All hail the new and glorious leaders of Steam Greenlight games, though they need your attention and votes to get there first. This fun post will cover the games of June 9 to 11, 2016 and perhaps a few lost games from before then.
I like to note that this list of games is created using my opinion and some games will get left out as a result for failing to impress me. This blog isn’t meant to be the end all be all about the Greenlight games looking for votes. It is just a post about some of the games that I found interesting.
A special side note since the boss hog of all gaming media is coming up, E3, the next blog post about these small games won’t be until June 17, 2016 or next Friday. It’s just so this little blog doesn’t get lost under the thundering herds of big games and big media.
Rules for games inclusion:
- Every game must have a trailer.
- Games that wind up being reposted to Greenlight that I’ve previously gone over will not be included.
- Every game must have an understandable English translation for me to write about them.
- Finally, games need to look ready for Greenlight.
Enough wandering around, let’s get to the Games:
Title: Reach for the Stars
Genre: Visual Novel
Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn World
Synopsis: After a failed suicide attempt, Abbey returns to her old home town to recover from it all. There she meet four girls who she befriends and finds them absolutely living the perfect life that she wants. But as time goes she discovers things aren’t perfect for them. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: A very dramatic and sad sounding story.
Title: Destiny of Ancient Kingdoms
Genre: MMO, RPG
Art Style: 3D World
Synopsis: The Dark Lord has returned to command his army the Night Devil Legion and will use them to take revenge on the mortal kings who went against him. It’s up to you to put a stop to him. This game will be free to play.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks like a pretty typical MMO RPG.
Title: Phantom Halls
Genre: RPG, Horror, Shooter
Art Style: 3D Side Scroller
Synopsis: You and a group of other teenagers have entered a haunted mansion there you must face off against the many creatures that come out to keep you there forever.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The game looks pretty rough, but shows some promise.
Art Style: 3D Low Poly World
Synopsis: A game that combines Chess with Sid Meier’s Civilization. You build your world and towns as you try to checkmate your opponent through strategy and movemnt.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It certainly sounds intriguing. Whether the developer can pull it off I don’t know, but it seems interesting.
Title: Dragon Rage
Art Style: 2D Side Scroller
Synopsis: You are a dragon and you have a village in your sights. It’s time to destroy it all and go full on rage dragon killing everything that you can.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: A fun simple game that would be great for letting off some steam after a bad day.
Art Style: 3D Isometric Perspective
Synopsis: You must maneuver a character through puzzle levels by getting tiles to point in the right direction that will let the character get to the end of the level.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: I like the game’s visuals.
Art Style: You are an immortal soul traveling through dimensions struggling through them and trying to leave your mark behind to show your travels. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The trailer looks absolutely amazing.
Title: Cruz Brothers
Genre: Fighting, Sports, Arcade
Art Style: 2.5D Side Scroller
Synopsis: You are in the boxing club, and you’re there to fight it out versus online and local opponents or versus the AI.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: Some of it looks pretty good, other aspects not so good.
Title: Showdown Adventure
Genre: RPG, Puzzle, Arcade
Art Style: 2D Cartoony Top Down World
Synopsis: You won the lottery to go on a fancy cruise ship, however sadly once aboard and out on the ocean the ship starts to sink. You lose consciousness at some point and awaken on a strange beach. Now you get to fight your way through hordes of enemies to safety.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks like a cute game to waste time on.
Genre: Platformer, Visual Novel
Art Style: 2D World
Synopsis: You must escape from a totalitarian regime modeled loosely on North Korea. Do what you can to get out in this platformer/visual novel adventure.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The concept sounds interesting, though I don’t know how well visual novels and platformers go together.
Title: GI Racing 2.0
Genre: Racing, Simulation
Art Style: 3D World
Synopsis: A racing game that plays like a simulation racer but with touches of arcade to keep things interesting.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks like a pretty solid racer to play around with.
Title: Just One Line
Art Style: 3D World
Synopsis: A text fantasy RPG that relies a lot on interactions with your choices and the consequences that come with those choices. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: I’m not completely sure about this game, it looks cool but I don’t feel sold on it.
Title: Dragon Land
Art Style: 3D Third Person Perspective
Synopsis: A beautiful world crafted for a dragon to jump, run, and dash around in.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: A cute platformer for kids.
Title: Of Love And Sorrow
Genre: Text Adventure
Art Style: Text Based with 2D images
Synopsis: Set in 1841 twenty years before the start of the American Civil war you follow two brother trying to make it at West Point Military Academy the choices you make will alter how things play out for them.
Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It could be good, it is hard for some people to get into text adventures though.
A shocking or not so shocking end to another queue of games. Give them some love and attention already and thanks for coming on by my blog and taking a look around. If you have any comments, questions, or criticisms there are three ways to get in touch with me: You can comment in the comment section below, on Twitter @Snipehockey, or email me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com. Thanks again and good luck surviving the swarm of video game information coming out of this years E3.