Steam is Celebrating the Lunar New Year 2020 With an Event and Sale on Games

From now until January 27th, 2020, you can save big on select Steam games and collect tokens to use on festive goods for your account. Moreover, you can spend your tokens on coupons for games, Chat Stickers, Chat Effects, Chat Emoticons, Profile Backgrounds and Badges. All of it is adorable themed with rats and cheese as 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

The Chinese Lunar New Year is traditionally a holiday in China to honor the household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors, and to bring family together for feasting. It is customary for elders to give money to children inside a red envelope to pass on a year of good fortune and blessings. Which is why you can open red envelopes on Steam for your daily tokens during their event.

There are 12 Chinese Zodiac animals used to represent years, tied to a myth/legend. The year 2020 is the Year of the Rat and so Steam has some featured games that include rats that I’m really excited to try out! Some games even have in-game events to celebrate this holiday and I’ve picked out my favorite below!

Games with Rats and Sales

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Ratropolis: Get it now for $13.99 CDN at 20% off!
Moss: Get it now for $16.99 CDN at 50% off!
Tooth and Tail: Get it now for $4.83 CDN at 78% off!
Armello: Get it now for $7.99 CDN at 60% off!
A Plague Tale: Innocence: Get it now for $29.99 CDN at 50% off!
Ghost of a Tale: Get it now for $14.49 CDN at 50% off!

Games With Lunar Year Events

These games have either updates or events on Steam that are all about celebrating the Lunar New Year with festive style!

Re: Legend

Build, craft, farm, fish and raise and breed amazing pet companions called Magnus. Developed by Magnus Games Studio and published by 505 Games, Re:Legend is available on Steam Early Access here.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year festival, the developers will be releasing the Pander Isle, a part of the larger Tundra Biome. It will feature a new quest, new fish to catch, new festive hats, and also a brand new Magnus known as Pander. Explore through the Pander Isle to fight and catch the strong Pangilion.

Overcooked 2

Overcooked 2 is one of my favorite frantic cooking couch/online co-ops, developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. It’s available on Steam here and continues to receive paid/free DLC.

The Spring Festival is a free DLC out now to celebrate the Year of the Rat. It includes five new beautiful themed kitchens with pesky dragons, bubbling hot pots and fresh fruit platters as new recipes, and adorable new rat chef and turtle chef! The update will also be available on all console versions.

Two Point Hospital

Two Point Hospital is a cheeky hospital management simulation game, which you can learn more about in my article here. Not only can you save 66% off on the Steam game here, but you can also celebrate Chinese New Year with some lovely new in game items to adorn your hospital!

So far these free new in-game items include: an annoying Lunar Gong and a beautiful golden Ratty statue. You have to keep checking in with the developers to see what they reveal next!

Don’t Starve Together

Don’t Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game Don’t Starve. There’s currently a promotional sale on Steam that includes 2 copies of this expansion for 60% off here.

Not quite a rat and not quite a carrot, Carrat is being celebrated for the Year of the Rat. Many new items and activities have been added as a limited-time in-game event and includes the following:

  • Compete in the cut throat world of Carrat Racing to earn Lucky Gold Nuggets.
  • Build Gyms to train prize Carrats.
  • Construct longer and longer Carrat race courses to raise the stakes.
  • Purchase old and new rewards from the Carrat Shrine, such as Red Firecrackers, Lucky Beast costumes, and the new Floating Lantern.


Automachef is resource management puzzler where you design kitchens and program machinery. It’s developed by Hermes Interactive and published by Team17, and is available on Steam here for 33% off.

The free Automachef Lunar Update is now live and includes new recipes (Kung Pao Chicken, Dumplings Serving, Steamed Rice Serving), a new machine (food steamer), 3 new levels, and several new ingredients.

To check out more great Lunar New Year 2020 specials on Steam, you can go here.

Co-owner of Mojoverse, formally a Canadian retail store selling video game, anime and sci-fi related merchandise, now a website for news and reviews regarding my favorite video games. Aside from my passion for gaming, I also love my partner Mo, my 2 cats, pizza and unicorns.

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