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Posts tagged “Greenlight”

Bird-Brained: Nelly Cootalot’s On Greenlight

The extremely lovely point and click adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy appeared when RPS was but a fledgling chick, not sure how to arrange text and images. The game, however, knew exactly how to arrange such things, the sweetest love letter from boyfriend to girlfriend, and a damned funny little adventure too. Last year saw a sequel, The Fowl Fleet successfully seek funding on Kickstarter,…

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Deadly Steam Rooms Of Death: DROD On Greenlight

I'm very late to this particular party but I'm also incapable of ignoring a good DROD story when I see one. For those not in the know, DROD (Deadly Rooms Of Death) is a long-running series of top-down dungeon crawlers. The first game is seventeen years old and the latest (and possibly final) came out last month. There's a demo available as well as 'lite'…

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Free Thinking: POP Methodology Experiment One

The video just below the break will probably tell you all you need to know about POP Methodology Experiment One. In fact, you probably don't need to go that far because the title is something of a giveaway, isn't it? It's a far cry from WarGun and a fairly good indicator of what you're letting yourself in for when you download the game. And you…

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Spook Central: Spectre Lets You Haunt Your Friends

I am unfrightenable in games. I blame growing up in a place where there was once a riot between primary schools (that's 5-12 year-olds, and I honestly wish I were joking), and that time a dude chased me through the overgrown wreck of an abandoned power plant and I had a small panic attack afterwards. I'm fine now, but growing up in that sort of…

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Fish-Piercing Shooter: Shark Attack Deathmatch

If you ever wanted to act like an Australian politician, Shark Attack Deathmatch is the game for you. It's an online shooter begging for votes on Greenlight where, for some reason, divers are so furious with each other that they're unwilling to surface to fight. They remain beneath the waves, firing harpoons at each other in shark-infested waters. The last time I had a problem…

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Save The Whales. Or Drill Them. In Windforge

One of the best looking games I saw at GDC in March this year was Windforge. And then I didn't tell you anything about it. Why not? Because hacking around on an early version, it still felt too soon. Drilling flying whales for building materials is obviously enough to ensure classic status, but the timing wasn't yet right. With the game now looking to hit…

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Live From Chanel 9: Attractio

A thing I've noticed about trailers is they very rarely show you the player failing. You can see why - a game wants to show itself as this vivid, exciting time, where you will endlessly succeed. But it certainly proves refreshing to see a game showing failure, as is evident in the trailer for elaborate first-person, gravity-themed puzzle game Attractio. And if you want to…

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Greenlight Releases 100 Prisoners, Sanctions Lightened

By criminy, Steam's daft Greenlight is letting a lot of games through at the moment. 100 more after the 37 a couple of weeks ago. That makes a total of 262 games cleared for entry in the last three months. That's a lot of games. Does it mean Greenlight is finally working? No, of course not. But it does mean there's a long, long list…

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Greenlight Pit Barbarians Unleash 37 New Games

The Greenlight additions are coming thick and fast now. Another 37 games have been released from the Humiliation Cage. 100 emerged in August, another 25 last month. It's a lot of new games. This latest collection includes FOTONICA, Fran Bow, Neverending Nightmares, Rimworld and Real World Racing. And one-man miracle, Universum: War Front.

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Block And Baffle: CLARK

When I see block-pushing puzzle games, which require the sort of forward-thinking and careful positioning that I'm somehow incapable of, I reckon my response is similar to John's when he's assaulted by a popular sports management simulation. I don't want to push the block to redirect the laser onto the switch to open the gateway that leads to the next puzzle. I don't want to…

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Thumb Pulled? 100 More Titles Greenlit

The Greenlight program has hardly been without its detractors. When first announced it seemed as if the indie messiah had arrived, parting the seas of bad games to allow those noble and true forward. Then the waters muddied as its systems and comments sections were overtaken by Steam's worst trolls. Now it lies as a problematic but necessary tool of indie game development. But perhaps…

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Rooooooooxanne, You Do Have To Put On A Greenlight

There's been another round of Greenlight clearances. While Valve are hopefully tearing the ghastly model into eighty-thousand parts, and then scattering them around the farthest reaches of the universe such that they can never be reformed again, in the meantime a new collection of games have escaped the spike-laden pits and will be on Steam proper. Fourteen of them, in fact, including badger sim, Shelter,…

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Feature: Indie Megachat Ultrotranscript, Pt 2

Avellone, Vlambeer, Introversion On Kickstarter, Greenlight

The megachat continues! At the behest of many, I'm carving it into the Internet's unforgetting¬†crystalline¬†walls - one hefty chunk at a time - because mere ears could not withstand its relentless auditory onslaught. Last time, I gathered Obsidian's Chris Avellone, Dreamfall's Ragnar Tornquist, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, Introversion's Chris Delay, and Redshirt's Mitu¬†Khandaker to discuss what exactly makes each of them "indie" despite their exceedingly different…

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Super-Duper Breakout: Caromble

Certainly the phrase "a modern Breakout" is one that appears far too often in the world of indie games. Generally it means the bat-n-ball game has ridiculous amounts of volumetric lighting, and none of the art of panache of an Arkanoid. But Caromble looks like it's taking the "modern" part much more seriously. While seemingly true to the core concept of a sliding barrier-bat and…

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There Is No Barrier To The Door Kickers Trailer

There's a small part of every ex-PCGer that wants to be Tim Stone. His life must be wonderful: there's a bounty of games made just for him, and his writing toolbox is packed with punnage. He was, and still is, a secret weapon: perfect pages delivered on time. If you want to be a games writer, study his work. He's makes me want to play…

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A Zombie Is You: Ray’s The Dead Trailllllerrrr

Sometimes a pun appears that is so bad that it manages to elevate all other culture. I've tried and failed many times to create such a pun in my lab, and the many RPS comment threads are probably ground zero of several pun epidemics that have taken their toll on the world. It's over. We failed. I've discovered a pun so grotesquely awful that even…

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Well This Looks Damned Spooky

The Hidden is one of my favourite games: it's a mod for Half-Life 2 Deathmatch in which one side is a SWAT team, and the other side is a slippery, invisible, singular monster (now I've mentioned it, I am doomed to play it all weekend). The reason it's in my head is because of Damned, another asymmetrical multiplayer game that popped up in my inbox…

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Postal Dad: Stanliest Gnome – 21 New Games Greenlit

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…

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