This week, Steam has seen the emergence and redistribution of some great games. More exciting than that, though, is the Greenlight system! Lots of indie titles can be voted on by the community to help get them a spot on the Steam New Releases list and, by proxy, the Steamfeed. This exciting new forum is the place where good-quality, though under-appreciated, releases like UNepic, Cards and Kingdoms, and Towns are being featured and await your vote.
At any rate, this weeks games have been a pretty solid bunch. Let’s take a look at them.
This PvP-focused F2P MMORPG is fairly good if you don’t mind the single player experience being devoid of fun. This one is all about grinding to level and smashing other players into dust.
The legions of Ragnarok have returned to Atlantis. In the aftermath of a great battle, with doom still hanging over the once sunken city, players must take up arms and fight, for within Atlantis lies the key to saving, or dominating, the entire world.
This award-winning indie title has you cutting and pasting elements of your environment with a magical camera to help a little dude run from the left side of a level to the right side. I’d classify this game as a Copypasta Platformer if that weren’t ridiculous.
Take a picture of an incoming fireball, rotate it and paste it to send it flying into a wall of heavy boxes to knock it out of the way. See what kind of crazy things can happen to Pic with his awesome (and probably magical) camera during the adventure of his life!
GCI is a goofy, competitive PvP FPS along the lines of Team Fortress 2. You shoot your enemies, customize your character, and use special abilities to gain the advantage.
Hatched from the twisted minds at Monolith Productions, Gotham City Impostors is a download-only multiplayer FPS that pits violent vigilantes dressed up like Batman against craven criminals dressed up like the Joker in open warfare on the streets of Gotham City.
Starvoid is a cross between MOBA and more true-to-form RTS. You control a small squad and attempt to take down structures and kill your enemies in a top-down perspective.
The player takes the role of a mercenary commander in the outer rims of the galaxy, fighting for control over the rare spaceship fuel, Starvoid. On the battlefield, the player has an arsenal of combat robots, vehicles and ingenious abilities ranging from deployable machine gun turrets and minefields to repair nanoids and orbital rocket strikes. Everything is constantly refilled as the commander instantly is allowed to re-enter the battlefield after being eliminated.
This game is an arena-based platforming shooter where you take on hordes of enemies pouring in from gaps in the walls and big, tough bosses. Shoot everything that moves!
Vlambeer’s SUPER CRATE BOX is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it’s time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.
This action platformer has you hacking and slashing your way through fiendish environments. Did I mention that this game has heavy H.P. Lovecraft influences?
They Bleed Pixels is a fiendishly difficult action platformer inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror. Rendered in a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action. At the core of its fighting system is a simple one-button combat scheme with surprising depth and versatility. Button mashing is discouraged while kicking shadowy monsters into saws, pits and spikes is rewarded, thanks to a unique system that lets you earn and place your own checkpoints through stylish kills. The fancier your kills, the faster you fill the checkpoint meter.
This is the PC release of the mobile version of Shogun spin off or the popular strategy game Total War. Confused? I certainly am.
Total War Battles: SHOGUN on Steam is the most complete and up-to-date version of the game. Including enhanced visuals such as anti-aliasing, improved shadows and additional lighting effects. Plus a broader overview of mission-maps, all the better to plan your genious strategies.
This game looks like another WWII flight simulator with missions, historically accurate locales, and boasting over 30 planes to choose from. The thing is, this game is more arcade than sim.
From the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to the fierce Battle of Iwo Jima, outmaneuver your foes through more than 20 multi-objective single-player and co-op missions, or engage in head-to-head dogfights against online rivals. Whether flying alone, alongside, or against your teammates, use your aerial arsenal to devastate the enemy and dominate the air.
Looking just like a vehicular combat game, you fly through space to eliminate the threat of your territory-usurping rivals.
It is the year 2090. Our Solar System is in the aftermatch of a total politcal breakdown. Humanity is fighting over resources in asteroids. Key Features: Fully destructible environment – drill a tunnel through solid terrain and attack your enemy from an unexpected direction. Fast adrealine-pumping action. Intuitive controls.
Chibi and plush, this title takes boring old turn- and hex-based strategy and makes it fun again. When you’ve played too many turns of Axis & Allies (and I know you’re still playing that game) try something familiar but fresh.
From award-winning Great Little War Game comes Great Big War Game, a turn-based strategy game with a unique comical style and plenty of laughs and excitement, you’ll keep coming back again and again for “just one more try.”
And that’s all we’ve got for this week. Stay locked for more news and reviews, and for next week’s Steamfeed. Maybe we will be featuring some newly greenlit indie titles!