Fighting with a new rising tide of games that have wandered into the voting queue of steam greenlight.

Video games have sprung up fighting the terrible fight that will maybe allow them to be sold on the digital distibution platform but only if they get enough votes. That’s where you and I come in, sort of. My job here is to look at all of the games up for votes and talk about the interesting ones or ones that look good despite not being for me.

Now there are a few things to cover before I get to the games, such rules and establishing fully what this list is and isn’t. First though this blog post will be covering the games of January 11 to 13, 2017 and potentially any game caught in my queue from before then. This list of games will not cover all of the games looking for votes, nor is it trying to be a list of games that you have to vote for. It would be hard to do either of those without making the blog rather pointless. So, I concentrate on posting the games that manage to catch my attention.

I do have a few rules to help me out:

  • Games must have a trailer.
  • Games must look ready for Steam Greenlight.
  • Games must have an understandable English description so that I can write about and include them.
  • Games that have been reposted and that I have gone over in a previous blog post will not be included.

 

And now the uprising of video games:

 

Title: Half-Life 2: DownFall

Genre: Shooter

Art Style: 3D First Person Perspective

Synopsis: This is a free to play mod for those that own Half-Life 2, where you play as Gordon Freeman trying to find a new weapon built by the resistance in the White Forest. The weapon is a Citadel Buster but it might be destroyed by the Combine if you don’t get there first.

Game Play Style: First person shooter.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks like a fun little mod for Half-life 2 that extends the story.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Timbertales

Genre: Strategy

Art Style: 2D Top Down World

Synopsis: This strategy game is a bit different from other warfare games in that you choose your army before you go to fight and you’re choosing animals to do the fighting.

Game Play Style: Strategic turn based animal warfare.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It has an interesting look to it and a bit of a board game feel with how the battles will play out as losses really matter.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: King of the World

Genre: Strategy

Art Style: 3D Top Down Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: This multiplayer pits twelve players against one another as you create armies to fight it out and become king of the world.

Game Play Style: Real time strategic multiplayer warfare.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It is a bit hard to judge what you see in the trailer as there isn’t much, but it seems to be off on a good start.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Rage In Peace

Genre: Platformer

Art Style: 2D Hand Drawn Side Scroller

Synopsis: You play as Timmy Malinu an unemtional person who lives far from home and works at a top insurance agency. That is until one day when the Grim Reaper arrives an tells him he only has one day left to live. It’s up to Timmy to make his way back home and to survive his last hazardous day.

Game Play Style: Side scrolling death filled platformer.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks like one of those platformers where you’re expected to die a lot in order to get through the levels.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Gunman Taco Truck

Genre: Strategy, Shooter

Art Style: 2D Pixel World with Side Scrolling Elements

Synopsis: The world has gone post-apocalyptic and you are a survivor with a taco truck. Make your way across the United States selling tacos and murdering mutants as you try to make it to safety in Winnipeg, Canada.

Game Play Style: Fast food serving and side scrolling taco truck action.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks fairly amusing to play.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Heroes of Arca

Genre: Strategy, RPG

Art Style: 3D Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: The Creator’s have created and kept the peace of the world of Arca, but they have left leaving strife and the flames of war licking at the world. Wars have been fought for years over the lands, honing the best of the best but even this doesn’t prepare them for the invasion that they never expected.

Game Play Style: Strategic turn based combat with role playing.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: A mostly solid looking title.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Almost Epic Adventures : The Goblin’s Week

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

Art Style: 3D First Person Perspective

Synopsis: You are a goblin who has been hired for a week to work as a minion for a dungeon master, all you have to do is follow his orders and to not explore the secrets that it holds. Can you accomplish this? Or are you too curious for your own good?

Game Play Style: First person puzzle adventure.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: I like it because it seems like an amusing odd sort of game.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Counter-Strike: Classic Offensive

Genre: Shooter

Art Style: 3D First Person Perspective

Synopsis: This game marries the new school of Counter Stirke: GO with the old of Counter Strike 1.6. It takes the best from both games to create a crazy mod for those turned off by the many changes that have been brought on recently.

Game Play Style: Terrorist vs Counter terrorist gun fights.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: I suppose it is a perfect fit for those that really want 1.6 back but want to keep the beauty of CS: GO.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: UnDungeon

Genre: RPG

Art Style: 2D Top Down Hand Drawn World

Synopsis: A rogue-like adventure in which you’re in a multiverse world, where parallel worlds are running at the same time as yours that you can jump to and each of them is a bit different from the last one. You play as a herald who has had their world destroyed by a shift and has been brought to this one. You must fight, trade, and survive in this strange place. This game is crowd funding on the website Kickstarter.

Game Play Style: Role playing procedural generated rogue-like.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The game looks absolutely gorgeous in the trailer, hopefully the combat is just as fun.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Leaving Lyndow

Genre: Adventure

Art Style: 3D First Person Perspective

Synopsis: A short adventure game where you play as Clara who is preparing to leave her home island for the first time to join the Guild of Maritime Exploration. Travel to her favorite spots on the island and get her ready for her new grand journey.

Game Play Style: Exploration adventure.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It seems like a cute short game that you can waste some time on.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Somewhere on Zibylon

Genre: Simulation, Puzzle

Art Style: 3D Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: You are a repair drone sent to the planet Zibylon for routine inspection but when you get there you find everything is very wrong. You must explore the station to find out what’s happened and repair damage done to it.

Game Play Style: Puzzle adventure with some simulation flight elements.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: The trailer is a bit trippy to watch as you’re not really sure what you are watching and if it is indeed a part of the game.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: World of One

Genre: Puzzle, Arcade

Art Style: 2D Side Scroller played on a Circular World

Synopsis: You have everything you ever wanted in your own secluded world, you couldn’t be happier, yet their is the unmistakable feeling that there is something wrong lurking just in the back of your mind.

Game Play Style: Arcade puzzle adventure.

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

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Tangram

Genre: Puzzle

Art Style: 2D World

Synopsis: A puzzle game where you must fit shapes together so that they form a greater shape when all combined.

Game Play Style: Shape puzzles.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It seems like a very chill and relaxing game to play.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

Title: Snow Moto Racing Freedom

Genre: Racing, Sports, Simulation, Arcade

Art Style: 3D First Person and Third Person Perspective

Synopsis: In this game you take snowmobiles and race them across snowy landscapes with big jumps, tight turns, and sections where you can go wide open throttle.

Game Play Style: Snowmobile racing.

Thoughts/Opinion of the Game: It looks like a decent racing game.

Trailer:

(Greenlight Page)

 

 

Well that will do it for another queue of games that have come to try and conquer your heart and force you to vote for them! Kidding, I think. Anyway, thank you for taking the time out to look at my blog post I appreciate it. I also like an follows, comments, or likes that you may want to leave as they help me to know how I am doing.

Now if you’re looking to get in touch with me, you can do so through three different methods. There is commenting in the comment section below, emailing me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com, or contacting me on Twitter @Snipehockey.

Thank you and goodnight.

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