As you may or may not know, Steam has been busy at work creating an infrastructure that will bring it above and beyond it’s just digital distributor status. This includes opening up a hardware deptartment and creating a new controller-friendly UI for use on your TV. Their latest push for world domination is the Steam Software suite. These game-creation programs include the novice-level GameMaker: Studio, as well as some more professional modelling, texturing, and artistic pieces. Besides all that, Steam has released some awesome games! Let’s check them out.
Looking very much like an RTS, Carrier Command promises more of an action bent with only some strategy elements. Is this the strategic/action lovechild we’ve been waiting for? I’d love to hear some opinions from someone who has played it.
From the creators of the award-winning Arma™ tactical military shooter series comes a next-gen re-imagination of a groundbreaking 80s classic. Set in a vast open archipelago, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission brings a breathtaking combination of action game and strategy elements!
Looking every bit the cross between Worms and SOLdat, Cortex Command is an indie game that pushes the current revitalization of the real-time strategy genre to a place we haven’t yet seen.
A project over eleven years in the making, Cortex Command has rich 2D pixel graphics coupled with an extremely detailed physics engine, which allows for highly replayable and emergent real-time action. There is also a turn-based strategic campaign mode which ties the tactical fights together, featuring persistent terrains that will accumulate the battle scars, debris, and bunker ruins through your entire campaign.
This highly-anticipated late medieval knights multiplayer action game features some amazing-looking combat in which your mouse movements emulate the slashes, thrusts and lancings portrayed on-screen. Paradox strikes again!
The years of 1455-1485 in England are an extraordinary setting filled with conflict, treachery and bloodshed. In the wake of the “death of chivalry” at Agincourt in 1415 and the introduction of gunpowder, warfare changed – the gloves came off, so to speak. The old and the new clashed on the battlefield while personal vendettas motivated the desire for war.
Abstract and beautiful, this Atari-inspired shooter shines as a testament to gameplay being king. CommanderVideo never had it so good, nor so rough.
BIT.TRIP CORE visits a darker place in CommanderVideo’s saga, taking the player into unfamiliar territory as they use NES-style controls to blast their way through the barrage of Beats in this rhythm-music adventure.
This action platformer radiates character in the same way that Raskulls and Rayman: Origins does. Let’s just hope the gameplay can keep up with the beautiful, comic graphics.
Hell Yeah! is a crazy action-adventure platformer… In Hell. You are Ash, a devil rabbit and the prince of Hell. When some jerk finds it funny to post your secret intimate photos all over the Hell-ternet, you get VERY angry. Time to seek out the bastard and destroy him once and for all.
And that’s it for this week. Don’t forget to check out the new software section of the Steam website, some of the tools are free! Stay locked to Levelsave for more news and reviews of the latest games, and remember to save often.