Games abound, A new Greenlight voting queue for August 2 to 4, 2015.

It is time. And by that I mean I’m sorting through another queue of video games that have been posted to Steam Greenlight in search of votes. Of course these posts can’t go by without me mentioning the rules I used to help me judge the games posted.

Rules:

  • The game must have a trailer.
  • Since I can only read English, a game must have an English translation on the Greenlight page.
  • A game cannot look like a joke submission.
  • The game must look ready for Greenlight.
  • Lastly, any game that has been reposted to Greenlight that I’ve talked about in a previous post; will not be included in this one.

And in case it needs mentioning, this listing is for games posted between August 2 to 4, 2015.

Back to the interesting stuff Games:

Title: Icarus.1

Genre: Puzzle

Art Style: 3D Space station

Synopsis: A space station with the job of collecting minerals from outlying planets lost contact with everyone, its crew missing in action. The whole thing was covered up and forgotten about. Sam however doesn’t care about all of that. He wants the cargo aboard the station.

Opinion: The trailer looks nice but I’m not feeling like this would be a game I would play.

Trailer:

Title: Tiny Little Bastards

Genre: Platfromer, RPG

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller Hand Drawn

Synopsis: Viking Ivarr loves his beer and his tavern, but then tiny creatures; goblins, ransack and steal his stuff. Now he’s on a crusade to get his stuff back.

Opinion: The story is a little cliche, but the action looks good in the trailer and as long as it is fun most complaints can be overlooked.

Trailer:

Title: Distraint

Genre: Horror, Puzzle

Art Style: 2D Pixel Side Scroller

Synopsis: You play as the young man Price who in order to gain a partnership in a company you seize the property of a little old lady. His story of sadness and regrets follows.

Opinion: The way the characters move and look gives them a very creepy I don’t like it at all.

Trailer:

Title: Dark Storm VR Missions

Genre: Shooter, FPS

Art Style: 3D World Arena

Synopsis: Based off of the game Dark Storm, you take on VR missions, similar to those found in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.

Opinion: It seems kind of odd to separate the main game and VR missions to me.

Trailer:

Title: SpaceJammers

Genre: Shooter, RPG

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: A top down shooter, shoot’em up with up to four players and rogue like elements. You play as space pirate kittens a rock band that’s kittens. You need to attack spaceships to get the money to continue your crazy rock tour.

Opinion: Odd story with a crazy trailer.

Trailer:

Title: Naval Battle Simulator

Genre: Simulation, Strategy

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: Based on World War 2 ships, you strategize and attack enemy vessels while commanding your ships. You’ll have to keep a watchful eye on how they’re doing as even the most minor of damage will cause problems.

Opinion: It looks good and has a bit of a classic war board game feel to it. It will not be like a World of Warships type game, it will concentrate on movement and strategy.

Trailer:

Title: Meg 9: Lost Echoes

Genre: Shooter, Strategy

Art Style: 3D Open World using Unreal 4 Engine

Synopsis: The company Horizons has disappeared in the hostile environment Probability Aperture. When a lone robot sends out a distress signal you take control of a heavily armed Rig a 10-ton remote operated vehicle. All to find out what has happened.

Opinion: I wish the trailer had shown more I didn’t get much of a sense of how vehicle combat was going to play out.

Trailer:

Title: BadBlood

Genre: Arcade, Adventure

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: A multiplayer game built for two players, one hides and the other attempts to find them.

Opinion: Screen cheating is considered fair game in this game, which is interesting as most people frown on such stuff. I’m not a big fan of the way it looks.

Trailer:

Title: Bounce That Ball

Genre: Arcade

Art Style: 3D Pong Tube

Synopsis: A pong inspired game where you bounce a ball back and forth until it gets by either you or your opponent.

Opinion: A tough game to sell.

Trailer:

Title: Alchemic Jousts

Genre: Strategy

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller

Synopsis: A game that makes you build elemental forces to take on an enemy who does the same. Based on there attack cycle you must figure out how to respond by adding elemental force together or sending out an elemental that can beat the enemy by itself.

Opinion: It looks cute and fun.

Trailer:

Title: War Pig

Genre: Shooter, Platformer, Strategy

Art Style: 2D Arena Battle

Synopsis: You have an army of pigs facing off against another army of pigs on the same ground. Take them out by any means possible.

Opinion: Yes it looks like the game Worms which I don’t know if that’s a bad thing or not. The latest Worm games haven’t really evolved much.

Trailer:

Title: Ben and Ed

Genre: Platformer

Art Style: 3D World

Synopsis: You play as Ed the zombie who is forced to play the game show Rundead. The only reason you’re doing this is your friend Ben has been taken captive by the game show host. He promises to release him once you get to the end.

