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Posts tagged “Steam Greenlight”

SPACECOM Wants To Deceive You On Steam Greenlight

The next year may end up bringing us X: Rebirth, Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen, each one a more staggering depiction of outerspace than we've ever seen. But for all their graphical eye-kisses, there's still room in my heart for cold blue circles against a background of deep black. That's what SPACECOM looks to offer: a multiplayer strategy game about deception with a clean, futuristic…

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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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Race The Sun, Hyper Light Drifter, 30 More Greenlit

This week, on a very special episode of As The Greenlight Turns, social intrigue rules the spotlight. Remember Race The Sun? It's an excellent blink-and-you're-wall-pizza racer in its own right, but it also recently catapulted its way into prominence due to its trouble getting on Steam, abysmal initial sales, and a subsequent, er, sale its developers organized for others suffering from their same plight. Well, all that…

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Treely Magic: Arcane Worlds

It's amazing the difference one change can make. The last time I peeked into the rug-ged world of Arcane Worlds, a game basically built out of memories of Magic Carpet, it didn't have trees. It was just a barren world beneath a burning sun that you could flood or crack open with spells. That was kind of enough to give me a few hours of…

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Greenlit: Next Car, Eden Star, SUPERHOT, More

Valve may not have pushed another 100 titles through Steam Greenlight's mighty monetary birthing canal, but the latest batch of 25 is nothing to scoff at. Do you want Dear-Esther-influenced Mars exploration? You've got it. Car games (that are currently titled, er, Car Game)? There's plenty of that too. And survival-horror? Well of course there's survival-horror. There always is. This is Greenlight we're talking about.…

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Just Watch: Next Car Game’s Incredible Physics

Bugbear, the makers of the glorious FlatOut, recently announced a crowd-funded car crashing game, intermediately titled Next Car Game. To help tempt you with those papery things in your wallet, they've released a video detailing the destruction engine that the game will have. You should watch it, and make sure your hands are free so you can give it a round of applause. It's beautiful.

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Let’s Play With Your Mind: The Stanley Parable Trailer

This Stanley Parable trailer is definitely my favourite game trailer of the second Wednesday Thursday (this post was written yesterday, time fans) of September of the year 2013. The developer has embraced popular culture and asked Youtube game talker-over Chilled Chaos to make one of those Let's Play things, but all is not as it seems. Watch as the boring corridors slowly lull the gabbing…

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We Are Floating In Space: PULSAR: Lost Colony

I swear, if one of the potentially awesome space adventure games in development doesn't come out soon I might just explode. The problem is I'm so swollen with anticipation that I might just start another Big Bang, which would create another universe that doesn't have these games in development. Just give me one right now! Like Pulsar: Lost Colony, a sort of first-person co-operative FTL…

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Foot-To-Landmine: FootLOL – Epic Fail League

If I had just the right test tube and one of Mr Bunsen's Bestest Burners, I reckon I could scientifically prove that FootLOL: Epic Fail League is the worst title since Henry VIII appointed a young cleric as his Royal Glans Grater, purely to irritate the delicate sensibilities of Pope Clement VII. As it is, all I have is a broken slide rule and a…

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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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GOG’s Greenlight? Indie Submissions Portal Opened

Steam Greenlight's still a contentious way to do business. The $100 cost of entry, the required cheer-leading, it's a lot of effort for no guarantee. And while I get the idea of having an established community is important, I'm glad I'm not an indie developer attempting to shout above the noise on there. GOG.com's new indie submission portal seems to have taken in a lot…

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Satellite Reign, 7 Days To Die, Maia, More Greenlit

The Steam Greenlight machine keeps right on churning, and I have to say: it's getting a little more efficient. Initially, batches of new games were wheezing out in sickly trickles, but now we're getting 15-game shotgun bursts every couple weeks. There's still plenty of room for improvement of course, and it remains to be seen whether or not Valve can keep pushing this pace, but it's…

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I Feel The Need: Need For Madness?

Sometimes Lewie Procter is very useful. Not only does he do the delightful Bargain Bucket, but he is also, and this is a huge secret, quite good at videogames. That is quite terrifying to anyone else who happens to write about videogames, because we actually try not to be good at videogames so that we will have time to write about videogames. But Lewie can…

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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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Valve Admits To Greenlight’s Failings, Working On Fixes

Recently, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail told me that he thinks Greenlight is "the worst thing that’s ever happened to Steam". I don't think all developers feel quite as strongly, but Valve's kinda crowd-sourced attempt at game curation has certainly ruffled some creatorly feathers. It's not particularly transparent with gamers either, leaving it in a rather unenviable position all around. So first, the good news: Valve is…

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[Look At] The [Adventurezator] [Trailer]

There are very good reasons why adventure games are not emergent. If the colander isn't found under the pig then there will be no way to strain the pasta to feed to the the astronaut that will make him bloated so he'll adjust the orbit of the moon so that the waves are choppier and the lady on the boat leaves her door unlocked because…

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Left 4 Xed? Check Out This Alien Swarm FPS Mod

3761 AD. Seattle. A line of tourists is snaking around a wrecked skyscraper. If we listen closely, we can hear their guide: "... this is the cupboard where they found the 'test heads', and this is where they arrested Robin "Mad Hatter" Walker, who admitted to 243402 counts of decapitation. That's the rebuilt Dota 2 annex. The war where the Dota 2 team attempted to…

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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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Isometric Espionage: 40 Mins Of Black Annex

All of a sudden, espionage is cool again. I'd suggest it has something to do with WikiLeaks, but the last time I typed a nice thing about WikiLeaks my PC started making funny noises and a flower delivery truck spent three days outside my house. And I hadn't ordered any flowers, sheeple. Anyway, I blew that van up and then the police came. Coincidence? I…

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