Many Steam users don’t check – or even notice – the majority of Greenlight additions; it’s simply too time-consuming. Hoping to alleviate this problem somewhat, I bring you The Greenlight Groove, showcasing my recommendation(s) from the past week.
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! (“one of the loveliest AGS games ever made” – PC Gamer) was released back in 2007 as a free download. Tens of thousands of downloads later, the low-res graphics don’t really hold up on widescreen monitors. We want to give Spoonbeaks Ahoy a high definition makeover to get it running on current PCs.
In Future Unfolding you explore a surreal, dream-like world that is procedurally generated. You need to solve puzzles and interact with different animals to progress and open up new areas. You can die, but you don’t have any weapons at your disposal, so you need to outsmart or outrun your predators. No handholding or tutorials, you discover everything yourself while you play.
Milkmaid of the Milky Way
Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a classic point-and-click adventure game written in rhyme about a young woman living on a remote farm in 1920’s Norway. Ruth’s parents have passed, work is tough, and mysterious things keep happening.
In this turn-based tactics RPG, you’ll rewrite the history of an ancient Greece transformed by an industrial revolution. Customize your party’s skills and navigate a labyrinthine storyline where your choices affect the path you take, the battles you fight, and the allies you meet along the way.
Die With Glory
Die With Glory is an action packed adventure game with a rich, non-linear storyline where your ultimate goal is to die. Sigurd is the old viking who has been a warrior all his life and has never lost in battle. Now he’s ready to die with glory and go to Valhalla.
Baron Galaxy is a 2D run and gun with procedural generation inspired by classics like Metal Slug, Gunstar Heroes and Contra. The game offers a rapid run and gun experience with a solid combat and tight controls.
Abduction Bit was originally released in 1982 but considerated too realistic (or inconvenient) for publishing it like an arcade game and so to bring it to the masses, this game reveals the truth about alien abduction. Fortunately the SEEP team have found a prototype suite of arcade versions and are working on it, and now you can vote for it on Steam Greenlight! Great, no?
Grab your submarine and head to the deepest, darkest depths of the world! Explore the Abyss as you loot wreckages; earning money for upgrades; and buying sonar, drones and more! Swim with a variety of beautiful and deadly sea life, unlocking new subs, commanding drones and completing tasks to unlock new areas, uncover the mysteries below and face bosses that block your way!
Robin is a free short slice of life vignette that was made to give some visibility to an invisible illness – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or myalgic encephalopathy). Live out three days in the life of Robin, a CFS sufferer, and try to manage your time as best you can. What you decide to do in these days is up to you, but know that there is never such a thing as a perfect ending.