Daily 20-40 shovelware releases on steam. Waste of time to check upcoming games? This is why I decided to start a topic and share a list of notable upcoming games. This topic has 3 tables, promising upcoming games with "fix" release datums, very promising games without any datum and enjoyable games was released in last 1 month and had at least 60%+ review score.

Missing anything from the list? Contribute to it:-)

Last updates/added games: 14th January
Stronghold warlords was delayed, new release datum: 9th march
Outriders was delayed: new release datum: 1st April
Blue Fire, Everspace 2, Humankind, Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy, Monstrum 2 all has now release datums so moved from 2nd to first table.
Games added to second table: Viking Vengeance, Fallout New Vegas The Frontier,

Last updates/added games: 7th January
HUNTDOWN added to first table. Release: 12th may 2021

Promising upcoming games with exact release datum, ordered based on their closest release datum:

Game Release Time and Genre Steam Price
Fallout New Vegas The Frontier 15th January 2021, Fallout New Vegas Mod "Free", you need to own Fallout New Vegas
EVERSPACE™ 2 2021, Looter Shooter Space Sim €37.99/$39.99/£31.99 (Early Access price, base price will go up upon leaving EA)
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 26th January 2021, JRPG 59.99$ / 59.99EUR
Encodya 26th January 2021, Cyberpunk Point&Click ?
Wonder Cat 27th January, 2021 Difficult? Platformer ?
The Medium 28th January 2021, Horror $49.99 / 41.99€ -10% during prepurchase
Sword of the Necromancer 28th January 2021, Roguelike Dungeon Crawler RPG ?
Disjunction 28th January 2021, Retro Cyberpunk Top-Down ~15$
Monstrum 2 2021, Coop Survival 14.99€ / 17.99$
Blue Fire 4th February 2021, 3+ Hack and Slash Platformer ?
Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy 4th February, Scifi Cartoony Point and click ?
Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition 5th February 2021, Soulslike JRPG PC release 59.99$ / 59.99EUR
Little Nightmares II 11th February 2021, Horror 19.99€ / 19.99$
Lust from Beyond 11th February 2021, Horror ?
Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse Ep2: Caged 22th February 2021(not main focus of dev team so in an endless delay loop), point and click 4.99$ / 4.99€, just a guess, this is the price of first episode
Foregone 1st March 2021, Sidescroller Metroidvania 24.99€ / 29.99$ currently epic store exclusive
Stronghold: Warlords 9th March 2021, RTS 59.99$ / 59.99EUR
OUTRIDERS 1st April 2021, 1-3 Coop Looter Shooter ?
HUMANKIND 22nd April 2021, Strategy 59.99$ / 59.99€ -17% during prepurchase
NieR Replicant 23th April 2021, JRPG 59.99$ / 59.99EUR
Divisadero 6th May 2021, Crime-detective, narrative point and click? ?
HUNTDOWN 12th May 2021, Cyberpunk Side Scroller 19.99$ / 19.99€ currently epix exclusive
Back 4 Blood 22th June 2021, Coop FPS 59.99€ / 59.99$

Promising upcoming games without exact release datum, in alphabetical order:

