Upcoming Steam Games August 2023

Time to look at the upcoming new release games on Steam for  August 2023. Plus, we also feature Upcoming Switch games. For those of you who prefer gaming on handheld!

Not all games to be released are on the list here. Alternatively, you will see games that the other gaming sites don’t mention. We are taking notice of these games. You can expect reviews for many of them if given half a chance! It should be noted that unless we have some personal experience with the game, there’s a link to the descriptions on Steam.

The Life of a Magical Circle – August 1st

The Life of a Magical Circle is a narrated rogue-lite in which you dodge obstacles and pick up circles. Some of the circles are part of your goal, but some of them are just for fun. It’s up to you to figure out which is which and to try to stay focused.

James reviewed The Life of a Magical Circle and had this to say:

The Life of a Magical Circle hits the right notes for me with is stunning art design and simple gameplay. A great game to try if you just want to unwind with something simple and fairly stress-free. And you may just learn a little about yourself in the process.

Now it’s only fair that I mention the design is not for everyone. I’ve brought up the modern art argument many times in indie reviews that some will really like this, but I can see some just not clicking with this one. Especially if you’re looking for a challenge or if you really want to play a game to escape and not just into your mental consciousness. On this occasion, for me, it clicked, so I recommend it. For a developer’s first entry, this is a very strong start. Now go live your life as best you can.

Flutter Away – August 3rd

Title image for Flutter Away showing a capybara with some butterflies.

Enjoy the serenity of the Amazon rainforest in this cozy short nature exploration game. As a butterfly researcher on a five-day camping trip, explore nearby tracks, take photos, meet animal friends, and journal the discoveries found along the way!

Lynne reviewed Flutter Away and said this in her conclusion:

There isn’t a huge amount of gameplay in Flutter Away, but you get a delightful adventure. This first-person game transports you to the Amazon rainforest, where you can explore and photograph some of the wonderful flora and fauna there. The graphics and soundtrack compliment each other and enhance the overall experience.

I am Future: Cozy Apocalypse Survival – August 8th

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I Am Future is a relaxing survival game about building a cozy rooftop camp amid a flooded post-apocalyptic city. Set up a farm, cook delicious food, dismantle tools for crafting resources, and automate chores by recruiting cute robots.

We wrote about our demo impressions here. 

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical – August 9th

Gods. Romance. Murder. Musical Numbers?! Play as Grace in a world where Greek Gods hide among us. Change your fate as you draw friends, foes & lovers into song using your powers of musical persuasion to unravel the mystery of the Last Muse’s death.

Mina reviewed Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical: 

I cannot recommend this game enough. I won’t even bother with a Cons section in this article because I don’t know what I would even say against it. It’s fun, well-priced, replayable, beautiful, and filled to the brim with gorgeous music. What more could RPG, visual novel, and musical fans want? It’s so well polished that I can’t think of a single thing that I would change or add. What a delight from start to finish Stray Gods was. Play it; you won’t regret it!

Moving Out 2 – August 15th

Working as a solo F.A.R.T, or with up to three friends, slip into your Smooth Moves uniform and help the residents of Packmore, and beyond, to pack up and ship out!

We’re not in Packmore anymore… Via inter-dimensional portals, you will explore new worlds filled with hilariously silly challenges and chaotic, rib-tickling action.

Moving Out 2 features an entirely new cast of extra lovable characters because Smooth Moves has added some new F.A.R.T recruits! Not to worry though, Rye Yu and Sidney are still on the payroll…

Friends who move together, groove together! Whether you fancy some local co-op action or a cross-play online multiplayer session, we’ve got you signed, sealed and delivered.

James gave us his thoughts on Moving Out 2 in his review.

Moving Out 2 is a good game, and I do recommend it, especially with friends or if you’re a parent and want something to enjoy with the younglings. Compared to the first game, the developers have added much more level variety and plenty of variety in gameplay. For me, though, not all of this hit the mark, and I still found the experience at times quite frustrating and not as joyful as the happy characters waddling about on screen. If you played the first game and it didn’t land, then you don’t need to jump into this one. But if you’re new, loved the first game or have friends that want something fun and silly for game night, you shouldn’t be disappointed. If only moving out was this much fun in real life.

En Garde! – August 16th

En Garde! – the swashbuckler action game! Battle graceless guards and nefarious noblemen in fast-paced fights full of spectacle. Use the environment, your wit and your blade to teach them all a lesson!

Kalina reviewed En Garde! and said this in her conclusion:

It was interesting to learn that En Garde! was created as an award-winning student project and then reformed and expanded to remake the game from the ground up. I am a big fan of classic swashbuckling adventures like The Three Musketeers and Zorro. Sadly, it’s not a theme often explored in video games, so I was beyond happy with En Garde! If there is one thing I didn’t like, it was that the story mode was too short for my taste. I can only hope we’ll see more of Adalia in the future.

Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case- August 29th

In this detective adventure game, you will take on the role of the famous detective, Hercule Poirot, as he joins forces with Lloyd’s of London to ensure the transportation, protection, and sale of a valuable painting of Mary Magdalene. The painting is to be the centrepiece of a new exhibit at a London Museum, featuring other works of ecclesiastical art on loan from Brussels.

It’s a seemingly simple task of delivering a painting for an exhibition, but it will be unfortunately stolen during the grand opening.

OU – August 31st

The place is U-chronia, a hazy world that lives in hazy memories of the distant past. OU, a young boy, wakes up in a dried-up riverbed without any memories of his own.

He meets Zarry, an opossum with a flaming tail, who guides him on a journey to discover his story. The Saudage Specter, who haunts the boy; Gemini, who looks just like him; The Weeping Woman, “La Llorona”, who leads him to tragedy. All of them are there to change the Story and how it will end.

A pen-drawn world is reminiscent of the illustrations in children’s literature, accompanied by guitar music ripe with nostalgia for an old hometown.

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