It’s that time of the month again, with Valve revealing the next batch of games and Software applications to make it through the Steam Greenlight program. This is the fifth bunch of titles to take the next step through the community voting process.
The two approved non-gaming Software titles are:
- Black Ink – This innovative painting tool gives artists a incredibly powerful customization of brushes.
- Driver Fusion – Keep your PC optimized and running fast, easily managing your devices and removing unnecessary drivers.
And when it comes to games, if you thought we would be treated to a bunch of horror-themed releases, you’d be right! Hooray! Zombies and gore a-go-go!
- Anodyne – The two-man development team behind Anodyne recently gave away the game on Pirate Bay, sparking a huge surge in votes and attention from the community and press.
- Distance – Featured in PCGamer’s ‘best pc games of 2013’ and successfully funded on Kickstarter, Distance is a unique survival racing game where you boost, jump, rotate, and even fly through a chaotic and twisted city.
- Evoland – This journey through the history of action/adventure gaming caught our attention early on with their dramatic gameplay video and proved to also be a community favorite, getting voted up the charts in just a month.
- Huntsman:The Orphanage – This unconventional survival-horror game has captured the interest of the community by showing a lot of detail, posting gameplay videos and responding frequently to fans.
- Kingdom Rush – This highly rated tower-defense mobile game comes to PC and Mac, exciting the gaming press and picking up supporters across the Greenlight community.
- Legends of Dawn – This open-world RPG has moved up the Greenlight charts quickly and steadily since being posted at the end of December. Along the way, they almost doubled their funding goal on Kickstarter.
- Organ Trail: Director’s Cut – This retro zombie survival game brings you back to the days of gaming where your friends lived long enough to die of dysentery.
- Receiver – Detailed FPS game that puts you in control of solving puzzles and the mechanics of operating your weapons.
- Surgeon Simulator 2013 – This simulation game quickly climbed the charts with their free demo and hilariously tricky gameplay.
- War Thunder – This World War II MMO has seen huge success in its open beta, already logging a half-million players and tens of millions of hours played, translating to a huge community of voters on Greenlight as well.
The Steam Greenlight feature sees developers and publishers able to share information and media about their games, lobbying the gaming community for votes. Simply put, the game with the most votes wins! The prize? Having your game distributed via Steam. Pretty nifty!
More than 70 titles (both games and Software) have advanced through Steam Greenlight since the service kicked off in August 2012.
Remember: These games are all in varying stages of completion, so simply being Greenlit doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be arriving on Steam next week.