Sloughing through a voting queue for steam greenlight.

Wrangling a new queue of games into voting order to see what Steam Greenlight has to offer to those interested in looking at potentially new games on Valve’s digital distribution service. This post will cover July 30 to August 1, 2016.

I always make an effort to point out that this list is created using my opinion and everyone’s game likes and dislikes will differ. I encourage readers to check out the games of Greenlight themselves. There are also some rules to help narrow things down.

Rules:

  • Games must look ready for Greenlight to be included.
  • Reposted games to Greenlight that I’ve gone over in a previous post will not be included.
  • Games must have a trailer to be included.
  • Games must have an understandable English translation for me to write about them.

 

The Games:

 

Title: Bai Qu

Genre: Visual Novel

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn World

Synopsis: Taking place in teh city of Nanjing, China you play as Wei Qiuwu who is visiting his sick father in the hospital when he comes across a little girl holding a concert and soon finds himself involved and helping out as a quartet is born out of an unlikely group.

Game Play Style: Point and click.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It seems a bit different for the usual visual novel type story.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Eldritch Hunter

Genre: Platformer, Shooter

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller

Synopsis: You play as a crossbow wielding inquisitor who must save the pope from the Purge a lovecraftian cult.

Game Play Style: Side scrolling shooter

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It isn’t for me.

Trailer:


(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Alone?

Genre: Horror, Puzzle

Art Style: 3D First Person Persepctive

Synopsis: You have received a letter from your sister requesting your help, but she has gone missing. Alone you must venture back to the home you grew up in to find out what happened, it won’t be easy with the dysfunctional family that never takes to one another that you happen to come from.

Game Play Style: Tense first person exploration

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The trailer does give the game a good atmospheric feel.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Bombinator

Genre: Arcade

Art Style: 3D Isometric Perspective

Synopsis: A free to play game that is similar to bomberman where you’re wandering about levels planting bombs and avoiding enemy bomb blasts.

Game Play Style: Arcade action, plant a bomb and run away before it blows up.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It seem like a good multiplayer game to blast around with friends.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Eternal Return

Genre: Horror, Platformer

Art Style: 2D Pixel Side Scroller

Synopsis: A cursed castle that holds dark inhabitants and a decaying world with gods to fight and disperse.

Game Play Style: Side scroller exploration with fights,

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The fighting in the game looks a little boring or off.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Factory Engineer

Genre: Strategy, Simulation

Art Style: 2D Pixel Top Down World

Synopsis: In this game you’re a factory engineer building finished products to make money, so that you can build and make crazier products with newer technology.

Game Play Style: Strategy planning for how to layout your factory and the products you’ll make.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The game has my interest but I do wonder how many different things will be the end product of the factory you make.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: That Day We Left

Genre: Survival, Adventure

Art Style: 3D Low Poly World

Synopsis: In this game you play as Rashid who is leading his family from his war torn home country, which is stuck in the middle of a civil war, to the safety of Europe looking for a new home. This game is crowd funding on Kickstarter.

Game Play Style: Survival game with lots of choices and decisions to make that effect the game play.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: A potentially very heavy and harsh game that hopefully doesn’t get too moralistic or heavy handed in its depiction.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Stone Age Wars

Genre: RPG, Arcade, Strategy

Art Style: 2D World

Synopsis: A simple game where you assemble a group of prehistoric fighters and use them to battle it out against hordes of oncoming enemies.

Game Play Style: A strategy game that has you helping your fighters by drawing on the screen with your mouse to activate power ups.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks rather nice visually, but I don’t know if there is enough content to really entice me.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Carton

Genre: Strategy, Simulation

Art Style: 3D Carboard Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: A game that combines a lot of genres, you build a city and must help protect it against the various monsters that come to put a stop to you.

Game Play Style: Build your town and work to survive against the world.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: I do like the cardboard visuals, they’re nice and different.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: MY FIGHT

Genre: Fighting

Art Style: 3D Arena

Synopsis: A fighting game where you battle it out as your favorite bloggers trying to get them the best record.

Game Play Style: A classic 3D fighting game where you’re trying to beat up your opponent.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The visuals do have a plasticy look to them, which I’m not sure if the game was going for or not.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Space Incident

Genre: Arcade

Art Style: 2D Pixel World

Synopsis: You must help two astronauts and an unexpected passenger as they try to get their spaceship from Earth to Mars as they deal with issues aboard the ship.

Game Play Style: Point and click.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It has an interesting look to it.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Pinball Parlor

Genre: Arcade

Art Style: 3D Pinball Tables

Synopsis: Become a pinball wizard conquering the variety of tables in this game.

Game Play Style: It’s the arcade game Pinball pretty straight forward, don’t let the ball fall down, by using your bumpers to keep it getting points.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: Seems like a pretty straight forward game, perfect for those looking for a little pinball action.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: EM: Shader Attack

Genre: Puzzle, Arcade

Art Style: 2D World

Synopsis: Inspired by the arcade classic Breakout and Arkanoid where you’ll have to figure out how to best attack the blocks in your way.

Game Play Style: Arcade style

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: If you’re looking for a slightly different Breakout/Arkanoid style game it might be for you.

Trailer:


(Greenlight Page)

 

That will wrap up this silly post about video games and thanks for checking it out. I appreciate any and all comments, questions, criticicsms, corrections, and suggestions. You can leave any of those below in the comment sections, on Twitter @Snipehockey, or emailing me at Lostvideogames@gmail.com. Thanks again for stopping by, and goodbye until the next post.

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