Steam Green Light

Guess it got lost in the Halloween sale announcement, but another 100 games passed Greenlight yesterday

I think this is the list:

12TailsOnline - Anime-style MMORPG
3079 - Sci-Fi First-Person Action-RPG
99 Spirits - Puzzle-RPG
A Mass of Dead - Top-Down Zombie Shooter
A.N.N.E - Platforming Shooter with RPG Elements
After Reset - Old-School Fallout-Inspired RPG
ALLBenchmark Catzilla - Benchmarking Software
Ballpoint Universe: Infinite - Side-Scrolling Platforming Shooter
Battle Fortress Tortoise - Third-Person Shooter/Tower Defense
Beast Boxing Turbo - First-Person Boxing Game
Cannons Lasers Rockets - Multiplayer Arcade Space Shooter
Cardinal Quest II - Fantasy Roguelike
Castaway Paradise - Harvest Moon- and Animal Crossing-Inspired Life Simulator
Cloudbuilt - Third-Person Parkour Action-Platformer
Colonies Online - MMORPG/Online Colony-Building Simulator
Cornerstone, The Song of Tyrim - Zelda-Inspired Open-World RPG
Dead Sky - Survival Zombie Shooter
Deadly 30 - Retro-styled Survival Horror
Deckadance - Audio Mixing/DJ Software
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Five Official Doctor Who Adventure Games
Drifter - Open-World Space Shooter/RPG
Enamel - Sci-Fi Action-RPG
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 - Fantasy Turn-Based RPG
Eryi's Action - Retro-styled Platformer
Eschalon: Book III - Old-School Isometric RPG
Estranged: Act I - Exploration-Based First-Person Shooter
Everworld Island - Co-op Platformer/Sandbox Game
Fading Hearts - Dating Sim
Festival of Magic - Fantasy Adventure-RPG
Finding Teddy - Retro-styled Point-and-Click Adventure
Fistful of Frags - Wild West-themed Multiplayer FPS
Flowstorm - Sci-Fi Racing/Aerial Combat Game
Frozen Hearth - Fantasy Real-Time Strategy/RPG
GoD Factory: Wingmen - Multiplayer Space Combat Game
Gun Disassembly 2 - A Game Where You Take Apart and Put Together Guns
Half-Life: Before - Single-Player Half-Life Mod
Hero of the Kingdom - Fantasy Adventure-RPG
Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead - Parody RPG
I Shall Remain - Military Action-RPG - Online Racer
Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery - Point-and-Click Adventure
Jets'n'Guns - 2D Horizontal Shoot-em-up
Last Knight - Fantasy Endless Runner
Loren The Amazon Princess - Fantasy Turn-based RPG
Lost Saga - Brawler/Fighting MMO
Luminesca - Underwater Exploration Game
Magicite - Fantasy Multiplayer Platformer-RPG
Mines of Mars - Procedurally-generated Space Mining Game
Molten Sky - Realistic Air Combat Game
Montas - Modern Survival Horror
Nightrealm Tales - Multiplayer First-Person Hack'n'Slash Game
Nimble Quest - Top-down Action Game Based on Snake
OddPlanet - Limbo-Inspired Side-Scrolling Adventure
Oozi: Earth Adventure - Old-School 2D Platformer
Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion - Third-Person Co-op Hack'n'Slash Game
Our Darker Purpose - Horror Action-RPG
Paper Monsters - 2.5D Platformer
Parallax - First-Person Puzzle-Platformer
Particulars - Science-themed Top-down Action-Puzzler
Pirate Galaxy - Space MMORPG
Platformines - Retro-styled Platformer with RPG Elements
Private Infiltrator - Noir Stealth Game
Probability 0 - Roguelike Platformer
Pulse - First-Person Adventure-Horror
Purge - First-Person Parkour Platformer/Stealth Game
Race To Mars - Space-themed Business Management Simulator
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages - Space Shooter/RPG
Rogue's Tale - Fantasy Roguelike
Rollers of the Realm - Pinball RPG
Savant - Ascent - Vertical Action-Platformer
Science Girls - Modern Day Turn-based RPG
Shaun the Sheep - Home Sheep Home 2 - Platformer
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe - Air Hockey Game
Spintires - Realism-Focused Trucking Simulator
StageLight - Music Creation Software
Sub Rosa - Blocky Multiplayer FPS
Suguri Collection - Shoot-em-up/Fighting Hybrid
Survivor Squad - Squad-Based Survival Game
Tales of Maj'Eyal - Fantasy Roguelike
The Escapists - Prison Break Simulator
The Mandate - Sci-Fi RPG
The Real Texas - Adventure-RPG Inspired by Zelda and Ultima
The Red Solstice - Top-down Co-op Survival Shooter
The Somme - Class-based WWI Multiplayer FPS
The Yawhg - Randomly Generated Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game
Tom vs. The Armies of Hell - Contemporary Action-RPG
Tower of Guns - Roguelike FPS
Trash TV - Platformer in which You're a TV
Two Brothers - Retro-styled Action Adventure Inspired by Game Boy Games
Vanguard Princess - 2D Fighting Game
Void Destroyer - Space Combat/Strategy Hybrid
Will To Survive - Alien Invasion-themed Survival
Wings of Vi - 2D Platformer
Worlds of Magic - Fantasy Strategy Game Inspired by Master of Magic
WorldShift - MMORPG/Strategy Hybrid
XING: The Land Beyond - Puzzle-Adventure Dealing with the Afterlife
Xsyon: Prelude - Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
You Are Not The Hero - Fantasy Platformer-RPG
Zigfrak - Space-based Action-RPG
Zombeer - "First-Person-Survival-Horror-Comedy-Shooter"

