An F-Zero-style combat, arcade-racing game called Quantum Rush: Champions – a spin-off of the online game Quantum Rush: Online – has been greenlit to appear on Steam. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the game didn’t successfully finish its Kickstarter campaign (cue some sad crowd noises). But there’s more good news – because we can’t start and end on a sour note – and it’s that the recently announced horror game Quadrant has also been successfully greenlit… along with 48 other independently made games.
So first up, GameArt Studios’ Quantum Rush: Champions was supposed to be the single-player, offline portion of their online game, Quantum Rush: Online. It was supposed to offer (and it possibly still can) a challenging series of career campaigns, as well as skill-based A.I., opponents for players to face down against. The game reminded me of a cross between the OG Xbox’s Quantum Redshift, F-Zero from the GameCube and the mobile racer Riptide GP2.
But what am I doing all this typing for? You probably want to see the game in action, so… see the game in action with the trailer below.
Man that looks awesome. I can’t believe that I’ve never heard of this game before. It’s so sad to see that their Kickstarter really didn’t take off in the way that it could have.
On the up and up, at least the game is approved to appear on Steam’s store when it’s ready. So they’ll likely just need to get their financial act together, reignite their media efforts and try it again like M.C. Hammer trying to make a desperate comeback from out of has-beendom.
As mentioned at the top of the article, Quadrant – a game I recently wrote about right here – has also graduated from Steam’s Greenlight phase. And as spotted by Blues News, the game joins other notable entries from Greenlight such as the arcade-action MOBA Redemption, the rather sleek looking endless runner called Run or Die, a really awesome, gritty noir-tale called The Detail (and this is the first time I’ve heard of this game so I’ll need to do some more research on it later, it looks badass), the Payday 2-style cops and robbers heist game called Vice and Virtue: Bank Heist, as well as the really cool looking Norse adventure title, Jotun.
Not every game on that list of 50 is something I would say is buy-worthy (or even play-worthy… or even, to the fewest extent, click-worthy) but I do believe that there are some absolute gems on that list that I wouldn’t hesitate to buy in a micro-second. I just wish I had the actual time to invest into them as much as I have a desire to play them.
Anyway, you can check out the full list of the games that have been given the green light to appear on Steam’s store by clicking on the official Steam community page for approved. Greenlight titles.