Episode 4 of our Steam Greenlight Spotlight series has arrived! In this video, we'll cover the best Steam Greenlight games (in our opinions) that you should pay attention to; these videos are researched based on your suggestions and nominees, so please post about games you think should be featured in either the YouTube comments or article comments.
Without further delay, continue on for the video episode!
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!
As always, here's a transcript of the video:
Hey everyone, this is Steve from GamersNexus.net! and you are watching Episode 4 of our weekly Greenlight Spotlight video, a recurring series that tells you what games you should watch on Steam's Greenlight service! As the service matures, even better games are getting promoted, so PLEASE nominate games you think we should support! Post in the comments below if there's a game you want us to take a look at.
With that said, let's move on to the games for this week!
Day One: Garry's Incident: Kicking off in slot number seven, we have Day One: Garry's Incident, an Indiana Jones-esque 3D action adventure that's littered with all manner of traps, agility challenges, enemies, and hidden treasures. Running on Epic's Unreal Engine 3, this FPS survival game forces you to seek out shelter, food, and navigate challenges in this open and destructible world. The devs plan to release the game in episodic form, targeting $5 per quote-unquote 'episode.'
Ir/rational Investigator: Giving off a completely different vibe, Ir/rational Investigator is headed up by the same writer behind Penumbra, FTL, and Driver: San Francisco; Ir/rational is a game of private investigation and text-based argument that, in classic Noir style, encourages deductive logic for crime solving and story progression. As you traverse the map, NPCs will challenge your character with arguments, puzzles, and clues that must be uncovered to solve crimes and mysteries.
FORGE: This class-based multiplayer brawler heads up our mid-range of Greenlight games this week; in an almost FURY-like example, FORGE promises a zero-grind game that utilizes MMO PVP mechanics, but without the mindless droning required to get to those upper levels. The game's difficulty comes in your own ability to command its classes, and replicates an FPS arena in a fantasy environment. If you're looking for a challenging PVP experience without the time requirement of an MMO, give FORGE a shot.
In Verbis Virtus: Ever since the explosion of voice-activated shouts in Skyrim, we've seen a rise in voice recognition technology in games. In Verbis Virtus has added its voice to the fray: Saying things like "beam of light" or "mind over matter" -- in its current state, anyway, the devs say they will add a unique language -- will cast spells at the target. Use your voice to command your arsenal of spells as you travel through dungeons littered with traps and enemies in In Verbis Virtus.
Grapple: This game - along with the next two games - look incredibly fun to me. This one is a ball-based tactile physics action-platformer; if you were to grind Spiderman into a pulp and add jello to what remained, you'd end up with the slimy gooball found in Grapple. Swing from surface-to-surface, stick to walls, and launch to far-away platforms in an attempt to complete courses in the fastest time possible. The game's mechanics focus on the overall feel of the game, aiming to achieve satisfaction of controls and fluid execution over all else.
The Last Phoenix: Our 2nd-placing game, The Last Phoenix, is a dog-fighting game with vivid, Okami-esque graphics -- you control a phoenix in this ruined landscape and, in order to restore the world, must destroy carrion-birds in aerial combat. Color returns to the world as you fling crows to their death and incinerate carrion fliers, and as the atmosphere of the game grows in warmth and color, plants will regrow in real-time and replenish the land. The fighting gameplay is based primarily around diving, rolling, evading, boosting, grappling, and fiery death, hopefully supplying us with enough options to have some serious fun with the game.
FRACT OSC: FRACT OSC takes slot number 1! And it's well-deserved! This game was suggested in our comments several times -- it's a first-person adventure game where you interact with in-game synthesizers, create music, and solve puzzles based on the sounds you create. The developers claim that the game ships with a proprietary set of music creation tools, which the player will be gradually taught about as the game progresses. I'm going to let the game's audio play for a second, since it is almost entirely audio-based:
Everything in the game will center around sound, and with such unique player interaction and a focus on actually teaching the player something, there's absolutely no reason not to consider FRACT OSC - especially if you're a music lover.
That's it for this week's Greenlight Spotlight! Please like, comment, and subscribe as always! I'll see you guys next time, peace!