It has arrived! This is Episode 3 of our ongoing "Steam Greenlight Spotlight" video series! The series, for those unfamiliar, showcases our Top 7 games (as selected by the community and our staff) on Steam's Greenlight service each week. These are the up-and-coming stars of the indie scene that deserve more attention, so if you like what you see, be sure to vote for the games you want available on Steam! In this episode, we once again delve into the best-of-the-best for Steam Greenlight, helping you figure out which games should be watched.
Continue on for the video!
Steam's "Greenlight" sector of their Steam Community page is a section dedicated to upcoming games vying for a chance to land on Steam. Games which reach 100% of the required yes votes will be sent to Valve for review, and upon passing, they will be available on Steam for purchase and/or download!
And as always, here's a transcript of the video for those at work:
Hey everyone, this is Steve from GamersNexus.net! Welcome the third episode of Greenlight Spotlight, our community-driven overview of games you should watch on Steam's Greenlight service! Please leave a comment below to nominate the games for next week's video!
Vitrum: This week, we start with Vitrum in slot 7! Vitrum is a first-person puzzle/platformer game that emulates the freedom of movement found in Portal and QUBE, with a Q. In Vitrum, it is our objective to collect objects by overcoming obstacles and solving puzzles with our cybernetic powers - like gravity inversion, materialization, and inhuman jumps. The game boasts more than 45 stages and currently has a demo available, which you'll find on their Greenlight page.
MagicMaker: MagicMaker, our sixth slot, has the potential to be a mechanical masterpiece! The bright and plucky platformer utilizes your own creativity as its core mechanic -- as you explore the environment, you collect spell components that can be put toward custom sorcery; the devs suggest that more than one MILLION spell combinations are available, including optical lasers, making things go boom, homing devices, portals with which you can think, and more. If you find yourself immersed by customization, this is worth consideration.
Receiver: I've been following our fifth-placing game for a while now -- Receiver, by Wolfire Games, started off as a game making challenge focused on gun-centric gameplay, wherein the core mechanic of a shooting game is the gun. You manipulate each element of the gun - like the chamber and barrel, and have no HUD to provide vitals. The game has permadeath, espionage, and extremely interactive gameplay. I highly recommend checking it out!
No Time To Explain: In No Time to Explain, you fight your way through a world littered with duplicates of yourself, improbably giant crabs, and other monstrosities that are preventing your future self from warning your current self about something bad, but unfortunately, there was no time to explain what that exactly is! If you like bizarre, humorous, time traveling stories with classic platforming excellence, this one's for you.
NeoTokyo: Switching things up a bit, third place this week is held firmly by NeoTokyo - a dystopian representation of future Japan, which is entrenched in tumultuous, sociopolitical upheaval as rival spec ops groups perform reconnaissance and fight shadow wars. This first-person shooter is built on the Source engine and offers unique classes - like the Recon class we see here - which each utilize setting-appropriate functionality. NeoTokyo is a multiplayer game and is currently available, but needs your vote to make it to Steam.
Incredipede: In this ridiculous adventure/puzzle amalgamation, and almost in Spore-like fashion, we expand and build upon the Incredipede's body to overcome physics challenges and puzzles. The game has fluid artistic direction and musical backing, an excellent challenge curve, and even offers a level editor so that you can create your own puzzles and levels. The game claims to be an homage to human creativity and ingenuity.
Miasmata: The most dangerous game comes to mind with this one -- in Miasmata, you play as a plagued scientist who works desperately to unveil a cure, but alas, you're alone on an island that is infested with infectious wildlife, dinosaurs, and other dangerous creatures. The game utilizes custom AI that will track players by smell, sight, and sound, it also implements a unique triangulation system for location mapping, offers scientific pathways to plant and cure research, and is riddled with cool terrain to explore. Your goal is to survive and explore, all while uncovering the secrets that led to the disappearance of your colleagues.