Game Release Time Steam Price
3 Minutes to Midnight™ - A Comedy Graphic Adventure 2021, Comedy Point and click ?
A Tale of Paper 2021, puzzle platformer) ?
Afterlight 2021, puzzle adventure(platformer?) ?
Airhead 2021, puzzle platformer) ?
Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms 2021, CRPG ?
Alaskan Truck Simulator 2021, Driving Sim ?
ANNO: Mutationem 2021, Cyberpunk 2D platformer ?
Atomic Heart 20??, Horror FPS ?
The Artful Escape 2021, Story Rich Psychedelic Exploration ?
The Ascent 2021, Top-down Cyberpunk Action RPG ?
ASYLUM 20??, Horror ?
Backbone 2021, Detective Noir Point and click ?
BIOMUTANT 2021, RPG ?
Black Book 2021, RPG with card based battles ?
Black Skylands 2020, Top-down shooter ?
Brassheart 2021, Point and click ?
Buildings Have Feelings Too! 202X, City Managment ?
Bum Simulator 2021, SIM ?
Carnival Hunt Q3 2020, MP Survival Horror ?
Cartel Tycoon 2021, Economy Sim + City/base builder ?
Chinatown Detective Agency Early 2021, Cybernoir detective point and click ?
Circuit Superstars 2021, Retro Sport Racing ?
City Eye 2021, Monitoring Sim ?
Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit 2021, Puzzle Point&Click ?
Classified Stories 2021, Detective Mystery Puzzle ?
Coffee Noir - Business Detective Game Q4 2020, Detective VN + Business simulator ?
Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role Playing Game 2021, Turn Based Strategy ?
Conan Chop Chop 2020, Rogueelite Hack and Slash ?
Contraband Police Q1 2021, Automobile Sim ?
CountryBalls Heroes 2020, City Builder Turn Based Strategy ?
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients TBA, Horror ?
Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse 2020, Dark comedy Point&Click ?
Cyberpunk Bar Sim October, Sim ?
Dark Envoy 2021, Steampunk CRPG ?
The Darkest Tales 2021, Platformer ?
Darkside Detective : Season 2 2020, Point and click ?
Dead Static Drive 2020, Grand Theft Cthulhu ?
Death Trash 2021, CRPG ?
DEATHLOOP May 2021, FPS 59.99$ / 59.99€
Dice Legacy 2021, Dice Based City Survival-Builder ?
Distant Kingdoms 202?, City Builder ?
The Drifter 202X, Point&Click Thriller ?
Dolmen 2021, Soulslike ?
Don't Forget Me 2021, Cyberpunk Point and Click ?
Dream Engines: Nomad Cities 2021, City Builder Automaton Tower Defense ?
Duel Arms ????, Platformer, 2D Fighting ?
Dustborn 202X, Comcbookstyle Story driven action game ?
Dying Light 2 2021, Open World, SP-Coop Parkour-FPS ?
Eastward 202X, Pixel RPG ?
Eldest Souls 2021, Soulslike, Hack and Slash ?
Emily is Away <3 2020-21, Story game ?
Evil West 2021, Story Rich Action Game 39.99$ / 39.99€
Exodus: Rising 2021, Older graphic style RPG ?
Exo One 2021, Exploration ?
The Fabled Woods 2021, Walking Simulator Dark Thriller ?
fault - SILENCE THE PEDANT 202X, Visual Novel ?
Figment: Creed Valley 2021, Surreal Puzzle ?
Gamedec 2021, Cyberpunk Story Rich Isometric RPG ?
Genesis Noir 2021, Noir Adventure ?
Giants Uprising 2021, Hack and Slash ?
Gladiator Guild Manager 2021, Strategy-Managment, free prologue available on steam with 750+ 95% reviews ?
Gravewood High 2021, "infinitely replayable stealth horror" ?
Halo Infinite 2021, Open World FPS ?
The Hand of Merlin 2020, Turn-base Strategy RPG ?
Hell Architect 2020, "city" builder ?
Hermodr 202X, Old School FPS ?
Hitchhiker - A Mystery Game 2021, Mystery Adventure ?
Hollow Knight: Silksong 2021, ?
House Flipper City 2020, "Base Building" Simulation ?
HUMANKIND 2021, Strategy 59.99$ / 59.99€ -17% during prepurchase
Hush Hush 2020, Visual Novel ?
Impostor Factory 2020, Story Rich Emotional RPG ?
Inkulinati 2021, Medieval Strategy ?
Junkyard Simulator 2020Q4, Sim/Management 19.99$ (just a guess based on the price of other similar sims published by same publisher)
