A Steam Greenlight voting queue? Yup. A new queue of games.

We are back with another queue of games for Steam Greenlight. For those wondering what that actually mean, here is a quick rundown. Steam is a digital distribution service for mostly games and a popular one at that. Indie games often have difficulty getting noticed to put their games on the service. Thus Valve, the developers of Steam, decided to create Greenlight. This is a way for the users of Steam to vote for games so they can be sold there.

Of course, in order to create a list of games that I think are interesting I set up some rules.

  • The games must have a trailer.
  • There must be an English translation.
  • A game cannot look like a joke submission.
  • It must look ready for Greenlight.
  • Finally, if I’ve talked about a game in a previous post and its been relisted it won’t be in this post.

And before I forget, this is for games posted between August 8 to 10, 2015.
Right onto what you want and care about Games:

Title: Inversus

Genre: Arcade, Strategy

Art Style: 2D Top Down Minimalist

Synopsis: You are attempting to eliminate your opponent by trapping them in a space and then shooting them. Simple, right? They can also shoot to escape the area and try to get you.

Opinion: I like the black/white elements of shooting to expand your territory while trapping opponent on a smaller piece of theirs.

Trailer:

Title: Ino

Genre: Horror, Puzzle

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn Top Down

Synopsis: This is the story of Kaeda and Hitaki who have been lured into a strange building so that you can be murdered by the dead girl Ino.

Opinion: It doesn’t look visually sharp, but I think it has the potential to be interesting.

Trailer:


Title: Dragonpath

Genre: RPG

Art Style: 3D Top Down

Synopsis: A hack and slash RPG with fifteen levels of action and lots of upgrades.

Opinion: The trailer didn’t do anything for me, plus I didn’t like the music.

Trailer:

Title: The Clickerton Gang

Genre: Arcade

Art Style: 2D Front Facing Screens

Synopsis: A game akin to Clicker Heroes, but set in the wild west as you take the role of Butch Casserole and take on famed law men. This game will be free to play.

Opinion: It looks amusing if you like clicking games.

Trailer:

Title: Sniper Blacklist

Genre: Shooter

Art Style: 3D Third Person and First Person Open World

Synopsis: You take the role of a sniper who must take down bad guys.

Opinion: While the game looks good and sounds promising, the Greenlight page is a bit light on details and story. It makes the game hard to judge.

Trailer:

Title: Seven Kingdoms the Princess Problem

Genre: Visual Novel

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn

Synopsis: Every seven years the seven kingdoms send their best and brightest young people to a retreat to help form bonds, marriages, and friendship. This time though, each of the kingdoms is bickering and you are one of the delegate sent to keep peace and harmony. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.

Opinion: Political intrigue always makes for an interesting story. I hope this game lives up to its potential.

Trailer:

Title: Business Tour

Genre: Simulation, Strategy

Art Style: 2D Isometric Game Board

Synopsis: A business strategy game that plays out on a game board. You’ll need all you’ve learned business wise to make sure you come out on top versus your friends.

Opinion: It has a very cute look to it.

Trailer:

Title: Looterkings

Genre: RPG

Art Style: 3D Dungeons

Synopsis: You play as a goblin who wants treasure, so he with the help of his friends goes out to loot some procedurally generated dungeons.

Opinion: It looks fun, though the visuals aren’t quite as good as I was hoping they’d be.

Trailer:

Title: Sphere III

Genre: MMO, RPG

Art Style: 3D Open World

Synopsis: Designed to be an mmo that is mostly about PvP it will feature PvE. This game is an off shoot of the original MMO Sphere which came out in 2003 for Russians. This game will be free to play.

Opinion: Epic trailer that doesn’t show much of anything. Makes the game hard to sell.

Trailer:

Title: Theo & Lizzy

Genre: Platformer

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn Side Scroller

Synopsis: Theo has always lived on the ground, but the girl he likes (Lizzy) always lives on the ceiling. A tough situation until Theo discover he might be able to switch around. All is well until Lizzy’s mother catches them.

Opinion: I like it, seems like a fun platformer that while not doing anything extraordinarily different, still retains that vibe of originality.

