Steam Next Fest, Valve’s week-long celebration of upcoming PC games on its platform, has landed, with a whole host of free demos to dip into in tow. Among these is Len’s Island – a gorgeous dungeon crawler with farming sim and base building elements that looks like it’ll have big appeal to fans of Stardew Valley and Hades alike.
Len’s Island takes you to a faraway town with nothing but a handful of tools and your wits about you, as you set about building yourself a home on a lovely little island nearby. The game mixes a bunch of elements, with an emphasis on exploring the zones beneath your island home and battling the beasties within. “Len’s Island is a fast-paced, skill-driven dungeon crawler with a strong focus on engaging a wide range of combat types and loadout combinations,” developer Flow Studio explains.
Screenshots reveal dark, ancient chambers filled with strange, glowing monsters lurking in the shadows, as well as booby traps and tricky terrain to overcome. It looks like you’ll go in armed with a torch and melee weapon, so it seems we can expect some close-quarters combat with these critters, alongside some of those other combat styles mentioned.