Just Die Already 2020, MP old people mayhem sandbox ?
King's Bounty II 2021, Turn Based Strategy RPG ?
KROTRUVINK 2020, Surreal Puzzle ?
Lake 2021, Story Rich Comedy Walking Simulator ?
The Last Campfire 2021, Story rich Puzzle ?
The Last Crown: Blackenrock 202?, Point&Click Psychological Horror ?
Last Stop 2020, Supernatural Story Rich Exploration ?
Life on the hook 2020? Story Rich Walking Simulator ?
Lost in Sky: Violent Seed 2020, Sci-Fi 2D Action Platformer ?
Lunacy: Saint Rhodes 2020, Story Rich Mystery-Puzzle Horror ?
Make Your Kingdom Q4 2020, City Builder ?
Maneater ????, Underwater Survival Epic Exclusive atm
Manor Lords TBA, Medieval City Builder ?
Minute of Islands 2021, Surreal puzzle platformer ?
Monorail Stories 2021, Point and click ?
Monster Harvest 202?, Farming Sim + Creature Collector ?
Moon Village 2020? Sim ?
Mr.Pepper 2020, Base building resource+time managment ?
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020, Sim ?
Mutropolis 2020, Point and click ?
Nemezis: Mysterious Journey III 2021, Puzzle ?
New World Spring, 2021, MMO 39.99$ / 39.99EUR
Of Bird and Cage 2021 music-based action adventure ?
Omno 2021 March/April, Puzzle Platformer ?
Once Upon A Time In Roswell 2021, Detective Horror ?
Open Roads 2021, Annapurna Exploration ?
ORX TBA Tower Defense Card Game combo ?
Papetura 2021, Point&Click ?
Paradise Lost 2020, Nonlinear Exploration-walking sim ?
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory 2020?, CRPG ?
The Path of Calydra 2021, 3D Platformer ?
Potion Permit 2021, Farming Sim ?
Prehistoric Kingdom Q2 2021, Prehistoric Zoo Simulator ?
Priest Simulator 2021, Sim ?
Ragtag Crew 2020-21, Roguelite turn based strategy RPG ?
The Red Solstice 2: Survivors 2021, RTS- TopDown Shooter ?
The Riftbreaker 2021, Base Building Survival Tower Defense ?
Road 96 2021, story rich procedurally generated road trip ?
Rustler (Grand Theft Horse) 2021, TopDown Shooter ?
Scorn 2021? FPS ?
Season 2021, Story Rich Exploration/walking sim ?
Shadow Warrior 3 2021, FPS 59.99$ / 59.99EUR
Silent Night 2020, Puzzle-Mystery Horror ?
Siralim Ultimate 2021, Creature Collector Dungeon Crawler RPG 19.99$ / 19.99EUR
The Slormancer 2020, Pixel Dungeon Crawler RPG 15$ on full release in 2021, lower during eary access
SMALLAND 2021, Open World Survival Craft ?
Snowtopia: Ski Resort Tycoon 2021, Management Sim, Free Demo available ?
Spacebase Startopia 2021 Spring, Empire building SIM+RTS 49.99$ / 49.99EUR -10% during prepurchase
Spire of Sorcery 2021, Card Battler RPG ?
Starbase 2020? 30-40$
Starmancer 2021 Sci-fi Base Building ?
Strangeland 2021 Q1 Surreal Story Rich Point and Click ?
Stray 2021 Annapurna Cat adventure in a cyberpunk world ?
Subverse 202? Q1 Pron Mass Effect ?
Syberia: The World Before 2021 Point and click Puzzle ?
Tales of Tomorrow: Experiment 2020 Puzzle ?
TOHU 202X Hand Drawn Point&Click ?
Trans-Siberian Railway Simulator 2020-21 Train Sim ?
Trash Sailors 2021 Coop survival comedy ?
Twelve Minutes 2020 Story Rich Interactive Puzzle Thriller ?
Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 2021 Fishing Sim ?
Ultra Strangeness 2020? Surreal Point&Click Puzzle ?
Undungeon 2021? ARPG ?
Undying 2021 Post apocalyptic story rich top down survival ?
Uragun 2020, top-down shooter ?
Valheim 2021, Open world survival craft ?
Vampire: The Masquerade® - Bloodlines™ 2 2021, Vampire Horror RPG 59.99$ / 59.99€
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021, Turn Based Strategy 39.99$ / 39.99€ -15% during prepurchase
Watch Over Christmas 2020?, Cartoony Point and click ?
Whateverland 2021, Point&click ?
Where Cards Fall 2021, Puzzle ?
Viking Vengeance 2021, Rogue-lite Dungeon Crawler ARPG ?
The Wild Case 2020?, Mystery Point and click ?
Zoria: Age of Shattering 2021, CRPG ?

