Happy holidays to all the Techraptor readers joining us for this week’s State of the Game! Today we’ll be taking a look at the games released on Steam between the 4th and 11th of December this year. This week was an unseasonably active one with quite a few titles making a splash, pushing the top level stats even further beyond those we saw last week. Whilst I’m skeptical that we’ll continue to see this as we get closer to the holiday break it just goes to show that the right games will do well regardless of release date.

Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator, which comes to us care of the same developer responsible for the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise, takes out this week’s top spot. That probably tells you all you need to know about this particular game, even if the store page would have you believe otherwise. This new game didn’t spark renewed interest in the previous titles however so it’s unlikely anyone fell for their ruse.

Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy, the latest frustration simulator that’s been doing the rounds on YouTube, came in at second this week. The developer behind this title is also the one to bring us other hilariously frustrating games like QWOP, GIRP and CLOP although this is the first title he has brought to Steam.

Spellforce 3 also debuted this week with a relatively strong showing. It’s managed to maintain its player base well past the typical “2-week slump” that many titles see, showing that the title has some staying power. The average recent play time has also been steadily climbing as well, meaning that many players are coming back to the game numerous times over the past couple weeks. Considering how long it has been since the last installment in the series it’s commendable to see the latest release do so well.


David Klemke

State of the Game

David is the writer of the "State of the Game" series - a weekly look at the statistic behind the most popular games being played.