In this week’s Steamfeed, we find out what quality of games find their way to release via the Steam Greenlight system. Personally, I’m confused at what this game actually is. We also have planes and automobiles to look at, so let’s get to that.
It is World War II and you are doing your part as a pilot in training when suddenly you hear a deafening explosion. Your home is under attack! Scrambling to the deck, you take off. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbour and it’s up to you to defend your country.
True heroes know no bounds! Experience top combat action in this brand new arcade flight sim and become immersed in the exploits of famous aircraft carriers. Choose the side you want to play on: the US Navy or the Imperial Japanese Navy. Climb into the cockpit and re-live the most famous battles of the War in the Pacific.
This is the same premise as Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers, but this game has more arcade influence and local co-op. Dogfight also costs less than half of that other game. Why release these games so close together? NFI, people.
Piloting a wide range of aircraft, players engage in aerial dogfights and dangerous fighter missions across the major theaters of war during WWII. Featuring realistic aircraft, DOGFIGHT 1942 introduces cutting-edge flight dynamics with unprecedented arcade accessibility. Fly over 40 historically accurate planes, ranging from the fabled P-38 Lightning and Britain’s Spitfire, to the feared Messerschmitt 109 and Japanese Kate.
This title capitalizes on some of the discussion about what makes a horror game scary on the Steam Greenlight comments sections or particular games. Conceptual, creeping fear is a term I might use to describe the feel of this indie game.
Anna is a first-person horror adventure that explores the darkest depths of the human psyche. Set in an abandoned sawmill nestled high in the mountains, Anna challenges you to uncover horrific clues and use them to solve puzzles related to your character’s dark past. As you play, Anna will unlock locations and unveil new secrets. The way you play will not only determine the mental health of your main character, but will also lead to one of three possible endings.
As third-person action games being sold for $5 go, this game looks like a bit of fun. I find it hard to judge the combat system based on the videos and pictures I’ve seen, but the environment you get to explore reminds me of the castle from ICO. I’d pay $5 to explore this stand-alone expansion pack.
The mighty mythological hero, Garshasp, travels into distant lands in search for the secrets hidden in the temple of the dragon, unaware of the hidden dangers and creatures awaiting him in the cursed lands.
This action-puzzler on wheels looks complicated and like huge amounts of fun. It’s like someone took my wishlist for modern indie games and made a game out of it. Local co-op and competition, intriguing gameplay, a level editor, and gameplay that is easy to understand and hard to master. Mi gusta.
Colour Bind is a physics platform-puzzler set in an abstract world where gravity is determined not by mass, but by colour. Navigate this unique world by manipulating colour and gravity to solve each level. Beating each unique puzzle in Colour Bind will take patience, intelligence, quick reflexes and sometimes even a helping hand from a friend.
Yep, it’s a derivative movie-licensed Spiderman game. At least it adds to the story, right?
Set shortly after the events of Columbia Pictures’ new film, The Amazing Spider-Man throws New York City’s brand new hero back into free-roaming, web-slinging action, as he protects the Big Apple from a deluge of unimaginable threats.
This Steam Greenlight-approved game is like… The Warioware of point and click adventure games. Looks like some amazing fun, though I’m not sure I totally understand how the game is played.
McPixel is a save-the-day guy that you guide through 100 short challenges in an old-school point’n'click fashion. The goal in each challenge is to prevent stuff from blowing up using available tools! You have only 20 seconds to save the day! Think quick!
You know a game is serious about it’s subject matter when the title includes the word “game” in it. This one is no exception as you race around accurate tracks with accurate cars and garner realistic sponsors without actually making any money off of it. Is the suspicious “2003″ in the product description a typo or did it just take ten years to render everything so accurately?
Experience the 2003 season of the FIA GT Championship first-hand on your PC as you test your skills against over 50 opponents on all the legendary race tracks the FIA GT visited that year.
Developed by racing professionals, GTR is a true milestone when it comes to racing games.
This side-scrolling brawler by The Behemoth was a smash hit on XBLA and it’s finally made the move to Steam. If you haven’t played this game and you enjoy old-school style multiplayer with modern amenities, check this game out. As with all Behemoth games, this one has a disturbing sense of humour.
Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth! Featuring hand-drawn characters, Castle Crashers delivers hi-res visuals like nothing you’ve seen before. Four friends can play locally or online to save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles!
Take an action-RPG and smash the entire game into a 30 second experience, you now have Half Minute Hero. Salt to taste.
The world is at an end, and you have 30 seconds to save it! (30… 29… 28…) Start your quest, meet people that need help, fight through dark dungeons, earn money, upgrade your gear and level up, level up, level up until you triumph over evil and take down the final boss!
The popular Black Ops finally migrates to Mac!
Call of Duty®: Black Ops for the Mac will take you behind enemy lines as a member of an elite special forces unit engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe. With access to exclusive weaponry and equipment, your actions will tip the balance during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known.
This beautiful little strategy game has you indirectly controlling huge fleets of ships as you take over more and more of the galaxy or scream silently in the endless void of defeat.
Planets under Attack offers a surprising depth of gameplay, while its intuitive controls allow even casual gamers to pick it up and feel comfortable immediately. In addition to the addicting gameplay, Planets under Attack is an obvious labor of love.
Were there really four other games with this title? At any rate, you take a single soccer player from rags to riches in this clever game. Just don’t get caught taking steroids.
Live the life of an up-and-coming superstar in this unique football career game. Start out as a 16 year old lad and work your way to the top to become a footballing legend! You need to train hard, play matches, make transfers, do interviews, stay in touch with friends, sign sponsorship deals, go to the casino, buy cars, and more!
Horizontally-scrolling shooters are a very old subgenre dating back to Defender and even earlier titles. They have come a long way without really changing the format all that heavily. This game looks like a bloody good time.
Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat from developer Edelweiss. Explosions, lasers, ships and backgrounds are breathtakingly rendered. The dynamic camera uses vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase cam views to switch up the action and highlight the drama. Use multi-lock-on to shoot tens of missiles at a time and even blow up an entire battleship in the challenging Bonus Zones.
And that’s it for this week, folks. Stay locked to Levelsave for more news and features. Also, head over to Greenlight and vote on some games you’d like to see make it to the Steam library.