Steam Greenlights 50 New Titles, including Shadowgate

Steam Greenlights 50 New Titles, including Shadowgate

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Another 50 titles have been added to the digital behemoth known as Steam.

If this is January 7, 2014 (and it is, I checked) then it's time to unveil the latest batch of titles to get the green light on Steam. Remember, these games aren't actually on Steam yet (although I suppose it's possible that some of them may be) but are instead cleared to be added when they become available. And now, to the list!

  • AIDA64 Extreme
  • Anarchy Arcade
  • Astral Terra - Smooth Voxel Sandbox Fantasy RPG
  • Astrobase Command
  • Black Fire
  • Bliss
  • Breach & Clear
  • Bullet Bros
  • Crying Is Not Enough
  • Dark Horizons: Mechanized Assault Vehicle
  • Depression Quest
  • Dollhouse: Room 1313
  • Earth: Year 2066
  • Ethan: Meteor Hunter
  • EVGA Precision X
  • Farm For Your Life
  • FPS Creator Reloaded
  • From the Depths
  • Hand of Fate, a card game that comes to life.
  • Helicopter Simulator: Search and Rescue
  • Highland Wars
  • Interplanetary
  • KILL THEM ALL
  • Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan
  • Lambda Wars
  • Last Dream - An Ode to Classics RPGs
  • Lili
  • MANOS: The Hands of Fate
  • Marvin's Mittens
  • nKPro Racing
  • One Way Heroics
  • Paranormal State: Poison Spring
  • Photo Blend 3D
  • Procyon
  • Reallusion CrazyTalk7
  • Shadowgate
  • Spark Rising
  • Spate
  • Steam Squad
  • Subject 9
  • Tangiers
  • The 7th Guest 3: The Collector
  • The Memory of Eldurim
  • The Note
  • The Repopulation
  • The Town of Light
  • Treasure Adventure World
  • Windforge
  • X-Plane 10
  • XAM

It is perhaps not the most inspiring list of games ever, but there is one that I cannot recommend strongly enough: Marvin's Mittens, a very casual, family-friendly platform-adventure that absolutely nails the magic of being a young child in winter. It's an utterly wonderful game and I really can't say enough about it, so I'm very pleased to see it finally make the leap to Steam. Shadowgate and The 7th Guest 3 are also on my "interested in" list, although the recent failure of The 7th Guest Kickstarter makes me think that we might be waiting awhile for that one.

So, those are my picks of the litter. What's yours?

Source: Steam

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is it wrong that the only game that really stood out to me was MANOS: Hands of Fate?

Still waiting on Steam to greenlight T.e.c. 3001.

Seriously, if you haven't heard of it, go check it out.

Meh, Only a few things jumped out a me. writing down my thoughts as I research the list because its 10 below zero and I have nothing better to do.
Bullet bros could be decent although it bears an eerie resemblance to Intrusion 2.
Kill Them All looks amazingly bad and I have no idea how it got greenlit.
Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan has some promise but would need to improve a lot from what I saw in the trailers to be worth more than $5.
Last Dream looks like it was made over the weekend in RPG maker and is yet another example of Greenlight failing to screen out trash.
I like in The Memory of Eldurīm theory because a cryengine 3 RPG sounds wonderful, but the trailer looked really janky and awful.
Subject 9 is interesting, but I find the camera angle and UI iffy.
Spark Rising is the best thing on the list IMO, and if its concept is well executed it could be absolutely amazing.
I'll keep my eye on Windforge but the animation is sorely lacking in the trailer, as is anything to set it apart from similar games like Starbound and Edge of Space.
Treasure Adventure World despite the stupid name certainly has some charm to it.
Also credit where credit is due, the list only had seven games I would consider art wank/desperately trying to be Amnesia which is less than some of the past batches.

What is taking so long for Shantae to get green lit?
You there, reading this post! Go vote for Shantae! >:O

Snotnarok:
What is taking so long for Shantae to get green lit?
You there, reading this post! Go vote for Shantae! >:O

Either you meant to use the word 'released' or you haven't looked at the page in a while because Shantae has been greenlit for a while now.

jdogtwodolla:

Snotnarok:
What is taking so long for Shantae to get green lit?
You there, reading this post! Go vote for Shantae! >:O

Either you meant to use the word 'released' or you haven't looked at the page in a while because Shantae has been greenlit for a while now.

Well released then, I didn't see it on the list and I'm not super sure how these things work with steam.
So, whatever it takes to get it out :P

Depression Quest got greenlit? Its a free web browser text-based game, why does it need to be on Steam? A more worthwhile game could be in that 50 games list although to be honest there are a lot more shittier games that got greenlit.

I am happy to see Depression Quest got Greenlit. Some of the other Greenlit games sound interesting too. Will have to check them out.

Snotnarok:

jdogtwodolla:

Snotnarok:
What is taking so long for Shantae to get green lit?
You there, reading this post! Go vote for Shantae! >:O

Either you meant to use the word 'released' or you haven't looked at the page in a while because Shantae has been greenlit for a while now.

Well released then, I didn't see it on the list and I'm not super sure how these things work with steam.
So, whatever it takes to get it out :P

Nothing anyone outside of Way Forward can do about it now. When they get the PC version done they will release it.

KILL THEM ALL AND LET THE GOD-EMPEROR SORT THEM OUT!

