Best Steam Deck Games Released in the Past Week with Melatonin, Shaolin vs Wutang, and Tails: The Backbone Preludes – 2023-02-26 Edition

Between 2023-02-19 and 2023-02-26 there were 64 new games validated for the Steam Deck. Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting ones, split into Verified and Playable statuses:

Steam Deck Verified


Released on 13 Feb, 2023, developed by Agafonoff, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 96.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG, Simulation

About the game: DR LIVESEY: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA, gentlemen, from now on, rom and death means the same thing for you.


Released on 15 Dec, 2022, developed by Half Asleep, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 95.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Melatonin is a rhythm game about dreams and reality merging together. It uses animations and sound cues to keep you on beat without any intimidating overlays or interfaces. Harmonize through a variety of dreamy levels containing surprising challenges, hand-drawn art, and vibrant music.


Released on 26 Jul, 2018, developed by J.Bowman and published by J..Bowman.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 92.9 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Casual, Indie

About the game: Shaolin vs Wutang is a INDIE love letter to Martial Arts and classic Kung Fu films. Made for casual game fans not intended for Hardcore Fighting Game players.

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Steam Deck Playable


Released on 27 Sep, 2021, developed by Fractal Projects, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 95.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Casual, Indie

About the game: It is well known that cats aren’ t really fond of water, but, as pet owners, we know that sometimes a good bath is welcome. Use bombs and blocks to channel the water and clean your cat!


Released on 2 Feb, 2023, developed by Eggnut and published by Raw Fury.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 95 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, Indie

About the game: Tails: The Backbone Preludes is a post-noir narrative adventure with branching choices. It is an intertwined series of vignettes about change, circumstance, and consequence. Guide four characters through formative moments in their lives in a dystopian Vancouver inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.


Released on 27 May, 2019, developed by Hungry Bear Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 94.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Dogurai is a retro-styled platformer with animal-like characters, graphics and soundtrack designed with old portable games in mind – down to the limited color ranges and sprite sizes!


Released on 11 Apr, 2017, developed by Mad Fellows, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 92.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Speed through stunning, stylised environments tracing ribbons of light, releasing the energy in the music. Battle strange enemies and fight epic boss battles all driven by an incredible licensed soundtrack.


Released on 17 May, 2018, developed by yeo, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 88.9 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG

About the game: A highschool gang leader Ringo Ishikawa trying to live through his last autumn before graduation. With his best friends.

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