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Six Chinese Indie Games You Can’t Miss on the June Steam Next Fest!

By Cecil Gao
Jun. 14, 2022 updated 09:53

This year's Steam Next Fest has started June 13 as scheduled, and during this week of celebration, Steam will launch hundreds of free-to-play indie game demos as well as developer livestreams and chats.

Among the hundreds of demos, Superpixel has found some highly anticipated Chinese indie games for players, including the sequel of Firework with overwhelmingly positive reviews and a new side-scrolling action game from some of the most famous Chinese Touhou Project indie game developers. Now please follow Superpixel and have a brief look at these great indie games.

SCP: Secret Files

Key words

SCP Foundation, Horror, Story rich, Immersive sim, Exploration 

Description

SCP: Secret Files is the first SCP-related game announced after it was defined as cult content by the Chinese government. Like most of the SCP games of today, players of Secret Files will play as a scientist in the foundation, responsible for re-securing dangerous supernatural monsters that break through the shelters and ensuring the smooth operation of the SCP Foundation. The game contains a large number of readable documents. Most of them are the measures and precautions for securing monsters, and players must strictly comply with them at all times to ensure their safety and successfully complete the work of re-securing the creatures.

According to the introduction on the Steam Steam Page, the game will contain some classic SCP monsters, such as SCP-049, which appears many times in the trailer, as well as some monsters created by the developers themselves. The game has not yet announced a specific release date but will be released in 2022.

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Floating Life 2

Key words

RPG, Adventure, Action, Fighting 

Description

Floating Life 2 is the sequel to the popular sandbox open-world RPG Floating Life. The game continues the world-building of the first work. Players will play as Taoist priests to explore the vast world in the game and eventually become powerful immortals. The game has a vibrant story and side quests; players will see a realistic world with Eastern magic and supernatural creatures. Heart Stream Studio has accumulated a lot of experience from Floating Life and has dramatically enhanced the interaction between players and NPCs and random events in Floating Life 2. As of now, the game has not yet announced a specific release date, but Heart Stream Studio promised they would release the game in 2022.

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Detained: Too Good for School

Keywords

Action RPG, Fighting, Girls

Description

You play as a delinquent schoolgirl freshly liberated after half a year behind bars. Now the densely-populated metropolis of Swinster City lies sprawling before you. Fight for justice and become the city's savior, or join the criminal underworld and declare war on law and order. The game production group O.T.K. games has notable experience in fighting games, and players can learn many fighting and weapon skills, complete side quests with rich stories, develop romantic relationships with other students, and eventually rule the city in their own way.

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Frontier Hunter: Erza’s Wheel of Fortune

Keywords

Metroidvania, exploration, RPG, Early Access

Description

Frontier Hunter: Erza’s Wheel of Fortune is set in a world full of floating continents and islands, and players will play as the top hunter of the empire, Erza, leading an exploration team into the savage frontier where the empire can’t reach, and defeat all the dangerous monsters waiting ahead. The game uses a Metroidvania game design; players can experience the interesting combat system in a beautifully crafted 2.5D scene and will have a character support system, so Erza will not fight alone.

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Sanfu

Keywords

Horror, RPG, story rich, Suspense, Puzzle-solving, 2D

Description

The year is 2000, an old advertisement popped up inexplicably on the TV screen of the Shancheng City News Channel, and the spokesperson of the advertisement was a deceased boy with supernatural powers, the Three-Eyed Prodigy. Following that, rumors circulated that the dead spirit of the Three-Eyed Prodigy had hijacked the TV signal. As a result, the Bureau of Investigation is tasked to reveal the truth behind the rumors. As the investigation progresses, a criminal gang hiding in the dark gradually comes out...

As the sequel to the highly successful game Firework in the Chinese market, Sanfu is definitely the most anticipated Chinese indie game at this Steam Next Fest. The game's demo maintains high quality. The supernatural horror sequences and the very rich and heavy story, just like Firework, have made the game's success undeniable.

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Touhou Blooming Soul

Keywords

Adventure, Action, RPG, Touhou Project

Description

Touhou Blooming Soul is a game about loneliness, self-discovery, and peering into others' intense emotions. Players will play as Kokoro, a girl who can’t express her feelings and who decides to go on a journey.

Talking about the gameplay, Blooming Soul is a fast-paced side-scrolling action game with roguelite elements. Follow Hata no Kokoro as she explores and defeats enemies on the stage of Gensokyo. The game provides many different gameplay options, and players can play in various styles making each run uniquely different from the last.

Touhou blooming Soul is one of the three works that the studio is currently working on; the exact release date still remains unknown.

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