Steam, continuing the path of releasing games in smaller but quicker bursts, has Greenlit eight more games. This round we’re looking at Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Day One : Garry’s Incident, Guncraft, Homesick, In Verbis Virtus, Super Motherload, Vector and Verdun. These eight games are all amazing additions to the store, but let’s not forget about the other thousand or so still stuck in Steam’s Greenlight process. Below, you’ll find each game with a brief description and all the necessary links.
#1: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
From Phoenix Online Studios, the acclaimed developer behind the King’s Quest-inspired The Silver Lining, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is an engrossing point-and-click adventure following Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother’s life. Taking a turn for the strange, Erica investigates her cases with the power of post-cognition: with just one touch, she can see an object’s past. But when a John Doe turns brutally hanged, Erica starts finding clues left specifically for her. Who knows her secret? And what do they want from her?
#2: Day One : Garry’s Incident
Garry is an antihero, after the tragic death of his wife and daughter, he falls into the hell of alcohol to forget his misery. Despite himself, a global cataclysm and an alien invasion occurs, Garry act as a hero to save his soul and survive.
Guncraft is a voxel-based first person shooter that boasts fully destructible environments, the ability to construct individual blocks or full structures in a single click, tons of killstreak rewards such as helicopters, jetpacks, bunker buster missiles, drones, and turrets, and a fully featured map creation tool that also features a voxel map importing function (using the Substrate C# engine). Play traditional modes like Deathmatch and CTF, or totally unique modes like Lava Survival and Siege Mode. On top of that, there are standalone servers, peer hosted servers, clan support and friends lists, in and out of game chat, leaderboards, and much, much more.
Homesick brings a beautiful 3D world and a first person perspective to the great point-and-click adventure game genre.
Exploring an abandoned building, you are at peace, encountering puzzles and clues, and opening new areas of the building. You seem to have been there so long that direct sunlight is blindingly bright, yet you feel at home. But when you sleep, you are plagued by nightmares, frantically running down hallways chased by darkness, an axe in hand, trying to escape.
You’ll discover the world, yourself, and the meaning of the nightmares, as you try to escape in both your nightmares and the waking world.
#5: In Verbis Virtus
In Verbis Virtus is a first person game where you use a microphone to cast spells by actually saying the magic words. It mixes action and puzzle elements in a fantasy setting.
While playing In Verbis Virtus you find yourself completely unarmed in a dark dungeon that hides many dangers. The only way to overcome the obstacles is to learn the secrets of the arcane arts of magic through inscriptions that you will find along your path. The magic formulas found, if pronounced correctly, enable you to perform many kinds of spells. Using these powers in a creative way you can solve puzzles, overcome traps and kill the enemies that try to hinder your journey.
#6: Super Motherload
Set on Mars in an alternate Cold-War era, Super Motherload is a 1 to 4-player couch co-op digging adventure with storyline by Image Comics’ Kurtis Wiebe, a fully voiced cast of Soviet and American characters, and a procedurally-generated world that changes each time you play. Purchase powerful upgrades and supplies for your mining pod as you progress and prosper, as well as rare Specials Abilities with random availability.
You, the player, work for Solarus Corporation, an inter-planetary mining operation that has developed the infrastructure needed to harvest the precious resources of Mars to meet demand back on Earth. Soon after being dropped on Mars, you begin to discover that things aren’t quite as they seem.
Vector is an exciting arcade-style platform game featuring you as the exceptional free runner who won’t be held down by the system. Set in the dystopian world of the near future, it challenges you to escape your pursuer through different parts of the high-tech megapolis, solve jumping puzzles and learn numerous parkour moves.
Verdun is a squad based massive multiplayer first person shooter set in the first world war. Inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916 players are able to take part in never seen before WWI action. Made by 3 indie developers from BlackMill and M2H.
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