Did you know that Steam Greenlight just approved 100 more projects? No, not last month, but just this week. That brings the total up to 309 games in the last two months, which is a lot to look forward to. This Top 10 list therefore tried to trim the fat and list just the top tier, which includes a game from developer Playniac.
In a comical, yet telling turn of events, this news was even a surprise to the company. When prompted with congratulations for making the list, Playniac was not even aware of being approved on Steam Greenlight in the first place. Ain’t that something?
After thinking it was just a commendation for being on Greenlight in general, the developer said on Twitter: “Wait, what, we got #Greenlit???!!!!” Punctuation aside, the stupefaction was genuine and subsequently, the page for their game received an update with this success.
Now, we know for a fact that developers receive a mail from Valve upon approval, so it’s not like there’s no communication. That said, could it be that the frequency of approvals is going overboard lately? This seems like a rather big blip on the radar to miss, certainly as it’s vital for some games.
Do you think Steam Greenlight is approving too many games at once or do you feel it’s done properly like this?
Let us know in the comments.
We’re still dedicated to bring you gameplay streams, in between game review duties and Half-Life 3 announcements. That’s why for our latest video, we’ll be detailing the Groupees Indie bundle. It’s named after Dan Long, whose moniker is “indie,” but it’s also an indie bundle with indie titles, so it matches up nicely.
Anyway, from this package of seven different titles, we’ll be playing a little 99 Levels to Hell, because we enjoy randomly generated action that goes ever deeper. In the meantime, you can hear what we have to say about the other features of this deal.
If you just wanted games, you can find the Groupees Indie Bundle here.
In a bit of a spoiler, Telltale Games just released a screenshot of The Walking Dead on Facebook with characters for Season 2 of the game. Its adventure will continue with Clementine from Season 1, but will also see the reappearance of Omid.
This young male gets picked up by the original group in episode 3 from the first season, but then he parts ways with protagonist Lee in the grand finale, together with his girlfriend Christa. It’s not yet confirmed if she’ll still be alive as well.
The image in question has the two known characters meet up somewhere around Gil’s Pitstop, which is used as a pivotal point in the 400 Days downloadable content for the game.
Don’t worry if you’re concerned about spoilers, as there are still many factors unknown by the teaser image. For instance, it isn’t said whether this emergence is dependent of prior choices or not and that is a big part of this conversational adventure title.
The first episode of Season 2 from the Walking Dead should release this month for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and be called “All That Remains.”
While Steam sales, Green Man Gaming and more sites are in full effect, there are still some bundles floating around, trying to get in on the action. For instance, the Humble Weekly Sale throws up some of their best titles. Perhaps that’s why this week, they didn’t feel like putting a theme together, instead just offering a grab bag.
From the selection of six Steam games, we’ll be playing some Space Pirates and Zombies, which also goes by the acronym SPAZ. Its space theme sets up a glorious range of loot and open-world adventures. It will give us the freedom to talk about the other neat titles in this bundle.
If you just wanted games, you can find the Humble Weekly Sale here.
In between all the game deals going around for Thanksgiving, there still are several bundles live right now. We should proceed with some more gameplay streams to show you what’s up with those, so we will. Our latest offering comes from the Indie Royale Debut 7 Bundle, which has seven games struggling to get on Steam, with six of them being known now.
To get a look at all the things inside, we will play a little Fleet Buster. It essentially works like tower defense, except it grants you the agency to do things for yourself. At least it keeps us entertained while we detail the rest. It is an unexpectedly loud game though, so plan accordingly when watching the video.
If you just want games, you can find the Debut 7 Bundle here.