Void Destroyer - Space Combat/Strategy Hybrid
Zigfrak - Space-based Action-RPG

Heard about these from the SGJ podcast.

Eschalon: Book III - Old-School Isometric RPG
Tales of Maj'Eyal - Fantasy Roguelike
Worlds of Magic - Fantasy Strategy Game Inspired by Master of Magic

Awesome! But then...

ALLBenchmark Catzilla - Benchmarking Software
Deckadance - Audio Mixing/DJ Software

These aren't games...

Cannons Lasers Rockets - Multiplayer Arcade Space Shooter

This might be cool, but I still remember Stellar Impact.

12TailsOnline - Anime-style MMORPG
99 Spirits - Puzzle-RPG
Suguri Collection - Shoot-em-up/Fighting Hybrid
Vanguard Princess - 2D Fighting Game


Epic Battle Fantasy 4 - Fantasy Turn-Based RPG
Mines of Mars - Procedurally-generated Space Mining Game

Flash games...

Colonies Online - MMORPG/Online Colony-Building Simulator

Oh great, more Evony cow clickers.

Gun Disassembly 2 - A Game Where You Take Apart and Put Together Guns

Oh great, more mobile games.

Half-Life: Before - Single-Player Half-Life Mod

I don't have anything against mods, but every mod is one less GAME.

I think the comments section pretty much sums it up. Greenlight is becoming the garbage bin of the internet. There are 91 comments so far on the news post and 4 of them take the words right out of my mouth. "still no Drox Operative?". You let a fricken AIR HOCKEY game onto Steam and Drox still can't get a slot?

Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion

That's all, folks. All of the games have been made. We're done here.

New batch of 39 games announced today, with one of them being problematic to say the least: CLANG, which likely may never get finished. So Greenlight is sort of improving (more games per batch and batches happening more frequently), but Valve is still not handling it as well as it should.

