The best free walking sim on Steam right now is Marie’s Room, a short, but interesting look into friendships and the ties that bind.
Back in the day an unlikely high school friendship was formed between Marie and Kelsey. Unlikely since both come from seemingly different backgrounds. Marie had a relatively stable home life living with her father, while Kelsey’s abusive alcoholic mom had her seeking refuge at Marie’s house for a prolonged stay.
Through Kelsey, you are brought back to that time in high school at the threshold of Marie’s room. You are permitted to enter and snoop through Marie’s things to learn of events that unfolded during that time that were tragic and seriously strained the friendship between Kelsey and Marie. Kelsey and this room have all the answers; it’s up to you to discover the clues in Marie’s belongings, including journal entries, that lead to the answers.
What a beautiful game Marie’s Room is; I enjoyed every minute of it. Stylistically, it is reminiscent of Life is Strange or Gone Home. The graphics are bright, and the music ties it all together. It’s very short (30 minutes) and is made to be played in one sitting. The best part is it’s free!
Give Marie’s Room a spin; a very enjoyable experience.