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.
Dokuro looks to blend a cartoony Tim Burton aesthetic with quick action and puzzle-platforming. As a skeleton prince, you’ll fight your way through enemies and manipulate treacherous traps to save your naive princess from herself and the dangers of the castle.
Don’t Shoot Yourself (Greenlight)
In Don’t Shoot Yourself, you have to dodge one hundred of your own bullets in a number of hazardous environments to succeed. It seems simple enough, but the cutesy, minimal art style gives it an undeniable charm, and the twitch nature of shoot-em-ups guarantees a more challenging experience than you might first expect.
Antenna is a dark, atmospheric side-scrolling puzzle game where you play as a giant mechanical beetle, interacting with your muted environment and seeking anyone – or anything – on any frequency to communicate with. Presented like a cyber-dystopian Limbo, this free to play game is dripping with style.
Surreal exploration games have been popular of late, and Cylne falls into that niche rather comfortably. With striking alien environments and a slew of puzzles to solve, it’s an easy recommendation to fans of abstract but visually interesting games. Though it looks slightly dated at points, the developer aims to create a sense of poetry throughout and encourage engaging, thought-provoking decision-making in players.
High-quality 3D games are a bit rare on Greenlight. Dispatcher stands head and shoulders above many of the others on the platform with its gory graphics. You’re trapped in a spaceship of some kind with vaguely humanoid monsters who’d love nothing more than to devour you in conveniently bite-sized portions. It will apparently feature some cooperative RPG elements, as well as (and I’m not joking here) hearts being removed via rectal cavities. Fatalities ain’t got nothin’.