Did you know that on average, more than two dozen games are submitted to Greenlight each week? In trying to make navigating so many new arrivals easier, I decided to create The Greenlight Groove, featuring a list of my recommendations.
While I’m still not entirely convinced that Valve has fixed Greenlight, it has been in much worse shape, with ‘joke additions’ being few and far between. Does that mean it’s all good stuff now? Hardly. Are my picks the only interesting additions to Greenlight this past week? Heck no! These are simply the ones I might one day buy from Steam and play (hence, “recommendations”). But enough of that. Would you kindly help make sure none of these ends up as a pick for Stuck In Greenlight Limbo? Either by voting or by providing their creators with some feedback.
Attractio is an indie first-person puzzle game developed with the GC Engine (GameCoder Studios’ in-house engine) where the player has to solve challenging puzzles manipulating gravity. These puzzles challenge the usual way of thinking about physics and gravity. In Attractio each object has its own gravity direction which can be changed by the player.
Through a series of small, hand-crafted scenarios that are bound together with a wordless, animated story, players re-capture their own chess pieces after a devastating invasion, and learn how each piece moves as a result. But just when their army is assembled, the stakes are raised, and the tale becomes an epic journey.
Ikaruga is a vertical shoot ’em up that features an unique polarity-switching gameplay.
Switch the ship’s polarity and “get hit and absorb” enemy bullets!
Achieve High Score with the chain bonus!
Project Root is a shoot’em up, where the player’s abilities are the determining factor. Project Root is a game, for players that like a challenge, players will put their reflexes, maneuver and strategic capabilities to the test.
Proxy Blade is a an action game created around an unique and intricate combat design. If you like Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry, Bayonetta and such, chances are you will enjoy Proxy Blade.
You will have to think fast to defeat the different enemies of this game. Parrying, using your boost and being creative with your combos are essential tools to your survival. Mastering Proxy Blade will require both your wits and reflexes.
Your colonists are not professional settlers – they’re crashlanded survivors from a passenger liner destroyed in orbit. You can end up with a nobleman, an accountant, and, a housewife. You’ll acquire more colonists by capturing them in combat and turning them to your side, buying them from slave traders, or taking in refugees. So your colony will always be a motley crew.
Sky Nations is a multiplayer sandbox game set in a world of floating islands and air ships. Players can construct air ships as they adventure across procedural maps full of different islands and structures. Each island type containing different materials and loot which can be crafted into useful items for your ship and character. Players can band together to form Nations in order create bases and fleets of ships cooperatively and fight in large scale battles with other Nations and lone pirates.
A journey inside your social fears in the form of a puzzle platform. A logic circuit simulator. A symmetric experience on black and white, in which solid and hollow lose their meanings.
Explore the world that Josh, a teenage boy affected by social anxiety disorder, created to stay away from the other people, and help him take the right path to overcome his phobia.
The game will feature a level editor, and a “shared world”, in where you can send your level and connect them with other player’s level.
The Asskickers is a satirical re-imagination of the 2D arcade beat’em up.
Join Alex, Diane and Marcus in their action-packed and tongue-in-cheek journey through the heart of the modern urban and corporate jungles. Wrongly accused, our three heroes will stand up to a corrupt political and financial elite and make white-collar criminals discover the lost art of asskicking.
The Last Cargo
The story of The Last Cargo is the result of the experience of a man exposed to the debilitating power of religious indoctrination. Fighting dogma and your own fears becomes the plot of a survival game. You find yourself in a mysterious place, and with every floor you discover the purpose for which it was built.
Wetware is a single-player cyberpunk strategy game that places you in control of a megacorporate network. Hire elite hackers to attack other networks, steal information, crash their nodes and protect your assets. Get involved in corporate espionage, corrupt officials and prying journalists. Carve out a networked empire, neutralize your competition and dominate the Net.