By Nathan Grayson on January 16th, 2013 at 10:00 am.
Steam Greenlight continues to make dreams come true – you know, assuming those dreams are hoisted atop the shoulders of marketing savvy, inherent appeal to a very specific audience, and sometimes implausibly fortuitous happenings, anyway. Ultimately, though, the results are usually quite nice, and this time around appears to be no different. Ten more games have been granted eternal respite in Valve’s hallowed halls, and only one of them’s technically older than many of the people who voted for it. Aside from Larry’s lizardly remake, standouts include the exquisitely handsome-looking MaK, American McGee’s Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, and the supremely Dungeon-Keeper-y War for the Overworld.
Here’s the full list, courtesy of Valve’s Executive VP of List-Typing and Nothing Else (who’s probably still smarter than any of us):
- Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
- DLC Quest
- Eador. Masters of the Broken World
- Leisure Suit Larry
- The Age of Decadence
- War For The Overworld
Asylum‘s a horror-themed point ‘n’ click whose demo popped out of nowhere and scared me straight-jacket-less a while back, so it’s definitely nice to see that one get its dues. I confess to having never played DLC Quest, though I’ve heard it’s a charmingly satirical hop ‘n’ bopper. Meanwhile, Adam called La Mulana ”the Indiana Jones Metroidvania game I always wanted,” which is the string of words I didn’t know I always wanted until just now. Unepic slots nicely into the Metroidvania mold as well, though presumably with desecration of fewer objects that belong in museums. Oh, and then… hmmm. So Eador looks like Age of Wonders, but Age of Decadence looks kinda like a golden age Black Isle RPG, only Roman.
Phew, OK, I think that’s all of them. It’s quite a haul, huh? But, contrary to popular belief, Steam still does not, in fact, possess all the games. So then, in your opinion, which game-shaped hole is causing Steam to gush the most precious, precious monetary lifeblood?