining us: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241476

While it does its job, I know it's a bit basic. Because of that I'm asking for your opinion: should I send it as is or what would you change? (please note that we need to do it quick as this Friday is the deadline for joining).



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.