Black Gold Online
Bollywood Wannabe
Bot Colony
Castle In The Darkness
Chuck’s Challenge 3D
The Dark Phantom
Death Road
Freedom Fall
Gunman Clive
Kopatel Online
Little Racers STREET
Liquid Rhythm Intro
Lords of Discord
Lords of Xulima
MechKnight Chronicles: Knightfall
Motor Rock
Paradise Lost: First Contact
Pixel Boy
Ratz Instagib
RaySupreme 3D
Smooth Operators
Stick ‘Em Up 2
Super Chain Crusher Horizon
The Tale of ALLTYNEX
Toki Remake
Undead Overlord
Wheels of Destruction
Wilson Chronicles

MeatMan wrote:

New batch of 39 games announced today, with one of them being problematic to say the least: CLANG, which likely may never get finished.

Yeah, that's a good example of them not doing the due diligence they claim they're doing when deciding what gets approved.

Keep in mind that this just means Valve is going to contact Subudai Corp. about a distribution contract. It doesn't mean they're going to actually sell the game, but they could if Subudai wants to eventually sell Clang! in some form.

Hasn't Gunman Clive been around for a while?

Flash games, check. Evony cow clickers, check. No Drox Operative, check. Just what Steam needs, CALL CENTRE simulators!

I'm sure there is a gem in there somewhere but I honestly don't care enough to find it at this point.

Tamren wrote:

Flash games, check. Evony cow clickers, check. No Drox Operative, check. Just what Steam needs, CALL CENTRE simulators!

I'm sure there is a gem in there somewhere but I honestly don't care enough to find it at this point.

Yeah...I thought Greenlight was supposed to prevent sh*t like that from getting in.

