It’s a fact that many Steam users don’t check or even notice most Greenlight additions. There are simply too many, making it rather time-consuming. Hoping to alleviate this problem somewhat, I bring you The Greenlight Groove, featuring my recommendations from the past week!
Keep in mind that those listed below are by no means the only new arrivals, simply those I gave my ‘yes’ vote. With that in mind, would you kindly help make sure none end up as a potential Stuck In Greenlight Limbo candidate, by voting? Oh and do provide their creators with feedback. I’m sure they’ll appreciate anything, as long as it’s expressed properly (please, be nice).
The Enchanted Cave 2 (@dustinaux)
A strange, magical cave with a seemingly endless supply of treasure has been a popular attraction for explorers far and wide. For those willing to risk their life and explore, the cave offers very valuable artifacts and gold for those most capable, as long as the explorer is able to escape before they become too greedy! Monsters are stationary and will defend their treasure with their lives.
Fort Meow (@rhysdee)
You play as Nia, a small girl who is on vacation at her Grandparent’s house. While in the attic you find an interesting looking journal written by your Grandfather. You decide to check it out and open to the first page… Only to be interrupted by CATS! A whole bunch of them. Grandmother seems to have taken up cat collecting in the time you were last here! You take decisive action and build a fort out of furniture to keep them at bay, while you try to decipher the mysterious stories within the book.
Song of the Firefly (@Arpeggio_Games) [Kickstarter]
The apocalypse has left the world barren and broken. Most of humanity has succumbed to the toxic fumes throughout the atmosphere, and the sky is shrouded in dark mist. Samuel and Sarah are two survivors, struggling to stay alive in an unforgiving world. Their survival relies on Sarah’s ingenious gadgets, but when she goes missing, Sam begins a journey in order to rescue her and discover the truth about the past, armed only with a lantern that Sarah left behind, and the advice of the scientist Doctor Williams.
Zotrix is arcade space shooter inspired by early shooter games on arcade machines from 80’s and early 90’s. Designed for all generations it contains missions with nice and colorful enemies while focused on arcade element of the gameplay.
Pixel Galaxy (@SerenityForge) [Kickstarter]
You are a white pixel, and you’re helpless by yourself. All the prettier, more popular pixels can shoot bullets or have special powers. But you can do one thing that’s unique: Latch onto other pixels and use their powers. So, you can either be big or small; powerful or nimble. Just remember, every split-second decision could be your last.
Bit Shifter (@PlasticGamesLLC)
Bit Shifter is a 3D action/strategy game where you fly a hover ship that can pickup and place and heal your robotic soldiers in the war against the virus threatening your PC. It takes place in a futuristic world, inside of your computer, where the viral threat could lead to catastrophic system failure. You play the role of Flash Bios, who pilots a virus fighting vessel called the Scandisc. You must strategically deploy virus fighting robots called Bits, and protect them while they clean up the virus. Where will you put them? Choose wisely because the virus spreads faster down the data paths and if it reaches the Data Stream it will corrupt the whole system!
Let your imagination run free as you try to solve the perspective mysteries that appear in front of you. Think outside the box and enjoy the fun and charm of Miika. Enjoy the weird and colorful world of Miika where everything is possible, so don’t be afraid to take on Miika’s puzzle adventure!
InnerSpace (@polyknightgames) [Kickstarter]
InnerSpace is an exploration flying game currently in development for PC, Mac, and Linux. Set in a world where physics are inverted, the player flies in a spherical world surrounded by water, where gravity falls away from the center. Take the role of an unnamed cartographer to explore the various bubble-worlds, collect relics, and encounter each bubble’s mythical demigod, in order to discover more about the universe, its history, and its future.
Forward to the Sky (@ForwardtotheSky)
Forward to the Sky is a third person action adventure game in the sky tower ruin. You are going to collect all the crystal pieces to connect the story and everything will be revealed once Princess reaches the top level.
Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Video Game
The digital version of Sentinels of the Multiverse plays like a comic book come to life! If you’ve ever turned the page to a climactic battle between Heroes and Villains and thought “I wish I could control this,” then Sentinels is the game for you!
Basement is a drug-dealing strategy/simulation game. You play as a great scientist that has been forced to do not exactly legal stuff underground, as nobody wants to support his idea. Basement is all about management. You build your own enterprise producing several types of drugs. Find the right place, build production rooms, hire workers and security staff, avoid federals and raise the most effective company.
Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome (@nastycloud) [Kickstarter]
Nubarron is a A 2D puzzle-plaformer set in a gorgeous digital-painted fairy tale world. Traverse this forest looking for your missing lucky hat, while not being able to stay still, since Cloud is throwing thunders constantly at you. But don’t be fooled, those same thunders may become pretty useful during your journey.
Anomaly 1729 (@anomaly1729) [Kickstarter]
Anomaly 1729 is a puzzle game like no other. Featuring a unique world-rotation mechanic, you will need to think outside the box in order to guide Ano, a curious entity, through the strange world of Phiohm to uncover its many secrets. What once began as a ambitious university project has flourished into a fully fledged title powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth (@CardboardKeep)
Control a young soldier guided by the Spirit of the Forest, who must restore the balance between mankind and nature. To do this, the Warden Spirit allows you to take the forms of different lost children, called to by the Forest – each bringing with them a unique power.
Candlelight is a 2D platform/puzzle game that puts you in control of the last source of light in the land… a lone, scared, but brave candle. Guide the last surviving candle on a journey to restore light in a land that is filled with many natural and unnatural dangers.
Lynn and the Spirits of Inao (@BloomylightS)
The story takes place on Inao, a beautiful island where humans and spirits used to live in harmony with one another. But for an unknown reason, the usually peaceful spirits suddenly started to torment the inhabitants of the island creating an oppressive climate of fear. You play as Lynn, the young apprentice of the High Priestess of Inao, and begin a fantastic journey through the wildness of the island in order to find the cause of all this turmoil and save the inhabitants of the island.
Refunktion is a first person stealth platformer with exploration and speedrun elements. This is a very challenging game dedicated to the hardcore players. The first episode of the game will be released for free.
Evil Robots From N1M
Explore the alien landscape of N1M, an alien moon deemed forsaken by the aliens and the civilization that mysteriously died there. You are a clean-up agent, a mercenary from Earth on a mission to remove all evidence of an attempt to colonize the nightmarish ruins of a people long extinct in this action platforming adventure. Jump, shoot, phase, upgrade your gear, kill robots, face alien horrors and make things go boom all at the same time.
Bear With Me (@Indiefferent_)
Bear With Me (pun intended!) is inspired by the great point and click classics like Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, that we we still remember dearly. These games were played among generations, and although it´s hard to plan such greatness for a game, Bear With Me seeks to bring you the same quirky humor, strange adventures and noir fun of familiar titles, set in a black and white “horror” atmosphere.
Eclipsed is a Monochromatic Adventure Puzzle Game where the world is filled with darkness with only the light to guide you on your way. In other words, the game has a mechanic that gives it one of those unique tastes. When a part of the world is not lit up, it does not exists. This gives it that unique puzzle solving briliance.