50 Indie Games That Are Stuck On Greenlight Still

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Now that Valve are pushing mounds of games through Greenlight at a time, or have been recently, at least, there’s hope for many developers of getting their game on Steam. Somehow, despite the recent, push, there’s still a bunch of indie games on Greenlight that should have come through the system months ago.

In grabbing a few of them, I ended up finding more and more which deserve to be on Steam and a chance at getting some more sales. In the end, I managed to get that number to 50. The list below is all 50 of them. Click on the names of the games to go to their Greenlight pages and up-vote “yes” so they may, one day, hopefully get Greenlit.


The Real Texas

The Real Texas

“The Real Texas is an action adventure game that plays like a mashup of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ultima VI. Sam, an ordinary Texas rancher, is on holiday in England when he falls into a blue portal and lands in The Strange Texas.”


The Sea Will Claim Everything

The Sea Will Claim Everything

“The Sea Will Claim Everything is an adventure game set in Lands of Dream; more specifically, it’s a portal to the Fortunate Isles, where the sinister Lord Urizen is using the debt crisis to impose his will on the people, and where the ancient biotechnological dwelling called Underhome is facing foreclosure. Your help is needed. Are you ready for a journey?”


Drifter

Drifter

“Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky.”


Tangiers

Tangiers

“Tangiers is a dark and atmospheric, off-beat blend of stealth and exploration. Search a desolate, broken surrealist world while investigating and disposing of five targets.”


Race The Sun

Race The Sun

“You are a solar-powered craft racing against the sunset at insane speeds. You navigate a procedural landscape that changes every day, collecting speed boosts to go even faster and momentarily reverse time. The goal is to increase your score and survive as long as you can without running out of daylight or smashing into pieces.”


Montague’s Mount

Montague's Mount

“Based on a true story, Montague’s Mount is a first-person psychological rollercoaster ride through isolation, desolation and one man’s tortured mind.”


Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa

“Sub Rosa is a multiplayer FPS about tense deals, double-crosses and car chases. Set in an alternate laissez-faire 1980s city, you join one of three corporations with one goal: making money.”


Steam Marines

Steam Marines

“Steam Marines is a squad-based roguelike set on a steampunk spaceship. It features tactical play focused on positioning and careful use of resources. Steam Marines is built to keep you on your toes as you progress through the decks of your besieged ship, clearing enemies and trying to escape.”


TowerClimb

TowerClimb

“TowerClimb is a difficult and rewarding procedurally generated platformer. The game borrows elements from the roguelike genre. If you die, you stay dead. Every time you start a new game, you are a different man. You will never play the same level twice. The game is difficult, but rewards patience, skill and, most importantly, problem-solving ability.”


QuestRun

QuestRun

“Run through various dungeons in this tactical fast-paced game. Try to go as far as you can with your heroes, die in agony and try again!”


Malebolgia

Malebolgai

“Malebolgia is an atmospheric horror action-adventure set in a 19th century demonic fortress. The game is inspired by modern and classic horror games (from Western and Eastern developers alike), Gothic literature and, most of all, Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. “


Trash TV

Trash TV

“In Trash TV, the lead character quite literally is a television. It’s a sentient telly trapped in a nightmarish recycling centre, fighting its way out through puzzle-strewn 2D levels, doing battle with vending machines and toasters.”


Odallus: The Dark Call

Odallus

“Odallus is a NES-inspired exploration game with lots of action. It will be divided in stages, but there is no one-way-only in Odallus, and levels have many paths, including to other levels. However, all paths in Odallus are infested by dangers and demons to which Haggis must be always watchful.”


Ballpoint Universe

Ballpoint Universe

“Ballpoint Universe is a side-scrolling shooter/platform adventure game about a doodle named Doodle. Every asset of the game has been drawn with a ballpoint pen and scanned in to build immaculate environments.”


Cardinal Quest 2

Cardinal Quest 2

“Cardinal Quest II is a turn-based hack-’n’-slash adventure. Choose from six classes and fight through randomly generated levels full of bountiful treasures to defeat the forces of darkness!”


McDROID

McDROID

“Imagine the hectic big boss fights of RTYPE combined with the smarts and resource management of Dune 2… with robots”


Fran Bow

Fran Bow

“Fran Bow is a horror point-and-click game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. It is a trip to the deepest and darkest side of human psychology, delivered through blood and tears.”


