The Future Of Steam Greenlight

Steam Greenlight is a mess. It's a system for bringing lesser-known games onto Valve's store that doesn't really help people who play games or make them. Two years ago, Valve said the plan was to kill it and replace it with something less broken. And yet, here it remains. So, what's next? » 3/10/15 8:05pm 3/10/15 8:05pm

Steam Greenlight Is Still Broken

In an ideal world, Steam Greenlight would've opened the floodgates on an endless cascade of great games. In reality, it's led to a service stuffed with trash. Game makers scramble to get noticed, sometimes with underhanded tactics. Valve's introduced a new rule to curb this, but it doesn't solve the underlying problem. » 2/10/15 8:35pm 2/10/15 8:35pm

If Ico Were a Beautiful PC Side-Scroller

The inspirations for Fossil Echo include not just Ico, but also Shadow of the Colossus, the Oddworld series, and Studio Ghibli's work. With influences like that, really, the beauty is pretty much a given. » 12/16/14 4:00am 12/16/14 4:00am

Valve doesn't seem too pleased that devs have made a group to upvote each others' games on Steam Greenlight. A rep said, "Clearly this is not the feedback we are seeking from Greenlight. We do track these sorts of things and folks 'going this route' will likely not find the results they may have hoped for." » 10/30/14 8:40pm 10/30/14 8:40pm

Fed Up With Steam, Devs Unite To Get Extra Greenlight Votes [UPDATED]

Steam Greenlight was originally envisioned as a way for fans to help select which games would make it onto Valve's ridiculously ubiquitous PC gaming storefront. Unfortunately, it's kinda busted sometimes. A group of game creators has decided to take matters into their own hands by gaming the system. Kinda. » 10/28/14 6:00pm 10/28/14 6:00pm

The Best Way To Break Bad News Is With GIFs

Creating a video game and releasing it to the world is an incredibly complicated process. But why should I even try to explain the nuances of modern software development with last-gen mechanisms like "words" when we have these amazing things called GIFs now? » 7/10/14 5:30pm 7/10/14 5:30pm

UK-based mobile developer Neo_UK is trying its hand at PC game making with Congo, a co-op survival horror game set in Central Africa. It looks quite promising and sports some pretty neat lighting and particle effects. The trailer's above, and you can find out more over at the game's Steam Greenlight and Indie DB pages. » 7/02/14 6:30am 7/02/14 6:30am

Zenzizenzic is a mouthful of a video game. But it's got to be the prettiest mouthful I've ever seen. If you can't stop looking at these mesmerizing GIFs either, check in on its Kickstarter campaign while you still can. » 5/30/14 3:50pm 5/30/14 3:50pm

Unfinished Steam Game Abandoned After Thousands Bought It

The creators of the PC game Towns have given up on development, choosing to leave the game unfinished for good—even though it's been on sale for the past 18 months and had sold over 200,000 copies as of last summer. » 5/07/14 12:00pm 5/07/14 12:00pm

Announcing a new contender in the category of games with names that are difficult to pronounce, Zenzizenzic is a old-school bullet-hell style shmup that looks about as crazy as a game with that name should. Check it out on Kickstarter. » 5/06/14 3:33pm 5/06/14 3:33pm

The Universim Looks Like Everything I Want From A God Game

Who knew you could get so emotional from watching a Kickstarter video? I certainly didn't. But then I looked at the first few minutes of the pitch for this new god game Universim and, well, just check the thing out and see for yourself: » 4/28/14 12:15pm 4/28/14 12:15pm

100 More Games in Steam's Immediate Future, Including Space Minecraft

Well, if you wanna get technical, it's not really space Minecraft. It's more of a sci-fi sandbox RPG thing. But it's pretty darn close. » 12/05/13 6:40am 12/05/13 6:40am

130+ Games In Two Weeks? Time to Slow Down, Steam

The Steam community is certainly a productive bunch. In total, the last two weeks gave us one-hundred and thirty seven new Greenlight titles to look forward to. That's... rather impressive. Of course, this means there's a whole bunch of platformers, horror games, and RPGs for us to check out, so let's get started! » 10/30/13 5:30am 10/30/13 5:30am

Legendary Arcade Shooter Ikaruga Is Getting A PC Version

After the vertical shoot-em-up's arcade debut in 2001, it was ported over to several home consoles: the GameCube, the Dreamcast, and even the Xbox 360 via the Live Arcade. Heck, there was even an Android port released this January. Now, it's the PC's turn. » 10/04/13 6:20am 10/04/13 6:20am

Oh Look, It's Raining Steam Games Again

It's been a productive three weeks for Steam's Greenlight—not as preposterously productive as last time, but still, quite productive. This time, we have 57 freshly community-approved titles to examine, which should all hopefully arrive on Steam sometimes in the near future. Let's dig in, shall we? » 10/03/13 7:40am 10/03/13 7:40am

American McGee's Five-Year-Old Grimm Series Seeks New Life On Steam

Back in the summer of 2008, a game called American McGee's Grimm debuted on GameTapan episodic action-adventure written by R. J. Berg, who also worked on American McGee's Alice. In the following one and a half year period, Grimm received 22 additional episodes. And now, it's on Steam Greenlight. » 7/30/13 5:40am 7/30/13 5:40am