Greenlight District: Beat The Beat, Feral, Desync, Harmonia Tactics, Kraden’s Crypt

It’s hard to find great indie games on Steam Greenlight when the service is so inundated with garbage. To mitigate this, our discerning staff works tirelessly to find the very best games and bring them to our Greenlight District. Here they are displayed for your perusal and consideration. We hope you enjoy this week’s selection. 

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Beat The Beat (Greenlight)

2Players bring dubstep-tacular bullet hell/rhythm game fusion to Steam in Beat The Beat. Featuring colorful retro visuals and electronic music from a number of artists, ship-commanding players will have to duck and weave through hundreds of on-screen projectiles that are fired and pulse to the high-octane beats, striving to survive and upgrade their ship along the way. The killer soundtrack will serve to offset some of the inevitable rage players will experience in this twitch-heavy game.

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Feral (Greenlight) (Kickstarter)

Riding on the coattails of Minecraft  and DayZ, the open-world survival genre has become somewhat saturated with just about every permutation of the post-apocalyptic, open-world survival theme. Here’s to Flare Point Interactive thinking outside the (litter) box. Characters will control a stray cat, capable of hunting, climbing, forming alliances, marking territory and all manner of feline functions. A wealth of quests and discoverables will be present for gamers to come across when game drops sometime in 2016.

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Desync (Greenlight)

With glitch aesthetics reminiscent of TronDesync is an intense first-person shooter that will test players’ mettle in every way possible. Individuals can unleash powerful Attack Sequences, special move combinations that will blow enemies apart in novel and fantastic ways. The game tracks player’s tempo, mobility, awareness, precision and diversity, and the world react in accord with the displayed level of skill. With a high skill-ceiling, it’s guaranteed to please FPS gamers.

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Harmonia Tactics (Greenlight)

From Baroque Creations comes an isometric, 2.5-D tactical RPG which can be played online or solo. Harmonia Tactics features a massive world and a number of interesting takes on the strategy-RPG genre. Combat is in real time, and the player controls a squad of characters composed of 8 different classes. Breathing a good bit of new life into a genre some may find stale, Harmonia Tactics  is worth checking out on account of its ambition alone.

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Kraden’s Crypt (Greenlight) (Kickstarter)

A cartoony take on roguelite dungeon crawling, Kraden’s Crypt has a refreshing visual style reminiscent of Adventure Time. Players, alone or with friends, will confront all manner of enemies in their quest for loot and glory. Most exciting about the game is its combat system, which uses mouse manipulation to control weaponry. Swinging a warhammer will have players whirling their mouse in circles, drawing a bow will actual require clicking and dragging, etc. With destructible environments, hazards and treasure abound, Kraden’s Crypt is exciting and promising.