Another month, another 100 games Greenlit

3089 - Basically Space Minecraft
99 Levels To Hell - Fantasy Roguelike Platformer/Shooter
Abducted - Alien Abduction-Themed Adventure/RPG
Alpha Kimori - Episodic Anime-style JRPG
Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender - Retro-style SHMU
Arcane Worlds - Magic Carpet-inspired Sandbox Game
Armed! - Sci-fi Turn-based Multiplayer Strategy
Avan Story - Anime-style Adventure Game
Bardbarian - Tower Defense/RPG/RTS Hybrid
Beware Planet Earth! - Sci-fi Tower Defense
BlackSoul - Third-person Survival Horror
Bloom: Memories - Fantasy Action RPG / Adventure
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle - Point-and-click Adventure
CDF Ghostship - Sci-fi Survival Horror
Coma: Mortuary - Horror/Adventure
Company of Heroes: Eastern Front - Fan-made Expansion for CoH
Consortium - Sci-fi First-person RPG
continue?9876543210 - Retro-style Action Game about Dead Game Characters
Conversion - Fan-made Midquel to Portal and Portal 2
Critical Point: Incursion - Contemporary Arcade FPS
Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore - Turn-based Retro-style Fantasy RPG
Dex - Sci-fi Sidescrolling Action RPG
Dragons and Titans - Free Fantasy MOBA
Dragons' Odyssey - Retro-style JRPG
DRAKERZ: Confrontation - Online Card Game with AR Elements
Driftmoon - Fantasy Adventure/RPG
EF-12 - 3D Fighting Game Creator
Enola - Horror/Adventure
EvilQuest - Fantasy Action RPG with a Villain Protagonist
Final Rush - Co-op Robot Shooter
FootLOL: Epic Fail League - Soccer Game with Weapons
Frogatto & Friends - Retro-style Platformer
Full Bore - Exploration-focused Open-world Puzzler
Geekbench 3 - Benchmarking Tool
Girls Like Robots - Hand-drawn Puzzler
Global Outbreak - Squad-based Top-down Shooter
Go! Go! Nippon! - Tourism-themed Dating Sim
Grapple - Contemporary 3D Puzzle Platformer
Gridiron Solitaire - Football-themed Card Game
Guerrilla Bob - Contemporary Top-down Shooter
Guns N Zombies - Top-down Zombie Shooter
Guts! - Roguelike Tactical RPG
High Strangeness - Retro-style RPG, Blends 8-bit and 16-bit
Ichi - One-button Puzzler
Imagia - Photo Editor
Imagine Nations - Sandbox Game
Interference - Stealth Puzzle-Platformer
International Racing Squirrels - Race Management Sim
Kingz Online - Fantasy MMORTS
Krautscape - Multiplayer Racing Game
La Tale - Free-to-play Fantasy MMORPG
Light - Minimalist Stealth Game
Major Mayhem - Retro-style Side-scrolling Shooter
Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox - Roguelike First-person RPG
Mansion Lord - Murder Mystery RPG/Management Sim
Masters of the World 3 - Geopolitics Simulator
Masterspace - Sci-fi Building/Exploration Sandbox
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae - Anime-style Third-person Beat 'em up
Mobiloid - Robot-building Puzzler
Modulate - Sci-fi First-person Puzzler
Monster Shooter - 2D Sci-fi Top-down Shooter
Mr. Bree+ - Side-scrolling Adventure-Platformer
Muffin Knight - Fantasy Side-scrolling Brawler/RPG
Narcissu 1st & 2nd - Contemporary Visual Novel
Of Light & Shadow - Fantasy Puzzle-Platformer
One Finger Death Punch - Cinema style Kung-fu-themed Brawler
Organic Panic - Food-themed Side-scrolling Shooter
Out of the Park Baseball 14 - Baseball Management Sim
Out There Somewhere - Retro-style Sci-fi Puzzle Platformer
Panzer Corps Wehrmacht - WWII-themed Turn-based Strategy
Paper Sorcerer - Fantasy Turn-based RPG
Pitiri 1977 - 70s Sci-fi-themed Retro-style Platformer
Pixel Piracy - Open-ended Pirate RPG
Potatoman Seeks the Troof - Potato-themed Retro-style Platformer
Probably Archery - QWOP-esque Archery Game
Red Baron - WWI-themed Flight Sim
Residue - Contemporary Adventure-Platformer
Rooks Keep - Fantasy Deathmatch Arena Game
Saturday Morning RPG - Contemporary Retro-style Episodic RPG
Scraps - Vehicle Combat Game with Custom-built Cars
Skyjacker - Free-roaming Space Sim
Spacecom - Minimalist Sci-fi Multiplayer Strategy
Spellirium - Puzzler/Point-and-click Adventure
Sprite Lamp - 2D Art Tool
Stasis - Isometric Sci-fi Horror/Adventure
Super Code Webpage Developer - Entry-level Web Page Designer Software
The DyVox Sandbox - Building Sandbox Game
The Girl and the Robot - Third-person Fantasy Action-Adventure
The Last Door - Horror/Point-and-click Adventure
The Stomping Land - Multiplayer Dinosaur Survival Sim
Tower of the Gorillion - Game Boy-style Co-op Platformer
Turbo Dismount - Physics-based Score Attack Game
Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta - Contemporary Third-person Adventure
Victory: The Age of Racing - Racer with RPG Elements
Villagers and Heroes - Free-to-play Online RPG
War of the Human Tanks - Anime-style Contemporary Strategy Game
Wayward - Wilderness Survival Roguelike
WazHack - Side-scrolling Turn-based Roguelike
Wyv and Keep - Fantasy Side-scrolling Puzzle-Platformer
Zombie Grinder - Retro-style Co-op Zombie Shooter

OOTP14 made it!!!!

We've gotta get Drox Operative in. This is stupid.

I think Ichi was a phone game. Seems like one of those free apps of the day I got from Amazon and actually played.

Couple others sound familiar.

Interesting there's a dating sim. No birds though? :p

Steam bloatware in 5, 4, 3, 2, .... liftoff.

garion333 wrote:

We've gotta get Drox Operative in. This is stupid.

Agreed. Terrible that this cannot get on Steam. Maybe if Steven put a popup at the start of the game like OotP did to remind people to vote and tell their friends, maybe that would work.

(No, please don't do this)

Edit: also happy to see Gridiron Solitaire make it.

