Greetings and salutations Towelites in this, the second full week of December.

I don’t expect too many major games to come out between now and Christmas (I mean, the studios are probably off and if they release it right before Christmas that’s just more work for them, no?). However, that doesn’t stop the ever vigilant indies from producing new delights for us to indulge in.

We’ll start with one of my personal favorites that is indie but not necessarily new. The game Stardew Valley, a Harvest Moon-style farming sim is coming to PS4 and Xbox ONE. I’ve personally been playing this game almost exclusively since I got it over the summer. They also did a large new release in September that added some new content. If you’ve been waiting or think you’ll have a lot of spare time to fill in the coming weeks, I’d highly encourage you to check it out.

For those of you with a PS VR setup (i.e. not I), a game most certainly inspired by James Bond and the ilk, I Expect You To Die, challenges your spy knowledge and wit to hunt down your nemesis when those before you have perished. But you’ll probably die too, from the looks of it.

Also, Filthy Lucre, available for PC this week, looks pretty damn spectacular. It’s a tactical heist game that changes with your actions. And you can play it with a friend or go it alone. I can think of a couple of friends that I would like to bring along, likely to disastrous results.

Mercenaries Saga 3
Gods and Idols
Operation: New Earth
Quantum Chess
Filthy Lucre
Damage: Sadistic Butchering of Humanity
Brain In My Head
Pixel bomb! Bomb!!
Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages
The Crypts of Anak Shaba VR
Space Jammers
The Little Acre
Mountain Trap: The Manor of Memories
Space Hulk: Deathwing
Super Dungeon Tactics
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-
Mountain Trap 2: Under the Cloak of Fear
Acro Storm
Delicious – Emily’s Home Sweet Home
SwingStar VR
Time Leap Paradise SUPER LIVE!
Blue Tear
Pandarama: The Lost Toys
Fist of Physics
Caretaker Retribution
Bamboo EP
VR the Anime Girls Method
Earth Liberation
Endless Fables: The Minotaur’s Curse
Escape from Pleasure Planet
Red Haze
Lockdown: Stand Alone
Wild Terra Online
Satellite Command
8-Bit Invaders!
Alchemic Jousts
LoveKami: Divinity Stage
Alpine Ski VR
Ant-gravity: Tiny’s Adventure
Crazy Oafish Ultra Blocks: Big Sale
Moekuri: Adorable + Tactical SRPG
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Vive La France! Add-On
Unearthed Inc: The Lost Temple
Mobile Astro

Wild Guns Reloaded
I Expect You To Die
The Little Acre
Bridge Constructor
Her Majesty’s SPIFFING
Stardew Valley
Maldita Castilla EX: Cursed Castilla
Don Bradman Cricket 17
Fat City VR
Magnet Knights
Motor Strike: Immortal Legends

Wii U:
Breakout Defense

Xbox ONE:
The Little Acre
Stardew Valley
Don Bradman Cricket 17
Bridge Constructor Stunts
Steel Rain X