Valve would like to congratulate all 28 Main Competition finalists announced this week by the Independent Games Festival (IGF). As part of this year's event, Valve is offering all IGF Main Competition finalists a Steam distribution agreement for games available on PC, Mac and Linux. Two of the finalists, Kentucky Route Zero and Incredipede are already on Steam Greenlight and their nominations means they go straight to the Greenlit category and into talks of distribution!
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King's Quest series, or more recently Telltale's Walking Dead series), but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill. The game is developed by Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy).
Incredipede is a puzzle game that celebrates the vast diversity of life in the world. The game follows Quozzle, a lone Incredipede on a quest to rescue her sisters. She has a unique ability to grow new arms and legs wherever she needs them, transforming into a snake, a spider, a horse, a monkey - anything you can imagine. You can give her antlers or a tail, use nature as a blueprint or strike out in weird new directions. Control Quozzle as she learns to swing through the trees, climb sheer cliffs, dance over rivers of lava, and even soar through the air on thermal winds. Incredipede features 60 levels in three beautifully crafted worlds.
And don’t forget to keep voting for your favorite games and software! The next batch of Greenlit games will be announced January 15.