A few weeks back, we told you about Steam Greenlight, a new feature on Steam that allows users to pick which indie games will be allowed on the PC platform. After a few bumps, the introduction of a $100 listing fee, and some general streamlining, the first 10 fan approved games have been unveiled, and they are all wildly different. Let’s take a look!
This is the fan-made redesign of the original Half Life, and it generated a lot of buzz. Replay Gordon Freeman with updated graphics, gameplay, and dialogue. For FREE. It’s due out September 14th.
A survival horror game, which means I’ll be avoiding it like the plague. But if that’s your thing, enjoy 8 hours of solo play a co-op mode, dual wielding weapons, advanced cutscenes, and 7 different endings. I’ll be over here.
Dream is a casual exploration adventure, filled with puzzles, secrets, and gorgeous settings. The game focuses on non-linear gameplay, and will have multiple endings.
A F2PMMOFPSSG (free to play massive multiplayer online first person shooter strategy game)! This is the game that allows you to be a grunt on the battlefield (Hero), or the commander leading the army units and battlefield assets (General). H&G is an interesting meld of shooter and war strategy games.
A free-form RPG that’s focused on open ended play. Kenshi allows the player not only to personalize exactly the sort of character s/he wants to play, but also recruit a squad, build a base, join factions, and affect the sprawling virtual world in any number of ways.
Ah, the old-school point and click adventure game. How we missed you. McPixel features 100 quirky levels in which you need to quickly uncover a way to diffuse bombs.
PC Gamer’s 2011 Mod of the Year, No More Room in Hell pits players against a zombie hoard in yet another free game. Up to eight players will get to use 27 different weapons, but don’t wander too far apart. The chat features fade the farther you get from your comrades.
An open ended zombie sandbox game, Project Zomboid puts players in the role of Baldspot. You need to protect your injured wife, but how long can you hold out? This game is all about survival, and promises that you will eventually die. Multiplayer mode is in the works.
Another survival horror game, this time in space! Routine is an immersive HUD-free non linear game that allows you to explore your moon base in an attempt to figure out what went wrong… if you can survive that long. Perma-death warning!
Towns is a city building and management game that also introduces RPG elements. Build a town for your hero, then direct him to explore the dungeons below. Craft unique items for your adventurer, but don’t forget to defend your town with traps and other defenses from the monsters below.