One Finger Death Punch is going to steam? That is pure awesome! I've played that to completion on the first difficulty level and went straight to the second difficulty level and I'm still enjoying it! The thing is so simple, you fight with only the left and right mouse buttons and attack only when the guys are in range as they come from the left and right side of the screen. Looks almost kinda like NES Kung Fu how the guys come, but plays like a rhythm game with only those two mouse buttons. If you attack when they're not in range, you'll miss and likely take a hit if anyone is close enough; and there are weapons, power ups, and other enemy types that will mix things up though the carnage. If any of this sounds interesting, it is an xbox indie title, and I'm going to take a guess that it is cheaper on xbox and you should at least try it once.

Sorry for the big paragraph there, but I've really enjoyed One Finger Death Punch way too much for some strange reason. It took me completely by surprise and had to share the joy of it (again).

As for the rest, I recognize a few games off the list here, since they were part of previous indie bundles at groupees or indie royale, or cell phone games. Ones that I see that are from previous bundles of some sort:

3089 - Randomly generated Sci RPG world that looks like minecraft
99 Levels To Hell - permadeath randomly generated rougelike sidescroller (royale bundle)
Beware Planet Earth! - Tower defense (royale bundle)
Driftmoon - an RPG of some sort, I seem to recall this getting some coverage at amazon?
EvilQuest - fantasy rpg that plays a little like the old Crystalis on the NES, but you're evil and the graphics is of the xbox indie pallet/animation style sort of thing (royale bundle)
Frogatto & Friends - 2d platformer (royale bundle I believe)
Ichi - one button timing puzzle game that I know exists on the android (gala & royale bundle)
Major Mayhem - sidescroller, I believe also on phones (I believe royale bundle, but may have been gala)
Pitiri 1977 - I know this was from a bundle, but don't know anything about it (royale bundle)
Rooks Keep - part of a previous indie royale bundle, haven't played it (royale bundle)
Muffin Knight - I remember seeing this 2d platformer on the Android store, but don't know anything about it

Bill Harris's GridIron Solitaire made it!!! That is a Day One purchase for me.



I'm launching Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge on Steam on monday december 9th.
I hope you guys like it.
I'm really proud of it.


50 new titles Greenlit today:

AIDA64 Extreme
Anarchy Arcade
Astral Terra
Astrobase Command
Black Fire
Breach & Clear
Bullet Bros
Crying is not Enough
Dark Horizons: Mechanized Assault Vehicle
Depression Quest
Dollhouse: Room 1313
Earth: Year 2066
Ethan: Meteor Hunter
EVGA Precision X
Farm for your Life
FPS Creator Reloaded
From The Depths
Hand of Fate
Helicopter Simulator: Search and Rescue
Highland Wars
Kill Them All
Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan
Lambda Wars
Last Dream
MANOS: The Hands of Fate
Marvin's Mittens
nKPro Racing
One Way Heroics
Paranormal State: Poison Spring
Photo Blend 3D
Reallusion CrazyTalk7
Spark Rising
Steam Squad
Subject 9
The 7th Guest 3: The Collector
The Memory of Eldurîm
The Note
The Repopulation
The Town Of Light
Treasure Adventure World
X-Plane 10

Still no Drox Operative, a finished game from a publisher/developer which already has three games on Steam. :headbangingagainstthewall: :brokenrecord:

Tamren wrote:
Depression Quest is an award-winning interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression.

I'm not paying money for something I already have.

I believe they're releasing that for free.

Still no Drox Operative. Amazing.

Depression Quest is an award-winning interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression.

I'm not paying money for something I already have.

Today we’ve Greenlit another batch of 50 titles to advance through Steam Greenlight, and be offered worldwide distribution via Steam.

These titles were selected on the same criteria we have been using in the past: Votes in Greenlight give us a hugely valuable point of data in gauging community interest along with external factors such as press reviews, crowd-funding successes, performance on other similar platforms, and awards and contests to help form a more complete picture of community interest in each title.

So... what about the part where the game is or is not actually DONE yet?

