The time has come for an honor every indie developer wishes to earn. It’s Steam Greenlight time. The first round of approved games and software for 2014 is here, and 50 new titles will be gradually added to the service. Actually, this time it’s primarily a game related update. 45 of the titles that got a yes were games, and only 5 were gaming related bits of software. Which is a pretty good split. Though, it could be considered 44 games and 6 pieces of software, if you’re of the mind that Depression Quest is more of a tool than a game. (Like me.)
Since there are so many new titles being added, I’m just going to offer a list of some highlighted items that will be coming to Steam soon, thanks to your votes.
- Astrobase Command (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Depression Quest (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Farm for Your Life (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- FPS Creator Reloaded (Windows)
- Hand of Fate (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Lili (Windows)
- Manos: The Hands of Fate (Windows)
- Shadowgate (Windows, Mac)
- The 7th Guest 3: The Collector (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Treasure Adventure World (Windows)
If you want to see the rest, check Steam.
The new list of Steam Greenlight games is awesome, and I’m happy for all those developers. I have a quick question though. Is it just me, or are more and more really indie games making it through? With each update, there are fewer and fewer approved games I recognize. The first two rounds, I recognized almost every game that made it. Since then, it’s fewer and fewer. This time, there are only 10 I know. I haven’t decided yet if that’s a good thing.
Of course, the only real thing that matters with this Steam Greenlight update is that Manos: The Hands of Fate is coming. I can’t wait to buy that again!