Already released in past 1 month and have at least 60%+ review score, ordered from oldest to the newest release:

Game Release Time Steam Price
Fireworks Mania - An Explosive Simulator 17th December, Fireworkd simulator 11.99$ / 9.99EUR
Ancient Cities 17th December, Survival City Builder 49.99$ / 39.99€
Yaga 12th January 2021, Hack and Slash RPG 20.99€/24.99$-40% during first week currently epic store exclusive
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Several good ones there, but I am so incredibly looking forward to getting Mount & Blade 2, Resident Evil 3, and Hellpoint.

9 months ago
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ITTA is a late april release I'm personally quite looking forward to, it'll be $14,99.
Also on the Humble Store, so 20% off with an active Humble Choice Sub.

9 months ago
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thanks, added it. The price will show steam prices.

9 months ago
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little bump for ITTA

So far I think I'm slightly more than halfway through and as an absolute noob in bullet-hell games, it's quite forgiving so far. I like the story and exploration, it's a short game, but I'm happy with my purchase for now, - just really hope they add screenshot compatibility at some point.

8 months ago
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I found this one, looks quite interesting.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/746850/Cloudpunk/

9 months ago
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thanks, added it.

9 months ago
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I personally liked Oneiros, for that price quite a quality product, with decent voice acting and awesome music. PCgamer also recommends it from last week releases:
https://www.pcgamer.com/five-new-steam-games-you-probably-missed-march-30-2020/
I created an achievement guide for it on steam, perfection isn't hard at all and could be done in one walkthrough. The guide include a walkthrough too if you get stuck on some puzzles. The best part of the game? You can watch five different old B movies in the 6 cinema rooms in chapter 4, that was amazing:-) I spent some time to watch the 2 SCI-FI ones:-)

+HYPE: Bannerlord release today, loved the first game, but I'll wait for the full game, not buying it on Early Access.

9 months ago
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Mount & Blade Bannerlords and Horizon Zero Dawn (summer 2020) are the two games this year that I am most hyped for.

9 months ago
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Hellpoint delayed to Q2, Xcom Chimera Squad suddenly showed up as an upcoming game. It should be on the list so added it:-)

9 months ago
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Added The Shattering as an upcoming game as suddenly showed up as new game release and looks interesting.
Today game release:
Devious Dungeons 2
Hero of the Kingdom Lost Tales 1

I Will check upcoming games of May this weekend, so I can edit the topic.

I played Hero of the Kingdom already as it was offered to my curator channel. This episode returns to its roots. It is more like the original 1+2 instead of following the resource hunting and skill leveling path of Episode 3. My detailed review will be on steam right after the game available (it not will be linked here as that count advertising). If you liked 1+2 then you will like this one too. Length of the game: 3-4hours.

8 months ago*
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Topic updated with many more upcoming games, more to come. Feel free to share if you found something nice and you want to be on the list.

8 months ago
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Help Will Come Tomorrow is released now. I played it, made some short video about its content, what I can't link to this topic. But I can share opinion:-) It is very hard to survive, easy to die, even on the easiest difficulty. Feels a bit overpriced, but it is indeed interesting and I would rename harder difficulties to: Death Will Come Tomorrow:-D It will be challenging to get all achievements because I am on 9/26 after finishing the game and not managed to unlock the whole story of any of the character. 100% will be rough.

8 months ago
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Many interesting games were released yesterday and one more will unlock today. I went for Cloudpunk, I love it so far. An awesome fix if you sad about Cyberpunk 2077 delay and you need your cyberpunk+sci-fi fix. I might go for new XCOM after that as it is bloody cheap with the -50% starter sale (discount might be because owning XCOM1 and XCOM2?)

Desperados 3 got a release date yesterday, so landed on the list.

8 months ago
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Can you let me know when We Love Katamari makes the list?

8 months ago
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I never heard about that game but google says it is an old game, not an upcoming game. I also check upcoming games only on steam, but if there is any promising game on another platform with fix release date then I would be happy to add them to this list if someone gets the game and its release time to my attention.

8 months ago
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6 new upcoming games (with fix release datum) added:
Hydroneer
Dark Light
Starship EVO
Wildfire
F1® 2020
Ary and the Secret of Seasons

Want something on the list? Let me know if any other promising upcoming game is around with a somewhat fixed release datum.

