Galactic Princess, Woolfe: Redhood Diaries, Gang Beasts Join Steam Greenlight
A couple of exciting new games have managed to join Steam's Greenlight service, including the physically hilarious Gang Beasts, the visually impressive Woolfe: Redhood Diaries, and the retrotastically awesome Galactic Princess.
The three games really stand out in ways that some other titles wish they could achieve. Out of them all, Gang Beasts is easily my favorite, it's like MDickie's wrestling meets The Warriors. No complaints from me about that combination of pure awesomeness. So let's get started with that.
Gang BeastsThe game is being designed by Boneloaf and features procedurally animated blobs of beefy gangs beating the meaty crap out of each other. It looks fantastic. I love the animations and the sound effects, as well as the way the characters slowly seem to die, grind up, fall and plummet as if they're a giant piece of hearty fat from a cow's blubbery bottom. It's brilliant!
The game sports local co-op play, various battle arenas that include fighting atop skyscrapers or battling on top of fast-moving semi trucks, ala Born To Fight (the movie), as well as classic bouts that can take place in the confines of a wrestling ring. The fighting is what really sells the game, and as soon as they finish the gang aesthetics I think Gang Beasts can truly shine as a standout beat 'em up brawler. You want to support this game and see it arrive on the Steam store? Feel free to visit the official Greenlight page.
Woolfe: The Redhood DiariesGrin's Woolfe: The Redhood Diaries is a beautiful looking game with its own visual flair and a strong sense of graphical prowess. The game is a 3D platformer with some hack-and-slash elements, retelling the classic fairytale with a twisted new take. I like it.
The production qualities of the game are pretty high to be a Greenlight title; it seems somewhat shocking to me that something like this wasn't picked up by a major publisher. Still, the fact that it's getting some bit of exposure on Steam's Greenlight is a great thing, and can easily help propel the game to receive the kind of exposure that the team might be looking for. Woolfe is scheduled to debut sometime later into 2014, and if you would like to see it instantly pop up on the Steam store once it's finished, feel free to visit the official Greenlight page and offer the title a bit of support.
Galactic PrincessThis game is brilliantly ambitious. A rogue-like, space-adventure strategy game. It reminds me of the offspring from a wild drunken night between Firefly and The Last Starfighter, fused with a bit of the leftover splooge from FTL: Faster Than Light. And we all know how epically awesome a combination like that can be.
I don't really know why it's called Galactic Princess, but that trailer is so well put together that it could effectively sell just about anyone on the concept. The retro graphics, mimicking classics like Out of this World and Future Wars – helps lend itself to something both familiar and artistically engaging. I love the 8-bit designs using new-school color schemes, it feels so hipster. Nevertheless, the game seems to be coming along nicely enough and if you would like to see this game land on a Steam store near you, be sure to upvote this title over on the official Greenlight page. Before it gets to that point, though, you might want to lend out a helping hand on the Kickstarter as well.
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