Just to depress everyone a bit more let me copy and paste the text that accompanies each game name. This is the first thing people must have read when they decided to vote for these games on Greenlight. If I actually cared about Greenlight at this point I would expect to see a short and concise explanation of what your game is about. And if that didn't catch me I would be highly unlikely to read about your game further, let alone cast a vote. Now some of the *cough* developers handled this pretty well, others didn't.

You can live inside your computer; Immerse yourself like never before possible.
... (yes, that's literally all that shows)
!!!Current gameplay videos and images are from an alpha build. We'll be updating w
Welcome to Mechanized Assault Vehicle
Dollhouse, at its beta version, won the award at Level Up 2013, Toronto's largest
Ethan: Meteor Hunter (the name of the game, which doesn't tell me anything about it)
The next generation of NVIDIA overclocking software has arrived with EVGA Prec
The Ultimate FPS Game Creator for the PC - the defacto standard by which all o
Help us cross the finishing and get this great racer on Steam!
Across all dimensions, the only constant is Darkness!
Photo Blend 3D is an unique non-destructive photo editor to quickly combine parts
Reallusion CrazyTalk7 is the most popular facial animation tool that uses sound
Welcome, my friends, to Shadowgate!
Learn what game designers David Jaffe and Jenova Chen have to say about Sp
We are currently fundraising on Kickstarter! See the links section at the si

This is incidentally what you'll see if you go to the Drox Operative page on Greenlight:

Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows and Mac.


gravity wrote:

Still no Drox Operative. Amazing.

The hell? That game is way better than most of these, and it's actually finished.

That makes no sense whatsoever.

Malor wrote:

That makes no sense whatsoever.

When you consider this is the same community that Greenlit Dragon's Lair, and then voted to give it a community choice discount in a Steam sale.... it makes so much sense.

I don't think the problem with Drox Operative is that it's a bad game. I think their problem is they don't have anyone championing it. The main reason a lot of these crowd-funded games get in is because the standard operating procedure is to launch your Kickstarter/IndieGoGo campaign, then put up a Greenlight page and direct traffic between both pages. Drox came out before the crowd-funding rush so they never really had a chance to get the word out to a massive number of people.

At this point I think it's going to take something like a press outlet (ie. Giant Bomb, PC Gamer, etc.) or a popular YouTuber to direct people to the Greenlight page for Drox.

And that's ultimately a lot of the problem with the system. It's less merit and more about publicity. Although I have a hard time believing that a strictly merit based system would even give a game written in Twine (ie. Depression Quest) a first look. Honestly I can't think of a good way for Valve to crowd-source games to investigate for their store. They've done a private selection process, they've tried crowd-sourcing. I'm not totally sure what other options they have.

Giant Bomb did a Quick a Look and Jeff mentioned it on the Bomb Cast a few times. He really liked it. That was exactly 1 year ago.

I kinda wonder if the Drox guys pissed off someone at Valve.

Well, I finally went and gave Drox Operative a greenlight yes vote so you guys might stop complaining.

shoptroll wrote:

They've done a private selection process, they've tried crowd-sourcing. I'm not totally sure what other options they have.

Have. Standards.

I would not be surprised in the least if there are organized companies out there who bot up support for games in return for payment. Or groups of people who specifically upvote terrible games for the lulz. The barest veneer of human moderation would apply enough of a sanity check to keep these things out. But since we clearly don't have an intelligent being sorting these games by any semblance of merit. Greenlight just becomes a bucket full of sh*t that gets kicked over whenever it becomes too full. I don't have any other way to describe it, it's just such a farce.

New batch of 50 games

Tamren complaining about Drox Operative in 3... 2... 1...

No Photos, Please! looks pretty cool. Very much in the style of Spy Party.

Unsurprisingly, Rain World was also in there.

Aces Wild - I might have to give this a look at.
Inverto - From what I played so far, it is an interesting first person puzzler, but it is a bit rough.
MorphVOX - I'd get this as a joke for myself with a steam sale
Zoom Player - If they make something for big picture mode, this could be very interesting.

Some of you will be happy to know Drox Operative finally got greenlit.