8 months ago
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Last update: 8th May
New games added:
Total Tank Simulator
Crucible
Timelie
Space Haven
Monster Train
Those Who Remain

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Last update: 16th May
New games added:
Crusaders Kings III
Neversong
Family Man
Poly Bridge 2
SKYHILL: Black Mist
The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes
Barn Finders

Released games since last update:
Virtuaverse 92% of 101 reviews positive

8 months ago
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Well, i hope this topic still helps some to get informed about upcoming games, or not, i still do it for myself:-)

7 months ago
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3 big, 4 indie promising title released yesterday, today 3 small indie games, they looks interesting, anyone planing to buy any of it? I thinking about The Academy, if it will have an ok indie price and once some useful informative review available

6 months ago
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Thanks

6 months ago
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Today is the release of The Secret Government, strategy-grand strategy game with political-economy sim.
Looks promising, but the question is: will it be actually ok game or just a barebone EarlyAccess test project which abandoned if not enough early adopters?
The promising part: It has a roadmap...

6 months ago
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It sounds promising. I loved Shadow President but haven’t found another game which has scratched the same itch. Thanks for drawing attention to it; hopefully it’ll turn out well.

6 months ago
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I had to google Shadow President, pretty old game:-) YW, hopefully Secret Government will be ok, it has potential, we will see:-)

6 months ago
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Got heavy rain and the port was awful. Game keeps crashing and had to play on low settings despite having above recommended specs. I had to refund

6 months ago
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Hmm, reviews are 88% positive, are you sure your drivers were up to date? With common performance issues review ratio would be much lower. But it is true, PC ports of console games about 80-90% of the cases are terrible.

6 months ago
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everything is up to date. I even optimised the game with nvidia and it makes the game run at 8-10 fps. I have to set everything at low. my specs are 9th gen i7, gtx 1880ti, 16GB ram, so it's the game.

6 months ago
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Cyberpunk 2077 releases Nov 19 for me, it says Nov 20 in your table :)

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recently changed it from the september release date as it was delayed again, guess i misstyped it, thanks for taking it to my attention:-)

6 months ago
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Paper Dolls 2 revealed release time in last 24h so that changed to the next upcoming "promising" game. 1 is on -50% during summer sale which is a more suitable price based on the length of the game. That game has a walkthrough video and achievement guide from me on steam:-)

Added genre to every single game, if you think one of it not very well described, please let me know.

More update will come today evening, i plan to add more promising game, even if they dont have fix release date, but they will be at the bottom of the list until they get fix release datum. Do you have any suggestion what should be added as looks a promising game? Let me know, if the answer is yes:-)

6 months ago
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Paper Dolls 2 got released at friday, 74% ish review value which is ok for these kind of games. Unfortunatly, unlike for the first one, no achievement guide from me on this, based on the first game i would have purchased only for aroun 9-10eur only as first was a bit too short for higher price, guess this similar to that one.

Next promising upcoming game is a F2P clicker: Soda Dungeon 2

Added a few more upcoming games with fix release datum or nearly fix (month).

6 months ago
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Few interesting indie game releases today. I'll play Dead Age 2 from those, and "once" the new Artifex Mundi HoG. Beyond a Steel Sky looks also very interesting. Paws and Soul was on my radar for a long time but i tried the First Steps demo and i found controls bad, it might be changed a bit for the full game.

6 months ago
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Creaks, The Feud and Necrobarista was released yesterday, today's new promising game release: Röki

5 months ago
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Röki is a brilliant game well worth purchasing.

5 months ago
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yeah, seen your review already, quite good:-) added to wishlist and waiting for -50% which is a suitable west EU region price for East Europeans:-)

5 months ago
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I can't believe no one mentioned Carrion yet. I had the pleasure of playing the demo during one of the recent steam festivals and it was ridiculously good. And it's out today.

5 months ago
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I saw the same concept of you play as the villain in The Dweller, but that's a puzzle game instead.

5 months ago
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thanks, when i check for upcoming games i choose for steam to show unfiltered list but this game was still not visible, clearly an interesting game, added, but moved instantly to the "released in previous 1 month part", and this is why i hope someone (like you now) post missed interesting new games, if anyone know any:-)

5 months ago
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Destroy all Humans, Grounded and Maid of Sker release today, all looks interesting and nice games.
They ninjareleased Othercide one day earlier what i missed:-(

Tomorrow:
Wind Peaks which is literally Hidden Folks in color gameplaywise, but with less people and focusing on finding items so you can progress on story with them. Store page mentions 1h gameplay time, that is wrong, it takes much longer to find the items. Tooltip say 29th, counter says 30th, so it might be on the day after tomorrow.
Cardaclysm: promising card game, might be flop, might be successful.

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