Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Greenlight Wednesday

A nice eclectic mix of games on Greenlight this week, here are my top 5:

1. Outland 17: Void of Liberty by Grenade Tree Games
Outland 17: Void of Liberty is a sci-fi tactical RPG based around the events of the American Revolutionary War. Earth's population has swelled, leading to a strain on her resources and a wider gap between the wealthy and the impoverished. Stations are being built outside of the Earth’s orbit to explore more possible resources and to alleviate the burdening population.

Opinion - A great concept based on the American Revolutionary War, but set in space.  Nice graphical style and interesting looking gameplay - this is my favourite of the week.

2. AD2460 by Fifth Season
AD2460 is a WMMO (Web-based Massively Multiplayer Online) science fiction strategy game. Set in a distant future, the game revolves around a race for the resources of the universe. You take control of your own homeworld and work to develop its technologies, facilities and military power in order to secure raw materials to improve your might in the universe. Along the way you will need to work together with other players in order to better protect your interests and grow.

Opinion - An interesting MMO sci-fi strategy game - a bit like Master of Orion as an MMO.  Looks like it could be a winner if they get it right.

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3. TGL: ThanksGiving LIFE by DDT Games
"TGL" is a Open World Practical Life Tycoon & GOD simulation game in which a user acts as a god of the imaginary world and realizes dreams and desires of A.I. characters believing they are human beings.

Opinion - TGL is an interesting concept, a bit like the sims but more surreal.  Check out the greenlight link for a better idea of what it is all about.

4. The Union: Fighting for Lesser Evils
The Union is a Turn Based Strategy Game on a Hex Grid.  The War against the united forces of the overworld, consisting of the humans, the elves and the dwarfs has been won. But even some years after the triumph the promised wealth and prosperity hasn't reached down to the lower classes.
In fact the labour and living conditions are worse than ever before. The working class is suffering and bleeding out.  This is the time where The Union is formed.  Fighting for the rights of the lowlifes, the outcasts, and the lesser evils. A civil war is about to erupt where brothers are fighting brothers. A war between Zombies, Skeletons and Demons.

Opinion - A hex-based turn-based strategy game with good graphics and interesting characters.  Check out the demo build on the Greenlight Link for an interesting half-an-hour or so of gameplay.

5. Bigger in Texas by Bleed Indie
Bigger in Texas is a single player western adventure for Windows, Mac, and Linux. In the game, you are an average everyday Texas man whose hat has been stolen by a group of outlaws. You're now on a journey to find your precious hat and avenge every hat in Texas. Along the way, you'll encounter a wide variety of characters and destinations all in an effort to find your baby.

Opinion - Finally we have Bigger in Texas, my left-field pick this week. A pixel-based adventure where you play as a cowboy looking to find your hat...!  From playing the demo (on the kickstarter link) the game has great humour and gets you hooked in pretty nicely - worth a look. 

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