Rummaging around to see what’s what from the latest in games looking for votes on steam greenlight.

A new day has risen and it might be a decent enough day to explore the ruinous ruins of Steam Greenlight, though it is pretty cold where I live so maybe not that decent. Anyway I am here to look at what games have been posted to be voted on so that they can potentially be sold on the digital distribution platform itself.

There are a few things to be said before I can get to the games. The first thing is that this blog post will cover the games of December 15 to 17, 2016 and whatever stray games remained in my queue from before then. Next is the all important statement that I do not included all of the games looking for votes nor is this list meant to be about the games you must vote for.  I say this because it is rather pointless to just include all of the games, and also because so many gamers have differing tastes so it is rather hard to make some grand list. Namely it is just impossible to please everyone so I just talk about the games that managed to stick out in some form to me.

I also have a set of rules to help me out:

  • Games must look ready for Greenlight to be included.
  • Reposted games that I’ve gone over in a previous blog post will not be included.
  • Games must have an understandable English description so that I can wreck them as I rewrite them in this blog post.
  • Finally, gmaes must have a trailer to be included.

 

And now for the train ride of Games:

 

Title: HIVESWAP: ACT 1

Genre: Point and Click Adventure

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn World

Synopsis: An adventure game where you’re solving puzzle, fighting monsters who are some sort of puzzle, and generally trying to keep your kid brother from burning down the house.

Game Play Style: Point and click adventure.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The description part of the Greenlight page is a bit confusing and muddled. I will say I do like the visual style though.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Mars Underground

Genre: Point and Click Adventure

Art Style: 2D Pixel Top Down World

Synopsis: You play as the young man Mars who is starting his first day at a new school, however by the end of the day the world will end and when you wake up it is his first day at the new school again. You’ll have figure out a way to break the pattern and save the world. This game is crowd funding on the website Kickstarter.

Game Play Style: Point and click adventure.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It is rather unusual to see a top down point and click adventure game, which makes this one interesting.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: My Lovely Daughter

Genre: Simulation

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn World

Synopsis: You are professor Faust an alchemist who dared to try create a potion for immortality but when the leaders of alchemy found out he’d tested out his potions on himself they banished him to Ataran the land below the world Spunk. After his banishment his wife and daughter quickly died leaving him completely alone. Using his alchemy he intends to create a homunculi and bring back his daughter.

Game Play Style: Simulation alchemy experiments.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It is a bit of creepy sounding game from the desctiption.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Tritium Wars

Genre: Strategy, Shooter

Art Style: 3D Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: Three differing factions are fighting for control over space and planets. Choose who you wish to play as and try to build an empire or go to war. The game also has a unique mechanic where you can pause the combat to study the fight to plan your next moves or conduct diplomacy to help resolve the fight.

Game Play Style: Strategic spaceship shooter.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It doesn’t look pretty as far as space games go, but it certainly has potential to be interesting.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: World of War Islands

Genre: Strategy

Art Style: 3D Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: In this multiplayer game you set up your medieval forces as you battle it one on one to see who is better at troop placement and strategy.

Game Play Style: Strategic warfare.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The game seems alright though the trailer doesn’t do a great job of selling the game to me.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Axial

Genre: RPG

Art Style: 2D Pixel Top Down World

Synopsis: You live in a dystopian future where AI robots control pretty much everything. Fight to survive and gather materials to be able to live your independent life.

Game Play Style: Action role playing.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It does have the look of an RPG Maker style RPG, but if you can look past that it appears to be a decent little game.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Save Our Souls: Episode I – The Absurd Hopes Of Blessed Children

Genre: Shooter, Horror

Art Style: 3D Third Person Perspective using an over the shoulder camera.

Synopsis: Demons have come to earth and have started to tear it apart in order to claim it as their own. You play as three female friends who have decided to take back the planet by force.

Game Play Style: Third person demon shooter.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: I don’t know if I can escape the teen angsty feel of the trailer that kind of turns me off from it despite looking like a good game.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Warhalla

Genre: Shooter

Art Style: 3D Third Peron Perspective

Synopsis: Ten viking tribes have come together in order to fight it out to honor the god Thor and to send their best soldiers to Warhalla. This is a 10 person multiplayer game where you battle it out to claim Thor’s hammer. Once a player has gotten the hammer the battle then turns into a boss fight as the nine players try to take out the player with Thor’s hammer.

Game Play Style: Multiplayer chaotic shooter.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The game looks like a blast to play and with a fun unique way for things to play out.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Portal 2: Desolation

Genre: Puzzle

Art Style: 3D First Person Perspective

Synopsis: It is 1976 and you have woken up in a ruined stasis chamber in Aperture Science facility. Can you find out what’s happened and who that strange voice that greets you is? This game will be free to play mod for Portal 2.

Game Play Style: First person puzzle adventure.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It sounds like an interesting take that possibly expands the world of Portal.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Puzzle One

Genre: Puzzle

Art Style: 2D Top Down World

Synopsis: In this puzzle game where you’re rotating various puzzle bits to get colors to match up. Once all the colors match you’ve cleared the level.

Game Play Style: Rotational movement puzzle.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It is one of those games where you watch the trailer curious but lost as to what’s going on, but once you get it – it becomes an oh moment where you say that’s pretty cool.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Scrap

Genre: Shooter

Art Style: 3D Top Down Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: You are a scrapper out in the middle of the post apocalyptic world where robots rule. You have to fight your way through robots to collect your scrap. This game will be free to play and also features local co-op.

Game Play Style: Top down twin stick shooter.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: A fun look shooter.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Western 1849 Reloaded

Genre: Shooter, Arcade

Art Style: 3D Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: A rogue-like western where things are a bit wild, as gold is discovered in the small town of Sunset Bluff and draws a gang of outlaws who want to rule with the gun. The citizens have turned to you to get rid of the outlaws using your shooting skills.

Game Play Style: Arcade western shooter.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The cartoon graphics work well with the game play giving the game a very playful yet fun look in the trailer.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

 

Boop! And with the light boop once again the latest list of games looking for votes wraps up. Thank you for taking a look around my blog, or if you left a like, followed or commented those are all greatly appreciated as well. All of those does in some shocking fashion help let me know how I’m doing at all of this.

Now, one last thing before I leave until the next queue drags me away. If you’re looking to get in contact with me, by all means please do, you can do so through a couple of different ways. There is the comment section below, Twitter @Snipehockey, or just plain old email at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com.

With that I will hibernate until the next post comes up and bonks me on the head! Bye.

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