Best Steam Deck Games Released in the Past Week with Sumire and A Story Beside - 2023-07-02 Edition


Between 2023-06-25 and 2023-07-02 there were 108 new games validated for the Steam Deck. Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting ones:

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Released on 26 May, 2021, developed by GameTomo Team and published by GameTomo Co., Ltd.. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 96.2 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie

About the game: One Day, One Life. Sumire is a magical narrative adventure about choices made, and dreams lost and found. Embark on a mysterious journey to help Sumire achieve her deepest wishes, before the day ends and the sky turns to twilight.


Released on 13 Aug, 2020, developed by Cotton Game, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 94.5 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Casual, Indie, RPG

About the game: One Way: The Elevator is a creative point-and-click game developed by CottonGame. You need to find a blue sphere in each scene to power an elevator to travel upward.


Released on 8 Nov, 2018, developed by Rolling Glory Jam and published by Toge Productions, . [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 91.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: Rage in Peace is a story-driven action adventure with elements of surprise and memorization. Unravel the last day of Timmy’s life, as he races against time to get back home and fulfill his sole dream of dying peacefully in his pajamas, in the warmth of home, in peace, and with no drama.


Released on 23 Oct, 2019, developed by Bilge Kaan, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 89.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: This game is about making this game.

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Released on 31 Jul, 2020, developed by Egor Rezenov, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 99.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: ARMORED HEAD is a miniature shooter, where all the action takes place in one arena. The main character is a gladiator who fights against his opponents in pursuit of the grand prize.


Released on 21 Jul, 2022, developed by あうとさいど, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 98.8 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action

About the game: A pop and cute bullet-hell shooting game from Cosmo Dreamer "Outside". Both beginners and experts can enjoy speedy and active playing.


Released on 24 May, 2022, developed by Wayward Prophet, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 98.5 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie

About the game: Step into the shoes of Lyric, the humble innkeeper in a quiet mountain village, as she reflects upon a lifetime of poignant memories, heartwarming friendships, and bittersweet choices — proving along the way that you don’t have to slay dragons to be the hero of your own story.


Released on 2 Jun, 2017, developed by E-Studio and published by Raw Fury. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.7 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Everything in Tormentor❌Punisher can be killed in one hit, from bosses to yourself. Bosses conjure traps to make the arena hellish. Demons adjust to your play style and punish you. Perform combos on enemies and gain cool upgrades. Reload your machine gun by firing your shotgun. Let’s do this!


Released on 11 Jul, 2022, developed by Netmancer, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Rating: 88.2 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Indie, RPG, Early Access

About the game: Gloomgrave is a roguelike dungeon crawler with a retro pixel aesthetic. Upgrade your Gloomcrawler with unique perks and experiment with different builds as you try to survive each depth in search of the ultimate ancient relic.