- Unnamed Shin Megami Tensei title in development for Switch
- Puyo Puyo Tetris bringing puzzle crossover fury to PS4, Switch
- A Rose in the Twilight scheduled to launch in April for PC, PS Vita
- Halo War 2 Blitz multiplayer kicking off Jan. 20, dev letter released
- The King of Fighters XIV patch overhauls graphics, adds fixes, more
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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Steam Greenlight
The classic Sega Genesis shooter Steel Empire is now a part of Steam Greenlight. The horizontal shoot ‘em up was later released for Game Boy Advance in Europe and 3DS in North America, and Teyon is now looking to bring it to PC. Players wanting to vote for the title can head to its Greenlight page.
Nkidu has picked up the publishing rights to Drama Drifters’ Breached. The science-fiction mystery opens with Corus Valott coming out of cryogenic hibernation. Players will have to repair his shelter, scout for goods, and slowly make their way throughout the world. After Valott finds the nearby towns in ruins, players must also investigate what happened during his slumber, which will involve solving puzzles, attempting to unravel his tangled thoughts, and scouting areas with drones. Time is limited, though, as he only has an eight-day supply of oxygen.
Stars in Shadow, a new 4X strategy title from indie studio Ashdar Games, has begun its Steam Greenlight campaign. In it, players will be able to control everything from individual ships to entire fleets in turn-based combat, with a design that is said to be fast paced with minimal micromanagement but still large in scope. In addition to more hands-on combat, there is a shift in planet management, as now, instead of managing build chains, races are chosen to change the worlds as they inhabit them. The general flow of the game remains the same, however, as players begin with a single planet and use their resources to colonize worlds, research technologies, and build up their armed forces.
Reverb Publishing has launched a new feature trailer for HandyMan Studios’s Edge of Space. The footage shows a little of everything: some combat, platforming, crafting, monsters, and mechs. The upcoming space-based sandbox title tasks players with using or battling each of the above to terraform a distant planet alongside other players.
Panzer Corps, one of the more newcomer-friendly and enjoyable turn-based wargames to come out in recent years, is now part of the Steam Greenlight program. As with Soldak’s Drox Operative, we’ll be voting for this one ourselves. Why? Aside from the many reasons our review points out, it’s a great bridge title for gamers looking to get their feet wet in the genre, much like its inspiration, Panzer General. And everyone could use more well-designed beer-and-pretzel wargames in their lives.
The recently Greenlit adventure-horror title Asylum now has a Kickstarter campaign. Developer Senscape has chosen to go the crowdfunding route in order to finish the final phase of development. The Argentina-based studio hopes to attract funding for the Lovecraft-inspired puzzler with a number of rewards, including the addition of players as corpses or patients in the game’s main setting, the Hanwell Mental Institute. Other rewards include digital copies of the game, a downloadable copy of the soundtrack, access to alpha and beta releases, and a boxed copy.