Trailer:

Title: Invasion

Genre: Shooter

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller

Synopsis: Aliens have invaded intent on setting themselves up as the new species of planet earth. All while destroying mankind. It’s up to you to put a stop to their mad plan.

Opinion: The trailer is a touch confusing and all over the place. I never got a sense of what the game is going for.

Trailer:

Title: Machinecraft

Genre: Simulation

Art Style: 3D Building Blocks

Synopsis: You build your machine the way you want and get it walking or moving about. You can also race it or battle it against other machines.

Opinion: Some of the stuff in the trailer looks crazy hard to build. I believe that’s where the draw lies though, those hard to do but satisfying builds.

Trailer:

Title: The Omega Imperative

Genre: Shooter, Arcade, Adventure

Art Style: 2D Top Down

Synopsis: A blend of an adventure game, where you quest to upgrade yourself and move on, with space shooting to fend of alien invaders. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.

Opinion: It’s interesting to an extent, I don’t think the game is for me, but it is a cool idea.

Trailer:

Title: Dragons Never Cry

Genre: Adventure

Art Style: 3D Top Down

Synopsis: You play as a young dragon who is a treasure hunter and along the way you grow up becoming a monster hunter.

Opinion: The visuals look good, the game play looks decent. The Greenlight page however is as bare bones as you can get which does not inspire confidence.

Trailer:

Title: Fireman

Genre: Platformer

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller

Synopsis: You play as a fireman who must put out the fires on each level in order to advance. You’ll face off against a variety of enemies and not just fire.

Opinion: It is a pretty casual game, nothing wrong with that, but it does look a bit too simplistic.

Trailer:

Title: Undine

Genre: Exploration, RPG

Art Style: 3D Cell Shaded Underwater World

Synopsis: The world has been flooded except for a few minor parts of land. As a result humans have gone back to steam power to get around. You have a steam powered submarine that will let you explore the world and complete quests. This game was successfully Kickstarted.

Opinion: Visually I’m not impressed but I do like the idea.

Trailer:

Title: Candy Thieves: Tale of Gnomes

Genre: Puzzle, Action

Art Style: 3D Top Down

Synopsis: You have a collection of candy, protect it from gnomes who want to steal your candy.

Opinion: Interesting and quirky, it isn’t a game for me, but looks like a great time waster.

Trailer:

Title: Rescue

Genre: Puzzle, Exploration

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller

Synopsis: A mining colony on a nearby planet has been destroyed in an accident. You are the only nearby ship that can lend rescue at the moment.

Opinion: I like the art style and it has an interesting vibe to it.

Trailer:

Title: GoGo Rabbit

Genre: Platformer

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller

Synopsis: An old school platformer that just wants to be about jumping and collecting fruits. No crazy visuals, just simple fun.

Opinion: It doesn’t look bad or great for that matter. I think its an okay game if you want a simple no none sense platformer.

Trailer:

Title: The Peterson Case

Genre: Puzzle, Horror

Art Style: 3D World

Synopsis: The Peterson family and another family have gone missing without a trace. The police are dropping the case because they don’t have any clues to go on. You play as detective Franklin Reinhardt who keeps pressing the matter because something feels off. He’s right when an unearthly presence makes itself known in the Peterson house.

Opinion: I’m not usually one for horror games as most these days are just jump scares. This one has a really good tension to it, from the trailer anyway.

Trailer:

Title: Lumak’s Wraptiles

Genre: Puzzle

Art Style: 2D Screens

Synopsis: You must move tiles around a puzzle board to get them to match up and solve the puzzle.

Opinion: It looks okay.

Trailer:

Title: Sedimental Storm

Genre: Fighting, Platformer, Arcade

Art Style: 2D Fighting Arena

Synopsis: Using the platforms and earth you must cut into it and then use it as a weapon to bash your opponent. This is a local multiplayer game.

Opinion: I like the idea of cutting up levels to use as weapons, but local multiplayer turns me off.

Trailer:

Those are the games for this Greenlight voting queue, thank you for taking the time to read or look through the list. If you have any comments, questions, criticisms, corrections, or just want to say something… leave it in the reply section below. You can also like the page, which helps me know that I’m doing the stuff that you the readers want me to be doing. If you want to contact me another way, please feel free to do so on Twitter @snipehockey. Thanks again, until next time.

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