KRUNCH

KRUNCH

“KRUNCH is a quick-reflex game about escaping, survival and the fear of being closed in. KRUNCH draws inspiration from NES era gaming and has an exclusive two-player mode for the Winnitron 1000: the indie video game cabinet. KRUNCH demands concentration, delivers fast gameplay and will test fans of games such as Mega Man and VVVVVV.”


Eldritch

Indie Games Indie Statik Eldritch

“Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims and H. P. Lovecraft.”


Six Sided Sanctuary

Six Sided Sanctuary

“Six Sided Sanctuary is a puzzle game where you attach panels with special properties to the sides of a cube. Depending on the orientation of the panels, they can help you reach your goal. Fly, flop and find your way through 25+ unique levels in three unique themes.”


Richard & Alice

Richard & Alice

“Richard and Alice are prisoners. Both their cells have a leather sofa and a state-of-the-art computer. But only Richard’s has a TV. A mystery story about family, desperation and the weather, set to the beat of an indie adventure game.”


Cloudbuilt

Cloudbuilt

“Use over-the-top rocket-powered parkour and reckless moves to carve your own way through challenging levels.”


Tower of the Gorillion

Tower of the Gorillion

“Tower of the Gorillion is a co-operative (can also be played solo) platformer where the two characters interact with the foreground and background in order to help each other progress.”


zX – Hyperblast

zX

“zX brings the euphoric intensity of bullet-hell shmups to a new arena. Pilot your small, but formidable ship through swarms of foul monstrosities and cybernetic juggernauts, carving a path of insane destruction through the games cavernous levels.”


Wyv & Keep

Wyv and Keep

“Wyv and Keep is a 2D platform-puzzler starring two rookie treasure hunters. It’s packed with team-based puzzles where you must use both characters to unlock and reach a door to the next level. You can play solo, switching between the two, or co-operatively, locally on one computer or online.”


Dark Scavenger

Dark Scavenger

“Dark Scavenger is an adventure game that combines strategic turn-based combat with unique point-and-click mechanics. Filling the role of a powerful space traveler, you find yourself stranded on a mysterious planet in the company of three eccentric, yet resourceful aliens.”


Tales of Maj’Eyal

Tales of Maj'Eyal

“Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME) is a roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building. Play as one of many unique races and classes in the lore-filled world of Eyal, exploring random dungeons, facing challenging battles and developing characters with your own tailored mix of abilities and powers.”


Sokobond

Sokobond

“Sokobond is an elegantly designed puzzle game about chemistry. The puzzles involve arranging atoms into molecules. It’s logical, minimalist and crafted with love and science.”


Ring Runner: Flight Of The Sages

Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages

“Five years in development, Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages combines all the deep customization and rich storytelling of an RPG with the fast-paced action of a space shooter.”


The Red Solstice

The Red Solstice

“Immerse yourself in a survival top-down cooperative shooter for up to eight players and engage hordes of mutated zombies in battle. Experience a unique and new multiplayer action where each session is different and create your own tactics to win the game.”


Aces Wild

Aces Wild

“Aces Wild is a fast-paced, hardcore, aerial beat-’em-up! It utilizes a ‘Wild Meter,’ which increases the power of your attacks, but also makes enemies more aggressive! It’s been described as a bullet-hell beat-’em-up and a 2D Bayonetta. Many say it has Dragon Ball Z combat done right.”


Leviathan: The Last Day of the Decade

Leviathan: The Last Day of the Decade

“Leviathan takes place in a dark fantasy world mixed with cyberpunk and alien technologies. Five noble families rule the country under the suzerainty of Plague King, the supernatural creature who has an ability to plague the country with the terrible disease called Decade. The story begins at the first day of the Decade and ends at the last day. The way HOW it ends depends on you.”


KRAUTSCAPE

Krautscape

“Krautscape is an action-packed multiplayer racing game with bird-like flying cars. The leading player is actively building the racetrack, while the chasing players can take shortcuts by flying off the track to overcome obstacles. But the track is needed to score and to get speed; the vehicles don’t have any thrusters to accelerate while flying.”


Morphopolis

Morphopolis

“Morphopolis is a visually stunning point-and-click adventure inspired by Machinarium and The Tiny Bang Story. Morphopolis takes the player on a lucid and fantastical journey of transformation and discovery through a beautiful and unique natural environment.”


