I may not be the biggest supporter of Greenlight, but my beef lies with how Valve launched – and continues to run – the service, rather than the games on it. As such, I was pleased when a total of 14 titles made it through the process yesterday. Why? Well, Steam does tend to help with sales, and when business is good, developers can continue doing what they love; in this case, make games.
Now I could be wrong about this, but I’m fairly certain that this is the biggest batch of games greenlit in a long time, maybe ever. From a zany action platformer (BROFORCE) to a two-button fighter (Divekick) and a disturbing horror title (Among the Sleep), there’s plenty of variety here. Sadly, the majority of them have yet to be released, but that didn’t stop people from voting on them, and I’m sure they’ll all appear on Steam at some point. In the meantime, here are the indies that made it through this round.
- A Hat in Time
- Among the Sleep
- Operation Black Mesa
- Project Awakened
I know, “where’s the 14th game?” Well, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (previously a PS3 exclusive) isn’t exactly ‘indie’, but since I’m looking forward to finally playing that one, it gets a mention outside the list instead.
Even though there are now 14 less titles to vote for on Greenlight, the service is still chock-full of quality entries, seemingly stuck in limbo. Here are some I’d recommend voting on, in no particular order:
Remember: your vote matters!