While most are probably familiar with Steam’s Greenlight service at this point, I doubt many are aware of exactly how many games are still on it, starving for votes so that one day they too may find their way onto Steam. As such, I’ve decided to put a bunch of them in the spotlight with this article series, in an attempt to help them escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo.
You play as a cat, Bast, running through a dark fantasy world. You’ll be running, jumping and sliding with smooth and precise controls designed to make you feel like a cat. But it won’t be easy. You never know what lies in the shadows. In this dark journey you will face strange creatures and dangerous traps.
Considering how fond people are of Super Meat Boy, I Wanna Be The Guy, VVVVVV and other challenging precision platformers, I’m surprised that this one hasn’t accumulated enough votes yet. It’s got stylish visuals, fast-paced gameplay, a great soundtrack and… get this: you play as a feline (for the most part, anyway)! There are also a handful of levels where you get to mess around with gravity as Bast’s owner, Arielle, instead. These are noticeably slower though, and quite frankly, nowhere near as exciting.
So riddle me this, dear reader: why is A Walk in the Dark still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s been out since December 2012, so lack of availability is certainly not the reason. If you haven’t done so already, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!
A Walk in the Dark is available for Windows from the official website, priced at $6.50 / €5 / £4 and without any DRM.