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Every month, plenty of unique games are put on display over at Steam Greenlight.  Unfortunately, some of them don’t get nearly enough attention that they deserve.  We would like to show you seven Steam Greenlight games that caught our eye and deserve your vote.  We feel that the seven games below are interesting enough to stand out from everything else on Steam Greenlight.  We hope to turn this into an ongoing series to highlight more promising Steam Greenlight games in the future.
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Full Bore

Full Bore has you playing as Frederick, a young boar who is thrown into an open world of crumbling mines. Dig through the mines, temples, and scrapyards to find secrets and uncover the mysteries of your world. There is a large focus on exploration and puzzle-solving with over 100 areas to explore (and a third of these areas being hidden). Full Boar seems to take a lot of inspiration from Super Metroid (which is never a bad thing). The art direction looks great, the soundtrack sounds great, and the game seems well designed.

Make sure to visit Full Bore’s Steam Greenlight page to give it a vote.

Check out the trailer for Full Bore below:

 

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Claire

Claire, a lost young girl, is terrified as she and her dog find themselves in a nightmarish reflection of their own reality.  An unknown force stalks her from the shadows as she uses a flashlight and flashbangs to fight them off.  Another interesting concept is playing as Claire through multiple ages of her life from childhood to current day. You can work with your pet dog, a German Shepherd, who will alert you of nearby enemies and hidden items.  Just don’t let Claire get too freaked out — the more frightened Claire is, the scarier the game gets.  For a 2D pixelated game, the art style does a great job of creating a convincingly creepy atmosphere

To top it all off, the game also offers level building tools so players can create and share custom levels.

Make sure to visit Claire’s Steam Greenlight page to give it a vote.

Check out the trailer for Claire below:

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Hyper Light Drifter

Created as a modernized tribute to the 8-bit and 16-bit classic games, Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG that takes inspiration from games such as A Link to the Past and Diablo.  You can upgrade weapons as you fight off enemies and journey through a dark interconnected world.  This might honestly be one of the most beautiful indie games I’ve ever seen, but that shouldn’t be a surprise since the developer has publicly stated how much they enjoy Miyazaki’s animated films.  There seems to be a lot of love and effort poured into Hyper Light Drifter, and their Kickstarter campaign completely destroyed their initial $27,000 goal.

Make sure to visit Hyper Light Drifter’s Steam Greenlight  page to give it a vote.

Check out the trailer for Hyper Light Drifter below:

 

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Cube & Star: A Love Story

Cube and Star: A Love Story lets you play as a little cube who mindfully wanders through a living breath world where day changes to night, and stars fall from the sky.  You will also come across other cubes in your world who are willing to share information with you.  You can discover secrets such as ancient relics and monetary tokens throughout your journey.  Another reason to give this game a chance?  “Cube and Star: A Love Story” was also an Indiecade finalist.

Make sure to visit Cube & Star: A Love Story’s Steam Greenight  page to give it a vote.

Check out the trailer for Cube & Star below:

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Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel

“Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel” feels like a game taken straight out of a black & white Betty Boop cartoon (and that’s pretty darn cool if you ask me).

The game takes place in Toonville where Fleish the Fox, a star in vogue, is kidnapped by his enemy, Mr. Mintz who is jealous of his success.  He takes Fleish at the very top of a hotel, and it’s up to Charming Cherry, Fleish’s girlfriend, to rescue him.  That’s quite a twist on the typical damsel in distress trope, eh?  She must overcomes obstacles and absolute craziness through multiple floors of the building to rescue her loved one.

The game has funny dialogue, multiple characters, and tons of nostalgia for fans of black & white animation.  What’s there not to love?

Make sure to visit Fleish & Cherry’s Steam Greenlight page to give it a vote.

Check out the trailer for Cube & Star below:

 

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Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

There’s been a strange murder reported at the Hotel Lisbon involving a man who committed suicide while being stabbed 14 times in the back as he drank a cup of coffee.  Because the case is full of contradictory facts, Detective Case and his assistant Clown Bot must weed through an intricate network of love relations to solve the crime.  Graphically, the game looks absolutely charming and the characters seem very likable. This is one game that I would definitely keep an eye.

Make sure to visit Detective Case’s Steam Greenlight page to give it a vote.

Check out the trailer for “Detective Case” below:

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WRACK

Wrack brings back arcade-style first-person shooter action with stylized cel shaded graphics and large environments. Heck, the developer got Bobby Prince, the audio designer for Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, to contribute his talents to the game. You will also find some decent first person platforming as you maneuver through obstacles and hazards in your way. You’ll be able to build your own maps, created full-scale mods, and play community maps from other players. If you’re looking for an arcade shooter like Doom, Duke Nukem, or Castle Wolfenstein, then you should definitely give this game a vote on Steam Greenlight. The game is currently available for purchase through Desura.

Make sure to visit Wrack’s Steam Greenlight page to give it a vote.

Check out the trailer for “Wrack” below:

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