One Finger Death Punch

One Finger Death Punch

“Experience cinema kung-fu in the fastest, most intense brawler the world has ever seen. With its unique 1:1 response system, players will feel the immediate feedback of every bone-crunching hit. Pay tribute to the masters using five classic kung-fu styles mixed with additional weapons.”


The Maker’s Eden

The Maker's Eden

“The Maker’s Eden is a first-person, slideshow-style point-and-click adventure game in a retro-futuristic noir-inspired setting, presented in the style of a motion comic. The focus is on story/narrative, and you will learn about the world by talking to characters and examining your surroundings.”


Love

Love

“Love is a minimalistic platforming game with a retro aesthetic and a focus on a challenging but not unfair difficulty. It has an innovative respawn system 11 levels, 12 track soundtrack, online leaderboards, and a unique custom level creation feature.”


The Yawhg

The Yawhg

“The Yawhg is a one-to-four-player choose-your-own-adventure game that randomizes a unique story every time you play. The evil Yawhg is returning. How will the town’s locals lead their lives in the meanwhile, and what will they do when the dreaded Yawhg finally arrives?”


Tiny Barbarian DX

Tiny Barbarian DX

“What’s a barbarian to do when bad guys steal his girl and tie him to a tree? Bust free and go on a rampage! It’s time to jump, sword and climb your way to vengeance, and that’s just the beginning.”


A.N.N.E.

A.N.N.E.

“A.N.N.E is a platformer and shmup hybrid with RPG elements. Travel on foot or use your ship, carry heavy objects and explore new areas. Explore an epic world filled with quests, puzzles, bosses and upgrades!”


Telepath Tactics

Telepath Tactics

“Telepath Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG in the tradition of Fire Emblem and Disgaea. It features a single-player campaign with well-written characters embroiled in a tale of war and political intrigue, as well as two-to-six player multiplayer with support for hotseat play.”


Tower of Guns

Tower of Guns

“Tower of Guns is a fast-paced shooter for the twitch gamer… with a few roguelike-ish-y elements to keep it fresh with each playthrough. Think of it like FTL or Binding of Isaac mixed with Doom 2.”


Pushcat

Pushcat

“Help Pushcat dig, push and mine his way through five worlds in his quest for sweet, sweet silver. Along the way, he’ll get chased by angry ghosts, explore caverns full of treacherous traps and even cultivate rockslime – gross!”


Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel

Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel

“Adventure game based on 1930s black-and-white cartoons. It will fall to Cherry to muster her courage and overcome the craziness awaiting her through the multiple floors of the building in order to rescue her beloved. Put on her high-heel shoes and save Fleish the Fox! “


Cute Things Dying Violently

Cute Things Dying Violently

“Flick these hapless little buggers around to get them safely out of each level! Dodge all sorts of lethal goodies, like spikes, buzzsaws and fire, and use a variety of wacky items to pull it off. Play through 60 mind-bending, reflex-testing single-player levels, six bloodthirsty challenge levels and one murderous bucket-headed robot!”


My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant

My Ex-Boyfriend The Space Tyrant!

“My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant is a traditional point-and-click adventure but stands out for its gay cast and eye-catching visuals.”


Treasure Adventure World

Treasure Adventure World

“Treasure Adventure World is a huge metroidvania-style, open-world 2D platform game. The premise is simple: sail the world, searching for ancient artefacts that were once powerful weapons used to fight an evil demon.”


Wildfire Worlds

Wildfire Worlds

“Watch our cute paper toy society go about its daily business… then chuck a large spanner in there and cause chaos. We’ll give you a near endless supply of angry, disgruntled lunatics, and you can have a go at bringing down the status quo. Inspire/infect the population with your riotous ideas and keep the revolution going!”


Demon Chic

Demon Chic

“Demon Chic is an RPG game about three broke people in modern times dealing with real-people issues rarely touched upon in gaming (mental illness, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, suicide and drug policy), but with a focus on empathy, compassion and personal autonomy, all set to a soundtrack of bangin’ hip-hop beats and stoner-rock grooves.”


Worlds

Worlds

“Worlds is an action/adventure/stealth game which will plunge you in many strange worlds. The game offers a lot of freedom, and you’ll find out that there’s often more than one way to finish your mission.”


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