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Steam has plenty of sales to go around every year, and the digital storefront doesn’t mess around when they include discounts for tons of titles. Starting January 23, 2023, the Steam Base Builder Fest begins, and we’ll list the top games on sale during this event! Keep reading if you want to know the best deals you can get during the Steam Base Builder Fest.

What is the Steam Base Builder Fest?

This limited-time event is Steam’s first genre-specific sale this year. Starting on January 23, 2023, games that belong to the Base Building category are getting their prices slashed. Unlike previous sales, the Base Builder Fest will only run for a week. This means you have until January 30, 2023, before some of the top base-building games return to their original prices.

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  • According to Steam, the Base Builder Fest will feature “discounts and demons on current and upcoming games.” They further entice players by saying the limited-time event focuses on “the spirit of building habitable spaces, whether a single or collection of buildings.”
  • For those unfamiliar with the Base Building category of video games, players usually have the freedom to do whatever they want in these games. Although it is not explicitly stated, base builders require players to have great survival instincts and strategies.
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  • In base builder games, you start from scratch and use a certain number of resources to build either an entire city or even a zoo. This is the part where knowing how to survive is important. You’ll have to make adjustments and sacrifices in order to make your base thrive and run smoothly.
  • Games in this category also include different gimmicks that will challenge how you handle your base. From natural calamities to illnesses, you’ll need to overcome all types of challenges in base-building games.

Games on sale right now

Sales are the best way to do just that if you want to add new titles to your Steam Library. Not only are you able to save on buying games, but you’ll also get to discover more  Here are the top titles on sale right now during the Steam Base Builder Fest:

  1. RimWorld
  2. Cities: Skylines
  3. ARK: Survival Evolved
  4. Raft
  5. Subnautica
  6. Planet Zoo
  7. Fallout 76
  8. Valheim
  9. Oxygen Not Included
  10. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

As you can see from this list, it is a mix of classic and new games under the base builder category on Steam. There are other titles on sale, but these 10 are some of the top rated and top selling games included in the sale.

If you’re looking for some multiplayer fun with friends, Raft is a great choice! In this game, you play as a castaway navigating the dangerous seas while using resources you find to build your raft. The aspect of loneliness is taken away because you can encounter other castaways — the only catch is you don’t know who’s hostile or not.

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On the other hand, you can go with Planet Zoo, Oxygen Not Included, or Cities: Skylines if you want a single-player title. In these games, you manage communities and make sure that your bases are running smoothly.

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Which titles will you be getting during the Steam Base Builder Fest? Or are you going to wait for the next sale on the vast digital storefront? Let us know in the comments below! Until then, stay with us here at Spiel Times for more content.

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