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To The Green - Stifled is Horrifying and Wonderful

Horror games are a genre always aching for innovation—you need to find new ways to terrify your audience or else the scares might grow stale. And sound is one of the most important aspects of horror…

July 14, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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To The Green - Atomic Butcher: Homo Metabolicus

I don't really understand what people mean when they say they are tired of retro 2D pixel art in their games. That statement covers such a wide swath of eras and platforms to draw inspiration from.…

April 13, 2016 | 04:25 EDT

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To The Green – The Wild Eight

Survival games are nothing new to Steam, Greenlight in particular. However, there is something definitely compelling about The Wild Eight. It's an isometric co-op survival game with a procedurally-…

April 6, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green – CURE

I'm going to start off saying that I have no idea of CURE will be a fun game to play, but it is crazy interesting, unique, and creative. RTS games and attempts to make them are in a definite lull in…

March 23, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green - Mike & Milkbox

Platformers are due for a resurgence. It's been years since games like Vexx and Blinx: the Time Sweeper dotted the landscape and oversaturated the market. Nowadays, gamers who don't own Nintendo…

March 16, 2016 | 02:21 EDT

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To The Green – Linelight

There is a definite beauty and appreciation in simplicity. Simplicity in this case is in the form of understanding, not that the tasks ahead in a game like Linelight may be easy to complete or figure…

March 9, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green - Brut@l

ASCII dungeon crawlers are a strange pocket of gaming, even for those of us who live and breathe the hobby. Pure expressions of gameplay with graphics that serve only to enhance the mind's eye. Of…

March 2, 2016 | 05:14 EST

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To The Green – Human: Fall Flat

Those of you that ironically, or unironically, enjoy Goat Simulator will probably get a kick out of Human: Fall Flat. It looks almost like a mix of Goat Simulator and Octodad. All I have to say is…

February 24, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – A Place for the Unwilling

Adventure games seem to be hitting hitting a stride lately, and the particularly interesting ones seem to be coming from fairly unknown indie dev teams. A Place for the Unwilling seems to fall…

February 17, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green - Urban Pirate

Do you think you could survive in the big city without a reliable source of outcome? Could you blend into a society that seems more robotic and unwelcoming by the day? Would you survive when forced…

February 10, 2016 | 03:01 EST

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To the Green – Electromaze Defense

Yep, a Tower Defense game. I can see some of you hurriedly clicking the back button even as I type this. No matter, there are plenty of us (dozens maybe) who enjoy a good TD, particularly one that…

February 3, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green - Double Death

I think it goes without saying that zombies are a bit played out in 2016. We've seen fast zombies, slow zombies, Nazi zombies, shamblers, boomers, and all manner of undead nightmares. Despite this,…

January 27, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Arena 3D

This is not the type of game I enjoy really. I don't play arcade shooters, not really into the type of music on display, nor do I really care that much about getting a high score in something.…

January 20, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – Temporal Temple

Skeletons are bad guys. We know this because they are the reanimated dead, and they generally hang out with necromancers who have evil intentions. Skeletons also come in many shapes and sizes, from…

January 13, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Asteroid Fight

This week was actually a pretty good one for Greenlight, to the point that I actually had some difficulty deciding on which game I'd like to feature here. Usually it's almost a struggle to find even…

January 6, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green - Neon Drive

Even when I was a young child, I knew that I loved the 1980s. At the time, I was convinced that this affection came from games, since The Eighties gave birth to the gaming culture that drove my…

December 31, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Kim

Few games will likely ever find a better source material to base itself on than with Kim. The game is based on a novel of the same name written by Rudyard Kipling, which is widely considered to be…

December 23, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – That Dam Level

When younger gamers return to the NES games their older siblings or parents grew up with, they undoubtedly feel as if they are out of their element. It was the Wild West in those days, without well…

December 16, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Grimsfield

Grimsfield is animator Adam Wells' first attempt at making a game, and as will be discussed below, it definitely seems to have a good amount of potential attached to it. Many of you will immediately…

December 9, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – Nova Nukers!

Arena shooters have been slowly clawing their way back into the spotlight for most of 2015. Unreal Tournament is slowly but surely developing into a slick modern version of its classic self, and new…

December 3, 2015 | 10:00 EST

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To The Green – Poltergus

A point and click adventure game ... are you excited yet? I can hear the extra exhalation, but Poltergus seems like something that could be really fun due to its interesting premise. Poltergus…

November 25, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – Dirty Rascals

Tower defense may be a crowded genre these days, but there is something immensely satisfying about the unique blend of complex RTS and arcade action that keeps players coming back. In combing this…

November 19, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To the Green – Lobo with Shotguns

Everybody needs some pulpy, grindhouse goodness every now and then, and Lobo with Shotguns seems to be providing just that. A classic arcadey side scrolling beat 'em up, Lobo with Shotguns is aiming…

November 11, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green - Blockpocalypse

Local multiplayer games are a dime a dozen these days, so much so that they've started to form their own sub genres. You have the head to head competitive games such as Nidhogg and Lethal League. You…

November 4, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green – SHIO

Looking for a game this week was actually quite difficult, particularly since I came to the realization that we're now experiencing somewhat of a golden age of art design in games. Finding something…

October 28, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green: Mad Snowboarding

I am a man of simple tastes. Give me something intriguing with arcade gameplay and I won't be bored. The creators of Mad Snowboarding have gone above and beyond this call. I'd be happy with just a…

August 12, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green – Super Man Or Monster

Rampage is one of those classic games that was killed off due to the end of arcade, although not for lack of trying. It suffered through numerous attempts to recapture that classic gameplay and make…

July 31, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green – MacGuffin

In the few short years since games such as Gone Home and Dear Esther have come into vogue, we have learned a lot about the limits of an interactive experience. There are quite a few people out there…

July 22, 2015 | 11:30 EDT

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To The Green: Dark Flame

Greenlight mockery has become a bit of its own field on some places lately—the low barrier for entry does definitely invite some of that by allowing anyone to submit a game to it with a $100 donation…

July 15, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green – Rogue Invader

It has come to this at the end of the great war. Humanity can only send down one ship, with one man and that is you. Prepare to face a horde of aliens in this rogue-like monochrome sidescrolling…

July 1, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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To The Green – Walkerman

As E3 coverage is all winding down, it’s a chance to get back to the schedule of normality, and I’ve now been able to get the chance to return to To The Green  by cowriting it with Alex Santa Maria.…

June 24, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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To the Green: Tiny Robot Justice Squad

To The Green is our weekly look at one game on Steam Greenlight trying to get onto Steam. With To The Green, we hope to highlight one worthy game each week that is attempting to get greenlit and let…

February 20, 2015 | 11:00 EST

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To The Green: Human Extinction Simulator

To The Green is our weekly look at one game current in Steam’s Greenlight process. There are many games mired here, and some of them have good ideas stuck in the gears that Valve has in place. Here…

December 1, 2014 | 11:00 EST