Opinion: It looks quirky and like it would be a fun challenge.

Trailer:

Title: Spellbound

Genre: Puzzle

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: This is a simple puzzle game that uses letters to spell out words and solve puzzles.

Opinion: There are a lot of free word games on the internet which makes this a tough sell. It does have a bit of a charm to it though.

Trailer:

Title: Clobsters

Genre: Fighting

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: You fight in a local multiplayer only game, lobster against lobster.

Opinion: It isn’t for me, it looks too simple and the trailer music annoyed me.

Trailer:

Title: Mega Paco Dimensions

Genre: Platformer

Art Style: 3D Side Scroller

Synopsis: You play as Paco, a man who wants to find his way home. To do so, he must wander through many dimension to get there.

Opinion: It’s interesting. I kind of like the idea, but the visuals don’t mesh well and it might be a bit too simplistic.

Trailer:

Title: Calm Waters

Genre: Puzzle, Adventure

Art Style: 3D World

Synopsis: Three years after Peter Taylor’s wife disappeared, he decides to go on vacation. Yet when he gets there people keep disappearing as well. He with the help of two other people set out to find out what has happened. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.

Opinion: The graphics look a bit chunky, and for a point and click adventure game the story hasn’t captured me.

Trailer:

Title: Up and Over

Genre: Strategy

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: Based on World War One, you take command as Lt. Dobbins who must lead his unit against tough odds in this turn based game.

Opinion: While I like the cartoony aspect in some parts of the game. Some of it I don’t like, and it sort of kills the vibe of the game.

Trailer:

Title: Sky Break

Genre: RPG, Survival

Art Style: 3D Open World

Synopsis: You have crashed on a hostile planet with no oxygen. The robots that collect supplies from the planet have violated their protocols and will attack. Fight to survive and find safety but don’t wander too far away as your oxygen is always threatened.

Opinion: It looks great and fun.

Trailer:

Title: Tower 57

Genre: Arcade, Shooter

Art Style: 2D Pixel Top Down

Synopsis: A cyber-punk world in which wasteland surrounds decadent towers and warring factions fight for their tower. Your are part of a special investigative force and must investigate Tower 57 before they can launch an invasion on your home tower. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.

Opinion: I like the look of it, and it sounds interesting.

Trailer:

Title: eSports Tycoon

Genre: Strategy, Simulation

Art Style: 2D Isometric

Synopsis: You are the owner of an internet cafe. Your job is to make it a popular hang out spot for gamers.

Opinion: Eh, I usually like tycoon games, but nothing really sold me on the idea of this game.

Trailer:

Title: 7 Soccer

Genre: Sports, Arcade

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: You play seven vs seven soccer using a mouse and keyboard to control the players.

Opinion: For a game of soccer it looks a bit slow and the AI also looks like it needs a bit more work.

Trailer:

Title: Tokens and Tilesets

Genre: RPG

Art Style: 3D World

Synopsis: If you’ve ever wanted to be able to create a table top like game with your friends but could never get your friends together this might be for you. Tokens and Tilesets lets you create an online tabletop game.

Opinion: The trailer is a bit confusing because it talks about Virtual Tabletop, which changed its name to Tokens and Tilesets.

Trailer:

Title: Masochisia

Genre: Horror

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn

Synopsis: When horror meets crazy and you only find your self going crazier. Its a game that questions the mental state and is based on a true story.

Opinion: Well the Greenlight page is terribly confusing and I’m not even sure if I got the synopsis right. But the art is absolutely perfect for this game.

Trailer:

Title: Fish Cook

Genre: Board Game

Art Style: 2D Screens

Synopsis: Based on the board game Fish Cook, you cook fish recipes, try to create new ones, or steal from the other players. The game was successfully Kickstarted in 2014 to bring the game to mobile platforms. Now they want to bring it to PC.

Opinion: I love a good board game and this one sounds pretty interesting and simple.

Trailer:

Title: Love Series

Genre: Visual Novel

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn

Synopsis: This game is actually two different visual novels with different story lines. In Undying Love Hikaru Egawa a lead singer for a pop group wants a normal life after fans continually interrupt his life. He seeks out a normal life, and finds a lot of challenge along the way. In Real Love, Akatsuki Chiyo is in love with Hikaru Egawa and her dreams are coming true when he comes to her high school. Can she make him fall in love with her? This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.

Opinion: It sounds interesting and deals with interesting issues.

Trailer:

That is it for this Greenlight voting queue. Thanks for reading through the list. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, criticims, or just something you want to say please feel free to leave it in the section below. You can also get in contact with me on Twitter @Snipehockey.

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