This year’s Steam Summer Sale has ended, so say goodbye to all deals. But say hello to some odd-looking art! After the sale ends, an artist at Valve is free to share all the fake video game base art and covers he helped create that were hidden in Steam’s massive digital catalog as part of the sale’s scavenger hunt. Sure, the games are fake, but I want to play most of them.
It was created by the art of non-existent video games Valve developer Claire Hummel. worked in games like Half-Life: Alyx and Westworld Awakening VR. Now that the Steam sale is over and the associated time travel event is over, Hummel shared on Twitter all the cool covers he’s made for different fake games spanning different genres.
For example, here is what appears to be a fishing game about not being able to catch fish. I would play it.
And here are some basic arts for a game to help a very important king go to the toilet. Yes, I would play that too.
According to Hummel, the idea behind the art was to make it look “relatively believable” so it would blend in with the thousands of other games on Steam. However, the art and game names are so weird that you might see something “a little weird at second glance”.
Various game names and ideas Created by Eric Wolpaw and Jay Pinkerton, longtime Valve writers. After Hummel had a fake game name, he started creating art for it.
“I just tried to match their energy in the final art,” Hummel said on Twitter. “It’s a lot of fun trying to create reasonably polished logos in different styles/genres.”
This process has led to some very strange, but also very interesting fake video games. Like, who wouldn’t want to see at least one trailer Custard Castle Small Claims Court?
Hummel shared on Twitter that creating all these fictional video games from the future is “a lot of work,” but it’s still fun to do.
“I hope everyone enjoyed finding each of these as much as we did making them.”