Depression Quest Leads The 1st 50-Title Greenlight Batch Of 2014

Valve has approved a good 50 titles on Steam Greenlight yesterday. We list each of the games below, but we’ll look at particular highlights in detail 1st. And at the top of the pile is definitely the greenlighting of Depression Quest.

Depression Quest is a twine game that helps people understand, in clear and certain terms, what it’s like to actually live with depression. The game made waves  in its initial release, as many gamers who have been diagnosed with depression found that it made the condition explicit and easy to explain to a degree practically unheard of. Unfortunately, the mere act of submitting the game to Greenlight became the subject of unjustifiable controversy. With the game now approved on Steam, it will help create awareness and understanding of depression to the significantly growing Steam userbase.

Shadowgate and 7th Guest 3: The Collector are a remake and a sequel to two classic RPGs from the 90s. In both cases, the people behind the original games (zoji for Shadowgate and head dev Rob Landeros for 7th Guest) are at the helm, having managed to stay independent and keep the rights to their works. Is this perhaps a push for Steam to get more retro games, recognizing competition from Gog.com?

MANOS: The Hands of Fate and Hand of Fate are mentioned here for superfluous reasons, but I thought this story is worth telling. The two games have nothing to do with each other, and it simply seems like Steam knew they would have to approve both to avoid any potential controversy. MANOS: The Hands of Fate is an 8-bit style platformer that definitely strays from its source material, deemed one of the worst movies ever made. This is a good thing, as you are faced with one of the more challenging and fun platformers this side of a cyberpunk cyborg. Hand of Fate, on the other hand, is a genuine breath of fresh air: an action RPG/roguelike with card collecting/deck building mechanics. You might like one or both of these games, so why not check them out?

In fact, go ahead and check out all the games listed below. As always, Ctrl + F is your best friend.

Image is from Depression Quest.

  • AIDA64 Extreme, by Mice007
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  • Anarchy Arcade, by SM Sith Lord
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  • Astral Terra by Tethys Interactive
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  • Astrobase Command by Jellyfish Games
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  • Black Fire by Belver
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  • Bliss by Oruji
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  • Breach & Clear by Gun
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  • Bullet Bros by Jason Stokes
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  • Crying is not Enough by Storyline Team
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  • Dark Horizons: Mechanized Assault Vehicle by maxgamingtech
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  • Depression Quest by Hugs-Boson
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  • DOLLHOUSE: ROOM 1313 by Creazn
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  • Earth: Year 2066 by Muxwell
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  • Ethan: Meteor Hunter by Seaven Studio
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  • EVGA Precision X by TEAMEVGA
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  • Farm for your Life by Hammer Labs
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  • FPS Creator Reloaded by rickvanner
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  • From The Depths
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  • Hand of Fate by morgan
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  • Helicopter Simulator: Search and Rescue by PlayWay S.A.
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  • Highland Wars by Skyrock Games
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  • Interplanetary by Team Jolly Roger
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  • KILL THEM ALL by Minus40c
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  • Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan by owenLLharris
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  • Lambda Wars by Vortal Storm
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  • Last Dream by info
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  • Lili by BitMonster
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  • MANOS: The Hands of Fate by samfzgames
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  • Marvin's Mittens by Breakfall
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  • nKPro Racing by UIG
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  • One Way Heroics by PLAYISM
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  • Paranormal State: Poison Spring by Legacy Games
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  • Photo Blend 3D by Oscar
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  • Procyon by Drilian
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  • Reallusion CrazyTalk7 by animize3d
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  • Shadowgate by zojoi
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  • Spark Rising by Wicked Loot
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  • Spate by ericprovan
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  • Steam Squad by Andrey MI
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  • Subject 9 by DiffusionalArts
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  • Tangiers by oystercake
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  • The 7th Guest 3: The Collector by charlie
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  • The Memory of Eldurîm by Liminal Games
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  • The Note by Motamot
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  • The Repopulation
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  • The Town Of Light
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  • Treasure Adventure World by Robit Studios
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  • Windforge by Snowed In Studios
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  • X-Plane 10 by marty
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  • XAM by SoulDrow