I can’t say I’ve ever actually heard of Shinyloot before, but that might just be because my digital downloads tend to come from one of about three sites. Nonetheless: Shinyloot have a point-and-click sale going on, and there are some rather tasty little deals in there.
The most prominent games in there are probably the Cognition episodes (which our readers awarded Best Adventure of 2012) for $5 USD, and The Book of Unwritten Tales – plus The Critter Chronicles prequel – for $9.99 each (or $12.50 for the digital deluxe editions), but there’s a bit more in there.
The recent Oknytt, for instance, is $5, as is Jane Jensen’s Grey Matter. Deponia is $9.99. The Gobliiins Trilogy is $2.50, and, uh… Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station is $2.25. No, I don’t know what that is either.
If you’re looking for something a little more unorthodox, though, my personal recommendation would go to The Cat Lady, a generally superb horror adventure in which a lonely, suicidal woman discovers she’s immortal and is tasked with killing a group of murderers. Kill Bill meets Highlander by way of Requiem for a Dream, if you like. It’s gruesome and gory and swear-filled, but it’s also surprisingly touching and deals extraordinarily well with the nature of depression. It has its issues – some of the voice acting and some of the villains chief amongst them – but it’s absolutely worth a play for $5.
Check out the full sale, which will run for another six days, here.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.