Now I must express a weary sigh that Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land has still not been Greenlit. "An awesome looking turn based strategy with a Lovecraftian story set in the trenches of World War One? Fuck that, lets have a million Day Z knock-offs instead!"

Look, I hate to be 'that guy' but...

Depression Quest? Really?!
Look, I know the harassment was bad and all, yadda yadda, but really? A 'game' about the realities of what was it, depression? Good for her for not backing down, but really, I hope Zoe Quinn knows that game won't be selling. Like at all. And, sad as it may be, the user reviews/comment sections are going to be filled with the most hurtful, pro-depression trolls out there. Can't imagine /b/ will be able to leave that alone. Whats the phrase, again? For the lulz?
Its like watching a train-wreck in slow motion. Poor Ms. Quinn. She has my sympathy.

josemlopes:
Depression Quest got greenlit? Its a free web browser text-based game, why does it need to be on Steam? A more worthwhile game could be in that 50 games list although to be honest there are a lot more shittier games that got greenlit.

Now why would anyone ever want their game, free or not, on Steam, the biggest digital distributor in the world, I wonder... Could it be this thing we call.... -exposure-? :P

On a less snarky note: I've only tried the game once and that was ages ago so not a good judge of wether it was good or not(plus that's in the eye of the beholder and it seems a lot of people disagrees with you on this for one reason or another), but like I said it's pretty easy to see why any game is on steam. Just being on the greenlight thing equals more exposure than they could've gotten through any normal means available to them. More if they can somehow win the popularity contest that greenlight seems to revolve around.

Geth Reich (Yakob):
KILL THEM ALL AND LET THE GOD-EMPEROR SORT THEM OUT!

Now I must express a weary sigh that Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land has still not been Greenlit. "An awesome looking turn based strategy with a Lovecraftian story set in the trenches of World War One? Fuck that, lets have a million Day Z knock-offs instead!"

you could pick it up on gamersgate. $4.99 there

glad to see x-plane 10 finally get to steam :)

Halyah:

josemlopes:
Depression Quest got greenlit? Its a free web browser text-based game, why does it need to be on Steam? A more worthwhile game could be in that 50 games list although to be honest there are a lot more shittier games that got greenlit.

Now why would anyone ever want their game, free or not, on Steam, the biggest digital distributor in the world, I wonder... Could it be this thing we call.... -exposure-? :P

On a less snarky note: I've only tried the game once and that was ages ago so not a good judge of wether it was good or not(plus that's in the eye of the beholder and it seems a lot of people disagrees with you on this for one reason or another), but like I said it's pretty easy to see why any game is on steam. Just being on the greenlight thing equals more exposure than they could've gotten through any normal means available to them. More if they can somehow win the popularity contest that greenlight seems to revolve around.

It would be okay if Greenlight was a system where a game would be automaticly up after X amount of votes but it isnt, from time to time a fixed amount of games get chosen, Depression Quest took the spot of a game that could be actually there for the purpose of selling.

josemlopes:

Halyah:

josemlopes:
Depression Quest got greenlit? Its a free web browser text-based game, why does it need to be on Steam? A more worthwhile game could be in that 50 games list although to be honest there are a lot more shittier games that got greenlit.

Now why would anyone ever want their game, free or not, on Steam, the biggest digital distributor in the world, I wonder... Could it be this thing we call.... -exposure-? :P

On a less snarky note: I've only tried the game once and that was ages ago so not a good judge of wether it was good or not(plus that's in the eye of the beholder and it seems a lot of people disagrees with you on this for one reason or another), but like I said it's pretty easy to see why any game is on steam. Just being on the greenlight thing equals more exposure than they could've gotten through any normal means available to them. More if they can somehow win the popularity contest that greenlight seems to revolve around.

It would be okay if Greenlight was a system where a game would be automaticly up after X amount of votes but it isnt, from time to time a fixed amount of games get chosen, Depression Quest took the spot of a game that could be actually there for the purpose of selling.

It would seem that Valve and a lot of people disagree with you on that one. What matters to them seems to be if it appeals enough to them in some fashion and if it does, it gets the exposure that comes along with it. In this case it seems Depression Quest did just that.

Now is greenlight a rather broken system? Given what people keep saying about it then yes it most likely is. I don't frequent it very often, only once in a while really, so I can't really comment too much on its precise workings other than that I find it wonky. Is your suggestion better? Maybe. I won't pretend to know the answer. I'm not sure if it could be automated or if Valve has even more than a single person doing all the steam programming alone. There's probably a half life 3 joke in that statement somewhere. :P

Why the hell does EVGA Precision X need to be on Steam?
I love EVGA and have used their video cards for years, but why?

josemlopes:
Depression Quest got greenlit? Its a free web browser text-based game, why does it need to be on Steam? A more worthwhile game could be in that 50 games list although to be honest there are a lot more shittier games that got greenlit.

Maybe they'll release trading cards for it?

wombat_of_war:

Geth Reich (Yakob):
KILL THEM ALL AND LET THE GOD-EMPEROR SORT THEM OUT!

Now I must express a weary sigh that Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land has still not been Greenlit. "An awesome looking turn based strategy with a Lovecraftian story set in the trenches of World War One? Fuck that, lets have a million Day Z knock-offs instead!"

you could pick it up on gamersgate. $4.99 there

glad to see x-plane 10 finally get to steam :)

Gamersgate eh....I'll go take a look, thanks!

 

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