Best Design & Illustration Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,791 Design & Illustration games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Design & Illustration game rankings were last updated on 5/20/2024.

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1. Wallpaper Engine

Use stunning live wallpapers on your desktop. Animate your own images to create new wallpapers or import videos/websites and share them on the Steam Workshop!

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Wallpaper Engine holds the #1 spot for "best Design & Illustration game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 777,923 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 762,745 positive reviews and 15,178 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Wallpaper Engine on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 11/16/2018
Developer Wallpaper Engine Team
Publisher Wallpaper Engine Team
Steam App Id 431960

2. Aseprite

Aseprite is a pixel-art tool to create 2D animations, sprites, and any kind of graphics for games.

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Aseprite has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,463 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,309 positive reviews and 154 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Aseprite on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/22/2016
Developer David Capello
Publisher Igara Studio
Steam App Id 431730

3. Blender

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. Free to use for everyone, for any purpose.

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Blender has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 57,562 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 55,640 positive reviews and 1,922 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Blender on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 4/24/2015
Developer Blender Foundation
Publisher Blender Foundation
Steam App Id 365670

4. Virtual Cottage

Virtual Cottage gives you a comfy place to rest and be productive without any distractions. Open the game, set yourself a goal and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Virtual Cottage has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,208 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,007 positive reviews and 201 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Virtual Cottage on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/7/2020
Franchise DU&I
Developer DU&I
Publisher DU&I
Steam App Id 1369320

5. Monument Valley: Panoramic Edition

Embark on a journey of forgiveness through impossible environments and illusionary puzzles. Experience this meditative and calming puzzle game by manipulating monuments and creating evolving paths to explore new, surreal, and mysterious worlds.

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Monument Valley: Panoramic Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,810 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,751 positive reviews and 59 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Monument Valley: Panoramic Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 7/12/2022
Developer ustwo games
Publisher ustwo games
Steam App Id 1927720

6. Hidden Folks

Search for hidden folks in hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscapes. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles! Rooooaaaarrrr!!!!!

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Hidden Folks has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,952 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,655 positive reviews and 297 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/15/2017
Developers
Publisher Adriaan de Jongh
Steam App Id 435400

7. SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator

A unique artist sim game with realistic paint mixing, physics and numerous painting tools. Upgrade and customize your studio, complete tasks, sell and expose art, buy instruments and get famous!

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SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,955 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,860 positive reviews and 95 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 10/13/2022
Franchise HypeTrain Digital
Developer Goose Minded
Publisher HypeTrain Digital
Steam App Id 1293180

8. I commissioned some bees 0

Play for free! I paid artists to hide bees in 10 pieces of artwork. Can you find them all? Warning: Relaxing.

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I commissioned some bees 0 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,046 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,944 positive reviews and 102 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 1/12/2023
Developer Follow The Fun
Publishers
Steam App Id 2250060

9. Spirit City: Lofi Sessions

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions is a gamified focus tool, set to a soothing lofi soundtrack. Discover and collect Spirits, customize your cozy virtual space, and facilitate your real-life tasks with a collection of handy features designed to improve concentration and ease stress.

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Spirit City: Lofi Sessions has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,485 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,390 positive reviews and 95 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Spirit City: Lofi Sessions on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 4/8/2024
Developer Mooncube Games
Publisher Mooncube Games
Steam App Id 2113850

10. Coloring Game 2

Coloring Game 2 is a sequel of the existing color-by-number game which so many users have liked. The sequel features new options and images.

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Coloring Game 2 has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Design & Illustration games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,358 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,257 positive reviews and 101 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Coloring Game 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/10/2020
Franchise L. Stotch
Developer L. Stotch
Publisher L. Stotch
Steam App Id 1216200

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Wallpaper Engine steam charts
41,725
11/16/2018
97
$3.99
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Aseprite steam charts
4,658
2/22/2016
97
$19.99
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Blender steam charts
8,542
4/24/2015
95
Free
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Virtual Cottage steam charts
534
10/7/2020
95
Free
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Monument Valley: Panoramic Edition steam charts
27
7/12/2022
94
$7.99
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Hidden Folks steam charts
7
2/15/2017
94
$14.99
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SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator steam charts
20
10/13/2022
94
$24.99
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I commissioned some bees 0 steam charts
12
1/12/2023
94
Free
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Spirit City: Lofi Sessions steam charts
1,523
4/8/2024
93
$11.99
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Coloring Game 2 steam charts
33
1/10/2020
93
Free
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House Flipper steam charts
1,784
5/17/2018
93
$24.99
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ShareX steam charts
2,749
10/2/2015
92
Free
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Pixel Studio - pixel art editor steam charts
155
12/25/2019
92
Free
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Krita steam charts
510
6/10/2014
92
$9.99
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Stream Avatars steam charts
1,250
7/26/2017
91
$14.99
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VRoid Studio v1.28.1 steam charts
463
12/23/2020
91
Free
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RPG Maker VX Ace steam charts
163
12/10/2012
91
$69.99
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Coloring Game 3 steam charts
30
4/17/2020
91
Free
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Tormentum - Dark Sorrow steam charts
3
3/4/2015
90
$11.99
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Crosshair X steam charts
21,755
8/17/2020
90
$7.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Steam Store. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Wallpaper Engine on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 5). Aseprite on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Blender on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). Virtual Cottage on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Monument Valley: Panoramic Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Hidden Folks on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 27). SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 4). I commissioned some bees 0 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Spirit City: Lofi Sessions on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 6). Coloring Game 2 on Steam. Steam Store.

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