Putt-Putt and Pajama Sam just as hardcore as Dark Souls according to Steam tags

Humongous Entertainment catalog of ‘90s kid-friendly games added to Steam.

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Earlier this week, Tommo Inc. and Night Dive Studios announced that they’re bringing to Steam 28 games from Humongous Entertainment, known for kid-friendly, edutainment and adventure games from the ‘90s.

Some titles like Putt-Putt Joins the Parade, Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds, and Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside, are already available to download, but you’ll be surprised where you’ll find them on Steam.

Some users have tagged the Humongous Entertainment games as “Hardcore” using Steam’s tagging system, meaning they’re now featured alongside games like Dark Souls, DayZ, and Arma III.

While this case is fairly harmless (and funny), it isn’t the first time Steam users have abused the tagging system. Shortly after it was introduced, several users tagged Gone Home with "not a game," Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP with "hipster garbage," and Indie Game: The Movie with "Phil Fish sucks." Valve has since introduced a way to downvote and report offensive tags.

If you’re nostalgic for the Humongous Entertainment games, there are many more coming in the next couple of months. Here’s the Steam release schedule:

April 17

  • Putt-Putt Joins the Parade
  • Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds
  • Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside
  • Spy Fox in: Dry Cereal
  • Putt-Putt and Pep’s Balloon-o-Rama
  • Freddi Fish and Luther’s Maze Madness

May 1

  • Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon
  • Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse
  • Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t so Frightening
  • Spy Fox 2: Some Assembly Required
  • Putt-Putt and Pep’s Dog on a Stick
  • Freddi Fish and Luther’s Water Worries

May 5

  • Putt-Putt Travels through Time
  • Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell
  • Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet
  • Spy Fox 3: Operation Ozone
  • Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear’s Activity Pack

May 29

  • Putt-Putt Enters the Race
  • Putt-Putt Joins the Circus
  • Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch
  • Pajama Sam 4: Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!
  • Spy Fox in: Cheese Chase

June 6

  • Putt-Putt: Pep’s Birthday Surprise
  • Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove
  • Pajama Sam’s Sock Works
  • Spy Fox in: Hold the Mustard
  • Pajama Sam’s Lost & Found

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