Everyone, it’s OK. You can calm down now. Put away your finely honed rioting tools and carefully calibrated bludgeoning instruments. Octodad: Dadliest Catch, you see, finally got the Greenlight go-ahead to haphazardly fling itself in Steam’s general direction. After flopping and flailing about in hilarious frustration for 30 or so minutes, it also managed to affix 20 other games to its tentacles – which it will now nonchalantly drag onto the storefront with it. Or maybe they were just greenlit the normal way as well, but this is how I choose to interpret the information I’ve been given.
21 games! That’s quite a number – especially in comparison to last month’s round of ten. It’s a pretty impressive selection, too, ranging from wonderful (Octodad, Stanley Parable) to questionable (Postal 2). Here’s the full list, which is dizzyingly tall. Be careful, move slowly, and just remember: don’t look down. Well, actually do look down, but just… you know… except with… ABORT METAPHOR. DROP SMOKE BOMB. ENGAGE JETPACK.
- Afterfall InSanity Extended Edition
- Folk Tale
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
- Interstellar Marines
- Lost Story: The Last Days of Earth
- Miner Wars 2081
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch
- POSTAL 2 COMPLETE
- Secrets of Grindea
- The Intruder
- The Stanley Parable: HD Remix
Phew. So yes, that brings the total number of greenlit games up to 30. Sadly, however, only one – the unabashedly crass, frequently brilliant McPixel – has actually completed its Valve-assisted 38km space dive onto Steam. Hopefully, more will soon follow, as a few absences like Black Mesa and other completed mods are extremely curious. I mean, what’s the hold up? It’s been two months, and we’ve only seen a single game complete the full process. That’s just unacceptable.
If nothing else, though, the selection process is moving along at a nice enough clip. The latest batch presents a pretty decent mix of well-known and relatively obscure, too, so I can’t entirely fault the system as is. It absolutely still needs work, but some results are definitely better than none. Hopefully, soon it’ll pick up ste… stea… ABORT AWFUL PUN. ENGAGE SHAME AMPLIFICATION DEVICE. AND ALSO JETPACK.